NCERT English - Class 7

Honeycomb (Poem)

Chapter 2: The Rebel

Working with the Poem

Question 1:

Answer the following questions.

(i) If someone doesn’t wear a uniform to school, what do you think the teacher will say?

(ii) When everyone wants a clear sky, what does the rebel want most?

(iii) If the rebel has a dog for a pet, what is everyone else likely to have?

(iv) Why is it good to have rebels?

(v) Why is it not good to be a rebel oneself?


i) If someone does not wear a uniform to school, the teacher would scold him and probably ask him to stand outside the class.

(ii) When everyone wants a clear sky, the rebel wants rain the most.

(iii) If the rebel has a dog for a pet, then everyone else is likely to have a cat.

(iv) It is good to have rebels because they are different from others and provide a source of mischief and amusement to others.

(v) It is not good to be a rebel oneself because then the others would laugh at us and we would be scolded and met with indifference by everyone we disagree with.

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Question 2:

Find in the poem an antonym (a word opposite in meaning) for each of the following words.

(i) Long              _____________________________

(ii) Grow              _____________________________

(iii) Quietness           _____________________________

(iv) Sober             _____________________________

(v) Lost              _____________________________


(i) Short

(ii) Cut

(iii) Disturbance

(iv) Fantastic

(v) Find

Question 3:

Find in the poem lines that match the following. Read both one after the other.

(i) The rebel refuses to cut his hair.

(ii) He says cats are better.

(iii) He recommends dogs.

(iv) He is unhappy because there is no sun.

(v) He is noisy on purpose.


(i) The rebel lets his hair grow long.

(ii) The rebel expresses a preference for cats.

(iii) The rebel puts in a good word for dogs.

(iv) The rebel regrets the absence of sun.

(v) The rebel creates a disturbance.