Lesson 7 – Mowgli Among the Wolves | Chapter Solution Class 7

Mowgli Among the Wolves
Book Name : Blossom
Subject : English
Class : 7 (Madhyamik)
Publisher : Prof. Nabanita Chatterjee
Chapter Name : Mowgli Among the Wolves (7th Chapter)

Activity 1

Choose the correct answer from the given alternatives :

  1. Father Wolf woke up at – (i) six o’ clock (ii) seven o’clock (iii) eight o’clock.
  2. Tabaqui was name of a – (i) jakal (ii) wolf (iii) tiger.
  3. On that that the tiger had hunted a – (i) man (ii) bullock (iii) buck.


  1. (ii) seven o’ clock
  2. (i) jakal
  3. (i) man

Activity 2

Identify which of the following statements are True and which are false. Give a supporting statement for each of your answers.

  1. Father Wolf woke up early in the morning.
  2. Indian wolves do not like jackals for their mischievous nature.
  3. Tabaqui did not find any food at the wolves’ den.
  4. The wolf family was all pleased to hear the compliments.
  5. Sher Khan in the forest areas twenty miles away from the wolves.


  1. False (father wolf woke up  from his day’s rest)
  2. True (The wolves of India despise Tabaqui because he runs about making mischief…)
  3. False (He scuttled to the back of the cave where he found the bone of a buck with some meat on it. )
  4. True (It pleases him to see Mother and Father Wolf look uncomfortable)
  5. True (Sher Khan was the tiger who lived near the Waingunga River, twenty miles away.)

Activity 3

Answer the following questions by referring to the text:

  1. How did Father Wolf come out sleepiness?
  2. Why are the animals scared of the jackal?
  3. What was the ‘law of the jungle’ ?
  4. Why was Father Wolf angry on hearing the loud roar of the tiger?


  1. To come of sleepiness Father Wolf scratched himself, yawned and spread out his paws one after the other.
  2. The animal is scared of the jackal because the jackal is more apt to go mad than any other animal in the jungle.  A mad jackal runs through the forest biting everything in his way. And the bitten animal also gets mad.
  3. The law was that Sher Khan had no right to change his quarters without due warming.
  4. Father Wolf was angry to hear the loud roar of the tiger because such a noisy roar was not helpful for bunting a buck.

Activity 4

Which are the two animals that supported the wolf family to rear up Mowgli?

Choose the correct option:

  1. Sher Khan and Tabaqui
  2. (Baloo and Bagheera


(b) Baloo and Bagheera

Activity 5

Complete the following chart with information on the text:

Cause Effect
The tiger jumped into the fire.
Moonlight was blocked at the at the mouth of the cave.
Mother Wolf would fight to the death.


Cause – The jumped into the camp fire.

Effect – he burnt his feet.

Cause – Sheer Kahn’s square head and soulders were thrust into the entrance.

Effect – Moonlight was blocked at the mouth of the cave.

Cause – Mother wolf would fight to the death.

Effect –  Sher Khan backed out of the cave mouth.

Activity 6

Complete the following sentences:

  1. Father Wolf heard Khan ____.
  2. Sher Kahn was unable to face the challenge of Mother Wolf because ____.
  3. The voice of Bagheera was ____.
  4. When the man-cub will grow up ____.


  1. Father Wolf heard Khan snarling angrily in the valley below.
  2. Sher Khan was unable to face the challenge of Mother Wolf because she was fiercely protective and willing to fight to the death to defend her cubs.
  3. The voice of Bagheera was calm and soothing.
  4. When the man-cub grows up, he will have to find his place in the jungle and navigate the challenges of the wild on his own.

Activity 7

Answer the following question by referring to the text:

  1. What was the ‘most wonderful thing in the world’ ?
  2. Describe the ‘Brown baby’ as he came to the wolf’s den.
  3. Where were the parents of the ‘man cub’ ?
  4. Why did Sher Khan come to the wolves?
  5. Who was Akela? Give a description of Akela.
  6. Why do you think Akela wanted the ‘man cub’ to be in the wolf family?


  1. The “most wonderful thing in the world” referred to in the text is the sight of a brown baby, a man’s cub, standing before Father Wolf and the other wolves in their den.
  2. The text describes the brown baby as a young child who had just learned to walk. He had brown skin and no hair, which was noted by Father Wolf. The baby looked up at Father Wolf’s face and laughed.
  3. The text does not explicitly mention the whereabouts or fate of the parents of the man cub. It only states that the man’s cub had been separated from its parents and was found by the wolves.
  4. Sher Khan, the tiger, came to the wolves because he had heard that a man’s cub had been seen in the area. He demanded that the wolves hand over the cub to him, as he considered it his prey.
  5. Akela was the great grey lone wolf who led the pack with strength and cunning. He was the leader of the wolf pack and held authority among the free people of the jungle. Akela played a significant role in the decision-making process and called for others to speak on behalf of the man-cub when it was brought before the pack.
  6. Akela wanted the man cub in the wolf family for its potential benefits to the pack, including help in times of need and as future sport. Akela also recognized the value of diversity and the cub’s ability to learn and contribute to the pack’s survival.

Activity 8

The following statements summarize the story of Mowgli, but they are not in order. Rearrange the statements. Put the numbers in the given brackets.

