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THE GREAT SACRIFICE - Class 8 First Language English Textbook Solutions

 PROSE – 7
1) Comprehension:

Answer the following in two – three sentences each:

1.) Why were Padma and Panna worried?
Answer: Padma and Panna were worried because since the death of Rana everything was going wrong.
2.) a.) Name the person who was ambitious.
Answer: Banbir was the ambitious person.
b.) What is he compared to?
Answer: He compared to a snake.
c.) Why were the other nobles powerless against him?
Answer: The loyal noble of Rana had crushed the other noble therefore the other nobles were powerless against him.
3.) a.) What did Banbir make up his mind to do?
Answer: Banbir make up his mind to kill Prince Udai Singh.
b.) Why had he resolved to do this?
Answer: He resolved to do this to be the permanent Rana of Mewar.
4.) a.) What did the Prince’s mother tell Panna when she was dying?
Answer: The Prince’s mother said Panna that she has lost everything except her precious child and leaving child in Panna’s charge. Prince’s mother asked Panna to protect him from all harm.
b.) What did Panna promise the Rani?
Answer: Panna promised the Rani that she will give her life to save the life of the prince.
5.) a.) What news did Champa bring?
Answer: Champa brought a news that Banbir was coming to prince Udai Singh’s room.
b.) What did Banbir have in his hand?
Answer: Banbir having naked sword in his hand.
6.) a.) Why did Panna change the Prince’s clothes?
Answer: To save the Prince from Banbir Singh Panna changed the Prince’s clothes.
b.) Where did she put him?
Answer: She put him in Basket of flowers.
c.) What did she cover him with?
Answer: She covered him with flowers and leaves.
7.) Whose clothes did Panna make her baby wear? Whose bed did she put him in?
Answer: The Prince’s cloths Panna made her baby wear and she put her baby on the Prince’s bed.
8.) Who did Banbir kill? Did he realize his mistake?
Answer: Banbir killed Panna’s baby instead the Prince and he didn’t realize this mistake.
9.) What are the main qualities you appreciate in Panna? Give reasons in support of your answer.
Answer: Panna was loyal nurse of the Prince and to keep her promised she sacrificed her own son.
3.) Use the following present time expressions in meaningful situations:
still, yet, now, just.
Still – I was still waiting for you.
Yet – You didn’t come yet.
Now – Now you reached.
Just – The journey is just finished.
III.) Rewrite these sentences using the words given in brackets at the appropriate places:
a.) The children have returned from the zoo. (just)
Answer: The children have just returned from the zoo.
b.) I have had a ride on a camel. (never)
Answer: I have never had a ride on a camel.
c.) We have had our lunch. (already)
Answer: We have already had our lunch.
d.) Lata has sung before foreign audiences. (often)
Answer: Lata has often sung before foreign audiences
e.) I have seen the Republic Day Parade. (only once in my life)
Answer: I have seen the Republic Day Parade only once in my life.
IV.) a.) Use the present perfect tense of the verbs given in brackets and fill in the blanks to complete the sentences:
Mrs. Sharma : Have you drawn (draw) money from the bank?
Mr. Sharma : Yes, I have.
Mrs. Sharma : Wherehave youput (put) it?
Mr. Sharma : (taking off his bush-shirt and throwing it on the bed) Iput (put) it in my briefcase.
Wife : (opening the briefcase) No, you haven’t. It’s not here.
Husband : (getting worried) I put it in this pocket of the briefcase. Has someone stolen (steal) it?
Wife : I hope you have not dropped (drop) it.
Husband : (getting angry) No, I am not careless. You might be careless. I very carefully counted the notes and put them in this pocket. What shall we do? `500 is a big amount.
Wife : (picking up his bush-shirt and folding it. Don’t worry. (She smiles)
Husband : We have lost(lose) `500 and you are smiling?
Wife : We have not lost(lose) the money.
Husband : Haveyoutaken (take) it out of my briefcase?
Wife : No, I haven’t. It was never in your briefcase.
Husband : Where is the money?
Wife : It’s here. It’s in the pocket of your bush-shirt. Now, tell me who is careless?
Husband : (heaving a sigh of relief) Pardon me, my dear, Iwas (be) careless.
Wife : (smiling) Come, let’s have some tea.
V.) a.) Match the words in column A with their antonyms in column B: 
   A             Answer
strong            weak
like                    dislike
end                     begin
outside             inside
b.) Fill in the blanks with words from column A and add sentences using words from column B as well:
a.) Don’t gooutside It is raining.
b.) The hero dies at the endof the film.
c.) All of us like ice cream.
d.) This chair is strong.You cannot break it.
c.) Fill in the blanks using the correct tense forms of the verbs given in brackets:
a.) The farmers and their families are(be) in their fields since six o’clock in the morning. The farmersploughs (plough) their fields and their wivessows (sow) the seeds. Their daughtersput (put) earth on the seeds and their sons water (water) the fields.
d.) Rewrite the above passage in the singular form. Begin this way:
a.) A farmers and his familyis(be) in his fields since six o’clock in the morning. The farmerploughs (plough) his fields and his wife sows (sow) the seeds. His daughterput (put) earth on the seeds and his son water (water) the fields.
e.) Imagine that the above scene took place yesterday. Rewrite the passage making minor alterations where necessary:
a.) Yesterdaya farmers and his familywas(be) in his fields since six o’clock in the morning. The farmerploughed (plough) his fields and his wife sowed (sow) the seeds. His daughterput (put) earth on the seeds and his son watered (water) the fields.
VI.) Use the correct forms of the verbs given in brackets and fill in the blanks:
a.) My wife tried (try) to get a job, but she has not succeeded yet.
b.) The patient has had biscuits and has alsodrunk (drink ) a glass of milk.
c.) The bridegroom has decided(decide) not to take a single paisa as dowry.
d.) The farmers had known(know) that the sheaf of corn would fall.
e.) The village Panchayat has nominated(nominate) my father as a member of the Panchayat.
VII.) Imagine that Panna has just come out of the bed-chamber and is talking to you. Complete this Paragraph.
Panna : I saved (save) Udai Singh’s life. I hid(hide) him in a basket. Padma and Champa took(take) the basket out. Banbir killed(kill) my innocent little baby, but I am not heart–broken. Ihavedone (do) my duty. I have kept (keep) my promise to the late queen.
Dear Student, I appreciate your efforts and hard work that you all had put in. Thank you for being concerned with us and I wish you for your continued success.

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