NCERT Class VII: Science-Exercise Solutions
01-Nutrition in Plants
02-Nutrition in Animals
03-Fibre to Fabric
05-Acids Bases and Salts
06-Physical and Chemical Changes
07-Weather Climate and Adaptations of Animals to Climate
08-Winds Storms and Cyclones
10-Respiration in Organisms
11-Transportation in Animals and Plants
12-Reproduction in Plants
13-Motion and Time
14-Electric Current and its Effects
16-Water A Precious Resource
17-Forests Our Lifeline
Chapter 03-Fibre to Fabric-Exercise Solutions
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Q.1. You must be familiar with the following nursery rhymes:
(i) ‘Baa baa black sheep, have you any wool.’
(ii) ‘Mary had a little lamb, whose fleece was white as snow.’
Answer the following:
(a) Which parts of the black sheep have wool?
(b) What is meant by the white fleece of the lamb?
(a) Wool is obtained from the hairy fibres (hair) of the sheep.
(b) White fleece of the lamb refers to the white coloured hair of the lamb.
Q.2. The silkworm is (a) a caterpillar, (b) a larva. Choose the correct option.
(iii) both a and b
(iv) neither a nor b
Answer: (iii) both a and b
Q.3. Which of the following does not yield wool?
(iv) Woolly dog
Answer: (iv)Woolly dog
Q.4. What is meant by the following terms?
(i) Rearing: Rearing means helping someone to grow up.
(ii) Shearing: It is the process of removal of fleece along with a thin layer of skin from the body of sheep.
(ii) Sericulture: Sericulture refers to the rearing of silkworms to obtain silk.
Q.5. Given below is a sequence of steps in the processing of wool. Which are the missing steps? Add them.
Shearing, __________, sorting, __________, __________, __________
Shearing, __scouring__, sorting, __picking of burrs__, __dying of fibres__, making of yarn__
Q.6. Make sketches of the two stages in the life history of the silk moth which are directly related to the production of silk.
Answer: The two stages in the life history of silk moth directly related to silk production are
Q.7. Out of the following, which are the two terms related to silk production?
Sericulture, floriculture, moriculture, apiculture and silviculture
Hints: (i) Silk production involves cultivation of mulberry leaves and rearing silkworms.
(ii) Scientific name of mulberry is Morus alba.
Sericulture and moriculture
Q.8. Match the words of Column I with those given in Column II:
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Q.9. Given below is a crossword puzzle based on this lesson. Use hints to fill in the blank spaces with letters that complete the words.
(D) 1: Thorough washing (A) 1: Keeps warm
2: Animal fibre 2: Its leaves are eaten by silkworms
3: Long thread like structure 3: Hatches from egg of moth