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Honeydew Chapter 8 A Short Monsoon Diary | On The Grasshopper And Cricket
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    A Short Monsoon Diary | On The Grasshopper And Cricket Here is the CBSE English Chapter 8 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 Short Monsoon Diary | On The Grasshopper And Cricket Chapter 8 NCERT Solutions for Class 8 English A Short Monsoon Diary | On The Grasshopper And Cricket Chapter 8 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
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    Why is the author not able to see Bijju?

    Solution

    Due to the mist that hid the mountains, the author could not see Bijju. So he was able to hear Bijju's voice but not see him.

    Question 2
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    What are the two ways in which the hills appear to change when the mist comes up?

    Solution

    The hills cover with silence when the mist rises. When the mist rises, it also hides the mountains with its cover blanket.

    Question 3
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    When does the monsoon season begin and when does it end? How do you prepare to face the monsoon?

    Solution

    Monsoon season starts in mid-June and ends in August's last week. To face the monsoon, we purchase umbrellas, raincoats.

    Question 4
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    Which hill-station does the author describe in this diary entry?

    Solution

    Mussoorie has been defined by the author.

    Question 5
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    For how many days does it rain without stopping? What does the author do on these days?

    Solution

    It was raining for eight or nine days without stopping. The author has nothing but to sit in the room and look at a few bobbing umbrellas out of the window.

    Question 6
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    Where do the snakes and rodents take shelter? Why?

    Solution

    Because all burrows and holes are filled with rain water, the snakes and rodents take refuge in towers, attics and godowns.

    Question 7
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    What did the author receive in the mail?

    Solution

    In the mail, the author got a check.

    Question 8
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    Look carefully at the diary entries for June 24-25, August 2 and March 23. Now write down the changes that happen as the rains progress from June to March.

    Solution

    June 24 is the monsoon mist's first day. The mist dissimulates the mountains. It covers the mountains with a silence cover. The actual shower of the monsoon is coming on June 25. < br>
    By August 2, it continually rained without stopping for eight or nine days. The monsoon gets tired of the individuals. No storm, no thunder, only a continuous downpour in the tropics. People avoid the noise of raindrops falling on their roofs in their homes. In the towers, attics and godowns, snakes and rodents take refuge. < br>
    March 23 announces winter's end. After a hailstorm, the sky begins to become clear. And in the clear sky a rainbow begins to form. One can appreciate this rainbow sight that demonstrates nature's beauty.

    Question 9
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    Why did the grandmother ask the children not to kill the Chuchundar?

    Solution

    It is an old belief that shrews bring money. Thus, grandmother asked the children not to kill the Chuchundar.

    Question 10
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    What signs do we find in Nature which show that the monsoons are about to end?

    Solution

    It is starting to appear wild balsam, dahlias, begonias and ground orchids. Cobra lily's seeds are turning red. These mean the moonsoon is about to stop.

    Question 11
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    Complete the following sentences.

    Bijju is not seen but his voice is heard because __________________.

    Solution

    Bijju is not seen, but because there was mist everywhere, his voice is heard.

    Question 12
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    Complete the following sentences.

    The writer describes the hill station and valley as __________________.

    Solution

    The writer describes the hill station and valley as  ' A paradise that might have been'.

    Question 13
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    Complete the following sentences.

    The leopard was successful in __________________ but had to flee when ______________________________________________________.

    Solution

    The leopard was successful in 'lifting a dog but has to flee when Bijju's mother approached screaming imprecations.

    Question 14
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    Complete the following sentences.

    The minivets are easily noticed because __________________.

    Solution

    The minivets are easily noticed because they are bright red coloured.

    Question 15
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    Complete the following sentences.

    It looks like a fashion display on the slopes when __________________.

    Solution

    It looks like a fashion display on the slopes when ground orchids, manuve lady's slipper and the white butterfly rear their head together.

    Question 16
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    During the monsoon season, snakes and rodents are found in roofs and attics because __________________________.

    Solution

    During monsoon swason, snakes and rodents are found in roofs and attics because the burrows and holes get filled with water.

    Question 17
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    ‘Although tin roofs are given to springing unaccountable leaks, there is a feeling of being untouched by, and yet in touch with, the rain.’

    (i) Why has the writer used the word, ‘springing’?
    (ii) How is the writer untouched by the rain?
    (iii) How is the writer in touch with the rain at the same time?

    Solution

    (i) The term ' springing ' implies to evolve suddenly. The roof of the housewas corrugated tin and hole / leaks were uneven..
    (ii) The writer, as he was in the house, did not get entirely wet by the rain. He was therefore untouched by the rain.
    (iii) At the same moment, the writer was in contact with the rain because by listening to his drumming noise on the corrugated tin ceiling, he could feel the rain. 

    Question 18
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    Mention a few things that can happen when there is endless rain for days together?

    Solution

    Everything becomes soggy and damp. There's no room to go for anyone. One in his space is closed. Rodents, snakes and insects come to shelter in the house.

    Question 19
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    What is the significance of cobra lily in relation to the monsoon season, its beginning and end?

    Solution

    It is the cobra lilies that surface first at the start of the monsoon and at the end of the season the flower seeds begin to turn red. It means that the moonsoon will come to an end.

    Question 21
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    Question 22
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    Here are some words from the lesson which describe different kinds of sounds.

    drum, swish,tinkle, caw, drip


    Match these words with their correct meanings.

    (a) to fall in small drops
    (b) to make a sound by hitting a surface repeatedly
    (c) to move quickly through the air, making a soft sound
    (d) harsh sound made by birds
    (e) ringing sound (of a bell or breaking glass, etc.)

    Solution

    (a) to fall in small drops - drip
    (b) to make a sound by hitting a surface repeatedly - drum
    (c) to move quickly through air, amking a soft sound - swish
    (d) harsh sound made by birds - caw
    (e) ringing sound/of a bell of breaking glass - tinkle

    Question 26
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    ‘The poetry of earth’ is not made of words. What is it made of, as suggested in the poem?

    Solution

    ' The poetry of earth ' is not produced up of words, but it is made up of the songs of a grasshopper and cricket that these insects sing the music.

    Question 28
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    Find in the poem lines that match the following.

    The cricket’s song has a warmth that never decreases.

    Solution

    The song of the cricket, growing ever more warmly.

    Question 30
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    The poetry of earth continues round the year through a cycle of two seasons. Mention each with its representative voice.

    Solution

    That's the grasshopper's –in summer luxury he takes the lead. With his pleasure, he's never performed. On a solitary winter night when the frost was silent, their shrills from the rock. The song of the cricket, growing in warmth.

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