NCERT Class 7 English Solutions: Expert Detectives & Mystery of the Talking Fan Chapter 6– Part 1

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Question 1:

What did Nishad give Mr. Nath? Why?

Answer:

Nishad was quite upset about Mr. Nath’s gaunt appearance and was sure that he was starving. He gave a bar chocolate to Mr. Nath so that we would not feel Hungry

Question 2:

What is “Strange” about Mr. Nath’s Sunday?

Answer:

Mr. Nath had the same visitor every Sunday carrying two lunches to his room. He was tall, fair, stout man wearing spectacles. The used to talk lot unlike Mr. Nath.

Question 3:

Why did Nishad and Maya get a holiday?

Answer:

  • The school was to reopen after summer vacation. But monsoon broke and flooded the streets with a heavy downpour, Dark clouds accompanied by blinding flashes of lightening and roaring rolls of thunder burst with all their fury.

  • Therefore, no traffic could move through the flooded roads so Nishad and Maya got an unexpected holiday.

Working with the Text

Question 1:

What does Nishad find out about Mr. Nath from Ramesh?

Arrange the information as suggested below.

1. What he eats

2. When he eats

3. What he drinks, and when

4. How he pays

Answer:

  • Nishad finds out from Ramesh that Mr. Nath took two meals in a day every morning and evening. He was not particular about what he eats; it’s always the same food – two chapattis, some dal and a vegetable.

  • He drank two cups of tea, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. He pays cash and tips well.

Question 2:

Why does Maya think Mr. Nath is a crook? Who does she say the Sunday visitor is?

Answer:

  • Maya thinks that Mr. Nath is a crook because of his strange appearance. He never works. He has been living in Shankar House for more than a year but still he never talks to anyone there. His face is full of scars which according to Maya, must has been the burn scars which would have got when police had set his house on fire.

  • Moreover, he doesn’t receive any letters and has only one visitor to visit him. She says that the Sunday visitor must be his accomplice in crime and he comes every now and then to give part of it to his partner.

Question

Does Nishad agree with Maya about Mr. Nath? How does he feel about him?

Answer:

  • No. Nishad has different opinions for Mr. Nath. He doesn’t agree with Maya about Mr. Nath. He feels that Mr. Nath is lonely and needs to have friends. He says that he is not a criminal because he so thin and looks poor and starving.

  • He argues with Maya that he can’t be a bad man id he gives Ramesh such generous tips.

Working with Language

Question 1:

The word ‘tip’ has only three letters but many meanings

Match the word with its meanings below

Match the Word
Match the word

(i)

Finger tips

-

Be about to say something

(ii)

The tip of your nose

-

Make the boat overturn

(iii)

Tip the water out of the bucket

-

The ends of one’s fingers

(iv)

Have something on the tip of your tongue

-

Give a rupee to him, to thank him

(v)

Tip the boat over

-

Empty a bucket by tilting it

(vi)

Tip him a rupee

-

The pointed end of your nose

(vii)

The tip of the bat

-

If you take this advice

(viii)

The police were tipped off

-

The bat lightly touched the ball

(ix)

If you take my tip

-

The end of the bat

(x)

The bat tipped the ball

-

The police were told, or warned

Answer:

Match the Word Answer
Match the word Answer

(i)

Finger tips

-

The ends of one’s fingers

(ii)

The tip of your nose

-

The pointed end of your nose

(iii)

Tip the water out of the bucket

-

Empty a bucket by tilting it

(iv)

Have something on the tip of your tongue

-

Be about to say something

(v)

Tip the boat over

-

Make the boat overturn

(vi)

Tip him a rupee

-

Give a rupee to him, to thank him

(vii)

The tip of the bat

-

The end of the bat

(viii)

The police were tipped off

-

The police were told, or warned

(ix)

If you take my tip

-

If you take this advice

(x)

The bat tipped the ball

-

The bat lightly touched the ball

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