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Dec 21, 2014

Question Answers Of King Bruce and The Spider | English Literature | Class 4

Question 1 :

What does king Bruce learn from the spider ?

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Question 2 :

What is the tale that "gossips" tell about King Bruce ?

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Question 3 :

What lesson does the poem teach you ?

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Answer 1: King Bruce had learnt most important lesson of life from the spider. Being disappointed with himself, he hid in a cave as he could not succeed in driving away the English from Scotland after fighting battle. He was lying in a state of despair and almost decided that he would not be fighting any more battle against the English just then his eyes fell on a spider; which was hanging by its silken thread and was trying to climb up to reach its cobweb. It failed several times.The King felt that spider would not make any more attempt as it had failed 9 times . But to the King's surprise once again spider climbed up its silken thread and slowly and steadly it was able to reach its destination. Thus the little spider taught him that failure is a stepping stone to success if one doesn't stop trying.

or---Short Answer

King Bruce learnt very important lesson of his life from the spider. The spider fell down and was hanging with its silken thread. After that the spider kept trying continuously. Ultimately the spider reached its destination after 9 attempts. Thus the little spider taught him that failure is a stepping stone to success if one doesn't stop trying.


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Answer 2: The success of the spider arouse a ray of hope in the heart of King Bruce. He shook off his despair, Thus began to organise his men once again. And this time the "gossip" tell the King Bruce had not only won the battle but also was successful in driving away the English from his Kingdom, Scotland.

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Answer 3: We know that no man is perfect. Even then we always hope of achieving success only. This is not always possible. Sometimes, we also meet with failure. Instead of being disappointed with ourselves, We must recognise our drawbacks and try to rectify our errors; which are the causes of our failures. We must never give up hope and keep on trying until we succeed.

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Dec 11, 2014

Question Answer of The Hot Air Balloon | English Literature

Question 1 :

What gave the Montgolfier brothers the idea of flying ?

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Question 2 :

The brothers did not know an important fact about the flying. What was the fact ?

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Question 3 :

How was the balloon launched in Annonay different from the one launched in Paris   ?

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Question 4 :

why did the villagers of Gonesse attack the balloon when it descended?

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Question 5 :

which animals went up in hot air balloon ? Did they land safely?

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Question 6 :

What do you think the king only wanted the criminals to be sent up on a hot air balloon?

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Answer 1:  Montgolfier brothers were sitting in front of the fire . they noticed some small pieces of scorched paper floating up the chimneys. this game them the idea of flying . 


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Answer 2: The important fact that the Montgolfier brothers did not know about the flying balloons ; was that the balloon rose up because the hot air inside the balloon was lighter than air outside it . As soon as the gas cooled down, the balloon descended.

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Answer 3:  The balloon that was launched in Amonay by Montgolfier brothers used the method of burning papers ;which hot air helped the balloon to rise up in the air . However the balloon launched in Paris by professor Jackques Charles, used the hydrogen gas ;which was lighter than air. 

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Answer 4: The villagers of Gonesse became terrified and scared of descended huge balloon, because of its unpleasant smell . they thought it an unknown monster. Therefore they attacked it with knives and forks.

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Answer 5: the animals that went up in hot-air balloon were a rooster, a duck and a sheep.   Yes they landed safely and were found to be safe and sound.

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Answer 6: the king of France , Louis wanted only criminal to be sent in the hot-air balloon because he thought that going up in the air for a person could be dangerous to tryout as the life ofthe people could be at risk. As the life of the criminals were of no use to the society . Sa the king wanted the experiment to be carried out with the criminals only.

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