NCERT Solutions for Class 6 English Honeysuckle Chapter 7 - Fair Play

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Class 6 English Honeysuckle Chapter 7 is one of the most important chapters that are bound to come in the final examination. To help Class 6 students, understanding Chapter 7 in a better way we  at Vedantu made an effort to provide NCERT Solutions for Class 6 English Honeysuckle Chapter 7 Fair Play Class 6 English Honeysuckle Chapter 7 – Fair Play. These NCERT solutions are prepared by professional teachers who help the students to understand the idea behind a text in a better way.

 

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Before You Read

1. Has your best friend ever done something you thought was wrong? What did you do then? Did you keep quiet or did you tell your friend what you thought?

Ans: Yes, once my best friend stole some candies from a shop. When I learned about it, I was upset and asked my father what I should do to learn that my friend has done a wrong deed. No, I did not keep quiet. As my father suggested, I directly told my best friend why his action was wrong and went with him to apologise to the shop owner. I helped my friend to pay for the stolen items from my pocket money.

 

Working With The Text

A. Match the sentences under I with those under II. 

I

  1. Jumman and Algu were the best of friends.

  2. Jumman’s aunt transferred her property to him. 

  3. The aunt decided to appeal to the panchayat.

  4.  Algu was unwilling to support the aunt

  5. Jumman was very happy to hear Algu’s name as head Panch.  

II 

  1. He believed that his friend would never go against him.

  2. She wanted justice 

  3. In the absence of one, the other took care of his family.                                          

  4. The condition was that he would be responsible for her welfare 

  5. The bond of friendship between him and Jumman was very strong.

Ans:

I

II

  1. Jumman and Algu were the best of friends.                                                                                                                                    

3. In the absence of one, the other took care of his family.                                                                                                                       

  1. Jumman’s aunt transferred her property to him.                                                                                                                                        

4. The condition was that he would be responsible for her welfare.                                                                                                              

  1. The aunt decided to appeal to the panchayat.                                                                                                                                          

2. She wanted justice.                                                                                                                                                                                               

  1. Algu was unwilling to support the aunt.                                                                                                                                                  

5. The bond of friendship between him and Jumman was very strong.

  1. Jumman was very happy to hear Algu’s name as head Panch.  

1. He believed that his friend would never go against him.                                                                                                                   

 

B. Who says this to whom and why?

1. “My wife knows best how to run the house.”

Ans: Jumman said this to his old aunt, who transferred all her property to his name. Jumman’s wife did not give enough food to the aunt and quarrelled with her on every little thing. Jumman’s elderly aunt complained about her wife's behaviour to him. She asked Jumman for a monthly allowance and to provide a separate kitchen where she can cook herself. Thus, Jumman uttered these words to her.

 

2. “But is it right, my son, to keep mum and not say what you consider just and fair?”

Ans: Jumman’s Aunt said this to Algu. The above words were uttered when Jumman refused to pay his aunt and she went door to door in the village for justice. Some people empathized with her while some were indifferent to her. She went to Algu, explained the matter, and asked him to help her. Algu also empathized with her but refused to help her as Jumman was his friend. He did not want to hurt his friend.

 

3. “What have you to say in your defence?”

Ans: Algu said this to Jumman. Algu was named head Panch i.e., chief of the village. Jumman’s aunt put an allegation on Jumman for ill-treating her.  During the Panchayat meeting to find a reasonable solution, Algu asked Jumman if he had something to say in his defence.

 

4. “I can’t pay you a penny for the wretched beast you sold me.”

Ans:  Samjhu Sahu said the above words to Algu. Samjhu Sahu brought a bullock from Algu after one of his bullocks died but did not pay in full. Samjhu Sahu used to load too many things on animals and do more than three trips to earn more. He mistreated the animal and did not give enough food and also beat it. The animal fell ill and died soon after. After a few months, Algu asked for the rest of the payment but both Samjhu and his wife quarrelled and refused to pay for it by telling him the animal he sold them was worthless.

 

5. “Victory to the panchayat. This is justice.”

Ans:  Algu said this in front of the village panchayat. Jumman was chosen as a head Panch by Samjhu Sahu. Algu thought Jumman would take revenge as he supported Jumman's aunt. But after hearing both side's allegations, Jumman decided that Samjhu Sahu was responsible for the bullock's death and thus he had to give Algu the full payment for the animal.

 

C. Answer the following questions.

1. “Then the situation changed.” What is being referred to?

Ans: The situation being referred to here was Jumman and his wife’s behaviour towards Jumman’s old aunt. Jumman's aunt agreed to transfer her property to Jumman on the condition that he would be responsible for her aunt’s welfare.  This agreement went well until the property was transferred.  After receiving the property, Jumman’s wife started ill-treating the aunt.  His wife did not take care of the aunt properly, such as giving her enough food and tending to daily needs.

