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Tamilnadu Samacheer Kalvi 8th English Solutions Term 2 Supplementary Chapter 1 The Three Questions

Section – I

Read and Understand

A. Choose the correct answer from the options given below.

The Three Questions Book Back Answers Question 1.
The king wanted to know the answers for _______ questions.
(a) three
(b) five
(c) nine
Answer:
(a) three

The Three Questions Answers Question 2.
The hermit lived in a _______
(a) cottage
(b) palace
(c) wood
Answer:
(c) wood

The Three Questions 8th Standard Question 3.
_______ was widely renowned for his wisdom.
(a) hermit
(b) messengers
(c) warriors
Answer:
(a) hermit

B. Fill in the blanks.

  1. The answer for the first question was to have a _______ to fix the proper time for everything.
  2. _______ were referred to know the right time for every action.
  3. The king decided to consult a _______

Answers:

  1. counsel of wise men
  2. Magicians
  3. hermit

C. Who said these words?

  1. “They all answered his questions differently”.
  2. How can I learn to do the right thing at the right time?
  3. “Now rest awhile – and let me work a bit”?

Answers:

  1. Leo Tolstoy They → learned men; his → The King’s
  2. The king
  3. The hermit

D. Give short answers for the following in 50 words.

The Three Questions Samacheer Kalvi Question 1.
What were the king’s questions?
Answer:
The king’s questions were :
What was the right time for every action?
Who were the most necessary people?
How to know what was the most important thing to do?

8th English The Three Questions Question 2.
Was the king satisfied with the answers? Why?
Answer:
No, the king was not satisfied with the answers. Because all the answers were different and the king could not agree with none of them.

The Three Questions Question And Answer Question 3.
Why was the king advised to go to the magicians?
Answer:
The king was advised to go to the magicians in order to know the right time for every action.

The Three Questions Question 4.
Whose advice did the people say would be imp’ortant to the king in answer to the second question?
Answer:
In answer to the second question, the advice of the councilors, priests, doctors and warriors would be important to the king.

The Three Questions Additional Questions

I. Fill in the blanks :

  1. Only _______ know beforehand what was going to happen.
  2. The king decided to consult a hermit renowned for his. _______
  3. The hermit received none but only _______
  4. When the king came to meet, the hermit was _______ the ground

Answers:

  1. magicians
  2. wisdom
  3. common folk
  4. digging

II. Read the following passage and answer the questions given below

In reply to the first question, some said that to know the right time for every action, one must draw up in advance a table of days, months, and years, and must live strictly according to it. Only thus, they said, could everything be done at its proper time. Others declared that it was impossible to decide beforehand the right time for every action, but that, not letting oneself be absorbed in idle pastimes, one should always attend to all that was going on, and then do what was most needful.

Three Questions Questions And Answers Pdf Question 1.
To know the right time, what must one draw up in advance?
Answer:
One must draw up in advance a table of days, months and years.

The Three Questions Questions And Answers Question 2.
Since it was impossible to decide the right time, what should we not Jo?
Answer:
We should not be absorbed in idle pastimes.

Question 3.
Why should we attend to all that is going on?
Answer:
We should attend to all that is going on so that we can choose and do what is most needed.

Question 4.
What was the first question?
Answer:
The first question was, “what is the right time for every action?”.

III. Answer the following in one or two words ;

Question 1.
When was ‘The three questions’ written by the Tolstoy .and in what iang<; age:
Answer:
Leo Tolstoy wrote ‘The three questions’ in 1885 in the Russian language.

Question 2.
Why was a council of wise men recommended to find the proper time for every th. in rJ
Answer:
A council of wise men was recommended because it was impossible for one man to decide correctly the proper time.

Question 3.
How did the king go to the woods?
Answer:
The king went to the woods in simple clothes, with his bodyguard on his horse.

Question 4.
Why did the king take the spade to work for the hermit?
Answer:
The king took the spade to work for the hfermit because the hermit was tired.

Question 5.
Until when did the king dig with the spade?
Answer:
The king dig with the spade until the sun began to sink behind the trees.

IV, Identify the character / speaker:

  1. “To know the right time for every action, one must draw in advance the table of days, months and years”.
  2. “Let me take the spade and work awhile for you”.
  3. “Let us see who it is”.

Answers:

  1. learned men
  2. king
  3. The hermit

V. Write True or False against each statement:

  1. All the answers being different, the king agreed with none of them.
  2. The king should have a council of unwise men who would help him.
  3. The hermit lived in a wood which he often quitted.
  4. The hermit listened to the king’s questions but answered nothing.
  5. Each time the hermit stuck his spade into the ground, he turned a lot of earth.

Answers:

  1. True
  2. False
  3. False
  4. True
  5. False

VI. Give Very Short Answers :

Question 1.
According to the answers received, who were the people the king most needed?
Answer:
Councilors, priests, doctors and warriors.

Question 2.
What do you know about the hermit from this lesson?
Answer:
The wise hermit lived in the wood which he never quitted. He met only common folks there. He was frail, weak, tired in a hut and worked hard.

VII. Answer in Detail:

Question 1.
Explain the various answers given by the learned men for the first question of the king.
Answer:
To know the right time for each action, the learned men said,
(a) to draw in advance a table of days, months and years and live according to it.
(b) it is impossible to find the answer for the right time for each action.
(c) not to be absorbed in idle pastimes, but to attend to all that was going on and do what was most-needful.
(d) it was impossible for one man to decide the right time correctly.
(e) the king must have a council of wise men to help him fix the proper time for everything.

Question 2.
What happened between the king and the hermit in the woods?
Answer:
The hermit saw the king and greeted him. Then he continued to dig the ground in front of his hut with great difficulty.

The king told the hermit that he had come to him to ask him the answers for his three questions and narrated the three questions. The hermit did not answer the questions but continued digging. The king offered to help the tired hermit in digging. The hermit accepted his help and sat down. When the king stopped digging and repeated his questions, the hermit again did not answer, he asked for the spade from the king. The king did not give the spade, he continued digging for hours till sunset. At last, the king told the hermit that if he could not answer his questions, he would go back home. At that time, someone came running.

VIII. Rearrange the jumbled sentences :

A.
1. King decided to consult a hermit known for his wisdom.
2. The learned men answered the king’s questions differently.
3. The king put on simple clothes and went alone to the hermit’s cell.
4. The king proclaimed throughout his kingdom to give rewaijd for the correct answers to his questions.
5. The king agreed with none of the learned men and gave the reward to none.
Answers:
4. The king proclaimed throughout his kingdom to give reward for the correct answers to his questions.
2. The learned men answered the kings questions differently.
5. The king agreed with none of the learned men and gave the reward to none.
1. King decided to consult a hermit known for his wisdom.
3. The king put on simple clothes and went alone to the hermit’s cell.

B.
1. The hermit listened to the king, but answered nothing.
2. The king dismounted his horse and went along, leaving his bodyguard behind.
3. The king said, “You are tired, let me take the spade and work for you”.
4. The king said, “Wise hermit, I ask you to answer my three questions”.
5. The hermit greeted the king on seeing him.
Answers:
2. The king dismounted his horse and went along, leaving his bodyguard behind.
5. The hermit greeted the king on seeing him.
4. The king said, “Wise hermit, I ask you to answer my three questions”.
1. The hermit listened to the king, but answered nothing.
3. The king said, “You are tired, let me take the spade and work for you”.

Section – II

Read and Understand

A. Write ‘True or False’ for the following statement.

  1. The bearded man was an enemy of the king.
  2. The king and the hermit refused to help the wounded man.
  3. The wounded man asked for the king’s forgiveness.
  4. The king promised to restore the property of the bearded man.

Answers:

  1. True
  2. False
  3. True
  4. True

B. Match the words in column ‘A’ with their meanings in column ‘B’.
The Three Questions Book Back Answers Samacheer Kalvi 8th English Solutions Term 2 Supplementary Chapter 1
Answers:

  1. (c)
  2. (a)
  3. (d)
  4. (b)

C. Give short answers for the following.

Question 1.
Who came running out of the wood? What happened to-him?
Answer:
A bearded man came running out of the wood. Blood was flowing from the wound in his stomach. The king’s bodyguard attacked him.

Question 2.
How did the king and the hermit restore the life of a wounded man?
Answer:
The king and the hermit unfastened the man’s clothing. The king washed the wound in his stomach and bandaged it with his handkerchief and with a towel the hermit had. When the blood stopped flowing, the king gave fresh water for him to drink. Then the king, with the hermit’s help, carried the wounded man into the hut and laid him on the bed.

