Extra Questions Answers Desert Animals Class 6 English

Extra Questions with Answers Class 6 English Honeysuckle Chapter 9 Desert Animals

Here we, Textual Solution are providing Extra Questions and Answers of chapter Desert Animals

Very Short Answer Questions (a word/phrase or a sentence)

Q.1. What turns a land into a desert ?


No rains or scanty rains turn a land into a dry desert.

Q.2. All deserts are nothing but sand dunes. Say whether it is true or false.


False or wrong

Q.3. How do certain insects fight the scorching heat of the day ?


By spending the day in cool underground holes.

Q.4. How many kinds of snakes exist in the world ?


More than 2300 different kinds.

Q.5. How do you broadly categorise the snakes ?


Harmless snakes and poisonous snakes.

Those that lay eggs and others that give birth to their young.

Q.6. Which most evil-looking snake is found in deserts of America ?


The rattle snake or rattler.

Q.7. What do you know about the eating habits of snakes ?


Snakes normally eat rats and squirrels and frogs. They eat just once a week. A large python can do without eating for a year.

Q.8. Which are the commonly found animals in the desert ?


Insects, snakes, camels and mongooses.

Q.9. How and where do the mongooses search out their prey ?


The mongooses look for their food under the rocks, into the holes and in the earth.

Q.10. Who are the mongooses most afraid of ?


The mongooses are afraid of hawks, eagles and large snakes.

Q.11. What trick do the mongooses employ to kill a snake ?


They trouble the snake until it gets tired. Then, it becomes easy for the mongoose to kill the snake.

Q.12. Where do the mother mongoose raise its kitten ?


In a den inside the white ant house or in a hollow tree trunk.

Q.13. Where from does a camel meet its need of water ?


A camel gets all the moisture it needs from desert plants.

Q.14. How long can a camel survive without drinking water at all ?


Upto ten months.

Q.15. What purpose does the hump on a camel’s back serve ?


A camel’s hump stores not water but fat which provides food and energy.

Q.16. How is a camel able to eat thorny desert plants ?


A camel’s mouth is so tough that no thorn can pierce through it.

Short Answer Questions (Answer in about 30-35 words)

Q.1. What useful information do you get from this lesson about deserts ?


Deserts are the driest places on earth. They are dry because they don’t get rains for months or even years. It is very hot. The desert animals find different ways to fight the heat and the shortage of water. Not all deserts are just sand dunes. Some have bushes and even flowers in spring. The animals found there are insects, snakes, mongooses and camels.

Q.2. What do you learn about snakes in the desert ?


There are nearly 2300 kinds of snakes in the world. Some are very short, others are upto 15 metres long. Some are harmless, others are poisonous. Some lay eggs, others give birth to their young. The rattler snake found in America deserts in very dangerous and noise making. It cannot hear, it can only feel the vibrations in the ground.

Q.3. What does the lesson tell you about the mongooses ?


The mongooses live and hunt in groups. They live on beetles and other small creatures. They look for their prey under the rocks and into holes. They are expert in killing snakes. The female mongoose raises its kitten inside dark white ant mounts or in hollow logs.

Q.4. Camels are most adapted to desert conditions. How ?


Camels can do without water for upto 10 months. They meet their needs for moisture from desert plants. Their long or short hair keep them warm in winter and cool in summer. A camel can drink upto 500 gallons of water in just ten minutes.

Q.5. How do humps help the camels survive in deserts ?


One kind of camels have only one hump, the other kind has two humps. People wrongly believe that humps are water containers. The fact is the humps store fat which meets the animals food need in times of food shortage.The camel gets its much needed water from the desert plants it eats. It eats thorny plants without hunting its mouth. Its mouth is so tough that no thorn can penetrate it.

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