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Honeydew Chapter 2 The Tsunami | Geography Lesson
  • NCERT Solution For Class 8 English Honeydew

    The Tsunami | Geography Lesson Here is the CBSE English Chapter 2 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 Tsunami | Geography Lesson Chapter 2 NCERT Solutions for Class 8 English The Tsunami | Geography Lesson Chapter 2 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 1
    Question 2

    Sanjeev made it to safety after the tsunami.

    A. False
    Question 3

    Meghna was saved by a relief helicopter

    A. False
    Question 6

    Why did Tilly’s family come to Thailand?


    Tilly's family went to celebrate Christmas in Thailand.

    Question 7

    What were the warning signs that both Tilly and her mother saw?


    The warning signs that both saws were the water was swelling, and the beach grew lower and lower, and the ocean was growing slowly, and whirlpools began to foam, bubble, and form.

    Question 8

    Do you think Tilly’s mother was alarmed by them?


    Tilly's mother couldn't comprehend what was going on and she only realized when Tilly got scared that it was severe.

    Question 9

    Where had Tilly seen the sea behaving in the same strange fashion?


    In a video of a tsunami (shown in her geography class) that hit the Hawaiian Islands in 1946, Tilly had seen the ocean behaving in the same weird fashion.

    Question 10

    Where did the Smith family and the others on the beach go to escape from the tsunami?


    The Smiths family and the rest on the beach came to the hotel's third floor to escape the tsunami.

    Question 11

    How do you think her geography teacher felt when he heard about what Tilly had done in Phuket?


    Tilly's teacher of geography must have been proud of her as she used what she had learned in school to assist save so many lives.

    Question 12

    In the tsunami, 150,000 people died. How many animals died?


    In the tsunami, not many animals died. Because animals have more authority to feel the vibrations of the earth and come close to danger.

    Question 13

    How many people and animals died in Yala National Park?


    Sixty people died in the Yala National Park, with only two water buffaloes.

    Question 14

    What do people say about the elephants of Yala National Park?


    Elephants had began running away from the Patanagala beach about an hour before the tsunami hit by the people at Yala National Park.

    Question 15

    What did the dogs in Galle do?


    The dogs didn't go on the beach for their regular run.

    Question 16

    Discuss the following questions in class. Then write your own answers.

    When he felt the earthquake, do you think Ignesious immediately worried about a tsunami? Give reasons for your answer. Which sentence in the text tells you that the Ignesious family did not have any time to discuss and plan their course of action after the tsunami struck?


    No, Ignesious didn't believe about the tsunami when he felt the earthquake. He believed it was an normal earthquake. That's why he took off the table his television and placed it on the floor. In reality, after the tsunami hit, the Ignesious family had no time to discuss and schedule their course of action. That's why chaos and confusion only existed. The following obviously says this: 'Two of his kids caught hold of the hands of the dad of their mother and the brother of their mother in chaos and confusion and rushed in the opposite direction.'

    Question 18

    How are Meghna and Almas’s stories similar?


    Both Meghna and Alma lost their families. For days, they both kept floating in the ocean. Meghna floated on a wooden gate in the ocean for two days. A wave carried her to the coast. Similarly, Almus jumped up and fainted to a log of wood. In a hospital, she woke up. After the incident, both girls were traumatized. Although Meghna was seen walking in a daze on the seashore, Almus is not talking to anyone about the incident.

    Question 19

    What are the different ways in which Tilly’s parents could have reacted to her behaviour? What would you have done if you were in their place?


    Tilly's parents could have responded to her behavior in two ways.:
    1) The parents of Tilly didn't take her seriously. They attempted to calm her down thinking she was scared of something. As a consequence, the tsunami waves might have washed them away.
    2) They were careful parents, listening to their kid, and taking seriously her warning.

    If I had been in their location, I would have listened to her too and realized that a risk was approaching. I would therefore have hurried away from the beach, too.

    Question 20

    If Tilly’s award was to be shared, who do you think she should share it with — her parents or her geography teacher?


    Because of her teacher class, she has been able to save so many life, Tilly's prize has to be shared with her geography teacher.