 

2. When Jumman’s aunt realized that she was not welcome in his house, what arrangement did she suggest?

Ans: When Jumman’s aunt realized that she was not welcome in his house, she asked for a monthly allowance from Jumman.She asked him to set up a separate kitchen for herself. She was willing to cook herself so his wife would not be disturbed.

 

3. What was the villagers’ reaction when the aunt explained her case to them?

Ans: As Jumman’s aunt was being mistreated at her home by Jumman’s wife, she went door to door in the village to explain her case. Some showed sympathy after hearing about the injustice Jumman and his wife were doing, while some were indifferent to her complaints.

 

4. Why was Jumman happy over Algu’s nomination as head Panch?

Ans: Jumman was happy over Algu’s nomination as a head Panch because they were best of friends. Jumman thought Algu, being his friend, would take his side. Jumman thought Algu would decide in his favour.

 

5. “God lives in the heart of the Panch.” the aunt said. What did she mean?

Ans: “God lives in the heart of the Panch”, means that the Chief or head Panch is always unbiased and does justice to every innocent. Everybody is equal in the eyes of Panch. In the story Fair Play, despite his friendship with Jumman, Algu did not kill his conscience to favour his friend. According to Jumman’s aunt, justice done by Algu as a Panch was the same as justice delivered by God.

 

6. What was Algu’s verdict as head Panch? How did Jumman take it?

Ans: Algu’s verdict as a head panch was that Jumman had to pay his aunt for a monthly allowance. If Jumman did not follow the verdict then all the property once given away to him by his aunt would be transferred back to her. After hearing the Algu’s verdicts, Jumman felt betrayed. He ended his friendship and became Algu’s enemy.

 

7. Algu found himself in a tight spot. What was his problem?

Ans:  Algu had a pair of bullocks. One day, one of his bullocks died and he decided to sell the other. He met a man named Samjhu Sahu and sold his bullock. Samjhu Sahu bought the bullock from him on the condition that Algu would receive payment after a month. Samjhu Sahu was a greedy person who mistreated his animals. He loaded too many items on the bullock and made three trips a day. He beat the animal and did not feed him properly. The bullock became weak and died within a month. When Algu went to Samjhu Sahu after a month to receive his money he refused to pay the money, telling him he sold him a worthless animal which died too soon. Algu not being a wealthy person himself was left with no animal and no money. Thus, his situation was referred to as a tight spot.

 

8. Why was Algu upset over Jumman’s nomination as head Panch?

Ans: Algu was upset over Jumman’s nomination as a head Panch because they were not friends anymore. After Algu’s verdict in favour of Jumman’s aunt, Jumman got hurt. He ended their friendship and considered Algu as an enemy. Algu thought this time Jumman might take revenge for that.

 

9. What was Jumman’s verdict as head Panch? How did Algu take it?

Ans: Jumman’s verdict as a head panch was that, as the bullock had no damage or disease or disability when Samjhu Sahu brought it then Algu could not be blamed for its death. Thus, Samjhu Sahu was bound to pay for the bullock to Algu. Samjhu Sahu agreed to pay Algu as per the verdict.

After hearing Jumman’s verdict, Algu was relieved and happy. Algu could not control his feelings and he cheered for the panchayat and the head Panch. He mentioned that head Panch’s voice was blessed by God.

 

10. Which of the following sums up the story best? 

  1. “I also know that you will not kill your conscience for the sake of friendship.”

  2. “Let no one deviate from the path of justice and truth for friendship or enmity.” 

  3. “The voice of the Panch is the voice of God.” Give a reason for your choice.

Ans: The story is summed up the best by—ii. Let no one deviate from the path of justice and truth for friendship or enmity.” This sentence sums up the story best because both Algu and Jumman gave a verdict without being biased by any friendship or enmity. They were focused on truth and justice while acting as the chief of the Panchayat.

 

Working with language

A. Replace the italicised portion of each sentence below with a suitable phrase from the box. Make necessary changes, wherever required.

 

look after          swallow    make it up       keep mum     go into            ease one’s conscience        as ill-luck would have it             a tight spot         take chances        my heart sank

 

1. The best way to avoid an unnecessary argument is to remain silent. 

Ans:  The best way to avoid an unnecessary argument is to keep mum.

 

2. Unfortunately, the train I was trying to catch was cancelled.

Ans: As ill-luck would have it , the train I was trying to catch was cancelled.

 

3. He has been told not to take risks while driving a car through a crowded street.

Ans: He has been told not to take chances while driving a car through a crowded street.

