NCERT Solutions for Class 7 English An Alien Hand Chapter 3

The Desert Class 7

Chapter 3 The Desert Exercise Answers & Summary

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Comprehension check : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 16

Q1 :  

From the first paragraph

(i) pick out two phrases which describe the desert as most people believe it is;

(ii) pick out two phrases which describe the desert as specialistssee it.

Which do you think is an apt description, and why?


Answer :

(i)Two phrases which describe the desert as most people believe it is:

dry, hot, waterless and without shelter”

a flat, unchanging wasteland of dry sand”

(ii)Two phrases which describe the desert as specialists see it:

a beautiful place”

home of a variety of people, animals and plants

The description of the desert as specialists see it is more apt as their description is based on actual studies, and not just on beliefs and assumptions.

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Q2 :  

The phrases on the left in the following box occur in the text.Match each of them with a phrase on the right.

(i)

an endless stretch of sand

  • fertile place with water and plants in a desert

(ii)

waterless and without shelter

  • not visible because the grass is thick

(iii)

an oasis

  • nothing but sand as far as one can see

(iv)

hidden by a cover of grass

  • no water and no shade


Answer :

(i)

an endless stretch of sand

  • nothing but sand as far as one can see

(ii)

waterless and without shelter

  • no water and no shade

(iii)

an oasis

  • fertile place with water and plants in a desert

(iv)

hidden by a cover of grass

  • not visible because the grass is thick

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Q3 :  

A camel can do without water for days together. What is the reason given in the text?


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Q4 :  

How do the smaller desert animals fulfil their need for water?


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Q5 :  

In a desert the temperature rises during the day and falls rapidly at night. Why?


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Exercise : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 19

Q1 :  

Describe a desert in your own way. Write a paragraph and readit aloud to your classmates.


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Q2 :  

Go to the library and collect information about the lifestyle of people in desert areas— their food, clothes, work, social customs, etc. Share this information with the group.


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