Chapter 6 Expert Detectives Important Questions Class 7 Honeycomb English

Chapter 6 Expert Detectives Important Questions Class 7 Honeycomb English

Short Answer Questions

Question 1. Why Nishad is called seven?


He is called seven because his name means the seventh note on musical scale.

Question 2. What does the name Nishad mean?


The name Nishad means the seventh note on the musical scale.

Question 3. Who is Mr.Nath according to Maya?


Mr. Nath is a criminal and hour millions of money hidden somewhere in his room.

Question 4. Why does Maya think Mr. Nath is a crock?


Maya think because he is very lonely and no one comes to visit him.

Question 5. Who is Nishad?


Nishad is a seven years old boy and is also called a seven.

Question 6. What did Nishad say while leaving the room?


He said that he would be friend of Mr. Nath and would try to understand his loneliness.

Question 7. What was the opinion of seven towards Mr. Nath?


Seven felt sorry for Mr. Nath because of his sickly appearance and also offered him bar of chocolate. He also remembered that his mother said about Mr. Nath as a polite person.

Question 8. What was the opinion of Maya regarding Mr. Nath?


Maya’s opinion regarding him was negative. She thinks him as a criminal and had a lot of money hidden in his room somewhere .she also added that having scars on his face identified him as a real crook.

Question 9. Who was Nishad and what was the meaning of his name?


Nishad was a boy a seven years and was also called seven. The meaning of his name is the seventh note on the musical scale. Therefore, he was also called as seven.

Question 10. What did Nishad give Mr Nath? Why?


Nishad gave a bar of chocolate to Mr. Nath because he thought the Mr Nath was poor and starving.

Question 11. How did Nishad and Maya spend their holiday?


Nishad was lying on his bed and reading a comic book on his unexpected holiday and Maya was jotting down the line of investigation.

Question 12. Who is Maya?


Maya is the sister of Nishad and the narrator in the lesson ‘Expert Detectives’.

Question 13. What was Maya’s assumption against the visitor?


Maya said that the visitor would be the accomplice of Mr. Nath and house kept all the loot with him.

Question 14. What strange thing did Ramesh say to seven?


Ramesh said that almost every Sunday one visitor visits to Mr. Nath’s room and also had lunch with him.

Question 15. Whom were the siblings curious about and why?


Both Nishad and Maya were very curious about Mr.Nath because he looked strange and was very lonely.

Question 16. What is “strange” about Mr. Nath’s Sunday?


Every Sunday Mr. Nath used to have the same visitor at his home and the two used to have lunch together.

Question 17. What is the difference of opinion of both siblings?


Maya was calling Mr. Nath; an escaped crook. In contrast to it, Nishad took him as an ordinary man.

Question 18. What was Maya’s prediction for Mr. Nath’s scares?


Maya assumed that Mr. Nath would have got his scars in a shoot–out with the police.

Question 19. What is the real name of seven?


Nishad’s name meant the seventh note on the musical scale, so Maya called him seven.

Question 20. What did seven and Maya do on an unexpected holiday?


Maya began to make a list of fact regarding Mr. Nath in a sheet of paper on her bedroom, and seven lied on his bed and was reading some comics.

Long Answer Questions

Question 1. What does Nishad find out about Mr. Nath from Ramesh?

What he eats
When he eats
What he drinks, and when
How he pays


Nishad finds out from Ramesh that Mr. Nath took two meals in a day every morning and evening. He was not particular about what he eats, it’s always the same food two chapattis, some dal, and vegetables. He drank two cups of tea, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. He pays cash and tips well.

Question 2. “Mr. Nath was a mystery for both’. How has the Nishad’s opinion changed about him?


Nishad turned sympathetic towards Mr. Nath seeing his gaunt appearance. His attitude changed further when he came to know that he used to give regular tips to Ramesh for bringing his food. Then he also remembered his mother’s words that Mr. Nath was a polite man.

Question 3. The kids representative of a special dimension for creativity in children’s world. How?


Mr. Nath was not leading a normal life, as he lived alone and got his food from a restaurant. He is visited by a visitor on Sunday’s only. The creativity is evident when Maya jotted down the line of investigation Nishad had curious mind too. Children have sharp intellect and observation. They were obsessed with the idea to get to know about Mr. Nath. They enquired from Ramesh, who brings food for him. Nishad tried to enter into his house to investigate. They came with loads of idea. Yet their motive wasn’t to make fun of him. They were forgiving, compassionate and soft hearted who are willing to lend their helping hand to the needy. For them, everyone should be happy.

Question 4. Describe Maya, the speaker?


Maya was the sister of Nishad. Both of them were very much interested to know about Mr.Nath .She kept an assumption against Mr. Nath as a criminal and had a lot of money hidden somewhere in his room. She also show the fact of having scars of his that was caused by the police during fire set on his house. However, she began to be on expert and professional detective.

Question 5. What all facts Maya collected about Mr. Nath?


Maya collected the following facts, His name was Mr. Nath and they must find out his first name. Other tenants at Shankar house called him mad strange and unfriendly. He didn’t speak with anyone and lacked manners. He never received any letters and been living as tenant in room no. 10 in Shankar house. He didn’t use to work anywhere and was at his room the whole day. All the kinds and some of the grown up people in Shankar house were scared of him. He had no visitor except the same man on every Sunday. Ramesh used to get his food from the restaurant downstairs and Mr. Nath was not much bothered about it. He used to pay him immediately and also used to give tips.

Question 6. Children are inquisitive in nature and are compassionate too. Discuss.


