NCERT Solutions for Class 7 English Honeycomb Chapter 9

NCERT Solutions for Class 7 English Honeycomb Chapter 9 A Bicycle in Good Repair  & Poem 9 Garden Snake is given below. 7th English Chapter 9 comprehension check, working with the text, working with language, speaking and writing skills. Visit to NCERT Solutions of other subjects. Download CBSE Offline Apps for Class 7 all subjects.


Class:7
Subject:English – Honeycomb
Chapter:A Bicycle in Good Repair

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NCERT Solutions for Class 7 English Honeycomb Chapter 9

Honeycomb Chapter 9: Question – Answers

7 English Chapter 9: A Bicycle in Good Repair – Answers

7th English Chapter 9: A Bicycle in Good Repair




7th English Chapter 9
Class 7 English Ch. 9 answers




7 Eng. ch. 9
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7 English Poem 9: Garden Snake – Answers

7 English Poem 9: Garden Snake


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

A man I knew proposed one evening we should go for a long bicycle ride together on the following day, and I agreed. I got up early, for me; I made an effort, and was pleased with myself. He came half an hour late; I was waiting for him in the garden. It was a lovely day. He said, “That’s a good-looking machine of yours. How does it run?”

Questions:

1. Name the lesson and the writer.
2. Who was the man who proposed?
3. Which ‘machine’ is referred to here? See Answers

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

He said, “This is dangerous; have you got a hammer?” I ought to have been firm, but I thought that perhaps he really did know something about the business. I went to the tool shed to see what I could find. When I came back he was sitting on the ground with the front wheel between his legs. He was playing with it, twiddling it round between his fingers; the remnant of the machine was lying on the gravel path beside him.

Questions:

1. What was dangerous according to him?
2. What do you mean by ‘the remnant of the machine’?
3. What did the friend say about the bearings? See Answers



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

Thus encouraged, he set to work to refix the gear-case. He stood the bicycle against the house, and worked from the off side. Then he stood it against a tree, and worked from the on side. Then I held it for him, while he lay on the ground with his head between the wheels, and worked at it from below, and dropped oil upon himself. Then he took it away from me, and doubled himself across it till he lost his balance and slid over on to his head.

Questions:

1. Who is ‘he’ here?
2. What is ‘it’ referred to here?
3. How was he encouraged? See Answers

Answers for passages
Comprehension Passage I – Answers

1. The name of the lesson is ‘A Bicycle in Good Repair’ and the writer is Jerome K. Jerome.
2. ‘The man’ who proposed was writer’s friend.
3. The writer’s bicycle is the ‘machine’ here.

Comprehension Passage II – Answers

1. The wobbling of the front wheel was dangerous according to him.
2. The ‘remnant of the machine’ means remaining parts of the machine.
3. The friend said that the bearings had been all wrong.


Comprehension Passage III – Answers

1. The narrator’s friend is ‘he’ here.
2. ‘It’ referred to the narrator’s bicycle here.
3. He was encouraged because the narrator had spoken words of appreciation for him. The narrator told him that he had been impressed by his skill and confidence.

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The friend shook the bicycle violently. Find two or three sentences in the text which express the author’s disapproval of it.

“Don’t do that; you’ll hurt it.”
I did not see why he should shake it; it had not done anything to him.
I felt much as I should had he started whacking my dog.
“It doesn’t if you don’t wobble it.”
“Don’t you trouble about it anymore; you will make yourself tired. Let us put it back and get off.”

“…if not, it would make a serious difference to the machine.” What does ‘it’ refer to?

‘It’ refers to the little ball bearing of the wheel that rolled all over the path.

Did the front wheel really wobble? What is your opinion? Give a reason for your answer.

No, the front wheel didn’t wobble in reality. As author himself said that “It doesn’t if you don’t wobble it. It didn’t wobble, as a matter of it did not wobble.” So, according to me the wheel really didn’t wobble at all. It all began after what that man did.

In what condition did the author find the bicycle when he returned from the tool shed?

On returning from the tool shed, the author saw that the front wheel of his bicycle was between his legs. He was playing with it, twisting and turning it around between his fingers and the remains of it were lying on the gravel path beside him.

“Nothing is easier than taking off the gear-case.” Comment on or continue this sentence in the light of what actually happens.

This sentence was spoken to justify that taking off the gear case is an easy task. Actually, the author tried to stop him from taking off the gear-case .He was trying to tell him that his one of the friend had told him that if anything goes wrong with the gear-case, he can sell it and buy a new one and he can get it a cheaper or reasonable price.
But he said it is easier to take off a gear-case and his friend didn’t have knowledge about the machine. So, in less than five minutes, the gear-case was lying on the path shattered into two pieces, and he was grovelling for the screws.

What special treatment did the chain receive?

That crazy man tightened the chain so much that it got jammed and stopped moving and after that he loosened it until it became twice as loose as it was before.

The friend has two qualities — he knows what he is doing and is absolutely sure it is good. Find the two phrases in the text which mean the same.

The two phrases in the text which mean the same are:
Carry confidence in yourself.
Your inexplicable hopefulness.

Describe ‘the fight’ between the man and the machine. Find the relevant sentences in the text and write them.

The fight between the man and the machine was an evident one. As for one moment the bicycle would be on the gravel path, and that man would be on the top of it. Next moment, the position would be totally opposite as he would be on the gravel path and the bicycle on him. Now he would be standing as if he has won the battle with the bicycle firmly fixed and unable to loosen his grip made between his legs. But his victory would soon come to an end. After being messy and untidy with cuts and bleeding, the fight between the man and the machine came to an end. The bicycle gave an impression that it had enough of it and did not want more.

Find the word that refers to the snake’s movements in the grass.

The word that refers to the snake’s movements in the grass is ‘wiggles’.

A snake has no legs or feet, but it moves very fast. Can you guess how? Discuss in the group.

A snake has no legs or feet, but it moves very fast as it crawls over the grass with the help of the scales present on its body.

Can you recall the word used for a cobra’s long sharp teeth? Where did you come across this word first?

Cobra’s long sharp teeth are being referred to the two bows or forks. They are ready to chase the poet. This very thought makes him frightened. These sharp teeth are called fangs which is a hollow tube attached to a poisonous gland present in the snake’s mouth on one side. I came across these words when my teacher taught me about them. They are very dangerous and sharp like knife.