## Class 7 English Honeycomb Dad and the Cat and the Tree (Poem)

Question 1:
How many times does the narrator’s father try to climb the tree?
Solution:
The narrator’s father tried to climb the tree thrice. To do SO, he executed Pan A, B and C.
Question 2:
State an adjective used to describe the tree.
Solution:
Wobbly
Question 3:
From where did the narrator’ father get the ladder?
Solution:
The narrator’s father got the ladder from the garden shed.
Question 4:
Why did Plan B fail?
Solution:
Father swung himself on a branch and the branch broke. Thus, the Plan B failed.
Question 1:
Describe the tone in which the narrator’s father dismissed his wife’s warnings every single time.
Solution:
When his wife warned him the first time, father was really astonished.  He thought how a good climber like him could fall. The Second time his wife warned him, he laughed at her finding her warning to be a funny joke.
Question 2:
Discuss plan A, B and C and the reasons for their respective failures.
Solution:
According to Plan A, father would have reached the tree top with the help of the ladder. However, the ladder slipped and father fell on the ground.
Then, he thought of Plan B. He swung himself on the branch. But, the branch broke and father again fell on the ground.
Finally, he thought of Plan C. He thought of climbing the garden wall. However, even that did not work as planned.
The moment the father reached the tree top, the cat jumped and touched the ground and was again out of father’s reach.
Extract Based Questions
Extract 1
Directions (Q. Nos. 1-6). Read the extract given below and answer the following questions.
From the garden shed.
It slipped. He landed
In the flower bed.
Brushing the dirt
Off his hair and his face.
And his trousers and his shirt,
Question 1:
Does father lose all his hope of bringing the cat down?
Solution:
No, he doesn’t lose hope because climbing up a tree was a child’s play for him. Therefore he know that he would be successful in his Venture.
Question 2:
Write two pairs of rhyming words from the extract.
Solution:
Shed-bed; dirt-shirt
Question 3:
Does father lose hope?
Solution:
No, father doesn’t lose hope because he had confidence in his skill of climbing up a tree.
Question 4:
Where did father bring the ladder from?
(a) Garden
(b) Flower bed
(c) Cow shed
(d) Drawing room
Solution:
(a) Garden shed
Question 5:
What happens after the poet’s father fall off the ladder?
(a) He gives up.
(b) He gets up and goes to take rest.
(c) He gets up and plans for other trick.
(d) None of the above
Solution:
(c) He gets up and plans for other trick.
Question 6:
Where all he cleans the dirt from?
(a) His shirts and trousers.
(b) His hair and face.
(c) Both (a) and (d)
(d) Only (b)
Solution:
(c) both (a) and (d)
Extract 2
Directions (Q. Nos. 1-6) Read the extract given below and answer the following questions.
“We’ll try Plan B. Stand
Out of the way!’
Mum said, “Don’t fall
Again, O.K.?’
“Funny joke!’
Then he swung himself up
On a branch. It broke.
Question 1:
Why does father ask mother to stand away?
Solution:
Father asks mother to stand out of the way that she might not get hurt.
Question 2:
How did father make an attempt to save the Cat for the Second time?
Solution:
For the second time, instead of climbing up the ladder, he swung himself on a branch.
Question 3:
Was he successful in saving the cat this time?
Solution:
No, he was not successful because the branch that he swung himself upon broke and he fell again.
Question 4:
What does mother Warn him?
(a) To give up
(b) To bring the cat down immediately
(c) To beware of dogs
(d) Not to fall again
Solution:
(d) Not to fall again
Question 5:
How does father react at this?
(a) He finds it a funny joke
(b) He needs it seriously