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

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Question 1:

What are the games or human activities which use trees, or in which trees also ‘participate’?

The forest

The Forest

Answer:

The human activities in which trees also participate are making tree houses, swinging on swings, hiding behind trees while playing ‘Hide and Seek’, having tea parties under them, making cool shades in summers, etc.

wooden things make in tree

Wooden Things Make in Tree

Question 2:

(i) “Trees are to make no shade in winter.” What does this mean? (Contrast this line with the line immediately before it.)

(ii) “Trees are for apples to grow on, or pears.” Do you agree that one purpose of a tree is to have fruit on it?

(Or) Do you think this line is humorous?

Answer:

(i) “Trees are to make no shade in winter”. What does this mean? (Contrast this line with the line immediately before it.)

Answer: During summers, the trees provide cool shade. In winters, this shade is not required. So people stand under the open sun to enjoy its Warmth,

(ii) “Trees are for apples to grow on, or pears.” Do you agree that one purpose of a tree is to have fruit on it?

Answer: One purpose of the trees is to provide fruits like apples, pears and so on. This line is not humorous. Humans do rely on trees for food.

Question 3:

With the help of your partner, try to rewrite some lines in the poem, or add new ones of your own as in the following examples.

Trees are for birds to build nests in.

Trees are for people to sit under.

Now try to compose a similar poem about Water, or air.

Answer:

Trees are for birds to build nests in.

Trees are for people to sit under.

Trees are for those leisurely hours to enjoy the beauty of nature,

Trees are for the homemakers to beautify their house.

Trees are for the sick ones to derive their medicine from.

Trees are for everyone because to every person a tree has some gift to offer.

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