NCERT Solutions for Class 7 English Honeycomb Chapter 7

NCERT Solutions for Class 7 English Honeycomb Chapter 7 The Invention of Vita-Work  & Poem 7 Dad and The Cat and The Tree is given below. 7th English Chapter 7 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 Invention of Vita-Work

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NCERT Solutions for Class 7 English Honeycomb Chapter 7

Honeycomb Chapter 7: Question – Answers

7 English Chapter 7: The Invention of Vita-Work – Answers

NCERT Solutions for Class 7 English Honeycomb Chapter 7 The Invention of Vita-Work




7 English Chapter 7
Class 7 English Chapter 7 Answers




English for class 7 chapter 7
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7 English Poem 7: Dad and the Cat and the Tree – Answers

7 English Poem 7: Dad and the Cat and the Tree
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Passages with Question Answer
I. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follows:

Mr Wonka said, “So once again I rolled up my sleeves and set to work. Once again I squeezed my brain, searching for the new recipe… I had to create age… to make people old… old, older, oldest… ‘Ha-ha!’ I cried, for now the ideas were beginning to come. ‘What is the oldest living thing in the world? What lives longer than anything else?”

Questions:

1. What does the phrase ‘set to work’ mean?
2. Why does he cry, ‘Ha-ha’?
3. Name the lesson and the author. See Answers

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

“All over the world, Charlie,” Mr Wonka went on “I tracked down very old and ancient animals and took an important little bit of something from each one of them — a hair or an eyebrow or sometimes it was no more than an ounce or two of the jam scraped from between its toes while it was sleeping.

Questions:

1. Who is Mr. Wonka?
2. Which things were traced down?
3. From whose toes ounce of jam was scraped? See Answers



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

But there’s no time to tell you about them all now, Charlie. Let me just say quickly that in the end, after lots of boiling and bubbling and mixing and testing in my Inventing Room, I produced one tiny cupful of oily black liquid and gave four drops of it to a brave twenty-year-old Oompa-Loompa volunteer to see what happened.”

Questions:

1. What things were boiled, mixed and tested?
2. What was the name of the volunteer?
3. What did he volunteer for? See Answers

Answers for passages
Comprehension Passage I – Answers

1. ‘Set to work’ means began to work.
2. He cries ‘Ha-ha’ because the new ideas were beginning to come in his mind.
3. The name of the lesson is ‘The Invention Vita-Work’ and the name of the author is Roald Dahl.

Comprehension Passage II – Answers

1. Mr. Wonka is an inventor.
2. The old and ancient animals were tracked down.
3. Jam was scraped from toes of whistle big bobolink, pollyfrog, etc.


Comprehension Passage III – Answers

1. The important little bits of something from old and ancient animals were boiled, tested and mixed.
2. The name of the volunteer was Oompa-Loompa.
3. He volunteered to try the newly invented drug.

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What trees does Mr Wonka mention? Which tree does he say lives the longest?

The trees that Mr Wonka mentioned were the Douglas fir, the oak, and the cedar. According to him a tree called Bristlecone pine lives the longest.

How long does this tree live? Where can you find it?

He said that this tree lives for over 4000 years. It can be found upon the slopes of Wheeler Peak in Nevada, U.S.A.

How many of the oldest living things can you remember from Mr Wonka’s list? (Don’t look back at the story!) Do you think all these things really exist, or are some of them purely imaginary?

Mr. Wonk’s list had some exceptions which included the 4000-year-old Bristlecone pine, the toe-nail clipping from a 168-year-old Russian farmer, an egg laid by 200 year old tortoise that belonged to king of tonga, the tail of a 51-year-old horse, the whiskers of ears old cat called crumpets, the tail of 207 years old giant rat from Tibet and many more are, according to me, this list was are purely imaginary.

Why does Mr Wonka collect items trom the oldest things? Do you think this is the right way to begin his invention?

Mr Wonka wanted to create age and he wanted to invent something that would make people older. He collected items from the oldest things for his invention. It was probably the correct way to begin with his invention as he wanted to make people older and therefore, the use of old things seems appropriate.

What happens to the volunteer who swallows four drops of the new invention? What is the name of the invention?

Oompa-Loompa was the brave twenty-year-old volunteer who swallowed four drops of the new invention, as soon as he swallowed it he began wrinkling and shrivelling up all over. His hair started dropping off and his teeth started falling out. Before Mr Wonka knew it, the volunteer had suddenly become an old man of seventy-five. The name of the invention was Vita-Wonk.

Which phrase in the poem expresses Dad’s self-confidence best?

The phrase in the poem expresses Dad’s self-confidence best is ‘Child’s play, this is!’

Describe Plan A and its consequences.

Plan A was to use a ladder for climbing the tree and bringing the cat down but the ladder slipped and dad ended up falling in the flower bed.

Why was Dad sure he wouldn’t fall?

Dad was sure that he wouldn’t fall because he considered himself to be a climber and so climbing the trees was a child’s play for him.

Plan C was a success. What went wrong then?

Plan C was a success because dad could successfully jump and reach the tree but he landed directly on the cat. The cat started yelling and ran to the ground but poor old dad got stuck on the tree.

The cat was very happy to be on the ground. Pick out the phrase used to express this idea.

The phrase used to express this idea is ‘Pleased as Punch to be’.

Describe the Cat and Dad situation in the beginning and at the end of the poem.

The cat had got stuck on the tree and dad decided to help her by making different plans so that he could bring it down in the beginning .But by the end of the poem the cat sprang and ran to the ground safely but dad got stuck on the tree.

Do you find the poem humorous? Read aloud lines which make you laugh.

Yes, I find the poem is humorous. It tells us about the different funny incidents which happened when dad tried to climb the tree. Moreover, Dad over ambition and over confidence of climbing tree added humour to the poem. The dialogues have been written in a funnier way.