Odisha State Board BSE Odisha 7th Class English Solutions Follow-Up Lesson 5 Loveliest of Trees Textbook Exercise Questions and Answers.
BSE Odisha Class 7 English Solutions Follow-Up Lesson 5 Loveliest of Trees
BSE Odisha 7th Class English Follow-Up Lesson 5 Loveliest of Trees Text Book Questions and Answers
Your teacher will introduce the lesson in the following way.
Can you recognize these flowers? (Teacher show the flowers in picture)
( ଛବିରେ ଫୁଲମାନକୁ ଦେଖାଇ) ( ଏ ଫୁଲଗୁଡ଼ିକୁ ଚିହ୍ନି ପାରୁଛ ?)
Yes, we can recognize these flowers. They are zinnia, hibiscus (china rose), lotus, and rose flowers respectively.
How do you feel when you see a tree full of flowers?
(ବୃକ୍ଷଟିଏ ଫୁଲରେ ଭରିଥୁବା ଦେଖିଲେ ତୁମେ କିଭଳି ଅନୁଭବ କର ? )
When we see a tree is full of flowers we think the tree is laughing with merriment. We feel pleasure from this sight.
Let’s see how a poet feels when he sees a tree full of flowers.
(ଚାଲ ଦେଖିବା ଗୋଟିଏ ଗଛ ଫୁଲରେ ଭରପୂର ଥିବା ଦେଖ୍ ଜଣେ କବି କ’ଣ ଅନୁଭବ କରନ୍ତି ?)
While-Reading (ପଠନକାଳୀନ ):
1. Your teacher will read the poem aloud, and you will listen to him/her without opening your books.
(ତୁମ ଶିକ୍ଷକ କବିତାଟି ଉଚ୍ଚସ୍ବରରେ ପଢ଼ିବେ । ବହି ନଖୋଲି ତୁମେ କେବ ତାଙ୍କୁ ଶୁଣିବ ।)
2. S/he will read the poem aloud for the second time and you will listen to him / her following the poem in your books.
(ତୁମ ଶିକ୍ଷକ ଦ୍ଵିତୀୟବାର ଉଚ୍ଚସ୍ବରରେ ପଢ଼ିବେ ଏବଂ ତୁମେ ବହିରୁ କବିତାଟିକୁ ଧାଡ଼ି ଧାଡ଼ି କରି ଦେଖ ।)
3. Read the poem silently and try to answer the questions asked by your teacher.
(କବିତାଟିକୁ ତୁମେ ନୀରବରେ ପାଠ କର ଏବଂ ଶିକ୍ଷକ ପଚାରିଥିବା ପ୍ରଶ୍ନସବୁର ଉତ୍ତର ଦେବାକୁ ଚେଷ୍ଟାକର ।)
Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough.
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide
Now my threescore years and ten,
Twenty will not come again,
And take from seventy springs a score,
It only leaves me fifty more.
And since to look at things in bloom
Fifty springs are little room,
About the woodlands, I go
To see the cherry hung with snow.
ସୁନ୍ଦରତମ ବୃକ୍ଷରାଜି, ଆଜି ସେହି ଚେରି
ଝୁଲୁଛି ଫୁଟା ଫୁଲଧରି ଶାଖା ସବୁ ଭରି,
ପର୍ବତିଆ କ୍ଷେତ ଧାରେ ଧାରେ ଠିଆ ହୋଇ
ଶୁଭ୍ର ଆଚ୍ଛାଦିତ ଆଭୂଷିତ ଇଷ୍ଟର ଢେଉରେ ।
ଅଧୁନା ମୋ ତିନିକୋଡ଼ି ବର୍ଷ ଏବଂ ଦଶ
କୋଡ଼ିଏ ତ ବାହୁଡ଼ି ନ ଆସେ,
ଏବଂ ଘେନିଯାଏ ସତୁରୀରୁ କୋଡ଼ିଏ ବସନ୍ତ
କେବଳ ସେ ମୋତେ ଛାଡ଼ିଦିଏ ଅଧୂକୁ ପଚାଶ ।
ଏବଂ ସେହିଠାରୁ ଚାହିଁରହେ ଫୁଲ ଜୁଆରକୁ
ପଚାଶ ବସନ୍ତ କିଛି ନୁହେଁ ପରା ତା’ର
ଯେବେ ଯାଏ ମୁଁ ତା’ପାଶେ ପାହାଡ଼ ପ୍ରାନ୍ତରେ
ଚେରିଗଛ ଦେଖିବାକୁ ବରଫ ଦୋଳିରେ ।
Notes And Glossary (ଶବ୍ଦାର୍ଥ):
loveliest (ଲଭ୍ଲିଏଷ୍ଟ) – ସୁନ୍ଦରତମ
cherry (ଚେରି) – ନାଲି ରଙ୍ଗର ଚେରିକୋଳି
hung (ହଙ୍ଗ୍) – ଝୁଲି ରହିବା
bloom (ବ୍ଲୁମ୍) – ଫୁଲ ଫୁଟିବା
bough (ବାଓ) – ଶାଖାପ୍ରଶାଖା
ride (ରାଇଡ଼୍) – ଆରୋହଣ କରିବା
woodland (ଉଡଲ୍ୟାଣ୍ଡ୍) – ଜଙ୍ଗଲିଆ ଅଞ୍ଚଳ
wearing (ଓୟରିଙ୍ଗ୍) – ପିନ୍ଧିଥିବା
tide (ଟାଇଡ୍) – ଡେଉ ବା ଜୁଆର
score (ସ୍କାର) – କୋଡ଼ିଏ
spring (ସ୍ପ୍ରିଙ୍ଗ୍) – ବସନ୍ତ
leaves (ଲିଭସ୍) – ଛାଡିଦିଏ
since (ସିନ୍ସ) – ପରଠାରୁ
snow (ତୁଷାର) – ବରଫ
Comprehension Questions (ବୋଧପରିମାପକ ପ୍ରଶ୍ନବଳୀ):
What is the poem about?
