Class 7th English Chapter 9 A Bicycle in Good Repair

Question 1:
Where did the author planned to do along with his friend?
Solution:
The author and his friend planned to go for ride on his bicycle.
Question 2:
Who the author called the right person to shake the bicycle?
Solution:
The author called himself the right person to shake his bicycle.
Question 3:
Which was the toughest part of the bicycle that the author’s friend found the toughest to fix?
Solution:
It was the gear-case that gave the author’s friend the most trouble.
Question 4:
How the author and his friend spent the entire day?
Solution:
The author’s friend dismantled the bicycle parts one-by-one for the entire day and then he spent the entire day fixing them at their place.
Question 5:
Was it right for the author’s friend to dismantle the bicycle?
Solution:
The author’s bicycle was in a perfect state there was no use of dismantling its parts by his friend.
Question 1:
How did the author said to encourage his friend to fix the gear-case?
Solution:
The author said that it was fascinating to observe his friend working on the bicycle. He called his confidence as cheery and the hopefulness as inexplicable. His friend found these words to be encouraging and started re-fixing the gear-case.
Question 2:
What happened to the ball bearings?
Solution:
Author’s friend unscrewed the ball bearings without informing him. They started rolling on the ground and then they might have lost some of it there. Then the author kept them in his hat which was later blown away by the wind because of which they again lost five of those bearings.
Question 3:
What was the state of the author’s friend at the last?
Solution:
The author’s friend was completely tired because of his struggle with the bicycle. He was soiled with oil and dirt. He found fixing the parts of the bicycle extremely tough and somehow got those parts in place. He called it quits finally claiming that this is enough.
Question 1:
The author didn’t go for the bicycle ride he had planned with his friend why?
Solution:
The author and his friend had planned to go for a ride on the bicycle, but the two couldn’t make it. His friend dismantled all the parts of the bicycle one-by-one. He first took out the front wheel and then the ball bearing from it. The chain was his next victim before he finally moved on to the gear-case. It took his friend the entire day to fix these parts back into their place and then he finally left for his home.
Question 2:
Author’s friend had taken out the parts of the bicycle easily, but he really had tough time fixing them Explain this with suitable example.
Solution:
The author’s friend has taken out the ball bearings from the front wheel without any alarm. He then started fixing the front wheel only to realise latter that he had not put those bearings back into their place. He then moved to the chain.
He first tightened it to an extent that it wasn’t moving and loosened twice its earlier state. The gear-case was the most complicated one. He took it easily, but a tough time fixing it back.
Value Based Questions
Question 1:
We should not mess up with things that belong to others. Elaborate.
Solution:
We should treat things that belongs to others with utmostcare. We should treat them even more cautiously than we would have treated our things.
There are many things around us that we consider dear to us. Similarly people are also emotional about their things and we must respect their feelings.
Treating other’s thing’s callously will make them lose their trust on us and they might not lend their things to us again. We should take uttermost care while handling things belonging to others and must return them at once when our job is done.
Question 2:
Friendship is a great relation. We all must treasure our friends. Explain.
Solution:
It is great to have friends in life. They add colours to our life. There are many things which we cannot share with our family, but can share with our friends easily.
Our friends help us in our time of need and stand beside us during our thick and thin. We trust them and can rely on them in times of need. We must be helpful and understanding towards our friend and must always be available to render our help to them.
Extract Based Questions
Extract 1
Directions (Q. Nos. 1-6) Read the extract given below and answer the following questions.
“Catch ’em!” he shouted; “catch ’em! We mustn’t
lose any of them.” He was quite excited about them.
We groveled round for half an hour and found sixteen.
He said he hoped we had got them all, because, if
not, it would make a serious difference to the machine.
I had put them in safety in my hat. It
was not a sensible thing to do I admit.
Question 1:
Who has been referred as ‘he’ in the above lines?
Solution:
The author’s friend has been referred as ‘he’ in the above lines.
Question 2:
What were they looking for?
Solution:
They were looking for the ball bearings.
Question 3:
… it would make a serious difference to the machine. What has been referred to as ‘machine’ in these lines?
Solution:
Author’s bicycle has been referred as machine in the above lines.
Question 4:
“Catch ’em!” he shouted; “catch ‘em! Just before this the author’s friend
(a) had unscrewed the ball bearings.
(c) had taken out the gear-case.
(d) had taken out the front wheel.
Solution:
(a) had unscrewed the ball bearings.
Question 5:
Find one word from the given lines which is antonym of ‘bored’.
(a) Hopped
(b) Groveled
(c) Thrilled
(d) Excited
Solution:
(d) Excited
Question 6:
Why it wasn’t a sensible decision to keep it in the hat?
(b) The author wanted to wear the hat.
(c) They got lost in the hat.
(d) The hat was blown away by the wind and some of ball bearings were lost.
Solution:
(d) The hat was blown away by the wind and some of ball bearings were lost.
Extract 2
Directions (Q. Nos. 1-6) Read the extract given below and answer the following questions.
He said, “This is dangerous; have you got a hammer?” I
ought to have been firm, but I thought that perhaps he
the tool shed to see what I could find. When I came back
he was sitting on the ground front wheel between his legs.
Question 1:
What has been referred to as dangerous in the given lines?
Solution:
The wobbling of the front wheel has been described as dangerous in the given lines.
Question 2:
Who has been referred as ‘he’ in the given lines?
Solution:
Author’s friend has been referred as ‘he’ in the given lines.
Question 3:
What the person intended to do with the hammer?
Solution:
He wanted to repair the wobbling of the front wheel with the hammer.
Question 4:
The author should have been firm about
(a) not allowing his friend to touch his bicycle
(b) not going to the tool shed
(c) going for the ride on bicycle
(d) the opinion of his friend about the bicycle
Solution:
(a) not allowing his friend to touch his bicycle.
Question 5:
Find out one word from the given lines that is synonym of the word ‘possibly’.
(a) Mostly       (b) Definitely
(c) Certainly   (d) Perhaps
Solution:
(d) Perhaps
Question 6:
What was the author’s friend doing with the front wheel?
(a) He was trying to check the problem in it
(b) He was trying to fix it in its positions
(c) He was playing with it
(d) He was taking a nap keeping the front wheel in that position.
Solution:
(c) He was playing with it.

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