RBSE Class 8 English Passages for Comprehension

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Rajasthan Board RBSE Class 8 English Passages for Comprehension

आपकी परीक्षा में एक. Unseen Passage का प्रश्न आता है। इस Unseen Passage से सम्बन्धित दो प्रश्न पूछे जाते हैं। प्रत्येक प्रश्न के दो भाग होते हैं। आपके अभ्यास के लिये कुछ Unseen Passages दिये गये हैं, जो नवीनतम पाठ्यक्रम के अनुसार हैं।

Passage – 1

Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below :

One day, when the woodcutter was returning from the forest with a load of wood on his head, he found a big wooden box. It was full of gold coins. There was so much money in it that he could live in comfort without working for the rest of his life. He was enjoyed to see the money.

RBSE Class 8 English Passages for Comprehension

Answer the following questions:
1. (a) What did the woodcutter find?
(b) How much money was there in the box?

2. (a) Write one word for the following :
A person who cuts woods in the forest. W……..
(b) Find the word from the passage which is opposite to ‘small’.
Answer:
1. (a) The woodcutter found a big wooden box full of gold coins.
(b) There was so much money in it that he could live in comfort without working for the rest of his life.

2. (a) woodcutter
(b) big

Passage – 2

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I am Sunita. I live in Delhi with my parents. Last summer, I went to Rampur to stay with my maternal uncle. My mother packed my luggage. She gave me some dresses for my cousins. She also gave me a wooden horse for little Monti. My father gave me some money. Then he took me to the railway station. When I reached Rampur, I saw my uncle. He was waiting for me at the railway station. He took me to home.

Answer the following questions:
1. (a) What did Sunita’s father give her?
(b) Where did Sunita go?

2. (a) Write one word for the following:
The brother of your father. U…………
(b) Find the word from the passage which is opposite to ‘mare’.
Answer:
1. (a) Sunita’s father gave her some money
(b) She went to Rampur to stay with her maternal uncle.

2. (a) Uncle
(b) horse

RBSE Class 8 English Passages for Comprehension

Passage – 3

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The state police went to Rastapal village on 19 June, 1947 to close the school which was running in the house of Nanabhai Khant. Nanabhai refused to close the school. The police then beat up Nanabhai severely. He fell unconscious. They took him away with them for jailing. However, Nanabhai died of his injuries on the way before the police could reach their camp. After this the police beat up the teacher Sengabhai Bheel, who had continued to teach the children despite Nanabhai’s death. After beating Sengabhai the police tied him to their truck. They took him away dragging on the road. A student of the school, named Kalibai, could not see this. She ran towards the truck with a sickle to cut the ropes and free Sengabhai.

Answer the following questions :
1. (a) When did the state police go to Rastapal village?
(b) Why did Kalibai run towards the truck?

2. (a) Write one word for the following:
A place where children go to get education.
(b) Find the word from the passage which is opposite to ‘open’.
Answer:
1. (a) The state police went to Rastapal village on 19 June, 1947.
(b) Kalibai ran towards the truck to cut the ropes and free Sengabhai.

2. (a) School
(b) close

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Passage – 4

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A man was put into jail without any fault. When the king visited the jail, he told him that he was innocent. The king found out that it was true. He gave him a sum of money and set him free. He went straight to the market where some birds were kept in cages for sale. He purchased all the birds and set them free. At this the bird seller was surprised. Then the man said to him, “If you had been in prison like me for no fault, you would have also done the same.”

Answer the following questions:
1. (a) Why did the king set the man free?
(b) What did the man say to the bird seller?

2. (a) Write one word for the following:
The person who has not done anything wrong. I……….
(b) Find the word from the passage which is opposite to ‘false’.
Answer:
1. (a) The king set him free because he was innocent.
(b) The man said to him, “If you had been in prison like me for no fault, you would have also done the same.”

2. (a) Innocent
(b) true

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Passage – 5

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An old gentleman was walking slowly along a street. One day he saw a little boy who was trying to reach a door-bell which was too high for him. He was a kind hearted old man so he stopped and said, “I will ring the bell for you,” and then he pulled the bell so hard that it could be heard all over the house. The little boy looked up at him and said, “Now we will run away, come on,” and before the old gentleman knew what was happening, the naughty boy had run round the comer of the street leaving the man to explain to the angry owner of the house why he had rung the bell.

