NCERT solutions for class 7 English Chapter 5

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NCERT Solutions of Class 7 English Honeycomb Chapter-5 Quality

Excercise of Chapter-5 Quality


Question 1: What was the author’s opinion about Mr Gessler as a bootmaker?
Solution: The author had a high opinion about Mr Gessler as a bootmaker. He knew that Mr Gessler made only what was ordered, and the boots that he made never failed to fit. The author felt that to make such boots as Mr Gessler did seemed mysterious and wonderful.

Question 2: Why did the author visit the shop so infrequently?

Solution: The author visited the shop so infrequently because the boots made by Mr Gessler lasted for a long time.

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

Solution: When the author remarked that a certain pair of boots he had got earlier creaked, Mr Gessler looked at him for a time without replying, as if expecting him to withdraw or qualify the statement. Then, he said that the shoes should not have creaked. He then asked the author to send the boots back, and if he could do nothing of them, he would take them off his bill.

Question 4: What was Mr Gessler’s complaint against ‘big firms”?

Solution: Mr Gessler’s complaint against big firms was that they got customers only because of advertising, and not because of any quality work. Mr Gessler, who loved his job and who used to make good quality boots, had very little work because people preferred the big firms.

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

Solution: The author knew that Mr Gessler made good quality boots. Every single pair of boots was good enough to last a long time. He came to know from Mr Gessler himself that in spite of his love for his job he could not get much work. This was because people preferred buying boots from big firms. Seeing his hardship and struggle, the author decided to order many pairs of boots even though he really did not really need them.

Question 1: Study the following phrases and their
meanings. Use them appropriately to complete
the sentences that follow.
look after : take care of
look down : disapprove or regard as
on inferior
look in : make a short visit
(on someone)
look into : investigate
look out : be careful
look up : improve
look up to : admire

    1.After a very long spell of heat, the weather is …………..  at last.
    2.We have no right to …………. people who do small jobs.
    3.Nitin has always ……………. his uncle, who is a self-made man.
    4.The police are …………… the matter thoroughly.
    5.If you want to go out, I will ………….. the children for you.
    6.I promise to ………….. on your brother when I visit Lucknow next.
    7.……………. when you are crossing the main road.

    1.looking up
    2.look down
    3.looked up
    4.looking into
    5.look after
    6.look in
    7.Look out

Question 2: Read the following sets of words loudly and clearly.
cot              –     coat
cost            –     coast
tossed         –     toast
got              –     goat
rot               –     rote
blot             –     bloat
knot            –     note
Solution: Do it yourself.

Question 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.
sheep                 trash                  marsh                  fashion
anxious             shriek                  shore                    fish
portion              ashes                   sure                      nation
shoe                pushing                 polish                   moustache
Initial                 Medial                  Final
Sheep               Fashion                 Trash
Shriek              Anxious                 Marsh
Shore               Portion                 Fish
Sure                Ashes                   Polish
Shoe                Nation                  Pushing

Question 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.


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