NCERT Class 7 English Solutions: Quality Chapter 5– Part 1

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Working with the Text

Answer the following Questions.

Question 1:

What was the author’s opinion about Mr. Gessler as a bootmaker?

Mr. Gessler as a bootmaker

Mr. Gessler as a Bootmaker

Answer:

The author was very impressed with Mr. Gessler. He liked the boots made only on order and those boots perfectly fitted the customers. Their boots had the best materials and lasted long. He found the work mysterious and wonderful.

Question 2:

Why did the author visit the shop so infrequently?

Answer:

The author visited the shop so infrequently because the boots made by Gessler brothers lasted too long.

Question 3:

What was the effect on Mr. Gessler of the author’s remark about a certain pair of boots?

Answer:

Mr. (Sessler at first found the remark unbelievable. He argued that the author might have got them wet. He was shocked. He told the author that he will either repair them or adjust the money in his bills.

Question 4:

What was Mr. Gessler’s complaint against ‘big farms’?

Answer:

Mr. Gessler complained that the big firms didn’t value the money of the customers. They were capturing the markets from advertisements and not from the quality of their work. He was mostly out of work because of those firms and day by day the volume was getting reduced.

Question 5:

Why did the author order so many pairs of boots? Did he really need them?

Answer:

The author felt bad for Mr. Gessler who was really talented and made great boots. He ordered so many pairs to help the bootmaker. No, he didn’t really need them.

Working with Language

Question 1:

Study the following phrases and their meanings. Use them appropriately to complete the sentences that follow.

Look after: take care of

Look down: disapprove or regard as on inferior

Look in: make a short visit (on someone)

Look into: investigate

Look out: be careful

Look up: improve

Look up to: admire

(i) After a very long spell of heat, the weather is ………….. at last.

(ii) We have no right to …………. people who do small jobs.

(iii) Nitin has always ……………. his uncle, who is a self-made man.

(iv) The police are …………… the matter thoroughly.

(v) If you want to go out, I will ………….. the children for you.

(vi) I promise to ………….. on your brother when I visit Lucknow next.

(vii)……………. when you are crossing the main road.

Answer:

(i) After a very long spell of heat, the weather is Looking up at last.

(ii) We have no right to Look down on people who do small jobs.

(iii) Nitin has always Looked up to his uncle, who is a self-made man.

(iv) The police are Looking into the matter thoroughly.

(v) If you want to go out, I will Look after the children for you.

(vi) I promise to Look in on your brother when I visit Lucknow next.

(vii) Look out when you are crossing the main road.

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