The Rebel NCERT Solutions for Class 7 English Honeycomb Poem 2
The Rebel NCERT Text Book Questions and Answers
The Rebel Working with the poem
Answer the following questions.
i. If someone doesn ‘t wear a uniform to school, what do you think the teacher will say?
If someone doesn’t wear a uniform to school, I believe that the teacher will not appreciate it. He or she would want to meet the student’s parents, and will definitely inform the principal about this.
ii. When everyone wants a clear sky, what does the rebel want most?
When everyone wants a clear sky, the rebel wants it to rain.
iii. If the rebel has a dog for a pet, what is everyone else likely to have?
If the rebel has a dog for a pet, everyone else is likely to have a cat as pet.
iv. Why is it good to have rebels?
It is good to have rebels because they challenge the beliefs of the world. They have the courage to stand out, and the world needs people who can go against it to create something new. They are the ones who bring real change in the world.
v. Why is it not good to be a rebel oneself?
It is not good to be a rebel oneself because it would mean having less number of friends, or people who understand you. No one wants to be with someone who disagrees with them, and so the rebels are likely to be very lonely people.
vi. Would you like to be a rebel? If yes, why? If not, why not?
(Encourage the students to use their creativity and formulate their own answers.) Sample answer:
Yes, I would like to be a rebel, as I would like to be different from the rest of the world. I want to be a harbinger of change in the world, and I believe that the rebels do just that. I would like to say what I think all the time instead of agreeing to everything that the
other person is telling me.
Find in the poem an antonym (a word opposite in meaning) for each of the following words.
- long – short
- grow – cut
- quietness – disturbance
- sober – fantastic
- lost – find
Find in the poem lines that match the following. Read both one after the other.
- The rebel lets his hair grow long.
- The rebel expresses a preference for cats.
- The rebel puts in a good word for dogs.
- The rebel regrets the absence of sun.
- The rebel creates a disturbance.