NCERT Solutions Class 8 English it so happened Chapter 1 How The Camel Got His Hump
21 Aug 2023
Q 1. What tasks, do you think, were assigned to the dog and the ox ?
Ans. The ox was given the job of ploughing the fields, and the dog was given the job of carrying the sticks.
Q 2. Why did the camel live in the middle of the desert ?
Ans. The dog was assigned the duty of carrying the sticks, and the ox was given the task of plough the fields.
Q 3. What made the dog, the horse and the ox very angry ?
Ans. The man told the dog, the horse, and the ox that he would leave the camel alone and that the three of them would have to work extra hard to make up for the work that the camel could not complete. The three of them became extremely irate over this and held a panchayat on the edge of the
Q 4. How did the Djinn know the horse was complaining against the camel?
Ans. The horse made reference to the idle animal’s long neck and long legs. The horse was complaining about the camel, and the Djinn was aware of this.
Q 1. The camel was looking at his own reflection in the pool. What does it suggest to you about the camel ?
Ans. The camel’s pride in his lovely body is evident by the fact that he was gazing at his own reflection in the pool.
Q 2. The camel said, “Humph” repeatedly. How did it affect him ?
Ans. The Djinn developed a large hump on his back as a result of the camel repeatedly saying “Humph.”
Q 3. What, according to the Djinn, was the use of the “humph”?
Ans. The Djinn claimed that the hump served a purpose for the camel. He could keep his food stored in the hump and work for several days without eating.
Q 4.“…he has never yet learnt to behave”. In the light of this, what is the writer’s opinion about the camel ?
Ans. The author believes that the camel has begun to move in the right direction. But it appears that he is still unmotivated and idle.
Discuss the following topic in groups.
Q 1. Can this story be factually true ?
Ans. I don’t think there is a Djinn in the world who is in charge of overseeing the entire Desert, so this story can’t be historically accurate.
Q 2. What, according to you, is the story about ?
Consider the following :
(i) How the world began.
(ii) Why everyone should do his/her share of work seriously.
(iii) How animals are important to humans.
(iv) How the camel got his hump.
Ans. How animals are important to humans.
Q 3. What did you do over the weekend? Were you generally active or idle? Please check your back before starting to discuss or answer the question.
Ans. I travelled to my grandmother’s village over the weekend with some friends. I also went to school there and learned about the local traditions. walked through the gardens and fields. I worked all day. I participated actively in everything.
Q 4. There are broadly two categories of workers – those who prefer to do today what they can do tomorrow, and those who prefer to do tomorrow what they can do today. Where do you belong ?
Ans. I am a member of a group of workers who favour the modern workplace.