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 9 THE GREAT STONE FACE I – Exercises
Write ‘True’ or ‘False’ against each of the following statements.
The Great Stone Face stood near where Ernest and his mother lived. ______
Solution : False
One would clearly distinguish the features of the Stone Face only from a distance. ______
Solution : True
Ernest loved his mother and helped her in her work. ______
Solution : True
Though not very rich, Gathergold was a skilful merchant. ______
Solution : False
Gathergold died in poverty and neglect. ______
Solution : True
The Great Stone Face seemed to suggest that Ernest should not fear the general. ______
Solution : False
Working with Text
(i) What was the Great Stone Face?
(ii) What did young Ernest wish when he gazed at it?
(i) The Great Stone Face was a work of nature. It was formed on the side of a mountain by some huge rocks. They had been thrown together in such a position so that, when viewed from some distance, they resembled the face of a human face. If the spectator approached too near, the outline of the face would disappear into a heap of gigantic rocks. It was the belief of many people that the valley owed much of its fertility to the kind face of the Great Stone that was continually looking over it.
(ii) Young Ernest gazed at the Great Stone Face. It smiled to him. Ernest wished that it could speak because it looked very kindly. He thought its voice must be pleasant. He would love the man dearly whoever bore such face.
Question 2. What was the story attributed to the Stone Face?
Solution : The story that was attributed to the Stone Face was that at some future day, a child would be born near there, and he would be destined to become the greatest and noblest person of his time. His face, in manhood, would bear an exact resemblance to the Great Stone Face.
Question 3. What gave the people of the valley the idea that the prophecy was about to come true for the first time?
Solution : There was a rumor in the valley that the great man, who would look like the Great Stone Face, had appeared at last. a young man, named Gathergold had left the valley. He had grown a rich merchant by the time he became old. He had decided to return to his native valley. He had the living likeness of the Great Stone Face. It made the people of the valley think that the prophecy was about to come true for the first time.
(i) Did Ernest see in Gathergold the likeness of the Stone Face?
(ii) Who did he confide in and how was he proved right?
(i) No, Ernest did not see the likeness of the Great Stone Face in Gathergold.
(ii) Ernest confided in his own heart that the Gathergold was not the right person he was waiting for. He was proved right because Gathergold died after sometime. He was then a poor man. All the people, then, said that he had no likeness with the stone face.
(i) What made people believe General Blood-and-Thunder was their man?
(ii) Ernest compared the man’s face with the Stone Face. What did he conclude?
(i) General Blood-and-Thunder rose to his present position in defence from a soldier. He desired to return to his native valley. The residents of the valley said that he bore the likeness of the Great Stone Face. His childhood friends also said that the General had always looked like the Great Stone Face. It made people believe ‘General Blood-and-Thunder’ was their man.
(ii) Ernest compared the face of Blood-and-thunder with the Great Stone Face. He could not recognize any similarity between them. His heart assured him that the General was not the right person he was waiting for. So Ernest concluded that the greatest and the noblest man of his time bearing the resemblance to the Great Stone Face had yet to come.
Working with Language
Write the noun forms of the following words by adding -ness or -ity to them appropriately. Check the spelling of the new words.
(i) lofty ______________
(ii) able ______________
(iii) happy ______________
(iv) near ______________
(v) noble ______________
(vi) enormous ______________
(vii) pleasant ______________
(viii) dense ______________
(ix) great ______________
(x) stable ______________
Add -ly to each of the following adjectives, then use them to fill in the blanks.
(i) Why didn’t you turn up at the meeting? We all were _______ waiting for you.
(ii) _________ write your name and address in capital letters.
(iii) I was _________ surprised to see him at the railway station. I thought he was not coming.
(iv) It is _________ believable that I am not responsible for this mess.
(v) He fell over the step and _________ broke his arm.
(i) Why didn’t you turn up at the meeting? We all were eagerly waiting for you.
(ii) Kindly write your name and address in capital letters.
(iii) I was pleasantly surprised to see him at the railway station. I thought he was not coming.
(iv) It is perfectly believable that I am not responsible for this mess.
(v) He fell over the step and nearly broke his arm.
Complete each sentence below using the appropriate forms of the verbs in brackets.
(i) I _________ (phone) you when I _________ (get) home from school.
(ii) Hurry up! Madam _________ (be) annoyed if we _________ (be) late.
(iii) If it _________ (rain) today, we _________ (not) go to the play.
(iv) When you _________ (see) Mandal again, you _________ (not/recognise) him. He is growing a beard.
(v) We are off today. We _________ (write) to you after we _________ (be) back.
(i) I will phone you when I will get home from school.
(ii) Hurry up! Madam will be annoyed if we are late.
(iii) If it rains today, we will not go to the play.
(iv) When you see Mandal again, you will not recognize him. He is growing a beard.
(v) We are off today. We will write to you after we are back.
Speaking and Writing
Imagine you are Ernest. Narrate the story that his mother told him. Begin like this: My mother and I were sitting at the door of our cottage. We were looking at the Great Stone Face. I asked her if she had ever seen anyone who looked like the Stone Face. Then she told me this story.
On an afternoon, my mother and I were sitting at the door of our cottage. Our eyes looking at The Great Stone Face. Suddenly I asked a after my mom did she saw anybody that resembles the face of Great Stone. After hearing this mom started story related to prophecy of that Great Stone Face. She said that there is a belief that one day a child bearing exact resemblance to the Great Stone Face, in manhood, would take birth nearby and would be destined to be the noblest and the greatest person of his time. Some people believe in the old prophecy and others take it as an idle tale.
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