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Question 1:

The monkey was happy living in the fruit tree, but his happiness was not complete, what did he miss?

Answer:

The monkey was living happily on the fruit tree, but his happiness was not complete. He missed a companion to talk to and share the fruits with.



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Question 2:

What did the two friends generally talk about?

Answer:

The two friends generally talked about birds and animals, about the villages nearby and the difficulties the villagers faced in raising good crops for lack of rain.



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Question 3:

Why was the crocodile’s wife annoyed with her husband one day?

Answer:

The crocodile’s wife was annoyed with her husband one day because the crocodile had stayed with the monkey longer than usual. She had been waiting and waiting, managing the little crocodiles that had just been hatched.



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Question 4:

Why was the crocodile unwilling to invite his friend home?

Answer:

The crocodile was unwilling to invite his friend home because he knew that his wife was planning to eat the monkey, and the crocodile was very fond of him.



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Question 5:

What did the crocodile tell the monkey midstream?

Answer:

In the middle of the river the crocodile told the monkey his real intention for inviting the monkey home, which was to kill him.



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Question 6:

How did the monkey save himself?

Answer:

The monkey saved himself by keeping a cool head and telling the crocodile that he had left his heart on the tree. The foolish crocodile took the monkey back to the river-bank, and on reaching there, the monkey climbed up to the safety of the tree.



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Question 7:

What does the last sentence of the story suggest? What would the crocodile tell his wife?

Answer:

The last sentence of the story suggests that the crocodile had realised his mistake. The crocodile would tell his wife how foolish he had been in listening to her, and thus losing a good friend and a supply of good fruits.



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