Telangana SCERT Solution Class VII (7) English Chapter 8
Here in this Page we provided Telangana SCERT Solution Class 7 English Chapter 8 Prose Snakes in India, Poem Trees, A Letter from Mother Earth.
A.) Reading: Snakes in India
I.) Answer the following questions:
1.) Why do many people die of snakebite?
Answer :-Many people die of snakebite because they don’t have proper knowledge about the what is the corrective measures to do when snake bites and also proper medical treatment is often delayed or unobtainable.
2.) If 100 people died in a year in India, how many people might have died in the rest of the world?
3.) What opinion do you form about the first doctor who treated Kamal?
Answer:- The doctor was not a fully qualified allopathic practitioner and did not know about antivenin serum (anti-snake venom) or how to administer it. He gave Kamal a pain- killing injection and antibiotic tablets.
4.) What does a Russell’s Viper do when provoked?
5.) What is the death-dealing quartet?
Answer:-the death-dealing quartet are:
i) Russell’s viper
ii) Saw-scaled viper
iii) Indian cobra
iv) Indian krait
6.) What are the poisonous and non-poisonous snakes?
Answer:- Snakes which release the venom in victim body are called poisonous snakes and the snakes which does not release the venom in victim body are called non-poisonous snakes
7.) What is the writer’s opinion about snakes?
Answer:- As per writer’s opinion over 20,000 humans are bitten by venomous snakes in India each year. Unfortunately, the death-rate from snake bites is high, largely because of widespread ignorance about snakes and snakebite prevention. Also, proper medical treatment is often delayed or unobtainable.
8.) What are people’s misconceptions about snakes?
9.) What precautions should we take if we want to lessen the risk of a snakebite?
1.) Wearing shoes
2.) Wearing long trousers when walking through high grass and undergrowth
3.) Don’t walk barefoot
4.) Carry a lantern or a torch when you venture out at night.
10.) If you had been in Kamal’s position, what would you have done?
Answer:- If I had been in Kamal’s position I would have goneto hospital where proper medical facilities are available, hospital where injection of antivenin are available.
11.) Why do you think some people worship cobras even though they are poisonous and very harmful
Answer :- People have superstitious thinking that the cobras are God or Goddesses, worshipping to them means worshipping to God. They don’t think cobra’s are harmful to them.
I.) Fill in the blanks with words given below:
Sometimes cyclones ___________________ in the ocean. _________ to our opinion fishermen are never ______________ that it is dangerous to _____________ into the ocean during the cyclones. They ______________ the same mistake and lose their precious lives.
II.) Look at the following words from the text: 1. precaution 2. dangerous
The word ‘precaution’ consists of two parts – ‘pre-‘ and ‘caution’ (prefix+root). The word ‘dangerous’ consists of two parts ‘danger’ and ‘-ous’ (root+suffix).
Add appropriate prefixes / suffixes to the following roots to make new words. The first one is done for you.
Fill in the blanks in the following sentences with suitable forms (after adding a prefix/suffix) of the words in brackets.
1.) He was acting in a very __________________ way. (child)
2.) This word is very difficult to spell, and even worse, its ___________. (pronounce)
3.) You shouldn’t have done that! It was very __________________ of you. (think)
4.) He didn’t pass his exam. He was ____________ in the second attempt. (succeed)
5.) Some of the Indian cities are dreadfully __________________ . (crowd)
6.) The team won the__________________ . (champion)
7.) There is a very high __________________ that they will be late. (likely)
8.) I couldn’t find any __________________ in his theory. (weak)
9.) There was a three-hour __________________ because of the strike. (stop)
10.) You need a _______________of motivation, organization and revision to learn English.(combine)
1) childish 2) pronunication 3) ill thinking 4) successful 5) crowdy 6) championship 7) likelihood 8) weakness 9) stoppage 10) combination
I.) Read the following sentences.
1.) The snakes move around as long as they have rats to feed on.
2.) He told him to rest at home until the pain subsides
- ‘Until’ refers to a point of time or an event.
- ‘As long as’ refers to a period of time ( duration) over which an activity lasts.
Fill in the blanks with ‘until’ or ‘as long as’.
1.) Kamal went on playing foot ball ………………………. there was light.
2.) We went on watching TV ………………..10 p.m.
3.) The cricket match continued ……………. the rain stopped it.
4.) You should go on taking this medicine ………you have the pain.
5.) Do not wait ………..luck knocks at your door. If you start work, you will be lucky.
1.) As long as
4.) As long as
II.) Look at the following sentences from the text.
1.) Kamal examined his foot.
2.) It was a snake-bite.
Normally all sentences have a subject and a predicate. In the above sentences, the first part is called the subject and the second part is called the predicate. The subject is usually a noun or a pronoun. The predicate gives information about the subject. You will notice that some sentences do not have subjects as in ‘Shut the door.’ Here, the subject is ‘you.’
Now observe some more examples:
1.) Nagamani came.
2.) She taught a wonderful lesson.
3.) A number of students liked it.
The subjects in these sentences are a noun, a pronoun, and a noun phrase respectively. So the subject of a sentence can be a noun, a pronoun, or a noun phrase.
The predicate in the first sentence consists of a single word, which is a verb. In sentences 2 and 3, the predicate consists of more than one word but it has essentially a verb. So, the predicate can consist of one or more words but it must contain a verb. Now read the following sentences and pick out the subject and the predicate in each sentence. The first one is done for you.
(1) Poisonous snakes are very dangerous.
(2) The cobra is a poisonous snake.
(3) Many people die of snake bite.
(4) Some snakes are timid and harmless.