Answer the following questions :
1. (a) Who was walking slowly along a street?
(b) What did the old man see?

2. (a) Write one word for the following :
A child who behaves badly. N…..
(b) Find the word from the passage which is opposite to ‘cruel’.
Answer:
1. (a) An old man was walking slowly along a street.
(b) The old man saw that a little boy was trying to reach a doorbell which was too high for him.

2. (a) Naughty
(b) kind

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Passage – 6

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The old men of the city said that Socrates did not believe in the gods, and was teaching bad ideas to the young men. So they put him on trial and he was condemned to death. Socrates was not afraid of death. He told his judges that no day should pass without talking to people about truth and goodness. ‘This’, he said, ‘was the best thing a man could do’. He was taken to prison. His friends offered to help him to escape. But he refused to take any help. After thirty days he was given a cup of poison to drink. He drank it as if it were water. Then he lay down and soon after died. Today we still remember Socrates as one of the best and wisest men who ever lived. Socrates believed that one must concentrate more on self development than on materialistic things. He encouraged people to develop friendship and love amongst themselves.

Answer the following questions :
1. (a) What did Socrates encourage people?
(b) What did Socrates tell his judges?

2. (a) Write one word for the following :
A person in a court who has the authority to decide how criminals should be punished. J………..
(b) Find the word from the passage which is opposite to ‘hate’.
Answer:
1. (a) Socrates encouraged people to develop friendship and love amongst themselves
(b) He told his judges that no day should pass without talking to people about truth and goodness.

2. (a) Judge
(b) love

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Passage – 7

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Ashoka was a great emperor. He thought that the duty of a great king was to protect the people and safeguard their rights. He gave protection to the public and made arrangement for justice. He instructed his officials to behave properly with the public. He engraved the message of justice and non-violence on pillars and installed them at different places. Some of the pillars still tell us about his greatness. He opened hospitals for the infirm and the old where good treatment was given to the patients. He also opened hospitals for animals. He was really great as he advocated pity and mercy for all living creatures.

Answer the-following questions :
1. (a) What do the pillars tell us about Ashoka?
(b) What did Ashoka, instruct his officials?

2. (a) Write one word for the following :
The ruler of an empire. E……….
(b) Find the word from the passage which is opposite to ‘took’.
Answer:
1. (a) The pillars tell us about Ashoka that he was a great king.
(b) He instructed his officials to behave properly with the public.

2. (a) Emperor
(b) gave

RBSE Class 8 English Passages for Comprehension

Passage – 8

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One day George Washington was riding along a road. On the way he saw some soldiers trying to lift a heavy beam. The Corporal was giving them orders. The beam was too heavy to move without help. They needed just one more man. The Corporal, however, would not help them. He thought he was too big an officer to come down to the level of the soldiers.

Washington watched for a minute and then asked the Corporal why he did not help the soldiers. The Corporal at once turned round and said, “Don’t you know, Sir, that I am an officer?” Washington replied, “I beg your pardon, Mr Corporal. I did not know that you were such a great man.” Then he dismounted, took off his coat, rolled up his sleeves and pulled the beam with all his might. The beam came up at once. Such great was George Washington.

Answer the following questions :
1. (a) Who was riding along a road one day?
(b) What did George Washington see on the way?

2. (a) Write one word for the following :
A member of one of the lower ranks in the army. C…………
(b) Find the word from the passage which is opposite to ‘light’.
Answer:
1. (a) One day George Washington was riding along a road.
(b) He saw that some soldiers were trying to lift a heavy beam and the Corporal was ordering them instead of helping.

2. (a) Corporal
(b) heavy

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Passage – 9

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Florence Nightingale was born on 14th May, 1820 at Florence in Italy and her parents called her after the city where she was born. Her main ambition was to be a nurse and so she gave up all thoughts of marriage and personal happiness. She spent years visiting hospital after hospital. Day and night she visited every bed in the hospital to see that no patient was neglected and that all were as comfortable as possible. However hard she might have worked all day, every night she would take her lamp and move from bed to bed. ‘The Lady with the Lamp’ the soldiers called her and that is the name by which the world has remembered her for ever since.

