BSEB Bihar Board English Book Solutions Chapter 5. I Had a Dove Class 7th Solutions (मुझे एक पंडुक था)
5. I Had a Dove
(मुझे एक पंडुक था)
TEXTBOOK QUESTIONS AND THEIR ANSWERS
B. Let’s Comprehend :
B.1. Think and Tell:
Answer these questions orally:
Q. 1. How did the dove die ?
Ans. The dove died of grieving.
Q. 2. Why didn’t the bird live in the cage as happily as in the forest?
Ans. The bird did not have freedom of the forest in its cage, so it did not live there as happily as in the forest.
Q. 3. How can you say that the poet cared for the bird?
Ans. The poet was fond of the bird. He kissed the bird often and gave him white peas to eat. So, it can be said that the poet cared for the bird.
B.2. Think and Write:
B.2.1. Write true or false in the space provided.
(a) The dove was given green peas to eat. ……………
(b) The dove lived in the forest tree. …………….
(c) The dove was unhappy……………..
Ans. (a) false, (b) false, (c) true.
B.2.2. Tick (✔) the most appropriate answer to each of the following questions :
1. Who had woven the thread in the poem ?
(a) a tailor
(b) a dove
(c) the person who had caged the bird.
2. The person who had caged the dove felt that the dove had no reason to grieve because :
(a) the dove was being taken care of
(b) the dove was set free from her cage
(c) the dove liked to live in the cage
Ans. 1. (c), 2. (a).
B.2.3. Answer the following questions:
Q. 1. What happens to the dove in the poem ?
Ans. The dove was caged and its feet were tied with a silken thread. The dove grieved against its confinement and died.
Q. 2. Pick out the line which shows that the poet took care of the dove.
Ans. I kissed you oft and gave you white peas,
Q. 3. Did the poet know the cause of the dove’s grieving?
Ans. Yes, the poet knew the cause of the dove’s grieving.
Q. 4. The poet calls the dove with different names in the poem. One has been written for you. Can you identify the other names ?
(a) sweet dove (b) ……………. (c) ………………. (d) ……………..
Ans. (b) sweet little feet, (c) sweet bird, (d) pretty thing.
C. Word Study:
C.1.Making new words :
Q. Write the words that you can think about when you read the words given below (forest, green). One example for each is given for your help.
C.2.Rhyming words :
Q. The words ‘died’ and ‘tried’ rhyme with each other. They are thus called rhyming words. Pick out other such pairs from the poem.
Ans. 1. grieving-weaving
In this poem the poet has described the dove using the word ‘sweet’. ‘Sweet’ is called an adjective because it gives more information about the noun ‘dove’.
dove sweet dove-
Q. Can you find how the following words have been described in the poem.
Ans. Trees – green trees,
Peas – white peas,
Feet – sweet little feet,
Thread – silken thread.
There were tall trees and lovely flowers in the park.
Tall’ and ‘lovely’ are adjectives in the sentence given above.
Q. Rewrite the following sentences by adding appropriate adjectives to the underlined noun. You can take help from the help box.
1. Grandma bought a shawl.
Ans. Grandma bought a green shawl.
2. The frog has a tongue.
Ans. The frog has a sticky tongue.
3. My mother bought a frock for me from a market.
Ans. My mother bought a red frock for me from a noisy market.
4. She threw a ball that broke the glass of the window.
Ans. She threw a little ball that broke the glass of the window.
5. The fairy had a wand.
Ans. The fairy had a magic wand.
6. The man was walking with his stick.
Ans. The man was walking with his long stick.
7. On the tree, there were two birds.
Ans. On the tree, there were two beautiful birds.
Help : old, tall, long, little, sticky, bealutiful, red, noisy, green, magic
E. Let’s Talk :
Discuss with your classmates :
Q. Do you think animals should be cared?
Rina : Jaya, do you think, animals should be cared?
Jaya : Yes, animals are of various use for us.
Rana : What are the uses of animals 1or man?
Jaya : Some animals give us milk, some give us fur, some give us leather, etc.
Rana : Have animals any other uses for us, Ria ?
Ria : Yes, animals are useful in ecological balance. Tigers kill other animals and hawk kills other birds. Similarly, the vulture eats dead bodies of animals. Thus, they all control and unbalanced growth of various harmful animals and creatures in our environment.
F. Composition :
Q. After discussion, write a paragraph on the topic given above in not more than 100 words.
Ans. Animals are very useful for human beings and environment. Animals themselves maintain the ecological balance of nature. On the other hand, animals give us various things to satisfy our needs. They give us milk, flesh, leather, cowdung, etc. Some animals carry our loads, work in our field, and even guard our houses. They also give us amusement: Animals are as useful for us as our companions. Animals, like whales and elephants give us valuable oil and tusks. So, animals should be cared essentially.
G. Translation :
Q. Translate the first stanza of the poem into Hindi:
Hint: See the meaning of the first stanza on pages 37-38.
Look at the picture and write five sentences about it. Work in pairs.
Mantoo : Which bird is seen in the picture, Laloo?
Laloo : There is a parrot in the picture.
Manto : Do you know about the parrot ?
Laloo : Yes, a parrot is green in colour, its beaks are red and there is a red stripe around its neck.
Mantoo : Do you like the parrot ?
Laloo : Yes, I like a parrot very much. It looks very fine. It amuses us by imitating our sounds.
Mantoo : What does it eat?
Laloo : It likes to eat red chilli most. It eats other fruits also.
Mantoo : We should love and care for a bird like parrot.
SOME OTHER IMPORTANT QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS
Q. 1. Describe in short, the intention of the poet in writing the poem ‘I Had a Dove’.
Ans. The poet, Keats, has marked the importance of freedom for a living being. He has showed through this poem that even a little bird could not like to live without its freedom. And, the bird gave a lesson to us to love our freedom.
Q. 2. Write your feeling of the poem, ‘I had a Dove’, in your own words in not more than 50 words.
Ans. The poet, Keats, says in his poem that he tamed a dove. He loved it very much, gave it white peas to eat but the bird could not like to live with me because he tied its feet with a thread.
The poet concludes that the dove liked its freedom more than his love.