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It So Happened Chapter 8 Jalebis
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    Jalebis 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 Jalebis Chapter 8 NCERT Solutions for Class 8 English Jalebis 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

    Why didn’t he pay the school fees on the day he brought money to school?


    The day he brought money to school, there was on leave the teacher who gathered the fee. Thus, on the day he brought the money, the child did not pay school fees.

    Question 2

    What were the coins ‘saying’ to him?


    He was told by the coins that the jalebis were supposed to be consumed, and ony could be consumed by those who had cash.

    Question 3

    Do you think they were misguiding him?


    Yes, I believe he was misguided because his pocket cash was for college charges, not jalebis.

    Question 4

    Why didn’t he take the coins’ advice? Give two or three reasons.


    He dind not take the coins advice because:
    (i) He thought he was a good boy..
    (ii) He had enough to eat at home, so he believed eating at home was a sin.. 
    (iii) He knew he couldn't pay the school fee if he spent the money on jalebis..

    Question 5

    What did the oldest coin tell him? 


    He knew he wanted to eat jalebis, the oldest coin said. He said the next day he would get the scholarship money, and he could pay his charges with that money. He was therefore able to purchase the jalebis.

    Question 6

    Did he follow his advice? If not, why not?


    No, he has not followed the advice of the coin. He wanted to eat jalebis, though. He thought he was in the class a very good boy and belonged to a family well-to-do. He thought eating jalebis in the middle of the road was below his status.

    Question 7

    He reached home with the coins in his pocket. What happened then?


    The coins in his pocket began screaming again. They were so keen to spend that he was unable to resist their desire. So he hurried to the halwai store and purchased one jalebis rupee worth.

    Question 8

    Why didn’t he eat all the jalebis he had bought?


    He didn't eat all the jalebis he had purchased because he couldn't eat them all. He had eaten too many jalebis, jalebis would have popped out of his ears and nostrils if anyone pressed his belly.

    Question 9

    What did he do with the remaining jalebis?


    He distributed the remaining jalebis to the children.

    Question 10

    “The fear was killing me.” What was the fear?


    He had eaten so much jalebis that with every burp it could pop out of his mouth.

    Question 11

    “Children’s stomachs are like digestion machines.” What do you understand by that? Do you agree?


    The author wants to say children's digestion is nice. They have more digestive diet than normal.

    Question 12

    Hw did he plan to pay the fees the next day? 


    He meant to pay the scholarship money for his charges.

    Question 13

    When it is time to pay the fees, what does he do? How is he disobeying the elders by doing so?


    He took his bag and left school when it was time to pay school charges. He continued to walk to the railway station. His eleders warned him that he would never cross the track. In this regard, he was going to disobey his elders.

    Question 14

    What was the consequence of buying jalebis with the fees money?


    He's been a great student. He was never away from school. Because he'd spent the jalebis fee cash. He was avoiding college. He was away from school in the fall.

    Question 15

    His prayer to God is like a lawyer's defence of a bad case. Does he argue his case well? What are the points he makes? 


    He claims that he did not understand that the next day he would not receive cash from the scholarship. He wouldn't spend the money if he knew this. He also said in his defense, though, that he said he had eaten all the jalebis. He shared it with other children.

    He admits his fault and promises in the future that he will never repeat it. But once he begged help.

    Question 16

    He offers to play a game with Allah Miyan. What is the game?


    He wants to play hid and seek with God. He'd be running to the signal. Then, God would put his college charges under a large rock secretly. He'd touch the signal and come back in the meantime.

    Question 17

    If God had granted his wish that day, what harm would it have caused him in later life? 


    He would never have learned from his mistake if God had granted his wish that day. He would have continued to do such wrongdoings, believing that after his persuasion God would save him.

    Question 18

    Did he get four rupees by playing the game? what did he get to see under the rock? 


    No. As he planned, he didn't get the money. Instead, under the rock he found a hairy worm.

    Question 19

    Select and read sentences that show

    (i) that the boy is tempted to eat

    (ii) that he is feeling guilty

    (iii) that he is justifying a wrong deed.


    (i) that the boy is tempted to eat
    'What are you thinking about? Those fresh, hot jalebis who come out of the Kadhao shop over there do not come out for anything. Jalebis are meant to eat them in their pocket. And money is not for nothing. Money is meant to be spent and only they spend it, who like jalebis.'
    (ii) They boy is feeling guilty
    'Order a farishta to pass by and drop in my pocket just four rupees. I promise I'll use them only to pay my charges and not eat jalebis'

    (iii) The boy is justifying a wrong deed
    'Okay, I admit I made a mistake. I didn't eat them all alone, though I also fed them to a lot of kids. If I knew the scholarship money would be given next month, I wouldn't have eaten t hem or fed it to others.

    Question 20

    Discuss the following points. 
    (i) Is the boy Intelligent? If so, what is the evidence of it?
    (ii) Does his outlook on the jalebis episode change after Class VIII? Does he see that episode in a new light?
    (iii) Why are coins made to 'talk;' in this story? What purpose does it serve?


    (i) The kid is smart. He has been winning a scholarship. With himself, he can believe and argue. He can believe about the implications of his actions rightly. But he's a human being. He can not put an end to his tentation of eating jalebis for too long.
    (ii) God does not send the boy's money before a miracle happens. The boy thinks it could be done by God and it wouldn't have harmed anyone. But his Outlook shifts after class 8. He realizes that if God granted such prayer to everyone, then no one would have to do any work. All you would do would be to pray and get what you asked for. God expects us to learn the things one asks for. God expects us to learn fresh stuff and to work hard to meet our requirements.
    (iii) They're saying they're talking money. He has a willingness to spend it and consume jalebis when the boy has money in his pocket. He wouldn't have been tempted like that if he had no money. < br > The coins are produced to speak in the story. In fact, the mind of the boy is in conflict. The coins express the jalebis ' desire to eat. But he is trying to suppress this urge.

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