Here we have discussed A King’s Tale Activity question answer class 8, a lesson for the students of class 8 under WBBSE BOARD. Follow the questions answers and prepare for the Examination.
A King’s Tale Activity question answer
Tick the correct alternative:
(i) During the reign of King Uther-Pendragon, the people of Britain lived a (a) peaceful (b) disturbed (c)unhappy life.
Ans- (a) peaceful
ii) Merlin, the prophet and Sir Ulfius, the brave knight, were trusted by the (a) opponents of the king (b) members of the royal family
(c) counsellors of the king.
Ans- (b) members of the royal family
(iii) The royal baby was to be brought up by (a) Sir Ulfius (b) Merlin (c) Sir Ector
Ans- (c) Sir Ector
(iv) After the passing away of King Uther-Pendragon there was (a) lawlessness (b) prosperity (c) development in Britain
Ans- (a) lawlessness
Activity 2 (A King’s Tale Activity question answer)
Rearrange the following sentences in the correct order and put the numbers in the given boxes:
(1) Sir Ector promised to obey Merlin and Sir UIfius. (6)
(2) King Uther-Pendragon was loved by his people. (1)
(3) There was trouble in Britain after the king and queen died.(4)
(4) Lady Igraine was the beautiful wife of King Uther- Pendragon. (2)
(5) The two trusted counsellors placed in Sir Ector’s hands the royal baby. (5)
(6) The royal baby was born to King Uther-Pendragon and Lady Igraine.(3)
Answer the following question:
Why do you think Merlin andSir Ulfius entrusted Sir Ector with the baby of the dead king and queen?
Ans- Merlin and Sir Ulfius entrusted sir Ector with the baby of the dead King and queen because Sir Ector was a trustworthy loyal subject of the king.
Complete the following sentences with information from the text:
(a) After King Uther-Pendragon, Britain had no king because– one of the fighting barons had managed to become the king.
(b) The magnificient sword was fixed — on a large stone in the churchyard.
(c) Arthur was eighteen when–he succeeded in lifting the sword for the first time.
(d) The beautiful arm that rose from the water– held a sword set with rubies and emeralds.
Activity 5 (A King’s Tale Activity question answer)
Answer the following questions:
(a) What was written upon the stone on which the sword was fixed?
Ans- Upon the stone, in gold letters, was inscribed, Whoever could pull out that sword was by right of birth, the king of England.
(b)What happened on the bright May morning?
Ans- Upon a bright may morning, a great trial took place and Arthur lifted the sword easily.
(c) Why did Arthur need a new sword?
Ans- Arthur needed a new sword because he had lost the royal sword in a battle.
Write ‘T’ for true and ‘F’ for false statements in the given boxes. Give supporting statements for each of your answers:
(a) The people of England were unhappy during Arthur’s rule. (F)
Supporting statement= king Arthur could gift peace and prosperity to England.
(b) Merlin took King Arthur to the gilded pavilion on his birthday.(F)
Supporting statement= on the wedding day, Merlin took him to a richly gilded pavilion.
(c) Fifty people could sit at the Round Table.(T)
Supporting statement=The floor was marbled. In the middle of the room was a huge round oak table richly carved capable of seating fifty people.
(d) The goodness and the kindness of the knights were known all over the country. (T)
Supporting statement= The stories of their goodness and kindness spread throughout the country.
Activity 7 (A King’s Tale Activity question answer)
Answer the following questions:
(a) Who, according to Merlin, could possess the Excalibur?
Ans- According to Merlin, only an honest and fearless knight who protected the common people could possess the Excalibur.
(b) Describe the pavilion where the round table was placed.
Ans- The round table was placed on a richly gilded pavilion which was painted crimson and dark blue. The floor was marbled.
(c) What did King Arthur’s devoted knights promise?
Ans- King Arthur’s devoted knights promised that they would help the helpless, be gentle to the weak and to punish the wicked.
(d) Why did King Arthur smile when he was informed that the Excalibur taken back into the lake by a beautiful arm?
Ans- King Arthur smiled when he was informed that the Excalibur was taken back into the lake by a beautiful arm because he knew that the sword had gone to it’s original place.
In lesson 5, you have learnt what a Clause is. Now, read the following sent The king, who was friend and protector to all, was fair to everyone. In the above sentence, the group of coloured words does the work of an Adjective.
