Balbharati Class 8 English Solutions Chapter 1.2 Dick Whittington and his Cat

Balbharati Class 8 English Solutions Chapter 1.2 Dick Whittington and his Cat

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Chapter 1.2 : Dick Whittington and his Cat Exercise question Solutions

Question no – (1) 

Answer : 

(A) • Saint.

• Sat.

• Saving.

• Scolding.

• Screamed.

• Seemed.

• Share.

• Ship.

• Small.

• Someone.

• Still.

• Stone.

• Stood.

• Streets.

• Successful.

(B) (1) Successful – success.

(2) Immediately – immediate.

(3) Retrace – trace.

(4) Mouser – mouse.

(5) Unfriendly – Friend.

(6) Fallen – fall.

(7) Unkind – Kind.

(8) Wooden – wood.

(9) Luckily – luck.

(10) Belonging – Belong.

Question no – (2) 

Answer : 

(A) – (a) a small room just below a sloping roof.

= Attic.

(b) a very narrow passage between buildings.

= Alley.

(c) the highest – ranking officer in the Municipality of a city/town .

= Mayor.

(d) the highest ranking official who commands a ship.

= Captain.

(e) any animal that catches mice.

= Mouser.

(f) a low constant sound made by cats.

= Purr.

(B) – (1) Overcome : We should learn to overcome our fears with time.

(2) Put up with : We had to put up with the naught children in our neighborhood.

(3) Bargain : Ranita loves to bargain with the hawkers in the market.

Question no – (3) 

Answer : 

(e) Dick left his village on foot, to go to London. – 1

(b) A carter gave Dick a lift to London – 2

(g) Dick was homeless, helpless, cold and hungry. – 3

(a) Mr Fitzwarren provided shelter to Dick – 4

(h) Dick bought a cat to get rid of the mice. – 5

(c) A cat sailed to the African coast – 6

(i) The rats and mice ate up all the dinner, laid for the king and queen. – 7

(d) The captain sold the cat for a very high amount of money – 8

(f) Dick became rich, and later, the Mayor of London. – 9

Question no – (4) 

Answer : 

(a) Since dick`s life was not at all easy at Mr. Fitzwarren`s house, he decided to run away. On hearing the Church bells Dick decided to change his mind, as it sounded as if he was losing on to a good opportunity for him to get a better life. So he went back to the house again which changes his fortune forever.

(b) The message that this story brings out is that we often take rushed decisions when young without thinking deeply. Instead of escaping from the challenges and hurdles, we shall face them with courage and have faith on ourselves.

Question no – (5) 

Answer : 

(A) – (a) belonging = be-long-ing.

(b) unfriendly = un-friend-ly.

(c) anything = an-y-thing.

(d) difficulty = di-ffi-cul-ty.

(e) captain = cap-tain.

(f) morning = mor-ning.

(g) citizen = ci-ti-zen.

(h) message = mess-age.

(i) mayor = ma-yor.

(j) elected = e-lec-ted.


Positive : Comparative : Superlative :
(1) great (1) Greater (1) Greatest
(2) famous (2) More famous (2) Most famous
(3) easy (3) easier (3) easiest
(4) Bad (4) worse (4) worst
(5) poor (5) Poorer (5) poorest
(6) lazy (6) lazier (6) laziest
(7) little (7) Less (7) least
(8) worthy (8) worthier (8) Worthiest
(9) popular (9) More popular (9) Most popular

Question no – (6) 

Answer : 

Legendary Kalam :

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, the former president of India served from 2002 to 2007. He was a hailed Indian scientist who studies aerospace engineering and physics. He spent his last four decades as an administrator of science.

He was titled as ‘The Missile Man of India’ because of his day night efforts of developing missile science. He was respected with many national awards among which The Bharat Ratna was a significant one.

During his term as a President to the country he was known as the people’s president as he always dedicated himself for the development of the people.

A mini helicopter was designed by APJ Abdul Kalam for the Indian Army. A great break through was visible when he was transferred to ISRO for the project of SLV-III. He was a proud representative at the testing of the first nuclear test conducted. His studies and research works have always added value to the nuclear developments in the country.

After retiring from the post of Scientific Advisor, he aimed at interacting with upcoming youth that is the students of the country at a large scale. He felt immense joy in meeting the high school students and interacting with them, knowing their aspirations, dream and guiding them with certain tips. He has always wanted to ignite the dream of a developed India in the hearts of the youth while interacting.

He passed away in a major cardiac arrest during a speech at IIM Shillong in the year of 2015. Although it was a sudden stage of grief that struck our country due to such a loss, but his works and achievements shall be remembered for ever as they have been priceless to our country.


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Updated: July 4, 2023 — 9:52 am

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