 

4. The patient needs to be properly taken care of. 

Ans:  The patient needs to be properly looked after.

 

5. Why don’t the two of you end your quarrel by shaking hands?

Ans: Why don’t the two of you make it up by shaking hands?

 

6. I was in a difficult situation till my friends came to my rescue.

Ans: I was in a tight spot till my friends came to my rescue.

 

7. When I saw a pile of dirty dishes, I felt very disappointed. 

Ans: When I saw a pile of dirty dishes, my heart sank.

 

8. I will examine the matter carefully before commenting on it.

Ans: I will go into the matter carefully before commenting on it.

 

9. They criticised him in the meeting but he accepted without protest all the criticism.

Ans: They criticised him in the meeting but he swallowed all the criticism.

 

10. It will free me from worry to know that I had done nothing wrong.

Ans: It will ease my conscience to know that I had done nothing wrong.

 

B. Look at the following phrases and their meanings. Use the phrases to fill in the blanks in the sentences given below.

set up — put in place or start 

set aside — save or keep for a particular purpose 

set down — write or record 

set out — start on a journey 

set in — begin and seem likely to continue

 

1. Why don’t you _____  your ideas on paper? 

Ans: Why don’t you set down your ideas on paper?

 

2. A fund has been _____ for the soldiers’ families.

Ans: A fund has been set up for the soldiers’ families.

 

3. We should _____ a little money every month. 

Ans:  We should set aside a little money every month. 

 

4. You should buy some woollens before winter _____.

Ans: You should buy some woollens before winter sets in.

 

5. They ______ on the last stage of their journey.

Ans: They set out on the last stage of their journey.

 

Speaking and Writing

A. Look at the following picture. One asks a question, the other answers it. Then the answer is noted in a form as shown below.

Questions 

Yes/No 

Additional Response

1. Do you like to not 


Yes, I do, but not always.

I do have some close friends, though.

2. Do you like the area you live in?

No, I don’t

But I have no choice

 

B. Work in small groups. Ask your partner the questions given below. If possible, ask him/her a reason for saying Yes or No. Then tick Yes/No, whichever is proper. 

  1. Do you have a separate room for sleep and study?

  2. Would you prefer to live in a joint family?

  3. Do you get on with people?

  4. Do you like the area you live in?

  5. Do you find the place overcrowded?

  6. Do you use public transport?

  7. Would you like a vehicle of our own?

  8. Do you like reading?

  9. Would you like to be a teacher/doctor/engineer/ architect? 

Ans:

 

Questions 

Yes/No 

Additional Response

1. Do you have a separate room for sleep and study?

Yes

I have a separate room for study, where I keep my books.

2. Would you prefer to live in a joint family?

Yes 

I will be able to talk and play with all my cousins every day.

3. Do you get on with people?  

Yes

Though I don’t like people who bully others.

4. Do you like the area you live in?

No

Though communication around the area I live in is quite good, during the rainy season, water does not pass easily and roads get waterlogged. 

5. Do you find the place overcrowded?   

Yes

As I live near a big market area, lots of people live here and many visit the market from outside this area.

6. Do you use public transport? 

Yes

We don’t have any personal vehicles. So, I use buses and auto rickshaws to go to school or some other places. 

7. Would you like a vehicle of our own? 

Yes

It will help to reach school easier.

8. Do you like reading? 

Yes

Reading story books is my favourite pastime. 

9. Would you like to be a teacher/doctor/engineer/ architect? 

Yes

I want to become an architect. 

 

C. Now that you have completed the above project, write a brief report stating what you did, how you did it and the conclusion.

Ans: A brief report of the project is given below.

For the project, a questionnaire was prepared using the questions mentioned in Question no. B. Then that question was asked to one of the students of class VII and his answers were recorded. 

 

The questions were asked in a conversational manner and the subject was asked to answer in yes or no. Also, the subject was encouraged to tell the reason behind his answer. 

 

From the answers of the subject, it can be concluded that he comes from a modest family with a good income as he was given a  room for study. He does not belong to a

 

Dictation

Your teacher will speak the words listed below. Write against each word of opposite meaning. 

Examples: 

Liquid—Solid 

Hard—Soft 

1. Old —

Ans. New/Young

2. Wet —

Ans: Dry

3. Open —

Ans: Close 

4. Blunt —

Ans: Sharp 

5. Forget —

Ans: Remember

 

NCERT Solutions for Class 6 English Honeysuckle Chapter 7 Fair Play

Class 6 English Honeysuckle Chapter 7 – Fair Play

NCERT Class 6 Honeysuckle Chapter 7, Fair Play revolves around the story of two best friends who will have to face difficult and complex situations which will either make the friendship strong or will weaken it. 

