NCERT Solutions Class 8 English Honeydew Chapter 10 The Great Stone Face 2
21 Aug 2023
Write ‘True ‘ or ‘ False’ against each of the following statements.
1 . Ernest words reminded people of the wise old savings. …………
2. Total strangers from far away , who visited Ernest in the valley , found his face familiar. ………
3. The Great Stone Face confirmed Ernest’s view that the poet could be worthy of its likeness. …..
4. When Ernest and the poet met , they respected and admired each other equally. ……..
5. The poet along with Ernest addressed the inhabitants of the valley. ………
6. The poet realised that Ernest’s thoughts were far nobler than his own verses. ……,
Ans. 1. False, his neighbours never considered him to be more than an ordinary man.
2. True, his face resembled the Great Stone Face.
3. False, when Ernest made a confirmation about the poet’s resemblance with the Stone Face, he was give no answer.
4. True, the both praised each other’s quality and likeness to the Great Stone Face.
5. False, Ernest alone spoke to the people.
6. True, he was much impressed to listen Ernest to talk to the people.
Answer the following questions.
Qus 1. How was Ernest different from others in the valley ?
Ans. Ernest was a decent and straightforward person. He was very perceptive and considerate. He had gained notoriety outside of the valley, and
Qus 2. Why did Ernest think the poet was like the Stone Face ?
Ans. The poet visited Ernest one day after rising to fame. When Ernest spoke with him, he discovered that the man was extremely wise and deserving of the Stone Face. The Great Stone Face was bending forward to listen to him when he noticed this.
Qus 3. What did the poet himself say about his thoughts and poems ?
Ans. The poet claimed that the voice of a heavenly song could be heard in his songs. But his life hasn’t been like the poems he’s written. He acknowledged that he had little confidence in his own thoughts.
Qus 4. What made the poet proclaim Ernest was the Stone Face ?
Ans. The poet heard Ernest address the crowd. The Great Stone Face suddenly appeared, surrounded by white cloud. The clouds resembled Ernest Hemingway’s white hair. Ernest’s face had a regal expression. At this the poet proclaimed that Ernest was the Stone Face.
Qus 5. Write ‘Ernest or ‘Poet’, against each statement below.
(i) There was a gap between his life and his words.
(ii) His words had the power of truth as they agreed with his thoughts.
(iii) His words were as soothing as a heavenly song but only as useful as a vague dream.
(iv) His thoughts were worthy.
(v) Whatever he said was truth itself.
(vi) His poems were noble.
(vii) His life was nobler than all the poems.
(viii) He lacked faith in his own thoughts.
(ix) His thoughts had power as they agreed with the life he lived.
(x) Greatness lies in truth. Truth is best expressed in one’s actions. He
was truthful, therefore he was great.
Ans. Poet, Ernest, poet, ernest, poet, poet, ernest, poet, ernest, ernest
Qus 6. (i) Who, by common consent, turned out to be like the Great Stone Face ?
Ans. Ernest, by agreement, ended up resembling the Great Stone Face.
(ii) Did Ernest believe that the old prophecy had come true ? What did he say about it ?
Ans. Ernest didn’t think the old fable had come true, though. He continued to hold out hope that a man who was wiser and better than he was would show up and resemble the Great Stone Face.
1. Mark the meaning that best fits the word or a phrase in the story.
(i) (sun) going down (a) becoming smaller
(ii) Brightening (a) making (it) look bright and cheerful
(b) lending (it) a special glow
(c). causing (it) to appear hopeful
(iii) Spacious (a) lonely and wild
(b) big and wide
(c) special and important
(iv) Prophecy (a) proverb
(v) Marvellous (a) wonderful
(vi) Proclaim (a) reveal
(vii) Cease (a) happen
(viii) (a night’s) shelter (a) stay
(ix) Gazed (a) wondered about
(c) thought of
(x) Took on (an expression) (a) challenged
2 (ii) Which form of the verb is more natural in these sentences? Encircle your choice.
(a) I am not free this evening. I will work / am working on a project.
(b) Have you decided where you will go for your higher secondary? Yes, I have I will go / am going to the Kendriya Vidyalaya.
(c) Don’t worry about the dog. It won’t hurt/ is not hurting you.
(d) The weatherman has predicted that it will snow/is snowing in Ranikhet tonight.
(e) Swapna can’t go out this evening. Her father will come/ is coming to see her.
(a) I am not free this evening am working on a project.
(b) Have you decided where you will go for your higher secondary ? Yes, I have I will go to the Kendriya Vidyalaya.
(c) Don’t worry about the dog. It would not hurt you.
(d) The weatherman has predicted that it will snow in Ranikhet tonight.
(e) Swapna can’t go out this evening. Her father is coming to see her.
3. (i) Complete these pieces of conversation using will or going to with the verbs given.
(a) Rani : Why are you turning on the radio ?
Ravi : I ……. (listen) to the news.
(b) Rani : Oh , I can not buy this book. I have no money.
Ravi : Don’t worry , I ……. (lend) you some.
(c) Rani : Look at those dark clouds.
Ravi : I think it ……. (rain).
(d) Rani : What shall we have for dinner?
Ravi : I can’t decide.
Rani : Make up your mind.
Ravi : All right, then. We _ (have) fried rice and dry beans
(e) Rani : Why are you filling the kettle with water ?
Ravi : I …….. (make) coffee.
(f) Rani : We need some bread and butter for breakfast.
Ravi : All right. I …… (go) to the bakery and get some.
Ravi : I …… (get) some bread and butter. Do you want any thing from the bakery?
Father : Yes , I want some salt biscuits.
Ans. Ravi : I am going to listen to the news.
Ravi : Don’t worry , I will lend you some.
Ravi : I think it is going to rain.
Ravi : All right, then We have a fried rice and dry beans.
Ravi : I am going to make coffee.
Ravi : All right. I will go to the bakery and get some.
Ravi : I am going to get some bread and butter. Do you want any thing from the bakery?
Ravi : Fine, I get you a packet