The chapter “Fetching the Doctor” is extracted from Tulip Series English for Class 7 for students of JKBOSE. You have already read the Summary and Word Meanings of Fetching the Doctor in my last post. This post is strictly about Fetching the Doctor Class 7 Question Answers and Line by Line Explanation.
Fetching the Doctor Class 7 Question Answers
The chapter is a story of a boy named Hamlin who called the doctor to treat his father sickness when he started complaining of pain at the midnight. The boy rode a long way on a rainy night to call the doctor.
Working with the Text
1. The word ‘I’ has been, used repeatedly at the beginning of the lesson. Who does ‘I’ refer to?
Ans. The word ‘I’ is used to refer to the son (Hamlin) in the lesson. He is the writer of the lesson. He was laying in deep sleep upstairs when his mother told him to call the doctor as his father was very sick.
2. Why was the mother’s face white and frightened and what did she ask Hamlin to do?
Ans. The mother’s face was white and frightened because she was very upset as Hamlin’s father was in terrible pain. He asked Hamlin to call the doctor at once.
3. What did Hamlin do to get the doctor?
Ans. He put on his coat, saddled his mare Kittie and rode fast through the mud and rain to the village where the doctor lived.
4. How did the doctor come?
Ans. The doctor came in the light swaying carriage driven by horses. He drove it himself.
5. Why did the writer feel content at the end?
Ans. The writer felt content at the end because he knows the sweet relief of his mother would come back as he had brought the doctor and his father will get treatment on time and will get well soon.
- Use the following phrases in sentences:
Put on, fly off, call on, come to, at once, cry out, take time, to get up, to put on, call out, lay in deep sleep, lookout.
Put on: Put on your uniform, you are getting late for school.
Fly off: The plane will fly off at 10:30 a.m.
Call on: Rashid called on me yesterday.
Come to: Come to my place, we will discuss the matter in detail.
At once: His father fell ill at once.
Cry out: I heard him crying out of pain.
Take time: Take your time to solve the problem.
To get up: I set up an alarm to get up early in the morning.
To put on: You have to put on weight for this new role in the movie.
Call out: He called out my name for the presentation.
Lay in deep sleep: He was tired so laid in deep sleep.
Look out: You have to look out for the solutions to this problem.
- Rewrite the following sentences using a word from the lesson in place of the underlined words:
- The lantern was moving from side to side because of the strong wind.
Ans. The lantern was swaying because of the strong wind.
- Kitty, the young mare, covered the distance without any difficulty.
Ans. Kitty, the young mare, covered the distance easily.
- Hamlin was greatly surprised when he was awakened suddenly from sleep.
Ans. Hamlin was greatly surprised when he was roused from sleep.
- Hamlin Chose a particular horse because it was known never to fail.
Ans. Hamlin Chose a particular horse because it was dependable.
- He got employed in the army as a person carrying messages.
Ans. He got employed in the army as a messenger.
Read the words from the lesson:
In the comparative degree of an adjective, we compare two persons, animals, places or things.
The superlative degree is for comparing more than two persons/things. In most cases, we use the definite article “the” before an adjective of a superlative degree.
Formation of the degrees of Comparison:
1) Most of the one-syllable adjectives form comparative degrees with -er added to them and superlative degrees with -est added to them to the positive degree, as:
2. If the positive form ends in “e” only “-r” and “-st” are added to form the comparative and superlative, as:
3. If the positive form ends in the letter ‘y’ and ‘y’ has a consonant before it, the ‘y’ is changed into ‘i’ before ‘-er’ or ‘-est’, s added.
