The Man Who Planted Trees Class 8 Question Answer

Today in this post we will discuss the answers to all the questions in the story of The Man Who Planted Trees, the thirteenth chapter of class 8 .

আজকে আমাদের এই পোস্টে অষ্টম শ্রেণীর ইংরেজির ত্রয়োদশ চ্যাপ্টার অর্থাৎ “দ্য ম্যান হু প্লান্টেড ট্রীস” গল্পের সমস্ত প্রশ্নের উত্তর আলোচনা করব।

The Man Who Planted Trees Class 8 Question Answer

Activity 1

Tick the correct alternative:

(i) The narrator was speaking of his experience

(a) of recent times

(b) about forty years ago

(c) forty years into the future

(ii) The land could produce only

(a) plants of all types

(b) wild lavender

(c) oak trees

(iii) The village where he was camped was inhabited by

(a)the villagers

(b) wild animals

(c) none

(iv) The sound of the wind is compared to

(a) a flute

(b) drums

(c) a wild beast 

Activity 2

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

(1) The narrator had been walking for three days.  [1]

(2) He came across a dry spring.  [5]

(3) No vegetation grew in the region except wild lavender.  [1]

(4) The narrator’s camp was near an abandoned village.  [3]

(5) He was in search of water.  [4]

(6) He lost all hopes of water when his search produced no result after five hours.  [6]

Activity 3

Answers the following questions:

Why do you think the village was abandoned?

Answer: Water is a necessary thing to survive. There was no water in the village. So, I think the village was abandoned.

Activity 4

Complete the following sentences with information from the text:

(a) In the text, ‘l’ refers to Jean Giono the writer himself.

(b) The shepherd’s cottage would be the narrator’s shelter for the night since the closest village was still more than a day and a half farther on.

(c) With a great deal of attention, the shepherd examined acorns.

(d) The impression provided by the shepherd to the narrator was that nothing could disturb him.

Activity 5

Answer the following questions:

(a) Give two examples of the shepherd’s hospitality towards the narrator.

Answer: (i) The shepherd gave the narrator shelter for the night and (ii) He shared his soup with the narrator.

(b) State the profession of the people who inhabited the four or five remote villages.

Answer: The profession of the people was woodcutting they prepared charcoal from wood.

(c) “I was intrigued.” Why was the narrator ‘intrigued’?

Answer: The narrator did not know the profession of the shepherd. He also did not know the usefulness of acorns. So he was intrigued.

Activity 6

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

(a) The next morning the shepherd left his house all by himself.   [F]

Supporting Statements: He invited me to come along with him.

(b) Twenty thousand trees had sprouted from among the trees planted by the shepherd.  [F]

Supporting Statements: Twenty thousand come up.

(c) The narrator met Elzéard Bouffier after a time span of five years. T

Supporting Statements:   The narrator was engaged in a war for five years.

(d) ) The forest had sprung with the combined effort of the villagers and the shepherd.  F

Supporting Statements: This had all sprung from the hands of this one man.

Activity 7

Answer the following questions:

(a) How did Elzéard Bouffier plant the acorns?

Answer: At first Elzéard Bouffier made holes with an iron rod. He placed an acorn in each hole after he covered the hole with soil. Thus he planted the acorns.

(b) How many years later did the narrator revisit the country?

Answer: After five years the narrator revisited the country.

(c) “I found that the war had not disturbed him at all”-Why do you think that the war had not been able to disturb Elzéard Bouffier?

Answer: Elzéard Bouffier continued his planting of the oak trees for five years. So I think that the war had not disturbed him in his work.

(d) What was the narrator’s reaction to seeing the massive oak trees?

Answer: The oak forest of Elzeard Bouffier impressed the narrator very much. He thought that man could be effective like God in domains other than destruction.

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