NCERT Solutions for Class 8 English Honeydew - NCERT Solution Chapter 7

A Visit to Cambridge Class 8

Chapter 7 A Visit to Cambridge Exercise Answers & Summary

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Comprehension checkworking with the text : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 104

Q1 :  

Which is the right sentence?

“Cambridge was my metaphor for England.” To the writer,

(i) Cambridge was a reputed university in England.

(ii) England was famous for Cambridge.

(iii) Cambridge was the real England.


Answer :

(iii)To the writer, Cambridge was the real England.

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Q2 :  

Answer the following questions.

(i) Did the prospect of meeting Stephen Hawking make the writer nervous? If so, why?

(ii) Did he at the same time feel very excited? If so, why?


Answer :

(i)Yes, the prospect of meeting Stephen Hawking made the writer nervous. He was to meet a great personality and that too one who had achieved greatness despite his disabilities. Clearly, it was a big moment, a great honour for the writer. So it is not surprising that he was nervous at the prospect of meeting Stephen Hawking.

(ii)Yes, he felt excited at the same time because it made him stronger to see somebody like him achieving something huge. This made him aware of the many possibilities present before him, thereby helping him to reach out further than he ever thought he could.

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Q3 :  

Which is the right sentence?

The writer phoned Stephen Hawking's house

(i) from the nearest phone booth.

(ii) from outside a phone booth.

(iii) from inside a phone booth.


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Q4 :  

Guess the first question put to the scientist by the writer.


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Q5 :  

Which is the right sentence?

Every time he spoke to the scientist, the writer felt guilty because

(i) he wasn't sure what he wanted to ask.

(ii) he forced the scientist to use his voice synthesiser.

(iii) he was face to face with a legend.


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Q6 :  

Stephen Hawking said, "I've had no choice." Does the writer think there was a choice? What was it?


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Q7 :  

I felt a huge relief... in the possibilities of my body.” In the given context, the highlighted words refer to

(i) shifting in the wheelchair, turning the wrist.

(ii)standing up, walking,

(iii) speaking, writing


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Q8 :  

"I could feel his anguish." What could be the anguish?


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Q9 :  

What endeared the scientist to the writer so that he said he was looking at one of the most beautiful men in the world?


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Q10 :  

Read aloud the description of 'the beautiful' man. Which is the most beautiful sentence in the description?


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Working with the text : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 105

Q1 :  

(i) If 'the lantern' is the man, what would its 'walls' be?

(ii) What is housed within the thin walls?

(iii) What general conclusion does the writer draw from this comparison?


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Q2 :  

What is the scientist's message for the disabled?


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Q3 :  

Why does the writer refer to the guitar incident? Which idea does it support?


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Q4 :  

The writer expresses his great gratitude to Stephen Hawking. What is the gratitude for?


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Q5 :  

Complete the following sentences taking their appropriate parts from both the boxes below.

(i) There was his assistant on the line ...

(ii) You get fed up with people asking you to be brave, ...

(iii) There he was, ...

(iv) You look at his eyes which can speak, ...

(v) It doesn't do much good to know ...

A

  • tapping at a little switch in his hand

  • and I told him

  • that there are people

  • as if you have a courage account

  • and they are saying something huge and urgent

.

B

  • trying to find the words on his computer.

  • I had come in a wheelchair from India.

  • on which you are too lazy to draw a cheque.

  • smiling with admiration to see you breathing still.

  • it is hard to tell what.


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Working with language : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 106

Q1 :  

Fill in the blanks in the sentences below using the appropriate forms of the words given in the following box.

guide

succeed

chair

travel

pale

draw

true

(i) I met a _______________ from an antique land.

(ii) I need special _____________ in mathematics. I can't count the number of times I have failed in the subject.

(iii) The guide called Stephen Hawking a worthy ________________to Isaac Newton.

(iv) His other problems ______________ into insignificance beside this unforeseen mishap.

(v) The meeting was ____________ by the youngest member of the board.

(vi) Some people say 'yours ___________' when they informally refer to themselves.

(vii) I wish it had been a ___________ match. We would have been spared the noise of celebrations, at least.


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Q2 :  

Make six phrases using the words given in the box.

read/session

smile/face

revolve/chair

walk/tour

dance/doll

win/chance


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Q3 :  

Use all or both in the blanks. Tell your partner why you chose one or the other.

(i) He has two brothers. _________ are lawyers.

(ii) More than ten persons called. _________ of them wanted to see you.

(iii) They ____________ cheered the team.

(iv) ___________ her parents are teachers.

(v) How much have you got? Give me ___________ of it.


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Q4 :  

Complete each sentence using the right form of the adjective given in brackets.

(i) My friend has one of the ____________cars on the road.(fast)

(ii) This is the ______________ story I have ever read. (interesting)

(iii) What you are doing now is _____________ than what you did yesterday. (easy)

(iv) Ramesh and his wife are both ____________. (short)

(v) He arrived __________as usual. Even the chief guest came___________ than he did. (late, early)


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