The Fight Question Answer Solution Chapter 6

The Fight Question Answer Solution Chapter 6 It so Happened Supplementary English Class 8

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1. In what way is the forest pool different from the one which Ranji knew in the Rajputana desert?

Answer: Rajputana is a desert. There is a big scarcity of water. Pools of Rajputana desert consist of muddy water where women wash their dirty clothes or buffalos wallows.

2. The other boy asked Ranji to ‘explain’ himself.
(i) What did he expect Ranji to say?
(ii) Was he, in your opinion, right or wrong to ask this question?

Answer: i. The behavior of the other boy was very hostile. With that hostility, he thought that Ranji will be frightened and will leave the pool.

ii. The boy was wrong. The lake was in a forest. It was created naturally by a small trickle and was public property.

3. Between Ranji and the other boy, who is trying to start a quarrel? Give a reason for your answer.

Between Ranji and the boy, it was the boy who was trying to start the quarrel. The pool was a public property but the boy treated it like his personal asset. He did not let Ranji swim in the pool. Ranji only reciprocated the wrongdoing of the boy.

4. “Then we will have to continue the fight,” said the other.
(i) What made him say that?
(ii) Did the fight continue? If not, why not?

i. After the vigorous fight, both Ranji and the boy were tired. During the moment they get separated they were gasping for the breath and their heart was beating fast. Neither of the two tried to continue the fight. The boy sensed it and asked Ranji to come tomorrow and fight again.

ii. Next, they both came with the intention of the fight. But they were unwilling for it. Nex day the boy saw Ranj’s dive and asked Ranji to teach how to dive. Ranji started teaching him how to dive and both became friends.

The Fight Question Answer Solution

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1. What is it that Ranji finds difficult to explain at home?

Ranji had cuts and bruises at legs, arms, and his face. He found it difficult to explain how he got all these cuts and bruises.

2. Ranji sees his adversary in the bazaar.
(i) What does he wish to do?
(ii) What does he actually do, and why?

i. Ranji wished he could run away from the market so that the other boy does not see him. The next thought was to through the lemonade on the boy.

ii. Ranji did not do either of the two. He stood firmly and scowled the other boy.

3. Ranji is not at all eager for a second fight. Why does he go back to the pool, then?

He thought that if he did not go to the pool, it will be his acknowledgment of his defeat. Next, onward he will only be beaten. But if he fights, even though he will be beaten but he will be free to fight again.

4. Who was the better swimmer? How do you know it?

Ranji was a better swimmer. Ranji dived into the deep water and emerge to the surface without any splash. The other boy thudded to the water and was not even able to go into deep.

5. What surprises the warrior?

Ranji dived deeper into the pool and appeared at the surface very near to the boy without any splash. It amazed the warrior.

6. Now that they are at the pool, why don’t they continue the fight?

The warrior was more interested to learn how to dive. With the fight, it was not possible.

Ranji was unwilling to fight. He came to the pool only to stand against the wrongdoings of the warrior.

SO, here both were unwilling for the fight. As a result, they did not fight.

7. Ranji’s superiority over the other boy is obvious in the following: physical strength, good diving, his being a fighter, sense of humor, swimming underwater, making a good point, willingness to help
Underline the relevant phrases.

Answer: Good diving, sense of humor, swimming underwater, willingness to help.

8. What, according to you, makes the two adversaries turn into good friends in a matter of minutes? Explain it as you have understood it.

Ranji and Suraj both were unwilling for another fight. Rangi was fighting only to keep his dignity and Suraj also knew Ranji is not a weak boy.

Ranji dive beautifully and move underwater. It amazed Suraj, and he thought learning something is better then a fight. As a result, the adversaries disappeared and friendship came in place.

See also:

The Fight Question Answer Solution Chapter 6 It so Happened Supplementary English Class 8


Ref: Chapter 6

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