KSEEB 8th English The Boy Who Asked for More Lesson Notes Summary Questions and Answers
ILA. Your teacher reads a passage. Listen to it. Then answer these questions.
Where was the girl at the beginning of the story?
The girl was walking along a lonely deserted road at the beginning of the story.
Why did the girl not want to go home?
She had been asked by her father to sell boxes of matches and to bring home the money. But the boxes of matches could not be sold. She did not want to go home, because her father would beat her for not bringing back any money.
What did the grandmother do to the child?
Her grandmother took her in her arms and carried her upto the heavens.
What could the passes by see after the incident?
The passersby found the frozen girl lying in the ice with a pretty smile on her lips. Her burnt matches lay scattered all around her.
Textbook Questions and Answers
I. Answer the following questions and share your responses with your partner.
Where was Oliver Twist born?
Oliver was bom in the poorhouse of a little country town.
Who were present when Oliver was born?
A doctor and an old pauper woman were present when Oliver was born.
What happened to the mother as soon as the child was born?
She died as soon as the child was born.
What did the mother look like while she was alive?
She was a young, good looking woman.
Who was Mr. Bumble?
Mr.Bumble was an officer in the town. He had full authority over the people of poor house.
How did Mr. Bumble treat the children?
Mr.Bumble starved and ill-treated the children under his care.
What did Oliver’s friends want him to ask the master?
Oliver’s friends wanted him to “ask the master for more”.
II. Answer the following questions and share your responses with your partner.
How were the children fed in the house?
The children were fed in a large, stone hall, with a big, metal basin at one end. The master stood by the basin and served each child with a small bowl of liquid food.
Why was ‘a council’ held by the boys? What did they decide in it?
Boys generally have excellent appetites. Oliver and his companions were always hungry and never given enough to eat. So, the boys held a council to ask for an extra bowl of gruel. Oliver Twist was appointed to go to the master after supper and to ask for more.
What did Oliver ask his master for?
Oliver asked his master for more gruel.
How did the master react to the request of Oliver?
The Master could not believe his ears. He aimed a blow at Oliver’s head, seized him by arms and shouted for the beadle.
What was the punishment that Oliver got for ‘asking for more’?
Oliver was locked in a room to spend the night alone. It was the punishment that Oliver got for asking for more gruel.
What did Mr. Bumble ultimately decide to do with Oliver?
Mr.Bumble ultimately decided to offer a reward of five pounds to any man or woman who would take Oliver Twist off the hands of the poor house.
What was Oliver’s crime according to Mr. Bumble?
“Asking for more” was Oliver’s crime according to Mr.Bumble.
III. Read and discuss your responses with your partner. Then write.
Briefly explain the circumstances under which Oliver Twist was born.
Oliver was born in the poor house of a little town on a cold, dark night in the winter. His mother had been found lying in the street at the time of his birth. Nobody knew who she was. The birth was attended by a doctor who was hastily called for the delivery and an old pauper woman who was experienced in such matters.
How can you say that Oliver’s mother was a poor woman?
His mother had been found lying in the street. It was clear that she had walked some distance before she died. Her shoes had been tom to pieces. Nohody knew that where she had come from, or where she had been going. By these informations, we can say that Oliver’s mother was a poor woman.
What kind of a man was Mr. Bumble?
Mr.Bumble was the town beadle. He was hard hearted man. He thought himself a very great man indeed. He starved and ill-treated the children under his care.
Why were the boys always hungry ?
Boys generally have excellent appetites. They were given very little liquid food in a small bowl. The boys were always hungry and were never given enough to eat.
How did the children plan to satisfy their hunger?
Children held a Council. They appointed Oliver to go to master and to ask for more.
What was the result of Oliver’s request for more food?
The master aimed a blow at his head, seized him by his arms and shouted for the beadle. As a punishment for his greed and boldness, Oliver was immediately locked up in a room to spend the night alone. Early next morning, a notice was pasted on the outside of the gate, offering a reward of five pounds to any man or woman who would take Oliver Twist off the hands of the poorhouse.
Why did Mr. Bumble get a notice pasted outside the gate? Explain.
