Ncert English Class 8 Solutions The Summit Within
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 5, The Summit Within. Here students can easily find step by step solutions of all the questions in The Summit Within. 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 5 solutions. Here all Question Answer are based on NCERT latest syllabus.
The Summit Within Exercise question Solutions :
- Comprehension Check :
(1) Standing on Everest, the writer was
(ii) very sad.
(iii) jubilant and sad.
Choose the right item.
The appropriate option is – (iii)
Standing on Everest, the writer was Jubilant and sad.
(2) The emotion that gripped him was one of
(i) victory over hurdles.
(ii) humility and a sense of smallness.
(iii) greatness and self importance.
(iv) joy of discovery.
Choose the right item
The appropriate option is – (ii)
The emotion that gripped him was one of Humility and sense of smallness.
(3) “The summit of the mind” refers to
(i) great intellectual achievements.
(ii) the process of maturing mentally and spiritually.
(iii) overcoming personal ambition for common welfare.
(iv) living in the world of thought and imagination.
(v) the triumph of mind over worldly pleasures for a noble cause.
(vi) a fuller knowledge of oneself.
Mark the item(s) not relevant.
(i), (iii), (iv) and (v) are not relevant.
“The summit of the mind” refers to the process of maturing mentally and spiritually and a fuller knowledge of oneself.
- Working with the Text :
(1) Answer the following questions.
(i) What are the three qualities that played a major role in the author’s climb?
Lots of endurance, determination and strong will power are the three qualities that played a major role in the climb of the author.
(ii) Why is adventure, which is risky, also pleasurable?
Adventure, which is risky, is pleasurable too. Mountain climbing is a great challenge and it is full of hurdles and difficulties. And man can overcome these difficulties with great pleasure and it also boosts the confidence and will power of the doer. There is a feeling of joy and pleasure in such adventures.
(iii) What was it about Mount Everest that the author found irresistible?
The mightiest and the highest mountain of the world, mount Everest attracted the author by its beauty, aloofness, might, ruggedness and difficulties that he encountered on the way. It takes the last ounce of the ice. One who decides to ascend the Everest cannot give up his/her climbing by returning half climbed there is the feeling of elation, the joy of having done something and the feeling of victory and of happiness.
(iv) One does not do it (climb a high peak) for fame alone. What does one do it for, really?
Climbing a mountain and reaching its peak means endurance, determination and strong will power. The demonstration of these physical qualities is fully exhilarating. However, the experience is not merely physical. It is actually spiritual and emotional also. It satisfies man’s eternal love for adventure. It gives the doer a sense of fulfilment and satisfaction and happiness.
(v) “He becomes conscious in a special manner of his own smallness in this large universe.” This awareness defines an emotion mentioned in the first paragraph. Which is the emotion?
“He becomes conscious in a special manner of his own smallness in this large universe”. This awareness defines an emotion of humility.
(vi) What were the “symbols of reverence” left by members of the team on Everest?
The author left a picture of Guru Nanak on Everest, Rawat left a picture of Goddess Durga, phu Dorji left a relic of the Buddha, Edmund Hillary had buried a cross under a cairn in the snow. These were the symbols of reverence left by the members of the team on Everest.
(vii) What, according to the writer, did his experience as an Everester teach him?
According to the writer, as an Everester his experience has provided him with the inspiration to the ordeals of life firmly. It taught him that the conquest of the eternal summit is equally worthwhile as climbing the mountain. Through this struggled his own smallness.
- Working with the Language :
(2) Write the noun forms of the following words adding -ance or -ence to each.
(i) endure = endurance
(ii) persist = persistence
(iii) signify = significance
(iv) confide = confidence
(v) maintain = maintenance
(vi) abhor = abhorrence.
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