MP Board Class 7th General English Solution Chapter 14 : A Visit to Orchha

Lesson 14 : A Visit to Orchha

Word Meanings

Temple (टेम्पल)-मन्दिर; Form (फॉर्म)-बनावट; Structure (स्ट्रक्चर)-ढाँचा; Discussing (डिसकसिंग) -तर्क; Visit (विज़िट)-अवलोकन; Excited (एक्साइटेड) -उत्तेजित; Cenotaph (सेनोटाफ)-स्मारक; Entered (एन्टर्ड)-प्रविष्ट हुआ; Confluence (कन्फ्लू एन्स)-संगम; Monument (मॉन्यूमेन्ट)-स्मारक; Memory (मेमोरी) -स्मृति; Soldiers (सोल्जर्स)-सिपाही; Sailors (सेलर्स) -नाविक; Explained (एक्सप्लेन्ड)-समझाया; Different (डिफरेन्ट)-भिन्न, अलग; Historical (हिस्टोरिकल) -ऐतिहासिक; Style (स्टाइल)-शैली; Wonderful (वण्डरफुल)-आश्चर्यजनक; Decorated (डेकोरेटेड) -सजी हुई; Murals (म्यूरल्स)-भित्ति चित्र; Great height (ग्रेट हाइट)-महान ऊँचाई; Basic (बेसिक) -मौलिक; Popular (पॉपुलर)-प्रसिद्ध; Capital (केपीटल)-राजधानी; Main centre (मेन सेन्टर)-मुख्य केन्द्र; Government department (गवर्नमेन्ट डिपार्टमेण्ट) -सरकारी विभाग; Archaeological department (आर्कियोलॉजिकल डिपार्टमेण्ट)-पुरातत्व विभाग; Responsible (रिस्पॉन्सीबल)-जिम्मेदार; Ancient (ऐन्सीएन्ट)-प्राचीन; Had rung (हैड रंग)-बज चुकी थी; Seems (सीम्स)-प्रतीत होता है; Enjoyed (एन्जॉयड) -आनन्द लिया; Continue (कन्टीन्यू)-जारी रखाना; Tomorrow (टुमॉरो)-आने वाला कल।


Answer the questions given below :
(निम्नलिखित प्रश्नों के उत्तर दीजिए)

Question 1.
Why were the students of class VII happy?
The students of class VII were happy and excited to discuss their visit to Orchha.
Question 2.
What is the meeting place of rivers called?
The meeting place of rivers is called confluence.
Question 3.
What is a Cenotaph ?
Cenotaph is a monument built in memory of soldiers, sailors or others, who died in some far away place.
Question 4.
What are the Cenotaphs at Orchha called ?
The Cenotaphs at Orchha are called the Chhatries.
Question 5.
Who built the buildings at Orchha?
Bundela kings built the buildings at Orchha.

Question 6.
Which style do the wall paintings in Orchha belong to ?
The wall paintings in Orchha buildings belong to the basic styles-known as the Rajput and the Mughal styles.
Question 7.
When were the wall paintings very popular?
The wall paintings were very popular in 16th and 17th century.
Question 8.
Who looks after old monuments and buildings ?

Archaeological Department looks after old monuments and buildings.

Word Power (शब्द समर्थ):

(A) Classify the following into Cenotaph and Tomb :
(निम्न को स्मारक और मकबरे में वर्गीकृत कीजिए।)
Cenotaph-Amar Jyoti at Vijay Chowk, Rajghat, Chhatries at Orchha, Chhatries at Maheswar and Indore.
Tomb – The Taj Mahal, Humayun Ka Makbara, Samadhi of Laxmibai.

(B) Write one word for the following : Choose from the given words :
(दिए गए शब्दों में से छाँटकर निम्नलिखित के लिए एक शब्द लिखिए)

  1. One who serves in an army – Soldier.
  2. One who sails ona ship – Sailor.
  3. A meeting place of rivers – Confluence.
  4. A building or other structure in memory of some event or person – Monument.
  5. A person who travels for pleasure –Tourist.
  6. The study of cultures, of the post and periods of history by examining the remains of buildings and objects found in the ground – Archaeology.

