Model Question - 8 | English | Class 8 | Question & Answer | Grammar


 Model Question - 8 || English || Class 8  || Question & Answer || Grammar


Model Question


Model Question - 8

Class VIII



Reading Comprehension (Seen)


1. Read the following excerpt of the poem and answer the questions given below:


Stanza 1

The sea is a hungry dog,

Giant and grey.

He rolls on the beach all day.

With his clashing teeth and shaggy jaws

Hour upon hour he gnaws

And 'Bones, bones, bones!'

The giant sea-dog moans,

The rumbling, tumbling stones,

Licking his greasy paws. 


Stanza 3 

But on quiet days in May or June,

When even the grasses on the dune

Play no more their reedy tune,  

With his head between his paws

He lies on the sandy shores,

So quiet, so quiet, he scarcely snores.


A. Find out the expressions that describe the dog's appearance. Pick out any two and write below:


(i) Giant

(ii) sea-dog


B. Fill in the chart with information from the above poem :




(i) All day

The sea as a hungry dog

rolls on the beach

(ii) in May or June

grasses on the dune

Play no more their reedy tune

(iii) the grasses Play no more

The sea as a hungry dog

lies on the sandy shores


Reading Comprehension (Unseen)


2. Read the following passage and answer the questions given below :

"Let monsoon come. And we will all sing to the music of rain and dance to its beat.” The children said.

The children are immensely happy as the first fall of rain occurs. The smell of the scented earth and the cool waves refresh them after a long sweltering summer. The parched meadows turn to lush green playfields and a happy jaunt for the old men. The old men gather under the blossoming jamun tree and the sniff of sweet jasmine takes them to their past. As the evening grows, the children's games speed up in an unending tempo. When darkness is about to fall, their faces turn pale. As they come homeward, their mind becomes heavy. They make plans for the next day, and look back at the day they have left behind. The blue mist in the distant hills spreads the gloom in their mind too.

A. Write 'T' for True and 'F' for False statements. Provide Supporting Statements (S.S) from the passage to justity your answers :


(i) The children are extremely happy as the rain begins. T

S.S:> The children are immensely happy as the first fall of rain occurs.


(ii) The children slow down their games as the evening grows. F

S.S:> As the evening grows, the children's games speed up -----


Grammar & Vocabulary


3. Do as directed:

(i) Ramu said to his mother, “How many oranges did you buy from the market?" (Turn into Indirect Speech)

Ans.> Ramu asked his mother how many oranges she had bought from the market.


(ii) Ronit lives in my locality. He made a century in the last match. (Join with Relative Clause)

Ans.> Ronit who lives in my locality made a century in the last match.


(ii) When I --- (sleep) in my room yesterday, I ------ (hear) a sound of something falling from a height. (Fill in the blanks with appropriate Forms of Verbs given in brackets)


Ans.> When I was sleeping in my room yesterday, I heard a sound of something falling from a height.

4. Find words from the unseen passage (Question No.2) which mean the following:


(i) Sadness : gloom

(ii) Uncomfortably hot : sweltering


5. Writing s Write a story in about ten sentences using the following hints :

[Hints : Two friends were passing through a forest - - a bear came --- one friend climbed up a tree ----- the other could not ---- the latter lay down ---- like a dead man — the bear came and thought he was dead –-- went away — he was saved.]


Two Friends and a Bear

Once two friends were passing through a forest. The forest was full of ferocious animals and the two friends were very much frightened. All on a sudden they saw a bear coming towards them. One of them knew how to climb a tree. He at once climbed a tree without any delay and hid himself on a branch of the tree. The other man, finding on other alternative, fell flat on the ground and stopped breathing, pretending to be dead. The bear came up to him and smell his nose, ears, face etc. and took him as a dead man. So the bear left the place. When the bear was gone, the man on the tree came down and said, “Thank God that you have been saved. But what did the bear say putting his mouth near your ears?” The other man replied, “The bear told me not to trust a friend who left me in my danger to seek his own safety.” Saying this he went away leaving his selfish friend.


Moral : A Friend in Need is Friend Indeed

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