NCERT Solutions for Class 8 English Honeydew Chapter 9

NCERT Solutions for Class 8 English Honeydew Chapter 9 The Great Stone Face – I. Get here all the answers of comprehension check questions and chapter end exercises questions.

All the questions of grade 8 English Chapter 9 is well explain so that students can understand easily.Working with the text, working with the language and other grammar section’s questions are also given here with answers.

Class 8 English Honeydew Chapter 9 Question Answers

Class: 8English (Honeydew)
Chapter: 9The Great Stone Face – I
Contents:NCERT Solutions and Important Questions

Comprehension check on Page 125

Write “True” or “False” against each of the following statements.
1. The Great Stone Face stood near where Ernest and his mother lived. ______
2. One would clearly distinguish the features of the Stone Face only from a distance. ______
3. Ernest loved his mother and helped her in her work. ______
4. Though not very rich, Gathergold was a skilful merchant. ______
5. Gathergold died in poverty and neglect. ______
6. The Great Stone Face seemed to suggest that Ernest should not fear the general. ______




Answers:
1. False
2. True
3. True
4. False
5. True
6. False

Working with the Text

Answer the following questions
What was the Great Stone Face?

The Great Stone Face was the work of natural world which was formed on the side of a mountain by some massive rocks. These rocks had been put together in such a position so that, when seen from far, they look like a human face. If the viewer or the watcher tries to approach it from too near, the outline of the face disappears into a pile of extremely large rocks. It was the believed by many people that credit of village’s fertility goes to the gentle face of the Great Stone that was continuously looking over it.

What did young Ernest wish when he gazed at it?

Young Ernest gazed at the Great Stone‘s Face and smiled at him. He wished that it could speak because it looked very kind and gentle. He wanted its voice to be pleasant. He would love the man to a great extent whoever had such a face.

What was the story attributed to the Stone Face?

The story that was attributed to the Stone Face was that at some point in the future, a child would be born there, and he would be proposed to become the extreme and the utmost noblest person of his time. His face, in manhood, would be exactly similar to the Great Stone’s Face.

What gave the people of the valley the idea that the prophecy was about to come true for the first time?

There was a gossip in the valley that the great man who looked like the Great Stone Face had appeared at last. A young man, Gathergold had left the valley and matured into a rich merchant when he became old. He then decided to go again to his native valley where he used to live. He was a look alike of the Great Stone Face which made the people living in the valley think that the prophecy was about to come true for the first time.

Did Ernest see in gather gold the likeness of the Stone Face?

No, Ernest did not see the likeness of the Great Stone Face in Gathergold. According to him, he did not have the faithfulness, gentleness and softness on his face which was there on the Great Stone’s Face.

Who did he confide in and how was he proved right?

Ernest confided in his own heart that the Gathergold was not the exact person he had been waiting for. He was proved right because Gathergold died after sometime. He was a poor man. All the people also realised that he had no likeness with the stone face.

What made people believe General Blood-and-Thunder was their man?

General Blood-and-Thunder was a soldier when he rose to his current place. He wanted to come back to his native valley. The inhabitants of the valley said that he had the likeness of the Great Stone Face. His childhood friends were also of the opinion that he had always looked like the Great Stone Face. It made people believe ‘General Blood-and-Thunder’ was their man.

Ernest compared the man’s face with the Stone Face. What did he conclude?

Ernest compared the face of Blood-and-thunder with the Great Stone Face. He could not find any similarity between them. His heart assured him that the General was not the right person he was waiting for. So Ernest concluded that the greatest and the noblest man of his time bearing the resemblance to the Great Stone Face had yet to come.




Working with Language

Question 1
Write the noun forms of the following words by adding -ness or -ity to them appropriately. Check the spelling of the new words.
(i) lofty ______________ (vi) enormous ______________
(ii) able ______________ (vii) pleasant ______________
(iii) happy ______________ (viii) dense ______________
(iv) near ______________ (ix) great ______________
(v) noble ______________ (x) stable ______________

Answer 1
(i) loftiness
(ii) ability
(iii) happiness
(iv) nearness
(v) nobility
(vi) enormity
(vii) pleasantly
(viii) density
(ix) greatness
(x) stability

Question 2
Add -ly to each of the following adjectives, then use them to fill in the blanks.
perfect near kind pleasant eager
(i) Why didn’t you turn up at the meeting? We all were _______ waiting for you.
(ii) _________ write your name and address in capital letters.
(iii) I was _________ surprised to see him at the railway station. I thought he was not coming.
(iv) It is _________ believable that I am not responsible for this mess.
(v) He fell over the step and _________ broke his arm.




Answer 2
(i) Why didn’t you turn up at the meeting? We all were eagerly waiting for you.
(ii) Kindly write your name and address in capital letters.
(iii) I was pleasantly surprised to see him at the railway station. I thought he was not coming.
(iv) It is perfectly believable that I am not responsible for this mess.
(v) He fell over the step and nearly broke his arm.

Question 3
Complete each sentence below using the appropriate forms of the verbs in brackets.
(i) I _________ (phone) you when I _________ (get) home from school.
(ii) Hurry up! Madam _________ (be) annoyed if we _________ (be) late.
(iii) If it _________ (rain) today, we _________ (not) go to the play.
(iv) When you _________ (see) Mandal again, you _________ (not/recognise) him. He is growing a beard.
(v) We are off today. We _________ (write) to you after we _________ (be) back.

Answer 3
(i) I will phone you when I will get home from school.
(ii) Hurry up! Madam will be annoyed if we will be late.
(iii) If it rains today, we will not go to the play.
(iv) When you see Mandal again, you will not recognize him. He is growing a beard.
(v) We are off today. We will write to you after we are back.



Speaking and Writing

Question: Imagine you are Ernest. Narrate the story that his mother told him. Begin like this: My mother and I were sitting at the door of our cottage. We were looking at the Great Stone Face. I asked her if she had ever seen anyone who looked like the Stone Face. Then she told me this story.
Answer: One fine day, my mother and I were sitting at the door of our cottage. Our eyes were stuck at the Great Stone Face. All of a sudden, a question came to my mind and I asked my mom if she had seen anybody who resembled the face of Great Stone. On hearing this mom told a story related to prediction of that Great Stone Face. She also told that there is a conviction that one day a child having similar looks like the Great Stone Face, in manhood, would take birth nearby and would be intended to be the noblest and the best person of his time. Some people believed in this old prediction and others believed it to be a redundant tale.