The Rebel - Solutions

 CBSE Class 07 English Honeycomb

NCERT Solutions
Chapter - 2
The Rebel - Poem

Page No: 34 Working with the Poem
1. Answer the following questions.
(i) If someone doesn’t wear a uniform to school, what do you think the teacher will say?
(ii) When everyone wants a clear sky, what does the rebel want most?
(iii) If the rebel has a dog for a pet, what is everyone else likely to have?
(iv) Why is it good to have rebels?
(v) Why is it not good to be a rebel oneself?
(vi) Would you like to be a rebel? If yes, why? If not, why not?

Ans: (i)
 The teacher will scold the student and ask him/her the reason for not wearing the uniform and then takes action accordingly.
(ii) When everyone wants a clear sky, the rebel wants it to rain.
(iii) When everyone is likely to have a cat for a pet, only then will the rebel have a dog for a pet.
(iv) It is good to have rebels because very few people have the strength to stand against the majority. They think differently and stand fearlessly for their choices which can be beneficial.
(v) It is not good for oneself to be a rebel because you have to stand alone all the time. It makes you unpopular among the people and you will have no friends.
(vi) No, I would not like to be a rebel because i don't have the guts to oppose the majority and moreover i don't want to hurt the feelings of the people close to me. I don't want to be a source of bitterness among the people.

Page No: 35
2. Find in the poem an antonym (a word opposite in meaning) for each of the following words.
(i) long (ii) grow (iii) quietness (iv) sober (v) lost

 (i) Short
(ii) Cut
(iii) Disturbance
(iv) Fantastic
(v) Find

3. Find in the poem lines that match the following. Read both one after the other.
(i) The rebel refuses to cut his hair.
(ii) He says cats are better.
(iii) He recommends dogs.
(iv) He is unhappy because there is no sun.
(v) He is noisy on purpose.

(i) The rebel lets his hair grow long.
(ii) The rebel expresses a preference for cats.
(iii) The rebel puts in a good word for dogs.
(iv) The rebel regrets the absence of sun.
(v) The rebel creates a disturbance.