Oliver asked for more food. Mr. Bumble considered his requisition as a crime. Oliver was locked up in a room to spend the night alone. Mr. Bumble made a plan to send Oliver out of the poor house. So, he got a notice pasted outside the gate, offering a reward of five pounds to any man or woman who would take Oliver Twist off the hands of the poorhouse.
Sum up Oliver’s birth and his life in the poorhouse.
Oliver was born in the poor house of a little country town on a cold, dark night in the winter of 183 7. His birth was attended by a doctor and a poor woman. His mother was very poor. She died as soon as he was born. Being an orphan he was taken to the poorhouse. Mr.Bumble, the town beadle named him Oliver Twist. Oliver was starved and ill treated in the poorhouse.
He was a pale, thin child at the age of nine. He had never known a kind word or met with a kindly look. His only friends were his companions in misery. But in the end, they brought him trouble. They persuaded him to “ask for more.”
Briefly narrate the events that led to Oliver being locked up in a room
Oliver and his companions were always hungry and were never given enough to eat. One evening, one of the bigger boys said that unless he had an extra bowl of gruel, he would eat the boy who slept next to him. He had a wild and hungry eye, so the smaller boys believed him. A council was held. Oliver Twist was appointed to go to the master during supper and to ask for more.
As soon as gruel was served, boys swallowed it quickly. The boys whispered among themselves and forced Oliver to go. He went to the master, in a frightened voice, he asked “Please, sir, I want some more.” The master turned pale at this and said ‘what’? as if he could not believe his ears. Oliver requested again.
The master gave him a blow on his head. He seized Oliver by arms and shouted for the beadle. Mr. Bumble rushed into the room in great excitement. They considered Oliver’s requisition as a crime. As a punishment, for Oliver’s greed and boldness, he was locked in a room to spend the night alone.
IV. Match the descriptive words that go with the characters listed below.
V. Look at the following headings. Choose the best among them for the paragraphs indicated. Write them against the numbers.
- Boys admission to the poorhouse
- Death of the mother.
- Boys holding a Council
- Mr. Bumble’s reaction
- Naming of the boy
- Birth of an orphan
- Oliver being forced to ask for more.
- Birth of an orphan.
- Death of the mother.
- Boy’s admission to the poorhouse.
- Naming of the boy.
- Boys holding a council.
- Oliver being forced to ask for more.
- Mr. Bumble’s reaction.
The Boy Who Asked for More Lesson Vocabulary in English
VI. Underline the word that does not belong to the group in each case.
1. farmer, former, doctor, teacher
2. ate, swallowed, smelt, gulped
3. miserable, sad, agile, sorrowful
4. stated, said, narrated, heard
5. quickly, hastily, rudely, immediately
6. weak, pale, robust, thin.
Look at the following two words:
[I] appoint [II] appointment
The first is a verb and the second is a noun. We add – ‘ment’ to the verb and get the noun. Given below is a list of nouns. Some are made from verbs e.g., ‘movement’ and some are not e.g., ‘cement’. Pick out those words which are made from verbs.
V3. Write down the’noun form of the following verbs. They do not take the suffix – ‘ment’ ending, [you many consult a dictionary if you like]
e. g. invent- invention
A. Listen and Speak
B. Spoken English
Task 1. Frame questions for the following
statements. One is done for you.
A. e.g.: Sujay and Supriya, are Radha’s cousins.
Are Sujay and Supriya Radha’s cousins?
The pet dog is called Rambo.
Is the pet dog called Rambo?
The children are happy.
Are the children happy?
He is practising yoga.
Is he practicing yoga?
B. e.g.: Radha likes sweets.
Does Radha like sweets?
She visits her aunt’s place every summer.
Does she visit her aunt’s place every summer?
She loves playing with her cousins.
Does she love playing with her Cousins?
He likes reading story books.
Does he like reading story books?
C. e.g.: The children love playing with Rambo.
Do the children love playing with Rambo?
The kids practise yoga every morning.
Do the kids practice yoga every morning?
Reshma and Rahim like to play with Raghu.
Do Reshma and Rahim like to play with Raghu?
They enjoy the vacation.
Do they enjoy the vacation?