Question 3.
Why did the king sleep through the night?
Answer:
The king was so tired from his walk, from the digging work with the spade and from putting all his effort to save the bearded man. So he slept soundly through the night.

Question 4.
What were the changes in the behaviour of the Wounded man at the end?
Answer:
The wounded man was the enemy of the kMg. He wanted to kill the king but the king saved his life. The wounded man asked the kings forgiveness and wanted to serve the king as a very faithful slave.

D. Answer the following in 100 words.

Question 1.
What were the answers to the three questions? What is the message of the hermit?
Answer:
For the first question of the king, “What was the right time for every action?”, the answer was, “The most important time was when the king was digging the beds”.

The answer for the second question, “Who were the most necessary people?” was the hermit was the most important man.

The final question was, “What was the most important thing to do?” The answer was to do good for the hermit was the most important business of the king.

Question 2.
Why did the heart man ask he king’s forgiveness? What did the king do to show his forgiveness?
Answer:
The bearded man actually came to kill the king. But when he was badly wounded and bled to death, the king saved his life by treating his wound. The man whom he wanted to kill, saved his life. This act of the king made the bearded man feel guilty of his sin.

So the bearded man asked for the kings forgiveness. The king was happy to make peace with his enemy and make his friend. He not only forgave him but also sent his servants and his own physician to attend on him. The king promised to restore his property too.

Vocabulary

Commonly Confused Words

Complete the following sentences using appropriate copfusable words.

  1. The sugar had a negative ________ on the science experiment, (effect/affect)
  2. l am going to ________ down for an hour, (lie/lay)
  3. The gas prices continue to ________ (raise/rise).
  4. She always gives me good ________ (advice/advise).
  5. The war had no ________ on oil prices, (affect / effect)

Answers:

  1. effect
  2. lie
  3. rise
  4. advice
  5. effect

Anagram

Example:
The Three Questions Answers Samacheer Kalvi 8th English Solutions Term 2 Supplementary Chapter 1

Exercise:
The Three Questions 8th Standard Samacheer KalviTerm 2 Supplementary Chapter 1

Antigram

Example:
The Three Questions Samacheer Kalvi 8th English Solutions Term 2 Supplementary Chapter 1
Exercise:
8th English The Three Questions Samacheer Kalvi 8Term 2 Supplementary Chapter 1

Step to Succes

Read the English folk tale given below and fill up the blank spaces with si le words.
that, and, and, on, after, where
Answer:
There were once three tortoises – a father, a mother and a baby. On one fine morning during spring, they decided that they would like to go for a picnic. They picked the place where they would go, a nice wood at some distance, and they began to put their things together. They got tins of cheese, vegetable, meat and fruits. They were ready for the picnic. They set out carrying their baskets. After eighteen months they sat down for rest. They enjoyed the picnic very much.

The Three Questions Additional Questions

I. Choose the Right answer:

Question 1.
The bearded man came running out of the _______
(a) wood
(b) beach
(c) hut
(d) Porch
Answer:
(a) wood

Question 2.
The king was tired so he crouched on the _______ and fell asleep.
(a) porch
(b) bed
(c) threshold
(d) field

Question 3.
The king was glad to have made _______ with his enemy.
(a) money
(b) business
(c) peace
(d) healing
Answer:
(c) peace

Question 4.
The hermit was on his knees, outside his hut _______ seeds in the beds dug.
(a) planting
(b) sowing
(c) digging
(d) keeping
Answer:
(b) sowing

Question 5.
The only purpose man was sent into this life was to do _______ for others.
(a) harm
(b) abuse
(c) revenge
(d) good
Answer:
(d) good

II. Fill in the blanks :

  1. The king and the hermit _______the bearded man’s clothes.
  2. The king bandaged the wound with his _______ and the hermit s towel.
  3. The bearded said to the king, “I will serve you as your most faithful _______”
  4. The king said he would send his servants and his own _______ to attend the bearded man.

Answers:

  1. unfastened
  2. handkerchief
  3. slave
  4. Physician

III. Identify the character and speaker:

  1. “Forgive me”.
  2. “I do not know you and have nothing to forgive you for”.
  3. “I resolved to kill you on your way back”.
  4. “You have already been answered”.
  5. “For the last time, I pray you to answer my questions”.

