The blog discusses the Questions and Answers from chapter 4.6, Papa Panov’s Special Christmas, written by Leo Tolstoy, from English Balbharati of class 7. Students can use these answers for reference in their studies.
Q1. Write the homophones (words which sound the same) of the following words in the story.
1. no : know
2. dear : deer
3. here : hear
4. went : vent
5. pair : pear
6. knew : new
7. through: threw
8. soul : sole
9. whole : hole
Q2. Correct the following sentences and rewrite them.
1. The best shoes that Papa Panov had made were a pair of lady’s shoes.
Ans. The best shoes that Papa Panov had made were a pair of baby’s shoes.
2. Papa Panov gave hot soup to the sweeper, milk to the young mother and coffee to the beggars.
Ans. Papa Panov gave hot coffee to the sweeper, milk to the baby and hot soup to the beggars.
3. By afternoon, Papa Panov had stopped looking out for Jesus.
Ans. Papa Panov had stopped looking out for Jesus after dusk fell.
4. Papa Panov saw the sweeper, the young mother and the beggars he had helped only once in the morning.
Ans. Papa Panov saw the sweeper, the young mother and her baby and the the beggars he had helped, once again at night.
5. Jesus had actually visited Papa Panov only once on Christmas Eve.
Ans. Jesus had actually visited Papa Panov many times on Christmas Eve.
Q3. Write a character sketch of Papa Panov in your own words.
1. Papa Panov was an old village shoemaker.
2. He was living alone after the death of his wife and children.
3. Normally he was a cheerful person but got emotional at times.
4. He was a kind-hearted and generous person and was always ready to help people with all that he could do.
5. He was a religious person and believed in service to the needy.
6. Once he dreamt of Lord Jesus visiting him on Christmas.
7. Later, when he knows that his dream had come true he was very happy and satistied.
Q4. Write your own interpretation of the story.
1. The author through the story tries to give us the message that, “Service to people in need is service to God.”
2. Instead of waiting to serve the Lord, one should take the opportunity to serve our fellow human beings in distress and need.
3. The service to the people in distress is the actual service to the Lord.