MP Board Class 8th Special English Solutions Chapter 17 Manav Sangrahalaya: One of Its Kind

MP Board Class 8th Special English Solutions Chapter 17 Manav Sangrahalaya: One of Its Kind

Manav Sangrahalaya: One of Its Kind Textual Exercise

Word Power

Question 1.
Give one word for the following:

(a) A building in which objects of artistic, cultural, historical or scientific interest are kept.
(b) The period of time in history before information was written down.
(c) The place where a particular type of animal or plant is normally found
(d) A picture that is made by using a camera that has a film sensitive to light inside it ……………
(e) A short journey made for pleasure, especially one that been organized for a group of people …………….

Answer:

(a) Museum
(b) Prehistoric
(c) Habitat
(d) Photograph
(e) Excursion.

Question 2.
Fill in the missing letters in the following words:

(a) d_p_cts
(b) m_gn_f_c_nt
(c) _xc_ _rs_ _n
(d) th_ m_
(e) w_nt_r
(f) t_m_rr_ w
(g) _r_g_n_l
(h) s_sp_ct
(i) sp_c_ _l
(j) c_mm_n_t_s

Answers:

(a) depicts
(b) magnificent
(c) excursion
(d) theme
(e) winter
(f) tomorrow
(g) original
(h) suspect
(i) special
(j) communities.

Comprehension

Question 1.
Choose the right answer to complete these sentences

(a) Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya was initially set up in ………….
(i) 1979 in Bhopal
(ii) 1977 in New Delhi
(iii) 1976 in Mumbai
(iv) 1979 in New Delhi

(b) Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya is situated on of
(i) Shamla Hills.
(ii) Arera Hills.
(iii) Idgah Hills.
(iv) Museum Hills.

(c) The hill is one of a continuous chain hills.
(i) thirty-one.
(ii) thirty-six.
(iii) thirty-three.
(iv) thirty-four.

(d) The museum is spread on an area of ………….
(i) 197 acres.
(ii) 195 acres.
(iii) 190 acres.
(iv) 192 acres.

(e) The main entrance of Indira Gandhi Manav Sangrahalaya is of
(i) traditional desert village style.
(ii) traditional Himalayan village style.
(iii) traditional coastal village style.
(iv) traditional desert city style.

Question 2.
A. Answer the questions given below:

(a) Why Mere Rohit and Rani not very excited that day?
Answer:
They were not excited that day because the winter vacation was coming to an end yet there was still no plan in sight.

(b) What in Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya?
Answer:
It is a museum.

(c) Where is it situated?
Answer:
It is situated in Bhopal.

(d) What is parole?
Answer:
It is the wonderful gate constructed in a traditionial Himalayan village style.

(e) What do you know about Veethi Sankul?
Answer:
It is one of the main museum buildings based on the theme of human evolution.

(f) What makes this museum different from others?
Answer:
It preserves folkart, and tribal communities, their habitats, their cultural diversities and their relationship with nature. This fact makes this museum different from others.

(B) Pick out the words from the box that are related with ‘Parole’ and ‘Veethi Sankul’ and write them in the space given
Himalayan village style, building, wonderful, gate, photographs, exhibits, main entrance, models, human evolution.
Answer:


Let’s Learn

Look at these sentence:

1. I had already had my lunch.
2. The peon had rung the bell before ten o’clock.
3. The boys had gone to play prior to our arrival.

  • The verb in these sentences are in the past prefect tense. This tense is used to express an action completed in the past.
  • It is also used to express an action completed in the past before another action took place.

Example:

  1. I had finished my work before she came
  2. The train had steamed off before we reached the station

(A) Now rewrite the following passage using the past perfect tense of the verbs given in the brackets:

The train (arrive) at the station when I reached there. In fact, it was about to move again. The guard (show) the flag and the engine (give) the whistle. Pawan (get) down from the train. A porter (take) out the luggage. Pawan was standing with the luggage and wondering whether I (not receive) his telegram. He felt relived to see me. I told him that I leave) home well in time but a traffic jam on the way (made) me late. Pawan informed me that Pinki (stay) back at Agra. The doctor (advise) her to take rest far a few days.
Answer:
The train had arrived at the station when I reached there. In fact, it was about to move again. The gruard had showed the flag and the engine had given the whistle. Pawan had got down from the train. A porter had taken out the luggage. Pawan was standing with the luggage and wondering whether I had not received his telegram. He felt relieved to see me. I told him that I had left home well in time but a traffic jam on the way had made me late. Pawan informed me that Pinki had stayed back at Agra. The doctor had advised her to take rest for a few days.

