It All Began With Drip Drip Story Activity 1
Tick[✓] the correct alternative:
(a) The tiger took shelter near the house of (i) an old woman (ii) an old man (iii) a neighbour.
Answer – (i) an old woman
(b) The old woman was (I) soft-spoken (II) Ill-tempered (III) shy.
Anwer – (II) Ill-tempered
(c) The tiger thought drip-drip was (i) the constant falling of rain (ii) the name of a man (iii) a creature.
Answer – (iii) a creature
(d) Bholenath was a (i) farmer (II) weaver (III) potter.
Answer – (III) potter
It All Began With Drip Drip Story Activity 2
Rearrange the following sentences In the correct order and put the numbers in the given boxes. One is done for you:
(1) She pushed her bed around the room to keep it dry. 
(2) The tiger took shelter outside an old woman’s hut. 
(3) Bholenath was looking for his donkey. 
(4) A tiger was caught in a storm. 
(5) Bholenath saw an animal huddled against the wall of the woman’s hut. 
(6) The old woman was III-tempered that night. 
It All Began With Drip Drip Story Activity 3
Answer the following question
What do you think would Bholenath’s reaction if he knew that the animal ‘huddled in the dark’ was actually a tiger?
Answer – I think if Bholenath knew that animal ‘huddled in the dark’ was actually a tiger he would screamed in fear and ran away.
It All Began With Drip Drip Story Activity 4
Complete the following sentences with information from the text:
(a) The tiger was frightened because _____________________.
Answer – Bholenath shouted and running to the tiger, grabbed it. He pulled the tiger’s ears also.
(b) Bholenath’s wifescreamed in fear when ____________________.
Answer – when he discovered the tiger tied to the tree in the morning.
(c) Disturbed and confused by the people, the tiger _________________.
Answer – had chewed through the rope and ran away to the jungle.
(d) Bholenath announced proudly that _________________.
Answer – he captured the tiger last night and pulled its ears also.
It All Began With Drip Drip Story Activity 5
Answer the following questions:
(a) Why did Bholenath bring the tiger home?
Answer: In the dark night Bholenath the tiger was his donkey. So he brought the tiger at home.
(b) What made the neighbours come running out of their huts?
Answer: In the morning, Bholenath’s wife discovered the tiger tied to the tree and screamed in fear. Hearing her, the neighbours came running out of their huts.
(c) Why were the villagers relieved?
Answer: The villagers were relieved because the tiger had chewed through the rope and ran away to the jungle.
(d) How did the king reward Bholenath for his bravery?
Answer: The king was highly impressed. He made Bholenath the commander-in-chief of the king’s army. And also given a huge house to live in.
It All Began With Drip Drip Story Activity 6
Write ‘T. for true and T. for false statements in the given boxes. Give supporting statements for each of your answers:
(a) Bholenath did not know how to ride a horse. [T]
Supporting Statement: I don’t even know how to ride a horse.
(b) The king sent Bholenath a magnificent elephant. [F]
Supporting Statement: In the morning, the king sent Bholanath a magnificent stallion.
(c) The enemy soldiers were happy to see Bholenath. [F]
Supporting Statement: The enemy soldiers were astonished to see a wild-looking man tied to a fierce stallion.
(d) Bholenath defeated the enemy soldiers single-handedly. [T]
Supporting Statement: Everyone was amazed that he had defended his state all by himself against eight thousand enemy soldiers.
It All Began With Drip Drip Story Activity 7
Answer the following questions in complete sentences:
(a) Why was Bholenath full of despair?
Answer: The king told Bholenath to protect his state from enemy soldiers but he even did not know how to ride a horse.
(b) How did his wife help him to overcome his trouble?
Answer: To overcome his trouble his wife securely tied him to horse with a rope.
(c) What made the enemy soldiers greatly scared?
Answer: The enemy soldiers were greatly scared to see a wild-looking man tied to a firece stallion, waving branches excitedly.
(d) Do you think Bholenath could truly be called a legendary character? Give reasons for your answer.
Answer: I think Bholanath could not truly be called a legendary character because he was not actual great warrior and what happened were all by virtue of his luck.