Find below answers of class 6 English book chapter 9 Desert Animals. The answers provided will help students in scoring good marks during their examination.
Ch 9 Desert Animals
A. 1. Talk to your partner and say whether the following
statements are true or false.
(i) No animal can survive without water.
(ii) Deserts are endless sand dunes.
(iii) Most snakes are harmless.
(iv) Snakes cannot hear, but they can feel vibrations through the
(v) Camels store water in their humps.
Answer the following questions.
(i) How do desert animals survive without water?
Desert animals cannot survive without water. They find different ways of coping with the harsh desert conditions. For example, gerbils spend the hottest part of the day in cool underground burrows. And darkling beetles catch moisture on their legs and then lift them into the air till the drops trickle down into their mouths.
(ii) How do mongooses kill snakes?
Mongooses kill snakes without getting hurt themselves. Their reactions are so fast that they dodge each time the snake strikes. They continually make a nuisance of themselves, and after a while, when the snake gets tired, they quickly dive in for the kill.
(iii) How does the hump of the camels help them to survive when there is no water?
The humps of the camels help the animal to survive in the desert, by acting as storage containers. The hump is full of fat that nourishes the camel when food is scarce. If they have nothing to eat for several days, their humps shrink as the fat is used up.
B. Read the words/phrases in the box. With your partner find their meaning in the dictionary.
conditions harmless survive intruder threatened predators prey continually
Fill in the blanks in the following passage with the above words/phrases.
All animals in forests and deserts struggle to _ in . Though most of the animals are , some are dangerous when . If an is noticed, they attack or bite to save themselves. They struggle for food and water. Some animals are called because they _ on other animals.
All animals in forests and deserts struggle to survive in harsh conditions. Though most of the animals are harmless, some are dangerous when threatened. If an intruder is noticed, they attack or bite to save themselves. They struggle continually for food and water. Some animals are called predators because they prey on other animals.