BSEB English Book Chapter 10. The Lost Child Class 7th Solutions

BSEB Bihar Board English Book Solutions Chapter 10. The Lost Child Class 7th Solutions (खोया बच्‍चा)

10. The Lost Child
(खोया बच्‍चा)


B. Let’s Comprehend:
B.1. Think and Tell:

Q. (a) What were the means that people used to go to the fair?
Ans. Some people used horses and some bullock-carts to go to the fair.

Q. (b) What sweetmeats were being sold in the fair?
Ans. Gulab Jamun, rasagulla, burfi and jalebi were sold in the fair.

Q. (c) Name the things that attracted the child.
Ans. The child was attracted by toys, burfi, balloons, jugglar’s music and snake and a roundabout.

Q. (d) Why was the child so frightened when he did not find his parents ?
Ans. A child knows it very well that his parents are his guardians. He is safe under their protection. So, when the child lost his parents, helt himself alone in the fair and so he was afraid.

B.2. Think and Write:
B.2.1. Based on the story write true or false in the space provided next to each sentence given below:
(a) The child came to the fair with his uncle………………
(b) The child was happy when he entered the fair ……………
(c) The child did not want to buy the balloons. ……………..
(d) There were very few people in the fair. ……………….
(e) The child’s parents had told him to listen to the flute…………..
(f) The juggler was selling sweets…………
(g) There were camels in the fair………….
(h) The child’s favourite sweet was gulab jamun…………..

Ans. (a) false, (b) true, (c) false, (d) false, (e) false, (f) false, (g) false, (h) false.

B.2.2. Tick the answer to each of the questions given below:

Q. 1. Why did the boy start crying?
(a) because his parents were not buying him the things he wanted.
(b) because a man had picked him up.
(c) because he lost his parents.
(d) because a snake had bit him.

Q. 2. What did the man offer the child?
(a) a camel ride
(b) balloons
(c) sweets
(d) a roundabout ride

Q. 3. Which of the following, do you think, the child would have felt when he was lost in the fair?
(a) that balloons fly in the air
(b) that you should not talk to strangers
(c) that having your parents around is more important than toys and sweets
(d) that you should not stare at the roundabout swing.

Ans. 1. (c), 2. (d), 3. (c).

B.2.3. Answer the following questions in not more than 50 words.
Q. 1. When was the fair held?
Ans. The fair was held on the occasion of spring season.

Q. 2. How were the people going to the fair?’
Ans. Some people were going to the fair walking on foot, some riding horses and some on bullock-carts.

Q. 3. What was the difference between the father’s and mother’s reaction when the child asked for a toy ?
Ans. The father was angry at the demand of toy, but the mother was. tender.

Q. 4. There were times when the child wanted to stop and buy somethings, but he did not do so. Why?
Ans. All the times, when the boy wanted to buy some things, he was sure that his parents would not allow him. So, he did not stop.

Q. 5. Do you think that the child would have found his parents? Give reasons for your answer.
Ans. No, it was very difficult to find the child’s parents, because he could not tell their names and address.

B.2.4. Rewrite the following sentences in the order in which they appear in the story :
(a) The child wanted to ride on the roundabout.
(b) The child entered the fair with his parents.
(c) The child started crying.
(d) A man lifted the child in his arms.
(e) The child was admiring the sweets in the sweet shop.
(f) The child found that he was not with his parents.
(g) The snake was coiling himself in his basket.
(h) The child asked for the toy.

(a) The child entered the fair with his parents.
(b) The child asked for the toy.
(c) The child was admiring the sweets in the sweet shop.
(d) The snake was coiling himself in his basket.
(e) The child wanted to ride on the roundabout.
(f) The child found that he was not with his parents.
(g) The child started crying.
(h) A man lifted the child in his arms.

C. Word Study:
C.1.Compound words:
In the text you can find the word ‘fairground’. It is a combination of two words ‘fair’ and ‘ground’. When used together it means ‘the ground where the fair was being held’.
Can you guess the meanings of the following words ? a path made for walking pedestrains.
1. footpath : a shelf made for keeping books.
2. bullockcart : a cart drive by bullocks.
3. bookshelf : a shelf made for keeping books.
4. pencil box : a box made for keeping pencils in it.
5. waterbottle : a bottle meant for carrying water in it.
6. fish market : a market fixed for selling fish.

