NCERT Solutions for Class 8 English It So Happened Chapter 8

Jalebis Class 8

Chapter 8 Jalebis Exercise Answers & Summary

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Comprehension check : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 65

Q1 :  

Why didn't he pay the school fees on the day he brought money toschool?


Answer :

He did not pay the school fees on the day he brought money to school because Master Ghulam Mohammed (the teacher who collected the fees) was on leave, and it would be collected the next day.

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Q2 :  

(i) What were the coins 'saying' to him?

(ii) Do you think they were misguiding him?


Answer :

(i)The coins were asking him to buy the jalebis. They said that those fresh, hot jalebiswere not coming out for nothing. Jalebiswere meant to be eaten, and only those with money in their pocket could eat them. They also said that money was meant to be spent, and only those who liked jalebisspent it.

(ii)Yes, they were misguiding him. Even though the money was for the payment of fees, they urged him to spend all on jalebis.

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Q3 :  

Why didn't he take the coins' advice? Give two or three reasons.


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Q4 :  

(i) What did the oldest coin tell him?

(ii) Did he follow his advice? If not, why not?


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Q5 :  

He reached home with the coins in his pocket. What happened then?


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Q6 :  

(i) Why didn't he eat all the jalebis he had bought?

(ii) What did he do with the remaining jalebis?


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Q7 :  

"The fear was killing me." What was the fear?


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Q8 :  

Children's stomachs are like digestion machines.” What do youunderstand by that? Do you agree?


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Q9 :  

How did he plan to pay the fees the next day?


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Q10 :  

When it is time to pay the fees, what does he do? How is he disobeyingthe elders by doing so?


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Q11 :  

Select and read sentences that show

  • that the boy is tempted to eat jalebis

  • that he is feeling guilty.

  • that he is justifying a wrong deed


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Q12 :  

What was the consequence of buying jalebis with the fees money?


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Q13 :  

Discuss the following points.

  • Is the boy intelligent? If so, what is the evidence of it?

  • Does his outlook on the jalebis episode change after class VIII? Does he see that episode in a new light?

  • Why are coins made to 'talk' in this story? What purpose does it serve?


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Q14 :  

His prayer to God is like a lawyer's defence of a bad case. Does heargue his case well? What are the points he makes?


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Q15 :  

He offers to play a game with Allah Miyan. What is the game?


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Q16 :  

Did he get four rupees by playing the game? What did he get to seeunder the rock?


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Q17 :  

If God had granted his wish that day, what harm would it have causedhim in later life?


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