We have given solutions of all the activity questions of Clouds written by Intizar Hussain under the title Clouds by Intizar Hussain activity questions answers. These are all for the students of class 8 under WBBSE Board.
Rearrange the following sentences in the correct order and put the numbers in the given boxes:
(1) He saw a grass-cutter coming from the other direction (4 )
(2) The grass-cutter was surprised. ( 6 )
(3) He reached the old mud hut. ( 2)
(4) He wandered in search of the clouds. ( 1 )
(5) He asked the grass-cutter if he had noticed the clouds. (5 )
(6) He turned onto the dirt track. ( 3 )
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Complete the following sentences with information from the text:
(a) The grass-cutter had a bundle,…. of freshly cut grass balanced on his head.
(b) He was disappointed to see…. that the grasscutter was still mystified.
(c) The farmer could not…… make sense of the question about the clouds.
(d) He was asking for the clouds like …… a man who has lost his child.
“But no one could give him a satisfactory answer”- Why do you think no one could give him any satisfactory answer?
Ans- I think no one could give him a satisfactory answer because none of them could make sense of the question about the cloud.
write ‘T’ for true and ‘F’ for false statements in the given boxes. Give supporting statements for each of your answers:
(a) in the morning, the boy asked the first question to his father. ( F)
supporting sentence = “His mother was the first he had asked in the morning,…”
(b) The boy’s mother asked him to go to school. ( T)
Supporting sentence = ” Wash quickly, eat your breakfast and go to school. “
(c) When the boy got up in the morning, he saw that the sky was cloudless.(T)
supporting sentence= “When he got up in the morning, he was amazed. The sky was clear and empty.”
(d) The boy was happy to think that he had fallen asleep.(F)
supporting sentence= ” And it saddened him to think that he had fallen asleep. “
Answer the following questions:
(a) Which question haunted the boy?
Ans- The question which haunted the boy was “where did the clouds go?”
(b) What did the boy see in the middle of the night?
Ans- In the middle of the night the boy saw that the clouds gathered in the sky and in the occasional flashes of lightning they looked dense and black.
(C) How did he feel as he walked between the fields?
Ans- When the boy walked between the fields, he felt that his body was on fire and his throat was dry.
(d) What did he do after reaching the shelter of the tree?
Ans- After reaching the shelter of the tree the boy splashed the cool water from the persian wheel on his dusty feet and he washed his hands and face and drank his fill.
|The boy was open-mouthed.
|The old man said that he had lived in a place where
it had not rained for ten years.
|The earth was damp underfoot
|There was a good shower.
|The boy hurried home
|He wanted to see how fresh and clean the jamun tree
in his courtyard looked.
|When he got home, he saw everything had changed.
|The rain had changed everything.
Answer the following questions:
(a) What did the old man say about the place where he once lived?
ANSWER- The old man said that he once lived in a place where it had not rained for ten years.
(b) How did the boy feel as he reached the mud-hut?
ANSWER- As the boy reached the mud hut, he felt a nip in the air and the earth was damp underfoot.
(c) What did the boy do as he stood under the jamun tree?
ANSWER- As the boy stood under the jamun tree, he let the water drops fall on his head and face.
(d) Why did the clouds shed rain in the absence of the boy?
ANSWER- The clouds shed rain in the absence of the boy because clouds shed rain naturally without caring anybody and when the clouds come, only earth and the sky can know of their coming.
Activity 8 (a)
Underline the verbs that denote actions which will be in progress at a time in the future:
I Shall be reading a book next week. = Shall be reading
You will be going to school tomorrow. = Shall be reading
They will be visiting our house next month. = will be visiting
The verbs you have underlined are in the Future Continuous Tense. A Future Continuous Tense is a form of a verb that denotes an action which will be in progress at a time in the future.
Underline the verbs that denote actions that will be completed in the future:
i) I shall have written the story by then. = shall have written
(ii) He will have left before you go to see the doctor. = will have left
(iii) You shall have gone to the fair. = shall have gone
The verbs you have underlined are in the Future Perfect Tense. A Future Perfect Tense is a form of a verb that denotes an action that will be completed by a certain time in the future.
Read the following sentences. Identify the future continuous tense and future Perfect tense and fill in the table given below:
(i) I shall be playing in the field. =shall be playing
(ii) She will have recited the poem. = will have recited
(iii) You will have enjoyed the picnic. = will have enjoyed .
(iv) They will be coming soon. = will be coming
Write the antonyms of the underlined words by using the prefixes from the Help Box:
(a) It is possible for him to lift the chair. = impossible
(b) His handwriting is legible. = illegible
(c)Their claim is not reasonable. = unreasonable
(d) He believes his friend. = disbelieves
Help Box: dis-, un-, im-,il-
Write a story in about eighty words using the following hints:
two friends passing through a forest – a bear came – one friend climbed a tree – the other friend could not climb the tree – helpless – lay down like a dead man –
bear came near the man – thought he was dead – went away.
Suppose you have been waiting for a piece of good news. Write a paragraph in about eighty words on your experience of waiting:
points- the news you waited for – what you did while waiting – whether the news had come – your feeling.