(B) Complete the following sentences using the past perfect tense of suitable verbs:

Example: Mohit was limping
…………………………
Mohit was limping because he had sprained his leg.

(a) Rahul was sad because ……………………
(b) Asha was upset because ……………………
(c) The teacher was angry because ……………………
(d) Salma was happy because ……………………
(e) My mother was worried because ……………………

Answers:

(a) Rahul was sad because he had not got time to play.
(b) Asha was upset because she had received a bad news.
(c) The teacher was angry because the students had disobeyed him.
(d) Salma was happy because her father had brought a beautiful dress for her.
(e) My mother was worried because she had got bad new.

Let’s Talk

Rohit has come to visit Indira Gandhi Manav Sangrahalaya. He sees a potter at work. He is fascinated to see the potter’s wheel. The following is the conversation between Rohit and the potter. Talk to your partner and develop the conversation.

Rohit : Hello Sir, I’m Rohit. I want to ask you some questions on pottery.
Potter : Hello Rohit, you are welcome.
Rohit : First tell me about the material needed for pottery.
Potter : Clay, water.
Rohit : What type of clay do you use?
Potter : It is a special type of clay.
Rohit : How do you prepare the clay for the pot?
Potter : It takes a long time and labour in its preparation
Rohit : What do you do then?
Potter : Then we put the clay on the wheel and prepare the pot.
Rohit : Thank you, for giving me the information.

Let’s Write

Notice Writing

A notice is meant to give information to people without caring to circulate it individually. Notices are put up at a prominent place from where everybody can read. In school you may have a special place for a notice board. In residential colonies a notice board is generally placed at the entrance gate. Notices may be inserted in newspapers too.

All notices have a few features in common. They

  • have a heading
  • are clear, brief and complete.
  • are attractive.
  • are written in simple language giving all necessary information like the purpose, date, time and venue.
  • have the name and designation of the person circulating the notice.

Now read the following notice which the sports secretary of Govt. Model School had put up on his school notice board.

Notice
The Inter-school cricket Tournament will begin from 10th January 2007. Matches will be played after school between 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.

All boys aged between 12 and 14 who wish to play may give their names to the secretary, latest by 25th Dec.2007…..
Dec. 2007….
Sports Secretary,
10th Dec. 2007….

Your school has arranged an educational tour to Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sanghrahalaya on 1st Feb’2007. You are Arif Khan, the head boy of your school. Write a notice for your school notice board inviting the students to participate in the tour.
Answer:
Notice
The school has arranged an educational tour to Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sanghrahalaya on 1st Feb’ 2007. All the interested students are requested to contact the undersigered as soon as possible.
Arif Khan
The head boy
25th Jan. 2007

Let’s Read

Read the map carefully and answer the questions given below.


When you go from bhopal to pachmarhi:

Question 1.
Which highway will the bus take to go to Pachmarhi?
Answer:
The Bhopal Nagpur Highway.

Question 2.
Which direction does it go from the Nagpur Highway?
Answer:
Southwards.

Question 3.
What’s the distance between Hoshangabad and Pipariya?
Answer:
Pipariya is 70 kms from Hoshagabad.

Question 4.
How far is Pachmarhi from Pipariya?
Answer:
Pachmarhi is 54 kms from Pipariya.

Question 5.
Name the towns on the Hoshangabad Pachmarhi road.
Answer:
Babai, Sohagpur, Pipariya.

Question 6.
What does the signboard at Pachmarhi say?
Answer:
Welcome to Pachmarhi, a hill station.

Manav Sangrahalaya: One of Its Kind Word Meanings