Gujarat Board GSEB Class 7 English Textbook Solutions Honeycomb Chapter 1 Three Questions Textbook Exercise Important Questions and Answers, Notes Pdf.
Gujarat Board Textbook Solutions Class 7 English Honeycomb Chapter 1 Three Questions
GSEB Class 7 English Three Questions Text Book Questions and Answers
Why did the king want to know the answers to three questions?
The king wanted to know the answers ter his three questions because he wanted to be a successful ruler.
Messengers were sent throughout the kingdom…
(i) to fetch wise men
(ii) to find answers to the questions
(iii) to look for the wise hermit
(iv) to announce a reward for those who could answer the questions.
Messengers were sent throughout the kingdom to announce a reward for those who could answer the questions.
Complete the following sentences by adding the appropriate parts of the sentences given in the box:
1. Many wise men answered the king’s questions ……………….
2. Someone suggested that there should be a council of wise men ……………….
3. Someone else suggested that the king should have a timetable ……….
4. The king requested the hermit …………………
5. The king washed and dressed the bearded man’s wound ……………….
but the bleeding would not stop.
to answer three questions.
but their answers were so varied that the king was not satisfied.
and follow it strictly.
to help the king act at the right time.
1. Many wise men answered the king’s questions, but their answers were so varied that the king was not satisfied.
2. Someone suggested that there should be a council of wise men to help the king act at the right time.
3. Someone else suggested that the king should have a timetable and follow it strictly.
4. The king requested the hermit to answer three questions.
5. The king washed and dressed the bearded; man’s wound, but the bleeding would not stop.
Working With The Text
Answer the following questions:
Why was the king advised to go to magicians?
Some of the wise men thought that in order to decide the right time for doing something, one must look into the future and only magicians were able to do that. So, they advised the king to go to the magicians.
In answer to the second question, whose advice did the people say would be important to the king?
In answer to the second question, some people suggested to seek advice of councillors, the priest or the doctors or the soldiers.
What suggestions were made in answer to the third question?
For the third question, some people said science was the most important business while there were others who believed it was fighting and then there were those who believed religious worship should take the first place.
Did the wise men win the reward? If not, why not?
No, the wise men didn’t win the reward because their answers were so different from one another and king was not satisfied with their answers.
How did the king and the hermit help the wounded man?
The king washed the wounded man’s wound and covered It with his handkerchief. He kept on dressing It until the bleeding
stopped completely. The king also offered him water to drink. The hermit helped the king to bring the wounded man inside his hut and allowed the man to spend his night in the hut.
(i)Who was the bearded man?
(ii)Why did he ask for the king’s forgiveness?
(i) The bearded man was an enemy of the king. The king had killed the bearded man’s brother and seized his property. So, he was waiting for an opportunity to take revenge on the king.
(ii) The bearded man asked for the kings’ forgiveness because he wanted to kill the king but the king has saved his life. He was grateful to the king now.
The king forgave the bearded man. What did he do to show his forgiveness?
The king showed his forgiveness by promising the man that he will send his doctor and servants to look after him and also promised to return him all his property.
What were the hermit’s answers to the three questions? Write each answer separately. Which answer do you like most and why?
The most important time, the hermit said, is our present because it is the only moment when we have the power to act. The most important person at a moment is we ourselves because the future is unknown and we don’t know whether we will meet anyone in the s future or not. So, we should listen to ourselves.
The most important business is to be kind and good to others because we have been sent in this world to serve this noble cause. I liked the third answer the most because helping someone in need is like serving God. It makes us a good person and brings a sense of satisfaction and contentment.
Working With Language
Match items in List A with their meanings in List B:
Example: fainted: lost consciousness
|(i) wounded||got up from sleep|
|(ii) awoke||give back|
|(iii) forgive||small patches of ground for plants|
|(iv) faithful||severely injured|
|(vii) return||feel sorry for|
|(i) wounded||severely Injured|
|(ii) awoke||got up from sleep|
|(v) pity||feel sorry for|
|(vi) beds||small patches of ground for plants|
|(vii) return||give back|
Use any three of the words given above in sentences of your own. You may change the form of the word:
(1) We must be faithful loyal to our country.
(2) I was assigned to water flowerbeds as punishment.
