NCERT Solutions for Class 8 English It So Happened Chapter 5

Princess September Class 8

Chapter 5 Princess September Exercise Answers & Summary

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Comprehension check : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 38

Q1 :  

How many daughters did the royal couple have?


Answer :

The royal couple had nine daughters.

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Q2 :  

Why were they named after the months of the year?


Answer :

They were named after the months of the year because the King and the Queen had many daughters, and it confused the Queen to have to remember so many names.

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Q3 :  

The King had a peculiar habit. What was it? Why is it called peculiar?


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Q4 :  

(i) What was Princess September's reaction to the loss of her parrot?

(ii) What was her mother's reaction to it?

(iii) What do the reactions indicate about the nature and temperament of each?


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Q5 :  

What pulled the Princess out of her gloom?


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Q6 :  

How did the Maids of Honour come to know that the Princess and the bird had become intimate friends?


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Q7 :  

The new bird was full of new songs but the old parrots always repeated themselves. What did they say?


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Q8 :  

What is the King's opinion about his Councillors? Why did he form that opinion?


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Q9 :  

(i) The eight Princesses made an offer to Princess September. What was it?

(ii) Why, in your view, did they do it?


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Q10 :  

What did the sisters advise the Princess to do about her bird?


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Q11 :  

In the following sentence elaborate the parts given in bold. Under the circumstances it was a very unfortunate remark for the bird to make.


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Q12 :  

(i) What did Princess September do to ensure the safety of her pet?

(ii) How did the bird react to it?


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Q13 :  

Why did the bird refuse to be taken out in her cage?


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Q14 :  

(i) What persuaded Princess September to give the bird his freedom again?

(ii) How did the bird react to it?


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Q15 :  

Princess September kept her window open day and night.

(i) How did it help the bird?

(ii) How did it help the Princess herself?


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Q16 :  

The eight sisters kept their windows shut. How did it affect them?


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Exercise : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 44

Q1 :  

Are the sisters unkind and cruel? Find evidence in the text to support your idea.


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Q2 :  

Which, to you, is the most important idea in this story, and why?

(i)importance of music

(ii) value of freedom

(iii) beauty of nature


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