Students of Class 5 can find NCERT Solutions for both chapters of Unit 7 of the English subject in this article. The NCERT solutions have been provided after a detailed analysis of the marking scheme of CBSE by the English subject expert. Class 5th students can study the answers provided here to score well in school as well as Class 5th annual exams. Unit 7 of Marigold Textbook comprises of two chapters as mentioned below:
Chapter 1: Topsy Turvy Land (Poetry)
Summary: This poem is about a strange land where everything is upside down. The sea is full of sand and the children go to school at night. One can find the front doorstep at the back and people walk when they are standing. The hat is not found on the head but on feet. Buses run on the sea and boats in the streets. People have to pay for what they do not get and they go when they actually come back.
NCERT Solutions for Class 5 English: Marigold Textbook - Unit 7 | Chapter 1
Ques: When do children go to school in Topsy-turvy Land?
Answer: In Topsy-turvy Land children go to school at night.
Ques: In the poem, if buses travel on the sea, then where do the boats travel? How should it rightly be?
Answer: The boats travel in the streets. They should travel to the sea.
Ques: The land of topsy-turvy is very different from our land. Let’s draw a comparison by filling in sentences wherever needed.
(i) People walk on their heads.
(i) People walk on their feet.
(ii) The buses run on the sea.
(ii) The buses run on land.
(iii) They wear their hats on feet.
(iii) They wear their hats on the head.
(iv) Boats sail in the streets.
(iv) Boats sail in the sea.
(v) People pay for what they don’t get.
(v) People pay for what they get.
Chapter 2 - Gulliver’s Travels
Summary: Once Gulliver reached an island with his companions. He sent a few of them to see if there was water on the island. But there was no water there. Suddenly his companions began to be chased by a huge creature. Luckily they all escaped. Now Gulliver was alone on the island. He quickly climbed up a steep hill with fields of barley on either side and the corn rising up to forty feet. There was a fence to pass from one field to the other. Gulliver could not climb them because every step was six feet high. Soon he saw a farmer in the next field. He too was a monster. He was accompanied by seven other monsters like him to reap the corn. Gulliver got frightened. He screamed loudly. But the monsters were kind to him. One of them picked him up and placed him on the ground. All the giant farmers came there to take a good look at him. Gulliver tried to speak to them in several languages but they could not understand him. The farmer took him to his house and gave him crumbled bread to eat. Soon his one-year-old son came and grabbed him and put his head into his mouth. Gulliver shouted loudly and the baby dropped him at once. He would have fallen and broken his neck but the farmer’s wife caught him in time. She put Gulliver on her bed and covered him with a handkerchief.
NCERT Solutions for Class 5 English: Marigold Textbook - Unit 7 | Chapter 2
Ques: Why did the captain send the men to the land?
Answer: The captain sent the men to the land to look for water.
Ques: Why did the men rush back to the ship?
Answer: The men rushed back to the ship because they were chased by a giant
Ques: Choose the correct answer. सही उत्तर चुनें।
(i) The giant carried a reaping hook because
(a) he was fighting with the other giants.
(b) he was going to reap the corn.
(c) he wanted to frighten Gulliver.
(ii) They put Gulliver on the ground to look at him because
(a) they had never seen a human before.
(b) they thought he was a doll.
(c) they had never seen such a tiny man.
(iii) Gulliver was
(a) a farmer.
(b) a sailor.
(c) a dwarf.
(d) a giant.
Ques: Name the creature to whom you would look like Gulliver. The creature is now extinct. .
Ques: From the text, write the sentence that tells you the following.
(i) The giant reapers were fascinated by Gulliver.
(ii) Gulliver was a learned man.
(iii) The farmer’s son thought Gulliver was a toy.
(iv) The farmer’s wife was a kind-hearted woman.
Answer: (i) They all sat on the ground to take a good look at me.
(ii) I tried to speak to them in several languages.
(iii) On seeing me the child grabbed me from the table and put my head into his mouth.
(iv) Later she put me on her own bed and covered me with a clean white handkerchief.