NCERT Solutions for Class 8 English It So Happened Chapter 2

Children at Work Class 8

Chapter 2 Children at Work Exercise Answers & Summary

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Comprehension check : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 9

Q1 :  

Velu stood on the platform but he felt "as if he was still on a moving train". Why?


Answer :

Velu stood on the platform but felt as if he was still on a moving train because his legs were still wobbly and shaky after the journey to Chennai. Usually, the effect of a moving train stays for some time after the end of the journey.

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Q2 :  

What made him feel miserable?


Answer :

Velu felt miserable and exhausted because he had run away from his village two days ago and had not eaten anything except some peanuts and a piece of jaggery for the last two days.

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Q3 :  

(i) Velu travelled without a ticket. Why?

(ii) How did he escape the ticket collector's attention?


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Q4 :  

Why had Velu run away from home?


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Q5 :  

Why did he decide to follow the 'strange' girl?


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Q6 :  

Can Velu read Tamil and English? How do you know?


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Q7 :  

“If you are not careful, you will soon be counting bars there,” the girl said.

(i) What is she referring to?

(ii) What does she mean when she says “If you are not careful...”?

(She says something a little later which means the same. Find that sentence.)


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Q8 :  

(i) Where did the girl lead Velu to?

(ii) What did they get to eat?


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Q9 :  

What work did she do? Think of a one-word answer.


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Q10 :  

(i) What material are the 'strange' huts made out of?

(ii) Why does Velu find them strange?


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Q11 :  

What sort of things did Jaya and children like her collect and what didthey do with those things?


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Q12 :  

Is Velu happy or unhappy to find work? Give a reason for your answer.


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Exercise : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 16

Q1 :  

Is Velu a smart boy? Which instances in the text show that he is or isn't?


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Q2 :  

Do you think Jaya is a brave and sensitive child with a sense of humour? Find instances of her courage, kind nature and humour in the text.


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Q3 :  

What one throws away as waste may be valuable to others. Do you find this sentence meaningful in the context of this story? How?


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