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Honeydew Chapter 7 A Visit To Cambridge | When I Set Out For Lyonnesse
  • NCERT Solution For Class 8 English Honeydew

    A Visit To Cambridge | When I Set Out For Lyonnesse Here is the CBSE English Chapter 7 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 A Visit To Cambridge | When I Set Out For Lyonnesse Chapter 7 NCERT Solutions for Class 8 English A Visit To Cambridge | When I Set Out For Lyonnesse Chapter 7 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 5

    Did the prospect of meeting Stephen Hawking make the writer nervous? If so, why?


    Yes, Stephen Hawking's prospect of meeting made the author nervous. Stephen Hawking was the world's biggest scholar. He was the author of the book 'A Brief History of Time' of world renown. He was questionable as to whether he would be permitted to meet him for minutes or not at that time. He was also fed up with individuals who asked him to be courageous.

    Question 6

    Did he at the same time feel very excited? If so, why


    Yes, at the same time he felt very excited because Stephen Hawking was completely paralyzed, yet he made great accomplishments. This gave him the power to do better still.

    Question 7

    Guess the first question put to the scientist by the writer.


    The writer's first question to the scientist was 'You were very courageous, haven't you?' the narrator said.

    Question 8

    Stephen Hawking said, “I’ve had no choice.” Does the writer think there was a choice? What was it?


    Yes, the writer believed there was a decision for Stephen Hawking. In spite of his paralysis, he chose to live creatively.

    Question 9

    “I could feel his anguish.” What could be the anguish?


    The anxiety was that he discovered it very hard to express himself on his computer with the correct phrases. He was feeling frustrated. Although thoughts floated in his mind, he could not express himself freely.

    Question 10

    What endeared the scientist to the writer so that he said he was looking at one of the most beautiful men in the world?


    When the writer asked the scientist if he was upset when someone like the writer came and troubled him in his work, then with his one-way smile, the scientist replied yes. This endeavored the writer as he knew he was looking at one of the world's most lovely males without being sentimental or stupid.

    Question 11

    Read aloud the description of ‘the beautiful’ man. Which is the most beautiful sentence in the description?


    'Before you, the incandescence of a man is like a shed whose walls are worn so thin that you glimpse only the light inside.'

    Question 12

    If ‘the lantern’ is the man, what would its ‘walls’ be?


    If the man is ' the lantern, ' then his ' walls ' are a human body.

    Question 13

    What is housed within the thin walls?


    With the thin walls, the light of life (soul) is housed.

    Question 14

    What general conclusion does the writer draw from this comparison?


    The writer concludes that the eternal soul is within our body. Anything else is merely an accessory.

    Question 15

    What is the scientist’s message for the disabled?


    The message given to the disabled by Stephen Hawking is that they should focus on what they are good at. In imitating the ordinary individuals, it is stupid to waste time.

    Question 16

    Why does the writer refer to the guitar incident? Which idea does it support?


    When Stephen Hawking said that, Olympics are a waste of time for individuals with disabilities or disabilities.  The author has agreed with him. He remembered the years he was trying to play a big guitar. He was feeling defeated. So one night he demolished it. Its promotes the concept of Stephen Hawking that the disabled should focus solely on what they are good at.

    Question 17

    The writer expresses his great gratitude to Stephen Hawking. What is the gratitude for?


    (i) The Writer expressed his appreciation for his inspiration to Stephen Hawking.
    (ii) He expressed gratitude to Hawking for providing the courageous and creative life power and confidence. He thought he had met the earth's biggest and best man.

    Question 18

    Complete the following sentences taking their appropriate parts from both
    the boxes below.

    (i) There was his assistant on the line ...
    (ii) You get fed up with people asking you to be brave, ...
    (iii) There he was, ...
    (iv) You look at his eyes which can speak, ...
    (v) It doesn’t do much good to know ...


    • tapping at a little switch in his hand
    • and I told him
    • that there are people
    • as if you have a courage account
    • and they are saying something huge and urgent


    • trying to find the words on his computer.
    • I had come in a wheelchair from India.
    • on which you are too lazy to draw a cheque.
    • smiling with admiration to see you breathing still.
    • it is hard to tell what.


    (i) His assistant was on the line and I told him that I had come from India in a wheelchair.
    (ii) You're fed up with individuals asking you to be courageous as if you've got a courageous account you're too lazy to take a check.
    (iii) He tried to locate the phrases on his laptop at a little switch in his hand.
    (iv) You look at his eyes and they say something enormous and urgent, it's difficult to say what
    (v) Knowing that there are individuals smiling with admiration to see you still breathing does not do much good.

    Question 22

    Complete each sentence using the right form of the adjective given in brackets.
    (i) My friend has one of the _______ cars on the road. (fast)
    (ii) This is the _______ story I have ever read. (interesting)
    (iii) What you are doing now is _______ than what you did yesterday. (easy)
    (iv) Ramesh and his wife are both _______. (short)
    (v) He arrived _______ as usual. Even the chief guest came _______ then
    he did. (late, early)


    (i) My Friend has one of the fastest cars on the road.
    (ii) This is the most interesting story I have ever read.
    (iii) What you are doing now is easier than what you did yesterday
    (iv) Ramesh and his wife are both short.
    (v) The arrived late as usual. Even the chief guest came earlier than he did.

    Question 24

    (a) Something happened at Lyonnesse. It was:

    (i) improbable.
    (ii) Impossible
    (iii) Unforeseenable

    (b) Pick out two lines from stanza (2) to justify your answer.


    (a) At Lyonnesse something occurred. It was:
    (i) Improbable
    (ii)  Unforeseenable
    (b) No prophet durst declare;
    Nor did the wises wizard guess what would bechance at Lyonnesse.

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