Class 7 English Honeycomb Chapter 3 Important Questions

Class 7 English Honeycomb Chapter 3 Important Questions of Gopal and the Hilsa-Fish. For a student of standard 7, English stories should be on tips during the exams. Class 7 English Chapter 3 extra practice questions provide a way to achieve the same.

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Class 7 English Honeycomb Chapter 3 Important Questions

Class: 7English
Chapter: 3Gopal and the Hilsa-Fish
Contents:Important Questions with Answers

7th English Chapter 3 Important Extra Questions for 2020-2021

Class 7 English Extra Question answers of Chapter 3 provide perfect preparation for exams and tests. These questions cover the entire paragraphs of 7th English Chapter 3 Gopal and the Hilsa-Fish. The chapter is covered through short and long questions with suitable answers. After going through chapter 3 from NCERT Book of class 7 English, these questions help to understand the complete story and the characters of the chapter.

How were the customers convinced by the fishmongers?

The fishmongers convinced the customers by saying that the price had been down that day.

What do you know about Gopal?

Gopal is known for his wisdom and presence of mind and was a courtier in the king’s court.

Why did the king congratulating Gopal?

The king congratulated Gopal for winning the challenge that he forced upon him to bring the fish to the court without being in any kind of conversation about it.

What happened when the king hears his courtiers talking about Hilsa fish?

The king was irritated as everyone was discussing nothing but the fish. When his courtiers were talking about Hilsa fish, he lost his temper and warned them that they were courtiers and not fishermen. But the talking soon felt guilty, looking at his nervous and humble courtier when he had rebuked. His tone changed and he said that it was the season of Hilsa and nobody could be stopped from talking about it.

What did Gopal’s wife think about him? Why did she feel that?

Gopal’s wife thought that her husband had gone mad. She felt that he was dressed too shabbily for a normal man too.




How did Gopal prepare for buying Hilsa Fish?

Answer: Gopal is a very witty person, knew how to turntables. A few days after that, he half-shaved his beard, smeared himself with ash, and wore disgraceful rags before he went to buy his Hilsa-fish.

What were the remarks of two men on seeing Gopal in the market?

On seeing Gopal a man said that he must be a madman while the other called him a mystic.

What strange things did Gopal do?

Gopal had half-shaven his face. Smeared ash over himself. Had put on rags and was looking disgraceful. His wife asked Gopal the reasons for-such weird acts. Gopal told her that he was going to buy Hilsa fish. At last, even she concluded that Gopal had gone mad.

What three things did Gopal do before he went to buy his Hilsa fish?

Before he went to buy Hilsa fish, Gopal half-shaved his face, smeared himself with ash and wore disgraceful rags.

How did Gopal get inside the palace to see the king after he had bought the fish?

When Gopal asked the guards to let him meet the king, they refused. Therefore, he began to dance and sing loudly. On hearing his loud song, the king sent his messenger to call him in the court.

How was the season of Hilsa Fish? How did people talk only about Hilsa Fish?

The season of Hilsa fish was filled with buying and selling of Hilsa fishes all around.
The fishermen, courtiers, and other people talked about nothing but Hilsa Fish. They talked about the sizes and prices of Hilsa fish being sold in the market.

Why did the king feel sorry after scolding? What did the king challenge?

The king was very annoyed with Hilsa fish being the only big fuss. Nobody talked about anything else but Hilsa fish. He thought that nobody could stop all these people from talking about Hilsa fish, not even Gopal. The king wanted to bring a change in the air. He challenged Gopal to buy a Hilsa-fish and bring it to the palace without anyone asking anything about the fish throughout the way to prove that he was clever.



Why did the king want no more talk about the Hilsa-fish?

Answer: Everyone around the king was talking about Hilsa fish. This had infuriated the king so he didn’t want anyone to talk about the Hilsa fish.

What did the king ask Gopal to do to prove that he was clever?

The king asked Gopal to buy a Hilsa-fish and bring it to the palace without anyone asking anything about the fish throughout the way to prove that he was clever.

Explain why no one seemed to be interested in talking about the Hilsa fish which Gopal had bought.

One was interested in the Hilsa fish. Gopal had bought because of Gopal’s condition. He was wearing rugs, his face was half-shaven and ash was smeared over his body. People were more interested in his appearance than the fish.

If a person takes challenges, he put in his efforts to win it. How?

One should be resolute and firm. Yes, we should not give up in any situation. We should find out a solution to come out of it. Sometimes it might be tough to find the solution, but if we try hard nothing is impossible. We learn from the efforts we make in life. If we won’t make efforts then our learning will stop.

How did Gopal make the king remember about the challenge?

The king was initially shocked to see Gopal with such a disgraceful attire. He asked the reason for his ridiculous appearance. To which Gopal replied that nobody seemed to discuss Hilsa fish anymore and everybody’s suddenly concerned about Gopal’s disgraceful look. And that’s when the king remembered about the challenge.

What was the challenge given to him by the king? How he won it?

Gopal happily accepted the challenge of buying a huge Hilsa fish from the market and to ensure on the way from the market to the palace no one should talk to him about the fish. He was an intelligent man. He dressed up like a mad man and his appearance caught everyone’s attention. He reached the court without anyone talking about the fish as everyone was drawn towards his appearance.

Why has Gopal stopped entry to the palace? What did he say to the king?

Gopal looked suspicious or rather mystic since he had dressed filthily. Moreover, his beard was half- shaven and ash was smeared on it. In addition to that, the guards barred his entry palace. He started dancing and singing loudly so that the king might hear him and call him inside. The king ordered him to be taken inside but he could not recognize him. When Gopal reminded him of his challenge and proved that he had fulfilled it the king was surprised and burst into laughter.



Evaluate Gopal to be a clever man?

Answer: Despite Gopal being from a low caste family, he was quite intelligent. He could ridicule anybody with his finest wit and that we can see from this story. We find Gopal accepting the challenge and coming up with a very precise plan. He made people not talk about Hilsa fish throughout from market to court. He was successful in doing that with his disgraceful look. He’s a person of the pan and knew how to make tables turn. His victory in the challenge thrown at him proves him to be a very humorous and witty person.

Reference to Context – 1

King: I’m sorry I lost my temper. It is the Reason for Hilsa – fish and no one not even Gopal can stop anyone from talking about Hilsa. Not even for five minutes!

Questions
    1. Who said these lines and to whom?
    2. Why did he lose his temper?
    3. Whose name did he mention in his comment?
    4. Why did the king ask for forgiveness?
    5. Give synonyms of ‘temper’.
Answers
    1. The king said these lines to the courtier.
    2. He lost his temper when he heard everyone talking about Hilsa fish.
    3. The king mentioned the name of Gopal in his comment.
    4. The king asked for forgiveness as he snubbed a counter very harshly.
    5. Mood.

Reference to Context – 2

Gopal: Strangely enough no one seems to be interested in Hilsa fish today! From the market to the palace and in the court, not a soul has spoken a word about Hilsa fish!

Questions
    1. Why was it ‘strangely enough’ for Gopal?
    2. Who has spoken these lines and to whom?
    3. Where did he come from?
    4. What were his expectations?
    5. Choose the adverb of “strange” from the passage.



Answers
    1. It was strange enough because no one talked about Hilsa fish that day.
    2. These lines are spoken by Gopal to the king.
    3. He had come from the market to the court.
    4. He was expecting that anyone would talk about Hilsa fish.
    5. Strangely.