NCERT Solutions for Class 8 English It So Happened Chapter 6

The Fight Class 8

Chapter 6 The Fight Exercise Answers & Summary

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Comprehension check : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 49

Q1 :  

In what way is the forest pool different from the one which Ranji knewin the Rajputana desert?


Answer :

The forest pool was clean, cold and inviting, whereas the Rajputana desert had sticky, muddy pools where buffaloes wallowed and women washed clothes.

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Q2 :  

The other boy asked Ranji to 'explain' himself.

(i) What did he expect Ranji to say?

(ii) Was he, in your opinion, right or wrong to ask this question?


Answer :

(i)He expected Ranji to apologise to him and immediately leave the pool.

(ii)He was wrong to ask this question because the pool was in the forest. It was not his personal property.

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Q3 :  

Between Ranji and the other boy, who is trying to start a quarrel? Givea reason for your answer.


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Q4 :  

"Then we will have to continue the fight," said the other.

(i) What made him say that?

(ii) Did the fight continue? If not, why not?


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Q5 :  

What is it that Ranji finds difficult to explain at home?


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Q6 :  

Ranji sees his adversary in the bazaar.

(i) What does he wish to do?

(ii) What does he actually do, and why?


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Q7 :  

Ranji is not at all eager for a second fight. Why does he go back to thepool, then?


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Q8 :  

Is fighting the only way of resolving differences of opinion? What else can be done to reach a mutually acceptable settlement?


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Q9 :  

Have you ever been in a serious fight only to realize later that it was unnecessary and futile? Share you experience/views with others frankly and honestly.


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Q10 :  

Why do some of us find it necessary to prove that we are better than others? Will you be amused or annoyed to read the following sign at the back of the car in front of you?

I may be going slow but I am ahead of you.


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Q11 :  

Who was the better swimmer? How do you know it?


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Q12 :  

What surprises the warrior?


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Q13 :  

Now that they are at the pool, why don't they continue the fight?


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Q14 :  

Ranji's superiority over the other boy is obvious in the following:

physical strength, good diving, his being a fighter, sense of humour, swimming under water, making a good point, willingness to help.

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Q15 :  

What, according to you, makes the two adversaries turn into good friends in a matter of minutes? Explain it as you have understood it.


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