Questions and Answers

Very Short Answer Type Questions

1.Why Maya called Nishad Seven?

Ans. Nishad’s name meant the seventh note on the musical scale, so Maya called him Seven.

2.Name the narrator in the lesson ‘Expert Detectives’.

Ans. Maya is the narrator in the lesson ‘Expert Detectives.’

3.According to Maya what was the cause behind Mr Nath’s scars?

Ans. According to Maya, Mr Nath would have got his scars in a shoot-out with the police.

4.What did Mr Nath thought Nishad had come to his place the second time for?

Ans. Mr Nath thought Nishad had again come to his place in search of his marbles.

5.How was Nishad spending his unexpected holiday?

Ans. Nishad was lying on his bed and reading a comic book on his unexpected holiday.

6.What was the condition on which Nishad said he will cooperate with Maya?

Ans. Nishad said he will cooperate with Maya only if she will stop calling Mr Nath an escaped crook.

Short Answer Type Questions

1.What made Nishad turn sympathetic towards Mr Nath?

Ans. Nishad turned sympathetic towards Mr Nath seeing his gaunt appearance. His attitude changed further when he came to know that he used to give regular tips to Ramesh for bringing his food. Then he also remembered his mother’s words that Mr Nath was a polite man.

2.Give a brief description about Mr Nath’s visitor.

Ans. Mr Nath used to have a visitor on every Sunday. He was a spectacled tall, fair and stout man. Ramesh found him talking a lot. He used to give company to Mr Nath for lunch during his visits.

3.What was Maya doing on her unexpected holiday?

Ans. On her unexpected holiday, Maya assigned herself the task of solving the mystery of Mr Nath. She was busy noting down all the available facts about Mr Nath. She then shared with his brother and asked for his opinion.

4.What did Maya think about Mr Nath’s visitor?

Ans. Maya thought that Mr Nath’s visitor was his accomplice in his crimes. She believed that he kept all the loot with him and used to come now and then to give his partner his share so that he could manage his expenses.

Long Answer Type Questions

1.Describe Nishad as a child.

Ans. Nishad as a child was kind and considerate. He kept in mind all the good things his mother and Ramesh told him about Mr Nath and formed his opinion based on them. He was upset with Mr Nath being so lean and thin. He thought that the man might be starving so he went to his place and gave him a bar of chocolate.

He refused calling him a crook even after being insisted several times by his sister and decided to befriend him because he liked him.

2.What all facts Maya collected about Mr Nath?

Ans. Maya collected the following facts:

His name was Mr Nath and they must find out his first name. Other tenants at Shankar House called him mad, strange and unfriendly.

He didn’t speak with anyone and lacked manners. He never received any letters and has been living as tenant in Room No 10 in Shankar House. He didn’t use to work anywhere and was at his room the whole day. All the kids and some of the grown up people in Shankar House were scared of him.

He had no visitors except the same man on every Sunday. Ramesh used to get his food from the restaurant downstairs and Mr Nath was not much bothered about it. He used to pay him immediately and also used to give tips.

Value Based Questions

1.Nishad decides to trust Mr Nath. Do you think we should trust others, why so?

Ans. We should trust others. We should not doubt people around us unless there is a strong reason for it. People might be behaving in a way which might appear strange to us, but they might be trying to hide their pains and grief though that.

We should not make judgement about people without properly knowing about them. Trust is the first step towards making any relation. We should have trust on our friends and family members.

2.We should be friendly towards our neighbours. Why so?

Ans. Our neighbours live near our homes. We meet them daily. They come to our help during bad times and in good times. We share our joys with them. We become friends with our neighbours who are of our age. We play with them and share our things with them. We should be friendly with them and cooperative towards them.

It is the responsibility of every human being to be good towards society, We should be good towards our neighbours and must help them in time of their needs.