Each of the following sentences has two blanks. Fill in the blanks with appropriate forms of the word given in
the brackets :
He has …………………. to help me. Do you think he will remember his ………………. ? (promise)
He has promised to help me. Do you think he will remember his promise?
1. The …………………….. said that only fresh evidence would make him change his ……………………… (judge)
2. I didn’t notice any serious ……………………… of opinion among the debaters, although they ………………….. from one another over small points. (differ)
3. It’s a fairly simple question to ……………………… but will you accept my …………………….. as final ?(answer)
4. It isn’t ……………………. that ………………… should always be the mother of invention, (necessary)
5. Hermits are ………………….. men. How they acquire their ………………………… no one can tell. (wise)
6. The committee has …………………. to make Jagdish captain of the team. The ………………….. is likely to please everyone. (decide)
7. Asking for …………………. is as noble as the willingness to ……………………… . (forgive)
1. judge, judgement
2. difference, differed
3. answer, answer
4. necessary, necessity
5. wise, wisdom
6. decided, decision
7. forgiveness, forgive
Speaking And Writing
Imagine you are the king. Narrate the incident of your meeting with the hermit. Begin like this: The wise men answered my questions, but I was not satisfied with their answers. One day I decided to go and meet the hermit…
I knew the hermit used to help only ordinary men, so I left behind my horse and the bodyguard. I went to meet him wearing simple clothes. The hermit was an old man and lived in a hut amidst the woods. He was digging the ground in front of his hut when I arrived there. He greeted me and continued his work. I informed him the purpose of my visit, but still he continued digging the ground.
He looked tired so I offered my help. He agreed, so I took the spade from him and started digging the ground. After digging for many hours I again repeated my questions, but the hermit did not answer. Evening was approaching and now I thought of returning. Suddenly, the hermit showed me a bearded man who was running towards us.
Imagine you are the hermit. Write briefly the incident of your meeting the king. Begin like this :
One day I was digging in my garden. A man in ordinary clothes came to see me. I knew it was the king…
But still pretended to be unaware of his identity. He told me that he has come to me to get answers for his three questions. I greeted him and continued digging the ground. I was tired digging the ground; the king noticed s this and offered his help.
I agreed and gave my spade to him. After digging two beds in the ground the king repeated his questions, I ignored him again and rather asked him if he was tired and would like me to dig! the ground. But he refused to do so and continued the task. Evening was approaching and it seemed that he was ready to leave. At that very moment, we saw a man running towards us.
Write a paragraph on ‘My Friend’ in about 150 words:
To have a good friend is a real blessing. However, it is quite difficult in the present busy world to find such one. A good friend is the most precious gift of life. Somehow, I am quite lucky to have a real good friend. His name is Naveen. We have been friends from the childhood and remain as good friends till now-and I hope our friendship will continue in the future as well.
I really value his friendship. We both are studying in class Seven. Naveen is a well-behaved boy and thus loved by everyone. He is very much liked by my parents. All the teachers like him because he is one of the ideal students in our school. He is very punctual and comes to school on time. He does his homework regularly and studies for fixed hours every day. He is also good at sports. I share all my secrets with him. I know that he will stand by me at any given time. I thank God for giving me such a good friend like NAVEEN.
GSEB Class 7 English Three Questions Additional Important Questions and Answers
Select the most appropriate options as answers and complete the following sentences :
The king sent messengers throughout his kingdom to ……………..
A. bring some rare medicines for him.
B. look for wise men who could answer his questions.
C. get the solutions to his questions.
D. know condition of people in his kingdom.
B. look for wise men who could answer his questions.
The king promised to reward the person who would answer his questions correctly with ………………. .
A. golden guineas.
C. a huge sum of money.
D. a large area of land.
C. a huge sum of money.
The king finally thought of seeking the advice of ………………………….. .
A. some wise men.
B. his councillors.
C. another king.
D. a hermit.
D. a hermit.
The king dressed like …………….. when he went to meet the hermit,
A. a poor man
B. an ordinary man
C. a rich man
D. a beggar
B. an ordinary man
In fact, the begirded man was the king’s ……………… .
The king was accompanied by ……………………… when he went to meet the hermit. .
A. his councillors
B. his personal secretary
C. no one
D. his ministers
C. no one
The bearded man pressed his stomach as ………………… .
