NCERT Solutions for Class 5 English Chapter 7 Crying
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NCERT Solutions for Class 5 Chapter 7 Poem: Crying


In the short poem ‘Crying’, the poet Galway Kinnell advises the readers to cry until the pillow is soaked instead of crying a little bit. After crying, you can jump in the shower and bathe. The poet suggests to the readers that they should open the window and sing “ha, ha” for in the last tear, happiness was hiding.


In class 5 students should aim to:

philosophyIdentify the rhyming words in the poem.

philosophyExplain a personal experience relating to excitement or surprise.

The NCERT textbook Marigold questions are answered in a simple and engaging manner. We also have related ‘Learning Concepts’, and interactive worksheets with solutions. Our ‘Learning Beyond’ segment caters to all the probable questions that the child might think out of curiosity.

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Questions and Answers

Chapter 7: Crying

Let’s Read

Question 1: According to the poet, should you cry a little or should you cry a lot?

Answer : According to the poet, we should cry a lot.


Question 2: What can you do after crying a lot?

Answer : We can take a bath after crying a lot.


Question 3(i): Read the first two lines of the poem. Is the mood
happy?sad?angry?jealous?upset?

Answer : In the first two lines of the poem, the mood is sad.


Question 3(ii): In the last few lines the mood of the poet has changed. What is it now?
very happyangrycheerfulsadjealous

Answer : A big Tiger came near the cub when he chased the frog.


Question 4 : Are these sentences right or wrong?
(i) The poet says you must not cry much. ( )
(ii) The poet says that you should cry till your pillow is soaked. ( )
(iii) The poet says that after crying you should open the window and laugh so that people will see that you are happy. ( )
(iv) The poet says that you should open the window and show people that you are crying. ( )

Answer :
(i) False
(ii) True
(iii) True
(iv) False


Let’s Talk

Question 1: Where do you cry? What are the things that make you cry?

Answer : I mostly cry at any place whenever I feel hurt. I cry when my wish is not fulfilled or parents scold me rudely, or I get physically hurt.


Question 2: Can you cry when you are happy?

Answer : I haven’t yet felt like crying when I was happy.


Question 3: Which are the things that make you happy? In what ways do you show your happiness?

Answer : The thing that makes me happy is tasty food and interesting games. I show my happiness by smiling and screaming at times.


Question 1: The word happiness ends in -ness and comes from the word happy. Write three words that end in the same way. Which words do they come from?
___ ness;___
___ ness;___
___ ness;___

Answer :

darkness;dark
brightness;bright
kindness;kind


Let’s write

Question 1: Fill in the blanks with the exact feeling word.
(i) The tourists were ______ to see the beautiful Taj Mahal.
(amazed, shocked, worried)

(ii) The lights went out suddenly. I was alone and ______.
(worried, shocked, frightened)

(iii) He has been ill for a long time and his parents were ______.
(unhappy, worried, angry)

(iv) The shopkeeper was _____ when he saw his safe wide
open with all his money missing. (unhappy, shocked, angry)

Answer :
(i) amazed
(ii) frightened
(iii) worried
(iv) shocked


Creative Writing

Question 1: Narrate an incident when you have experienced happiness, excitement, surprise.
You can use the following clues.
With whom…
When did it happen…
Why…
Where…

Answer : Every year on my birthday, my dad gives me a special gift that turns out to be the most precious gift of the year. Last year when I asked him regarding the gift, a day before my birthday, he said, “I haven’t thought about it yet”. I was a bit annoyed and surprised too that he didn’t think about my gift. However, he woke me up on the very day of my birthday with a huge rectangular box wrapped in a flashy coloured wrapper. I was wondering what it might be and could not hold my patience for long. When I opened it, I found out a big carrom board. I was delighted because I always wanted a carom board since we have this in the school and it’s a very engaging game.


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