NCERT Solutions for Class 7 English Honeycomb Chapter 4

NCERT Solutions for Class 7 English Honeycomb Chapter 4 The Ashes that Made Trees Bloom  & Poem 4 Chivvy is given below. 7 English chapter 4 comprehension check, working with the text, working with language, speaking and writing skills. Visit to NCERT Solutions of other subjects. Download Offline Apps for Class 7 all subjects.


Class:7
Subject:English – Honeycomb
Chapter:The Ashes that Made Trees Bloom

NCERT Solutions for Class 7 English Honeycomb Chapter 4

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7 English Chapter 4: The Ashes that made Trees Bloom – Answers

NCERT Solutions for Class 7 English Honeycomb Chapter 4 The Ashes that Made Trees Bloom




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7 English Poem 4: Chivvy – Answers

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

So the old man chopped down the tree and cut out of the middle of the trunk a section about two feet long. With great labour, partly by fire, partly by the chisel, he scraped out a hollow place as big as a small bowl. He then made a longhandled hammer of wood, such as is used for pounding rice. When New Years’ time drew near, he wished to make some rice pastry.

Questions:

1. Which tree did the old man shop down?
2. How did the old man scrap out a hollow place?
3. What kind of hammer did he make? See Answers



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

The owner of the dog heard of the death of his pet and, mourning for him as if he had been his own child, went at night under the pine tree. He set up some bamboo tubes in the ground, such as are used before tombs, in which he put fresh flowers. Then he laid a cup of water and a tray of food on the grave and burned several costly sticks of incense. He mourned a great while over his pet, calling him many dear names, as if he were alive.

Questions:

1. How did the owner of the dog prepare the grave for the dog?
2. What do you know about him from this?
3. Name the lesson and the author. See Answers

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

The covetous couple also heard the story, and, gathering up the remaining ashes of the mill, kept them to make withered trees blossom.
The kind old man, hearing that his lord, the daimio, was to pass along the high road near the village, set out to see him, taking his basket of ashes. As the train approached, he climbed up into an old withered cherry tree that stood by the wayside.

Questions:

1. Which word in the passage means ‘greedy’?
2. What story did the covetous couple hear?
3. Name the lesson. See Answers

Answers for passages
Comprehension Passage I – Answers

1. The old man chopped down the pine tree over the grave of his pet dog.
2. The old man scrapped out a hollow place with great labour, partly by fire and partly by chisel.
3. He made a long handled hammer of wood, such as is used for pounding rice.


Comprehension Passage II – Answers

1. The owner of the dog set up some tubes in the ground such as are used for tombs in which he put fresh flowers. Then he laid a cup of water and a tray of food on the grave and burned several costly sticks of incense.
2. We know that he loved his dog very dearly as his own son.
3. The name of the lesson is ‘The Ashes that Made Trees Bloom’ and the author’s name is ‘William Elliot Griffis’.

Comprehension Passage III – Answers

1. The word ‘covetous’ in the passage means ‘greedy’.
2. The story they heard was that when the old farmer spread ashes on the bare cherry tree, it began to bloom.
3. The name of the lesson is ‘The Ashes that Made Trees Bloom’.

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Why did the neighbours kill the dog?

The neighbours were wicked and greedy. They used to kick and scold every dog that assed by them. On hearing the news of treasure petted the dog. Eventually the old man and his wife killed the dog in anger. They thought that dog would help them find treasure, but the dog had rather took them to a foul smelling dead kitten.

The old farmer is a kind person. What evidence of his kindness do you find in the first two paragraphs.

The old couple was kind and generous. The first paragraph states that the old farmer and his wife treated the dog like their own child. He fed the dog with titbits of fish with their own chopsticks and offered boiled rice to him.
The second paragraph says that to provide food to the birds, the old farmer will often turn up the surface of the ground.
Both these instances proved that the old man was a kind person.

What did the dog do to lead the farmer to the hidden gold?

The dog came running towards the farmer and kept its paws against his legs and kept on directing towards a spot behind him. The old man initially thought the dog was playing, but it kept on whining and running to and fro. Then the old man followed it to a spot where the dog started scratching. The farmer thought it would be a bone or bit of fish but to his surprise it was a pile of gold gleaming at him.

How did the spirit of the dog help the farmer first?

The spirit of the dog came in the farmer’s dream and first asked him to chop the pine tree and make mortar and hand-mill out of it. With the mortar and mill it gave the farmer heaps of gold.

How did it help him next?

The dog’s spirit again came in the farmer’s dream for the second time and told the farmer to collect the ash of the mortar and the mill and sprinkle it on the withered trees and they will blossom.
The farmer did this in front of the daimio (the landlord) and was awarded with lavish gifts.

Why did the daimio reward the farmer but punish his neighbour for the same act?

The farmer had sprinkled the ashes over withered cherry tree and it blossomed. Daimio was pleased to see the miracle and he rewarded the farmer. His neighbour also tried his luck and poured the ash over the cherry tree, but nothing happened. The tiny particles from the ash entered daimio and his wife’s eyes due to which they began to sneeze and cough.
The splendour of the procession was spoiled and so the neighbour was punished by man of the landlord.

Why do you think grown-ups say the kind of things mentioned in the poem? Is it important that they teach children good manners, and how to behave in public?

The adults constantly give instructions to their children for various reasons. They try to train them to behave in a decent, well-mannered and sophisticated way. This, however, robs away their childlike innocence.