Ncert English Class 7 Solutions A Gift of Chappals
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A Gift of Chappals Exercise question Solutions :
- Comprehension Check (i) :
(1) What is the secret that Meena shares with Mridu in the backyard?
Meena shares the secret with Mridu in the background that they get a kitten outside of the gate of their house. And they kept the kitten in the backyard, behind a thick bush of berry.
(2) How does Ravi get milk for the kitten?
Ravi gets the milk for the kitten very hardly from their kitchen. Even when he get caught by his Paati, he pretended that he is very hungry that is why he wants it to drink. But when his Paati see him with suspected eyes, he drinks most of it to prove that he is really hungry. Then he brings the tumbler with some milk in the backyard and pour it into the coconut shell.
(3) Who does he say the kitten’s ancestors are? Do you believe him?
He says the kitten’s ancestors are the Pallava lion, the emblem of the Pallava dynasty. No, I do not quite him.
(4) Ravi has a lot to say about M.P.Poonai. This shows that
(i) he is merely trying to impress Mridu.
(ii) his knowledge of history is sound.
(iii) he has a rich imagination.
(iv) he is an intelligent child.
Which of these statements do you agree/disagree to?
The correct option is – (ii)
This shows that his knowledge of history is sound.
(5) What was the noise that startled Mridu and frightened Mahendran?
The noise that startled Mridu and frightened mahendran was that of kreeching sound of Lalli’s violin, coming from the outside of the window.
- Comprehension Check (ii) :
(1) The music master is making lovely music. Read aloud the sentence in the text that expresses this idea.
The sentence in the text that expresses the above idea is “It was like wheels of a train fitting smoothly into the rails and whizzing along.”
(2) 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. He has been coming to Rukku Manni’s house for last one week. The beggar himself admitted this that he had spent a whole week because of the ladies loftiness of Ruhhu Manni’s house.
(3) “A sharp V-shaped line had formed between her eyebrows.” What does it suggest to you about Rukku Manni’s mood?
A sharp V-shaped line had formed between Rukku Manni’s eyes brows, suggests that Rukku Manni was quite enraged on the mischievous behaviour of the children.
- Working with the Text :
(1) Complete the following sentences.
(i) Ravi compares Lalli’s playing the violin to – Derailing of a train.
(ii) Trying to hide beneath the tray of chillies, Mahendran – Tipped a few chilies over himself.
(iii) The teacher played a few notes on his violin, and Lalli – Stumbled behind him on her violin, which looked quite helpless and unhappy in her hands.
(iv) The beggar said that the kind ladies of the household – Have been very generous and helped him to survive a whole week.
(v) After the lesson was over, the music teacher asked Lalli if She had seen his chappals.
(2) Describe the music teacher, as seen from the window.
The music teacher had a bony and thin body. He sat in front of Lalli and his back was towards the window. He was a bold-pate man with fringe of oiled hair around his ears. He had an old fashioned tuft. He wore a sparkled gold chain on his leathery neck and also wore a glittering diamond ring on his hand. He wore a gold bordered ‘Dhoti’ from which his large foot stuck out with his toe he was trying to beat the time on the floor.
(3) (i) What makes Mridu conclude that the beggar has no money to buy chappals?
As the beggar sat on the ground and stretched out his feet, the children saw that there were large pink blisters on his bare feet. This made Mridu conclude that the beggar has no money to buy chappals.
(3) – (ii) What does she suggest to show her concern?
Mridu was very concerned about the beggar’s feet. So, she suggested to gave him an old pair of chappals.
(4) “Have you children…” she began, and then, seeing they were curiously quiet, went on more slowly, “seen anyone lurking around the verandah?”
(i) What do you think Rukku Manni really wanted to ask?
I think, Rukku Manni really wanted to ask the children that if they have done something with the chappals.
(ii) Why did she change her question?
She changed her question because she saw, the children were quiet and serious. This was the assurance of her suspicion that the children definitely have done something with the chappals.
(iii) What did she think had happened?
She thought that the children would have hidden the pair of chappals of the music teacher mischievously.
(5) On getting Gopu Mama’s chappals, the music teacher tried not to look too happy. Why?
The music teacher tried not to look too happy though he was very happy inside, after getting those chappals as these were much good from his own old chappals. Also he told lie to Lalli about his chappals that they were branded so, he pretended that he was very sad and angry on his loss of chappals.
(6) On getting a gift of chappals, the beggar vanished in a minute. Why was he in such a hurry to leave?
The beggar was in a hurry to leave their house after getting a gift of a pair of chappals because might be he had some fear of losing those chappals, as he knew that the children brought those chappals for him without taking any permission from their elders. And he did not wanted to lose it because he needed those chappals very badly due to the poor condition of his feet.
(7) Walking towards the kitchen with Mridu and Meena, Rukku Manni began to laugh. What made her laugh?
Walking towards the kitchen with Mridu and Meena, Rukku Manni began to laugh imagining the situation that what would be the reaction of Gopu Mama when he would come to know that his chappals were given to the music teacher. Because, after coming home and taking off his shoes he always puts on his chappals. She thought what excuse would she give to Gopu Mama.
- Speaking and Writing :
(1) Discuss in small groups
• If you want to give away something of your own to the needy, would it be better to ask your elders first?
I think, it would be better to ask our elders first, when we give away something that belongs to us to the needy. We should take their permissions before doing this because everything that we have were given by our elders.
• Is there someone of your age in the family who is very talkative? Do you find him/her interesting and impressive or otherwise? Share your ideas with others in the group.
Yes, I have a younger sister in my family who is very talkative. It seems very interesting to listen to her and it is really very fun to be with her. But sometime I do not like it, specially in my difficulties. That time I feel very irritating of her.
• Has Rukku Manni done exactly the same as the children? In your opinion, then, is it right for one party to blame the other?
Yes, Rukku Manni has done exactly the same thing as the children. She gave the Gopu Mama’s chappal’s to the music master. So, in my opinion, if the children have done the wrong deed, Rukku Manni was also wrong. Hence, it is not right for both of them to blame each other.
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