NCERT Solutions for Poem The Rebel Class 7 English Honeycomb

This poem is about a rebel, someone who disregards society's norms. A rebel has long hair when he sees people with short hair. After seeing others with long hair, the rebel cut his hair short. When everyone was talking, the rebel became mute. In the event that everyone is silent, the rebel will create a disturbance. On various such issues, the rebel would contradict others and act differently. It is he who refuses to wear the uniform when others wear it, praises dogs when in the company of cat lovers, appreciates sun on rainy days and rain when it is sunny. Whatever he did, he would not do what others did. According to the poet, rebels bring variety to society. The situation won't be good if we ourselves are rebels, because society does not like rebels.

NCERT Solutions for Class 7th English Poem The Rebel

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 Page No: 34

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?


The teacher will scold the student and ask him/her the reason for not wearing the uniform and then take action accordingly.


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


The rebel wants rain when everyone wants a clear sky.


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


When everyone is likely to have a cat for a pet, only then will the rebel have a dog for a pet.


(iv) Why is it good to have rebels?


It is good to have rebels because very few people have the strength to stand against the majority. They think differently and stand fearlessly for their choices which can be beneficial.


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


It is not good for oneself to be a rebel because you have to stand alone all the time. As a result, you will be unpopular among the people and you will not have any friends.

(vi) Would you like to be a rebel? If yes, why? If not, why not?


No, I would not be a rebel because I do not have the courage to stand up to the majority and do not want to hurt the feelings of people close to me. I don't want to be a source of bitterness among people.


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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.


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