Course Content
Class 7th Science
Class 7th Math
Online Class For 7th Standard Students (CBSE)
About Lesson

Question 1.
Why was Dad sure he wouldn’t fall ?
Dad thought himself as a great climber. That is why he was sure that he would not fall.

Question 2.
Which phrase in the poem expresses Dad’s self-confidence best?
It is : “A climber like me ?/ Child’s play, this is !”

Question 3.
Describe plan A and its consequences.
Plan A was to climb the tree with the help of a ladder. Dad could not climb successfully as the ladder fell. Then he landed on the flower bed.

Question 4.
Plan C was a success. What went wrong then ?
Plan C of Dad was a success as he was able to climb on the garden wall. But he landed upon the cat. As a result of it, he was stuck up on the tree.

Question 5.
The cat was very happy to be on the ground. Pick out the phrase used to express this idea.
The phrase is : “Pleased as Punch to be/safe and sound.”

Question 6.
Describe the Cat and Dad situation in the beginning and at the end of the poem.
In the beginning of the poem the cat is stuck up on the tree. But Dad is proudly standing on the ground.. While at the end of the poem, Dad is stuck up on the tree and cat is smiling and ‘smirking on the ground.

Question 7.
Why and when did Dad say each of the following ?
(i) Fail ?
(ii) Never mind
(iii)Funny joke
(iv) Rubbish
(i) This word is uttered by Dad when mother shows fear about falling of Dad. Father is very confident of climbing. That is why he is scoffing at mother.
(ii) Dad uttered Never mind to hide his embarrassment. He said so when he fell on the flower bed from the ladder. :!!
(iii) Mother said to Dad, “Don’t fall again.” This seemed quite absurd to him. Then he said what a funny joke it was.
(iv) Dad got angry when mother asked him to be careful. She was afraid that he might not break his neck. So, Dad said “Rubbish’ in an angry mood.

Question 8.
Do you find the poem humorous? Read aloud lines which make you laugh.
I liked the poem very much because it is so humorous. These lines made me laugh.
The cat gave a yell
And sprang to the ground,
Pleased as punch to be Safe and sound.
But poor old Dad’s

Join the conversation
Wisdom TechSavvy Academy