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Honeydew Chapter 5 The Summit Within | The School Boy
  • NCERT Solution For Class 8 English Honeydew

    The Summit Within | The School Boy Here is the CBSE English Chapter 5 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 Summit Within | The School Boy Chapter 5 NCERT Solutions for Class 8 English The Summit Within | The School Boy Chapter 5 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 4

    What are the three qualities that played a major role in the author’s climb?


    (i) Endurance, (ii) persistence and (iii) The authority played a significant part in the ascent of the author.

    Question 5

    Why is the adventure, which is risky, also pleasurable?


    When an adventure is finished, it becomes a life-long pleasure. According to the author, there is the felling of 'exhilaration, the pleasure of having made some feeling of a fight fought and won' when the summit is reached Everest. There's a sense of victory and happiness.

    Question 6

    What was it about Mount Everest that the author found irresistible?


    The author found Mount Everest irresistible because it was one of of the largest and most powerful hills, and many unsuccessful attempts had been made to conquer it. He was intrigued by the beauty and majesty of the hills. He discovered it irresistible for that reason.

    Question 7

    One does not do it (climb a high peak) for fame alone. What does one do it for, really?


    To become popular alone, one does not climb high peak. The after-effects of a high peak climbing are satisfactory. It is physical, emotional and spiritual to climb experience. One who has been to the top of a mountain becomes aware of his own smallness.

    Question 9

    What were the “symbols of reverence” left by members of the team on Everest?


    The reverence symbols provided by the climbing team members at the top of Everest were as follows..
    1) ⠀Guru Nanak's picture left by H.P.S.Ahluwalia.(Author)
    2) A picture of Mr Rawat's Goddess Durga.
    3) A Buddha's relic left by Phu Dorji, and.
    4) A cross left by Edmund Hillary.

    Question 10

    What, according to the writer, did his experience as an Everester teach him?


    According to the writer, with powerful determination, his experience as an Everester has instructed how to face the problems. It also instructed him to look inside at the higher-than-Everest inner summit.

    Question 11

    Write a sentence against each of the following statements. Your sentence should explain the statement. You can pick out sentences from the text and rewrite them. The first one has been done for you.

    (i) The experience changes you completely.
    One who has been to the mountains is never the same again.

    (ii) Man takes delight in overcoming obstacles. _________________________________________

    (iii) Mountains are nature at its best. _________________________________________

    (iv) The going was difficult but the after-effects were satisfying. _________________________________________

    (v) The physical conquest of a mountain is really a spiritual experience. ____________________________


    (i) One who has been to the mountains is never the same again. 
    (ii) In man there is an eternal adventure love. It is delightful to demonstrate endurance, persistence and willingness to overcome excellent problems.

    (iii) Mountains ' beauty and majesty present a huge challenge. They are a tool for communion with God.

    (iv) The writer and party has gained fame all over the world. He had a sense of satisfaction.

    (v) One receives a feeling of satisfaction. To rise above one's surroundings is the fulfillment of a profound urge.

    Question 13

    Write the noun forms of the following words adding -ance or -ence to each.

    (i) endure ________________
    (ii) persist ________________
    (iii) signify ________________
    (iv) confide ________________
    (v) maintain ________________
    (vi) abhor ________________


     Words                 (Noun forms)
    (i) endure  =         endurance   
    (ii) persist =         persistence
    (iii) signify =         significance
    (iv) confide =        confidence
    (v) maintain =       maintenance 
    (vi) abhor    =       abhorrence

    Question 14

    Match words under A with their meanings under B.

    A. Remote (i) difficult to overcome
    B. means (ii) most prominent
    C. dominant (iii) be overcome/overpowered
    D. formidable (iv) methods 
    E. overwhelmed (v) far away from





    far away from








    most prominent




    difficult to overcome




    be overcome/overpowered

    Question 16

    Find three or four words/phrases in stanza 1 that reflect the child's happiness and joy.


    I love to rise, the skylark singing with me when the birds sing, O! What a nice business.

    Question 17

    In stanza 2, the mood changes. Which words/phrases reflect the changed mood?


    'It drives away all joy' under an exhausted cruel eye, sighing and dismaying.

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