JKBOSE Class 6 English Tulip Short Stories Chapter 1 A Tale of Two Birds Solution

JKBOSE Class 6 English Tulip Short Stories Chapter 1 A Tale of Two Birds Solution

JKBOSE (Jammu Kashmir State Board Of School Education) Class 6 English Solution Chapter 1 A Tale of Two Birds all Exercise Question Answers. Students of JK Board Grade 6 Standard can download all Answer.


1.) How did the two baby birds get separated?

Answer: The two baby birds got separated by the big storm. A big, heavy branch hit the nest and killed the mother bird. Fortunately for the baby birds, the strong wind blew them away to the other side of the forest.

2.) Where did each of them find a home?

Answer: One of them came down near a cave where a gang of robbers lived. The other landed outside a rishi’s ashram.

3.) What did the first bird say to the stranger?

Answer:  The first bird didn’t say anything to the stranger, but he informed the gang of robbers to take away the stranger’s jewels and his horse.

4.) What did the second bird say to him?

Answer: The second bird welcomed the stranger with sweet voice and offered him some cold water.

5.) How did the rishi explain the different ways in which the birds behaved?

Answer: The rishi explained the difference between the two birds by saying that one is known by the company one keeps. The first bird lived with a gang of robbers so he learnt only to rob. On the other hand, the second bird lived in asharm area so he learnt the polite ways to talk.

6.) Which one of the following statements sums up the story best?

(i) A bird in hand is worth two in the bush.

(ii) One is known by the company one keeps.

(iii) A friend in need is a friend indeed.


Fill in the blanks with appropriate words:

1.) The strong wind hit the birds away deep into the forest.

2.) One of the birds landed outside a rishi’s ashram.

3.) The king seemed amazed to hear a similar voice again.

4.) The heavy branch flew the nest and killed the bird.

5.) Life is full of surprises.

Write down the meaning of the following phrases:

1.) Blew away –           To surprise or please someone very much


2.) Rode after  –           To sit on, manage, and be carried on a horse or other animal in motion


3.) Rode away –           To depart, riding a bike or a horse or similar animal


4.) Got off                   –           To leave a place, usually in order to start a journey


5.) Look up                 –           Visit someone when visiting their area


6.) Make friends          –           To start a friendly relationship



1.) Sum up the moral of the story in your own words.

Answer: ‘A tale of two birds’ is a story of two different perspectives life. In the story, the little birds get separated by a big storm. One lands in a gang of robbers whereas the other one lands outside a rishi’s asharam. The bird that lives in the gang of robbers learns all the ill ways. He learns how to rob. On the other hand, the bird that in the asharm area learns all the polite ways to talk to the people. Both the birds, though from the same mother, are quite different in approach of their lives. This proves that a man is known by the company his keeps.

2.) Write 100 to 200 words on ‘A man is known by the company he keeps’.

Answer: ‘A man is know by the company he keeps’ this proverb is quite applicable in our life. When we are with good people around us, we learn good things in life. We grow in life, we become a better version of ourselves. When we with bad people, we get influenced by bad things in life. We become negative. So it is important to choose people who make us better.

Change the narration of the following:

1.) The teacher says, “Rahul will pass.”

Answer: The teacher says that Rahul will pass.

2.) The servant will say, “Dinner is not ready.”

Answer: The servant will say that dinner is not ready.

3.) Mona says, “Sana will do her work on Tuesday.”

Answer: Mona says that Sana will do her work on Tuesday.

4.) Saba said, “I will join the college.”

Answer: Saba said that she would join the college.

5.) Rama says, “I will study at the University.”

Answer: Rama says that she will study at the university.

6.) Bashir said, “I will take up science subjects.”

Answer: Bashir said that he would take up science subjects.

7.) Kiran says, “I will take up arts subjects.”

Answer: Kiran says that he will take up arts subjects.

8.) Raja will say, “I cannot study mathematics.”

Answer: Raja will say that he cannot study mathematics.

9.) Suhana will say, “My favourite actor is Shahrukh Khan.”

Answer: Suhana will say that her favorite actor is Shahrukh Khan.

10.) Ragini will say, “I want to become a painter.”

Answer: Ragini will say that she wants to become a painter.

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Updated: May 27, 2023 — 12:27 pm

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