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NCERT solutions for Class 7 English - Honeycomb chapter 4 - The Ashes That Made Trees Bloom [Latest edition]

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Chapter 4: The Ashes That Made Trees Bloom

Comprehension CheckWorking with the TextWorking with LanguageSpeaking and WritingExtra Questions
Comprehension Check [Page 60]

NCERT solutions for Class 7 English - Honeycomb Chapter 4 The Ashes That Made Trees Bloom Comprehension Check [Page 60]

Comprehension Check | Q 1 | Page 60

Why did the neighbours kill the dog?

Comprehension Check | Q 2.1 | Page 60

Mark the right item.

The old farmer and his wife loved the dog

  • because it helped them in their day-to-daywork

  • as if it was their own baby

  • as they were kind to all living beings.

Comprehension Check | Q 2.2 | Page 60

Mark the right item.

When the old couple became rich, they

  • gave the dog better food.

  • invited their greedy neighbours to a feast.

  • lived comfortably and were generous towards their poor neighbours.

Comprehension Check | Q 2.3 | Page 60

Mark the right item.

The greedy couple borrowed the mill and the mortar to make

  • rice pastry and bean sauce.

  • magic ash to win rewards.

  • a pile of gold.

Working with the Text [Pages 63 - 64]

NCERT solutions for Class 7 English - Honeycomb Chapter 4 The Ashes That Made Trees Bloom Working with the Text [Pages 63 - 64]

Working with the Text | Q 1 | Page 63

Answer the following questions.

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

Working with the Text | Q 2 | Page 63

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

Working with the Text | Q 3 | Page 63

How did the spirit of the dog help the farmer first?
How did it help him next?

Working with the Text | Q 4 | Page 64

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

Working with Language [Pages 64 - 67]

NCERT solutions for Class 7 English - Honeycomb Chapter 4 The Ashes That Made Trees Bloom Working with Language [Pages 64 - 67]

Working with Language | Q 1 | Page 64

Read the following conversation.
Ravi: What are you doing?
Mridu: I’m reading a book.
Ravi: Who wrote it?
Mridu: Ruskin Bond.
Ravi: Where did you find it?
Mridu: In the library.
Notice that ‘what’, ‘who’, ‘where’, are question words. Questions that require information begin with question words. Some other question words are ‘when’, ‘why’, ‘where’, ‘which’ and ‘how’.
Remember that

  • What asks about acting, things etc.
  • Who asks about people.
  • Which asks about people or things.
  • Where asks about place.
  • When asks about time.
  • Why asks about reason or purpose.
  • How asks about means, manner or degree.
  • Whose asks about possessions.

Read the following paragraph and frame 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 writing in their copybooks. Some children are looking out of the window.

Working with Language | Q 2 | Page 65

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 the school. It is nearby.

Working with Language | Q 3.1 | Page 65

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

how, what, when, where, which

My friend lost his chemistry book. Now he doesn’t know ______ to do and ______ to look for it.

Working with Language | Q 3.2 | Page 65

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

how, what, when, where, which

There are so many toys in the shops. Neena can’t decide ______ one to buy.

Working with Language | Q 3.3 | Page 65

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

how, what, when, where, which

You don’t know the way to my school. Ask the policeman ______ to get there.

Working with Language | Q 3.4 | Page 65

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

how, what, when, where, which

You should decide soon ______ to start building your house.

Working with Language | Q 3.5 | Page 65

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

how, what, when, where, which

Do you know ______ to ride a bicycle? I don’t remember ______ and ______ I learnt it

Working with Language | Q 3.6 | Page 65

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

how, what, when, where, which

"You should know ______ to talk and ______ to keep your mouth shut," the teacher advised Anil.

Working with Language | Q 4.1 | Page 66

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

The project appears very difficult at first sight but it can be completed if we work very hard.

Working with Language | Q 4.2 | Page 66

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

He lacks competence. That’s why he can’t keep any job for more than a year.

Working with Language | Q 4.3 | Page 66

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

"Don’t lose patience. Your letter will come one day," the postman told me.