(5) Doctors can save snake bite victims.
(6) We should be cautious of poisonous snakes.
|1||Poisonous snakes||are very dangerous|
|2||The cobra||is a poisonous snake|
|3||Many||people die of snake bite|
|4||Some||snakes are timid and harmless|
|5||Doctors||can save snake bite victims|
|6||We||Should be cautious of poisonous snakes.|
III.) Editing – Read the following passage. Every numbered sentence has an error. Identify and edit it.
(1) Mr. Narayan Rao slowly bent and sit in his armed chair. (2)He leaned back removing his spectacle. (3)He said, “Koushik, can you bring down my old box from the upper shelf in me bedroom?” The boy mounted a chair as quick as a lizard and brought the box down. (4)“What it contain?” he murmured and tried to open it. (5) His sister snatched it on his hands and ran away.
Answer :- (1) Mr.Narayan Rao slowly bent and sit on his armed chair. (2)He leaned back toremovehis spectacle. (3)He said, “Koushik, Can you bring down my old box from the upper shelf in my bedroom?” The boy mounted a chair as quick as a lizard and brought the box down. (4)“What doesit contain?” he murmured and tried to open it. (5) His sister snatched it from his hands and ran away.
I.) Prepare a poster giving a list of Dos and Don’ts when a snake bites. Here are two Dos and two Don’ts:
- Keep the person calm.
- Keep the affected area below the heart level.
- Do not wait to see if the bite causes any problems; treat it straight away.
- Do not cut, wash, or suck the bite.
Study the bar-chart given below.
Month-wise distribution of 1379 snakebite incidences during the period 1999-2003.
I.) Answer the following questions:
1.) What is this bar-chart about?
Answer:- The bar chart is Study of snakebite cases in percentage.
2.) Which months recorded the highest number of snakebite cases?
Answer:- June and July months recorded the highest number of snakebite cases
3.) The lowest percent of snakebite cases occurred in _________ .
Answer:-The lowest percent of snakebite cases occurred in December and January
4.) In which months did 8 per cent of snake bites occur?
Answer:- May month 8 per cent of snake bites occur
5.) What is the average percentage of snake bites in T.S. per month?
B.) Reading: Trees
I.) Answer the following questions:
1.) Who is ‘I’ in this poem?
Answer:- ‘I’ in this poem is the poet – Harry Behn
2.) What do trees give us?
Answer:- Trees give us fruit , leaves, wood to make the houses of, leaves to burn on Halloween and in the Spring new buds of green
3.) What is the tree compared to in this poem?
Answer:- the tree is compared to mother who sings hums the lullaby to make her baby feel sleepy.
4.) What is the poet’s attitude towards trees? Pick out lines or words that describe his attitude.
Answer:-As per poet trees are very much helpful for us in terms of food shelter medicine clothing etc. Trees are the kindest thing on the earth which doesn’t harm any one and keeps on growing.
First paragraph, the lines expressed by poets shows the thankful attitude towards trees.
Trees are the kindest things I know, They do no harm, they simply grow And spread a shade for sleepy cows, And gather birds among their boughs…
5.) Do you like trees? Give reasons for your views.
Answer :- Yes I like trees because they are the one who give us oxygen and take carbon dioxide in the air, they are the one who gives us food, Shelter, shelter not only to human but also to animals and birds. We get medicinal herbs, fabrics required for clothes.
6.) What is the most touching stanza in the poem? Why do you think so?
Answer:- The last stanza is most touching stanza in the poem because the tree is compared to mother who sings hums the lullaby to make her baby feel sleepy.
Cows are the useful animals I know
They give us milk and dung, you know.
Dogs are the loyal animals I know
They reduce the loneliness in life
And promotes Social interaction
And have powerful smelling sense
They understand human emotions
And are selfless
Giving unconditionally love
And make you feel safer
C.) Reading: A Letter from Mother Earth
I.) Answer the following questions:
1.) What is the change in the attitude of the human beings towards Mother Earth?
Answer:- Earlier human knew the importance of Earth so they praised her by calling her the Mother Earth and worshiped me as Goddesses as she gave food , shelter. But now a days humans are ignoring the Mother Earth and started destroying mountains and forests, polluting the environment.
2.) How do forests and mountains help to make rain and keep life on earth moving?
Answer :- The forest makes rainy clouds to get cool and later these rainy clouds starts raining. Mountains cause the moving clouds to stay at one place and make them rain.
3.) Do you love her as much as you love your mother? If so, what are you doing to save her?
Answer :- Yes I love my Mother Earth as much as I love my mother. I planted more trees so that the environment gets cool and also told my friends to the same. Started awareness in family and friends regarding green and clean environment. Avoid the use of plastic and my family started using public transportation wherever required to avoid single use of car or bike for single person so that we can prevent the sir pollution.
4.) Write a reply to her expressing your concern and display it on the wall magazine.
Dear Mother Earth
I received your letter and was very sorrowful to hear all you expressed in the letter.I understand you pain and feelings how the humans have started destroying and hurting you. For development, humans destroyed the forests and mountains, even disturbed animal life. Humans have forgotten the importance of Mother Earth, the things we get from you, food, shelter, clothing, medicinal herbs etc.
People use plastic which is absolutely harmful for you. The cars, bikes, buses, chemical factories polluted the air by harmful games, fumes and smoke.
I assure you from my side I will try my best to save you. Plant more trees, stop use of plastic and start using public transport wherever possible.
5.) What is the most touching thing that you find in this letter?
Answer:- The Earth Mother talking about the humans who use to praise her worship her now are destroying her forests and mountains which in result prevented the rainfall.