Wednesday, 29 February 2012

CBSE Class 7th (VII) English -Chapter 4. The Ashes That Made Trees Bloom - Solved Exercises

Intext Questions ( Comprehension Check Page,60)

Question 1. Why did the neighbor kill the dog?
Answer. The neighbours on hearing the good luck bought to couple by the dog, coaxed the dog and took it to the field. The dof scratched and powed the ground under a pine tree. When digging the ground the neighbor didn't get gold, in anger killed the dog and flung him into the hole.


Question 2. Mark the right item.
(i) The old farmer and his wife loved the dog.
(a) because it helped them in their day-to-day work.
(b) as if it was their own baby.
(c) as they were kind to all living beings.
(ii) When the old couple became rich, they
(a) gave the dog better food.
(b) invited their greedy neighbours to a feast.
(c) lived comfortable and were generous towards their poor neighbours.
(iii) The greedy couple borrowed the mill and the mortar to make
(a) rich pastry and bean sauce.
(b) magic ash to win rewards.
(c) a pile of gold.

Answer:(i) The old farmer and his wife loved the dog.-(b) as if it was their own baby.
(ii) When the old couple became rich, they-(c) lived comfortable and were generous towards their poor neighbours.
(iii) The greedy couple borrowed the mill and the mortar to make-(c) a pile of gold.

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Textbook Questions (Working with the text

Question 1. The old farmer is a kind person. What evidence of his kindness do you find in the first two paragraphs?
Answer. The old farmer is a kind person. Having no children. he made a little dog named Muko, his baby. The couple used to feed him with tidbits of fish from their own chopsticks and all the boiled Rice he wanted. They treated him nicely. The farmer was patient and kind to everything that had life and often turned up a sod on purpose to give food to the birds.
Question 2. What did the dog do to lead the farmer to the hidden gold?
Answer. The dog took the old man to a place and began starching it. The old man thought there might be a buried bone or bit of fish, thus struck his hoe in the earth and found the hidden gold.
Question 3. (i) How did the spirit of the dog help the farmer first?
(ii) How did it help him next?

Answer.
(i) the spirit of the dog appeared to the farmer in a dream and asked him to cut down the pine three over his gave and to make a mortar for rice pastry and a mill for bean sauce from it.
(ii) Once again the spirit of the dog spoke to the farmer and told him how the wicked neighbours had burnt the mill made from the pine tree. He asked him to take the ashes of the mill, to sprinkle them on the withered trees, and that they would bloom again.
Question 4. Why did the daimio reward the farmer but punish the neighbor for the same act?
Answer. The farmer had the magical ashes which on sprinkling on the withered cherry tree bloomed it. On seeing the act the daimio became very happy and rewarded the farmer but his neighbour didn't have magic in the ashes on a withered cherry tree but the ashes went into the eyes and nose of the diamino got angry and punished the neighbour for his act.
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Working with the Language

Question 1.Read the following conversation.
RAVI : what are you doing?
MRIDU : I'm reading a book.
RAVI : Who wrote it?
MRIDU : Ruskin Bond.
RAVI : Where did you find?
MRIDU : In the library.

Notice that 'what', 'who', 'where', are question words.
Question that require information begin with question words. Some other question words are 'when', 'why', 'where', 'which', and 'how'.
  Remember that



Read the following paragraph and frame questions on the italicized phrases.
Anil is in the school. I am in school too. Anil is sitting in the left row. He is reading book. Anil's friend is sitting in the second row. He is sharpening his pencil. The teacher is writing in the blackboard. Children are writing in their copybooks. Some children are looking out of the window.
Answer.
(i) Where is Anil?
(ii) Where is Anil sitting?
(iii) What is he doing?
(iv) Where is Anil's friend sitting?
(v) What is his friend doing?
(vi) Who is writing in the black board?
(vii) What are some children doing.
Question 2. Write the appropriate question words in the blank spaces in the follwing dialogue.
Neha : ____ did you get this book?
Sheela : Yesterday morning.
Neha : ____ is your sister crying?
Sheela : Because she has lost her doll.
Neha : ____ room is this, yours or hers?
Sheela : It's our.
Neha : ____ do you go to school?
Sheela : We walk to school. It is near by.

