Class-7 English The-Riddle Question-Answer

Class-7 English The-Riddle Question-Answer

Class 7 (English)

Lesson: 2
The Riddle
Question Answer

Activity 1

Choose the correct answers from the given alternatives :

(a) Emperor Akbar was walking-
(i) in his palace
(ii) in the royal garden
(iii) in the house of Birbal.

Answer: (ii) in the royal garden

(b) Birbal was Akbar’s
(i) most trusted and faithful minister
(ii) greedy and unfaithful minister
(iii) rival

Answer: (i) most trusted and faithful minister

(c) The emperor was-
(i) happy
(ii) calm
(iii) worried

Answer: (iii) worried

(d) The fastest thing on earth is-
(i) the human mind
(ii) bullock cart
(iii) horse

Answer: (i) the human mind

(e) The neighbour was outwitted by-
(i) Akbar
(ii) Birbal
(iii) the neighbour’s friend

Answer: (ii) Birbal

Activity 2

Identify which of the following statements are true and which are False. Give a supporting statement for each of your answers.

(a) Emperor Akbar was very worried when he was roaming in his garden.

Ans: True
S.S – “But the great emperor Akbar did not have peace of mind.”

(b) There were no flowers and fruits in the garden of Akbar.

Ans: False
S.S – “His garden was lined with trees which produced the tastiest juiciest fruits in the whole kingdom. There were flowers of all shapes and sizes.”

(c) Birbal was indifferent to Akbar’s troubles.

Ans: False
S.S – “O great the powerful king, what is troubling you?”

(d) Birbal succeeded in answering Akbar’s query.

Ans: True
S.S – “He said, ‘ Your majesty, it is the human mind’.

(e) The people of Akbar’s court admired the wisdom of Birbal.

Ans: True
S.S- “people were amazed at the wisdom of Birbal.”

Activity 3

What kind of text is this?

It is a –
(i) play (ii) essay (iii) story.

Ans: (iii) story

Activity 4

Give another title to the story. Give reasons for your answer.

Ans: The other title of the story may be ‘Power of human mind’ because in this story Birbal proved how fast a human mind could solve a problem.

Activity 5

Complete the sentences meaningfully:

(a) Akbar asked Birbal to solve a riddle that was troubling him.

(b) Most people of the court of Akbar were puzzled as they heard the question, ‘What is the fastest thing on this earth.

(c) The neighbour realized that he was outwitted and withdrew his claim immediately.

(d) Birbal proved that the human mind is the fastest thing on earth.

Activity 6

Fill in the chart with information from the text:

(1) Emperor Akbar couldn’t find the answer to a riddleAkbar was trouble.
(2) Emperor Akbar asked Birbal to solve a riddle.Birbal solved the riddle and proved that it was the human mind.
(3) The neighbour has sold the well only, not the water in it.The neighbour wanted to change money for drawing water from the well.

Activity 7

Answer the following questions :

(a) What were the things that the great Emperor Akbar loved?
Ans: The great emperor Akbar loved arts, science, literature, and music.

(b) Why did Akbar not have peace of mind?
Ans: Akbar did not have peace of mind because he couldn’t find the answer to a riddle.

(c) What was the problem presented by the man from the audience?
Ans: The man presented the problem that he bought a well from a neighbour but when he wanted to draw water, he charged money for it.

(d) How did Birbal solve the problem?
Ans: Birbal proposed the buyer ask to rent from the seller to keep water in his well. Then the seller realized his mistake and withdrew his claim. Thus Birbal solved the problem.

Activity 8

Identify the words from the text which are the synonyms of the following words:

(a) confused:
Ans: puzzled

(b) demand:
Ans: claim

(c) argument:
Ans: dispute

(d) surprised:
Ans: amazed

Activity 9

Complete the following sentences with the proper degree of adjectives:

(a) Shiela has the longest hair in the class.

(b) Mr Ghosal is busier than Mr Patnaik.

(c) We should be more careful in our speech.

(d) Shenawaz is as thin as Pralay.

(e) The owl is considered as the wisest of all.

(f) His house is farther away from my house than Sanjeev’s.

Activity 10

Fill in the blanks with either Present Continuous Tense or Past Continuous Tense:

(a) It is raining now.

(b) Dr Manmohan Singh is visiting Kolkata today.

(c) Hari was studying at 9pm yesterday.

(d) The boys are playing in the field now.

(e) Rahim was talking to his friend when his mother called him.

Activity 11

Suppose your friend asks you to solve a riddle and you don’t know the answer to it. Write a dialogue in about 75 words based on the conversation that you had with your friend.

Arup: Hello Sumit! What’s going on?

Sumit: Nothing serious. Just having a crack at this crossword.

Arup: Good to see that you like puzzles. Well, here’s a riddle for you.

Sumit: What’s the riddle?

Arup: Well tell me the answer to the riddle–“I have a lot of wheels, but I cannot move.”Say what I am.”

Sumit: It is really puzzling me. What can have a lot of wheels? Oh! Now I remember — a train. But it can move…

Arup: Think more. You can easily solve it.

Sumit: What the think maybe. Tell me.

Arup: You are giving up so quickly then.

Sumit: It is impossible to me.

Arup: The answer is car parking.

Sumit: Oh, how easy! I should answer it.

Arup: But you can not. You have defeated.

Activity 12

Try to write a story that you may have heard before using the following points (in about 80 words):

A crow–finds meat—flies to a tree—a clever fox—sees– says to crow—sing–crow sings—meat falls—fox takes– crow sad—-flies away.

The Clever Fox

Once a crow found a piece of meat. It then flew to a tree. The crow kept the meat in its beak. A clever fox was going under the tree and saw the meat in the crow’s beak. Quickly the fox made a plan and said to the crow, “How sweet your voice is! Please, sing a song.” The crow believed the fox and began to sing. The meat piece fell below. The fox took it and went away. The crow was sad for its foolishness and flew away from the tree.

Moral: Nobody should be emotional in praising.

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