Grammar in Use:

(A) Rewrite the following in Indirect form :
(निम्नलिखित को अप्रत्यक्ष रूप में लिखिए।)

  1. He asked me what I was doing.
  2. Jyoti asked the boy where he lived.
  3. Seema asked her son where he was going.
  4. She asked her sister what she wanted.
  5. He asked Sangita what she liked most.
  6. The headmaster asked the students which lesson they were reading that day.
  7. The landlady asked the student when he, would be back from Bhopal.
  8. The students asked the teacher when they would visit Vanvihar.

(B) Match the following nouns with their adjectives and make sentences :
(निम्नलिखित संज्ञाओं का मिलान उनके विशेष्णों से कीजिए और वाक्य बनाइए।)


  1. (e)
  2. → (c)
  3. → (d)
  4. → (a)
  5. → (f)
  6. → (b)

Sentences (वाक्य) :

(1) GoodnessGoodness is the quality of a man.
Good – Mohan was a good student.

(2) Help – We must help the needy.
Helpful – He is helpful to everyone.

(3) Skill – He has got a skill in dancing.
Skilful – People were skilful in wall painting.

(4) Courage – He gathered courage.
Courageous – Ravi has been a courageous boy.

(5) Mischief – Keep yourself away from mischief.
MischievousMischievous students are punished.

(6) Labour-Some physical labour is essential for good health.
LaboriousLaborious persons lead a happy life.

(C) Match the following:
(निम्न का मिलान कीजिए)


  1. (c)
  2. → (a)
  3. → (e)
  4. → (f)
  5. → (d)
  6. → (b)

Let’s Talk (आओ बात करें):

Kanha is a national park. The nearest railway station is Nainpur. Discuss in groups and plan a visit to Kanha, where you can see dense forests, a variety of deer, elephants, tigers etc. Keep the following points in mind while making the plan.

  1. Things you will take with you.
  2. Friends who will go with you.
  3. Money you will need.

Your plan after the discussion may be as follows:

We will visit the Kanha National Park on Sunday. All of us would gather at the Nainpur railway station. Since, there are a variety of animals, like deer, elephants, tigers, monkeys etc. We will take some nuts and bananas for the animals with us. One of us would bring a camera for taking photographs. We would start in the morning at about 7 a.m. and would be back by evening so we also have to take with us our lunch and water bottles. Yes, two of us would bring the bed sheets. We can also take some snacks for eating on the way. So six of us i.e. Raja, Bhola, Meena, Rekha, Suraj and I would visit Kanha. Oh yes ! all of us would individually need about thirty rupees for the train fare and the park ticket. So, please don’t forget to bring that along with other things. Now, let me note on a piece of paper who is bringing what for the journey.

Let’sWrite (आओ लिखें):

(A) On the basis of your discussion, write a letter to your friend telling him about your visit to Kanha.
(अपनी चर्चा के आधार पर अपने मित्र को अपने कान्हा भ्रमण का वर्णन करते हुए एक पत्र लिखिए।)
Arera Colony,
25 December,

Dear Ashish,
Hope you are fine. I am also fine here. Today, I wish to tell you about my visit to Kanha National Park. My five friends and I visited it last Sunday. It was a great fun. We saw a variety of animals there like deer, elephants, lions etc. We gave nuts to monkeys and bananas to elephants. We also took photographs of many rare species of animals there. We had our lunch together in the park and played some outdoor games also. It was a memorable journey. We came back home by 7’o clock in evening. I missed you a lot there, we will go there again whenever you come here.
Yours Affectionatly

Let’s Do It (आओ इसे करें) :

(A) Read the given passage and write answers to the question given at the end :
(दिए गए गद्यांश को पढ़िए और अंत में दिए गए प्रश्नों के उत्तर दीजिए)

Question 1.
How far is Bhimbetka from Bhophal ?
Bhimbetka is 46 kms South of Bhopal.

Question 2.
Whose life is depicted in the paintings?
The life of pre-historic cave-dwellers is depicted in the paintings.

Question 3.
What are the colours used in these paintings?
Paintings are mainly in red and white with the occasional use of green and yellow.

Question 4.
Name the animals seen in these paintings
The animals seen in these paintings are bisons, tigers, lions, bears, elephants, antelopes, dogs, lizards, crocodiles etc.

Question 5.
What shows that the same rock surface was used again and again ?
The superimposition of paintings shows that the same rock surface was used again and again.

(B) Match the following words with their meanings :
(निम्नलिखित शब्दों का उनके अर्थों से मिलान कीजिए।)


  1. (b)
  2. → (a)
  3. → (e)
  4. → (c)
  5. → (d)

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