A. he had severe stomach ache.
B. he was wounded in his stomach.
C. he wanted to stop blood flowing out from his wound,
D. Both ‘B’ and ‘C’
D. Both ‘B’ and ‘C’
……………………….. was the most important man for the king, according to the hermit.
A. The king himself
B. The hermit
C. The bearded man
D. The king’s councillor
B. The hermit
Say whether the following sentences are True or False:
The king got solutions to his questions from his wise men.
The people most necessary to the king were his councillors and priests.
The king went to the hermit to get answers to his questions.
The king called the hermit to his palace to get answers to his questions.
The hermit gave the answers to the king’s questions by giving practical examples.
Answer the following questions in two to three sentences each:
Why was the king advised to listen to his soldiers?
Some wise men thought that it were soldiers who fought wars for the king and help him extend his territory and power.
So, they thought the soldiers were the right people to whom he should listen to.
Why did the king refuse to give reward to anyone?
The king was not satisfied with the answers of the wise men. They all had given different answers to the same questions because of which he was unable to come to a conclusion. So he refused to give the reward to anyone.
Why did the king change his clothes and leave behind his bodyguard and horse before meeting the hermit?
The king was aware that the hermit would meet only simple people. So, he dressed up like an ordinary man, left behind his horse and bodyguard and went to meet the hermit In his hut in the woods all alone.
Describe the hermit In one or two sentences.
The hermit was a weak old man and used to live amidst the woods which he would never leave. He was digging the
ground In front of his hut for sowing seeds when the king arrived and the tedious task had made him tired.
“Here comes someone running.” Who has been referred to In this sentence?
The bearded man is being referred to in these lines. He had planned to attack the king. but was Instead attacked by the king’s bodyguard, as he had recognised the bearded man. The man had received a wound in his stomach. He was rushing towards the hermit’s hut for help.
Answer the following questions In four to five sentences each:
What were the replies the king received for his first question?
In reply to his first question, the king was advised by some men to follow a timetable. There were some people who
were of the opinion that It was Impossible to decide the right time in advance. The king was suggested to keep a note of all
the happenings around him, avoid indulging In excessive pleasure and do everything that seemed Important at any particular time. Along with this he should have a team of Intelligent people to guide him to the right thing at the right time.
Describe the king In your own words.
The king wanted to be a good ruler. He was seeking answers for the three questions which he thought would help him in his
mission. The king was kind-hearted. When he found the old man tired of digging the ground. he offered him his help. He kept on bandaging the bearded man’s wound until blood stopped coming out from It. He was down to earth, he dressed up like a common man and spent the night sleeping on floor at the hermit’s hut.
Describe the bearded man in your own words.
The bearded man was courageous. He wanted to avenge his brother’s death by killing the king. He lacked patience because wheh the king didn’t return by evening, he became anxious and left his hiding place. He was thankful and obliged by the king’s act. He repented for his act and asked for forgiveness. He returned the favour by promising that he will remain a most faithful servant of the king and will also order his sons to be so.
The king had done right things at the right time. Explain giving three examples.
The king had known the hermit’s nature of meeting only ordinary men. So, he gave up his king’s attire, left behind his bodyguard and the horse and went alone to meet him. He offered the hermit his help in digging the ground. He did this till evening. This helped him avoid the attack planned by the bearded man. He helped the bearded man bandaging his wound and offered him water. He saved his life. This helped him make peace with his enemy.
Read the following passages carefully and answer the questions given below them:
In reply to the first question, some said the king must prepare a timetable, and then follow it strictly. Only in this way, they said, could he do everything at its proper time. Others said that it was impossible to decide in advance the right time for doing something. The king should notice all that was going on, avoid foolish pleasures, and always do whatever seemed necessary at that time. Yet others said that the king needed a council of wise men who would help him act at the proper time. This was because one man would find it impossible to decide correctly, without help from others, the right time for every action.
(1) What, according to some, should the king prepare to do things at the proper time?
According to some, the king should prepare a timetable and follow it strictly to do something at its proper time.
(2) What is the king advised to do after noticing the happenings around?
After noticing the happenings around, the king should avoid foolish pleasures, and always do whatever seemed necessary at that s time.
(3) ‘One man would find it impossible to decide correctly.’ In this case what should the king do?
