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Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Class 8th - English : Prose - Lesson 6 - Julius Caesar (Tales from Shakespeare by Charles & Mary Lamb)

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WORKING WITH THE TEXT
Q1. Why did certain party of Romans wish to kill Julius Caesar?
Ans. Julius Caesar was a great Roman soldier and leader.  Since he was bold and brave also, so certain parties suspected that he might be offered the crown of king, which they did wish to be made as king. So they made a plan to kill him.
Q2. Why did Calpurnia beg Caesar not to go to the Capitol?
Ans. Calpurnia, the wife of Caesar, did not want Caesar to go to the Capitol, because she had had a most frightening dream, in which Caesar’s statue, which stood in marketplace, had poured forth blood, and the Roman people came smiling to wash their hands in it. And in another dream, someone saw a lion in the marketplace and graves opened and gave up their dead. There was the noise of the battle in the air and cries of men and horses in pain. She explained him that these terrible things were warnings and anything could happen.
Q3. What two reasons did Anthony give to show that Caesar was not ambitious?
Ans. At the Caesar’s funeral, Mark Anthony gives two reasons to the Roman people to prove that Caser was not ambitious. First, that Caesar was always kind and generous to the poor and always felt great love and pity for them.
Second, that he was three times offered kingly crown at the games and all time he refused.
This shows that he was not ambitious.
Q4. Why was Brutus’ decision to march from Sardis to Philippi wrong?
Ans. Brutus’s decision to march from Sardis to Philippi was wrong because Octavius and Anthony had the advantage of a good defence position as well as a fresh and rested army.
Q5. Why has Brutus been called ‘the noblest Roman of the all’?
Ans. Brutus was ‘the noblest Roman of them all’ because he was the only on with honest thoughts for the good of the people. He was a brave and honourable man. He did not acted in the envy of the people.



LANGUAGE WORK
1. Match the words on the left with the words on the right to form common collocations.
Ans.
1. Work ………………. Important
2. Wide ……………….. Open
3. Well ………………... Aware
4. Great ……………….. Success
5. Vitally ……………… Ethic
GRAMMAR WORK
Ans.
1. God made the country (coordinate clause) Man made the town (coordinate clause). (Compound Sentence)
2. He tried hard (coordinate clause) He did not succeed (coordinate clause). (Compound Sentence)
3. I am the child of the ocean (coordinate clause) This is my lot (Coordinate clause)(Compound Sentence)
4. He tames animals (coordinate clause) Because he is found of them (subordinate clause). Complex Sentence)
5. We were soon friends (coordinate clause) Though I had not seen Nora she was a small baby (subordinate clause). (Complex Sentence)
6. About half of the humanity relies on the fresh water (coordinate clause) That accumulates in the Himalayas (subordinate clause). (Complex Sentence)
7. These things are beyond all understanding (coordinate clause) I do fear them (coordinate clause). (Compound Sentence)
8. When the sun shines immediately after rainfall (subordinate clause) It looks very pleasant (coordinate clause). (Complex Sentence)
9. Unless Rustum is killed (subordinate clause) Our armies can never hope to see victory (coordinate clause). (Complex Sentence)
10. He was so poor (subordinate clause) He and his wife had to remain hungry for days together (coordinate clause). (Complex Sentence)
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