NCERT Solutions for Class 8 English It So Happened Chapter 3

The Selfish Giant Class 8

Chapter 3 The Selfish Giant Exercise Answers & Summary

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Comprehension check : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 20

Q1 :  

Why is the Giant called selfish?


Answer :

The Giant is called selfish because he did not let the children play in his garden. He drove them out, built a high wall around his garden, and put up a board that read 'Trespassers will be prosecuted. '

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Q2 :  

On one occasion the children said: "How happy we are here!"

Later they said: "How happy we were there!"

What are they referring to in both the cases?


Answer :

In the first case, they are referring to the Giant's garden where they would play while returning from school. They had a great time whenever they played in the garden.

In the second case, they are again referring to the garden; talking about how happy they were before the Giant stopped them from playing in his garden.

In both the cases, the children are referring to the Giant's garden.

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Q3 :  

(i) When spring came, it was still winter in the garden. What does winter stand for or indicate here?

(ii) Winter has been presented like a story with its own characters and their activities. Describe the story in your own words.


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Q4 :  

Was the Giant happy or sad over the state of the garden?


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Q5 :  

What effect did the linnet's song have over Hail and the North Wind?


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Q6 :  

The little child's hands and feet had marks of nails. Who does the child remind you of? Give a reason for your answer.


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Q7 :  

(i) The Giant saw a most wonderful sight. What did he see?

(ii) What did he realise on seeing it?


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Q8 :  

Is there something like this garden near where you live? Would you like one (without the Giant perhaps) and why? What would you do to keep it in good shape?


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Q9 :  

Why was it still winter in one corner of the garden?


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Q10 :  

Describe the first meeting of the little boy and the Giant.


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Q11 :  

Describe their second meeting after a long interval.


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Q12 :  

The Giant lay dead, all covered with white blossoms. What does this sentence indicate about the once selfish Giant?


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