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

A Short Monsoon Diary Class 8

Chapter 8 A Short Monsoon Diary Exercise Answers & Summary

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Comprehension check : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 115

Q1 :  

Why is the author not able to see Bijju?


Answer :

The author was not able to see Bijju because of the mist that had covered the surroundings.

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Q2 :  

What are the two ways in which the hills appear to change when the mist comes up?


Answer :

When the mist comes up, the birds fall silent. The mist covers the hills. The forest becomes deathly still as though it were midnight.

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Q3 :  

When does the monsoon begin and when does it end?How do you prepare to face the monsoon?


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Q4 :  

Which hill-station does the author describe in this dairy entry?


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Q5 :  

For how many days does it rain without stopping? What does the author do on these days?


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Q6 :  

Where do the snakes and rodents take shelter? Why?


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Q7 :  

What did the author receive in the mail?


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Working with the textworking with language : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 118

Q1 :  

Look carefully at the dairy entries for June 24-25, August 2 and March 23. Now write down the changes that happen as the rains progress from June to March.


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Q2 :  

Why did the grandmother ask the children not to kill the Chuchundar?


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Q3 :  

Put the verbs in the brackets into their proper forms. The first one is done for you.

(i) We (get out) of the school bus. The bell (ring) and everyone (rush) to class.

We got out of the school bus. The bell was ringing and everyone was rushing to class.

(ii) The traffic (stop). Some people (sit) on the road and they (shout) slogans.

(iii) I (wear) my raincoat. It (rain) and people (get) wet.

(iv) She (see) a film. She (narrate) it to her friends who (listen) carefully.

(v) We (go) to the exhibition. Some people (buy) clothes while others (play) games.

(vi) The class (is) quiet. Some children (read) books and the rest (draw).


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Q4 :  

What signs do we find in Nature which show that the monsoons are about to end?


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Q5 :  

Complete the following sentences.

(i) Bijju is not seen but his voice is heard because ___________________________.

(ii) The writer describes the hill station and valley as_________________________.

(iii) The leopard was successful in_______________________ but had to flee when _____________________________.

(iv) The minivets are easily noticed because _______________________.

(v) It looks like a fashion display on the slopes when ___________________________.

(vi) During the monsoon season, snakes and rodents are found in roofs and attics because ___________________________________________________________.


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Q6 :  

'Although tin roofs are given to springing unaccountable leaks, there is a feeling of being untouched by, and yet in touch with, the rain.'

(i) Why has the writer used the word, 'springing'?

(ii) How is the writer untouched by the rain?

(iii) How is the writer in touch with the rain at the same time?


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Q7 :  

Mention a few things that can happen when there is endless rain for days together.


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Q8 :  

What is the significance of cobra lily in relation to the monsoon season, its beginning and end?


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Working with language : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 119

Q1 :  

Here are some words from the lesson which describe different kinds ofsounds.

drum

swish

tinkle

caw

drip

(i) Match these words with their correct meanings.

(a) to fall in small drops

(b) to make a sound by hitting a surface repeatedly

(c) to move quickly through the air, making a soft sound

(d) harsh sound made by birds

(e) ringing sound (of a bell or breaking glass, etc.)

(ii) Now fill in the blanks using the correct form of the wordsgiven above.

(a) Ramesh ____________ on his desk in impatience.

(b) Rain water ____________ from the umbrella all over the carpet.

(c) The pony ____________ its tail.

(d) The _________________ of breaking glass woke me up.

(e) The ____________ of the raven disturbed the child's sleep.


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Q2 :  

Complete each sentence below by using appropriate phrase from the onesgiven below.

sure enough

colourful enough

serious enough

kind enough

big enough

fair enough

brave enough

foolish enough

anxious enough

(i) I saw thick black clouds in the sky. And ___________ ___________ it soon started raining heavily.

(ii) The blue umbrella was ___________ ___________ for the brother and sister.

(iii) The butterflies are ___________ ___________ to get noticed.

(iv) The lady was ___________ ___________ to chase the leopard.

(v) The boy was ___________ ___________ to call out to his sister.

(vi) The man was ___________ ___________ to offer help.

(vii) The victim's injury was ___________ ___________ for him to get admitted in hospital.

(viii) That person was ___________ ___________ to repeat the same mistake again.

(ix) He told me he was sorry and he would compensate for the loss.

I said, '___________ ___________.'


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