Ncert English Class 8 Solutions The Ant and the Cricket

Ncert English Class 8 Solutions The Ant and the Cricket

Welcome to NCTB Solutions. Here with this post we are going to help 8th class students for the Solutions of NCERT Class 8 English Book Chapter 1 Poem, The Ant and the Cricket. Here students can easily find step by step solutions of all the questions in The Ant and the Cricket. Also our Expert English Teacher’s solved all the problems with easily understandable language with proper guidance so that all the students can understand easily. Here in this post students will get chapter 1 solutions. Here all Question Answer are based on NCERT latest syllabus.

The Ant and the Cricket Exercise question Solutions :

Working with the Poem :

(1) The cricket says, “Oh! what will become of me?” When does he say it, and why?

Answer :

The cricket says these words when he finds that the winter has already arrived but his cupboard is still empty. He notices that there is not even a single crumb on the snow-covered ground. There is not a flower or leaf on the tree. As he has no food in this winter, he worries that he may die of starvation and famine very soon for sure.

(2) – (i) Find in the poem the lines that mean the same as “Neither a borrower nor a lender be” (Shakespeare).

Answer :

The line “We ants never borrow; we ants never lend”’ represents the same meaning as the Shakespeare’s line.

(2) – (ii) What is your opinion of the ant’s principles?

Answer :

Ant’s principles are very rigid. From their principles we learn that we should always think about the future and save enough for the future so that we might not get worried about food and then there will be no need to borrow or lend something from others.

(3) The ant tells the cricket to “dance the winter away”. Do you think the word ‘dance’ is appropriate here? If so, why?

Answer :

Yes, I think the word ‘dance’ is quite appropriate here. Because the word refers to the irresponsible nature of the cricket who was gladly waste his time, when the sun shone bright, by making gay and dancing and singing all the day instead of gathering adequate food for future to survive. So, the ant mentioned the word and tried to say the cricket that he should now dance in the winter also, as he did in the summer.

(4) (i) Which lines in the poem express the poet’s comment? Read them aloud.

Answer :

The following lines in the poem express the poet’s comment – “Folks call this a fable. I’ll warrant it true.

(4) – (ii) Write the comment in your own words.

Answer :

The above comment of the poet in this story is a fable and has a educative moral behind it. The cricket did not bother to save adequate food for the winter and wasted his time dancing and making merry during the summer. From this, we can easily get an idea of his careless nature. While on the other hand, the ant was very conscious about future and stored enough food for future. Therefore, the moral of the story is, we should always work hard in the present and should always be prepared for the future times. So that, we might not regret in the future.


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Updated: June 30, 2023 — 4:20 pm

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