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7th Class CBSE An Alien Hand English

Golu Grows a Nose: 7th Class An Alien Hand English Ch 05

Golu Grows a Nose: NCERT 7th CBSE An Alien Hand English Chapter 05

Question: Whom does Golu ask, “Why don’t you ever fly like other birds?”

Answer: Golu asks the ostrich why it doesn’t fly like other birds.

Question: Which uncle of Golu had red eyes?

Answer: Golu’s huge uncle hippopotamus had red eyes.

Question: Golu’s relatives did not answer his questions because

  1. they were shy.
  2. the questions were too difficult.
  3. Golu was a naughty boy.


  • 2. The questions were too difficult.

Question: Who advised Golu to go to the Limpopo river?

Answer: The mynah bird advised Golu to go to the Limpopo river.

Question: Why did Golu go to the river?

Answer: Golu went to the Limpopo river to find out what the crocodile had for dinner.

Question: The crocodile lay on the bank of the Limpopo river. Golu thought it was

  1. a living crocodile
  2. a dead crocodile
  3. a log of wood


  • 3. a log of wood.

Question: What did the crocodile do to show that it was a real crocodile?

Answer: The crocodile shed its false tears’ to show that it was a real one.

Question: “Come here, little one, and I’ll whisper the answer to you”. The crocodile said this because

  1. he couldn’t stand up.
  2. he wanted to eat Golu.
  3. Golu was deaf.


  • 2. he wanted to eat Golu.

Question: (i) Who helped Golu on the bank of the river?

Answer: The python helped Golu on the river bank. He saved Golu’s life from the crocodile.

Question: Name two things the elephant can do with his trunk, and two he cannot.

Answer: Two things the elephant can do with his trunk are: (i) The elephant can keep away flies. (ii) He can pull up things from below and take it to his mouth.

Two things that the elephant can’t do with his trunk are:

  1. He can’t use it as a leg.
  2. He can’t see with it.

Question: What do you know about Golu?

Answer: Golu was a baby elephant. He had a bulgy nose. He had no trunk. He was full of questions.

Question: Which bird directed Golu to go to the Limpopo river and why?

Answer: A mynah bird was sitting in the middle of a bush. Golu asked her what the crocodile ate at dinner. The mynah bird directed Golu to go to Limpopo river to find out the answer.

Question: What items of food did Golu take before leaving his home for Limpopo river?

Answer: He took a hundred sugarcane, fifty dozen bananas and twenty five melons.

Question: How did Golu help the python?

Answer: Golu helped the python to coil around the branch of the tree again.

Question: What questions did Golu ask the python?

Answer: Golu met a python. He asked him three questions, (i) Have you ever seen a crocodile? (zz) What does a crocodile look like? (ra) What does a crocodile have for dinner?

Question: Why did the python help Golu?

Answer: Golu had helped the python to coil around the branch of a tree. The python felt grateful to him and quietly followed him. The python helped Golu when the crocodile caught him by the nose. He did not repay Golu for his goodness.

Golu Grows a Nose – Question: Describe Golu’s meeting with the crocodile.

Golu Grows a Nose – Answer: Golu reached the edge of Limpopo river. He saw a crocodile on it’s bank. The crocodile winked at Golu. Golu asked him if he was the crocodile. The crocodile raised his tail out of the mud. He was surprised why Golu asked him such a question. He shed crocodile tears. He asked Golu to come close. He would not answer the personal question. He would whisper the answer to his question. He would tell him what he had for dinner in a low tone. Golu put his head down close to the corcodile’s snout. The crocodile caught Golu by the nose. He declared that he would eat Golu that day, Golu screamed with fear and pain.

Golu Grows a Nose – Question: What, according to the python, were the advantages of a long nose (trunk)?

Golu Grows a Nose – Answer: A fly stung Golu on the shoulder. Golu hit the fly with his long nose (trunk). The fly lay dead Golu plucked a large bundle of grass, dusted it against his forelegs. He stuffed the grass into his mouth with the help of his long nose (trunk). The sun was very hot. Golu dug out some mud from the bank with the help of his long nose. He slopped the mud on his head. Golu could not do any of the above activities with a small nose. These were all the advantages of the long nose (trunk), according to the python.

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