Andhra Pradesh AP Board 4th Class English Solutions 6th Lesson The Seed of Truth Textbook Exercise Questions and Answers.
AP State Syllabus 4th Class English Solutions Chapter 6 The Seed of Truth
Textbook Page No. 75
Read the conversation given below.
Ravi: Hey Madhu, how are you?
Madhu : I am not comfortable with the people around us.
Ravi: What happened?
Madhu : People are most of the times not honest which is so uncomfortable us.
Ravi: Yes, Madhu! You are right, some people are always lying. I faced many situations.
Madhu : Honesty means to be truthful for a person in all the aspects of life. It involves not to tell lies to anybody, never hurt anyone through bad habits, activities or behaviour. An honest person never gets involved in the activities that are morally wrong.
Ravi: Yes Madhu, you are right, but people do not understand it.
Read the following statements and say whether they are true or false. Put a tick mark.
1. Honesty means to be truthful in all aspects _____ true/ false
2. An honest man tells lies _____ true / false
3. An honest man never hurts anyone with his behaviour _____ true / false
4. An honest man gets involved in morally wrong activities_____true / false
Textbook Page No. 78
I. Answer the following questions.
Who was the king of Gandhara ?
Vidhyadhara was the king of Gandhara.
What was he fond of?
The king was fond of gardening.
what did the king distribute to the children in his kingdom?
The king distribute the seeds to the children.
Did Pingala’s seed sprout ?
No. the seed didn’t sprout.
Why did the seed not sprout?
Because the seed is roasted.
How did the other children make their seed sprout?
They replace the given seed with another one.
II) Complete the following sentences by choosing correct options.
7. Vidhyadhara was a _____ king.
a) just and wise
b) cruel and foolish
c) sharp and short
a) just and wise
8. The king had ____ children.
9. Pingala’s father was
a) police man
b) a rich business man
c) a poor farmer
c) a poor farmer
Read the following sentences :
The king said, “This boy is honest. I am sure, he will rule this kingdom.”
The opposite words for the above underlined words are dishonest and unsure. They are simply formed by prefixing ‘dis’ and ‘un-‘.
Write the opposite words for the underlined words in the following sentences using ‘un-’ or ‘dis-’.
Ramesh is happy now. _____
We like it. _____
Please, lock the door. _______
You obey the order. _____
She is very kind to animals. _____
Learn some more opposite words by prefixing ‘il-‘, ‘im-‘, ‘in-‘
Textbook Page No. 80
Choose the appropriate opposites from the given options.
Textbook Page No. 81
Read the following sentence in the story.
The king said, “I will distribute seeds to all the children”.
The action ‘will distribute’ has not happened yet. That will begin and end in the future. Now let’s see some more examples.
I shall go to Delhi next week.
He will come to school tomorrow.
Pranathi will get the first rank.
In all the above sentences the actions have not yet taken place, they will happen sometime in the future. The verbs shall go, will come, will get are said to be in simple future tense.
Complete the following blanks by changing the given verb into simple future tense.
1) Dinesh _____ (buy) a car next year.
Answer: will buy
2) It ____ (rain) tomorrow.
Answer: will rain
3) She _____ (call) you next week.
Answer: will call
4) Dhoni ______ (make) a century in tomorrow’s cricket match.
Answer: will make
5) We _____ (go) to Chennai next month.
Answer: shall go
Textbook Page No. 82
Activity – 6
Fill in the blanks with the right options given below.
I _____ (pay) the tax tomorrow.
b) shall pay
b) shall pay
Gopi ____ (pass) the examination next year.
a) has passed
b) will pass
b) will pass
3. Ramesh _____ (get) the salary, day after tomorrow.
a) will get
a) will get
Ashok _____ (receive) the parcel tonight.
b) will receive
b) will receive
Read the following sentences and circle the punctuation marks such as full stop (.) and question mark (?) in them.
