NCERT Solutions for Class 7 English Honeycomb Chapter 2
|Subject:||English – Honeycomb|
|Chapter 2:||A Gift of Chappals|
7 English Chapter 2 Question – Answers
Question – Answers of Class 7 English Reader book – Honeycomb Chapter 2 A Gift of Chappals & Poem 2 The Rebel are given below to use online or download in PDF for free. All the solutions and apps are updated for new academic session 2020-21.
Passages for Comprehension
I. READ THE FOLLOWING PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS THAT FOLLOWS:
Mridu didn’t have much time to wonder about whose slippers they were, because Ravi dragged her to the backyard, behind a thick bitter-berry bush. There, inside a torn football lined with sacking and filled with sand, lay a very small kitten, lapping up milk from a coconut half-shell.
1. Name the lesson.
2. What was the kitten doing?
3. Where did they find the kitten?
II. READ THE FOLLOWING PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS THAT FOLLOWS:
Mridu and Meena followed Ravi out. The beggar was already in the garden, making himself quite at home. He had spread his upper cloth under the neem tree, and was leaning against its trunk, apparently prepared to take a little snooze while he waited for the alms to appear. “Go away!” said Ravi sternly. “My Paati says it’s time you found another house to beg from!”
1. How did the beggar make himself comfortable?
2. Find two adjectives from the passage.
3. Which word in the passage means ‘short sleep’?
III. READ THE FOLLOWING PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS THAT FOLLOWS:
Rukku Manni caught sight of Ravi, Mridu, and Meena sitting under the tree. “Have you children…” she began, and then, seeing they were curiously quiet, went on more slowly, “seen anyone lurking around the verandah?” A sharp V-shaped line had formed between her eyebrows. Another straight, tighter one appeared in place of her usually soft, pleasant mouth. Rukku Manni was angry! thought Mridu with a shiver. She wouldn’t be so upset if she knew about the poor beggar with sores on his feet, she tried to tell herself.
1. What did the lines on her face suggest?
2. Why was she upset?
3. What did Mridu tell herself?
Suggested Answers of Passages
Comprehension Passage I – Answers
1. Name of the lesson is “A Gift of Chappals”.
2. The kitten was lapping up milk from the coconut half-shell.
3. They found the kitten outside the gate.
Comprehension Passage II – Answers
1. The beggar made himself comfortable as he spread his upper cloth under the neem tree and leaned against its trunk.
2. Little, upper.
Comprehension Passage III – Answers
1. The lines on her face suggested that she was very angry.
2. She was upset because music master could not find his chappals and she could guess that it was due to children’s mischief.
3. Mridu told herself that aunt would not be upset if she know about poor beggars with sores on his feet.
Class 7 English Honeycomb Chapter 2 – Important Questions
What is the secret that Meena shares with Mridu in the backyard?
Meena told Mridu that she has a kitten in her backyard inside a torn football lined with sacking and filled with sand. They found him outside the gate in the morning.
How does Ravi get milk for the kitten?
To get milk for the kitten, Ravi told Patti that he was hungry when she saw him with a glass of milk. Patti got suspicious so Ravi had to drink most of the milk in the glass and said that he would was the tumbler by himself. After that, he ran and poured the remaining milk into the coconut shell and then ran back to wash the tumbler before Patti got more suspicious.
Who does he say the kitten’s ancestors are? Do you believe him?
He said the kitten’s ancestors was the Mahabalipuram Rishi-Cat, which was the emblem of the Pallava dynasty. The Mahabalipuram Rishi-Cat was descendants of the cat-goddess of Egypt. No, I do not believe him.
What was the noise that startled Mridu and frightened Mahendran?
Mridu was startled and Mahendran was frightened to listen to the kreeching sound. When asked, Ravi told it was Lalli learning to play Violin.
The music master is making lovely music. Read aloud the sentence in the text that expresses this idea.
The music mater’s note seemed to float up and settle perfectly into the invisible tracks of melody. It was like the wheel of the train fitting smoothly into the rails and whizzing along. This sentence in the text expresses the idea that the music master is making lovely music.
Had the beggar come to Rukku Manni’s house for the first time? Give reasons for your answer.
No, the beggar had not come to Rukku Manni’s house for the first time because Patti said to Tapi that he had been coming to the house on daily basis for the past week, and was time for him to find another house to beg from.
“A sharp V-shaped line had formed between her eyebrows.” What does it suggest to you about Rukku Manni’s mood?
Generally, the V-shaped eyebrow is formed when a person is angry. Thus, this suggests that Rukku Manni was in angry mood when she came to know about the missing chappal of the music teacher.
Describe the music teacher, as seen from the window.
As seen from the window, the music teacher looked like bony figure. He had a mostly bald head with a fringe of oiled black hair falling around his ears and an old fashioned tuft. He also wore a gold chain that gleamed around his leathery neck along with a diamond ring glittering on his hand gliding up and down the stem of the violin. A large foot stuck out from beneath his gold-bordered veshti edge. He was beating time on the floor with the scrawny big toe.
What makes Mridu conclude that the beggar has no money to buy chappals?
Mridu concluded that the beggar had no money to buy chappals because he had pink, peeling blisters on his bare feet.
What does she suggest to show her concern?
She suggested Meena and Ravi about the pair of an old slipper which they could give to the beggar.
On getting Gopu Mama’s chappals, the music teacher tried not to look too happy. Why?
The music mater was very happy on forgetting new chappals of Gopu Mama but he tried not to look happy to others because he wanted to show that his own slippers were very expensive and branded one. He did not want to reveal his happiness on getting the slippers.
On getting a gift of chappals, the beggar vanished in a minute. Why was he in such a hurry to leave?
On getting the gift of new chappals the beggar vanished in a minute because he did not want to lose the gift of those chappals. His feet were blistered and he couldn’t have anything better from that house. It was a blessing in disguise for the beggar.
Walking towards the kitchen with Mridu and Meena, Rukku Manni began to laugh. What made her laugh?
Every day when Gopu Mama used to come back home, he always used to be in a hurry to throw his shoes and socks away and get into his chappals. Rukku Manni began laughing thinking about the reaction of her husband after hearing the whole incident about them giving his new pair of chappal to the music teacher.
If someone doesn’t wear a uniform to school, what do you think the teacher will say?
The teacher would talk to the student who would not be dressed in the school uniform while coming to the School, write a note in the dairy.