NCERT Solutions Class 8 English Honeydew Chapter 4 Bepin Choudhury’s Lapse of Memory

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NCERT Solutions Class 8 English Honeydew Chapter 4 Bepin Choudhury’s Lapse of Memory

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Class : 8
Subject : English honeydew
Chapter : 4 Bepin Choudhury’s Lapse of Memory

Comprehension check:-

Qus 1. Why did the man stare at Bepin Babu in disbelief ?

Ans. The man, Parimal Ghosh failed to recognise Ranchi trip to Bepin Babu. He didn’t believe that Bepin had a lapse of memory.  So, he stared at Bepin Babu in disbelief.

Qus 2. Where did Bepin Babu say he went in October ’58 ?

Ans. Bepin Babu said that he had gone to Kanpur in October “58 to his friend Haridas Bagchí.

Qus 3. Mention any three (or more) things that Parimal Ghose knew about Bepin Babu.

Ans. The three things about Bepin Babu that Parimal Ghosh mentioned are:
1. Bepin Babu had no children
2. Bepin’s wife died ten years ago
4. His only brother had died in the same year in the Ranchi’s Lunatic Asylum.  

Comprehension Check :-

Qus 1. Why did Bepin Babu worry about what Parimal Ghose had said?

Ans. Bepin Babu was surprised to listen very intimate things about his life from Parimal Ghosh. Bepin was very sure that he had never been to Ranchi but still, he was worried about whether he really forgotten his memory.

Qus 2. How did he try to decide who was right his memory or Parimal Ghose?

Ans. To resolve the puzzle of who was right his memory or Parimal Ghosh. He decided to contact Dinesh Mukherji because Parimal mentioned that Dinesh Mukherji was also in Ranchi.

Qus 3. Why did Bepin Babu hesitate to visit Mr Mukerji? Why did he finally decide to phone him?

Ans. Bepin Babu hesitated to visit Mr. Mukherji because it would have been very embarrassing to him if he had really visited Ranchi. But in the end, he finally decided to phone him.

Qus 4. What did Mr Mukerji say? Did it comfort Bepin Babu, or add to his worries?

Ans. Mr. Mukheji said he had been to Ranchi twice, but he was not sure about the trip Bepin Babu was talking about. It made Bepin more worried.

Comprehension check:-

Qus 1. Who was Chunnilal? What did he want from Bepin Babu?

Ans. Chunnilal was an old friend of Bepin Babu. He wanted a favor from Bepin Babu in his job.

Qus 2. Why was Dr. Chanda puzzled? What was unusual about Bepin Babu’s loss of memory?

Ans. Dr. Chanda was puzzled because Bepin remembered every single moment of his life except the trip to Ranchi. He is a young Physician, he never dealt with this type of memory loss case.

Comprehension check:-

Qus 1. Had Bepin Babu really lost his memory and forgotten all about a trip to Ranchi?

Ans. No, Bepin Babu was not suffering from the ailment of memory loss. Bepin’s old friend Chunilal took revenge on him. Because Bepin didn’t help him in his tough time.

Qus 2. Why do you think Chunilal did what he did? Chunilal says he has no money: What is it that he does have?

Ans. Chunilal took revenge on Bepin. Because Bepin didn’t help him in his tough time. He was a good writer. He didn’t have money but an imagination power. So, he took revenge on him by rekindling the memory of Hundroo Falls.

Working with the text:-

Qus 1. The author describes Bepin Babu as a serious and hardworking man. What evidence can find in the story to support this?

Ans. Bepin Babu lived alone. He did not mix up with people. He had few friends. He did not like spending time in idle chat. In his office, he had a reputation for being a tireless and conscientious worker.

Qus 2. Why did Bepin Babu change his mind about meeting Chunilal? What was the result of this meeting?

Ans. Bepin was avoiding Chunilal because he continuously tried to meet him to inquire about the job. Because Chunilal was going through a very tough time, he had no money and job. But one day Bepin gathered up and met Chunilal to ask about the Ranchi trip. Then Chunilal, contrary the expectations, did confirm that Bepin went on the trip to Ranchi. This confirmation makes Bepin more worried and he goes to consult the doctor.

Qus 3. Bepin Babu lost consciousness at Hudroo Falls. What do you think was the reason for this?

Ans. Bepin Babu has expectations that he might regain his memory about the trip to Ranchi, at Hundroo Falls. But after reaching there, he found that he had never been there. This made Bepin in a big shock and he lost consciousness.

Qus 4. How do you think Bepin Babu reacted when he found out that Chunilal had tricked him?

Ans. Bepin Babu was regretting being too harsh and insensitive to an old friend. He felt ashamed for not helping his friend in his tough time. But he felt relaxed that he wasn’t suffering from any memory loss ailment.

Working with Language

Qus.1  Look at these two sentences. 

  • He had to buy at least five books to last him through the week.
  •  Bepin had to ask Chuni to leave.

Had to is used to show that it was very important or necessary for Bepin Babu to do something. He had no choice. We can also use ‘have to’/has to’ in the same way.

 Fill in the blanks below using ‘had to’/ ‘have to’/’has to’.

  1.  I ______ cut my hair every month.
  2.  We ______  go for swimming lessons last year.
  3.  She  _____  tell the principal the truth.
  4. They ____  take the baby to the doctor.
  5. We ______  complain to the police about the noise.
  6. I _____ repair my cycle yesterday.

Ans.  1. I have to cut my hair every month.

