NCERT Solutions Class 8 English Poem Chapter 5 The School Boy
21 Aug 2023
Q1. Find three or four words/phrases in stanza 1 that reflect the child’s happiness and joy.
Ans. There words are :-
Love to rise in a summer morn
Huntsman winds his horn
The birds sing on every tree
The skylark sings with me
Q2. In stanza 2, the mood changes. Which words/phrases reflect the changed mood ?
Ans. These words are :-
Drives all joy away
Under a cruel eye
Sighting and dismay
Q3. ‘A cruel eye outworn’ (stanza 2) refers to
(i) The classroom which is shabby / noisy.
(ii) The lessons which are difficult / uninteresting.
(iii) The dull / uninspiring life at school with lots of work and no play.
Mark the answer that you consider right.
Ans. The dull / uninspiring life at school with lots of work and no play.
Q4. ‘Nor sit in learning’s bower
worn thro’ with the dreary shower’
Which of the following is a close paraphrase of the lines above ?
(i) Nor can I sit in a roofless classroom when it is raining.
(ii) Nor can I learn anything at school though teachers go on lecturing and explaining.
(iii) Nor can I sit in the school garden for fear of getting wet in the rain.
Ans. (ii) Nor can I learn anything at school though teachers go on lecturing and explaining.