Answers:

  1. Bearded man
  2. The king
  3. Bearded man
  4. Hermit
  5. The king

IV. Write True or False against each statement:

  1. The bearded man fell fainting on the ground, moaning loudly.
  2. The bearded man was lying on the bed, gazing intently at the king with shining eyes.
  3. “Your bodyguard recognized me and wounded me”.
  4. Before going away the king wished not to beg an answer to the questions he had put.
  5. There is only one time that is important – then!

Answers:

  1. False
  2. True
  3. True
  4. False
  5. False

V. Match the following :
The Three Questions Question And Answer Samacheer Kalvi 8th English Solutions Term 2 Supplementary Chapter 1
Answer:

  1. (b)
  2. (a)
  3. (d)
  4. (c)

VI. Give Very Short Answers :

Question 1.
Where was the wound for the bearded man?
Answer:
The bearded man was wounded in his stomach.

Question 2.
What did the king give the bearded man to drink?
Answer:
The king gave fresh water for the bearded man to drink.

Question 3.
Where did the king and the he make the bearded man to lie?
Answer:
The king and the hermit made the bearded man to lie on the bed in the hermits hut.

Question 4.
Who property had the king seized?
Answer:
The king had seized the property of the bearded man’s brother.

Question 5.
Why did the bodyguard w< the bearded
Answer:
The bodyguard knew that the bearded man had come to kill the king. So he wounded to protect the king.

Question 6.
What would have happened if the king had not dressed the wound of the bearded man?
Answer:
If the king had not dressed the wound of the bearded man, he would have heavily bled and died.

Question 7.
Why die he king want to mi the hermit before he left the wood?
Answer:
The king wanted to meet the hermit for the last time before he left, to beg an answer to the questions he had put.

Question 8.
The only time important is “now”. Justify.
Answer:
“Now” is the only time when we have any power to act. So it is important than the past and future.

VII. Write Short Answers :

Question 1.
Describe the bearded man when he met the king.
Answer:
The bearded man came running from the wood. His hands were pressing his stomach, from which blood was flowing. He reached the king and fell fainted on the ground, moaning feebly.

Question 2.
How did the king and the hermit treat the wounded man?
Answer:
The king washed the Targe wound on the stomach and bandaged it with his handkerchief and the hermit’s towel. The king rebandaged the wound repeatedly until the blood stopped. He gave fresh water to the wounded man to drink. The king and the hermit carried the wounded man and laid him on the bed in the hut

Question 3.
The bearded man lying on the bed, gazed at the king with shining eyes. Why?
Answer:
The bearded man cried so his eyes were shining. He gazed at the king as he was recollecting how he came the previous day to kill the king. He felt guilty as the king whom he wanted to kill, had saved his life.

VIII. Answer in Detail:

Question 1.
Explain the three instances by which the hermit answered the king’s questions.
Answer:
Instance I : The most important time was when the king was digging the beds. The most important person was the hermit. To do good for the hermit was the most important action.

Instance IT: The most important time was the time the king attended on the bearded ’ man. The bearded wounded man was the most important person. The help the king did to the wounded man was the most important action.

To conclude, the most important time is “now” because it is the only time over which we have any power. The most important person is the person with whom we are. And the most important action is to do good to that person, because only for that reason man was sent to live this life.

Question 2.
What would have happened if the king did not help the hermit?
Answer:
When the king saw the frail weak hermit digging the ground, he pitied him and dug the beds for him but if he had not pitied the hermit and gone on his way, then the bearded man would have attacked and killed the king. The king would have also repented for not staying with the hermit.

Question 3.
How did the bearded man become the most important person for the king?
Answer:
According to the second question of the king, “who was the most necessary person?”, it was the bearded man. Because when the bearded man ran up to the king, if the king had not attended to him, he would have died. Since the king attended to the man, bandaged his wound and saved him, the king was able to make peace with his enemy and gained him for a friend. God wants us to do good for people and for that purpose alone man was sent into this life.

IX. Rearrange the jumbled sentences:

A.
1. The king washed and bandaged the wound.
2. A bearded man came running out of the wood.
3. The king and the hermit carried the wounded man into the hut and laid him on the bed.
4. He fell fainting on the ground, moaning feebly.
5. The king brought fresh water and gave it to him.
Answers:
2. A bearded man came running out of the wood.
4. He fell fainting on the ground, moaning feebly.
1. The king washed and bandaged the wound.
5. The king brought fresh water and gave it to him.
3. The king and the hermit carried the wounded man into the hut and laid him on the bed.

