The Tsunami Class 8 English Chapter 2 Question Answer

NCERT Solutions for Class 8 English Chapter 2 The Tsunami

The Tsunami Class 8 English Chapter 3 Question Answer, NCERT Solutions for Class 8 English Unit 2 – “The Tsunami” for Class 8 students is available here. Which is solved by our subject experts as per the latest CBSE guidelines. This unit has a story called “The Tsunami” which talks about how a natural disaster causes massive damage and destruction to life and property. How When and Where class 8 question answer, NCERT Solutions for Class 8 English Honeydew Chapter 2 The Tsunami.

Class 8 English Chapter 2 Question Answer

Comprehension Test (page 27)

Say whether the following are true or false.


Q.1. Ignesious lost his wife, two children, his father-in-law, and his brother-in-law in the tsunami.

Answer- True

Q.2. Sanjeev made it to safety after the tsunami.

Answer- False

Q.3. Meghna was saved by a relief helicopter.

Answer- False

Q.4. Almas’s father realised that a tsunami was going to hit the island.

Answer- True

Q.5. Her mother and aunts were washed away with the tree that they were holding on to.

Answer- True

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Comprehension Check (Page 28)

Answer the following in a phrase or sentence.


Q.1. Why did Tilly’s family come to Thailand?

टिली का परिवार थाईलैंड क्यों आया?

Answer- Tilly’s family had come to Thailand to celebrate Christmas.

टिली का परिवार क्रिसमस मनाने थाईलैंड आया था।

Q.2. What were the warning signs that both Tilly and her mother saw?

टिली और उसकी माँ दोनों ने कौन-से चेतावनी संकेत देखे थे?

Answer- Both saw the sea rise and it started to foam and form whirlpools.

दोनों ने समुद्र को ऊपर उठते देखा और उसमें झाग आने लगा और भँवर बन गए।

Q.3. Do you think Tilly’s mother was alarmed by them?

क्या आपको लगता है कि टिली की मां उनसे चिंतित थीं?

Answer- No, Tilly’s mother was not alarmed by them.

नहीं, टिली की मां उनसे घबराई नहीं।

Q.4. Where had Tilly seen the sea behaving in the same strange fashion?

टिली ने समुद्र को उसी अजीब तरीके से व्यवहार करते हुए कहाँ देखा था?

Answer- Tilly had seen the strange sea behaviour in a video.

टिली ने एक वीडियो में समुद्र का अजीब व्यवहार देखा था।

Q.5. Where did the Smith family and the others on the beach go to escape; from the tsunami?

स्मिथ परिवार और समुद्र तट पर अन्य लोग बचने के लिए कहां गए; सुनामी से?

Answer- They went to the third floor of the hotel and were saved.

वे होटल की तीसरी मंजिल पर गए और बच गए।

Q.6. How do you think her geography teacher felt when he heard about what Tilly had done in Phuket?

आपको क्या लगता है कि उसके भूगोल के शिक्षक को कैसा लगा जब उसने सुना कि टिली ने फुकेत में क्या किया था?

Answer- She felt very pleased and satisfied.

वह बहुत प्रसन्न और संतुष्ट महसूस कर रही थी।


Comprehension Check (Page 30)

Answer using a phrase or a sentence.


Q.1. In the Tsunami 150,000 people died. How many animals died?

सुनामी में 150,000 लोग मारे गए। कितने जानवर मरे?

Answer- Very few animals died.

बहुत कम जानवर मरते हैं।

Q.2. How many people and animals died in Yala National Park?

याला नेशनल पार्क में कितने लोग और जानवर मारे गए?

Answer- Sixty people and two animals died in Yala National Park.

साठ आगंतुक और दो जानवर।

Q.3. What do people say about the elephants of Yala National Park?

याला नेशनल पार्क के हाथियों के बारे में लोग क्या कहते हैं?

Answer- People say that the elephants ran from the beach an hour before the Tsunami hit the coast.

लोगों का कहना है कि सूनामी तट पर आने के एक घंटे पहले हाथी समुद्र तट से भागे थे।

Q.4. What did the dogs in Galle do?

गाले के कुत्तों ने क्या किया?

Answer- The dogs in Galle refused to go to the beach for their daily exercise.

गाले में कुत्तों ने अपने दैनिक व्यायाम के लिए समुद्र तट पर जाने से मना कर दिया।


Working with the text (Page 30-31)

Question 1:

When he felt the earthquake, do you think Ignesious immediately worried about a tsunami? Give reasons for your answer. Which sentence in the text tells you that the Ignesious family did not have any time to discuss and plan their course of action after the tsunami struck?


