The Rebel – NCERT Solutions

Q. If someone doesn’t wear a uniform to school, what do you think the teacher will say?

Ans. The teacher will call him/her careless and disobedient, a rule-breaker.

Q. When everyone wants a clear sky, what does the rebel want most?

Ans. On a clear day, the rebel longs most for the rain.

Q. If the rebel has a dog for a pet, what is everyone else likely to have?

Ans. In that case everyone else is likely to have cats as pets.

Q. Why is it good to have rebels?

Ans. It is good to have rebels because they help us see the other side of the situation.

Q. Why is it not good to be a rebel oneself?

Ans. It is not good to be a rebel oneself because people in general don’t like such a person.

Q. Would you like to be a rebel? If yes, why? If not, why not?

Ans. I would like to be a rebel in order to understand an issue better. But I won’t disagree with others or go all out against the common practice simply for the sake of proving my own wisdom. Nobody likes such a habitual critic or rebel.

Q. Find in the poem an antonym (a word opposite in meaning) for each of the following words.

  1. long
  2. grow
  3. quietness
  4. sober
  5. lost


  1. short
  2. cut
  3. disturbance
  4. fantastic
  5. find

Q. Find in the poem lines that match the following. Read both one after the other.

  1. The rebel refuses to cut his hair.
  2. He says cats are better.
  3. He recommends dogs.
  4. He is unhappy because there is no sun.
  5. He is noisy on purpose.


  1. The rebel lets his hair grow long.
  2. The rebel expresses a preference for cats.
  3. The rebel puts in a good word for dogs.
  4. The rebel regrets the absence of sun.
  5. The rebel creates a disturbance.

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