NCERT Class 7 English Chapter 1 | Three Questions | Solutions

NCERT Class 7 English Honeycomb Chapter 1 Solutions

Here are the textbook solutions of NCERT class 7 English Chapter 1. You can find more class 7 worksheets and solutions here.

Answer the following questions

1. Why was the king advised to go to magicians?

In order to figure out the right time for doing something, it was necessary to look into the future. Since magicians alone can do it, the king was told to approach them.

2. In answer to the second question, whose advice did the people say would be important to the king?

People gave different answers. While some said that Councillors were the most important people to advise the king, others insisted that he needed priests the most. Some others said that doctors were the most important and there were also some who said that soldiers were more important than anybody else.

3. What suggestions were made in answer to the third question?

Some said that the most important thing for him to do was pursuing science. Others said it was fighting and there were also some who said that it was religious worship.

4. Did the wise men win the reward? If not, why?

No, the wise men did not win the reward because the king was not satisfied with the answers.

5. How did the king and the hermit help the wounded man?

They removed the man’s clothing. When they found a large wound in his stomach, the king washed the wound and covered it with his handkerchief. However, blood was still coming out of the wound. So, the king re-dressed the wound until it stopped bleeding.

6. (i) Who was the bearded man?
(ii) Why did he ask for the king’s forgiveness?

The bearded man was an enemy of the king who had sworn revenge on the king because the king had put his brother to death and seized his property.

He asked for the king’s forgiveness because he had come there with the objective of killing the king on his way home. However, it was the king who saved his life.

7. The king forgave the bearded man. What did he do to show his forgiveness?

To show his forgiveness, the king said that he would send his servants and his own doctor to look after the man. The king also promised to give him his land back.

8. What were the hermit’s answers to the three questions? Write each answer separately. Which answer do you like most, and why?

The hermit’s answer to the first question was that the most important time to do something was ‘now’. It was important because it is the only time we have any power to act.

The most important person whom the king should listen to was the person he was with at any particular point because nobody knows what will happen in future and whether we will meet anyone else.

The most important thing in life is to do good to the man we are with at any point of time because doing good to others is the very purpose of our existence here.

1. Match the following

Refer text book page number 15

Wounded – severely injured
Awoke – got up from sleep
Forgive – pardon
Faithful – loyal
Pity – feel sorry for
Beds – small patches of ground for plants
Return – give back

Example sentences

  • The soldiers were badly wounded in the battle.
  • I felt pity for the man who had no arms.
  • Dogs are extremely loyal to their masters.

2. Each of the following sentences has two blanks. Fill in the blanks with appropriate forms of the word given in the brackets.

(i) The …………………….. said that only fresh evidence would make him change his ………………………. (judge)

(ii) I didn’t notice any serious ……………………… of opinion among the debaters, although they ……………………….. from one another over small points. (differ)

(iii) It’s a fairly simple question to …………………………., but will you accept my ………………………….. as final? (answer)

(iv) It isn’t …………………………… that ………………………………. should always be the mother of invention. (necessary)

(v) Hermits are …………………………. men. How they acquire their ………………………………. no one can tell. (wise)

(vi) The committee has …………………………. to make Jagdish captain of the team. The ………………………… is likely to please everyone. (decide)

(vii) Asking for …………………………… is as noble as the willingness to …………………….. (forgive)

Answers

(i) The judge said that only fresh evidence would make him change his judgement.

(ii) I didn’t notice any serious difference of opinion among the debaters, although they differed from one another over small points.

(iii) It’s a fairly simple question to answer, but will you accept my answer as final?

(iv) It isn’t necessary that necessity should always be the mother of invention.

(v) Hermits are wise men. How they acquire their wisdom no one can tell.

(vi) The committee has decided to make Jagdish captain of the team. The decision is likely to please everyone.

(vii) Asking for forgiveness is as noble as the willingness to forgive.

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