MP Board Class 7th Special English Solutions Chapter 16 The Pied Piper of Hamelin-I

MP Board Class 7th Special English Solutions Chapter 16 The Pied Piper of Hamelin-I

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MP Board Class 7th Special English Chapter 16 The Pied Piper of Hamelin-I 1

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A. Answer these questions:

Question 1.
What was Anand doing?
Anand was trying to learn by heart some interesting verses about rats. He was reading these verses abroad.

Question 2.
What made Ravi and Ashok smile at Anand?
This made Ravi and Ashok smile at him (Anand).

Question 3.
How did the rats make the people uncomfortable?
The rats ate all grains, flour, bread and cheese. They got into their shoes, hats and pockets. They lay in beds and cradles of children and bit the babies. They attacked and killed kittens and puppies. They confronted dogs and cats. In this way, the rats made the people uncomfortable.

Question 4.
Where did the people go one day?
One day the people went to the Town Hall in a body to meet the Mayor.

Question 5.
Where was the Mayor?
The Mayor with his councillors was in the Town Hall.

Question 6.
What were the councillors in constant fear of?
The councillors were in constant fear of losing their jobs. They feared that they would be turned out of office if nothing was done about getting the people of Hamelin rid of the wicked rats.

Question 7.
How much time did the Mayor want to settle things?
First of all, the Mayor required a month’s time to settle things. But the people shouted. Finally, he requested them to give him a week’s time.

Question 8.
What did the Mayor promise the people?
The Mayor promised the people to get them rid of the rats. He asked them for a week’s time for this work.

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B. Say True or False.

  1. Ashok was reading verses aloud. T / F
  2. Anand told the story of the Pied Piper. T / F
  3. The pfeople were not afraid of rats. T / F
  4. All the grain was eaten up. T / F
  5. The rats were afraid of cats and dogs. T / F


  1. False
  2. True
  3. False
  4. True
  5. False.

C. Fill in the blank spaces by choosing the correct option
1. All the grain was eaten up by …………
(i) rats
(ii) cats
(in) dogs
(i) rats

2. Rats attacked the poor little …………
(i) babies
(ii) kittens and puppies
(iii) goats
(ii) kittens and puppies

3. One day ………… went in a body to the twon hall.
(i) the people
(ii) the Mayor
(iii) a lady
(i) the people

4. What is …………… doing?
(i) the people
(ii) the Mayor
(iii) Ravi
(ii) the Mayor

5. I am not giving you fine words. I am ………… too.
(i) happy
(ii) robbed of
(iii) worried
(iii) worried

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Word Power

A. Give one word for

  1. Father’s father…………
  2. Member of the council ………..
  3. A place where printing is done ……….
  4. The first citizen of India …………
  5. A baby cat ………….


  1. Grandfather
  2. Councillor
  3. Press
  4. President
  5. kitten

B. Encircle the odd one.

  1. flour, wheat, bread, vegetable.
  2. children, kitten, puppies, neighbour
  3. the President, the Governor, the Chief Minister, the teacher
  4. tree, plant, flower, jug
  5. Diwali, Id, Holi, month


  1. vegetable
  2. neighbour
  3. the teacher
  4. jug
  5. month.

Grammar in Use

Fill in the blank spaces with ‘besides’ ‘however’
1. Sita, Geeta, Reeta wanted to go to cinema. Sita ………… could not go because her mother was ill, ……….. she had to complete her homework.
2. Little boy fought bravely. He could not ………… defeat the robber ………. other men came to fight with him.
3. The merchant wanted to get money out of the farmer. The farmer ………. was not so simple, his story was even better than the merchant’s and so the merchant had to pay.
1. however, besides
2. however, besides,
3. however.

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Let’s Talk

Imagine that you are really troubled by rats in your house. Tell the class what do the rats do.
The rats eat up all the food items. They enter the people’s shoes, hats and pockets. They lie in the beds and cradles. They kill kittens and puppies. They even bite the small babies.

Let’s Write

Based on your discussion with your friends write a note on the topic. How rats trouble you in the house.
Use the following clues, nibble, food, wheat, clothes, toys, cat, chasing, them.
How rats trouble you in the house.
How Rates Trouble you in the House:
The rats eat up cooked food and grain like wheat, barley, gram, millet and maize. They nibble our clothes and tear holes in them. They nibble the toys and bite babies, kittens and puppies. They chase cats and dogs.

Let’s Do it

Collect stories and poems about rats and share them with your class.
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