Tales of Childhood Class 8 Questions and Answers

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Tales of Childhood Class 8 Questions and Answers

Today in this post we will discuss the answers to all the questions in the story of “Tales Of Childhood”, the tenth of class 8 English.

আজকে আমাদের এই পোস্টে অষ্টম শ্রেণীর ইংরেজির দশম চ্যাপ্টার অর্থাৎ “টেলস অফ চাইল্ডহুড” কবিতার সমস্ত প্রশ্নের উত্তর আলোচনা করব।

Tales of Childhood Activity 1

Rearrange the following sentences in the correct order and put the numbers in the given boxes:

(1) He met Sofie Magdalene Hesselberg in 1911. [4]

(2) They, along with their family members, moved to Radyr in 1918. [6]

(3) Harold Dahl became a successful shipbroker and set up a farm at Cardiff.  [3]

(4) They married soon after.  [5]

(5) Harold Dahl lost his arm when he was fourteen.  [2]

(6) The writer’s grandfather was a prosperous merchant.  [1]

Tales of Childhood Activity 2

Complete the following sentences with information from the text:

(a) The narrator’s grandfather was a fairly prosperous merchant.

(b) Harold Dahl had lost an arm when he was fourteen.

(c) A shipbroker is a person who supplies the ship with everything it needs.

(d) In the country mansion beside the village of Rady, there were many acres of farmland and woodland.

Tales of Childhood Activity 3

Answer the following question:

Do you think that the narrator was happy living in the imposing mansion?

Answer: I think the narrator was not happy living in the imposing mansion. He wanted the outside environment to enjoy than the imposing mansion.

Tales of Childhood Activity 4

Write ‘T’ for true and ‘F’ for false statements in the given boxes. Give supporting statements for each of your answers: 

(a) The narrator was the eldest child in the family. [False]

Supporting statement – My mother’s eldest child Astri.

(b) Astri was the favourite child of the narrator’s father. [True]

 Supporting statement – Astri was far and away my father’s favourite.

(c) The narrator’s father died of appendicitis. [False]

Supporting Statement – My own sister Astri died of Appendicitis.

(d) After his father’s death, the narrator along with his other family members moved to Llandaff. [True]

Supporting Statement – She sold the big house and moved to a smaller one a few miles away in Lla.

Tales of Childhood Activity 5

Answer the following questions:

(a) How old was Astri when she died?

Answer – Astri died at the age of only seven years.

(b) Why was pneumonia a very dangerous disease?

Answer – There was no penicillin or any other magical antibiotic to cure pneumonia in that time.

(c) What made the narrator’s father reluctant to fight against the disease?

Answer – The narrator father’s was reluctant to fight against the disease as he lost his beloved daughter Astri in appendicities.

Tales of Childhood Activity 6

(i) How the children remember their life before the age of 7 or 8 years.(i) The narrator is astonished.
(ii) The narrator cannot remember his childhood days.(ii) The narrator cannot picture the faces of Mrs. Cornfield or Miss Tucker.
(iii) The journeys made to or from the school were tremendously exciting.(iii) The narrator can remember the journey by tricycle.
(iv) A motor car on the road was an event then.(iv) The narrator with his sister could ride the tricycle in the middle of the road.

Tales of Childhood Activity 7

Answer the following questions:

(a) What was the name of the narrator’s first school?

Answer – Elmtree House was the name of the narrator’s first school.

(b) Which blurred memory does the narrator have of his early days?

Answer – The narrator used to sit on the stairs and try to tie his shoelaces. The narrator had a blurred memory of this.

(c) How did the narrator enjoy his journeys to and from school?

Answer – The narrator and his sister went to school by tricycle. They were whooping their way to school beside the highway.

(d) ‘It’s not much, but it’s all there is left’—Why, according to you, did the narrator make this comment?

Answer – The narrator had few memories of his childhood. He used to go to school in a raching mood, It was great excitement for him. So he made this comment.

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