1. Vidhyadhara was the king of Gandhara.
Vidhyadhara was the king of Gandhara
2. Who would take over the kingdom after him ?
Who would take over the kingdom after him
3. Why did you come with an empty pot, my child?
Why did you come with an empty pot, my child
4. Did your seed not grow into a plant?
Did your seed not grow into a plant
5. He will rule this kingdom justly.
5. He will rule this kingdom justly
What did you observe?
At the end of a statement or a declaration there is a full stop (.)
At the end a question, there is question mark(?)
Generally an assertive sentence ends with a full stop (.)
An interrogative sentence ends with a question mark ( ? )
Red, blue, yellow the courtyard turned into a garden.
As the king grew old, everyone got more and more worried.
To find a successor, the king thought of an idea.
In the above first sentence to separate words like red blue yellow a punctuation mark has been used and in the second and third sentences to separate clauses a punctuation mark has been used.
This is called comma (,)
A comma is thus used to separate words, ideas and items.
Textbook Page No. 83
Place the punctuation mark (,) wherever necessary in the following sentences:
1. Ram Rahim and Robert are friends.
Ram, Rahim and Robert are friends.
2. Vijayawada Vizag Vizianagaram are some familiar cities in A.P.
Vijayawada, Vizag, Vizayanagaram are some Familiar in A.P.
3. Gandhiji Nehru Patel and Tilak were some of our national leaders.
Gandhiji, Nehru, Patel and Tilak were some of our national leaders.
4. Copper iron and bronze are some useful metals.
Copper, iron and bronze are some useful metals.
Textbook Page No. 84
Some punctuation marks are wrongly used in the following sentences, replace them with a comma.
1. John? Sekhar, and Muzeeb are good cricketers.
John, Sekhar and Muzeeb are good cricketers.
2. Ashok. Gopi and Madhu are playing cricket.
Ashok, Gopi and Madhu are playing cricket.
3. Cricket! Hockey and Foot ball are outdoor games.
Cricket, Hockey and Football are outdoor games.
4. Chess? Caroms and Table tennis are indoor games.
Chess, Caroms and Table tennis are indoor games.
Observe the following Poster carefully.
Textbook Page No. 85
Now describe the above poster by filling the following blanks.
This poster is about _____
Answer: Gemini Circus
It is ______ show for entire family.
Answer: An astonishing
We can see magic show, _____ in it
Answer: An astonishing gorgeous exotic animals, funny clowns
The circus will be here from _____ to _____
Answer: 20 to 30 september
The circus is running at _______ is ₹50 ______
Government Arts college ground Srikakulam, entry ticket is ₹50 for elders
And ₹30 for _______
Listening and Responding
Role play the following conversation.
Dad : It’s so cloudy, it may rain soon. Where is Madhu?
Mom : He went to college to take an examination.
Dad : Okay, how did he prepare?
Mom : Yes, he prepared very well,
He may get a good rank this time.
Fill in the blanks by connecting the given verb in bracket with ‘ may And practise the following dialogues.
1. Krishna: Will Ajay reach school on time?
Sirisha : He woke up early today, he ______ (reach) school on time.
Answer: may reach
2. Madhavi: Will Chandana get the prize in the race?
Ramesh : She is running fast in the race, she _____ (get) the prize.
Answer: may get
3. Sekhar: Will Rahim get good marks?
Pranathi: Yes, he wrote the examinations very well, he _____ (pass) in distinction.
Answer: may pass
4. Krish : Who will present the speech on the stage?
John: Latha practised the speech for many times,
she _____ present (present) it well on the stage.
The rain makes pleasant food
for eaters rise;
As food itself, thirst-quenching
If from the clouds no drops of rain are shed.
‘This rare to see green herb
lift up its’head.
thirst-quenching = serving to relieve thirst; refreshing, దాహం
drought = a prolonged period of abnormal low rain fall, leading to a shortage of water కరువు
its = it is; యొక్క
herb = plant; మొక్క
Textbook Page No. 87
Answer the following questions:
What does rain give us?
