NCERT Solutions for Class 8 English - Honeydew Textbook- Chapter 10: The Great Stone Face II

Check Class 8 NCERT Solutions for English Subject. In this article, we have provided NCERT Solutions for Chapter 10 from the English Honeydew Textbook. The NCERT solutions of this chapter have been provided after a detailed analysis of the latest syllabus issued by CBSE. Students of Class 8th can study the answers provided here to score well in their school exams.

NCERT Solutions for Class 8 English - Honeydew Textbook- Chapter 10

Ques: Write ‘True’ or ‘False’ against each of the following statements.

  1. Ernest’s words reminded people of the wise old sayings. __________
  2. Total strangers from far away, who visited Ernest in the valley, found his face familiar. _______
  3. The Great Stone Face confirmed Ernest’s view that the poet could be worthy of its likeness. _______
  4. When Ernest and the poet met, they respected and admired each other equally. ________
  5. The poet along with Ernest addressed the inhabitants of the valley. ___________
  6. The poet realised that Ernest’s thoughts were far nobler than his own verses. _________


  1. True
  2. True
  3. False
  4. True
  5. False
  6. True

Ques: How was Ernest different from others in the valley?

Answer: In contrast to other commoners in the valley, Ernest was. He was a good, simple and hearted person, noble and thoughtful. He was under observation. He did not go with the crowd. As the prophets, he greeted total strangers.

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Ques: Why did Ernest think the poet was like the Stone Face?

Answer: The poet wrote beautiful songs. In one of his poems, he had praised The Great Stone Mask. When Ernest read this poem he was convinced the poet was like the face of a mountain.

Ques: What did the poet himself say about his thoughts and poems?

Answer: The poet admitted he was not worthy to be compared with the Face of Stone. His actions were not in keeping with his thinking.

Ques: What made the poet proclaim Ernest was the Stone Face?

Answer: Ernest and the poet had gone to a meeting place together. The meeting was discussed by Ernest. His words were strong and his thoughts profound. They were living words, a life of good deeds, and selfless love. The poet was convinced that Ernest – was much nobler than him. The face of Ernest had such a grand expression that he proclaimed that Ernest bore the likeness of the face of the Great Stone.

Ques: Write ‘Ernest’ or ‘Poet’, against each statement below.

(i) There was a gap between his life and his words.

(ii) His words had the power of truth as they agreed with his thoughts.

(iii) His words were as soothing as a heavenly song but only as useful as a vague dream.

(iv) His thoughts were worthy.

(v) Whatever he said was truth itself.

(vi) His poems were noble.

(vii) His life was nobler than all the poems.

(viii) He lacked faith in his own thoughts.

(ix) His thoughts had power as they agreed with the life he lived.

(x) Greatness lies in truth. Truth is best expressed in one’s actions. He was truthful, therefore he was great.


(i) Poet           

(ii) Ernest         

(iii) Poet       

(iv) Poet         

(v) Ernest

(vi) Poet         

(vii) Ernest      

(viii) Poet    

(ix) Ernest       

(x) Ernest

Ques: Who, by common consent, turned out to be like the Great Stone Face?

Answer: Ernest was accepted by common consent exactly like the Great Stone Face.

Ques:  Did Ernest believe that the old prophecy had come true? What did he say about it?

Answer: No, Ernest was still unconvinced the old prophecy had come true. He hoped a man would come wiser and nobler than him someday, and look truly like the Great Stone Face.

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