Geography Lesson - Ncert Cbse Guide for English - Class VIII, Honeydew Extra Important Questions


Class 8, NCERT English - Honeydew

Geography Lesson (Poetry)

Answers of Extra Important CBSE sample questions

Question: ‘The logic of geography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ten thousand feet’.
a.     Where was the poet?
b.    Which place did he look upon from there?
c.     What lesson of geography did the poet learn from the sky?
  1. The poet was at a height of about ten thousand feet.
  2. He looked upon the country from there.
  3. He learnt the logic of geography It was clearly seen that the people settled at places where land and water were easily available. This is the reason why the cities in a country have grown along the rivers. Also that the earth is round and the sea is more than the land on the earth.

Question: How did the earth appear to the poet from the height of sky? What was it that the poet could not understand even from the sky?
Answer: From about six miles above the earth, it appeared round. It was also clear that there was more water (sea) than the land. It was thus a lesson in geography which the poet had learnt. However the poet found it difficult to understand why people hated each other. He failed to understand why people built walls across the cities to kill other human beings.  
In brief the poet says that from the height of sky it is easy to understand the logic of geography but, what remains a mystery is the human psychology that why people hate and kill one another.

Further study on this poem - Geography Lesson

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