BSEB Bihar Board Class 7 English Book Solutions Chapter 1 Sympathy (दया/ सहानुभुति)
TEXTBOOK QUESTIONS AND THEIR ANSWERS
B. Let’s Comprehend:
B.1. Think and Tell:
Answer the following questions in a word/phrase/sentence.
Q. (i) Who was in sorrow?
Ans. The poet was in sorrow.
Q. (ii) What did the proud man give to the poet ?
Ans. The proud man gave gold to the poet.
Q. (iii) Who bound the head of the poet in hour of sorrow?
Ans. A poor man bound the head of the poet.
Q. (iv) Which is greater-gold or sympathy?
Ans. Gold is greater than sympathy.
B.2. Think and Write:
B.2.1. Write ‘T’ for true and ‘F’ for false statements:
(i) The proud man watched the poet day and night.
(ii) The proud man’s looks were cold.
(iii) The poet did not return money to the proud man.
(iv) The poor man went away by ignoring the poet.
(v) The poet was unable to pay back the deeds of a poor man.
(vi) Sympathy cannot be paid back.
Ans. (i) F, (ii) T, (iii) F, (iv) F, (v) T, (vi) T.
B.2.2. Answer the following questions in one sentences.
Q. (i) Who did not tell a kind word ?
Ans. The proud man did not tell a kind word.
Q. (ii) What did the poor man give to the poet to eat?
Ans. The poor man gave bread to the poet to eat.
Q. (iii) What did the poor man do for the poet when he (the poet) lay in want and grief?
Ans. When the poet laid in want and grief, the poor man bound his hend, gave him bread to eat and looked after day and night.
B.2.3. Answer the following questions in not more than 50 words.
Q. (i) How did the proud man help the poet when he was in deep sorrow? Do you like this way of helping a person in need?
Ans. The proud man gave gold to the poet when he was in deep distress but did not say a kind word. I do not like this way of helping a person in need. ‘
Q. (ii) Sympathy cannot be compared with gold. Explain.
Ans. Gold can be returned to the person who pays but sympathy cannot be returned. Gold is material thing but sympathy is immaterial thing. So, sympathy cannot be compared with gold.
Q. (iii) Have you ever shown sympathy to any one? If yes, give details.
Hints : Answer yourself.
C. Word Study:
C. 1. Match the words in Column ‘A’ with their meanings given in column ‘B’.
C.2. Look at the rhyming words given below :
(i) gold, cold (ii) heard, word
Q. Now think of more rhyming words to fill in the blanks given below:
1. way 4. air 7. bed
Ans. day fare shed
2. gray 5. look 8. man
Ans. away book fan
3. pain 6. slow 9. sun
Ans. gain flow run
D. Let’s Talk:
Q. Talk in pairs about the value of sympathy.
Gokul : Sympathy has a great value.
Mukul : What is its value?
Gokul : Sympathy is a noble feature of man. It makes him humble and enables him to perform best tasks for humanity.
Mukul : Yes, sympathy is essential for the sake of humanity.
E. Composition :
Q. Write five sentences on ‘Sympathy’.
Ans. Sympathy is a good quality of man. It is the need of humanity to have sympathy. It is essential for the sake of humanity. It adds greatness to human nature. It is greater than the material things.
F. Translation :
Translate the following stanza into Hindi:
“How shall I pay him back
For all he did to me?
Oh, gold is great, but greater far
Is heavenly sympathy.
Hints : (See the meaning of Stanza 4 on page 8.)
G.1. With the help of the teacher have a discussion in your class on the significance of providing help to learners who are willing to help. Make a team of such learners and those who need it. Make a list of the also elect a leader of the team.
Hints: Do this activity in the class as a classwork.
G.2. Look at the picture carefully and describe the situation in your own words.
Ans. There is an old man sitting beside a road. He is thirsty and drinking water. Two friends are passing through that road. One of the friends ignored the thirsty old man. He did not give him any help. But, his friend took pity on the old man. He stopped there and gave water from his.. water-bottle to the old man.
SOME OTHER IMPORTANT QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS
Objective Questions :
Q. 1. Select the correct option
(a) Sympathy is :
(b) Sympathy is greater than :
(i) can be paid
(ii) cannot be paid
(iii) gives us gold
(iv) does not give anything:
Ans. (a) → (iv), (b) → (ii), (c) → (ii).
Short Answer Type Question :
Q. 1. How is sympathy greater than gold?
Ans. Sympathy cannot be paid back but gold can be. So, sympathy is greater than gold.