Class-7 English: Honeycomb-Mystery of the Talking Fan

Poem 6- Mystery of the Talking Fan


Textual Questions and Exercises


Q1. Fans don’t talk, but it is possible to imagine that they do. What is it then that sounds like the fan’s chatter?

 Ans. Yes, we can imagine that fans do talk as poet imagined in the poem but it is not the reality. The chattering sound made by the fan is actually the electrical fault in it because of friction due to not oiling.


Q2. Complete the following sentences.


Ans. (i) The chatter is electrical because it runs on electricity and fan don’t talk or chatter.

(ii) It is mysterious because the sound produced by the fan seems to say something but the poet not able to understand it.


Q3. What do you think the talking fan was demanding?

 Ans. The talking fan was demanding for oiling its little whirling motor.


Q4. How does an electric fan manage to throw so much air when it is switched on?

 Ans. The electric fan manages to throw so much air when it is switched on as it gets huge amount of power from electricity to rotate its whirling motor as well as the metallic blade so fast.



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