NCERT Class 7 Chapter 10 English Solutions: The Story of Cricket– Part 1

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Comprehension Check I

Question 1:

Cricket is originally a/an

(i) Indian game.

(ii) British game.

(iii) International game.

Mark the right answer.

Answer:

Cricket is originally a

Answer: (ii) British game.

Question 2:

“There is a historical reason behind both these oddities.” In the preceding two paragraphs, find two words/phrases that mean the same as ‘oddities’.

Answer:

Two words/phrases that mean the same as oddities are ‘peculiarities’ and ‘curious characteristic’.

Question 3:

How is a cricket bat different from a hockey stick?

Answer:

Till the middle of the eighteenth century, bats were roughly the same shape as hockey sticks, curving outwards at the bottom. However, later the curved bat was replaced with the straight one. A hockey stick is thin and curves at the bottom while a cricket bat is thicker, wider, and straight. Earlier it was cut out of a single piece of wood. Now it consists of two pieces − the blade and the handle.

Comprehension Check II

Question 1:

Write True or False against each of the following sentences.

(i) India joined the world of Test cricket before Independence. ________________

(ii) The colonisers did nothing to encourage the Parses in playing cricket. _________

(iii) Palwankar Baloo was India’s first Test captain. ___________

(iv) Australia played its first Test against England as a sovereign nation. ___________

Answer:

(i) India joined the world of Test cricket before Independence. ________________

Answer: True

(ii) The colonisers did nothing to encourage the Parses in playing cricket. _________

Answer: (ii) True

(iii) Palwankar Baloo was India’s first Test captain. ___________

Answer: (iii) False

C.K. Nayudu was India’s first Test captain.

(iv) Australia played its first Test against England as a sovereign nation. ___________

Answer: (iv) False

When it played its first Test, Australia was not a sovereign nation. It was still a white-settler colony.

Comprehension Check III

Question 1:

A ‘professional’ cricket player is one who makes a living by playing cricket. Find the opposite of ‘professional’ in the last paragraph.

Answer:

The opposite of ‘professional’ is ‘amateur’.

Question 2:

In “the triumph of the one-day game”, ‘triumph’ means the one-day game’s

Triumph

Triumph

(i) Superiority to Test cricket.

(ii) Inferiority to Test cricket.

(iii) Achievement and success over Test cricket.

(iv) Popularity among viewers.

Mark the right answer.

Answer:

In “the triumph of the one-day game”, ‘triumph’ means the one-day game’s popularity among viewers.

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