Working with Language | Q 4.4 | Page 66

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

That’s not a proper remark to make under the circumstances.

Working with Language | Q 4.5 | Page 66

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

He appears to be without sensitivity. In fact, he is very emotional.

Working with Language | Q 5 | Page 66

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.

Working with Language | Q 6.1 | Page 67

Encircle the correct article.

Would you like (a/an/the) apple or (a/an/the) banana?

Working with Language | Q 6.2 | Page 67

Encircle the correct article.

I’d like (a/an/the) apple, please.

Working with Language | Q 6.3 | Page 67

Encircle the correct article.

Take (a/an/the) red one in (a/an/the) fruit bowl. You may take (a/an/the) orange also, if you like.

Working with Language | Q 6.4 | Page 67

Encircle the correct article.

(A/An/The) one beside (a/an/the) banana

Speaking and Writing [Page 67]

NCERT solutions for Class 7 English - Honeycomb Chapter 4 The Ashes That Made Trees Bloom Speaking and Writing [Page 67]

Speaking and Writing | Q 1 | Page 67

Do you remember an anecdote or a story about a greedy or jealous person and the unhappy result of his/her action? Narrate the story to others in your class.

Here is one for you to read.

Seeing an old man planting a fig tree, the king asked why he was doing this. The man replied that he might live to eat the fruit, and, even if he did not, his son would enjoy the figs.

“Well,” said the king, “if you do live to eat the fruit of this tree, please let me know.” The man promised to do so, and sure enough, before too long, the tree grew and bore fruit.

Packing some fine figs in a basket, the old man set out for the palace to meet the king.

The king accepted the gift and gave orders that the old man’s basket be filled with gold.

Now, next door to the old man, there lived a greedy old man jealous of his neighbour’s good fortune. He also packed some figs in a basket and took them to the palace in the hope of getting gold.

The king, on learning the man’s motive, ordered him to stand in the compound and had him pelted with figs. The old man returned home and told his wife the sad story. She consoled him by saying, “You should be thankful that our neighbour did not grow coconuts.”

Speaking and Writing | Q 2 | Page 67

Put each of the following in the correct order. Then use them appropriately to fill in the blanks in the paragraph that follows. Use correct punctuation marks.

  • English and Hindi/both/in/he writes
  • and only / a few short stories/many books in English/in Hindi
  • Is/my Hindi / than my English/much better

Ravi Kant is a writer and ………….. Of course, he is much happier writing in English than in Hindi. He has written …………….. . I find his books a little hard to understand ………………… .

Extra Questions

NCERT solutions for Class 7 English - Honeycomb Chapter 4 The Ashes That Made Trees Bloom Extra Questions

Extra Questions | Q 1

What did the kind farmer do with the money he made from the gold?

Extra Questions | Q 2

How did the daimios reward the kind farmer?

Extra Questions | Q 3

What did the leader of the van do with the kind old man?

Extra Questions | Q 4

Why did the wicked couple drop their tools?

Extra Questions | Q 5

How did the wicked couple behave with the dogs passing by their house?

Extra Questions | Q 6

What preparations did the kind old couple make for the New Year?

Extra Questions | Q 7

How was the wicked farmer punished for his greed?

Extra Questions | Q 8

How did the kind old couple treat their dog?

Extra Questions | Q 9

Describe the change the cherry tree underwent after the kind old poured a pinch of ash over it.

Extra Questions | Q 10

How did the dog repay to his masters?

Extra Questions | Q 11

What happened when the wicked old farmer sprinkled ash over the cherry tree?

Extra Questions | Q 12

Explain three ways in which the dog helped his master.

Extra Questions | Q 13

The wicked farmer wanted to be rich like his neighbour. What happened every time when he tried to do so?

Extra Questions | Q 14

Why do you think we should be kind towards animals?

Extra Questions | Q 15

One should not be greedy. Why do you think so?

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Chapter 4: The Ashes That Made Trees Bloom

Comprehension CheckWorking with the TextWorking with LanguageSpeaking and WritingExtra Questions

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