Answer following questions in short.
Q1) Where did the lady find the bear cub? How did she bring it up?
Ans1) The lady found the bear cub in the forest. It was very small and at the verge of death due to hunger. It was brought up on milk by the lady and her cook.
Q2) What did the bear eat? There were two things he was not allowed to do. What were they?
Ans2) The bear ate bread, porridge, potatoes, cabbages and turnips. But he liked fruits the most. He was not allowed to touch or disturb the beehives. He was also not allowed to climb up the apple tree to eat apples.
Q3) When was the bear tied up with a chain? Why?
Ans3) When the bear created trouble with the beehives, he was tied up with a chain as a punishment. Apart from this, he was only kept on chain during the night and on Sundays.
Q4) What happened one Sunday when the lady was going to her sister’s house ? What did the lady do? What was the bear’s reaction?
Ans4) One Sunday when the lady was going to her sister’s house, a bear came up to her from behind. She thought that it was her bear. She scolded him for disobeying her. She saw that he had no collar on his neck; she became furious and hit him on the nose. The bear was very surprised. He shook his head and opened his big mouth several times as if he wanted to say something. Then he turned around and went away.
Q5) Why was the bear looking sorry for himself in the evening? Why did the cook get angry with her mistress?
Ans5) The bear had been chained for the whole Sunday afternoon and was lonely without his mistress. So, he was looking sorry for himself. The cook got angry with her mistress because she was scolding the bear for no fault. He had behaved very well the whole in her absence.