 

When Algu speaks in favour of Jamman's aunt, he thought when the time comes, Jumman will extract revenge for doing his best friend wrong. And the time surely comes when Algu faces a drastic change of fate. But Jamman shows that he will not be biased and do his friend wrong. He passes the judgment in favour of Algu. 

 

There are varieties of the underlying message that can be understood through this simple story. It is important to understand the core concepts that are attached to the story. So, even if a pretty unconventional question comes in the examination, the student can tackle and write  in their own words.

 

What Do You Learn from Class 6 English Honeysuckle Chapter 7 – Fair Play?

Class 6 English Honeysuckle Chapter 7 ‘Fair Play’ is a retelling of the original story written by renowned Indian author Munshi Premchand. The story centres around circumstances that test the friendship of two close friends and demands that they make difficult choices. The author highlights the question of what is more important - justice or friendship. Would you support your friend even if they make a mistake or do the wrong thing? What if your friend is being unfair to someone, would you help them correct themselves? 


Chapter 7 from NCERT Solutions for Class 6 English puts the two friends Jumman Shaikh and Algu Chowdhry on a similar trail. At the end of the story, you will know which is heavier, justice or friendship and why is it so. 


Jumman Shaikh and Algu Chaudhary are best friends and are famous for their loyalty and service to each other. The story of ‘Fair Play’ takes us through their lives while withholding a fair sense of justice. When Juman realises the brevity and responsibility of the position of a Panch and states, “The voice of the Panch is the voice of God”, he is able to forgo his hatred for his best friend and restore his friendship with Alagu. Both friends prioritise justice over personal biases. 


Premchand’s story leaves us with a strong message that justice and honesty are the most important. It is unwise and immoral to comprise with them for the sake of personal friendships or biases. This is an important chapter and students should be prepared for questions from this in the examination. 


You can download the solutions in PFD format for a vivid description and summary of the text and solutions to important questions.

 

NCERT Class 6 English Honeysuckle Chapter Wise Solutions

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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. What happens when Algu gets into trouble?

Algu expects Jamman to take strict action against him, as that will be a form of revenge on Jamman’s part, an opportunity he had been waiting for. But when the time comes, Jamman chooses the side of Justice instead of giving in to his initial evil thoughts. Thus, restoring Algu’s faith in their friendship. And making us realize how choosing the right path always bears fruitful results.

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Vedantu is a site which hires trained professionals to conduct live classes and give question-based answers to the students. The site covers all the topics and related topics that might appear in the final examination. It prepares an overall schedule for the students and even goes to the extreme of conducting revision classes and quizzes to make the tedious task of learning interesting. Moreover, there is an option to study offline if the student wishes to do so. There is not one, but various benefits attached to the site. 

3. Where can the solutions for the Class 6 Chapter 7 English NCERT book be found?

The solutions for the NCERT book of Class 6 Chapter 7 English can easily be referred to via the Vedantu site and for zero charges. Before referring to these, it is advised that the students first read the literature and grasp the grammar concepts well. Practice will make English easy and interesting to learn, and also increase the chances of getting good marks in the exams. The solutions provided by Vedantu are free of cost. They are also available on the Vedantu Mobile app.

4. Who were Jumman and Algu?

In NCERT book of Class 6 Chapter 7 English, Jumman and Algu were two friends whose bond of friendship was very strong and respected by everyone in their village. Whenever one of them had to be away from their family and village, the other would take up the mantle to look after and care for the family of the one who was away. Even after their grievances, their friendship endured and won at last, when both realised the true meaning of duty and justice.

5. What simple request did the aunt make to Algu?

In NCERT book of Class 6 Chapter 7 English, the aunt described her grievance to Algu and requested that he take the side of justice and conscience and urged him to come to the Panchayat and speak the truth. Jumman’s aunt had faith in Algu that he would not turn away from justice and truth just for the sake of his friendship with Jumman and that he would listen to his conscience and speak up for justice and truth.

6. Why did Jumman ill-treat his aunt?

After Jumman acquired his aunt’s property, he treated his aunt well for a couple of years, but after a time, things began to change, and so did his attitude towards his aunt. He became a little hostile, and his wife began picking up petty quarrels with his aunt. Soon his aunt was fed up with their insults and asked for a monthly monetary allowance. The events, which unfurled later became the crux of the story.

7. Why didn’t Jumman take his revenge?

Being nominated for the Panch made Jumman realise the importance of the post and the significance of justice, and at the same time, he realised that while in such an important position, one must not think about friendship but only justice. He also realised why Algu had given the verdict against him and not in favour of him. He reconciled with Algu later.

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