B.
1. “Forgive me”, said the bearded man in a weak voice.
2. The king was glad to have made peace with his enemy.
3. “I am the enemy of yours who swore to revenge on you”.
4. When the king woke in the morning, the bearded man was gazing at him with shining eyes.
5. “I do not know you”, said the king.
Answer:
4. When the king woke in the morning, the bearded man was gazing at him with shining eyes.
1. “Forgive me”, said the bearded man in a weak voice.
5. “I do not know you”, said the king.
3. “I am the enemy of yours who swore to revenge on you”.
2. The king was glad to have made peace with his enemy.

X. Read the passage and answer the questions :

“You do not know me, but I know you. I am that enemy of yours who swore to revenge on you, because you executed my brother and seized his property. I know you had gone alone to see the hprmit, and I resolved to kill you on your way back”.

Question 1.
Who speaks these words and to whom?
Answer:
The bearded man spoke these words to the king.

Question 2.
Who was the bearded man?
Answer:
The bearded man was the king’s enemy.

Question 3.
What did the bearded man plan to do?
Answer:
The bearded man planned to kill the king.

Question 4.
Why did the bearded man want to kill the king?
Answer:
The bearded man wanted to kill the king as a revenge. Because the king had executed his brother and seized his property.

Vocabulary – Additional

Confused Words

Complete the following sentences using appropriate confusable words.

  1. Can you _______ (here / hear) me?
  2. Last _______ (weak / week) I did not attend the school.
  3. It is a very beautiful _______ (seen / scene)
  4. He tried to _______ (steel / steal) the gold chain.
  5. The hunting dogs tried to _______ (haul / hall) the wolf.

Answers:

  1. hear
  2. week
  3. scene
  4. steal
  5. haul

Anagram

Form another word.

  1. Elbow
  2. State
  3. Cat
  4. Arc
  5. Sale
  6. School master

Answers:

  1. Below
  2. Taste
  3. Act
  4. car
  5. seal
  6. The classroom

Antigram

Create Antigram from the following Anagram.

  1. Indeed
  2. Inferno
  3. Tip
  4. Silent
  5. forty five

Answers:

  1. Denied
  2. Non-fire
  3. Pit
  4. Listen
  5. Over fifty

The Three Questions Summary

Section – I

Once a king was anxious to find the answers to these questions: What was the right time to begin everything? Who was the right person to listen to? and what was the most important thing to do?

The king announced throughout his kingdom that anyone who gave the correct answer for his questions would be rewarded.

To know the right time they said one should have a time plan. Another person said it was impossible to decide the correct time, so one should avoid idle pastime and attend only to the needful. Next, it was told that the king should have a council of wise men to fix the correct time for everything. Finally, it was recommended to consult magicians.

Various answers were given to the second question such as councilors, priests, doctors, warriors being the most needed people.

For the third question on the important action to do, the answers got were science, skill in warfare, religious worship and so on.

The king was not satisfied with any of the answers and he went to the woods to consult a hermit known for his wisdom. The hermit was digging the ground with difficulty when the king met him and asked him the answers for his questions. The hermit did not answer but continued to dig. Seeing the tired hermit, the king offered to dig for him and again asked the same questions. The hermit again did not answer but asked the spade back’to dig. The king did not give the spade but continued to dig till the evening. At that time, someone came running. The king and the hermit went to see who it was.

Section – II

When the king was with the hermit near his hut, a bleeding bearded man fell fainted as he reached the king. The king washed and bandaged the wound in his stomach till bleeding stopped. The king gave water to the thirsty man. The tired king and the bearded man slept in the hermits hut that night.

In the morning, the bearded man asked for the king’s forgiveness. But the king did not know him. The bearded man was the king’s enemy who had come to kill him. The bodyguard found him and attacked. The bearded man escaped being saved by his enemy, the ‘king’. The bearded man promised to serve the king as a faithful slave along with his family.

The happy king forgave and made peace with his enemy. He sent his servants and physician to attend the wounded man and also promised to restore his property.

The king asked the hermit for the answers to his questions before he left him. The hermit told that it had been already answered. Firstly, the most important time was when the king was digging the beds. Secondly, the important man was the hermit. Thirdly, to do good for the hermit was the king’s important business.

Next, the most important three was when the king attended his enemy. The important man was the ‘enemy’ who the king made peace with. The important business was what the king did for the bearded man.

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