4. If the positive form ends in ‘y’ and the ’y’ has a vowel before it the ‘y’ is not changed into ‘i’ but ‘-er’ and ‘-est’ are added as:
5. When the adjective of the positive degree is a word of one syllable and a single consonant at the end, the last consonant doubles before adding ‘-er’ and ‘-est’, as:
6. When the adjective of the positive degree is a word of two or more two syllables, we use the word ‘more’ and ‘most’ before the positive degree to form comparative and superlative degrees.
|Difficult||More difficult||Most difficult|
|Active||More active||Most active|
|Useful||More useful||Most useful|
|Faithful||More faithful||Most faithful|
|Proper||More proper||Most proper|
7. Some adjectives do not follow any rule while forming their comparative and superlative. These adjectives have an irregular comparison.
Now, write the comparative and the superlative degrees of the following adjectives:
|Useful||More useful||Most useful|
- Fill in the blanks using the suitable degree of adjectives from the brackets:
- Aabid is _________ than Junaid. (strong)
- Your book is _________ than mine. (interesting)
- July is the _________ month of the year. (hot)
- Saba is the _________ of all the girls in the school. (wise)
- Gold is the _________ of all the metals. (costly)
- Nirma finds English _________ than Mathematics. (easy)
- The Himalayas are the _________ of all the mountains. (high)
- Aabid is stronger than Junaid. (strong)
- Your book is more interesting than mine. (interesting)
- July is the hottest month of the year. (hot)
- Saba is the wisest of all the girls in the school. (wise)
- Gold is the costliest of all metals. (costly)
- Nirma finds English easier than Mathematics. (easy)
- The Himalayas are the highest of all the mountains. (high)
Write a brief paragraph on the modern transport system.
Ans. The means of transport plays an important role in our lives. Either we have to travel from one place to another or we have to transport goods from one place to another we need a transport system. The modern system of transport has become highly improved with different means of transport. In the present time, we have very fast means of transport compared to the past.
There are scooters, bikes, cars, autorickshaws, buses etc which run on roads and help people to go their work and come back home. Some trains can run very fast and cover large distances in a short span of time. We have aeroplanes too to go from one place to another. They are the fastest means of transport at the present and cover vast distances in very less time. All in all, we have a very improved transport system at present.
Fetching the Doctor Class 7 Line by Line Explanation
One night as I lay in deep sleep upstairs, I heard my mother call and a sharp note of alarm in her voice roused me.
“Hamlin,’ she called, ‘get up at once. You must go for the doctor. Your father is very sick. Hurry!’
‘I hear you; I’m coming. ‘I called as I flew into my clothes, still partly asleep.
Mother met me with a white, frightened face. ‘Your father is in terrible pain. Go for the doctor, at once.’
Explanation: One night when Hamelin was sleeping upstairs, his mother called him in a rushing sound. She ordered him to get up quickly and call the doctor because his father was sick. Hamlin replied that he was coming while he was putting on his clothes in hurry and he was still in a sleepy mood. When he came downstairs, he saw his mother was in fear and his father was in enormous pain he told him to call the doctor.
I could hear my father cry out as I lighted the lantern and put on my coat. It was one o’clock in the morning, and the wind was cold as I carefully made my way through mud and rain to the barn. The thought of the long, dark miles to town made my hands shake, but as the son of a soldier, I could not fail in my duty.
Explanation: Hamlin heard his father crying while he was lighting the lantern and putting on his coat. It was 1’o clock, the wind outside was cold and it was raining too. He carefully walked through mud and rain to the barn. The thought of covering such a long distance to the town in the night made his hands shake out of fear, but he was the son of a soldier and he had to fulfil his duty.
Making my way past the older, stronger horses, I hung up the lantern and saddled Kittie, a young mare always ready for action, always dependable.
Explanation: He went past older and stronger horses in the stable, hanged the lantern and saddled Kittie, a young mare for the ride to the town. He selected Kittie because she was dependable.
Kit and I flew off with a rush that scattered mud throughout the yard. It was very dark, but I trusted the sharp senses of the horse to find the road. My heart rose. I was a soldier, riding through the night to save a city, a messenger on whose courage thousands of lives depended.
Explanation: Kittie and Hamlin went off quickly and it scattered the mud throughout the yard. It was very dark but Hamlin trusted the horse’s sense to find the path. Hamlin started feeling like a soldier on a mission to save the city. He feels himself a messenger on whose ability thousands of lives depended.
