NCERT Solutions for Chapter 6 The Monkey and the Crocodile Class 6 English A Pact with the Sun

A monkey lived in a fruit tree on the bank of a river.  He made friends with a crocodile, gave him delicious fruits to eat and sent some for his wife.  They met regularly and talked — the monkey in the tree and the crocodile on the ground. The crocodile’s wife was annoyed because her husband came home late.  She didn’t like his friendship with the monkey.  The crocodile couldn’t altogether ignore his wife’s wishes The monkey was thunderstruck. He knew his life was in danger.  He kept his cool and persuaded the crocodile on a pretext to swim back to the tree. He decided then to discontinue his friendship with the crocodile.

NCERT Solutions for Class 6th English Chapter 6 The Monkey and the Crocodile

The Monkey and the Crocodile Questions and Answers

Chapter Name

The Monkey and the Crocodile NCERT Solutions


CBSE Class 6

Textbook Name

A Pact with the Sun

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Question 1: The monkey was happy living in the fruit tree, but his happiness was not complete. What did he miss?


The monkey was happy living in the fruit tree. He ate the fruit of his choice to his fill. However, his happiness was incomplete as he did not have anyone to interact with. He felt lonely and missed a companion.

Question 2: What did the two friends generally talk about?


The monkey and the crocodile became very good friends. They generally talked about birds, animals and villagers nearby. They also talked about the difficulties faced by the villagers in raising crops when rain failed.

Question 3: Why was the crocodile's wife annoyed with her husband one day?        


One day, the crocodile came back late after meeting the monkey. This annoyed his wife as she was troubled by taking care of the young crocodiles alone.

Question 4: Why was the crocodile unwilling to invite his friend home?


The crocodile's wife expressed her desire of eating the monkey's heart. The crocodile considered the monkey to be a very nice friend and did not wanted to harm him at first. This made him reluctant in inviting the monkey home.

Question 5: What did the crocodile tell the monkey midstream?


The crocodile carried the monkey on his back and reached the midstream but after that he could not hold back the secret and told the monkey that he was invited as the crocodile's wife wanted to feast on the monkey's heart.

Question 6: How did the monkey save himself?


The monkey was scared but still kept his calm and told the crocodile that he did not mind if the crocodile's wife ate his heart. He further lied that he forgot to bring his heart and will need to go back to the tree to bring it. The crocodile innocently accepted this lie and took the monkey back to the tree. The monkey on reaching the tree eloped and thus saved his life. The monkey jumped on the tree and saved himself.

Question 7: What does the last sentence of the story suggest? What would the crocodile tell his wife?


The last sentence of the story suggests that the crocodile had learnt a lesson and realized that he has lost a good friend because of his wife's greed. It is very likely that he'll rebuke the wife after returning to their home.

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