# NCERT solutions for class 7 English Chapter-6

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## NCERT Solutions of Class 7 English Honeycomb Chapter-6 Expert Detectives

### Excercise of Chapter-6 Expert Detectives

Question 1: What did Nishad give Mr Nath? Why?
Solution: Nishad gave Mr Nath a bar of chocolate. He did so because he thought Mr Nath was starving.

Question 2: What is “strange” about Mr Nath’s Sundays?

Solution:The strange thing about Mr Nath’s Sundays was that almost every Sunday, Ramesh carried two lunches to Mr Nath’s room and the same man was with him each time. He was tall, fair, stout, and wore spectacles. Ramesh said that his visitor talked a lot, unlike Mr Nath who hardly spoke.

Question 3: Why did Nishad and Maya get a holiday?

Solution: It was raining heavily and the streets were flooded with the downpour. The traffic was blocked and the children got a holiday because of all this.

Question 1: The word ‘tip’ has only three letters but many meanings. Match the word with its meanings below.
(i)finger tips                                                      −    be about to say something
(ii)the tip of your nose                                      −    make the boat overturn
(iii)tip the water out of the bucket                    −    the ends of one’s fingers
(iv)have something on the tip of your tongue  −    give a rupee to him, to thank him
(v)tip the boat over                                        −    empty a bucket by tilting it
(vi)tip him a rupee                                         −    the pointed end of your nose
(vii)the tip of the bat                                      −    if you take this advice
(viii)the police were tipped off                       −    the bat lightly touched the ball
(ix)if you take my tip                                     −    the end of the bat
(x)the bat tipped the ball                              −    the police were told, or warned.

Solution:
(i)finger tips                                                      −    the ends of one’s fingers
(ii)the tip of your nose                                      −    the pointed end of your nose
(iii)tip the water out of the bucket                     −    empty a bucket by tilting it
(iv)have something on the tip of your tongue   −    be about to say something
(v)tip the boat over                                      −    make the boat overturn
(vi)tip him a rupee                                       −    give a rupee to him, to thank him
(vii)the tip of the bat                                    −    the end of the bat
(viii)the police were tipped off                     −    the police were told, or warned
(ix)if you take my tip                                   −    if you take this advice
(x)the bat tipped the ball                            −    the bat lightly touched the ball

Question 2: The words helper, companion, partner and accomplice have very similar meanings. But each word is typically used in certain phrases. Can you fill in the blanks below with the most commonly used words? A dictionary may help you.

(ii) my _________________ on the journey
(iii) I’m mother’s little __________________
(iv) a faithful __________________ such as a dog
(v) the thief’s __________________
(vi) find a good ________________
(vii) tennis/golf/bridge_________________
(viii) his ____________________in his criminal activities

Solution:
(ii) my companion on the journey
(iii) I’m mother’s little helper
(iv) a faithful companion such as a dog
(v) the thief’s accomplice
(vi) find a good helper
(vii) tennis/golf/bridge partner
(viii) his accomplice in his criminal activities

Question 3: Now let us look at the uses of the word break. Match the word with its meanings below. Try to find at least three other ways in which to use the word.
(i)The storm broke                            −    could not speak; was too sad to speak
(ii)daybreak                                       −    this kind of weather ended
(iii)His voice is beginning to break    −    it began or burst into activity
(iv)Her voice broke and she cried    −    The beginning of daylight
(v)The heat wave broke                   −    changing as he grows up
(vi)broke the bad news                    −    end it by making the workers submit
(vii)break a strike                             −    gently told someone the bad news

Solution:
(i)The storm broke                            −    it began or burst into activity
(ii)daybreak                                       −    the beginning of daylight
(iii)His voice is beginning to break    −    changing as he grows up
(iv)Her voice broke and she cried     −    could not speak; was too sad to speak
(v)The heat wave broke                    −    this kind of weather ended
(vii) break a strike                             −    end it by making the workers submit

Question 1:
Arrange the information as suggested below.
*What he eats
*When he eats
*What he drinks and when
*How he pays

Solution:
*Mr Nath used to eat two chapattis, some dal and a vegetable.
*He used to eats in the morning and evening.
*He used to drink tea in morning and afternoon.
*He used to pay in cash and also used to give tips to Ramesh.

Question 2: Why does Maya think Mr Nath is a crook? Who does she say the Sunday visitor is?
Solution: Maya thinks that Mr Nath is a crook because he doesn’t talk to anyone and has no friends. She believes that his scars are result of shoot-out with police.
He doesn’t work anywhere and sits at home all the day and there are no visitors at his place except the Sunday morning guest.
He is not bothered about his meals and pays the money in cash. She thinks that the Sunday visitor is his partner in the crime. He keeps the money from the loot and comes to give Mr Nath his share.

Question 3: