Tamilnadu State Board New Syllabus Samacheer Kalvi 8th English Guide Pdf Supplementary Chapter 1 The Woman on Platform 8 Text Book Back Questions and Answers, Summary, Notes.

## Tamilnadu Samacheer Kalvi 8th English Solutions Supplementary Chapter 1 The Woman on Platform 8

### 8th English Guide The Woman on Platform 8 Text book Back Questions and Answers

8th English Guide The Woman on Platform 8 Textual Exercise Questions and Answers

A. Choose the best answer. (Text Book Page No. 31)

1. Satish’s mother handed to her son …………….
a) bag of pencil
b) bag of vegetables
c) big box of chocolates
d) cricket ball
c) big box of chocolates

2. The train would come at …………….
a) one o’clock
b) twelve o’clock
c) two o’clock
d) eleven o’clock
b) twelve O’clock

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3. The strange lady gave ……………. to Arun.
b) tea and bajji
c) samosas and jalebis
d) black tea and cake
c) samosas and jalebis

4. Arun was sitting on platform ……………. .
a) no. 7
b) no. 8
c) no. 4
d) no. 3
b) no. 8

5. Satish and Arun were ……………. years old boys.
a) 12
b) 11
c) 13
d) 10
a) 12

B. Match the following. (Text Book Page No. 32)

 1. woman in white mother of Satish 2. train boy of same age 3. bowler dressed simply 4. Satish waves of stream 5. spectacles Arun

 1. woman in white dressed simply 2. train waves of stream 3. bowler Arun 4. Satish boy of same age 5. spectacles mother of Satish

C. Identify the character.

1. I am glad to know that.
Mother of Satish

2. Are you all alone, my son?

3. Yes, I am going to school.
Arun

4. He is one of my friends.
Satish

5. Goodbye mother.
Arun

1. Where was arun sitting?
Arun was sitting on platform no. 8 at Ambala station.

2. What was the expected time of train’s arrival?
The train would arrive at the midnight.

3. What was the sight Arun had seen on the platform?
Arun saw a tide of people, the cries of various vendors and the newspaper boy.

4. What did the vendors sell?
The vendors were selling curds and lemon, the sweet meet, the newspaper.

5. How did the woman appear?
The woman had a pale face and dark kind eyes. She wore no jewels and was dressed very simply in a white saree.

6. Where was Arun travelling to?
Arun was traveling to his boarding school.

7. What did the woman buy for him?
The woman bought samosas and jalebis. She also ordered tea for Arun.

8. What was the advice of Sathish’s mother?
The mother of Sathish advised him not to talk to the strangers.

9. What were Arun’s last words?
Aruns last words were “Goodbye – mother”.

10. What was the reaction of the woman at the end?
The strange woman held the hand of Arun and she smiled in a gentle understanding way.

Step to Success (Text Book Page No. 33)

Sentence Rearrangement Common Example:
A. Miss Sullivan arrived at the Keller home when Helen was seven.
B. The deaf and blind Helen learned to communicate verbally.
C. But, eventually, Miss Sullivan’s effort was rewarded.
D. Before Helen Keller was two years old, she lost her sight and her hearing.
E. Miss Sullivan worked closely with Helen, her new student.
F. At times the teacher became frustrated.
a) DEFACB
b) DAEFCB
c) ACFDEB
d) CFDABE
e) FDACEB
b) DAEFCB

Connecting to Self (Text Book Page No. 33)

Think you are in the following situation and write what would you do and why?

Will you ignore/take and give to its owner/ take and keep it yourself.
I will take the purse and give it to the owner of the purse. It is the duty of an honest citizen.

Will you ignore/go and help him/ stand watching him feeling shy to help
I will go and help him. I will try to free him of heavy luggage. I will also help him in carrying his heavy luggage.

Will you ignore/try to stop them fighting/be afraid and go away from there.
I will try to stop them from fighting. If I am not able to stop them, I will inform the police.

### The Woman on Platform 8 Summary in English

A schoolboy waits on platform no. 8 at Ambala station for the train. He meets a stranger. A dignified but simply dressed woman. She is kind to the boy and gets him tiffin. She gives him company till he gets into the train. Though she is a stranger she introduces herself to be the mother of Arun, to the mother of Sathish. Sathish is the classmate of Arun. Aran, the schoolboy bids farewell to the stranger with a loving kiss. He watches her till she is lost in the crowd.

### The Woman on Platform 8 Summary in Tamil

பள்ளியில் படிக்கும் பையன் அருண், அம்பாலா ரயில் நிலையத்தில் நடைமேடை 8இல் ரயிலுக்கு காத்து இருக்கிறான். ஒரு புதிய பெண்ணைச் சந்திக்கிறான். அன்பான அந்தப் பெண், பையனை அழைத்துச் சென்று உணவளிக்கிறாள். ரயில் வரும் வரை அவன் பக்கத்தில் அமர்ந்து பேச்சுத் துணையாய் இருக்கிறாள். சதீஷ், அருணின் வகுப்புத் தோழன் தன் அம்மாவுடன் வரும்போது அந்தப் பெண் தன்னை அருணின் அம்மா என்று அறிமுகப்படுத்திக் கொள்கிறாள். அருண் மனம் இளகுகிறது. அந்தப் புதிய பெண்ணை முத்தமிட்டு தன் அன்பை வெளிப்படுத்துகிறான். அவள் கூட்டத்தில் மறையும்வரை அந்தப் பெண்ணையே உற்றுநோக்குகிறான்.

### The Woman on Platform 8 About the Author in English

Ruskin Bond, short story writer, novelist, and poet, the favourite writer of Indian children. His first novel, Room on the Roof, was published when he was still in his teens. This novel won him the John Rhys Memorial Award in 1957. He also writes about children and the simple hill folk of Uttarakhand. Simplicity and fluency of language and an insight into human nature are hallmarks of his style. His major writings include An Island of Trees, A Bond with the Mountains and The India I Love. He has also been honoured with the Sahitya Akademi Award for his contribution to Indian literature.

The Woman on Platform 8 About the Author in Tamil

ரஸ்கின் பான்ட், சிறுகதை எழுத்தாளர், நாவலாசிரியர், கவிஞர், இந்திய குழந்தைகளின் அபிமான எழுத்தாளர். கூரையின் மேல் உள்ள அறை அவரது முதல் புத்தகம். இப்புத்தகம் அவர் சிறுவனாய் இருக்கும்போதே எழுதப்பட்டது. இப்புத்தகம் 1957இல் ஜான்ரிஸ் மெமோரியல் பரிசு பெற்றது. உத்தரகாண்ட் மலைமீது உள்ள எளிய மக்களின் குழந்தைகள் பற்றி எழுதுபவர். எளிமை, வளமை, ஆத்மாவை ஊடுறுவும் பார்வை இவையே இவரது முத்திரைகள். மரங்களின் தீவு, மலைகளோடு பிணைப்பு, நான் விரும்பும் இந்தியா (An Island of Trees, A Bond with the Mountains, The India I Love) இவையே அவரது முதன்மையான புத்தகங்கள். இந்திய இலக்கியத்திற்கான சாகித்ய அகாடமி பரிசு அவரது படைப்புகளுக்கு அளிக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது.