The Happy Prince Class 8 Questions and Answers

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The Happy Prince Class 8 Questions and Answers


Today in this post we will discuss the answers to all the questions in the story of “The Happy Prince”, the tenth of class 8 English.

আজকে আমাদের এই পোস্টে অষ্টম শ্রেণীর ইংরেজির অষ্টম চ্যাপ্টার অর্থাৎ “দ্য হ্যাপি প্রিন্স” কবিতার সমস্ত প্রশ্নের উত্তর আলোচনা করব।


The Happy Prince Activity 1


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

(1) All the friends of the Swallow had left for warm Egypt. [3]

(2) The Happy Prince asked the Swallow to take the ruby out of his sword-hilt. [6]

(3) The Swallow took shelter beneath the statue of the Happy Prince. [4]

(4) The woman’s son was suffering from fever. [5]

(5) The Happy Prince lived in the wonderful palace of Sans-Souci. [1]

(6) The town built the statue of the Happy Prince. [2]


The Happy Prince Activity 2


Complete the following sentences with information from the text :

(a) The young mother told her child not to cry because the Happy Prince never cried for new things.

(b) The Swallow took shelter beneath the statue of Happy Prince because it was very cold outside.

(c) The Swallow mistook the teardrops from the eyes of the Happy Prince for rain.

(d) The statue of the Happy Prince could see the poor condition of his countrymen.


The Happy Prince Activity 3


Answer the following question:

Why does the Swallow think that the statue of the Happy Prince has a golden heart?

Answer – The Swallow thought that the statue of the Happy Prince had a golden heart because he was weeping for the poor.


The Happy Prince 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 Swallow didn’t want to help the Happy Prince. F

S.S> I will help you.

(b) The Happy Prince wanted to leave for Egypt. F

S.S> I cannot move.

(c) The Happy Prince asked the Swallow to take a sapphire from one of his eyes to the playwright. T

S.S> Take one of my sapphire eyes and give it to him.

(d) The girl in the Town Square had no shoes. T

S.S> She has no shoes.


The Happy Prince Activity 5


Answer the following questions:

(a) Why did the Swallow agree to help the Happy Prince?

Answer: The happy prince was good by heart. He was unable to move. So the swallow agree to help him to respect his request.

(b) Why did the Swallow feel warm?

Answer: The Swallow had helped others with the request of the Happy Prince. So he felt warm.

(c) What made the playwright say, ‘Now I can finish my play’?

Answer: The poor playwright got the sapphire and his poverty disappeared. So he could finish the play.


The Happy Prince Activity 6


Fill in the following chart with information from the text :

Cause Effect
(i) The little girl got Sapphire.(i) The little girl was happy.
(ii) The Happy Prince begged for his help.(ii) Though it was cold, the Swallow stayed on with the Happy Prince.
(iii) The Swallow told the Happy Prince that it saw many unhappy and unfed people.(iii) The Happy Prince wanted to help them with his gold.
(iv) The Mayor did not find the statue beautiful anymore.(iv) He ordered to take the statue to the furnace to melt.

The Happy Prince Activity 7


Answer the following questions:

(a) What new law did the Mayor propose?

Answer: Mayor proposed a new law that no bird can die in the town square or near the statue of Happy Prince.

(b) Why did the Mayor and the Town Councillors think the statue of the Happy Prince was not beautiful anymore?

Answer: The Happy Prince gave away all his riches to help the poor needy. So he was not looking good. So the Mayor and his councilors thought that it was not beautiful.

(c) Where was the Happy Prince taken?

Answer: The Happy Prince was taken to the furnace to melt.

(d) Why did the Mayor and the Councillors want statues of themselves?

Answer: The Mayor and the councilors wanted to make statue of themselves as they all were keen to become famous.

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