Nishad resisted the idea that Mr. Nath is a crook. He wanted to investigate the truth. Yet did not give, upon the idea. Mr. Nath was a suspicious character. Both of them wanted to peep inside his life. When Nishad visited Mr. Nath along with his mother, who went to see him as a patient, he found him feeble and lonely. He was moved by the pathetic state of Mr. Nath. At the end of the story, he went out to befriend such a lonely person.

Question 7. Was Mr. Nath really a crook?


It was not exposed whether he was a criminal or not. The siblings, seven and Maya, both of them gave their different opinion regarding Mr. Nath. Maya assumed him as a crook, while Nishad thinks him of a simple and good person. The way of life that Mr. Nath leads was quite pathetic, he was lonely and hardly someone talks to him. Regarding this, both of them think the opposite of Mr. Nath.

Question 8. Did Nishad agree with Maya about Mr Nath? How did he feel about him?


No, Nishad did not agree with Maya about Mr. Nath. He wanted to find out why Mr. Nath was so thin and so lonely. He also wanted to know why he did not have any friends and lived alone. When Maya said recognise him and in from the police, Nishad responded by saying that perhaps no one had ever tried to make friends with him. He finally said that he liked Mr. Nath and was going to try and be his friend. Maya’s theories did not make any impression on him.

Question 9. Why does Maya think Mr Nath is a crook? Who does she say the Sunday visitor is?


Maya thinks that Mr. Nath is a crook because he doesn’t talk to anyone and has no friends. She believes that his scars are result of shoot out with police. He doesn’t work anywhere and sit at home all the day and there are no visitors at his place except the Sunday morning guest. He is not bothered about his meals and pays the money in cash. She thinks that the Sunday visitor is his partner in the crime. He keeps the money from loot and comes to give Mr. Nath his share.

Extract Based Questions

Extract 1.

“But Maya, Mr. Mehta told us he doesn’t work anywhere, so how can he possibly have money to pay for food?” Nishad said. “Exactly!” I exclaimed. “He must have lots of money hidden somewhere, maybe in that trunk in his room. It’s probably full of silver and gold and jewels and…” “What rubbish, “Nishad interrupted. “I know I’m right, stupid, “I told him. “By the way, Seven, did you see his scars? I couldn’t, it was too dark, but I bet he got them during a shootout with the police or something.”

(i) Who is T in the above lines?
(ii) What was the information imparted by Mr. Mehta?
(iii) Where was the money in Maya’s opinion?
(iv) What couldn’t Maya see in the dark?
(v) Give antonym of ‘Hidden’.


(i) T is the narrator in the above lines.

(ii) Mr. Mehta informed that Mr. Nath didn’t work anywhere.

(iii) In Maya’s opinion, the money was hidden in the trunks in Mr. Nath’s room.

(iv) Maya couldn’t see the scars.

(v) Visible.

Extract 2.

On the Monday following Mamma’s birthday, Seven went alone with her to the Clinic at Girgaum as I was spending the evening with a school friend. When they returned, Nishad told me he’d been to see Mr Nath and I felt most annoyed that I hadn’t been there. Seven had been quite upset about Mr. Nath’s gaunt appearance and was sure that he was starving. He told me that he had knocked loudly on Mr Nath’s door that evening and said, “Open the door quickly, Mr Nath.”

(i) Where did he go for Mamma’s birthday?
(ii) Why was the narrator angry? ‘
(iii) What was Seven upset about?
(iv) When did Seven go to Mr. Nath house?
(v) What is the present participle of word ‘knock’?


(i) He went to his mother’s clinic at Girgaum.

(ii) The narrator was angry as she wasn’t taken to Mr. Nath’s house.

(iii) Seven was upset about Mr. Nath’s gaunt appearance.

(iv) Seven went to Mr. Nath’s house in the evening.

(v) Knocking.

Extract 3.

“Criminals can look quite ordinary, smarty,” I retorted. “Did you see the pictures of the Hyderabad housebreaker in the papers yesterdays? He looked like any man on the street.” Nishad looked doubtful. The monsoons broke the next day. Dark clouds accompanied by blinding flashes of lighting and roaring rolls of thunder burst with all their fury, flooding the streets with a heavy downpour. School was to have reopened after the summer holidays, but no traffic could move through the flooded roads and there was an unexpected holiday.

(i) Why did Maya Mention about Hyderabadi house breaker?
(ii) Who said ‘smarty’ and to whom?
(iii) How was the streets flooded?
(iv) Where were they going to?
(v) Give the meaning of ‘down pour’.


(i) Because she wanted to convey the idea that criminal could look quite ordinary.

(ii) Maya called smarty to her brother ‘seven’.

(iii) The streets were flooded with the heavy rainfall in monsoons.

(iv) They were going to school after summer holidays.

(v) A heavy fall of rain.

Extract 4.

A brilliant thought occurred to e just then. “That man must be Mr Nath’s accomplice in crime,” I said. “Maybe keeps all the loot and he comes now and then to give part of it to his partner, Mr Nath, for expenses. That’s it! I’m right.” “If you insist on calling him a criminal, I don’t think I want to discuss anything with you, Maya,” said Nishad angrily. “He can’t be such a bad man if he gives Ramesh such generous tips.”

(i) What ‘brilliant thought’ occurred to her?
(ii) Why did the partner visit in Maya’s opinion?
(iii) Why was Nishad angry?
(iv) What was his argument in support of his answer?
(v) What is the meaning ‘loot’?


(i) The ‘brilliant thought’ that occurred to her was that the visitor could be an accomplice in his crime.

(ii) Maya thought that the partner visit him to give share of the loot to Mr. Nath.

(iii) Nishad did not like when his sister call Mr. Nath, a criminal, so Nishad was angry.

(iv) He argued that Mr. Nath gave generous tips to Ramesh.

(v) Theft.

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