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NCERT Solution for Class 7 Civics Chapter 4 - Growing Up as Boys and Girls

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NCERT Textbook Solutions are considered extremely helpful when preparing for your CBSE Class 7 Civics exams. TopperLearning study resources infuse profound knowledge, and our Textbook Solutions compiled by our subject experts are no different. Here you will find all the answers to the NCERT textbook questions of Chapter 4 - Growing Up as Boys and Girls.

All our solutions for Chapter 4 - Growing Up as Boys and Girls are prepared considering the latest CBSE syllabus, and they are amended from time to time. Our free NCERT Textbook Solutions for CBSE Class 7 Civics will strengthen your fundamentals in this chapter and can help you to score more marks in the examination. Refer to our Textbook Solutions any time, while doing your homework or while preparing for the exam.

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NCERT Solution for Class 7 Civics Chapter 4 - Growing Up as Boys and Girls Page/Excercise 53

Question 1

Are the statements given alongside true or false? Support your answer with the use of an example -

a. All societies do not think similarly about the roles that boys and girls play.

b. Our society does not make distinctions between boys and girls when they are growing up.

c. Women who stay at home do not work.

d. The work that women do is less valued than that of men.

Solution 1

a) True. The society in which we live believes that boys and girls have different roles to play and thus are different in a well-defined manner. For example, the Right to Education for women in some countries is barred.

b) False. Our society does distinguish between boys and girls. For example, toys provided to girls are different from those provided to boys. Girls get dolls to play with, while boys have cars to play with. The way of dressing too differs for both boys and girls. The way girls should behave needs to be gentle and graceful, while boys have to be tough.

c) False. Across the world, even after handling the responsibility of housework and care-giving, the work done by women is not recognised as work. This is because it does not add to the household income. Women who stay at home do almost an equal amount of work as compared to their male counterparts. For example, women do household work and work outside; however, work is considered only when done outside.

d) True. It is considered of not much value because it is something that the women do not get paid for. Also, it is assumed that it is something that comes naturally to women. For example, men get paid for the work they do and it is counted as income, while the household work done by women is not. 

Question 2

Housework is invisible and unpaid work.

Housework is physically demanding.

Housework is time consuming.

Write in your own words what is meant by the terms 'invisible', 'physically demanding' and 'time consuming'? Give one example of each based on the household tasks undertaken by women in your home.

Solution 2

The meanings are

Invisible: A state of an object that cannot be seen. Example: The amount of time given by a mother to cook the food for her family.

 

Physically demanding: It is something that requires hard work to be completed. Example: Cooking and standing for long hours.

 

Time-consuming: It is something that requires a lot of time to be completed. Example: Cleaning the house takes a lot of time.

Question 3

Make a list of toys and games that boys typically play and another for girls. If there is a difference between the two lists, can you think of some reasons why this is so? Does this have any relationship to the roles children have to play as adults?

Solution 3

List of games and toys

                      Boys

                    Girls

  • Cricket           
  • Badminton
  • Hockey
  • Throw Ball
  • Football
  • Skipping
  • Swimming Kit
  • Kitchen Set
  • Bat and Ball
  • Dolls
  • G. I. Joe figures
  • Washing Kit
  • Airgun
  • Hide and Seek
  • Remote control cars

 

  • Top

 

The difference between the two lists is because of

  • The roles that boys and girls have to play after growing up.
  •  The physical features of both of them.
  •  The stamina that they have.

Question 4

If you have someone working as a domestic help in your house or locality, talk to her and find out a little bit more about her life - Who are her family members? Where is her home? How many hours does she work? How much does she get paid? Write a small story based on these details.

Solution 4

This is a general question and hence should be attempted by you. However, a sample answer has been provided to get you started. Yes, I have a domestic help at my place.

  • Her name is Asha.
  • She has a big family which includes her husband, children and in-laws.
  • She stays in a slum area in Mumbai.
  • She works for 1 hour per day at my home.
  • She is paid Rs 2500 per month.

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