( କବିତାଟି କେଉଁ ସମ୍ବନ୍ଧରେ ?)
The poem is about the beauty and life of a cherry tree.
Which word tells that ’cherry with flower’ is the nicest of all trees?
(କେଉଁ ଶବ୍ଦ କହୁଛି ଯେ, ଚେରି ଫୁଲରେ ସଜେଇ ହୋଇ ସବୁ ଗଛ ମଧ୍ୟରେ ସୁନ୍ଦରତମ ?)
The phrase “hung with bloom” tells that cherry with flowers is the nicest of all trees.
Where does the tree stand?
((ଚେରି) ଗଛ କେଉଁଠି ଥାଏ ?)
The tree stands in woodland.
What do the trees wear for Eastertide?
((ଚେରି) ଗଛସବୁ କ’ଣ ପିନ୍ଧିଥାଏ ଇଷ୍ଟର ଢେଉ ପାଇଁ ? )
‘Easter’ is a Christian festival. The people do merrymaking. So the cherry enjoys the festival wearing white flowers.
What does ‘white’ refer to here?
(ଧଳା ବା ଶୁଭ୍ରତା ଏଠି କାହାକୁ ସୂଚାଏ ?)
“White” refers to a white dress. As it is an Easter festival, the cherry wears a white dress.
Why is cherry dressed in white?
(ଚେରିଗଛ କାହିଁକି ଶୁଭ୍ର ବା ଧଳା ପୋଷାକ ପରିଧାନ କରିଥାଏ ?)
As it is the Easter festival, the cherry wears white flowers to enjoy the festival.
The first stanza describes the cherry tree. How is the second stanza different from the first stanza?
(ପ୍ରଥମ ପଦ ଚେରି ଗଛ ବିଷୟରେ ବର୍ଣ୍ଣନା କରେ । ଦ୍ୱିତୀୟ ପଦ କିଭଳି ପ୍ରଥମ ପଦଠାରୁ ଭିନ୍ନ ?)
The first stanza describes the cherry tree. But the second stanza describes the normal life of man.
How many years are there in a score?
(କୋଡ଼ିରେ କେତେ ବର୍ଷ ଥାଏ ?)
There are twenty years in a score.
How many years are there in three scores?
(ତିନି କୋଡ଼ିରେ କେତେ ବର୍ଷ ଥାଏ ? )
There are sixty years in three Scores.
What is the normal life span of humans according to the Bible?
(ବାଇବେଲ୍ ବା ଖ୍ରୀଷ୍ଟ ଧର୍ମଗ୍ରନ୍ଥ ଅନୁସାରେ ମଣିଷର ସାଧାରଣତ ଜୀବନକାଳ କେତେ ବର୍ଷ ?)
According to Bible the normal life span of humans is seventy.
How old is the poet?
(କବିଙ୍କୁ କେତେ ବର୍ଷ ?)
The poet is twenty years old.
Why does he deduct twenty years from seventy years?
(ସେ କାହିଁକି ୭୦ ବର୍ଷରୁ ୨୦ ବର୍ଷ ବାଦ୍ ଦିଅନ୍ତି ?)
The poet has deducted twenty years from seventy years because he has already enjoyed twenty years from the normal life of seventy.
How many years does he suppose to live?
(ସେ କେତେ ବର୍ଷ ପର୍ଯ୍ୟନ୍ତ ବନ୍ଧୁ ରହିବାକୁ ଆଶା ରଖନ୍ତି ?)
The poet is supposed to live another fifty years.
Is a fifty year life enough to see and enjoy the nature?
(ପଚାଶ ବର୍ଷର ଜୀବନ କ’ଣ ପ୍ରକୃତିକୁ ଦେଖ୍ ଉପଭୋଗ କରିବା ନିମିତ୍ତ ଯଥେଷ୍ଟ ? )
No, fifty years is not enough to see and enjoy the nature.
Why is the poet in a hurry to go to the woodland?
(କବି କାହିଁକି ପାହାଡ଼ ପ୍ରାନ୍ତକୁ ଯିବାକୁ ବ୍ୟଗ୍ର ହୁଅନ୍ତି ?)
