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The Great Stone Face - I Class 8

Chapter 9 The Great Stone Face - I Exercise Answers & Summary

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Comprehension check : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 129

Q1 :  

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

1. The Great Stone Face stood near where Ernest andhis mother lived. ______

2. One would clearly distinguish the features of the Stone Face only from a distance. ______

3. Ernest loved his mother and helped her in her work. ______

4. Though not very rich, Gathergold was a skilful merchant. ______

5. Gathergold died in poverty and neglect. ______

6. The Great Stone Face seemed to suggest that Ernest should not fear the general. ______


Answer :

1. False

The Great Stone Face stood miles away from where Ernest and his mother lived.

2.True

3.True

4.False

Gathergold was very rich.

5.True

6. False

The Great Stone Face seemed to suggest that Earnest should not lose heart, but believe that the man whose face resembled the Great Stone Face would come.

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Working with the textworking with language : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 130

Q1 :  

(i) What was the Great Stone Face?

(ii) What did young Ernest wish when he gazed at it?


Answer :

(i)The Great Stone Face was a work of nature. It was formed on the perpendicular side of a mountain by some immense rocks that had been thrown together so that when viewed at a proper distance, they resembled the features of a human face.

(ii)Gazing at the Great Stone Face, young Ernest wished that it could speak because it looked so very kindly that he thought its voice must be pleasant. He also said that if he ever saw a man with such a face, he would love him very much.

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Q2 :  

Write the noun forms of the following words by adding -ness or -ity to them appropriately. Check the spelling of the new words.

(i)

lofty ______________

(vi)

enormous ______________

(ii)

able ______________

(vii)

pleasant ______________

(iii)

happy ______________

(viii)

dense ______________

(iv)

near ______________

(ix)

great ______________

(v)

noble ______________

(x)

stable ______________


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Q3 :  

What was the story attributed to the Stone Face?


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Q4 :  

Add -ly to each of the following adjectives, then use them to fill in the blanks.

perfect

near

kind

pleasant

eager

(i) Why didn't you turn up at the meeting? We all were _______ waiting for you.

(ii) _________ write your name and address in capital letters.

(iii) I was _________ surprised to see him at the railway station. I thought he was not coming.

(iv) It is _________ believable that I am not responsible for this mess.

(v) He fell over the step and _________ broke his arm.


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Q5 :  

What gave the people of the valley the idea that the prophecy was about to come true for the first time?


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Q6 :  

(i) Did Ernest see in Gathergold the likeness of the Stone Face?

(ii) Who did he confide in and how was he proved right?


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Q7 :  

(i) What made people believe General Blood-and-Thunder was their man?

(ii) Ernest compared the man's face with the Stone Face. What did he conclude?


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Working with language : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 131

Q1 :  

Complete each sentence below using the appropriate forms of the verbs in brackets.

(i) I _________ (phone) you when I _________ (get) home from school.

(ii) Hurry up! Madam _________ (be) annoyed if we _________ (be) late.

(iii) If it _________ (rain) today, we _________ (not) go to the play.

(iv) When you _________ (see) Mandal again, you _________ (not/recognise) him. He is growing a beard.

(v) We are off today. We _________ (write) to you after we _________ (be) back.


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