NCERT Solutions for Class 7 English Honeycomb Chapter 4

The Ashes that Made Trees Bloom Class 7

Chapter 4 The Ashes that Made Trees Bloom Exercise Answers & Summary

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Comprehension check : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 60

Q1 :  

Why did the neighbours kill the dog?


Answer :

The neighbours dragged the dog around their garden to find a treasure for themselves. When the dog stopped near a pine tree and started scratching the ground, they dug happily hoping to find a treasure. When they saw that there was nothing in there except a dead kitten, they became furious at the dog. They kicked it and beat it to death. They killed it because it did not help them find a treasure.

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Q2 :  

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 comfortably and were generous towards their poor neighbours.

(iii) The greedy couple borrowed the mill and the mortar to make

(a) rice 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 as if it was their own baby.

(ii) When the old couple became rich, they lived comfortably and were generous towards their poor neighbours.

(iii) The greedy couple borrowed the mill and the mortar to make a pile of gold.

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Working with the text : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 63

Q1 :  

The old farmer is a kind person. What evidence of his kindness do you find in the first two paragraphs?


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Q2 :  

What did the dog do to lead the farmer to the hidden gold?


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Q3 :  

(i) How did the spirit of the dog help the farmer first?

(ii) How did it help him next?


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Q4 :  

Why did the daimio reward the farmer but punish his neighbour for the same act?


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Working with language : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 64

Q1 :  

Read the following paragraph andframe questions on the italicised phrases.

Anil is in school. I am in school too. Anil is sitting in the left row. He is reading a book. Anil's friend is sitting in the second row. He is sharpening his pencil. The teacher is writing on the blackboard. Children are writingin their copybooks. Some children are looking out of the window.

(i) _____________________________________________________________

(ii) _____________________________________________________________

(iii) _____________________________________________________________

(iv) _____________________________________________________________

(v) _____________________________________________________________

(vi) _____________________________________________________________

(vii) _____________________________________________________________


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Q2 :  

Write appropriate question words in the blank spaces in the following 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 ours.

NEHA: ______________________ do you go to school?

SHEELA: We walk to school. It is near by.


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Q3 :  

Fill in the blanks with the words given in the box.

how

what

when

where

which

(i) My friend 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 bicycle? I don't remember ____________and _____________ I learnt it.

(vi) “You should know ________________ to talk and _____________ to keep your mouth shut,” the teacher advised Anil.


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Q4 :  

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

Sensitive

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's 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.


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Q5 :  

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.


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Q6 :  

Encircle the correct article.

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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