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NCERT Solution for Class 7th English Honeycomb Chapter 7 The Invention of Vita Wonk

NCERT Solution for Class 7th English Honeycomb Chapter 7 The Invention of Vita Wonk

NCERT Solution for Class 7th English Honeycomb Chapter 7 The Invention of Vita Wonk

 

Comprehension Check

Question:- 1. Choose the right answer.

(i) Mr Willy Wonka is (a) a cook, (b) an inventor, (c) a manager.

Answer:- (b) an inventor

 

 (ii) Wonka-Vite makes people (a) older, (b) younger.

Answer:- (b) younger

 

 (iii) Mr Wonka wants to invent a new thing which will make people (a) younger, (b) older.

Answer:- (b) older

 

 

Question:- 2. Can anyone’s age be a minus number? What does “minus 87” mean?

Answer:- No, anyone’s age cannot be a negative number. It begins on the day we are born and continues until the end of our lives.

 

 

Question:- 3. Mr Wonka begins by asking himself two questions. What are they?

(i) What is ?

(ii) What lives ?

Answer:- (i) What is the oldest living thing in the world?

(ii) What lives longer than anything else?

 

 

Working with the Text

Question:- 1. (i) What trees does Mr Wonka mention? Which tree does he say lives the longest?

Answer:- (i) Mr Wonka mentions the given following trees:

  1. Douglas fir
  2. Oak
  3. Cedar
  4. Bristlecone pine
  5. He says that the Bristlecone pine lives the longest.

 

 

(ii) How long does this tree live? Where can you find it?

Answer:- (ii) This tree has a lifespan of more than 4000 years. It is located on the slopes of Wheeler Peak in Nevada, United States of America.

 

 

Question:- 2. How many of the oldest living things can you remember from Mr Wonka’s list? (Don’t look back at the story!) Do you think all these things really exist, or are some of them purely imaginary?

Answer:- Here are the oldest living things that are enlisted by Mr Wonka:

  • A 4000-year-old bristlecone pine
  • A 168-year-old Russian farmer
  • A 200-year-old tortoise
  • A 51-year-old horse
  • A 36-year-old cat
  • A 207-year-old giant rat
  • A 97-year-old grimalkin
  • A 700-year-old cattalo
  • A 36-year-old-flea

Most of them, I believe, exist, while some may be entirely fictional.

 

 

Question:- 3. Why does Mr Wonka collect items trom the oldest things? Do you think this is the right way to begin his invention?

Answer:- Mr. Wonka wanted to produce an item that would age humans, so he gathered materials from the oldest things he could find. This is a terrible approach to start an invention.

 

 

Question:- 4. What happens to the volunteer who swallows four drops of the new invention? What is the name of the invention?

Answer:- Before eating the drops, the Oompa-Loompa volunteer was 20 years old; after swallowing them, he was 75 years old. Vita-Wonk is the name of the innovation.

 

 

Working with Language

Question:- 1. What do you call these insects in your language?

 

 

How do these insects effect your health? Have a discussion in the class.

Answer:-  Write the names of these insects as spoken in your language.

 

 

Question:- 2. Fill in the blanks in the recipe given below with words from the box.

shred   cooker    times    tomatoes    half    onion    oil

 

Easy Palak–Dal

INGREDIENTS

  • One_______
  • One cup dal
  • Two thin green chillies
  • _______ a teaspoon red chilli powder
  • Eight small bunches of palak
  • Two _______
  • Salt to taste

Wash and cut the vegetables___________________; the palak. Put everything in a pressure ___________________. Let the cooker whistle three ___________________  , then switch it off. Fry a few cumin seeds in ___________________ and add to the palak–dal.

Answer:-

  • One onion
  • One cup dal
  • Two thin green chillies
  • Half a teaspoon red chilli powder
  • Eight small bunches of palak
  • Two tomatoes
  • Salt to taste

 

Wash and cut the vegetables; shred the palak. Put everything in a pressure cooker. Let the cooker whistle three times, then switch it off. Fry a few cumin seeds in oil and add to the palak–dal.

 

 

Question:- 3. A ‘family tree’ is a diagram that shows the relationship between the different members of a family. Fill in the family tree below with names, ages, and other details you think are relevant (you may even stick photographs, if you have them). Put your family trees up in the class.

Answer:-  Do it yourself.

