Std 6 Eng Ch 2.2 The Worth of a Fabric Answers

Maharashtra Board std 6 English Chapter 2.2 The Worth of a Fabric Answers


boll : pod of the cotton plant

spinning : process of making yarn or thread out of cotton wool

carded : cleaned and combed cotton to remove seeds

spun : drew out and twisted cotton (to make yarn or thread)

rewarded : when one is rewarded, one gets what he has worked for

idleness : laziness

Balbharti Maharashtra State Board Class 6 English Solutions 


1. Form pairs. Present in the class, the conversation between Thiruvalluvar and the young man.

2. Describe the following with the help of the story.


Answer: Thiruvalluvar was a great Tamil Saint-poet, who lived more than two thousand years ago. ‘Thirukkural’ is the book of his teachings. It is greatly loved and respected even today. Thiruvalluvar was a textile weaver. He wove beautiful fabrics and saris and sold them in the market. People said that he never got angry, never used bad words, never shouted at anyone.  

The rich young man:


The rich young man wasted most of his time roaming around with his friends. They often made fun of other people. He was very arrogant and would get easily agitated and show impatient. But yet the young man listened to Thiruvalluvar’s advice and decided to give up his idleness and bad habits.

The fabric woven by Thiruvalluvar

Answer: The fabric was not made in a day. Many people have toiled to make it. The farmer who grew cotton in his field worked hard for months through sun and rain. He picked cotton from each boll and gave it for spinning. Then someone else carded the cotton and spun it into long, uniform threads. The threads were dyed carefully so that they took on these lovely colours. Thiruvalluvar’s wife and he wove the threads together, putting in beautiful designs.

Chapter 2.2 The Worth of a Fabric Notes, Textbook Exercise Important Questions and Answers.

3. Read aloud the speech in which Thiruvalluvar explains how the fabric was made. Present the process in the form of a chart. Draw pictures for the chart and label them.

4. Classify the words in (a) and (b) into ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ words.

(a) great, beautiful, arrogant, impatient, quiet, worthless, proud, happy, thoughtless, hasty

(b) shouted at, wasted, answered, offered, smiled, refused, toiled, grew, dyed, rewarded, destroyed.


offeredshouted at

5. Write the antonyms of the following words :

  • politely × rudely
  • calmly × violently
  • softly × harshly
  • carefully × carelessly

6. Find the following adverbs in the story. What verbs do they tell us more about? Write down the pairs of verbs and adverbs.


Maharashtra State Board Class 6 English Solutions Chapter 2.2 The Worth of a Fabric

7. Use the following phrases in your own words.

(i) roam around: On Ganesh Chaturthi we roamed around to see the various idols.

(ii) again and again: The teacher told the students to repeat the words again and again.

(iii) bring something back: On the tour, each student was asked to bring something back.

(iv) there and then: My friends and I there and then decided to have an ice cream.

8. Discuss in groups and think about it.  (Students should solve this question on their own)

(a) List a few occasions on which you had become angry. What do you do when you are angry?

(b) Mention three occasions on which you have made someone else angry. What made that person angry? Can you avoid such things in future?

9. Choose any one of the objects we use daily and find out how it is made. Present the information in the form of a chart.

(Students should solve this question on their own)

Maharashtra State Board Class 6 English Solutions Chapter 2.2 The Worth of a Fabric

10. Visit a library : Read the biographies of other Indian Saints.

Share at least one story from their life with your friends. What message does it contain?

Saint Teresa of Calcutta: (26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997), better known as Mother Teresa was an Albanian Catholic nun who, in 1950, founded the Missionaries of Charity. She was born in Skopje—at the time, part of the Ottoman Empire.After eighteen years, she moved to Ireland and then to India, where she lived most of her life. Saint Teresa of Calcuttawas canonised on 4 September 2016. The anniversary of her death is her feast day.

After Mother Teresa founded her religious congregation, it grew to have over 4,500 nuns and was active in 133 countries as of 2012 The congregation manages homes for people who are dying of HIV/AIDS, leprosy, and tuberculosis. The congregation also runs soup kitchens, dispensaries, mobile clinics, children’s and family counselling programmes, as well as orphanages and schools. Members take vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience and also profess a fourth vow: to give “wholehearted free service to the poorest of the poor.”

Mother Teresa received several honours, including the 1962 Ramon Magsaysay Peace Prize and the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize. Mother Teresa was admired by many for her charitable work. She was praised and criticised on various counts, such as for her views on abortion and contraception, and was criticized for poor conditions in her houses for the dying. Her authorized biography was written by Navin Chawla and published in 1992, and she has been the subject of films and other books.


11. Form groups and display the quotes and messages from different saints in your classroom.

  • Fashion your life as a garland of beautiful deeds. – Buddha
  • Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. – Dalai Lama
  • It is not the magnitude of our actions but the amount of love that is put into them that matters. Saint Teresa of Calcutta
  • God is not present in idols. Your feelings are your god. The soul is your temple.- Chankya
  • Compared with all other forms of discipline Knowledge of the Self is the one direct means for liberation. – Adi Shankara

A Project : Fabrics

1. Find out the synonyms for the word ‘fabric’ from a dictionary.

Answer: cloth, material, textile, stuff, tissue, web, structure, framework, frame, form, make-up, constitution, composition, construction, organization, infrastructure, foundations, mechanisms, anatomy

2. How are fabrics used in our daily life? List all the things that are made up of fabrics in your home. (At least 25)

Answer: List all the things that are made up of fabrics in your home:

Clothes, handkerchiefs, towels, bath linen, bags, wallets, purses, hats, turbans, shoes, scarves, carpets, curtains, bandages, bed sheets, upholstery, pillow covers, cushion covers, door mats, table mats, pet mats, quilts, dusters, mops, pullovers, etc.

3. How many of them are personal articles? How many of them are used for beautification of your home? How many of them are meant for utility (to fulfil a useful function in the household)?

Personal articlesHome beautificationUtility
Clothes, handkerchiefs, bags, wallets, purses, hats, turbans, shoes, scarves,  carpets, curtains, bed sheets, upholstery, pillow covers, cushion covers, door mats, table mats, quilts, pullovers,  towels, bath linen, bandages, bed sheets, upholstery, pillow covers, cushion covers, door mats, table mats, pet mats, quilts, dusters, mops, pullovers,

4. List at least ten articles which use fabrics in their making. (Umbrella, school bag, tents, shamianas, stage curtains, canvas, chairs, etc.)


Umbrella, school bag, tents, shamianas, stage curtains, canvas, chairs, dolls, paintings, hair bands, etc.

5. Can you name different types of fabrics? Which is the most expensive fabric you know? Talk to your parents or to a textile shop assistant. Collect samples of as many types as you can and paste them in your scrapbook. Name each type.

Answer: Types of Fabric:

Animal-based fibres:

Alpaca, Angora wool, Azlon, Byssus, Camel hair, Cashmere wool, Chiengora, Lambswool, Llama, Mohair wool, Qiviut, Muskoxen, Rabbit, Silk, Eri silk, Spider silk, Vicuña, Wool, Yak,

Plant-based fibres:

Abacá, Acetate, Bamboo, Banana, Kapok, Coir, Cotton, Flax, Hemp, Jute, Kenaf, Lyocell, Modal, Piña, Raffia, Ramie, Rayon, Sisal,

Synthetic fibres:

Acrylic, Kevlar, Modacrylic, Nomex, Nylon, Polyester, Spandex, Rayon

Class 6 English Chapter 2.2 The Worth of a Fabric Textbook Questions and Answers

6. Find out the different processes by which fabrics are made. Find illustrations and write a few lines on each process.

The fabrics are made from fibres in the following two steps :

1 Fibres are first converted to yarn by the process of spinning.

2 Fabric is made from yarn by the process of weaving and knitting.

Making of yarn from fibres

Yarn is a kind of long twisted thread. Yarn is made from fibres by the process of spinning.

In the process of spinning, fibres from a mass of cotton are drawn out and twisted. This brings the tiny fibres together to form long and twisted threads called yarn.

Hand operated device which is used for spinning cotton and making yarn is spinning wheel .

The spinning wheel is called Charkha.

Spinning of yarn on a large scale is done by using spinning machines in mills or factories. The yarn produced by spinning is then used for making fabric.


Making fabric from yarn

Fabric are made from yarn by two main processes :

1 Weaving

2 Knitting


The process of making fabric or cloth by arranging yarns at right angles to them, is called weaving. The weaving of yarn to make fabrics is done by using looms.

There are 2 types of looms:

(1) Handloom : The loom which is worked by hand.

(2) Powerloom : The loom which is worked with electric power.



In knitting, a single yarn is used to make a fabric. The process of making a fabric by interlocking loops of single yarn with knitting needles or machines, is called knitting.

Knitting is done by hand and also on machines.

A sweater is made by the process of knitting by using a single woollen yarn with the help of knitting needles or on the machines.

Knitted fabrics are made of a single yarn running throughout the fabric.

Weaving and Knitting are used for making different kinds of fabric. These fabric are then used for making various types of clothes, sweaters, socks, vests etc.

7. Name the type of fabric closely associated with Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation. Why did Gandhiji want all of us to use this fabric?

Answer: Khadi is a hand-spun and woven natural cloth promoted by Mahatma Gandhi as swadeshi for the freedom struggle of the Indian subcontinent.

8. India is famous for its handloom fabrics. Write the story of a handloom kurta in your own words.


A kurta is a loose collarless shirt worn in many regions of South Asia, and now also worn around the world. Tracing its roots to Central Asian nomadic tunics, or upper body garments, of the late-ancient- or early-medieval era, the kurta has evolved stylistically over the centuries, especially in South Asia, as a garment for everyday wear as well as for formal occasions.

The kurta is traditionally made of cotton or silk. It is worn plain or with embroidered decoration, such as chikan; and it can be loose or tight in the torso, typically falling either just above or somewhere below the knees of the wearer. The front and back of a traditional kurta are made of rectangular pieces, and its side-seams are left open at the bottom, up to varying lengths, to enable ease of movement. The sleeves of a traditional kurta fall to the wrist without narrowing, the ends hemmed but not cuffed; the kurta can be worn by both men and women; it is traditionally collarless, though standing collars are increasingly popular; and it can be worn over ordinary pajamas, loose shalwars or churidars. The combination garment is mostly called kurta-pyjama.