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It So Happened Chapter 2 Children At Work
  • NCERT Solution For Class 8 English It So Happened

    Children At Work 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 Children At Work Chapter 2 NCERT Solutions for Class 8 English Children At Work 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

    Velu stood on the platform but he felt “as if he was still on a moving train”. Why?


    He was exhausted and tired. His legs have been wobbling. So he still felt on a moving train.

    Question 2

    What made him feel miserable?


    Two days ago, Velu ran away from home. Nothing he had eaten. He was lonely and hungry. He felt miserable, therefore.

    Question 3

    Velu travelled without a ticket why?

    Velu was running away from home. Therefore, he had no cash to purchase tickets, he traveled without a ticket.
    Question 4

    How did he escape the ticket collector's attention?


    Velu escaped the notice from the ticket collector because the collection of tickets did not reach the unreserved compartment he was traveling in.

    Question 5

    Why had velu run away from home?


    Velu had run away from home because he was beaten every day by his dad and grabbed the cash he won. He was no longer able to withstand it. So he ran away from home.

    Question 6

    Why did he decide to follow the ‘strange’ girl?


    He decided to follow the ' strange ' girl for not knowing where to go and what to do. Velu believed the girl was familiar with the town and could assist him.

    Question 7

    Can Velu read Tamil and English? How do you know?


    Velu was able to read Tamil, but not English. He couldn't comprehend what it meant when he saw the enormous signboard because it was in English. But he was able to read Central Jail and Kalyana Mandapam's name because it was in Tamil.

    Question 8

    “If you are not careful, you will soon be counting bars there,” the girl said.

    (i) What is she referring to?
    (ii) What does she mean when she says “If you are not careful...”?

    (She says something a little later which means the same. Find that sentence.)


    I She refers to prison, cell bars in central jail.
    (ii) In the following phrase, she describes. You have nothing to do. Don't just get caught. That's the whole thing. She informs Velu that if he is not cautious, he can be caught to move about idly.

    Question 9

    Where did the girl lead Velu to?


    The girl took Velu behind a Kalyana Mandapam in a garbage bin.

    Question 10

    What did they get to eat?


    Two bananas and a Vada could get.

    Question 11
    Question 12

    What material are the 'Strange hunts made out of?


    The weird cottages are made of sheets of metal, tyres, bricks, wood, plastic, etc.

    Question 13

    Why does Velu find them strange?


    Velu finds them strange as they differ from his village's buildings. There, mud and palm leaves make up the buildings.

    Question 14

    What sort of things did Jaya and children like her collect and what did they do with those things?


    Plastics, paper, glass, etc. are collected by Jaya and children. They sold that stuff to Jam Bazaar Jaggu, a dealer.

    Question 15

    Is Velu happy or unhappy to find work? Give a reason for your answer.


    Velu is happy to discover a work. He understands he can purchase his food and earn cash. He also hopes to later discover a better work.

    Question 16

    Is Velu a smart boy? Which instances in the text show that he is or isn't?


    1). Velu isn't an intelligent kid. He's arrived in Chennai but he doesn't know what to do. He's just sitting on a bench on his knees with his head.
    2.) Velu is too slow to decide: it requires too much time to think when Jaya offers him to discover food if he travels with her.
    3). Too Hesitant: Jaya must have dragged him across the theroad. He was reluctant and a car might have run over him. He scratches his head even when Jaya provides him a sack and a stick to go to work with her. But for Jaya, either he would have died hungry or he would have counted jail bars.

    Question 17

    Do you think Jaya is a brave and sensitive child with a sense of humour? Find instances of her courage, kind nature and humour in the text.

    < p > Jaya is a brave and sensitive girl. Her age was Velu but she was mature. She was a ragpicker and knew the city's way of living. She knew where to locate food and the police had to be cautious not to get caught. She's kind and sympathetic. She considers Velu being alone. She can know instantly that Velu is running away from home and is hungry. Jaya's too helpful. In a garbage bin, she discovers food. She's offering Velu a banana and Vada. She provides him a job of rag picking.

    < p > He's got a lot of humor. When Velu hesitates to cross the street, she asks him, 'What did you do? She asked him if he was there to become wealthy when she saw Velu sitting on the platform. < br > There are many more cases of usshe being a courageous and sensitive girl with a strong sense of humor and a willingness to assist others.

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