2. We had to go for swimming lessons last year.

3. She has to tell the principal the truth.

4. They had to take the baby to the doctor.

5. We have to complain to the police about the noise.

6. I had to repair my cycle yesterday.

Qus 2. Here are a few idioms that you will find in the story. Look for them in the dictionary in the following way.

First, arrange them in the order in which you find then in a dictionary.

(Clue : An idiom is usually listed under the first noun, verb, adjective or adverb in it. Ignore articles or prepositions in the idiom)

To help you, we have put in bold the word under which you must look for the idiom in dictionary.

(i) At / from close quarters     (close : adjective)

(ii) Break into a smile              (break : verb ; look under ‘ break into something’)

(iii) Carry on                    (carry :  verb)

(iv) Have a clean record        (you may find related meanings under both these words)

(v) Beat about the bush         (verb)

Now refer to your dictionary and find out what they mean.

Ans.(i) At/from close quarters  —- very near

(ii) Break into a smile  —– smile suddenly

(iii) Carry on ——— to continue

(iv) Have a clean record —– not involved in bad activities

(v) Beat about the bush —– not to say something directly

Qus 3. Study the sentences in the columns below:-

I saw this movie yesterday.I have seen this movie already.
Bepin Babu worked here for a week last year.Bepin Babu has worked here since 2003.
Chunilal wrote to a publisher last week.Chunilal has written to a publisher.
I visited Ranchi once, long ago.I have visited Ranchi once before.

Compare the sentences in the two columns, especially the verb forms.

Answer the following questions about each pair of sentences.

(i) Which column tells us that Bepin Babu is still working at the same place?

Ans. Column-B.

(ii) Which column suggest that Chunilal is now waiting for a reply from the publisher?

Ans. Column-A.

(iii) Which column suggests that the person still remembers the movie he saw?

 Ans. Column-B.

(iv) Which column suggests that the experience of visiting Ranchi is still fresh in the speaker’s mind?

 Ans. Column-B.

Qus 4. Given below are jumbled sentences. Working in groups, rearrange the words in each sentence to form correct sentences. You will find that each sentence contains an idiomatic expression that you have come across in the lesson. Underline the idiom and write down its meaning. Then use your dictionary to check the meaning.

One sentence has been worked out for you as an example.

Jumbled sentence; vanished / The car / seemed to / into thin / have / air.

 Ans: The car seemed to have vanished into thin air.

Idiom: vanished into thin air: disappeared or vanished in a mysterious way

(i) Stop / and tell me / beating about / what you want / the bush

Ans :-  ____________________________________________

Idiom :- _____________________________________________

(ii) Don’t pay / if you / attention / you might / the wrong train / to the announcement / board

Ans :- ______________________________________________

Idiom :- _____________________________________________

(iii) The villagers / tried / the crime / on the young woman / to pin

Ans :- ___________________________________________

Idiom :- _____________________________________________

(iv) Bepin Babu / orders to / telling people / under / loved / doctors / eat early / that he was

Ans :- _____________________________________________

Idiom :- _____________________________________________

(v) The students / the teacher / his eyebrows / when / said that / all their lessons / raised / they had revised

 Ans  :- ___________________________________________

Idiom :- _____________________________________________


(i) Ans:- Stop beating about the bush and tell me what you want.

Idiom: Beat about the bush- not to say something directly

(ii) Ans:- If you don’t pay attention to the announcement, you might board the wrong tram.

Idiom: Pay attention carefully.

(iii) Ans:- The villagers tried to pin the crime on the young woman.

Idiom: Pin the crime-to blame someone for something.

(iv) Ans:- Bepin Babu loved telling people that he was under doctor’s orders to eat early.

 Idiom: under doctor’s orders-under treatment.

(v) Ans:- The teacher raised his eyebrows when the students said that they had revised all their lessons.

 Idiom: raised his eyebrows to show resentment.

Speaking and Writing:-

Qus 1. What do you think happened after Bepin Babu came to know the truth? Was he angry with this friend for playing such a trick on him? Or do you think he decided to help a friend in need?

Ans. I think when Bepin Babu came to know the truth, he must have regretted not helping the old friend in his tough time. He was not angry with the trick, because he learned a lesson from the situation. He definitely decided to help his friend.

Qus 2. Imagine you are Bepin Choudhury. You have received Chunilal’s letter and feel ashamed that you did not bother to help an old friend down on his luck. Now you want to do something for him. Write a letter to Chunilal promising to help him soon.


Bepin Choudhury,

Calcutta / Kolkata

May 9, 2021

      Dear Chuni,

                I received your letter today. I am in a regretted for not helping you during your tough time. But the most regretful thing on my part is that I could not understand your situation and was unable to help you in your hour of need.  Please do forgive me for this negligence. I request you to come straight forward to me tomorrow office.  I will do my best to find a job for you.

There is a contract scheme for providing tours and travel services to the employees of our firm. If you get that contract you will be in good time again. So, come to me only tomorrow. Don’t miss the chance.

Yours lovingly

Bepin Babu

Check below all chapters of NCERT Solutions for Class 8 English honeydew

Unit No.Chapter Name
1The Best Christmas Present in the World
2The Tsunami
3Glimpses of the Past
4Bepin Choudhury’s Lapse of Memory
5The Summit Within
6This is Jody’s Fawn
7A Visit to Cambridge
8A Short Monsoon Diary
9The Great Stone Face I
10The Great Stone Face II

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