NCERT Solutions for Class 8 English Honeydew - NCERT Solution Chapter 10

The Great Stone Face - II Class 8

Chapter 10 The Great Stone Face - II Exercise Answers & Summary

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Comprehension check : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 136

Q1 :  

Write 'True' or 'False' against each of the following statements.

1. Ernest's words reminded people of the wise old sayings. ___________

2. Total strangers from far away, who visited Ernest in the valley, found his face familiar. _____________

3. The Great Stone Face confirmed Ernest's view that the poet could be worthy of its likeness. ______________

4. When Ernest and the poet met, they respected and admired each other equally. ______

5. The poet along with Ernest addressed the inhabitants of the valley. ____________

6. The poet realised that Ernest's thoughts were far nobler than his own verses. ________


Answer :

1.True

2.True

3.False

The Face did not answer.

4.True

5.False

Only Ernest addressed the inhabitants of the valley.

6.True

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Working with the textworking with language : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 137

Q1 :  

How was Ernest different from others in the valley?


Answer :

The wise thoughts of Ernest made him different from others in the valley. Ernest was well-known in his valley and had become famous even beyond the valley. College professors and even the active men of cities came from far to see and converse with him. He received them with gentle sincerity and spoke freely with them of whatever came uppermost or lay deepest in his heart or their own.

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Q2 :  

Mark the meaning that best fits the word or a phrase in the story.

(i)

(sun) going down

(a)

becoming smaller

(b)

weakening

(c)

setting

(ii)

brightening

(a)

making (it) look bright and cheerful

(b)

lending (it) a special glow

(c)

causing (it) to appear hopeful

(iii)

spacious

(a)

lonely and wild

(b)

big and wide

(c)

special and important

(iv)

prophecy

(a)

proverb

(b)

prediction

(c)

rumour

(v)

marvellous

(a)

wonderful

(b)

surprising


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Q3 :  

Why did Ernest think the poet was like the Stone Face?


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Q4 :  

What did the poet himself say about his thoughts and poems?


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Q5 :  

What made the poet proclaim Ernest was the Stone Face?


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Q6 :  

Write 'Ernest' or 'Poet', against each statement below.

(i) There was a gap between his life and his words.

(ii) His words had the power of truth as they agreed with his thoughts.

(iii) His words were as soothing as a heavenly song but only as useful as a vague dream.

(iv) His thoughts were worthy.

(v) Whatever he said was truth itself.

(vi) His poems were noble.

(vii) His life was nobler than all the poems.

(viii) He lacked faith in his own thoughts.

(ix) His thoughts had power as they agreed with the life he lived.

(x) Greatness lies in truth. Truth is best expressed in one's actions. He was truthful, therefore he was great.


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Q7 :  

(i) Who, by common consent, turned out to be like the Great Stone Face?

(ii)Did Ernest believe that the old prophecy had come true?

What did he say about it?


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Working with language : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 138

Q1 :  

(ii)Which form of the verb is more natural in these sentences?

(a) I'm not free this evening. I will work/am working on a project.

(b) Have you decided where you will go for your higher secondary?

Yes, I have. I will go/am going to the Kendriya Vidyalaya.

(c) Don't worry about the dog. It won't hurt/isn't hurting you.

(d) The weatherman has predicted that it will snow/is snowing in Ranikhet tonight.

(e) Swapna can't go out this evening. Her father will come/is coming to see her


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Q2 :  

(i) Complete these pieces of conversation using will or going to with the verbs given.

(a) Rani : Why are you turning on the radio?

Ravi : I ___________ (listen) to the news.

(b) Rani : Oh, I can't buy this book. I have no money.

Ravi : Don't worry. I ___________ (lend) you some.

(c) Rani : Look at those dark clouds.

Ravi : I think it ___________ (rain).

(d) Rani : What shall we have for dinner?

Ravi : I can't decide.

Rani : Make up your mind.

Ravi : All right, then. We ___________ (have) fried rice and dry beans.

(e) Rani : Why are you filling the kettle with water?

Ravi : I ___________ (make) coffee.

(f) Rani : We need some bread and butter for breakfast.

Ravi : All right. I ___________ (go) to the bakery and get some.

(Before he goes out, Ravi talks to their father.)

Ravi : I ___________ (get) some bread and butter. Do you want any thing from the bakery?

Father : Yes, I want some salt biscuits.

Ravi : Fine, I ___________ (get) you a packet.


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