NCERT Solutions for Class 7 English Chapter 2 A Gift of Chappals
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NCERT Solutions for Class 7 Chapter 2 A Gift of Chappals
The chapter “A Gift of Chappals” is about the innocence and generosity of kids. First, the story talks about how kids are taking care of an orphaned cat. It then shows how these kids offer to help a beggar by giving him a gift of chappals, when they see that the beggar’s feet are full of pink blisters.
Unit 2, A Gift of Chappals
- What is the secret that Meena shares with Mridu in the backyard?
Ans. Meena shared the secret of having a kitten inside a torn football in their backyard. They found it outside their gate in the morning.
- How does Ravi get milk for the kitten?
Ans. Ravi got milk from the kitchen. On his way, his grandmother saw him with milk. He told her that he was hungry but she gave him a suspicious look because of which he had to drink most of the milk to prove it. Then she asked him to return the tumbler back so he had to run and pour some milk in a coconut shell and put it back in the kitchen.
- Who does he say the kitten’s ancestors are? Do you believe him?
Ans. Ravi says that Mahabalipuram Rishi-Cat is the ancestor of the kitten. No, I don’t believe him.
- 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?
Ans. This shows that he has a rich imagination and he is an intelligent child.
- What was the noise that startled Mridu and frightened Mahendran?
Ans. The noise that startled Mridu and frightened Mahendran was the sound of Lalli’s violin.
- The music master is making lovely music. Read aloud the sentence in the text that expresses this idea.
Ans. The lines from the text that expresses this idea are: “The music master’s notes seemed to float up and settle perfectly into the invisible tracks of the melody. It was like the wheels of a train fitting smoothly into the rails and whizzing along.”
- Had the beggar come to Rukku Manni’s house for the first time? Give reasons for your answer.
Ans. No, the beggar had not come to Rukku Manni’s house for the first time. We can say this because Ravi’s mother asked him to send the beggar away. Also, Paati told Tapi that the beggar had been visiting their house for the past one week.
- “A sharp V-shaped line had formed between her eyebrows.” What does it suggest to you about Rukku Manni’s mood?
Ans. A sharp V-shaped line between the eyebrows suggests that Rukku Manni was in an angry mood.
Working with the Text
- 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 chillies over himself
(iii) The teacher played a few notes on his violin, and Lalli stumbled behind him on her violin, which looked helpless and unhappy in her hands.
(iv)The beggar said that the kind ladies of the household have kept his body and soul together on their generosity for a whole week.
(v) After the lesson was over, the music teacher asked Lalli if she had seen his chappals.
- Describe the music teacher, as seen from the window.
Ans. As seen from the window, the music teacher had the bony figure. His head was mostly bald, with some oiled black hair around his ears. A gold chain shined around his neck, and a diamond ring glittered on his hand as it moved along the stem of the violin. And, a large foot stuck out from beneath his gold-bordered dhoti.
- (i) What makes Mridu conclude that the beggar has no money to buy chappals?
Ans. The beggar had large, pink, peeling blisters on his feet which made Mridu conclude that the beggar had no money to buy chappals.
(ii) What does she suggest to show her concern?
Ans. Mridu was concerned about the beggar, so she asked Meena and Ravi if they had an old pair of slippers in the house to give to the beggar.
- “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?
Ans. Rukku Manni wanted to ask the children if it was them behind missing chappals.
(ii) Why did she change her question?
Ans. She changed her question because she saw that the children were very serious and quiet so she suspected that the children definitely had something to do with the missing chappals.
(iii) What did she think had happened?
Ans. She thought that the children had purposely hidden the chappals somewhere.
- On getting Gopu Mama’s chappals, the music teacher tried not to look too happy. Why?
Ans. The music teacher tried not to look happy because he wanted to hide his happiness of getting new chappals of Gopu Mama to others. He wanted to show that his own chappals were new and expensive.
- On getting a gift of chappals, the beggar vanished in a minute. Why was he in such a hurry to leave?
Ans. The beggar was in a hurry to leave because he had already been asked to leave the house which made him a little sad. His feet were totally blistered. So, when the children got him a pair of chappals, he vanished in a minute, muttering a blessing to the children because he couldn’t have received anything better than those chappals in gleaming afternoon heat.
- Walking towards the kitchen with Mridu and Meena, Rukku Manni began to laugh. What made her laugh?
Ans. Gopu Mama has always been in a hurry to throw off his shoes and socks and get into his chappals as soon as he comes home. Rukku Manni was wondering what she would say to him about his chappals. She began to laugh and wondered what his reaction would be when he would find that she gave his chappals to the music master.
Working with Language
- Read the following sentences.
(a) If she knows we have a cat, Paati will leave the house.
(b) She won’t be so upset if she knows about the poor beggar with sores on his fect.
(c) If the chappals do fit, will you really not mind?
Notice that each sentence consists of two parts. The first part begins with ‘if’. It is known as if-clause.
Rewrite each of the following pairs of sentences as a single sentence. Use ‘if ’ at the beginning of the sentence.
(a) Walk fast. You’ll catch the bus.
If you walk fast, you’ll catch the bus.
(b) Don’t spit on the road. You’ll be fined.
If you spit on the road, you’ll be fined.
(i) Don’t tire yourself now. You won’t be able to work in the evening.
Ans. If you tire yourself now, you won’t be able to work in the evening.
(ii) Study regularly. You’ll do well in the examination.
Ans. If you study regularly, you’ll do well in the examination.
(iii) Work hard. You’ll pass the examination in the first division.
Ans. If you work hard, you’ll pass the examination in the first division.
(iv) Be polite to people. They’ll also be polite to you.
Ans. If you are polite to people, they’ll also be polite to you.
(v) Don’t tease the dog. It’ll bite you.
Ans. If you tease the dog, it’ll bite you.
- Fill in the blanks in the following paragraph.
Today is Sunday. I’m wondering whether I should stay at home or go out. If I go (go) out, I will miss (miss) the lovely Sunday lunch at home. If I stay (stay) for lunch, I will miss (miss) the Sunday film showing at Archana Theatre. I think I’ll go out and see the film, only to avoid getting too fat.
- Complete each sentence below by appropriately using any one of the following:
if you want to/if you don’t want to/if you want him to
(i) Don’t go to the theatre if you don’t want to.
(ii) He’ll post your letter if you want him to.
(iii) Please use my pen if you want to.
(iv) He’ll lend you his umbrella if you want him to.
(v) My neighbor, Ramesh, will take you to the doctor if you want him to.
(vi) Don’t eat it if you don’t want to.