C.2. Seasons:
In this chapter the fair has been held in spring season. What other seasons do you know of? Fill in the blanks with the names of things that are related to the seasons given below:

D. Grammar:

Read these sentences:
(a) “Will you have a ride on the horse ?” he gently asked.
(b) “Would you like the balloons ?” he asked gently.

The part of the sentences put within inverted commas show that they are actually spoken by the narrators/speakers. So they are in direct speech. They can be changed into indirect speech as follows:
(a) He gently asked the child if he would have a ride on the horse.
(b) He gently asked the child if he would like the balloons.

Note the changes made in the indirect speech as given above. Now, change the following sentences in direct speech into indirect speech.
(a) He said to me, “Would you like to see the Taj ?”
(b) Hera said to Sona, “Can you play with me ?”
(c). The teacher said to the students, “Do you like travelling?”
(d). The child said to his mother, “Will you give me a glass of water ?”
(e) He said to his friend; “Have you ever eaten burfi?”..

(a) He asked me if I would like to see the Taj.
(b) Hera asked Sona if he could play with him.
(c) The teacher asked the students if they like travelling.
(d) The child asked his mother if she would give him a glass of water.
(e) He asked his friend if he had ever eaten a burfi.

E. Let’s Talk
E.1. Let’s talk to the shopkeeper
Work in pairs and role play. One of you become a shopkeeper of a shop of your liking. Another can be the customer coming to the shop. Have a conversation about something you want to buy or enquire about with the shopkeeper. One conversation has been given as an example for you.
Shopkeeper       – What can I get you?
Child                – I want a kite.
Shopkeeper      – Which one?
Child                – Jaipuri.
Shopkeeper      –  Here it is.
Child              – But it is torn from this side.
Shopkeeper    – Oh! I can change it. Try this.
Child              – Oh! This  is great. I will buy this. How much is it ?
Shopkeeper    – Two rupees only.
Child              – Here it is. Thank you.

Boy                  – (to a shopkeeper) I want a book.
Shopkeeper      – which book do you want ?
Boy                 – I want a story book.
Shopkeeper    – This is Googli, Googli, see.
Boy               – No this is a cartoon. I don’t like this place give me a story book.
Shopkeeper   – Well, see, it is Tom Dickens’s book. It is very interesting.
Boy              – Yes, I prefer this type of books. How much is it ?
Shopkeeper     – It is for ten rupees only.
Boy                 – Here it is. Thank you.

F. Composition
F.1. Your trip to the fair
Write about 4-5 sentences about your experience at a fair.
Ans. I once, went to a fair near my village. It was held on the occasion of Kartik Purnima. The fair was so crowded with men, women and children that I felt very difficulty in moving one place to another? I saw varieties of attractive things there, but the things were not good products. The place was full of noise and dust. It was very difficult to pass even an hour pleasantly there. So I returned very soon.

G. Translation :
Translate into Hindi:
There was no reply.
He turned to look for his parents.
They were not there behind him.
He turned to look on either side.
They were not there.
He once again looked behind.
There was no sign of them.

Ans. कोई जवाब नहीं मिला ( था ) |
वह अपने मात-पिता को देखने के लिए मुड़ा ।
वे उसके पीछे नहीं थे ।
वह दोनों ओर देखने के लिए मुड़ा ।
वे वहाँ नहीं थे ।
उसने एक बार फिर पीछे देखा ।
उनक कोई पता (चिह्न) नहीं था ।

H. Activity:
Work in pairs and make a list of the things you can buy in a fair. One has been done for you.
Ex.: bangles.
Ans. toys                 cap
sweetmeats              spectacles
dress                       earrings
slippers                  locket
sandals                  photographs


Objective Questions:
Q. 1. Fill in the blanks of the following taking the correct option from the brackets.
(a) A juggler stood playing a …………. to a snake.    (ball/flute)
(b) There was a …… in full swing.             (roundabout/footpath)
(c) Every little inch of space in the …………… was crowded with people.    (house/fairground)

Ans. (a) flute, (b) roundabout, (c) fairground.

Short Answer Type Questions:
Q. 1. Why was the lost boy attracted by the roundabout ?
Ans. The boy saw men, women and children very pleased on the roundabout. So, he was attracted to go on it.

Q. 2. Why did the boy not tell his parent’s addresses to the man who tried to comfort him?
Ans. The boy, perhaps, did not know his parent’s address. So, he did not replied to the man.

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