 

 

 

Speaking

Using Do for Emphasis

Charlie asks, “What did happen?”

This is a way of asking the question “What happened?” with emphasis.

Given below are a few emphatic utterances. Say them to your partner. Let your partner repeat your utterance without the emphasis. Your partner may also add something to show she/he disagrees with you.

YOU : I did study.

PARTNER : You studied? I don’t believe you. Look at your marks!

YOU : I did go there.

PARTNER : You went there? Then…

YOU : I do play games.

PARTNER : …

YOU : He does read his books.

PARTNER : …

YOU : You do say the most unbelievable things!

PARTNER : …

YOU : The earth does spin around.

PARTNER : …

YOU : We all do want you to come with us.

PARTNER : …

YOU : Who does know how to cook?

PARTNER : …

YOU : 1 do believe that man is a thief.

PARTNER : …

Answer:-

YOU: I did go there.

PARTNER: You went there? Then how was I unable to find you there?

YOU: I do play games.

PARTNER: You play games? Then why don’t you participate in them in the school?

YOU: He does read his books.

PARTNER: He reads his books? But he is never able to answer the questions correctly.

YOU: You do say the most unbelievable things!

PARTNER: I say the most unbelievable things? Why do you feel so?

YOU: The earth does spin around.

PARTNER: The earth spins around? How can you be so sure?

YOU: We all do want you to come with us.

PARTNER: You want me to come with you? Then why did not you guys call me earlier?

YOU: Who does know how to cook?

PARTNER: I do not. But can’t say about my elder sister. I think she knows how to cook.

YOU: I do believe that man is a thief.

PARTNER: You believe that man is a thief? What makes you think so?

 

 

Writing

 

Question:- 1. (i) Make a list of the trees Mr Wonka mentions. Where do these trees grow? Try to find out from an encyclopaedia. Write a short paragraph about two or three of these trees.

Answer:- Mr Wonka mentioned the name of the following trees

(a) Douglas Fir   (b) Oak

(c) Cedar              (d) Bristlecone Pine

The Douglas Fir is a Western North American natural tree. Pseudotsuga menziesii is the scientific name. Oregon pine or Douglas spruce are some names for it. David Douglas is commemorated by this name. He was the first to report on the species’ nature and potential. He was a Scotish botanist and collector.

Oaks are endemic to the Northern Hemisphere and come in both deciduous and evergreen varieties.

It’s abundant in Northern America, with more than 90 species in the US and 160 in Mexico. Due to its resilience to fungal and insect damage, oak wood offers a wide range of uses.

All around the world, cedar trees can be found in plenty. Cedar wood is used to produce pencils, among other things. The highly prized Australian red cedar is utilised in furniture and shipbuilding.

Some species of bristlecone pine trees are over 5000 years old, making them the world’s oldest living things. Prickly female cones gave the tree its name. In the United States of America, they are plentiful.

 

 

Question:- (ii) Name some large trees commonly found in your area. Find out something about them (How old are they? Who planted them? Do birds eat their fruit?), and write two or three sentences about each one of them.

Answer:- Eucalyptus, mango, neem, pipal, and banyan trees are some of the most abundant trees in our area. The structure of Eucalyptus trees is very tall. They have therapeutic benefits and are readily available in our area in big quantities.

Mango trees are commonly seen in homes and are used for religious purposes. It’s also grown in big quantities for the fruit. Neem may be found in both homes and parks.

They have therapeutic benefits and are extensively distributed across the sour area.

Temples are primarily made up of pipal and banyan trees. Hindus pay homage to them. Some of the trees are more than a century old.

 

 

Question:- 2. Find out something interesting about age, or growing old, and write a paragraph about it. Following are a few topics, suggested as examples.

  • The age profile of a country’s population — does it have more young people than old people, or vice versa? What are the consequences of this?
  • How can we tell how old a tree, a horse, or a rock is?
  • What is the ‘life expectancy’ of various living things, and various populations (how long can they reasonably expect to live)?

Answer:- Any living thing’s age is calculated from the moment it is born. It establishes how long it has been alive. Some countries have a higher proportion of elderly people than young individuals.

 

Countries such as Italy, for example, have a higher proportion of elderly people than young individuals. India, on the other hand, has a larger young population.

 

The number of rings in a tree’s trunk can be used to determine its age. The carbon dating method can be used to determine the age of a horse, a rock, and other objects.