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 13 MACAVITY THE MYSTERY CAT – Exercises
Question 1. Read the first stanza and think.
(i) Is Macavity a cat really?
(ii) If not, who can Macavity be?
(i) No, Macavity is not a cat really.
(ii) Macavity is just a fictional character created by the poet whose actions resemble those of a crook’s.
Question 2. Complete the following sentences.
(i) A master criminal is one who _________.
(ii) The Scotland Yard is baffled because _________.
(iii) _________because Macavity moves much faster than them.
(i) A master criminal is one who can defy the law.
(ii) The Scotland Yard is baffled because whenever they reach the scene of crime, they cannot find Macavity.
(iii) Nobody can catch Macavity at the scene of crime because Macavity moves much faster than them.
Question 3. ”A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through”. (Jules Verne)
Which law is Macavity breaking in the light of the comment above?
Solution : In the light of the above comment, Macavity is breaking the law of gravity.
Question 4. Read stanza 3, and then, describe Macavity in two or three sentences of your own.
Solution : Macavity is a ginger cat who is very tall and thin with sunken eyes and brow deeply lined with thought. While its head is highly domed, its coat is dusty and whiskers are uncombed. It sways its head from side-to-side and it is always wide awake even when one thinks that it is half-asleep.
Question 5. Say ‘False’ or ‘True’ for each of the following statements.
(i) Macavity is not an ordinary cat.
(ii) Macavity cannot do what a fakir can easily do.
(iii) Macavity has supernatural powers.
(iv) Macavity is well-dressed, smart and bright.
(v) Macavity is a spy, a trickster and a criminal, all rolled in one.
Question 6. Having read the poem, try to guess whether the poet is fond of cats. If so, why does he call Macavity a fiend and monster?
Solution : Yes, it seems like the poet is fond of cats. He calls Macavity a ‘fiend’ and a ‘monster’ because he might have wanted to portray an evil side. He might have used a cat in order to create a negative character who is a criminal and escapes easily from police. The quick movements of a cat and its mysterious eyes might have influenced him to create this evil character in the form of a cat.
Question 7. Has the poet used exaggeration for special effect? Find a few examples of it and read those lines aloud.
Solution : Yes, the poet has used exaggerations such as the cat’s defiance of gravity and it being called a ‘monster of depravity’ and a ‘fiend’ in order to enhance the mystery surrounding the cat. Since the cat is shown to be super-fast as nobody from the Scotland Yard to the flying squad can catch it on the scene of crime, these exaggerations have been used by Eliot to lay stress on this monstrous as well as surprising and mysterious nature of Macavity.
(i) ‘He’s the bafflement of Scotland Yard, the Flying Squad’s despair’.
(ii) ‘He breaks the law of gravity’.
(iii) ‘His powers of levitation would make a fakir stare.’
(iv) ‘He’s a fiend in feline shape, a monster of depravity.’
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Solutions provided by NCERT for Class 8 English Chapter 13. The academic team comprised of SWC’s most knowledgeable members has compiled and posted for your perusal.
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