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NCERT solutions for Class 8 English Honey Dew chapter 5 - The Summit Within [Latest edition]

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Chapter 5: The Summit Within

Comprehension CheckWorking with the TextWorking with Language
Comprehension Check [Page 79]

NCERT solutions for Class 8 English Honey Dew Chapter 5 The Summit Within Comprehension Check [Page 79]

Comprehension Check | Q 1 | Page 79

Standing on Everest, the writer was

Choose the right item.

  • overjoyed

  • very sad

  •  jubilant and sad

Comprehension Check | Q 2 | Page 79

The emotion that gripped him was one of

Choose the right item.

  • victory over hurdles

  • humility and a sense of smallness

  • greatness and self importance

  • joy of discovery

Comprehension Check | Q 3 | Page 79

“The summit of the mind” refers to

(i) great intellectual achievements.

(ii) the process of maturing mentally and spiritually.

(iii) overcoming personal ambition for the common welfare.

(iv) living in a world of thought and imagination.

(v) the triumph of mind over worldly pleasures for a noble cause.

(vi) a fuller knowledge of oneself.

Mark the item(s) not relevant.

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Working with the Text [Page 80]

NCERT solutions for Class 8 English Honey Dew Chapter 5 The Summit Within Working with the Text [Page 80]

Working with the Text | Q 1.1 | Page 80

Answer the following question.

What are the three qualities that played a major role in the author’s climb?

Working with the Text | Q 1.2 | Page 80

Answer the following question.

Why is an adventure, which is risky, also pleasurable?

Working with the Text | Q 1.3 | Page 80

Answer the following question.

What was it about Mount Everest that the author found irresistible?

Working with the Text | Q 1.4 | Page 80

Answer the following question.

One does not do it (climb a high peak) for fame alone. What does one do it for, really?

Working with the Text | Q 1.5 | Page 80

Answer the following question.

“He becomes conscious in a special manner of his own smallness in this large universe.” This awareness defines an emotion mentioned in the first paragraph. Which is the emotion?

Working with the Text | Q 1.6 | Page 80

Answer the following question.

What were the “symbols of reverence” left by members of the team on Everest?

Working with the Text | Q 1.7 | Page 80

Answer the following question.

What, according to the writer, did his experience as an Everester teach him?

Working with the Text | Q 2.1 | Page 80

Write a sentence against the following statement. Your sentence should explain the statement. You can pick out a sentence from the text and rewrite them.

The experience changes you completely.

Working with the Text | Q 2.2 | Page 80

Write a sentence against the following statement. Your sentence should explain the statement. You can pick out a sentence from the text and rewrite them.

The man takes delight in overcoming obstacles.

Working with the Text | Q 2.3 | Page 80

Write a sentence against the following statement. Your sentence should explain the statement. You can pick out a sentence from the text and rewrite them.

Mountains are nature at its best.

Working with the Text | Q 2.4 | Page 80

Write a sentence against the following statement. Your sentence should explain the statement. You can pick out a sentence from the text and rewrite them.

The going was difficult but the after-effects were satisfying.

Working with the Text | Q 2.5 | Page 80

Write a sentence against the following statement. Your sentence should explain the statement. You can pick out a sentence from the text and rewrite them.

The physical conquest of a mountain is really a spiritual experience.

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Working with Language [Pages 81 - 82]

NCERT solutions for Class 8 English Honey Dew Chapter 5 The Summit Within Working with Language [Pages 81 - 82]

Working with Language | Q 1.1 | Page 81

Fill in the blank in the following dialogue choosing a suitable phrase from those given below.

Teacher: You were away from school without permission. Go to the principal ________and submit your explanation.

Pupil: Yes, Madam. But would you help me write it first?

  • At hand

  • At once

  • At all

  • At a low ebb

  • At first sight

Working with Language | Q 1.2 | Page 81

Fill in the blank in the following dialogue choosing a suitable phrase from those given below.

Arun: Are you unwell?

Ila: No, not _________ Why do you ask?

  • At hand

  • At once

  • At all

  • At a low ebb

  • At first sight

Working with Language | Q 1.3 | Page 81

Fill in the blank in the following dialogue choosing a suitable phrase from those given below.

Mary: Almost every Indian film has an episode of love _________________.

David: Is that what makes them so popular in foreign countries?

  • At hand

  • At once

  • At all

  • At a low ebb

  • At first sight

Working with Language | Q 1.4 | Page 81

Fill in the blank in the following dialogue choosing a suitable phrase from those given below.

Asif: You look depressed. Why are your spirits _________________ today?

(Use such in the phrase)

Ashok: I have to write ten sentences using words that I never heard before.

  • At hand

  • At once

  • At all

  • At a low ebb

  • At first sight

Working with Language | Q 1.5 | Page 81

Fill in the blank in the following dialogue choosing a suitable phrase from those given below.

Shieba: Your big moment is close _______________.

Jyoti: How should I welcome it?

Shieba: Get up and receive the trophy.

  • At hand

  • At once

  • At all

  • At a low ebb

  • At first sight

Working with Language | Q 2.1 | Page 81

Write the noun forms of the following word adding −ance or −ence to it.

endure _____________

Working with Language | Q 2.2 | Page 81

Write the noun forms of the following word adding −ance or −ence to it.

persist ______________

Working with Language | Q 2.3 | Page 81

Write the noun forms of the following word adding −ance or −ence to it.

signify _____________

Working with Language | Q 2.4 | Page 81

Write the noun forms of the following word adding −ance or −ence to it.

confide ____________

Working with Language | Q 2.5 | Page 81

Write the noun forms of the following word adding −ance or −ence to it.

maintain ____________

Working with Language | Q 2.6 | Page 81

Write the noun forms of the following word adding −ance or −ence to it.

abhor ______________

Working with Language | Q 3 | Page 82

(i) Match words under A with their meanings under B.

A

B

remote

difficult to overcome

means

most prominent

dominant

be overcome/overpowered

formidable

method(s)

overwhelmed

far away from

(ii) Fill in the blanks in the sentences below with appropriate words from under A.

(a) There were ___________ obstacles on the way, but we reached our destination safely.

(b) We have no ___________ of finding out what happened there.

(c) Why he lives in a house ____________from any town or village is more than I can tell.

(d) ___________by gratitude, we bowed to the speaker for his valuable advice.

(e) The old castle stands in a __________position above the sleepy town.

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Chapter 5: The Summit Within

Comprehension CheckWorking with the TextWorking with Language

NCERT solutions for Class 8 English Honey Dew chapter 5 - The Summit Within

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