No, Ignesious didn’t think of a tsunami. He thought it was just an earthquake. So he removed the TV from the table and put it on the ground. His family did not have time to discuss and plan their action. The following sentence tells about chaos and confusion. “… her two children took hold of their mother’s father and mother’s brother’s hand, and ran in opposite directions.”


Question 2:

Which words in the list below describe Sanjeev, in your opinion? (Look up the dictionary for words that you are not sure of.)

Cheerful,  ambitious,  brash,  brave,  careless

Heroic,  selfless,  heartless,  humorous 


Use words from the list to complete the three sentences below.

In my opinion, the words that describe Sanjeev are brave, heroic and selfless.

(i) I don’t know if Sanjeev was cheerful, ambitious or humorous.

(ii) I think that he was very brave, heroic and selfless.

(iii) Sanjeev was not heartless, brash or careless.


Question 3:

How are Meghna and Almas’s stories similar?


The families of both Almas and Meghna were swept away by the waves of the tsunami and they were the only survivors of their respective families. Both swam (floated) in the sea for several days.

Meghna spent two days swimming in the sea, clutching (holding) a wooden door and brought to shore by a wave. Similarly, Almas also fell unconscious by climbing a wooden log. Later she woke up at a hospital in Kamorta  and then brought to Port Blair.

Both the girls were so shocked by this incident that Meghna was found walking stunned by the sea and Almas did not want to discuss this tragic incident with anyone.


Question 4:

What are the different ways in which Tilly’s parents could have reacted to her behaviour? What would you have done if you were in their place?


Tilly immediately sensed the danger of a tsunami. She became hysterical. His parents did not ignore him. He was sure that something was going to go wrong. So they all left the beach and survived. If I had been in Tilly’s parent’s place, I probably wouldn’t have believed him. Maybe I scolded him for making a crap situation.


Question 5:

If Tilly’s award was to be shared, who do you think she should share it with — her parents or her geography teacher?


Tilly should have shared his award with his geography teacher who made him aware of what a tsunami is and its various effects. Due to this awareness, she was able to save many lives.


Question 6:

What are the two different ideas about why so few animals were killed in the tsunami? Which idea do you find more believable?


Very few animals were killed in the tsunami. Perhaps they feel tremors long before humans. Secondly, animals have a sixth sense. They can anticipate impending disaster and therefore flee to safer places/higher ground. The idea that animals are gifted with a sixth sense is more credible. They move quickly to overcome the crisis.

Animals have better hearing and gut sense and it is scientifically proven that Animals can sense disturbances and hear low-frequency sounds that are not within the ability of humans. Although this is an unbelievable fact, yet it is true!

Working with language (Page 31-32)

Question 1:

Go through Part-I carefully, and make a list of as many words as you can find that indicate movement of different kinds. (There is one word that occurs repeatedly-count how many times!). Put them into three categories.

Fast movement slow movement neither slow nor fast Can you explain why there are many words in one column and not in the others?


‘Fast movement’ has more words than the other two columns i.e. ‘slow motion’ and ‘neither slow nor fast. This indicates that tsunamis are rapid movements and it is extremely difficult for both men and animals to avert such a dire situation immediately. Although people were quick to run or climb, most people were swept away by the tsunami waves.


Question 2:

(i) The earth trembled, but not many people felt the trembling.

(ii) When the zoo was flooded, there was a lot of confusion and many animals escaped into the countryside.

(iii) We heard with relief that the lion had been recaptured.

(iv) The zookeeper was stuck in a tree and his rescue was filmed by the TV crew.

(v) There was much excitement in the village when the snake charmer came visiting.


(i) trembling

(ii) confusion

(iii) relief

(iv) rescue

(v) excitement.


Question 3:

Say whether the following sentences are in the Active or the Passive voice. Write A or P after each sentence as shown in the first sentence.

(i) Someone stole my bicycle. ____A____

(ii) The tyres were deflated by the traffic police. _____P_______

(iii) I found it last night in a ditch near my house. _____A______

(iv) It had been thrown there. ______P_______

(v) My father gave it to the mechanic. _____A______

(vi) The mechanic repaired it for me. _____A_______


(i)  ___A___

(ii)  ____P___

(iii)  ____A___

(iv)  ____P___

(v)  ____A____

(vi)  ____A____

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