In the following sentences underline the groups of words that do the work of an Adjective:
(i)The king is wearing a crown which is made of gold.
(ii) He walked on the path that was stony.
(iii) He has a friend who is very helpful.
The groups of words that you have underlined do the work of an Adjective and contain Subjects and Predicates of their own. Such a group of words is called an Adjective Clause. An Adjective Clause is introduced by a Relative Pronoun and so it is called a Relative Clause.
Read the following sentence:
When the king and the queen were no more, the two counsellors met Sir Ector, the Trustworthy.
In the above sentence, the group of coloured words does the work of an Adverb.
In the following sentences, underline the groups of words that do the work of an Adverb:
(i) He returned home when it was raining.
(ii) If he works hard, he will succeed.
(ii) The student could not understand the lesson as he was not present in the class.
The groups of words that you have underlined do the work of an Adverb and contain Subjects and Predicates of their own. Such a group of words is an Adverb Clause.
Read the following sentence:
These knights promised that they would help the helpless.
In the above sentence, the group of coloured words does the work of a Noun.
In the following sentences, underline the groups of words that do the work of Noun:
(i) l expect that he will come
(ii) That you behave like this, hurts me.
(iii) Mother was very happy that her child had succeeded.
The groups of words that you have underlined do the work of a Noun and contain Subjects and Predicates of their own. Such a group of words is a Noun Clause.
Underline the Clauses in the following sentences and state what kind of clauses they are:
(i) He was a man whom everyone admired. (ADJECTIVE CLAUSE )
(ii) I hope that my uncle will visit me. (NOUN CLAUSE )
(iii) He could not walk further as he was tired. (ADVERB CLAUSE )
(iv) They live in a place where it is always cold. (ADVERB CLAUSE )
(v) My friends took me to a garden which was very beautiful. (ADJECTIVE CLAUSE )
(vi) The artist hoped that he would win an award. (NOUN CLAUSE )
Find words in the passage that mean the following:
(a) to care for someone or something = love or protect
(b) the state of being successful = victorious
(c) having great love and being loyal = trusted
(d) died = deceased or passed away
Imagine you are Merlin, the wise counsellor to King Arthur. Write a paragraph in about eighty words on the advices you would have given the king in his times of trouble.
I am Merlin, the wise counsellor to king Arthur. I always help him by giving adviceson various matters. When the king gets in problems, he comes to me to know what to do. My advices bring victory to him. I also advise the king to be kind to subjects. So they never revolt. The barons are greedy. They do not like the king. Sometimes, they made problems. They instigate the common People against the king. As a counsellor I advise the king to end those problems by force. If he finds problem in finance, I show him the way to get out of that. King Arthur believed me. He is a good king after all.
Activity 10(b) (A King’s Tale Activity question answer)
Write a summary of the following passage :
Long ago during the reign of Khalifa Haroon-ul-Rashid, there lived a businessman called Ali. One day Ali went on a pilgrimage. He had five hundred gold coins which he put in a jar and filled the jar with oil. Ali left the jar with his neighbour Abdul. While Ali was away, one day, Abdul ran out of cooking oil in his house. He took out some oil from Ali’s jar. As Abdul was pouring the oil several gold coins fell out
from the jar. He became greedy. Abdul took out all the oil and the gold coins from Ali’s jar. Then he replaced the oil in the jar from an oil-trader. Ali returned several months later. He did not find his coins. Abdul said he knew nothing of it. Ali went to the Khalifa. Khalifa Haroon-ul- Rashid heard Ali’s complain. But there was no proof against Abdul. The Khalifa called an oil merchant .He tasted the oil and said it was two months old. Ali had gone for seven months. He could not have put that oil in the jar. So, Abdul was caught. Ali got back his coins. (190 words)
ANSWER IN SUMMARY
ANSWER- Once during the reign of Khalifa Haroon-ul-Rashid Ali, a businessman went on a pilgrimage keeping five hundred gold coins in a jar with his neighbour Abdul. But Abdul found gold coins in the oil of the jar. Abdul took out all the oil and the gold coins from Ali’s jar. replaced the oil in the jar from an oil-trader. Ali returned several months later. He did not find his coins. Then he complained to Khalifa with no proof. Khalifa called the merchant and tasted the oil and said it was two months old. Ali had gone for seven months. So, Abdul was caught and Ali got back his coins.