The poet wants more and more to enjoy nature. But fifty years is not enough to enjoy the beauties of nature. So he is in a hurry to go to the woodland to enjoy beauties nature.
Does the third stanza start from the second stanza? How?
(ତୃତୀୟ ପଦ କ’ଣ ଦ୍ଵିତୀୟ ପଦଠାରୁ ଆରମ୍ଭ ହୋଇଛି ? କିପରି ?)
Yes, the third stanza starts from the second stanza. The third stanza begins with the word ‘And’ and this means it is a continuation of the 2nd stanza.
Is the poet a lover of nature? How do you know?
(କବି କ’ଣ ପ୍ରକୃତିପ୍ରେମୀ ? ତୁମେ କିପରି ଜାଣୁଛ ?)
Yes, the poet is a lover of nature. We know this from his hurries to go to the woodland to enjoy cherry hung with blossom.
What does ‘springs’ mean?
(ବସନ୍ତଗୁଡ଼ିକ କହିଲେ କ’ଣ ବୁଝୁଛ ?)
Spring refers to one year. Because spring comes after one year. So here springs refer to years.
When cherry blooms, it does not have any leaf. Name a flower plant in our country similar to cherry.
(ଯେତେବେଳେ ଚେରି ଫୁଟେ, ତା’ର କୌଣସି ପତ୍ର ନଥାଏ । ଆମ ଦେଶରେ ଥିବା ଚେରି ଭଳି ଏକ ଫୁଲଗଛର ନାମ କୁହ ।)
Lily is similar to cherry.
(The words/phrases have been defined mostly on their contextual meanings)
beams (ବିମ୍ସ) – sunlight (ସୂର୍ଯ୍ୟକିରଣ)
boughs (ବାଓଜ୍) – branches (ଗଛର ଶାଖା ବା ଡାଳ)
cherry (ଚେରୀ) – a small sweet fruit (ଚେରିକୋଳି)
drowsy (ଡ୍ରୋଜି) – sleepy (ନିଦ୍ରାଳୁ ବା ନିଦ୍ରା ବିଜଡ଼ିତ ଭାବ)
Eastertide (ଇଷ୍ଟରଟାଇଡ୍) – Eastertime, Easter festival time of the Christians (ଖ୍ରୀଷ୍ଟଧର୍ମୀମାନଙ୍କର ଇଷ୍ଟର ପର୍ବ ସମୟ)
floats (ଫ୍ଲୋସ୍) – moves in the sky (ଆକାଶରେ ଭାସେ ବା ଦେଖାଯାଏ )
gather (ଗ୍ୟାଦର) – collect (ଏକତ୍ରିତ କରେ-ପକ୍ଷୀମାନେ ବସା ବାନ୍ଧି ରୁହନ୍ତି)
harm (ହାର୍ମ) – hurt, damage (କ୍ଷତି କରିବା)
hum (ହମ୍) – sing in very low voice (ଗୁଣୁଗୁଣୁ ହୋଇ ଗାଇବା)
hung with bloom (ହଙ୍ଗ୍ ଉଇଥ୍ ବ୍ଲମ୍) – ripe cherry hanging from the tree (ବୃକ୍ଷର ଶାଖାପ୍ରଶାଖାରେ ପାଚି ଓହଳିଥିବା ଚେରିକୋଳି)
lullaby (ଲୁଆବେ) – song to make children to sleep (ଶିଶୁକୁ ଶୁଆଇବା ପାଇଁ ଗୀତ-ଧୋରେ ବାଇଆ ଧୋ ପରି)
score (ସ୍କୋର) – twenty (କୋଡିଏ)
three scores years and ten (ଥ୍ରି ସ୍କୋର୍ସ୍ ଇୟର୍ସ ଆଣ୍ଡ୍ ଟେନ୍) – 70 years (the normal life span (time) of man).
woodland (ଉଲ୍ୟାଣ୍ଡ୍ ) – forest area (ବନଭୂମି)
BSE Odisha 7th Class English Solutions Follow-Up Lesson 5 Loveliest of Trees Important Questions and Answers
(A) Choose the right answer from the options.
The poem is about the
(b) beauties of nature
(c) cherry trees
(d) human life
(c) cherry trees
The poet of this poem is _____________.
(a) A. E. Housman
(b) W. Wordsworth
(c) Lord Tennyson
(d) none of these
(a) A.E. Housman
The cherry hung with bloom
(a) under the bough
(b) along the bough
(c) on the top branches of the tree
(d) on the lower branches of the tree.
(b) along the bough
What is the age of the poet now?
In the woodland cherry hung _____________.
(a) with snow
(b) with dust
(c) in snow
(d) none of these
(a) with snow
(B) Answer the following questions.
Which line tells that the poet has already enjoyed twenty years of age?
The line “Twenty will not come again”. This line shows that the poet has already enjoyed twenty years of age.
“Fifty springs are little room”. Explain.
The man nowadays lives for seventy years on average. The poet expects to live another fifty years. But it is not much for him to enjoy the beauties of nature.