It gives us pleasant food.
What happens if the clouds do not rain?
It causes drought.
What does the word ‘thirst’ mean in the expression thirst quenching draught supplies?
Feel a need to drink something.
What makes the green herb lift up its head?
Rain makes the green herb lift up its head.
What is the rhyming word for ‘shed’?
The Seed Of Truth
Vidyadhara was a wise king of Gandhara. He spent alot of time in gardening. As, he didn’t have children, everyone was worried about who will be the king next. For this the king thought of an idea. He distributed seeds to all the children in the country. And, the biggest plant grower will be the successor. Next day. a line of parents and children came there. Pingala, a poor farmer’s son sowed the seed. He took good care of the seed, but the seed didn’t sprout. So, he changed the soil. Even though, there was no change. After months everyone bought their plants to the palace. He felt sad. Pingala’s father also felt bad for his son. So, he told his son to take the empty pot as the king should know his hard-work. But everyone there, laughed at him. The king came and looked at all the colourful plants in his beautiful garden, hut was unhappy. Finally, he came to pingala son, he stood with an empty, pot. He felt sad. Then, the king smiled and said, that pingala will be the prince. And said, that he gave roasted seeds which will not grow. The king felt happy with Pingala’s honesty.
విద్యాధర గాంధార అనే రాజ్యానికి రాజు, ఆ రాజు ఎప్పుడూ తన తోటలో పని చేస్తూ ఉండేవాడు. ఆ రాజుకి పిల్లలు ఎవరూ లేకపోవడంతో అందరూ దిగులు పడ్డారు. దీనికి మార్గంగా విద్యాధర రాజ్యంలో పిల్లలందరికీ కొన్ని విత్తనాలు ఇచ్చి, ఎవరైతే మంచి మొక్కను తెస్తారో వారిని రాజును చేస్తానని ప్రకటిస్తాడు. ఆ మరునాడు అందరూ వచ్చి విత్తనాలను తీసుకు వెళ్ళారు. వారిలో పింగాలా అనే అబ్బాయి ఒక పేద రైతు కొడుకు. తాను కూడా అందరిలాగా విత్తనాన్ని నాటాడు. కానీ అది ఎన్ని రోజులకు మొలకెత్తలేదు. దాంతో మట్టిని మార్చి ఆ విత్తనాన్ని వేరే కుండలో నాటాడు. కొన్ని – నెలలు గడిచాయి. అందరూ పిల్లలు తమ మొక్కలతో రాజు దగ్గరకు వెళ్తున్నారు. పింగాలా ‘వాళ్ళ నాన్న బాధపడి ఆ ఖాళీ కుండతోనే రాజు దగ్గరకు వెళ్ళమంటాడు. రాజు అందరూ తెచ్చిన రంగు రంగు మొక్కలను చూస్తాడు. కానీ సంతోషించడు. పింగాలా దగ్గరకు వస్తాడు. పింగాలా బాధతో రాజును క్షమంచమని వేడుకుంటాడు. అప్పుడు ‘రాజు ఒక చిరునవ్వుతో పింగాలాను రాజుగా ప్రకటిస్తాడు. తాను ఇచ్చిన విత్తనాలు వేయించినవని, మిగతా పిల్లలందరూ వేరే విత్తనాలను నాటారని చెప్తాడు. పింగాలా నిజాయితీని మెచ్చుకుంటాడు.
successor = heir; తరువాత
anxious = anxiety; ఆదుర్దాగా నున్న
Sow = place (in earth or a pot) seeds (s); విత్తనములు చల్లుట
manure = fertilizer; ఎరువు వేయు
sprout = grow from a seed; మొలక
ignore = neglect; పట్టించుకొనకపోవు
just = fair; న్యాయసమ్మతమయిన