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Class VII Honeycomb | Chapter-9, A Bicycle in Good Repair | CBSE (NCERT) English


CBSE Class 7 English Honeycomb - Chapter 9, A Bicycle in Good Repair

  NCERT answers of In-Text Questions

Comprehension Check (Page 128)

Question.1: “I got up early, for me.” It implies that
(i)     he was an early riser
(ii)    he was a late riser
(iii)   he got up late that morning
Answer: (ii) he was a late riser.

Question.2: The bicycle “goes easily enough in the morning and a little stiffly after lunch.” The remark is -
        (i)    humorous
        (ii)   inaccurate
        (iii)  sarcastic
        (iv)  enjoyable
        (v)   meaningless
Answer: humorous and meaningless.

Question.4: “……if not, it would make a serious difference to the machine.” What does ‘it’ refer to?
Answer: ‘It’ refers to little balls.

NCERT answers of Chapter Exercise Questions

(Important questions only)
Working with the Text

Question.1: Did the front wheel really wobble? What is your opinion? Give a reason for your answer.
Answer: The fact was that the front wheel was alright. It didn’t wobble unless the man shook it violently. It began to wobble only after repair because some of the balls were lost.

Question.2: In what condition did the author find the bicycle when he returned from the tool shed?
Answer: The author found the man holding the front wheel between his legs. He was moving it round between his fingers. The remaining portion of the bicycle was lying on the stony path beside him. 

Question.3: “Nothing is easier than taking off the gear case.” Comment on or continue this sentence in the light of what actually happens.
Answer: Taking off the gear case is an easy task. The friend took less than five minutes to unscrew the gear box. It lay on the path in two pieces. Only the screws were lost.

Question.6: Describe ‘the fight’ between the man and the machine. Find the relevant sentences in the text and write them.  
Answer: The friend set to work to reset the gear case. He put the bicycle in different positions in order to work on it. He lay on the ground to work at it from below. He doubled himself across it till he lost his balance and slid over on to his head. Then he lost his temper. There was a rough and tumble fight between him and the machine. Sometimes he was on the top of the bicycle and the next moment, the bicycle was on the top while he lay on the ground.    

Working with Language

Question.1: Rewrite each of the following sentences using ‘should / ought to / must’ in place of italicized words.
(i)    You are obliged to do your duty irrespective of consequences.
(ii)   You will do well to study at least for an hour every day.
(iii)  The doctor said it is necessary for her to sleep eight hours every night.
(iv)  It is right that you show respect towards elders and affection towards the youngsters.
(v)   If you want to stay healthy, exercise regularly.
(vi)  It is good for you to walk every morning.
(vii)  It is strongly advised that you don’t stand on your head.
(viii) As he has a cold, it is better for him to go to bed.   
          (i)    You should do your duty irrespective of consequences.
          (ii)   You must study at least for an hour every day.
          (iii)  The doctor said it is must for her to sleep eight hours every night.
          (iv)   You should respect your elders and show affection towards the youngsters.
          (v)    You ought to exercise regularly.
          (vi)   You should take a walk every morning.
          (vii)  You shouldn't stand on your head.
          (viii) As he has a cold, he should go to bed.   

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