NCERT Solutions for Class 7th: Ch 5 Quality Honeycomb

John Galsworthy

Page No: 78


Working with the Text



Answer the following questions.



1. What was the author’s opinion about Mr Gessler as a bootmaker?
Answer

According to the author, Mr. Gessler was the best shoemaker in the city. He made only what was ordered and what he made never failed to fit. The boot made by him yet seems  mysterious and wonderful. He was the perfect artist in this job.

2. Why did the author visit the shop so infrequently?

Answer

The boots made by Mr. Gessler lasted terribly lasts longer than the usual like having something beyond temporary.. Therefore, the author visit the shop so infrequently.

3. What was the effect on Mr Gessler of the author’s remark about a certain pair of boots?

Answer

When author’s remark about a certain pair of boots, Mr Gessler surprisingly looked at him for a time to withdrew or qualify his statement. After that, he asked the author to get the pair back and if he could do nothing of them then he would take them off his bill.


4. What was Mr Gessler’s complaint against “big firms”?

Answer

Mr Gessler’s complaint against “big firms” that they didn't have self respect. They got their business by advertisement not by work. Every year, the sell of Mr Gessler is getting less because of them and soon he will left with no job.

5. Why did the author order so many pairs of boots? Did he really need them?

Answer

The author got shocked and Filled with sorrow when he knew about the death of Mr Gessler’s elder brother. In order to help him, he ordered so many pairs of boots. No, he did't really need them.

Working with Language

I. Study the following phrases and their meanings. Use them appropriately to complete the sentences that follow.
look after: take care of
look down on: disapprove or regard as inferior
look in (on someone): make a short visit
look into: investigate
look out: be careful
look up: improve
look up to: admire

(i) After a very long spell of heat, the weather is ...................... at last.
(ii) We have no right to ................... people who do small jobs.
(iii) Nitin has always ................ his uncle, who is a self-made man.
(iv) The police are .................... the matter thoroughly.
(v) If you want to go out, I will .......................... the children for you.
(vi) I promise to ......................... on your brother when I visit Lucknow next.
(vi) .................. when you are crossing the main road.

Answer

(i) After a very long spell of heat, the weather is looking up at last.

(ii) We have no right to look down on people who do small jobs.

(iii) Nitin has always looked up to his uncle, who is a self-made man.

(iv) The police are looking into the matter thoroughly.

(v) If you want to go out, I will look after the children for you.

(vi) I promise to look in on your brother when I visit Lucknow next.

(vii) Look out when you are crossing the main road.

Page No: 79

3. Each of the following words contains the sound ‘sh’ (as in shine) in the beginning or in the middle or at the end. First speak out all the words clearly. Then arrange the words in three groups in the table on page 80.

                    sheep                trash            marsh             fashion
                  anxious              shriek           shore                fish
                  portion                ashes            sure               nation
                    shoe                pushing        polish            moustache

Answer

Initial                        Medial                         Final
Sheep                        fashion                        trash
shriek                        portion                        marsh
shore                           ashes                        anxious
sure                            nation                          fish
shoe                          pushing                       polish
                                                                 moushtache

Page No: 80

4. In each of the following words ‘ch’ represents the same consonant sound as in ‘chair’. The words on the left have this sound initially. Those on the right have it finally. Speak each word clearly.

                       choose                  bench
                        child                    march
                       cheese                   peach
                        chair                    wretch
                    charming                research

Underline the letters representing this sound in each of the following words.
         (i) feature                       (iv) reaching                          (vii) riches
        (ii) archery                       (v) nature                              (viii) batch
       (iii) picture                       (vi) matches                            (ix) church

Answer

(i) Feature

(ii) Archery

(iii) Picture

(iv) Reaching

(v) Nature

(vi) Matches

(vii) Riches

(viii) Batch

(ix) Church

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