NCERT Solutions for Class 4 English Poem Why


WHY?
1. Name a few things that sink.

Ans. Some things that are sink are lead, marble and stone.

2. List the questions that the little boy asks.

Ans. (a) Why do lead and marble sink?

(b) Why does sun shine?

(c) Why does wind blow?

3. What sort of a boy is described in the poem?

Ans. Curious.

4. Ram is curious little boy. He is always asking questions. One day he came home and asked his grandfather questions like:

(a) Why can’t we look at the sun during solar eclipse?

Ans. We can’t look at the sun during solar eclipse because it hides itself behind the moon.

(b) Why can’t we touch the sun?

Ans. Sun is far away from us. Therefore, we can’t touch the sun.

(c) Why can’t we go out to play in the dark?

Ans. Our eyes can’t see anything in the dark. Hence, you can’t play in the dark.

5. Fill in the blanks with words from the poem which rhyme with the underlined words in the sentences.

Ans. Why is the sky so high?

Do you know the colour of snow?

Have you found who made the sound?

Put the glass in the sink after you finish your milk?

6. The spellings of these words are jumbled. Put them right and make sentences of your own:

Ans.

WoknKnowI know the way to my house.
WismSwimI can swim.
DaelLeadLead is a heavy substance.
BlarmeMarbleOur house has marble flooring.
llihshillsSun sets behind the hills.
7. Discuss and write:

(a) Why do cats and dogs fight?

Ans. Both cats and dogs love milk. They usually fight over milk. Also, they are fearful of each other and hence fight.

(b) Why do we walk across the road, not run?

Ans. While crossing the road, we do not run because running because running may lead to accidents. Instead, we walk while judging the vehicles on the road and and thus saves ourselves as well as others.

(c) Why do people like ice-cream?

Ans. Ice-cream is a cool desert. It has a good taste. Hence, people like ice-cream.

8. Write down at least two questions using ‘why’

Ans. (a) Why is the sky blue?

(b) Why do flowers have fragrance?


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