Here is a new blog post in Class 7th English. “The Bear Story” is Chapter 8 taken from the newly introduced Let’s Read English textbook for students of Class 7th of JKBOSE and An Alien Hand English for NCERT students. a Swedish-born physician and psychiatrist, Axel Munthe, best known as the author of The Story of San Michele, an autobiographical account of his life and work, wrote this. This post explains The Bear Story Summary and Question Answers. In my previous post, you read about Chandni Chapter 7 Summary and Question Answers. So, let’s get started with today’s post.
The Bear Story Summary and Question Answers
“The Bear Story” is a story of a bear and a lady who raised a baby bear, who grew up to be the friendliest bear ever seen. The bear has been taken care of by a lady. He is an obedient, cheerful and vegetarian bear. The bear was kept in a chain by the lady and punished for being disobedient.
The Bear Story Class 7 Word Meanings
|friendly and peaceful
|दोस्ताना ढंग से
|خوش اسلوبی سے
|awkward in movement or in handling things
|break or cause to break without a complete separation of the parts
|clever, smart, intelligent
|a behaviour seen in dogs
|कुत्तों में देखा जाने वाला एक व्यवहार
|کتوں میں دیکھا جانے والا سلوک
|attached to something or someone
|a buttock and thigh considered together, in a human or animal
|filled with horror; extremely shocked
|angry or grumpy
|a place where only pets are kept
|वह स्थान जहाँ केवल पालतू जानवर रखे जाते हैं
|ایک ایسی جگہ جہاں صرف پالتو جانور رکھے جاتے ہیں
|the main residential place of a feudal lord
|quiet and gentle
|used as a form of address to a woman whose name is not known, a married woman
|a woman in a position of authority or control
|an area covered with fruit trees
|मेवों का बाग़
|gulping air due to tiredness
|महिलाओं के इस्तेमाल का छोटा हल्का छाता
|having accepted something unpleasant that one cannot do anything about
|इस्तीफा दे दिया
|استعفیٰ دے دیا
|someone who goes sailing
|in a very strict and cold manner
|گندا نظر آنے والا
|to move while a slow dragging movement
|धीमी गति से खींचते हुए चलना
|ایک سست گھسیٹنے والی حرکت کے دوران حرکت کرنا
|past tense of slay, killed
|something or someone alone or empty
|place where horses are kept
|short and thick
|proceed or cause to proceed at a pace faster than a walk, lifting each diagonal pair of legs alternately
|चलने की तुलना में तेज़ गति से आगे बढ़ना
|چلنے سے زیادہ تیزی سے حرکت کرنا
|roam here and there
|full of twists and turns
|موڑ اور موڑ سے بھرا ہوا
|full of desire and sadness
|चाहत और उदासी से भरा हुआ
|خواہش اور اداسی سے بھرا ہوا
The Bear Story Summary in English
Once upon a time, there was a lady who lived near a big forest. One day, she discovered a starving bear cub in the woods. Feeling sorry for it, she decided to take care of the cub with the help of her cook. They fed the little bear with a bottle, and as time passed, the cub grew into a big and strong bear.
The bear turned out to be very friendly. It never harmed people or other animals. Even the horses and cattle on the lady’s property felt comfortable around him. The bear was so gentle that children would ride on its back, and they even fell asleep in its kennel between its paws. The Lapland dogs enjoyed playing with him, pulling his ears and teasing him, and he didn’t mind at all.
The lady made sure the bear had a good diet, consisting of bread, porridge, potatoes, cabbages, and turnips. Although he longingly looked at the apples in the orchard, he had been taught not to climb trees or touch beehives. Once, when he disobeyed and touched the beehives, he was put on a chain for two days. Otherwise, he was only chained at night, as bears, like dogs, do not like to be chained.
Every Sunday, the lady visited her sister on the other side of the mountain lake. However, it wasn’t safe to take the bear through the forest, so he was chained during the whole afternoon on Sundays.
One Sunday, to the lady’s surprise, the bear followed her into the dense forest. She was angry and told him to go back, even threatening him with her parasol. The bear seemed reluctant to obey, and the lady noticed that he had lost his new collar. In frustration, she hit him with the parasol, which broke into two. The bear, looking sad, turned around and went back, occasionally looking back at the lady. When she returned home, she scolded the bear for the entire day he spent waiting for her. The cook, who loved the bear-like her own son, defended him, saying he had been sitting there like an angel. It was then that the lady realized she had encountered a different bear in the forest.
In the end, instead of scolding the bear, the cook asks the lady to bless him. The lady, realizing her mistake, decided to show kindness to the bear she had raised.
The Bear Story Class 7 Question Answers
Textual Exercises Page No. 58
Answer the following questions
1. Where did the lady find the bear cub? How did she bring it up?
Ans. The lady found the bear cub on the border of a big forest near her house. The cub was very small and was half dead from hunger. She brought him up by putting the cub on a bottle with the help of her old cook.
2. The bear grew up but “he was a most amiable bear”. Give three examples to prove this.
Ans. Here are three examples which show the friendly nature of the bear.
He watched amicably at the cattle grazing in the field.
The children used to ride his back safely.
The three dogs loved to play all sorts of games with him, pull his ears and his stump of a tail and tease him in every way, but this teasing would not irritate the bear at all.
3. What did the bear eat? There were two things he was not allowed to do. What were they?
Ans. The bear was a vegetarian and ate the same food as the dogs. He would eat porridge, bread, cabbages, potatoes and turnips. The two things he was not allowed to do were to climb up the tree to pluck apples and to attack the beehive on the tree.
4. When was the bear tied up with a chain? Why?
Ans. The bear was usually tied up with a chain only at night and on Sundays when the lady went to spend the afternoon with her married sister who lived in a solitary house on the other side of the mountain lake.
5. What happened one Sunday when the lady was going to her sister’s house? What did the lady do? What was the bear’s reaction?
Ans. One Sunday while the lady was on her way to her sister’s house, she heard the cracking of the branches behind her. She saw the bear following her. She was very angry at him. As she was getting late for lunch, there was no time to take him back home. She told him in her severest voice to go back at once. She punished him by hitting him on his nose with her umbrella. The bear turned round and went back.
6. Why was the bear looking sorry for himself in the evening? Why did the cook get angry with her mistress?
Ans. The bear looked sad when the lady came back home in the evening because he did not like to stay locked in the room and instead wanted to join his mistress on the walk. The mistress scolded the bear for following her in the forest. The cook got angry with the mistress for scolding the bear. She told her mistress that the bear had been sitting gently all day and he didn’t need to be treated harshly any more.
Discuss the following topics in groups
- Most people keep dogs and cats as pets. Can you think of some unusual pets that people keep?
Ans. The unusual pets that people often keep are wolves, bears and tigers, snakes and even crocodiles.
- The second bear did not attack the lady because he was afraid of her. Do you agree?
Ans. Yes, I agree that the second bear did not attack the lady because he was afraid of her. The lady while crossing the forest found a bear. It seemed he was taken aback to see the self-confidence of the lady. Her fearless behaviour frightened him.
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