‘Get out of this!’ I cried to Kit, and she jumped away like a wolf. She knew her rider, for together we had followed the cattle many days on the prairie, and in races with wild horses, I had tested her speed. Breathing loudly in her strength, she seemed to say, ‘My heart is brave; my legs are strong. Call on me.’
Explanation: Hamlin cried on Kittie to run fast and she jumped like a wolf. She knew Hamlin very well because both of them were together in meadows and in races with wild horses for many days. Hamlin had tested her speed and she was very fast. She was breathing loudly and it seemed she was saying that her heart is brave and her legs are strong, keep calling me to run fast.
Out of the darkness, John Martin’s dog Carlo barked. Half a mile. Old Marsh’s dog greeted us. Two miles. Out on the prairie, the ground was firmer, but there were great pools of water. Once Kit fell to her knees, but I shouted, ‘Go on, Kit,’ and on she went.
Explanation: After a while when they passed John Martin’s house his dog barked at them and after half a mile Old Marsh’s dog also did the same. After two miles, they were in the meadow where the ground was firm but also have pools of water here and there. Once Kittie fell to her knees Hamlin shouted at her to get up and she continued.
The fourth mile was mud, but the fifth brought us to the firm village road, and the mare was glad as I. Her breath was coming painfully now. But the memory of my mother’s worried face and the sound of my father’s cry hardened my heart, and I used the whip to keep her to her highest speed.
Explanation: The fourth mile of the way was muddy while the fifth mile brought them to the main road of the village and both of them were happy to have reached the main road. From her breaths, Hamlin felt that Kittie was tired now but the sight of his mother’s frightened face and his wailing father hardened his heart. He whipped Kittie to keep her running as fast as she can.
At last, a beam of light! The village! Soon I was at the doctor’s door, pulling sharply on the doctor’s bell.
‘What is it, my boy?’ asked the big, fair-haired man in his nightgown. He looked out at me standing in the black night of rain. ‘Your father is in great pain, is he?’
‘Yes, sir, I could hear him cry out. Please hurry.’ He thought a moment. ‘He is a soldier. He would not complain of a little thing. I will come.’
Explanation: Finally, they saw a beam of light coming from the village and soon Hamlin was at the doctor’s door ringing his doorbell vigorously. The doctor opened the door and asked him about the matter. Before Hamlin said something, looking at him standing in the rain doctor asked him if his father was in pain. Hamlin replied yes, his father was in crying with pain and requested the doctor to hurry up. He thought for a moment and decided to come because he felt the matter was serious because Hamlin’s father was a soldier and he would not complain about little things.
With a breath of relief, I turned to my horse, climbed into the saddle, and rode home at a slow speed. I turned often until I could see the light of the doctor’s carriage following me on the road.
Explanation: Hamlin had a sigh of relief now, he came to his horse, climbed onto the saddle and rode home slowly. He kept looking back until the light of the doctor’s carriage followed him on the road.
The doctor was sitting firmly in his light, swaying carriage, iron-handed, masterful, guiding his fast, powerful horses with ease. These horses were famous for their strength and wild speed; they never walked and had no fear of bad weather. As he flashed past, the doctor called out with quiet cheer, ‘Take your time, boy, take your time.’
Explanation: The doctor was sitting firmly in his light carriage. The carriage was driven by powerful horses, that were famous for their strength and speed. They had no fear of bad weather. As the doctor’s carriage went past swiftly beside Hamlin, the doctor called him to ride home without hurry.
My worry left with him. I had done all I could; I had called the doctor. I was content, knowing that sweet relief would come to my mother and that the doctor would bring healing to my father.
Explanation: Hamlin is relieved of his worry now because he had all he could do to call the doctor and was able to call him. He was satisfied with the thought that a sweet smile of relief would come to his mother’s face when his father was treated by the doctor.
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