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It So Happened Chapter 5 Princess September
  • NCERT Solution For Class 8 English It So Happened

    Princess September 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 Princess September Chapter 5 NCERT Solutions for Class 8 English Princess September 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

    How many daughters did the royal couple have?


    The Royal couple had nine daughters.

    Question 2

    Why were they named after the months of the year?


    After the months of the year, all children were named because the queen found it hard to remember their names. She was mistaken frequently.

    Question 3

    The king had a peculiar habit. What was it? Why is it called Peculiar?


    The king used to give presents rather than receiving them on his birthdays. People usually get and appreciate getting presents on their birthdays. The behavior of the king was just contrary to others. So it's called strange.

    Question 4

    What was Princess September’s reaction to the loss of her parrot?


    At the loss of her parrot, Princess September was very sad. She burst into tears and was unable to console her by her maid.

    Question 5

    What was her mother’s reaction to it?


    The queen was furious with her dumb conduct. She told the maids without supper to bring her to bed.

    Question 6

    What do the reactions indicate about the nature and temperament of each?


    The behavior of the princess September indicates that she was a delicate, sentimental and kind girl with a heart. The behavior of the queen is not very rough. She did not know the sorrow and consolation of her daughter.

    Question 7

    What pulled the Princess out of her gloom?


    The little bird's arrival and her pleasant song pulled her out of her darkness.

    Question 8

    The new bird was full of new songs but the old parrots always repeated themselves. What did they say?


    The ancient parrots might say 'God save the king'. In seven Oriental Languages, the might also say 'Pretty Polly.'

    Question 9

    What is the King’s opinion about his Councillors? Why did he form that opinion?


    The kings thought that they had the same councilors as the Parrots. In seven different ways they could say the same thing, but it didn't make sense. This was comparable to how the parrots kept in seven distinct languages repeating ' Pretty Polly. '

    Question 10

    The eight Princesses made an offer to Princess September. What was it?


    The parrot of Princess September was dead. The eight princesses provided to purchase for her a lovely green and yellow parrot.

    Question 11

    Why, in your view, did they do it?


    They were jealous of the nice songs of her little bird. Everybody praised the lovely song sung by the bird, and their parrots said nothing fresh. They wanted to give up the singing bird in September and have a parrot.

    Question 12

    What did the sisters advise the Princess to do about her bird?


    The Princesses was told by the princesses to maintain her bird in the cage and maintain it there.

    Question 13

    In the following sentence elaborate the parts given in bold. Under the circumstances, it was a very unfortunate remark for the bird to make.


    Under the circumstances: Her sisters advised her to maintain her bird in a cage and never let it go free as it could leave her. She feared that she might be forgotten or that the bird might begin to like someone else. She was scared of loosing her little bird.

    A very unfortunate remark: Upon returning, the bird said it almost returned that night as its dad gave a party in law and wanted it to remain. This affirmation verified her concerns.

    Question 14

    What did Princess September do to ensure the safety of her pet?


    To guarantee her pet's safety, Princess September placed the bird in a golden cage.

    Question 15

    How did the bird react to it?


    Surprisingly, the birds were taken. He wasn't going to be in a cage. But he was somewhat consoled to imagine he'd be let out in the morning. He ate the dinner and went to bed.

    Question 16

    Why did the bird refuse to be taken out in her cage?


    Princess September promised to take the bird out to see the trees, the fields and the lake every day. But her bid was denied by the bird. He requested complete liberty. He said that seeing the heavens and the fields inside the cage were not the same things as watching them free.

    Question 17

    What persuaded Princess September to give the bird his freedom again?


    The singing and eating of the birds stopped. The next morning, the princess found the bird almost dead. He'd stopped taking something. This convinced the princess to release the bird.

    Question 18

    How did the bird react to it?


    The bird was very happy with the princess and thankful. He promised to come back and forth to her. He assured her he'd sing ever fresh songs to her.

    Question 19

    Princess September kept her window open day and night.

    (i) How did it help the bird?
    (ii) How did it help the Princess herself?


    (i) The open windows enabled the bird to fly in and out of the room in September. Whenever he wanted to see her, he came. The sight of rice fields and lakes assisted him to sing more sweetly and better.
    (ii) The princess also benefited from this arrangement. She has had a regular visitor who has entertained her with his songs that make her happy.

    Secondly, she gets fresh air that improves her beauty. She grew so lovely that she became Cambodia's queen.

    Question 20

    The eight sisters kept their windows shut. How did it affect them?


    For keeping their windows closed, the eight sisters paid a heavy cost. The eight sisters were unable to get the nourishment of nature. As a consequence, they became hideous and unpleasant. They were lastly married off councilors from the king.

    Question 21

    Are the sisters unkind and cruel? Find evidence in the text to support your idea.


    Yes, it's very obvious that the eight sisters were bird jealous and cruel to it. They recommended September to be firm with her pet in the cage. They said ungrateful was the bird. ' If he's stubborn and dies, it's going to serve him well and you're going to get rid of him. They've said that.

    Question 22

    Which, to you, is the most important ideas in this story, and why?

    (a) the importance of music
    (b) the value of freedom
    (c) Beauty of nature


    The story's most significant concept is that freedom is a precious thing. There can be no amount of cash and comfort to lose freedom. Princess September placed the bird in the golden cage in this story as it gave all the comfort. But bird didn't like the comfort, in his gilded cage he fainted and lay dying. It demonstrates that more essential than anything else is the value of freedom.

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