Assam SCERT Class 7 English Lesson 4 Kindness Solution

Assam SCERT Class 7 English Lesson 4 Kindness Question Answer Solution

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1.) Answer these questions to check your understanding:

(a) When do the Kashmiri vendors travel to cities to sell their goods?

Answer – At the end of rainy season and the beginning of winter season the Kashmiri vendors travel to cities to sell their goods.

(b) Why is it a hard life for the Kashmiri vendors?

Answer – It is a hard life for the Kashmiri vendors because they travel a long journey from Kashmir to the different cities, they stay at cheap hotels and roam around the streets on foot all day with the load on their back.

(c) Why was the author surprised when his brother-in-law called the vendors?

Answer – The author was surprised when his brother-in-law called the vendors because he knew his brother-in-law needed nothing from them.

(d) “I felt sad and guilty at being a party to such behaviour.” – What does the word ‘party’ mean here? And what kind of behavior did he refer to?

Answer – Here the word ‘party’ means to be part of something happening.

The author’s brother-in-law needed nothing from the vendors and still he was examining their shawls and jackets, the author thought that he won’t buy anything but still pretending like he will buy something from them. His brother-in-law’s this behaviour is referred here.

(e) Who was kind? What was his deed of kindness?

Answer – The author’s brother-in-law was kind.

He called the Kashmiri vendors pretending to be interested to their wares but actually he called them to feed them some food because he knew that they eat in the morning and spend all day roaming on the streets on foot, hungry and thirsty.

2.) Here is some information about the Kashmiri vendors and the author’s brother-in-law. Rewrite them in the correct columns according to what you have understood from the story:

The Kashmiri vendors The brother-in-law
1.       Travel from Kashmir to different cities 1)      Asked the vendors to show their goods
2.       Stay at hotels with minimum. Facilities 2) Did not intend to buy anything
3.       Walk around the city on foot to sell their goods 3) Asked wife to serve food to the vendors
4. 4) Made the offer -of food look unplanned

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3.) Rearrange the sentences according to the order in which eve_nts happened in the story and write them in your notebook:

(a) Two Kashmiri vendors came-in to sell their goods.

(b) The vendors came in.

(c) The brother-in-law enquired about their goods.

(d) The brother-in-law asked his wife to bring some food for the vendors.

(e) The brother-in-law made the offer of food look incidental.

(f) The vendors hesitated to take the food.

(g) The vendors had food and left.

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6.) Lets practice some grammar:

Work in pairs. Here are some sentences. Each sentence has a second  sentence after it, with a blank. Fill in the blanks with the correct words. One is done for you.

(a) The wares belong to the Kashmiri vendors. They are their wares.

(b) The wares were carried on the back of the younger vendor. He carried the wares on their back.

(c) The author’s brother-in-law called out to the vendors. He called them in to his house.

(d) The author was unhappy when the brother-in-law called in the Kashmiri vendors. He thought, “I do not want to buy anything and waste my money”.

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7.) Read the text once again. Find out the nouns that have been qualified by possessive determiners and complete the table given below. One example has been done for you

Possessive determiner Nouns qualified
Their Shawls
His Wife
My Brother-in-law
Their Blankets
Her Husband

Now, practice using some more determiners. Fill in the blanks with the appropriate possessive determiners. One is done for you.

(i) The wares belong to us. They are our

(ii) The wares were carried by you. You carried the wares on your

(iii) I am writing a book. It is my

(iv) The Coorgis are a proud people. They are known for their

(v) We are from Assam. Assam is our state.

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8.) a) Working in pairs, help Rohit write a few sentences describing the place where he lives. Fill in the blanks in Rohit’s description with appropriate determiners from the brackets. Then take turns to play the roles of Radha and Rohit and enact their conversation.

Rohit: Our (Our/His/Her) locality, is called Boragaon. It is beside the National Highway bypass. You can see my (his/their/my) house right from the road. It is the (a/an/the) one with the (a/an/the) green roof. Next to our (his/her/our) house is my (an/the/my) uncle’s bungalow. His (My/Her/His) roof is also green, but it has a red border. Every house in our (his/their/our} lane has a beautiful garden, with lots of flowers and big trees. My (My/His/Her) mother loves spending time tending to her (my/their/her) favourite plants. She and our (his/their/our) neighbours sometimes have garden competitions. My friends and I love these competitions because everyone decorates their (his/our/their) houses and we all come together to clean the neighbourhood.

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  1. b) Here are some more sentences for practice. Fill in the blanks in the sentences with the appropriate determiner from the choices given:

(i) There is some water in the jug. (some/any/many)

(ii) The teachers gave him many advice. (many/much/a lot of)

(iii) Each of the boys was given a prize. (Each/Every/Much)

(iv) He relies on the few friends he has. (little/few/any)

(v) There are few books on the shelf, you may choose one.

(few/a few/the few)

(vi) Do you have any relatives in the city? (some/any/few)

(vii) He is an electrical engineer. (a/an/the)

(viii) He left an hour ago. (a/an/the)

9.) Now can you say which parts of the sentences in (b) and (c) are the main clauses?

Write the answers here:

(b) Main clause – His wife.

(c) Main clause – I politely declined.

Here are a few more sentences. Each of these sentences has a main clause and a subordinate clause. Underline the main clause and circle the subordinate clause in each sentence

(i) I was surprised when my brother-in-law called the vendor.

Main clause – I was surprised.

Subordinate clause – When my brother-in-law called the vendor.


(ii) I was sure he needed nothing from them.

Main clause – I was sure.

Subordinate clause – He needed nothing from them.

(iii) He knew that they were hungry and tired.

Main clause – He knew.

Subordinate clause – They were hungry and tired.

(iv) When I saw them, I wanted to offer them food.

Main clause – I wanted to offer them food.

Subordinate clause – When I saw them.

(v) I pretended that I was interested in their wares.

Main clause – I pretended

Subordinate clause – That I was interested in their wares.

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