NCERT Solutions for Chapter 7 Chandni Class 7 English An Alien Hand

The narrative of "chandni" written by Zakir Husain Khan. Freedom is expressive in the Chapter as a longing and desire. Abbu Khan is the lead character in this story. Almora was the city where Abbu Khan lived. A goat kept as a pet belonged to him. Freedom is the theme of the story. In the story, the main character hosts his goats because they liberate themselves by becoming food for other animals. There is a story about a brave goat named Chandni who is featured in the story.

NCERT Solutions for Class 7th English Chapter 7 Chandni

Chandni Questions and Answer

Chapter Name

Chandni NCERT Solutions


CBSE Class 7

Textbook Name

An Alien Hand

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Comprehension Check I

Question 1: Why did Abbu Khan's goats want to run away? What happened to them in the hills?


Abbu Khan lived in a hilly region where goats loved freedom and didn't enjoy being tied to trees or poles. As a result, they ran away, but were killed by an old wolf that lived in the hills.


Question 2: Abbu Khan said, "No more goats in my house ever again." Then he changed his mind. Why?


Abbu Khan decided never to keep goats in his house again after all the goats left. He changed his mind and bought a young goat because he felt lonely and couldn't live without people.


Question 3: Why did he buy a young goat?


He bought a young goat because he thought that a young goat would stay with him much longer and would love him as he would feed her good food and take good care of her.


Comprehension Check II

Question 1: Why did Chandni hate the rope round her neck?


Every morning, Chandni wanted to run through the green fields. The hilltops were covered in sunlight, and a refreshing breeze was passing by as she watched. In spite of this, when she ran towards the hills, the rope around her neck would jerk her back.

Question 2: "Now Abbu Khan understood Chandni's problem..." What was Chandni's problem?


Chandni had stopped eating and had become thin. Abbu Khan asked her what was wrong one day and she replied that she wanted to go to the hills and that she would die if she stayed with him.


Question 3: Abbu Khan pushed Chandni into a small hut. This shows that he

(i) was cruel.

(ii) loved her and wanted to save her life.

(iii) was selfish.


He loved his pets very much, and his life revolved around them. All of his goats that ran away were killed and eaten by the wolf. Chandni was pushed into a small hut by him in order to protect her from the same fate as her other goats.


Comprehension Check III

Question 1: Why did Chandni refuse to join the group of wild goats?


She had longed for freedom for a long time, and now that she had escaped, she wanted to enjoy her freedom on her own. Thus, she politely refused to join the wild goats.


Question 2: Chandni fought the wolf because she

(i) was stronger than the wolf.

(ii) hated the wolf.

(iii) had to retain her freedom at all costs.


Chandni fought the wolf because she had to retain her freedom at all costs.



Question 1: Why did the wise old bird say, "Chandni is the winner"?


According to the wise old bird, Chandni won because she fought bravely against the wolf. She preferred death in an open field to life in a compound. She didn't give up easily even though she was smaller and weaker than the wolf. After struggling all night, she was killed in the morning.


Question 2: "Death in an open field is better than life in a small hut," Chandni said to herself. Was it the right decision? Give reason for your answer.


God has given every creature the right to life, and we are not the ones to cage someone against their will. Yes,The decision Chandni made was the right one. Death is better than restriction All night long, Chandni fought the wolf and did not give up easily.


Question 3: Freedom is life. Discuss this with reference to 'Chandni' and 'I want Something in a Cage.'


God has given all creatures the right to live. No one likes to be confined or ruled over. Chandni preferred the open field over a compound because she wanted to be free. A part of her desire was to see the world. All night long, she fought the wolf bravely.

"I want Something in a Cage", the previous chapter, shows the man spending all his money on caged doves. He didn't buy them to care for them or feed them, but to free them from prison. The man had spent ten long years in jail and knew the pain of being caged.
Both plots prove that freedom is life.


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