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Honeydew Chapter 10 The Great Stone Face - II
  • NCERT Solution For Class 8 English Honeydew

    The Great Stone Face - II Here is the CBSE English Chapter 10 for Class 8 students. Summary and detailed explanation of the lesson, including the definitions of difficult words. All of the exercises and questions and answers from the lesson's back end have been completed. NCERT Solutions for Class 8 English The Great Stone Face - II Chapter 10 NCERT Solutions for Class 8 English The Great Stone Face - II Chapter 10 The following is a summary in Hindi and English for the academic year 2021-2022. You can save these solutions to your computer or use the Class 8 English.

    Question 2
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    How was Ernest different from others in the valley?

    Solution

    Ernest became recognized as a good and easy person of heart among the individuals. He was a person of humility, hard work and thought. From the depth of his core he used to give thoughtful phrases. He had become a well-known personality beyond the valley as he grew older.

    Question 3
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    Why did Ernest think the poet was like the Stone Face?

    Solution

    The poet's songs discovered a way to Ernest. After the job of his day, he read them and discovered them worthy. When Ernest was met by the poet. He looked smart, kind and gentle. So he started to believe the poet was like the Face of Stone.

    Question 4
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    What did the poet himself say about his thoughts and poems?

    Solution

    The poet said his songs were heavenly, and his dreams were grand. But his own life hadn't matched his ideas. He had great dreams, but they were just dreams. He even lacked faith in his winning ideas sometimes.

    Question 5
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    What made the poet proclaim Ernest was the Stone Face?

    Solution

    The poet, while speaking to his crowd, heard Ernest. Ernest spoke from the depths of his mind and heart. He thought the lives and personalities of Ernest himself were a more noble kind of poetry than he ever wrote. The poet found great similarities around the Great Stone Face between the misty white clouds and the white hairs around Ernest's brow. So, poet proclaimed the Stone Face to be Ernest himself.

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    Question 17
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    Did Ernest believe that the old prophecy had come true? What did he say about it?

    Solution

    No, Ernest didn't think the ancient prophecy was going to come true. Even though everyone had agreed that he was the resemblance of the Great Stone Face, he does not think that himself. He still hoped as he went home that some guy would appear wiser and better than himself, resembling the Great Stone Face.

    Question 19
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    Question 20
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    spacious

    • lonely and wild

    • big and wide

    • special and important

    Solution

    B.

    big and wide

    Question 21
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    prophecy

    • proverb

    • prediction

    • rumour

    Solution

    B.

    prediction

    Question 22
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    marvellous

    • wonderful

    • surprising

    • shocking

    Solution

    A.

    wonderful

    Question 23
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    proclaim

    • reveal

    • declare

    • shout

    Solution

    B.

    declare

    Question 24
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    cease

    • happen

    • stop

    • remain

    Solution

    B.

    stop

    Question 25
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    (a night’s) shelter

    • stay

    • safety

    • hospitality

    Solution

    A.

    stay

    Question 26
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    gazed

    • wandered about

    • stared at

    • thought of

    Solution

    B.

    stared at

    Question 27
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    took on (an expression)

    • challenged

    • resembled

    • assumed

    Solution

    C.

    assumed

    Question 28
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    Read the following sentences.

    (a) I do hope I’ll live to see him.
    (b) He will come! Fear not, Ernest; the man will come.
    (c) Gathergold is arriving tomorrow, people said.
    (d) Blood-and-Thunder starts his journey back to the valley next
    week, everyone proclaimed.
    (e) The great man is going to spend his old age in his native town.

    Notice that in the above sentences, verbs in bold type are in four different forms, denoting four important ways of expressing future time. None of these can be said to be exclusively used to show future time, though each is used to refer to some action in future.

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

    Solution

    (a) 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 to the Kendriya Vidyalaya.
    (c) Don’t worry about the dog. It won’t hurt you.
    (d) The weatherman has predicted that it will snow in Ranikhet tonight.
    (e) Swapna can’t go out this evening. Her father is coming to see her.

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    Question 32
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    Complete these pieces of conversation using will or going to with the verbs given.

    Rani: What shall we have for dinner?
    Ravi: I can’t decide.
    Rani: Make up your mind.
    Ravi: All right, then. We ___________ (have) fried rice and dry beans

    Solution

    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

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