The Wind cap class 8 lesson 1

The Wind Cap Questions and Answers, Lesson 1, Class 8, WBBSE

Here we discussed The Wind Cap Activity Solutions – Lesson 1, class 8.

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The wind cap activity solution
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Lesson 1 Class 8
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Activity 1

Tick the correct alternative:

(i) The lad had wanted to be a

(a) doctor

(b) sportsman

(c) sailor ✓

(ii) Mother told the lad that he knew the smell of the

(a) soil ✓

(b) food

(c) flower

(iii) Jon put the turtle on his

(a) back

(b) head ✓

(c) hand.

(iv) The fairy man wanted to know Jon’s

(a) age

(b) name

(c) heart’s desire ✓

Activity 2

Rearrange the following sentences in the correct order and put the numbers in the given boxes:

(1) Jon met the tiny green turtle. (2)

(2) Mother said Jon was a farmer’s son. (1)

(3) The turtle changed to the tiny green fairy man. (4)

(4) Jon plucked the turtle from his head. (3)

(5) Jon did not express his wish. (6)

(6) Jon bowed back. (5)

Activity 3

Answer the following question:

(1) Why do you think you thought that the turtle would be safe on his head ?

Ans: John saw the turtle when he was ploughing the field. He thought that the turtle would be safe on his head because the turtle might have been run over if he had placed it somewhere else.

Activity 4

Complete the following sentences with information from the text:

(a) The cap that sailors most desire is a cap full of wind.

(b) Seeing a ship anchored near the shore John requested the captain to take him along with them.

(c) By twisting the cap, Jon could summon the east wind and the west wind.

(d) Jon desired to see the land because he had not set foot on land for a year and a day.

Activity 5

Answer the following questions:

(a) Why did the fairyman offer Jon the wind-cap?

Ans. The fairyman offered Jon the wind-cap because Jon put the fairyman on his head to keep him safe.

(b) What was the condition that was associated with the wind cap?

Ans. The condition that was associated with the wind cap was that no human hand would ever be able to take the wind cap off Jon’s head.

(c) Why did Jon become popular with the sailors?

Ans. Jon became popular with the sailors because he could supply the wind that sailors called for.

Activity 6

Write ‘T’ for true and ‘F’ for false statement in given boxes .Give supporting statement for each of your answers .

(a) John never dreamt about the land (F)

Supporting Statement :- John didn’t have a dream of the land.

(b) The squall was called up because John was sleeping (F)

Supporting Statement :- It was called up the squall from the open sky so that hit the sea without warning .

(C) The captain was angry with John (T)

Supporting Statement :- The captain angrily snatched john with a tail of his stripped cap and twisted him thrice and flung him out of the sea.

(D) John did not return the wind cap to the fairy man (F)

Supporting Statement : – John put the wind cap under a stone where he knew the fairy man would find it .

Activity 7

Answer the following questions:-

(1)Why did the sailors try to rip off the cap from Jon’s head ?

Ans: The sailors tried to rip of the cap from Jon’s head because the wind called up by the cap had been whirling about the boat tearing the sails and snapping the spars.

(2) How did Jon divide histime between land and see ?

Ans: John divided his time equally between land and sea, spending half the year on ship and half on land.

(3) Do you think John was rightly called ‘captain turtle’? Give reasons for your answer.

Ans: Yes, I think so that John was rightly called ‘captain of turtle’ because He was as much at home on water as he was on the land .

(4) Why did Jon want to return the wind cap to the fairy man?

Answer: Jon want to return the wind cap to the fairy man because the storm called up by the wind damaged the boat and got him into a big trouble.

Activity 8(a)

Underline the verbs in the following sentences that suggest action that began in the past and are still continuing:-

(i) They have been travelling for ten hours.

(ii) He thanked me for what I have been doing.

(iii) The baby has been sleeping all day.

Activity 8 (b)

Underline the verbs in the following sentences that suggest actions that began before a certain point in the past and continued up to that time:

(1) They had been playing in the field for an hour before mother called them.

(2) When I visited my uncle, he had been teaching in a school there for five years.

(3) Rita had been studying in our school for the last eight years since I met her.

Activity 8 (c)

Fill in the blanks with either the Present Perfect Continuous or Past Perfect Continuous Tense :

(1) The rain had been pouring when I left home.

(2) The engineers have been building the bridge for the past few months.

(3) The performers have been singing since evening.

(4) At that time, Mr. Roy had been writing poems for one month.

Activity 9

Replace the underlines words with their antonyms:

(1) Jon had always obeyed his mother.

Answer: Jon had always disobeyed his mother.

(2) Jon began his first ever sea voyage.

Answer: Jon finished his first ever sea voyage.

(3) He became very popular with the sailors.

Answer: He became very unpopular with the sailors.

(4) In Jon’s dream the seasons turned rapidly.

Answer: In Jon’s dream the seasons turned slowly.

Activity 10 (a)

Imagine you are out on the open sea in a boat with waves rising all around you. Would you feel scared or excited? Write a paragraph in about eighty words describing your experience of the sea voyage.


My Experience of a Sea Voyage

I travelled by sea last month, which was an amazing experience. The voyage was on the Bay of Bengal. I had a memorable experience while with my family, which I will never forget. There were waves coming from every direction, which at first worried me, but with time made me feel more and more excited about the whole thing. Since it was my first experience, I had mixed feelings. The water looked extremely beautiful. It was a sight to behold. The trip wasn’t something I wanted to end. I was excited because I could feel the waves. Overall, it was an experience to remember forever.

Activity 10 (b)

Suppose you had wished to perform on stage for a long time. On the occasion of your school’s annual function, you finally got a chance to do so. Write a letter to your friend describing how you felt when your wish was fulfilled.


Your Address,


Dear Subho,

I hope all is well with you and your family. I have something I truly want to share with you. As you are aware, I had always wanted to perform on stage, and guess what this dream of mine had come true. Yes, I finally got a chance to perform on the stage for the very first time at our school’s annual function. I got a chance to showcase my inner hidden talent of dancing. The crowd gave me a tremendous round of applause for my solo performance of classical music. At the end of my performance, I was in tears because I couldn’t believe it would be such a thrilling experience for my first-ever stage performance. Everyone, including my parents and teachers, complimented my performance, and I was over the moon. I would never forget my first stage performance. I so wish that you were there to witness my happiness. I miss you. I hope to see you soon.
Give my regards to your parents.

Your loving friend,


Friend’s Name

C/O: Father’s name





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