18 Feb 2021

The Rainbow Beginners English Class 6 SCERT Questions Answers

The Rainbow Beginners English Class 6 SCERT Questions Answers

The Rainbow Beginners English Class 6 SCERT Questions Answers

The Rainbow Beginners English Class 6 SCERT Questions Answers: The Rainbow is the lesson No 1 from class 6 Beginners English SCERT English Text-book. Here you can find The Rainbow Beginners English Class 6 SCERT Questions Answers

The Rainbow beginners English for class 6

The Rainbow is a poem composed by poet Christina Georgina Rossetti. With the help of the poem The Rainbow, poet tries to compare the beauty of nature and man-made beauty. 

Beginners English for class 6 The Rainbow Poem

Work in pairs and make a list of three gifts of nature that you know about:

(i) Trees     (ii) Hills      (iii) Rivers

Now read the poem below and find out if your words match those in the poem. 

The Rainbow


Boats sail on the rivers,

And ships sail on the seas;

But clouds that sail across the sky 

Are prettier far than these.

There are bridges on the rivers,

As pretty as you please,

But the bow that bridges heaven,

And over tops the trees,

And builds a road from earth to sky,

Is prettier far than these.

                          -Christina Georgina Rossetti

Summary of the Poem "The Rainbow" class 6

In this poem "The Rainbow",  poet Christina depicts the beauty of a rainbow. She compares the beauty of nature and man-made beauty. 

Poet Christina Georgina Rossetti narrates the boats that sail on the rivers and the ships that sail on the seas are pretty, but the clouds that sails across the sky are the prettiest above them all. 

Poet writes the man made bridges over the rivers, may present magnificent views but the rainbow over the bridges and tress is the far more prettier than a man made bridge. 

The poet compares the rainbow to a bridges from earth to the heaven. 

The Rainbow Poem class 6 Questions Answers

1. Complete the following sentences by reading the poem "The Rainbow":

(a) Boats sail on the rivers.

(b) And ships sail on the seas.

(c) But clouds that sail across the sky.

(d) Boats and ships are pretty, but clouds are prettier.

(e) The 'bow' in the poem is the rainbow.

2. Match the following:

Boats         Prettier

Ships          Pretty

Clouds       Prettier

Rainbow    Pretty


Boats      -    Pretty

Ships      -    Pretty

Clouds    -    Prettier

Rainbow   -  Prettier

3. What are the things that the rainbow does ? Fill in the blanks below with words from the poem.

The Rainbow--------(i) heaven

                                 (ii) the trees

                                 (iii) from earth to sky

Ans: The rainbow-------- (i) bridges heaven

                                          (ii) overtops the trees

                                          (iii) builds road from earth to the sky

4. Two summaries of the poem are given below. Which one do you like more ? Discuss your answer with the friend sitting next to you. Then share your thought with the rest of the class.

The Rainbow Beginners English Class 6 SCERT Questions Answers
Pic: Rainbow (source:internet) 

(a) The poem 'The Rainbow' is about nature. Here the poet compares the beauty of nature and man - made beauty. She finds that beauty created by nature is prettier than man - made beauty. The clouds that sail across the sky are prettier than boats sailing on rivers and ships sailing on the seas. But the rainbow is prettier than all the pretty things that sail on the rivers.

(b) Boats sail on the rivers and ships sail on the seas. But the clouds that sail across the sky are prettier than these boats and ships. The bridges in the rivers are beautiful. But the rainbow that builds a road from Earth to sky is prettier than the bridges.

Ans: I liked the first summary the most. Because it is a wider explanation of the meaning of the poem.The first summary conveys the inherent meaning of the poem "The Rainbow". The poet in this poem tries to explain that nature can create more beautiful objects than human beings. The second summary is just the prosaic version of the poem without assigning any additional meaning to the poem.

5. (a) As you Know, rhyming words that end with the same sound, such as sound-round . Here are some words from the poem 'The Rainbow' Work with your friend and write two words that rhyme with each of them:


boat----- goat--- coat






6. (a) make a list of things that: 

a) Sail on rivers and seas - Boats, Ships, Rafts, Vessels.

b) Move on the road - Cars, Bikes, Trucks. Buses.

c) Fly across the sky - Aeroplane, Helicopter, Drone, Parachute.

(b) Now make three sentences with any of the words from the list above.

boat: Boats sail on the river and seas.

car: My father bought a new car.

Aeroplane: Many aeroplanes fly over our village.

7. Read the following Stanza of "The Rainbow" and write what you have understood about it. Draw a picture to go with it:

Ans: The poet narrates that the boats that sail on the rivers and the ships that sail on the seas are pretty. But above them all, the clouds that sail across the sky are the prettiest. 

8. Let's learn some grammar:

Read the poem 'the Rainbow' once again. Find words belonging to the following word classes and write them in the spaces below. One is done for you. You may fill the spaces with other words if you do not find an appropriate word in the poem.

(a) Noun (naming words, for example, 'boat'):

(b) Pronoun (a word used instead of a noun: for example, 'it')

(c) Adjective (a word that describes a person or a thing; for example, 'pretty')

(d) Verb: (a Word or a group of words that expresses an action; for example, 'eat', 'run'):


(a) river, ship

(b) you, these

(c) big, beautiful

(d) sail, build

The Rainbow Class 6 Questions Answers

9. The words that you have written in 8(c) are called adjectives because they say something more about a noun or pronoun. In the poem 'The Rainbow', you found adjectives pretty and prettier. Such adjectives show the degree of something, as shown below:

Comparison of Adjectives

Positive Degree - Pretty

Comparative Degree - Prettier

Superlative Degree - Prettiest 

Now think of two other adjectives that can be compared in the same way, and write them in their degree (positive, comparative and superlative) in the space below:

Positive          Comparative           Superlative

Tall                     Taller                     Tallest

High                    Higher                   Highest  

Now complete the table below by filling in the columns as shown in the examples. Two have been done for you. 

a) Heavy - Heavier - Heaviest

b) Brave - Braver - Bravest

c) Famous - More famous - Most famous

d) Simple - Simpler - Simplest

e) Popular - More popular - Most popular

f) Active - More active - Most active

10. Questions

bridge (noun): There is a bridge on the river.

bridge (verb): The rainbow bridges the earth and the sky.

Now make sentences using the following words first as a noun, and then as a verb:

book, hand, back, sail, bow, water


book (noun): I am reading books.

book (verb): I booked a taxi yesterday.

hand (noun): Human beings have two hands

hand (verb): He handed over his duty. 

back (noun): The worker has a heavy load on his back.

back (verb): Nobody backed me in my bad days.

sail (noun): The boat is sailing because the wind is pushing its sails. 

sail (verb): Boats sail on the river.

bow (noun): He can shoot with a bow.

bow (verb): Lachit Borphukan never bowed to the enemy.

water (noun): Water is life for animals.

water (verb): I water my flowers regularly.

11. Lets practice our word building skills. Make a few words with each of the letters from the word RAINBOW. First make a three letter word with R and then a four letter word, and so on. One is done for you:

R- red, read, river, reader, rainbow

A- ant, aunt, Assam, action, Already

I- Ice, icon, India, Indigo, Include

N- Now, next, newly, nature, neither

B- box, boat, below, become, brinjal

O- one, open, order, orange, Outside

W- why, what, where, wizard, website

12. Ask the following questions to your partner and write his/her answer in the given space:

(i) Have you ever seen a rainbow ?

Ans: Yes, I have seen a rainbow.

(ii) What does the rainbow look like ?

Ans: The rainbow looks like a bow (semi-circular) and has seven different colours.

(iii) When do you see a rainbow ?

Ans: We see a rainbow during the rainy season.

(iv) What colours do you see on a rainbow ?

Ans: The colours that we see on a rainbow are violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange, and red (VIBGYOR)

(b) Write a few sentences on how you feel when you see a rainbow in the sky. You can take help from the box below.

happy    excited    full of joy

Ans: I am always excited to see a rainbow in the sky. We see it rarely. The appearance of a rainbow makes me very happy. And that moment my mind become full of joy.

13. Look at the picture and read the poem about a bird that lived on the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. 

The Rainbow Beginners English Class 6 SCERT Questions Answers
Dodo (source:internet) 

The Dodo

The Dodo used  to walk around

And sun yet warms his native ground-

The Dodo is not there

The voice which used to squawk and squeak

Is now forever dumb-

Yet you may see the bones and beak

All in the museum.

- Hillaire Belloc

Dodos were large birds that could not fly. They are no longer on the earth now. They have become extinct.

In small groups, discuss why we should take care of nature's gifts such as plants and animals.

Ans: Mother nature has created the human species not as the kings of nature but only as a part of it. But mankind has left no stone unturned to destroy nature. They never keep in mind that nature is not only for men but for every other species living in this world. We should, however, preserve nature because nature's gifts are there for helping mankind. 

14. look at the picture and read the following sentences:

The Rainbow Beginners English Class 6 SCERT Questions Answers
White-winged wood duck (source:internet) 

It is of the white-winged wood duck. The white-winged wood duck lives in tropical forests and the wetlands of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, and parts of southeast Asia. The number of white-winged wood duck is decreasing. Let's not allow this duck to become extinct.

Discuss in groups what you would do to stop it from becoming extinct. Write down a few steps that you would like to take to conserve it.

You may take the help of the following words and phrases for your discussion:

Protect - Stop Killing - Love and care - Preserve nature - Earth - Extinct

Ans: The white-winged wood duck is going to be extinct soon. So, we must take some steps to protect them. This species of ducks need our love and care. The government should make laws to stop the killing of this duck. If we do not preserve nature, the earth will lose its core balance

15. Say these words aloud after your teacher for pronunciation practice:

The Rainbow Beginners English Class 6 SCERT Questions Answers

Now think of two other words like those in Box A and Box B and say them aloud.

Ans: Words like Box A: coat, sparrow

Words like Box B: ocean, environment

Most FAQ

Q1. How many colours in a rainbow ? 

Ans: Rainbow has seven colours. 

Q2. What the rainbow colors (colours)? 

Ans: A rainbow is consist of seven colours (VIBGYOR), they are violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange, and red. 

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