‘One man would find it impossible to decide correctly.’ In this case, the king should call a council of wise men who would help him act at the proper time.
(4) Pick out the words from the passage with these meanings:
(a) a group of selected people
(b) in advance
When the king had dug two beds, he stopped and repeated his questions. The hermit gave no answer, but stood up, stretching; out his hand for the spade, and said, “Now you rest, and let me work.” But the king did not give him the spade and continued to dig. One hour passed, then another. The sun went down behind the trees, and at last their king stuck the spade into the ground and said, s “I came to you, wise man, for an answer to; my questions. If you can give me no answer, tell me so and I will return home.”
(1) How can you say that the king had been impatient to know the answers to his questions?
Without waiting a little longer to get !; the answers to his questions, two times the king stopped digging and harshly demanded answers to his questions from the hermit. So we can say that the king had been impatient.
(2) Did the hermit answer the king’s questions? What did he do then?
No, the hermit did not answer the king’s questions. On the contrary, he demanded the spade from the king to do the digging ) work.
(3) Pick out the sentence that reveals the king’s irritation.
“If you can give me no answer, tell! me so and I will return home.” This sentence of the king reveals his irritation.
(4) Pick out similar expressions from the passage:
(a) went on
(b ) fixed
“You do not know me, but I know you. I am that enemy of yours who swore revenge on you because you put my brother to death and seized my property. I knew you – had gone alone to see that hermit, and I made up my mind to kill you on your way home. But the day passed and you did not return. So I left my hiding-place, and I came upon your bodyguard, who recognised me and wounded me.
I escaped from him but I should have died if you had not dressed my wounds. I wished to kill you, and you have ‘ saved my life. Now, if I live, I will serve you as your most faithful servant and will order ‘ my sons to do the same. Forgive me !”
(1) Why did the person unknown to the king want to take revenge on him?
The person unknown to the king wanted to take revenge on him because the king had killed his brother and seized his property.
(2) Why could the unknown man not put his plan into practice?
The unknown man could not put his plan into practice because the king did not return the same day as he had expected.
(3) Why did the unknown man decide to serve the king?
The unknown man decided to serve the king because the king saved his life by dressing his wounds.
(4) Pick out similar expressions from the passage:
(a) took oath
(b) met somebody by chance
(b) came upon
Replace the underlined words selecting the most appropriate options from the brackets :
(1) She can’t go out to work because she has to stay at home to care for her elderly mother, (to treat, to take care of to monitor)
(2) The two boys came upon a man claiming to have magical beans for sale. (met by chance, arrived, reached)
(3) After years of not speaking, Ranu finally made peace with her sister. (talked with, fought with, reconciled with)
(4) The child asked for a glass of water. (examined, demanded, forgot)
(5) We’re looking into the possibility of merging the two departments. (searching for, examining, watching)
(1) She can’t go out to work because she has to stay at home to take care of her elderly mother.
(2) The two boys met by chance a man claiming to have magical beans for sale.
(3) After years of not speaking, Ranu finally reconciled with her sister.
(4) The child demanded a glass of water.
(5) We’re examining the possibility of merging the two departments.
Choose the correct words from the brackets and complete the following passage:
(left, simple, bodyguard, wood, ordinary, reached)
The hermit lived in a ……………….. which he never left. He saw no one but ……………….. people, and so the king put on …………….. clothes. Before he ……………………….. the hermit’s hut the king his horse with his ……………………….. and went on alone.
The hermit lived in a wood which he never left. He saw no one but simple people, and so the king put on ordinary clothes. Before he reached the hermit’s hut the king left his horse with his bodyguard, s and went on alone.
(return, stuck, wise, another, ground, questions)
One hour passed, then ……………… The sun went down behind the trees, and at last the king …………….. the spade into the …………………. and said, “I came to you, ………………….. man, for an answer to my ……………………. If you can give me no answer, tell me so and I will ……………….. home.”
One hour passed, then another. The sun went down behind the trees, and at last the king stuck the spade into the ground and said, “I came to you, wise man, for an answer to my questions. If you can give me no answer, tell me so and I will return home.”
