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Karnataka State Syllabus Class 8 English Supplementary Chapter 18 The Broken Gate
The Broken Gate Questions and Answers, Summary, Notes
Textbook Questions And Answers
I. Comprehension :
A. Answer in two-three sentences each:
Why did the old man Twinkle need a boy?
The old man Twinkle needed a boy to help him in his shop.
When did all the boys go to Mr. Twinkle and what did Mr. Twinkle say?
The notice on Mr – Twinkle’s window read, “Wanted – Boy To Help(After school hours)”. Reading this the boys went to Mr. Twinkle. Mr. Twinkle said that he was not ready to see anyone at that moment and asked them to play in the yard till he called them.
What did all the boys do in front of the house?
All the boys climbed up the enormous yard – gate and started swinging to and fro. They shouted and pretented to whip the gate to make it gallop.
What did all the boys decide to tell the old man if he asked about the broken gate?
All the boys were afraid that they would not get job and hence decided to tell nothing about the broken gate.
Why didn’t Jack go back home with the other boys?
Jack was worried about the broken gate. He wondered if he could moud the gate. Hence he did not go back home with the other boys.
How did the gate break down according to Jack?
Jack told Mr. Twinkle that he was swinging on the gate and the gate broke.
Jack stared in surprise. What made Jack stare at Mr. Twinkle in surprise?
When Mr. Twinkle asked jack who had broken the gate, Jack said they were his friends and did not know their names. Mr. Twinkle called out all their names. This surprised jack.
Who was finally chosen to help the old man Twinkle? Why?
Mr. Twinkle choose Jack to help him. Because Jack was honest, truthful, loyal and a brave boy.
What is Jack doing now?
Jack is the head of the shop and doing well now.
B. Answer in five/six sentences each:
How did the boys break the gate?
Mr. Twinkle told the boys that he was not free to talk about the job and asked them to play in the yard till he called them. All the boys climbed up the gate that was swinging to and fro. They shouted in delight and galloped, swinging it to and fro. Unable to bear the weight of the boys the gate broke.
Why did Jack think they ought to tell about the broken gate to the old man Twinkle?
Jack did not want to lie to Mr. Twinkle. He felt it was rather cowardly to lie to the master. Moreover, his mother said that one should own up at once when anything is broken.
What qualities of Jack do you like the most?
Jack was honest, truthful, loyal boy. He innocently owned up the responsibility of the broken gate. He did not blame his friends. He also did not tell their names to Mr. Twinkle. His convincing nature to his friends is appreciable. Also, he stayed back alone to repair the broken gate. All these qualities are appreciable.
How would Jack overcome his weakness according to Mr. Twinkle?
Mr.Twinkle was of the opinion that though Jack was small and weak, he could overcome his weakness. He would grow big if Mrs. Twinkle made pudding to Jack every night. Good food would make him strong both body and mind. A little pocket money would by him better clothes.
What made Mr. Twinkle choose Jack for the job?
Mr. Twinkle was impressed by Jack’s honesty, truthfulness and bravery. He was true to his work. Mr. Twinkle had also observed Jack and his friends playing on the gate and when the gate broke down all his friends ran away except for Jack. He was reminded of his mother’s saying to own up the mistake and tried to convince his friends. But when they did not pay heed to his words he started mending the gate on his own. All this act of Jack made Twinkle choose him for the job.
C. Answer in ten/fifteen sentences each:
How did Jack win the heart of Mr. Twinkle?
Jack was smallest, poorer and weaker among the other boys in his group. He and his friends had come in search of the job that Mr. Twinkle offered. As Twinkle was not free he asked the boys to play in the yard. The boys saw the large gate swinging. They all climbed up the gate and started galloping and swinging to and fro.
Unable to bear the weight of the boys the gate broke down. All the boys ran away except for Jack. He started to find ways of repairing the gate. Mr. Twinkle observed all this in the evening he called Jack and asked him who had broken the gate. Jack replied that they were all playing a dit broken but did not know their names. Mr. Twinkle called out all their names to Jack’s surprise. And said he know who had broken the gate. He also liked Jack’s loyalty honesty and brave deed. Thereby Jack won the heart of Mr.Twinkle.
How did a helper boy become an owner of the shop?
Though Jack was smallest, weaker and a boy in ragged clothes he had admirable qualities that impressed Mr. Twinkle. When Mr. Twinkle asked him and his friends to wait out in the yard, all of them clicked up the gate and started playing on it. As the gate was old it gave way and broke down. Jack told his friends that they should inform Mr. Twinkle about this.
But his friends were not ready and left home. When Mr. Twinkle asked Jack about the gate he woned up the responsibility but did not tell his friend’s name. Mr. Twinkle was very much impressed by his honesty, truthfulness and loyalty. He said that he wanted a boy who was brave enough to own up the mistake and speaks the truth. And chose him for the job. He gave him nutritious food and good clothes Jack was sincere and grew up to be the owner of the shop.
II. Activities :
“Honesty is the best policy.” Write a paragraph on this topic.
“Honesty is the best policy”.
Proverbs are framed on the experience of human mind. Always be true and sincere in one’s work. Honesty is the best in wealth. The reward of honesty is honesty itself. Character is the crown of life and honesty is the crown of the character itself. No person can deem to be great without truth and honesty. All great men have led an honest life honest people may have to suffer a lot but they gain respect. He is fearless and courageous. He does not bow his head before others. He can face any situation in life with courage and confidence. Hence it is always adv
- pretend: make it seem that something is the case when in fact it is not
- gallop: the fastest pace of the horse
- delight: please greatly
- coward: a person who lacks the courage to do dangerous things
- dreadful: extremely bad or serious
- wonder: a feeling of surprise
- rag: a piece of old or tattered cloth
- fierce: violent or aggressive
- loyal: firm and constant in one’s support of a person