NCERT Solutions for Class 8 English Honeydew Chapter 10

NCERT Solutions for Class 8 English Honeydew Chapter 10 The Great Stone Face – II. Get here all the grammar part of chapter 10 of CBSE grade 8 English solved. Answers of comprehension check, working with the text and working with the language are given in simplified language.

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Class 8 English Honeydew Chapter 10 Question Answers

Class: 8English (Honeydew)
Chapter: 10The Great Stone Face – II
Contents:NCERT Solutions and Extra Questions

Comprehension Check on Page 132

Question
Write True or False against each of the following statements.
1. Ernest’s words reminded people of the wise old sayings. ______
2. Total strangers from far away, who visited Ernest in the valley, found his face familiar. ______
3. The Great Stone Face confirmed Ernest’s view that the poet could be worthy of its likeness. ______
4. When Ernest and the poet met, they respected and admired each other equally. ______
5. The poet along with Ernest addressed the inhabitants of the valley. ______
6. The poet realised that Ernest’s thoughts were far nobler than his own verses. ______




Answer
1. True
2. True
3. False
4. True
5. False
6. True

Working with the Text

Answer the following questions
How was Ernest different from others in the valley?

Earnest was a modest, diligent and considerate person. He was not a strange person like others. As he grew old, he became a well-known individual beyond the confines of valley. Many college professors and lively men of cities came to meet him. Earnest met those people with mild genuineness and spoke with them liberally with an open heart. He did good deeds and had unselfish love for others. He delivered thoughtful words from deep inside his heart. His words were powerful and spoke about the reality of his life. When he talked to his listeners, his face used to lighten and glow upon them. So, Earnest was different from others in the valley.

Why did Ernest think the poet was like the Stone Face?

The poet wrote songs with soaring or lofty thoughts. This poetry made its way to Earnest also. He used to read the poet’s poems and songs when he came back from his work and found them valuable. When the poet met Earnest, he seemed to be sensible, calm and kind. The Great Stone Face appeared to be coming forward to listen to his talk. So, Earnest began to think that the poet was like the Great Stone Face.

What did the poet himself say about his thoughts and poems?

The poet said that Ernest could hear the far-off voice of a blissful song in his thoughts and poems. However, he felt that his own life did not match with his thoughts. He had big and majestic dreams, but they were only dreams. At times he even lost faith in his own thoughts and beliefs.

What made the poet proclaim Ernest was the Stone Face?

The poet proclaimed that Earnest was the Stone Face because he kept an eye on him while he was in conversation with his viewers. Earnest spoke gently from the deepness of his heart and mind. The poet felt that Earnest’s life and disposition were a nobler strain of poetry than he had written. The poet found immense similarities between the hazy white clouds around the Great Stone Face and the white hair around the brows of Earnest. All this made the poet proclaim that Earnest himself was the Stone Face.

Who, by common consent, turned out to be like the Great Stone Face?

Ernest turned out to be like the Great Stone Face, by common consent.

Did Ernest believe that the old prophecy had come true? What did he say about it?

No, Ernest did not believe that the old prophecy had come true. All though everyone had approved that he was the likeness of the Great Stone Face but he wished that someone wise and better than him would appear, having a similarity or resemblance to the Great Stone Face.

Write “Ernest” or “Poet”, against each statement below.

    • (i) There was a gap between his life and his words.
    • (ii) His words had the power of truth as they agreed with his thoughts.
    • (iii) His words were as soothing as a heavenly song but only as useful as a vague dream.
    • (iv) His thoughts were worthy.
    • (v) Whatever he said was truth itself.
    • (vi) His poems were noble.
    • (vii) His life was nobler than all the poems.
    • (viii) He lacked faith in his own thoughts.
    • (ix) His thoughts had power as they agreed with the life he lived.
    • (x) Greatness lies in truth. Truth is best expressed in one’s actions. He was truthful, therefore he was great.




Answers

    • (i) Poet
    • (ii) Ernest
    • (iii) Poet
    • (iv) Ernest
    • (v) Ernest
    • (vi) Poet
    • (vii) Ernest
    • (viii) Poet
    • (ix) Ernest
    • (x) Ernest
Working with Language

Answer of Question 1
Mark the meaning that best fits the word or a phrase in the story.
(i) → (c) setting
(ii) → (b) lending (it) a special glow
(iii) → (b) big and wide
(iv) → (b) prediction
(v) → (a) wonderful
(vi) → (b) declare
(vii) → (b) stop
(viii) → (a) stay
(ix) → (b) stared at
(x) → (c) assumed

2 Which form of the verb is more natural in these sentences? Encircle your choice.

    • (a) I’m not free this evening. I will work/am working on a project.
      Answer: I’m not free this evening. I am working on a project.
    • (b) Have you decided where you will go for your higher secondary? Yes, I have. I will go/am going to the Kendriya Vidyalaya.
      Answer: Have you decided where you will go for your higher secondary? Yes, I have. I will go to the Kendriya Vidyalaya.
    • (c) Don’t worry about the dog. It won’t hurt/isn’t hurting you.
      Answer: Don’t worry about the dog. It won’t hurt you.
    • (d) The weatherman has predicted that it will snow/is snowing in Ranikhet tonight.
      Answer: The weatherman has predicted that it will snow in Ranikhet tonight.
    • (e) Swapna can’t go out this evening. Her father will come/is coming to see her.
      Answer: Swapna can’t go out this evening. Her father is coming to see her.



Complete these pieces of conversation using will or going to with the verbs given.
(a) Rani: Why are you turning on the radio?
Ravi: I am going to listen to the news.
(b) Rani: Oh, I can’t buy this book. I have no money.
Ravi: Don’t worry. I will lend you some.
(c) Rani: Look at those dark clouds.
Ravi: I think it is going to rain.
(d) Rani: What shall we have for dinner?
Ravi: I can’t decide.
Rani: Make up your mind.
Ravi: All right, then. We will have fried rice and dry beans.
(e) Rani: Why are you filling the kettle with water?
Ravi: I am going to make coffee.
(f) Rani: We need some bread and butter for breakfast.
Ravi: All right. I will go to the bakery and get some. (Before he goes out, Ravi talks to their father.)
Ravi: I am going to get some bread and butter. Do you want anything from the bakery?
Father: Yes, I want some salt biscuits.
Ravi: Fine, I will get you a pack.