    Question 21

    What are the two different ideas about why so few animals were killed in the tsunami? Which idea do you find more believable?


    The first concept is that animals have a sixth sense and can predict the risk to come. The second concept is that animals have the acute listening capacity that helps them hear or feel the vibration of the earth. The second concept is much more credible because it can be scientifically proven.

    Question 22

    Go through Part-I carefully, and make a list of as many words as you can find that indicate movement of different kinds. (There is one word that occurs repeatedly — count how many times!) Put them into three categories.

    • fast movement
    • slow movement
    • neither slow nor fast

    Can you explain why there are many words in one column and not in the others?

    Fast movement Slow movement neither slow nor fast
    rushed out
    swept away
    washed away


    There are more words in the first category as compared to the others because the incident (the tsunami) took place very quickly without giving timeto plan or think anything. It was a disaster and swept away everything very quickly.
    Question 29

    Suppose you are one of the volunteers who went to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands for relief work after the tsunami. You work in the relief camps, distributing food, water and medicine among the victims. You listen to the various stories of bravery of ordinary people even as they fight against odds to bring about some semblance of normalcy in their lives. You admire their grit and determination. Write a diary entry. You may start in this way. 31 December 2004 The killer tsunami struck these islands five days ago. But the victims are being brought in even now. Each one has a story to tell...


    31 December, 2004
    Five days ago, the Tsunami murderer hit these islands. But even now, hte vicitudes are being carried in.  Everyone has to say a tale. Between 10-14 years of age, I encountered three children who lost their mother, two siblings and their grandmother and uncle. They survived in a cooperative society in Katchal with their dad who is manager. They said their siblings took hold of their grandfacther and uncle and were swept away. Similarly, a giant wave washed away their mother.
    Two days ago, ten-year-old Meghan was taken from the coast by the resucue squad where she was walking in a daze. She was washed away by Tsunami along with her family and 77 other individuals, but she was the only fortunate fellow to have lives. She floated for two days on a wooden gate.
    Almas, Port Blair's 10-year-old college girl, is still traumatized, lost her aunts to her parents grandfathers and washed away by the waves as well, but somehow received a wooden log and saved her life. But what is the use of it?She has lost every beloved and is now an orphan.
    'Destiny plays a major part in life 'This line originates in practical here on the Andaman and Nicobar islands. Dead bodies, chaos, fear, crying and desperation are spreading all over the place.

    Question 30

    The story shows how a little girl saved the lives of many tourists when a tsunami struck the beach, thanks to the geography lesson that she had learnt at school.
    She remembered the visuals of a tsunami and warned her parents. Do you remember any incident when something that you learnt in the classroom helped you in some way outside the classroom?

    Write your experiences in a paragraph of about 90–100 words or narrate it to the whole class like an anecdote


    I and my parents went by vehicle to my grandparent's home. I was very happy to meet them, and I was desperate to satisfy them after a year. We'd sing, eat and enjoy music on the manner. The driver suddenly stopped the vehicle. We found on the road a man lying. We've got to see. He was a well-dressed middle agency guy lying on his motorcycle. The chest was having pain. Suddenly, I remembered my science lesson that I had a heart attack with pain on the left side of my chest, sweats, and a lot of difficulties in moving and breathing. In such a situation that my teacher taught us in the class, I remembered the first aid provided. I gave him the first aid that he felt better then I told my dad to lift him and bring him in our vehicle to the hospital.

    Question 31

    Find three or four phrases in stanzas one and two which are likely to occur in a geography lesson.


    (i)Seeing it scaled up to the mile for six inches.
    (ii)It looked haphazard on the floor, unplanned and stylish. (1st stanza)
    (iii) Rivers ran because of the populations of the valleys. (2nd stanza)

    Question 34

    Mention two things that are

    clear from the height.


    (i) There is more water on earth than on earth.
    (ii)Where the river flowed.

    Question 35

    Mention two things that are

    not clear from the height.


    (i) Build walls throughout the towns.
    (ii) What individuals do in the office, at home or at school.

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