NCERT Solutions

Working with the Poem (NCERT Page 34)

1.Answer the following questions.

(i) If someone doesn’t wear a uniform to school, what do you think the teacher will say?

Ans. The teacher would scold the student who would not be dressed in the school uniform while coming to the school.

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

Ans. When everyone wants a clear sky, the rebel wants the sun.

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

Ans. If a rebel has a dog for a pet, the others are most likely to be cat lovers.

(iv) Why is it good to have rebels?

Ans. It is good to have rebels because they are different and they teach us to be able to accept and tolerate differences.

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

Ans. It is not good to be a rebel oneself because the society never accepts a rebel and always critiques his behaviour.

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

Ans. I would like to be a rebel because a rebel is able to think individually rather than following the herd mentality.

However, it is not easy to be a rebel as the rebels are always critiqued by the society for their different behaviour.

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) long                  –              short

(ii) grow               –              cut

(iii) quietness     –              disturbance

(iv) sober             –              fantastic

(v) lost                  –              find

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) He puts in a good word for dogs.

(iii) He has a preference for cats.

(iv) When everybody is greeting the rain

(v) When nobody talks during the lesson.