Choose the correct Article(s), Conjunction(s) and Preposition(s) and <; complete the following passage:
The king turned round ……………………… saw a bearded man running ……………………….. them. His hands were pressed …………….. his stomach, from ………………… blood was flowing …………………….. he reached the king he fainted and fell to …………… ground.
The king turned round and saw a bearded man running towards them. His hands were pressed against his stomach, from which blood was flowing. When he reached the king he fainted and fell to the ground.
Leaving ………………… wounded man, the king went out ………………….. the hut and looked around …………………. the hermit going away he wished once more to get answers to his questions. The hermit was ………………. his knees sowing seeds in the beds that had been dugs the day.
Leaving the wounded man, the king went out of the hut and looked around for the hermit. Before going away he wished once more to get answers to his questions. The hermit was on his knees sowing seeds in the beds that had been dug the day before.
Fill in the blanks with the appropriate forms of verbs given in the brackets and complete the texts :
The hermit ……….1……. (listen) to the king, but …………2……….. (not + speak). He went on ………..3……….. (dig). “You are tired,” said the king.
2. did not speak
As the answers to his questions ……………1………………. (be) so different, the king was not …………….2…………….. (satisfy) and gave no reward. Instead, he ……………3………………… (decide) to seek the advice of a certain hermit.
Change the voice of the following :
(1) They all answered the questions differently.
(2) He saw no one but simple people.
(3) The hermit listened to the king.
(4) Do you not see it?
(5) You do not know me.
(1) The questions were answered differently by them all.
(2) No one was seen by him but simple people.
(3) The king was listened to by the hermit.
(4) Is it not seen by you?
(5) I am not known by you.
Turn the following dialogue into Indirect Speech:
“You are tired,” said the king. Let me take the spade and work in your place.” I “Thanks,” said the hermit.
The king told the hermit that he was tired. Then he proposed to allow him to take the spade and work in his place. The hermit thanked the king for his kind offer.
“Forgive me !” said the bearded man. “I do not know you and have nothing to forgive you for,” said the king.
“You do not know me, but I know you.”
The bearded man pleaded to the king to forgive him. The king said that he did not know him and he had nothing to forgive him for. The bearded man said that he did not know him but he knew him.
Rewrite as directed :
(1) He would never fail. (Turn into Affirmative.)
(2) It was impossible to decide. (Turn into Negative.)
(3) There were some things which could be urgent. (Turn into Simple.)
(4) The hermit listened to the king but did not speak. (Use ‘Though’.)
(5) The king did not give him the spade and continued to work. (Remove ‘and’.)
(6) The king and the hermit removed the man’s clothing. (Use ‘Both’.)
(7) The king washed and covered the wound with his handkerchief. (Use ‘Not only … but also.)
(1) He would always succeed.
(2) It was not possible to decide.
(3) There could be some urgent things.
(4) Though the hermit listened to the king, he did not speak.
(5) Without giving him the spade the king continued to work.
(6) Both the king and the hermit removed the man’s clothing.
(7) The king not only washed but covered the wound with his handkerchief also.
Three Questions Summary in English
Three Questions Summary:
The thought came to a certain king that he would never fail if he knew three things. These three things were: What is the right time to begin something? Who are the most important people around him? What is the most important thing for him to do? Many educated men attempted to answer the king’s questions, but they all came up with different answers. The king decided that he needed to ask a wise hermit in a nearby village.
The hermit would only see common folk. So the king wore ordinary clothes and left his guards behind before meeting the hermit. The hermit was digging flower beds when the king arrived. The king asked his questions, but the hermit went on digging rather laboriously. The king offered to dig for him for a while. After digging for some time, the king again asked his questions.
He mind decided came upon met unexpectedly made peace with end a quarrel, reconciled with look after take care of caring for taking care of wanted a definite and final answer. Instead of giving the answers, the hermit pointed to a man who was running towards them. The man was bleeding from a terrible stomach wound. The king tended to him, and they stayed the night in the hermit’s hut. The king slept so deeply that the next morning he could not even recognise the bearded man. To the king’s surprise, the bearded man asked the king to forgive him.
He confessed that he knew who the king was, and that the king had executed his brother and seized his property. He said he had come to kill the king, but the king’s bodyguards wounded him in the stomach. The man pledged allegiance to the king, and he went on his way. The king asked the hermit again for his answers, and the hermit responded that he had just had his questions answered.