Where The Mind is Without Fear Class 7 SSN Lesson 1

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Where The Mind is Without Fear


Q. 1.  (a)  Lets look at the interesting use of the relative adverb ‘where’ in all but 1 line of the poem. The lines start with ‘where’

Line 1 – Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;

Here ‘where’ relates to ‘mind’ and now find out what ‘where’ relates to ‘head’ in the other lines.

AnswerIn the other line, ‘Where’  the mind is led forward into ever-widening thought and action.

(b)  Find out the negative words in the poem, eg, fear, broken.

AnswerThe other negative words in the poem are: narrow, lost, dreary, dead.

(c)  Say whether true or false :

1. The poet describes an ideal place.


2. ‘Narrow domestic walls’ means lack of understanding between man and man.


3. ‘Dead habit’ means old habits.


4. Truth, perfection and reason are not to be found in that ‘heaven’.


5. ‘Tireless striving’ cannot reach perfection.


II.   Give 5 short sentences to describe the heaven that the poet wants for his country-men eg. a place where knowledge is free.

Answer1. A Place where Mind is without fear.

2. A place where everyone speaks only truth.

3. A place Where mind is lead by thought and action.

4. A place where everyone works tirelessly towards perfection.

5. A place where everyone is honest, open-minded and industrious.

III.  Answer the following :-

Q. 1.  Who does ‘thee’ refer to?

AnswerHere, in this poem ‘thee’ refers to God.

Q. 2.  What does the poet expect a man to possess?

AnswerThe poet expects a man to possess freedom and happier future for mankind.

Q. 3.  How can one achieve perfection?

AnswerBy striving tirelessly one can achieve perfection.

Q. 4.  What is ‘dead habit’?

AnswerHere in this poem the term ‘Dead Habit’ means ‘Old habit’ of blind faith. People need to use their reasons over the blind faiths and must accept new thoughts and ideas.

Class 7 English SSN Lesson 1

S. L. No Contents (Class 7 English)
Lesson 1 Where The Mind is Without Fear
Lesson 2 The Clever Shepherd
Lesson 3 The Arrow and the song
Lesson 4 A Tiger in the House
Lesson 5 Home They Brought Her Warrior Dead
Lesson 6 Buddha- the light of Asia
Lesson 7 The Mouse and the Cake
Lesson 8 Co-Operate and Prosper
Lesson 9 The Miller of the Dee
Lesson 10 A Friend in Need
Lesson 11 Ideas
Lesson 12 The Little Orphan
Lesson 13 Somebody’s Mother
Lesson 14 The Chipko Architect
Lesson 15 The Felling of the Banyan Tree
Lesson 16 Ekalavya
Lesson 17 The Kite
Lesson 18 The Man Who Made an Entire Mountainside Green
Lesson 1 Simple Story of a ‘Hungry Fox’
Lesson 2 My Little Friend
Lesson 3 Strength of the Wind and the Sun
Lesson 4 The Story of a Monkey and a Capseller
Lesson 5 The Story of Tenali Raman
Lesson 6 The Story of Emperor Akbar and Birbal
Lesson 7 The Story of Ekalavya
Lesson 8 The Story of a Sage
Lesson 9 The Story of Dhruva
Lesson 1 School Children Playing beside a Pond
Lesson 2 School Children are enjoying the scenary of India Gate
Lesson 3 Singing at Play
Lesson 4 Dinning Table
Lesson 5 Two Rooms
Lesson 6 Story of the Swans and the Tortoise

Q. 5.  What are ‘narrow domestic walls’?

AnswerNarrow Domestic walls means Prejudice, blind faith, superstitions and inability of understanding.

Q. 6.  Does this poem remind you of any poem of Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore?

AnswerYes this poem reminds me of “Freedom of thought’ another famous poem of Rabindra Nath Tagore.

Q. 7.  The word ‘Where’ is frequently used in this poem. Why?

AnswerIn this poem the word ‘where’ is frequently used, because the poem is a description of a place which is imagined by the poet and he indicates it by using the word ‘where’.

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