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The Rainbow | Class 6 | English | Lesson 1 | Questions Answers | SCERT Solutions | Assam

The Rainbow By Christina Georgina Rossetti Questions Answers


The Rainbow | Class 6 | English | Lesson 1 | Questions Answers | SCERT Solutions | Assam
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Boats sail on the rivers,
And ships sail on the seas;
But clouds that sail across the sky 
Are prettier far than these.
Theree are bridges on the rivers,
As pretty as you please,
But the bow that bridges heaven,
And overtops the trees,
And builds a road from earth to sky,
Is prettier far than these.

                          -Christina Georgina Rossetti
Work in pairs and make a list of three gifts of nature that you know about:
(i) Trees     (ii) Hills      (iii) Rivers

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 The poem 'The Rainbow' is about nature. Here the poet compares the beauty of nature and man-made beauty. She finds that beauty created by nature is prettier than man-made beauty. The clouds that sail across the sky Are prettier than boats sailing on rivers and ships sailing on the seas. But the rainbow is prettier than all the pretty things that sail on the rivers.

1. Questions
(a) Boats sail on the rivers.
(b) And ships sail on the seas.
(c) But clouds that sail across the sky.
(d) Boats and ships are pretty, but clouds are prettier.
(e) The 'bow' in the poem is the rainbow.

2. Match the following:
Boats         Prettier
Ships         Pretty
Clouds       Prettier
Rainbow    Pretty
Boats      -    Pretty
Ships      -    Pretty
Clouds    -    Prettier
Rainbow   -  Prettier

3. Questions
                           ------- bridges heaven
The rainbow ------- overtops the trees
                           -------builds a road from earth to sky



(b)Check this summary in your textbook

Answer: I liked the first summary the most. Because it is a wider explanation of the meaning of the poem. The second summary is just the prosaic version of the poem without assigning any additional meaning to the poem. The first summary conveys the inherent meaning of the poem "The Rainbow". The poet in this poem tries to explain that nature can create more beautiful objects than human beings.


boat: coat, goat
sea: see, bee
river: fever, never
cloud: loud, proud
ship: hip, flip
sky: fly, apply

6. (a) make a list of things that:

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(b) Now make three sentences with any of the words from the list above.

boat: I had a boat ride yesterday.
car: We have a car.
aeroplane: My uncle came to Delhi by aeroplane.

7. Question No.7 of your textbook

Answer: The poet narrates that the boats that sail on the rivers and the ships that sail on the seas are doubtlessly pretty. But above them all, the clouds that sail across the sky are the prettiest.

8. Let's learn some grammar:

Read the poem 'The Rainbow' once again. Find words belonging to the following word classes and write them in the spaces below. One is done for you. You may fill the spaces with other words if you do not find an appropriate word in the poem.

(a) Noun (naming words, for example, 'boat'): river, ship
(b) Pronoun (a word used instead of a noun: for example, 'it'): you, these
(c) Adjective ( a word that describes a person or a thing:; for example, 'pretty'): big, beautiful
(d) Verb (a word or a group of words that expresses an action; for example, 'eat', 'run'): sail, build

9. Questions

Comparison of Adjectives

Positive Degree - Pretty
Comparative Degree - Prettier
Superlative Degree - Prettiest 

Now think of two other adjectives that can be compared in the same way, and write them in their degree (positive, comparative and superlative) in the space below:

Positive          Comparative           Superlative
Tall                     Taller                     Tallest
High                    Higher                   Highest  
Now complete the table below by filling in the columns as shown in the examples. Two have been done for you.

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10. Questions
bridge (noun): There is a bridge on the river.
bridge (verb): The rainbow bridges the earth and the sky.

Now make sentences using the following words first as a noun, and then as a verb:

book, hand, back, sail, bow, water

book (noun): I read books.
book (verb): I booked a taxi to go to my home.

hand (noun): Human beings have two hands
hand (verb): The grandfather handed over his property to his grandchild.

back (noun): The worker has a heavy load on his back.
back (verb): Nobody backed me in my bad days.

sail (noun): The boat is sailing because the wind is pushing its sails.
sail (verb): Boats sail on the river.

bow (noun): He can shoot with a bow.
bow (verb): Lachit Borphukan never bowed to the enemy.

water (noun): Water is life for animals.
water (verb): I water my flowers regularly.

11. Read out the question from your textbook. We have provided the answers below:

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12. Ask the following questions to your partner and write his/her answer in the given space:

(i) Have you ever seen a rainbow?
Yes, I have seen a rainbow.

(ii) What does the rainbow look like?
The rainbow is semi-circular and has seven different colors.

(iii) When do you see a rainbow?
We see a rainbow during the rainy season.

(iv) What colors do you see on a rainbow?
The colors that we see on a rainbow are violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange, and red.

(b) Check Textbook

happy excited full of joy

I always stand excited to see a rainbow in the sky. We see it rarely.
The appearance of a rainbow makes my mind happy.
The moment I see a rainbow is full of joy.

13. Look at the picture and read the poem about a bird that lived on the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. 

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The bird which lives on the island of Mauritius

The Dodo

"The Dodo" Check out this poem in your textbook 

Dodos were large birds that could not fly. They are no longer on the earth now. They have become extinct.
In small groups, discuss why we should take care of nature's gifts such as plants and animals.

Answer: Mother nature has created the human species not as the kings of nature but only as a part of it. But mankind has left no stone unturned to destroy nature. They never keep in mind that nature is not only for men but for every other species living in this world.
We should, however, preserve nature because nature's gifts are there for helping mankind.

14. look at the picture and read the following sentences:

the rainbow by christina georgina rossetti questions and answers class 6

It is of the white-winged wood duck. The white-winged wood duck lives in tropical forests and the wetlands of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, and parts of southeast Asia. The number of white-winged wood duck is decreasing. Let's not allow this duck to become extinct.
Discuss in groups what you would do to stop it from becoming extinct. Write down a few steps that you would like to take to conserve it.
You may take the help of the following words and phrases for your discussion:

Answer: The white-winged wood duck is going to be extinct soon. So, we must take some steps to protect them. This species of ducks need our love and care. The government should make laws to stop the killing of this duck. If we do not preserve nature, the earth will lose its core balance

15. Say these words aloud after your teacher for pronunciation practice:

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Now think of two other words like those in Box A and Box B and say them aloud.

Answer: Words like Box A: coat, sparrow
Words like Box B: ocean, environment


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