NCERT Class 6 English A Pact with the Sun Chapter 3 Notes (Free PDF)

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English Class 6 The shepherd's treasure

NCERT Class 6 English A Pact with the Sun Chapter 3 is an Iranian folktale titled “The Shepherd’s Treasure”. It is a story about an honest and wise shepherd who goes on to become the governor of a small district. Eventually, he became the governor of a larger district due to his honesty and wisdom. To read about the shepherd from an Iranian village, you can go through the summary of the Class 6 English Chapter 3. Also, you can get NCERT solutions to questions following the story “The Shepherd’s Treasure”. 

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Summary of NCERT Class 6 English Chapter 3: The Shepherd’s Treasure

“The Shepherd’s Treasure” is about a wise and kind shepherd who lives in a village in Iran. He was very poor. Even though he was poor, he was known for his wisdom and helpful nature. He didn’t go to school because there were few schools in those days. Also, despite being uneducated he understood other people’s troubles and always helped them. Due to this many villagers came to home for advice. The king heard about him and visited him in disguise.

The shepherd treated the king warmly, and the king was impressed by his kindness and wise words. The next day, the king wanted to leave, but the shepherd thanked him for the visit in a clever way. The king saw how wise the shepherd was and made him a governor.

The shepherd, now a governor, remained humble and fair. But some jealous governors spread rumours about him, saying he was dishonest. They were curious about an iron chest he always carried. The king started to wonder about it too.

So, the king called the shepherd to the palace and asked about the chest. When it was opened, all that was inside was an old blanket. The shepherd explained that it was his oldest friend and would still protect him. The king was pleased and knew the shepherd was truly wise. He gave him an even bigger district to govern.

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Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3
Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6
Chapter 7

NCERT Solutions Class 6 English Chapter 3: The Shepherd’s Treasure

In this section, you can find answers to all the questions in NCERT Class 6 English A Pact with the Sun Chapter 3: The Shepherd’s Treasure.

Ques 1. The Shepherd hadn’t been to school because

  1. He was very poor.
  2. There were very few schools in those days.
  3. He wasn’t interested in studies.

Choose the correct answer.

Ans: Option b. There were very few schools in those days.

Ques 2. Who visited the shepherd one day and why?

Ans: The king visited the shepherd as he had heard of the wisdom and helpful nature of the shepherd.

Ques 3. Why did the other governors grow jealous of the shepherd?

Ans: Other governors became jealous of the shepherd because the king made him the governor of a small district. The king made him a governor after hearing about his wisdom. Also, the king had observed the helpful nature of the shepherd when he visited him in disguise. 

Ques 4. Why was the new governor called to the palace?

Ans: The king heard stories about the dishonesty of the shepherd from other governors. Initially, he ignored the rumours but he could not unsee it for long. Over the days, news travelled to the king that the new governor was keeping some amount of the tax collected. Instances like these reached the king regularly. To verify the truth the king summoned him to the palace.

Ques 5. Why was everyone delighted to see the iron chest on the camel’s back?

Ans: Everyone was delighted to see the iron chest on the camel’s back because they thought that he would be caught and the king would punish him.

Ques 6. Answer the following questions:

  1. What did the iron chest contain?
  2. Why did the shepherd always carry it?
  3. Is it an example of the shepherd’s humility or wisdom or both?

Ans:

  1. The iron chest had an ordinary blanket.
  2. He always carried the blanket because it was his oldest friend. He knew that when the king took away his cloaks his blanket would protect him. 
  3. Both

Ques 7. How did the king reward the new governor?

Ans: The king rewarded the shepherd or new governor by making him the governor of a bigger district. 

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FAQs

Q.1. The shepherd in the NCERT Class 6 English A Pact with the Sun Chapter 3 belonged to which country?

Ans: The shepherd lived in a small village in Iran.

Q.2. What were the qualities of the shepherd?

Ans: The shepherd was wise, honest, and trustworthy.

Q.3. Can I use NCERT Solutions to questions in Class 6 English Chapter 3 in my tests?

Ans: Yes. All answers are as per the story and according to the latest CBSE curriculum.

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