  1. Mowgli was included in the wolf family. (  )
  2. Father Wolf was surprised to find a little boy in front of their den. (  )
  3. Bagheera also supported the demands of the father Wolf. (  )
  4. Baloo gave his support to the wolf family. (   )
  5. Father Wolf and Mother Wolf refused to part with the boy. (  )


(1) — f

(2) — d

(3) — b

(4) — e

(5) – c

(6) – a

Activity 9

Read units I and II and identify the words used in the text whose meanings are given below:

(a) Baby of wolves (b) doorway (c) desire to hurt (d) speaking in a way that is difficult to hear


(a) Baby of wolves: “cub” (mentioned in the text as “man’s cub”)

(b) Doorway: “threshold” (mentioned in the text as “crossed the threshold”)

(c) Desire to hurt: “mischief” (mentioned in the text as “making mischief”)

(d) Speaking in a way that is difficult to hear: “mumbling” (mentioned in the text as Sher Khan “mumbling and mumbling savagely”)

Activity 10

Make sentences with the following similes:

as white as snow; as red as rose; as brave as a lion; as big as an elephant; as free as a bird; as easy as A-B-C


  • The snow-covered mountain peak glistened, as white as snow.
  • Her cheeks flushed, as red as a rose, when she received the unexpected compliment.
  • With unwavering courage, he faced his fears, as brave as a lion.
  • The massive ship stood tall, as big as an elephant, in the harbor.
  • With wings spread wide, the eagle soared through the sky, as free as a bird.
  • After studying diligently, the math problem became as easy as A-B-C to solve.

Activity 11

Underline the Present Perfect tense in the following sentences:

  1. They have worked till sunset.
  2. He has gone to sleep.
  3. The actor has received the award.
  4. Sher Khan and Tabaqui have been unsuccessful.
  5. Baloo has supported the wolves.


  1. They have worked till sunset.
  2. He has gone to sleep.
  3. The actor has received the award.
  4. Sher Khan and Tabaqui have been unsuccessful.
  5. Baloo has supported the wolves.

Activity 12

Make sentences with the following words using the Present Perfect tense of the verb forms:

Finish, hear, lead, take, come, show, shine


  1. I have finished my homework.
  2. She has heard the news.
  3. He has led the team to victory.
  4. They have taken their seats in the theater.
  5. The guests have come to the party.
  6. We have shown our support for the cause.
  7. The sun has shone brightly all day.

Activity 13

Make sentences with the Past Perfect tense of the following verbs:

run, begin, call, watch, play, drop, burn


  1. She had run a marathon before she sprained her ankle.
  2. By the time I arrived, the concert had already begun.
  3. He had called his friend before leaving for the trip.
  4. They had watched the movie twice before it was released on DVD.
  5. The team had played exceptionally well in the previous match.
  6. She had dropped her keys somewhere along the way.
  7. The fire had already burned down the entire building before the firefighters arrived.

Activity 14

Choose the correct option of the given verb forms:

  1. The jackal found only a bone to eat as the wolves [eats/had eaten/have eaten] everything.
  2. Father Wolf [wake/ have woken/had woken] up at seven in the evening.
  3. Bagheera and Baloo [had supported/support/has supported] the demand of the Wolf family.
  4. I [have finished/finishes/finish] my task well before the scheduled time.
  5. Mary Kom [win/have won/had won] a Bronze medal in the London Olympics.


  1. The jackal found only a bone to eat as the wolves had eaten everything.
  2. Father Wolf woke up at seven in the evening.
  3. Bagheera and Baloo supported the demand of the Wolf family.
  4. I have finished my task well before the scheduled time.
  5. Mary Kom has won a Bronze medal in the London Olympics.

Activity 15

Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the verbs given in brackets:

Mowgli’s parents ____ [run] away leaving the little baby. Sher Khan ____ [come] to the cave of the wolves in search of Mowgli. The wolves ____ [want] to rear up Mowgli. Bagheera and Baloo, ____ [support] the demand of the wolves. Finally, Akela agreed.


Mowgli’s parents ran away leaving the little baby. Sher Khan came to the cave of the wolves in search of Mowgli. The wolves wanted to rear up Mowgli. Bagheera and Baloo supported the demand of the wolves. Finally, Akela agreed.

Activity 16

Write a short story [in about 80 words] using the following points. Give a title to the story:

A hare challenges a tortoise to a race-the race starts-hare takes a rest on the way-falls asleep-the tortoise reaches the goal first.


Title: The Hare’s Nap

In a small forest, a hare and a tortoise decided to have a race. The hare, known for its speed, was confident of an easy victory. The race began, and the hare dashed ahead, leaving the tortoise far behind. Feeling overconfident, the hare decided to take a quick rest on the way. However, as he dozed off, the tortoise steadily plodded along without a pause. When the hare woke up, he realized his mistake. The tortoise had reached the goal first, proving that consistency and determination triumph over mere speed.

Activity 17

Suppose you have visited the zoo with your parents. Write a letter to your friend telling him/her about your experience in the zoo. You can use the following hints:

Wild animals and birds you saw-their habits-your feelings-should they be kept in a zoo or in a reserve forest


[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State, Zip Code] [Date]

Dear [Friend’s Name],

I visited the Alipur Zoo recently with my parents and had an amazing time. The zoo was filled with fascinating wild animals and birds. Majestic lions, playful monkeys, and colourful parrots captivated my attention. It was incredible to observe their unique habits up close.

While the zoo provides a safe environment for animals and offers educational opportunities, I pondered if they should be confined or allowed to roam freely in their natural habitats. Preserving their natural habitats should be a priority to maintain their well-being and ecological balance.

The visit reinforced my commitment to wildlife conservation and finding a balance between zoos and natural habitats. I’m curious to hear your thoughts on this matter.

Warm regards,

[Your Name]

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