Solutions provided by NCERT for Class 8 All students who are enrolled in the eighth grade of the CBSE are strongly encouraged to take English. Class 8 Exciting things may be found in the Indian educational system. The students are under pressure to do well on these school unit examinations as well as other tests, but they also want to mingle with their peers, have fun, and be actively engaged in sports. Students in class 8 who want to perform well in English courses and enhance their results on a unit exam may study such subjects from the NCERT.
The NCERT answers for class 8 English can be found on this page. These solutions cover all of the class 8 English chapters. In English grade 8, there are a total of 18 chapters. The answers provided by SWC NCERT are widely recognized and followed by toppers and instructors from a variety of CBSE institutions.
NCERT SOLUTIONS FOR CLASS 8 ENGLISH CHAPTER 11 THE ANT AND THE CRICKET – Exercises
Question 1. The cricket says, “Oh! What will become of me?” When does he say it, and why?
Solution : The cricket said the given line when it found that its cupboard was empty and winter had arrived. It could not find a single crumb to eat on the snow covered ground and there were no flowers or leaves on the tree. It wondered what would become of it because it was getting cold and since there was nothing to eat, it would starve and die.
(i) Find in the poem the lines that mean the same as “Neither a borrower nor a lender be” (Shakespeare).
(ii) What is your opinion of the ant’s principles?
(i) The lines in the poem that mean the same as “Neither a borrower nor a lender be” are ‘But we ants never borrow; we ants never lend.’
(ii) I agree with what the ant says first that one should save something for the future so that he does not need to borrow or lend. But I don’t agree with the ant’s principle what he told later. If he says he is a friend of cricket then he should also help the cricket at the time of distress. On the other hand I believe that a friend in need is a friend indeed.
Question 3. The ant tells the cricket to “dance the winter away”. Do you think the word ‘dance’ is appropriate here? If so, why?
Solution : The ant told the cricket to “dance the winter away” because when it asked the cricket what it did in the summers and why it had not stored any food for summers, the cricket answered that it sang through the warm and sunny months of summers. Therefore, in reply to this, the ant asked the cricket to “dance” the winter away just like it “sang” all through the summers and did not bother to store food for winters.
(i) Which lines in the poem express the poet’s comment? Read them aloud.
(ii) Write the comment in your own words.
(i) The lines in the poem that express the poet’s comment are “Folks call this a fable. I’ll warrant it true.”
(ii) This comment by the poet means that this poem is indeed a fable as it had a moral behind it. The cricket did not have anything to eat during the winters because it did not bother to store some food during summers. It was negligent and sang all through the summers. The ant, on the other hand, had built a nice home for itself and had stored food so that it would not starve during winters. It worked hard during summers to achieve this. Thus, the moral of the poem is to be prepared for the adverse times and always work hard instead of being negligent.
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Solutions provided by NCERT for Class 8 English Chapter 11. The academic team comprised of SWC’s most knowledgeable members has compiled and posted for your perusal the.
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