NCERT Solutions for Class 8 English Honeydew - NCERT Solution Chapter 2

The Tsunami Class 8

Chapter 2 The Tsunami Exercise Answers & Summary

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Comprehension check : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 27

Q1 :  

Say whether the following are true or false.

1. Ignesious lost his wife, two children, his father-in law, and his brother-in-law in the tsunami.

2.Sanjeev made it to safety after the tsunami.

3. Meghna was saved by a relief helicopter.

4. Almas's father realised that a tsunami was going to hit the island.

5. Her mother and aunts were washed away with the tree that they were holding on to.


Answer :

1.True

2.False

Sanjeev was swept away when he jumped into the water to rescue the wife of the guesthouse cook.

3.False

Meghna saw relief helicopters overhead, but they did not see her. She was brought to the shore by a wave.

4.True

5.True

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Q2 :  

Answer the following in a phrase or sentence.

Why did Tilly's family come to Thaliand?


Answer :

Tilly's family came to Thailand to celebrate Christmas.

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Q3 :  

Answer the following in a phrase or sentence.

What were the warning sign that both Tilly and her mother saw?


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Q4 :  

Answer the following in a phrase or sentence.

Do you think Tilly's mother was alarmed by them?


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Q5 :  

Answer the following in a phrase or sentence.

Where had Tilly seen the sea behaving in the same strange fashion?


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Q6 :  

Answer the following in a phrase or sentence.

Where did the Smith family and the others on the beach go to escape from the tsunami?


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Q7 :  

Answer the following in a phrase or sentence.

How do you think her geography teacher felt when he heard about what Tilly had done in Phuket?


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Comprehension checkworking with the text : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 30

Q1 :  

Answer using a phrase or a sentence.

In the tsunami 150,000 people died. How many animals died?


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Q2 :  

Answer using a phrase or a sentence.

How many people and animals died in Yala National Park?


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Q3 :  

Which words in the list below describe Sanjeev, in your opinion?

(Look up the dictionary for words that you are not sure of.)

cheerful

ambitious

brash

brave

careless

heroic

selfless

heartless

humorous

Use words from the list to complete the three sentences below.

(i) I don't know if Sanjeev was cheerful, ____________ or _____________.

(ii) I think that he was very brave, ______________ and ____________.

(iii) Sanjeev was not heartless, ____________ or _____________.


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Q4 :  

Answer using a phrase or a sentence.

What do people say about the elephants of Yala National Park?


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Q5 :  

How are Meghna and Almas's stories similar?


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Q6 :  

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What did the dogs in Galle do?


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Working with the textworking with language : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 31

Q1 :  

Go through Part - I carefully, and make a list of a many words as you can find that indicate movement of different kinds. (There is one word that occurs repeatedly - count how many times!) Put them into three categories.

fast movement

slow movement

neither slow nor fast

Can you explain why there are many words in one column and not in the others?


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Q2 :  

Fill in the blanks in the sentences below (the verbs given in brackets will give you a clue).

(i) The earth trembled, but not many people felt the ____________. (tremble)

(ii) When the zoo was flooded, there was a lot of ________and many animals escaped into the countryside. (confuse)

(iii) We heard with _________that the lion had been recaptured. (relieve)

(iv) The zookeeper was stuck in a tree and his _______ was filmed by the TV crew. (rescue)

(v) There was much ____________in the village when the snake charmer came visiting. (excite)


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Q3 :  

Say whether the following sentences are in the Active or the Passive voice. Write A or P after each sentence as shown in the first sentence.

(i) Someone stole my bicycle. ____A____

(ii) The tyres were deflated by the traffic police._________

(iii) I found it last night in a ditch near my house. __________

(iv) It had been thrown there. __________

(v) My father gave it to the mechanic. ______________

(vi) The mechanic repaired itfor me. ______________


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Q4 :  

Say whether the following sentences are in the Active or the Passive voice. Write A or P after each sentence as shown in the first sentence.

(i) Someone stole my bicycle. ____A____

(ii) The tyres were deflated by the traffic police._________

(iii) I found it last night in a ditch near my house. __________

(iv) It had been thrown there. __________

(v) My father gave it to the mechanic. ______________

(vi) The mechanic repaired itfor me. ______________


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Q5 :  

What are the different ways in which Tilly's parents could have reacted to her behavior? What would you have done if you were in their place?


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Q6 :  

If Tilly's award was to be shared, who do you think she should share it with - her parents or her geography teacher?


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Q7 :  

What are the two different ideas about why so few animals were killed in the tsunami? Which idea do you find more believable?


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