Answer.
Neha : when did you get this book?
Sheela : Yesterday morning.
Neha : why is your sister crying?
Sheela : Because she has lost her doll.
Neha : who's room is this, yours or hers?
Sheela : It's our.
Neha : How do you go to school?
Sheela : We walk to school. It is near by.
Question 3. Fill in the blanks with the words given in the box.
how  what  when  where  which

(i) My fried lost his Chemistry book. Now he doesn't know ____ to do and ____ to look for it.
(ii) There are so many toys in the shops. Neena can't decide ____ one to buy.
(iii) You don't know the way to my school. Ask the policeman ____ to get there.
(iv) You should decide soon ____ to start building your house.
(v) Do you know ____ to ride a biycycle? I don't remember ____ and ____ I learnt it.
(vi) "You should know ____ to talk and ____ to keep your mouth shut," the teacher advised Anil.

Answer.
(i) My fried lost his Chemistry book. Now he doesn't know what to do and where to look for it.
(ii) There are so many toys in the shops. Neena can't decide which one to buy.
(iii) You don't know the way to my school. Ask the policeman how to get there.
(iv) You should decide soon when to start building your house.
(v) Do you know how to ride a biycycle? I don't remember when and where I learnt it.
(vi) "You should know how to talk and when to keep your mouth shut," the teacher advised Anil.
Question 4. Add im- or in- to each of the following words and use them in place of the italicised words in the sentences given below.
patient proper possible senstive competent

(i) The project appears very difficult at first sight but it can be completed if we work very hard.
(ii) He lacks competence. That why he can't keep any job for more than a year.
(iii) "Don't lose patience. Your letter will come one day", the postman told me.
(iv) That's not a proper remark to make under the circumstances.
(v) He appears to be without sensitivity. In fact, He is very emotional.

Answer.
(i) The project appears impossible at first sight but it can be completed if we work very hard.
(ii) He is incompetent. That's why he can't keep any for more than a year.
(iii) "Don't be impatient. Your letter will come one day", the postman told me.
(iv) That's an improper remark to make under the circumstances.
(v) He appears to be insensitive. In fact, He is very emotional.
Question 5. Read the following sentences:
It was a cols morning and stars still glowed in the sky. An old man was walking along the road.
The words in italics are articles. "A" and "an" are indefinite articles and "the" is the definite article. "A" is used before a singular countable noun. "An" is used before a word that begins with a vowel.
(i) a boy (i) an actor
(ii) a mango (ii) an apple
(iii) a university (iii) an hour

Use a,an or the in the blanks
There was once _____ play which became very successful. _____ famous actor was acting in it. In _____ play his role was that of _____ aristocrat who had been imprisoned in _____ castle for twenty years. In _____ last act of _____ play someone would come on _____ stage with _____ letter which he would hand over to _____ prisoner. Even though _____ aristocrat was not expected to read _____ letter at each performance, he always insisted that _____ letter be written out from beginning to end.

Answer.

There was once a play which became very successful. A famous actor was acting in it. In the play his role was that of an aristocrat who had been imprisoned in a castle for twenty years. In the last act of the play someone would come on the stage with a letter which he would hand over to the prisoner. Even though the aristocrat was not expected to read the letter at each performance, he always insisted that the letter be written out from beginning to end.
Question 6. Encircle the correct answer.
Nina was looking for {(a)/the} job. After many interviews she got {a/(the)} job she was looking for.
A : Would you like {a/an/the} apple or {a/an/the} banana?
B : I'd like {a/an/the} apple please.
A : Take {a/an/the} red one in {a/an/the} fruit bowl.You may take {a/an/the} orange also, if you like.
B : Which one?
A : {A/An/The} one beside {a/an/the} banana.

Answer.
A : Would you like {a/(an)/the} apple or {(a)/an/the} banana?
B : I'd like {a/(an)/the} apple please.
A : Take {a/an/(the)} red one in {a/an/(the)} fruit bowl.You may take {a/(an)/the} orange also, if you like.
B : Which one?
A : {A/An/(The)} one beside {a/an/(the)} banana.


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