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Karnataka State Syllabus Class 8 English Supplementary Chapter 19 The Miser
The Miser Questions and Answers, Summary, Notes
Textbook Questions And Answers
I. Comprehension :
I. Answer in a sentence or two each:
What was there in Surender’s hoard to call himself wealthy?
Surender had three barns heaped high with gold and silver, rare diamonds and precious stones.
What did he see in the market place one day?
One day he saw a man eating a ladoo.
How did he savour the thought of having a ladoo?
Surender’s mouth began to water. The ladoos looked so delicious that he could almost feel its sweetness tickling in his tongue.
How did Surender’s longing for a ladoo make him suffer.?
Surender’s urge to eat the ladoo was so bad that he began to drool. His legs grew weak and his stomach began to rumble loud.
Why was Vandana happy when Surender asked for a ladoo?
Vandana was happy because she though that she could make dozens of them and share with her family and neighbors.
Why didn’t Vandana’s happiness last long?
Vandana’s happiness did not last long because Surender asked her to make only one ladoo for him.
How many ladoos did Vandana finally make? Why?
Vandana made only one ladoo as husband told her that the other did not need them.
Who was witnessing the whole course of Surender’s miserliness?
Sakka, the king of gods and ruler of heavens was witnessing the whole course of Surender’s miserliness.
When did Sakka assume Surender’s own form and walk into his house?
When Surender went for his morning walk the next morning. Sakka assumed surender’s form and walked into his house.
Why was Vandana astonished?
Vandana was astonished when Surender said he would share his wealth to the townfolks.
What was the warning given by the make-believe Surender to the crowd at his barns?
The make-believe Surender warned the crowd not be afraid if an imposter came and threatened and stopped them from taking the wealth. He also told them to drive him away fearlessly.
What was the real Surender’s complaint to his Majesty?
The real Surender complained his majesty that his treasure was robbed and looted by the people of the town and when he protested they chased him.
Whom did the puzzled king request to decide on the two look alike Surrenders?
The puzzled king requested Vandana, Surender’s wife to decide on the two look alike surrenders.
What was Vandana’s trial?
Vandana went to both Surrenders and asked whether it was better to be generous to himself, his family, his neighbours and friends or his servants.
How did Sakka convince Surrender to mend his miserly ways?
Sakka convinced surender by proving to him that his wife and children did not want him’ because of his miserliness.
How did Vandana want to celebrate when the ordeal was over?
Vandana wanted to celebrate by making dozen of ladoos.
II. Answer the following questions in about fifty words each :
Explain Surender’s miserliness.
Surender was a great miser. He bought the cheapest and the most ordinary clothes for his children. His family almost starved for food. He almost saved every single pie.
Why didn’t Surender ask his wife to make a ladoo?
Surender didn’t ask his wife to make a ladoo because he was sure that she would make one for her and he was also sure that she would make one for each of their four children and neighbours to.
How did Sakka, the King of the Gods teach a lesson to Surender?
Sakka the king of gods, assumed the form of Surender and came to his house when he went out for a walk. He then announced that he would share all his wealth with his townfolk. Real surender was surprised when he came back and took the matter to the king. At the king’s court Sakka books his original form and warned Surender to give up miserliness or would came back again to check him.
Describe Surender’s ordeal in the King’s palace.
Surrender summoned Sakka to the king’s court. Sakka appeared in surenders form and astonished all present. The king was puzzled and asked vandhana to identify the real Surender. Vandana asked them both about generosity. Surender being a miser answered against generosity. Though she identified her husband, she announced that Sakka was her husband. Surender cried in disbelief, this was the ordeal that Surender had to undergo in the kings palace.
Fill the missing letters to get the synonyms of the following:
1. stone: p_b_l_
2. inactive: p_s_ _ve
3. forgive: p_ _ d_n
4. suffering: p _ _n _ul
5. location: p_ _c_
6. choose: p_ _f_ _
7. artist: p_ _ nt_r
8. couple: p_ _ r
9. picture: p_o_o_r_ _h
10. strong: p_w_ _f_l
- miser: a person who loves wealth for his own sake and spends as little as possible, stingy.
- barns: building for storing grains, hay, …………
- dowdy: dull, unfashionable
- gruel: simple dish made of oatmeal
- raisins: dried sweet grape
- ingredients: the list of items combined to make a particular dish
- crave: to have a strong desire for something
- drool: let saliva flow from the mouth with a wish to eat something.
- rumble: make a deep heavy continuous sound
- groan: deep sad sound, complain irritably
- misery: great suffering or discomfort
- appall: horror or deep shock
- remorse: sense of regret for having done something wrong
- crumb: a very small piece.
- delight: great pleasure, joy
- impostor: person pretending to be somebody else
- solemn: done in a serious and committed way
- hoard: carefully collected and guarded store of money or other objects
- plunder: steal, rob
- rage, wrath: violent or extreme anger
- deceiver: person who misleads or misguides purposefully
- reluctant: unwilling
- ordeal: difficult or painful experience