They enjoyed the vacation.
Did they enjoy the vacation?
Task 2. Frame questions for the statements given below using the question words given in brackets. Do not forget to put the question mark. The first question is done for you.
a. This novel was written in 1946. (When)
When was this novel written?
b. The briefcase was stolen at the station. (Where)
Where was the briefcase stolen?
c. The Auditorium was constructed last year. (When)
When was the auditorium constructed?
d. The money was collected by the students. (By whom)
By whom was the money collected?
e. They have bought six plants for my garden. (How many)
How many plants have they bought for my garden?
f. His house was destroyed by fire. (How)
How was his house destroyed?
g. The servant let out the secret. (Who)
Who let out the secret?
h. Sunder visits his parents twice a week. (How often)
How often Sunder visits his parents?
How often does Sunder visit his parents?
i. You have selected this book. (Which)
Which book have you selected?
j. Janaki waited for two hours to consult the doctor. (How long)
How long Janaki waited to consult the doctor?
How long did Janaki wait to consult the doctor?
k. It is his fault. (Whose)
Whose fault is it?
Task 1. Look at the following table. Some important facts about Ruskin Bond are given. Write a paragraph based on the information provided.
Birthplace – Kasauli, H.P.
Date of birth – 19 May, 1934.
Residence – Mussoorie.
Work-occupation – Novelist, short story writer.
His books – Translated into many European and Indian languages.
Awards – Kendra Sahitya Academy Award in 1992.
Ruskin Bond, a famous novelist and story writer, ……………………………………………. He stays ………………………………… He is the author Ruskin Bond was awarded …………………………….
Ruskin Bond, a famous novelist and story writer, was born at Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh, on 19th May, 1934. He stays at Mussoorie. He is the author of many novels and short stories. His books have been translated into many European and Indian Languages. Ruskin Bond was awarded Kendra Sahitya Academy Award in 1992.
1. Oliver Twist : Charles Dickens
2. Poem : The School Boy William Blake
3. ‘Slum Bala : a Kannada movie
4. ‘Chinnari Mutha’ : a Kannada movie
Additional Questions with Answers
I. Four alternatives are given for each of the following questions/incomplete statements. Choose the correct alternative:
Oliver was born in the poorhouse of a small town on a dark night in :
Oliver’s mother died:
a. when he attained the age of nine.
b. after two years of his birth.
c. as soon as he was born.
d. as soon as he taken to poorhouse.
c. as soon as he was born.
After the death of his mother, Oliver became:
After the death of his mother, Oliver was taken to:
c. poor house
d. mome of a rich
c. poor house
Oliver Twist – a name invented by:
a. old lad
d. Mr. Bumble
d. Mr. Bumble
Oliver went to the master and said in a little voice.
Master considered Oliver’s request for more gruel as a :
Mr.Bumble decided to send Oliver out of poorhouse by offering a reward of:
a. five pounds
b. five dollars
c. five hundred pounds
d. five hundred dollars
a. five pounds
The descriptive word “good looking” goes with the character of:
a. Oliver Twist
b. Oliver’s mother
b. Oliver’s mother
The Noun form of establish is:
They persuaded him to “ask more.” Here ‘persuade’ means:
The master aimed a blow _______________ his head.
Correct preposition to fill in the blank is:
II. Answer the following questions:
Who was the old lady?
The old lady assisted the doctor when Oliver’s mother delivered, the baby. She was poor but experienced in such matters.
Where was Oliver’s mother found?
She was found lying in the street.
Why was the baby taken to the poorhouse?
As soon as Oliver was born, his mother died. He became an orphan. So, he was taken to the poorhouse.
Who suggested the name ‘Oliver Twist’ to the baby?
Mr.Bumble, the town beadle suggested the name ‘Oliver Twist’.
Who persuaded Oliver to “ask for more”?
His friends persuaded him to ask for more.
Where were the children fed?
The Children were feed in a large, stone hall, with a big, metal basin at one end.
Who was serving food to the children?
The Master was serving food to the children.
What food was being served to the children?
Watery gruel was being served to the children.
What did one of the bigger boys say?
