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 reminded Bepin Babu of his trip to Ranchi. But Bepin Babu said that he had never been to Ranchi.  So the man 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. He knew that Bepin Babu bad no children, his wife died ten years ago, his only brother had died insane.  

Comprehension Check :-

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

Ans. Bepin Babu was surprised to know that Parimal Ghose knew very intimate things about him. But he was sure that he had never been to Ranchi. He feared he was losing his mind. So he was worried.

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

Ans. He decided to ring up Dinesh Mukerji. He found that Parimal Ghose was right.

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

Ans. Bepin Babu thought that Mr Mukerji would think that he was going mad. His remarks would be insulating for him. So he hesitated to visit him. But finally he decided to phone him to put the embarrassment on his face to an end.

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

Ans. Mr. Mukerji  said that  he visited Ranchi in ‘58 and Bepin was along with him. It added this worries.

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 Bepin Babu to arrange a job for him as he was suffering from bad luck lately.

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

Ans. Bepin Babu remembered every event of his life except knowing anything about his trip to Ranchi. It was unnatural about his illness. These symptoms made Dr Chanda puzzled.

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. He was doing his office work very efficiently.  It was a trick played by one of his old friends Chunilal. He was sure that he had never been Ranchi.

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. Bepin Babu had changed a lot after becoming rich. He did not help his old friend Chunilal in hard times. Chunilal wanted to teach him a lesson. So he played upon a trick on him. He has no money but an imagination power.

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 Babu knew that Chunilal might remember something about the 58 trip-the trip to Ranchi. What Chunilal told him about the trip, his condition became more miserable.

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

Ans. Bepin Babu was suffering from a memory lose about the trip to Ranchi. He hoped that he would regain his memory about the trip to see Hudroo Falls. But when he reached there, he found that he had never been there. He received a big shock and became unconscious.

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

Ans. Bepin Babu must have felt ashamed of being too hard and insensitive to an old friend of his school days. He must be regretting of not helping his friend in bad days. But he must have found a great relief from the tension of memory loss.

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.  I have to cut my hair every month.

We had to go for swimming lessons last year.

She has to tell the principal the truth.

They had to take the baby to the doctor.

We have to complain to the police about the noise.

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 :- _____________________________________________

Ans  :- 

(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-listen 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. It was a very cruel trick played by Chunilal on Bepin Babu, This joke had made his life miserable. He feared that he would have to end up his life in an asylum. So when Bepin Babu came to know the truth he might have been angry as well as ashamed for not helping his friend in need. I think after knowing the truth, he would have sent for Chunilal. He offered himself for helping him.

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 only today. I felt very much pained to know your down luck. But the most regretting thing on my part is that I could not understand your plight and unable to help you in your hour need.  Please do forgive me for this negligence. I request you to come straight  forward to me tomorrow office.  I would do my best to find a job for you.

There is a contract scheme for providing tours and travels 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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