NCERT Solutions for Class 7 English Honeycomb Chapter 10

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Class:7
Subject:English – Honeycomb
Chapter:The Story of Cricket

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NCERT Solutions for Class 7 English Honeycomb Chapter 10

Honeycomb Chapter 10: Question – Answers

7 English Chapter 10: The Story of Cricket – Answers

NCERT Solutions for Class 7 English Honeycomb Chapter 10 The Story of Cricket




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Passages with Question Answer
I. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follows:

Modern cricket is dominated by Tests and one-day internationals, played between national teams. The players who become famous, who live on in the memories of cricket’s public, are those who have played for their country. The players Indian fans remember even now are those who were fortunate enough to play Test cricket. C.K. Nayudu, an outstanding Indian batsman of his time, lives on in the popular imagination when some of his great contemporaries like Palwankar Vithal and Palwankar Baloo have been forgotten. Even though Nayudu was past his cricketing prime when he played for India in its first Test matches against England starting in 1932, his place in India’s cricket history is assured because he was the country’s first Test captain.

Questions:

1. Name the lesson and the writer.
2. Why is C.K. Nayudu still not forgotten?
3. Name two fellowmen of Nayudu who have been forgotten. See Answers

II. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follows:

The origins of Indian cricket are to be found in Bombay and the first Indian community to start playing the game was the small community of Zoroastrians, the Parsis. Brought into close contact with the British because of their interest in trade and the first Indian community to westernise, the Parsis founded the first Indian cricket club, the Oriental Cricket Club, in Bombay in 1848. Parsi clubs were funded and sponsored by Parsi businessmen like the Tatas and the Wadias. The white cricket elite in India offered no help to the enthusiastic Parsis.

Questions:

1. Where was the Indian cricket played first?
2. Who funded and sponsored Parsi clubs?
3. What was the contribution of the white cricket elite in India towards Parsi clubs? See Answers



III. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follows:

One hundred and fifty years ago the first Indian cricketers, the Parsis, had to struggle to find an open space to play in. Today, the global marketplace has made Indian players the best-paid, most famous cricketers in the game, men for whom the world is a stage. This transformation was made up of many smaller changes: the replacement of the gentlemanly amateur by the paid professional, the triumph of the one-day game as it overshadowed Test cricket in terms of popularity, and the remarkable changes in global commerce and technology.

Questions:

1. Which community had the first Indian cricketers?
2. Write two advantages the global market place has offered to the cricketers.
3. Which word in the passage means ‘non-professional’? See Answers

Answers for passages
Comprehension Passage I – Answers

1. The name of the lesson is ‘The Story of Cricket’ and the writer is Ramachandra Guha.
2. C. K. Nayudu is still famous as he has been the country’s first Test captain.
3. Palwankar Vithal, Palwankar Baloo.

Comprehension Passage II – Answers

1. The Indian cricket was first played in Bombay.
2. Parsi clubs were funded and sponsored by Parsi businessmen like the Tatas and the Wadias.
3. The white cricket elite in India gave no contribution towards Parsi clubs.


Comprehension Passage III – Answers

1. The first Indian cricketers were the Paris.
2. (i). The global market has made Indian players the best-paid. (ii). The Indian players are most famous and the world is a stage for them.
3. Non-professional means ‘amateur’.

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Name some stick-and-ball games that you have witnessed or heard of.

Hockey, Cricket, Baseball, Golf, Polo, Billiards are the few games.

The Parsis were the first Indian community to take to cricket. Why?

The Parsis were the first Indian community to take to cricket because they were close to the British due to their interest to trade with them and the first Indian community to adopt western culture.

The rivalry between the Parsis and the Bombay Gymkhana had a happy ending for the former. What does ‘a happy ending’ refer to?

The ‘happy ending’ here means the victory of a Parsis team over the Bombay Gymkhana in a game of cricket in 1889 which was exact four years after the formation of the Indian National Congress in 1885.

Do you think cricket owes its present popularity to television? Justify your answer.

Definitely yes. Cricket does owe its present popularity to television. It is growing popularity among the masses or to different parts of the world and expansion of audience is the outcome of the broadcasting services. Matches which are played at one place can be seen worldwide which results in its popularity as well as brings laurels to the country playing those matches.

Why has cricket a large viewership in India, not in China or Russia?

Cricket is popular mostly in the countries which were once under the clutches of the British Empire. India was also under the British Empire for a long period of time. Whereas China or Russia were not. And as British used to like and play Cricket, it got promoted in India too and the people developed a liking for the game. Therefore, Cricket has large viewership in India, not in China or Russia. The remaining work of promoting the game was done by TV companies which created a global market for cricket in India.

What do you understand by the game’s (cricket) ‘equipment’?

The things which are required for playing a game are game’s (cricket) ‘equipment’. Like in cricket, we need ball, bat, wicket, helmets, gloves, pads to play the match.

How is Test cricket a unique game in many ways?

Test Game is Unique as it is played for five days continuously. It may end in a draw and might become very intense on the last day. No other modern team game takes even half as much time to complete.

How is cricket different from other team games?

Cricket is different game in comparison to other team games as it goes on for a longer time than the other games. It has many formats Test Cricket, One-day International and T-20 match. Each game has different time period to be completed. The playground can be of any size, only the length of the pitch is specified while in other games the dimensions of the playing area is specified.

How have advances in technology affected the game of cricket?

After the development of technology, players have started wearing more protective equipment. The invention of vulcanized rubber has made the use of pads possible in the game. Satellites also help in increasing the demand and popularity of the game and increase in the number of viewers. It is possible to watch live matches while sitting at home. Technology has also helped in taking fair decisions while playing the game.

Explain how cricket changed with changing times and yet remained unchanged in some ways.

With the change of time, technology has got more advanced and players have started wearing protective equipments to save themselves from any type of injuries. The bat which was made of one piece in the olden times is now made up of two separate pieces- blade and handle. Decisions have become fairer due to motion sensor cameras. Something which has not changed is the bat and ball which are handmade, and not industrially manufactured.