One of the bigger boys said clearly that unless he had on extra bowl of gruel, he would most certainly eat the boy who slept next to him.
Who was a fat and healthy man?
The Master was a fat and healthy man.
III. Read the following extracts and answer the questions that follow:
“Please, Sir, I want some more.”
a. Who is the ‘I’
I refers to Oliver.
b. Who was it asked to?
It was asked to the Master.
c. What did he want more?
He wanted more gruel.
“Asked for more, I never heard of such a thing, this miserable boy will be hung”.
a. Who said this?
Mr.Bumble said this.
b. Who was a miserable boy?
Oliver was the miserable boy.
c. What he had never heard? V. Write the opposites of :
He had never heard any boy asking for cold more.
IV. Match the following:
|1. council||a. strong feeling of enthusiasm|
|2. hardly||b. unhappy|
|3. watery gruel||c. meeting|
|4. miserable||d. never|
|5. excitement||e. liquid|
1 – c
2 – d
3 – e
4 – b
5 – a
V. Write the opposites of:
cold × ______________
birth × ______________
day × ______________
old × ______________
pauper × ______________
thin × ______________
kind × ______________
large × ______________
healthy × ______________
The Boy Who Asked for More Lesson Summary in English
Charles Dickens, the greatest Victorian novelist is known for his attacks on social evils like child labour and Institutional cruelty. This extract from ‘Oliver Twist’, tells us how Oliver was forced out of the poor house.
Oliver was born in the poorhouse of a little country town in 1837. The birth was attended by a doctor and an old pauper woman.
His mother died soon after his birth. She was a young, good looking woman who had been found lying in the street. Nobody knew who she was, where she had come from or where she had been going.
The baby became an orphan and was taken into the poorhouse. Novelist humorously adds that had the baby known that he was an orphan of a poorhouse, he would have cried still louder.
Mr. Bumble was a town beadle. He named the baby Oliver Twist. Mr.Bumble had full authority over the people of the poorhouse. He starved and ill-treated the children under his care. Oliver was a pale, thin child. He did not know a kind word or met with a kindly look or care. His companions were also in misery. His friends brought him trouble at the end. They persuaded him to “ask for more”.
The children were fed in a large, stone hall, with a big, metal basin at the end. The master served each child with a small bowl of liquid food. The food was not sufficient to the children. So, one evening, one big boy told other boys if had not get an extra bowl of gruel, he would eat the boy who slept next to him. He had a wild and hungry eye. So, the smaller boys believed him. A council was held. They persuaded Oliver Twist to ask the master for more gruel.
The gruel was served out and was quickly swallowed. All the children swallowed the gruel as soon as it was served. The boys forced Oliver to go to the master to ask for more. Oliver went to the master and requested for more gruel. The strong, healthy master turned pale when Oliver asked for more gruel. Oliver requested the master again for more gruel.
The master became very angry. He hit the boy on his head, seized him by arms, and shouted for the beadle. The master told Mr.Bumble that Oliver had commited a crime by asking for more gruel. He said that he had never heard of such a thing and that the miserable boy should be hanged.
Oliver was punished for asking for more and for his boldness. He was locked in a room to spend the night alone. Mr. Bumble decided to offer a reward of five pounds to any man or woman who would take Oliver Twist off the hands of the poorhouse.
The Boy Who Asked for More Lesson Summary in Kannada
The Boy Who Asked for More Lesson Word in English
- hastily = urgently
- pauper woman = poor woman
- beadle = an officer
- persuade = convince, believe something
- watery gruel = liquid food
- appetites = natural craving for food
- council = meeting
- poorhouse = building where poor people children are maintained at public expense
- hardly known = never known
- excitement = feeling strongly
- horror = feeling of extreme fear
- miserable = very unhappy, wretched
- invented = (here) coined
- starved = to go without food
- purpose = intention
- orphan = Child bereaved of his parents
- Mr. Bumble = The town Beadle
- Oliver twist = The hero of this story
- authority = Legal power of right
- greed = eager, desire, longing
- supper = Last meal of the day
- swallow = to allow food or drink, to go down the throat
- whisper = words spoken softly in a low voice
- reward = recompense