Answer the following questions :
1. (a) When and where was Florence Nightingale bom?
(b) Why did Florence give up all thoughts of marriage?

2. (a) Write one word for the following:
A person whose job is to take care of sick or injured people, usually in a hospital. N………….
(b) Find the word from the passage which is opposite to ‘impossible’.
Answer:
1. (a) Florence Nightingale was born on 14th May, 1820 at Florence in Italy.
(b) Florence gave up all thoughts of marriage because her ambition was to become a nurse.

2. (a) Nurse
(b) possible

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Passage – 10

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This is the story of a man who thought he had a right to do what he liked. One day that gentleman was walking along a busy road spinning his walking stick. A man who was walking behind him objected.

“You ought not to spin your walking stick round and round like that”, he said. “I am free to do what I like with my walking stick,” argued the gentleman. “Of course you are,” said the other man, “but you ought to know that your freedom ends where my nose begins.”
The story tells us that we can enjoy our rights and our freedom only if they do not interfere with other people’s rights and freedom.

Answer the following questions :
1. (a) Who was walking along a busy road?
(b) What does the story tell us?

2. (a) Write one word for the following :
A man, who is polite and well educated, has excellent manners and always behaves well. G……….
(b) Find the word from the passage which is opposite to: ‘disliked’.
Answer:
1. (a) A gentleman was walking along a busy road.
(b) The story tells us that we can enjoy our rights and our freedom only if they do not interfere with other people’s rights and freedom.

2. (a) Gentleman
(b) liked

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Passage – 11

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Many years ago there was a miser named Lakhimal in Banswara. He had a lot of money but he never spent any of it. He never ate good food and he never bought new clothes. He had only one pair of shoes. On wet grounds, he always took them off and put them into his pockets. He was very rich but he was not happy. He wanted more money. One day a man came to him and said, “There is a rich man named Karorimal in Nagaur. He spends less and saves more than you every day. Go to him and be his pupil.” Lakhimal thanked the man and the next day he went to Nagaur.

1. (a) What did Karorimal do everyday?
(b) What did Lakhimal do with his shoes on the wet grounds?

2. (a) Write the one word for the following:
Having a lot of money or property. R…………
(b) Find the word from the passage which is opposite to ‘always’.
Answer:
1. (a) Karorimal spent less and saved more than Lakhimal everyday.
(b) On wet grounds, he took his shoes off and put them into his pockets.

2. (a) Rich
(b) never

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Passage – 12

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The Taj Mahal is on the bank of the river Yamuna in Agra. It is one of the most beautiful and famous buildings of the world. Shahjahan built it in the memory of his queen Mumtaz Mahal. Shahjahan was one of the greatest of the Mughal emperors. He was the grandson of Akbar. Shahjahan loved Mumtaz Mahal very much.

1. (a) What do you know about the Taj?
(b) Why did Shahjahan build the Taj?
2. (a) Write one word for the following :
Well known to many people. F……….
(b) Find the word from the passage which is opposite to ‘ugly’.
Answer:
1. (a) The Taj is one of the most beautiful and famous buildings of the world.
(b) Shahjahan built the Taj in the memory of his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal.

2. (a) Famous
(b) beautiful

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Passage – 13

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One day a lion was sleeping in a forest. A mouse ran over him. The lion woke up and caught the mouse. He became angry and wanted to kill it. The mouse requested him not to kill it and set it free. The mouse promised to help the lion some day. The lion laughed at this and set it free. One day the lion was caught in a hunter’s net. He could not get out of it and roared loudly.
1. (a) How did the lion wake up?
(b) Why did the lion roar loudly?
2. (a) Write one word for the following :
A large area of land covered with trees. F……….
(b) Find the word from the passage which is opposite to ‘wept’.
Answer:
1. (a) A mouse ran over the lion, so he woke up.
(b) The lion roared loudly because he could not get out of the hunter’s net.

2. (a) Forest
(b) laughed

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Passage – 14

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Once when Pandit Nehru, our first Prime-Minister, was speaking to some peasants in Uttar Pradesh, he stopped to ask them a question. He said, “You often say, ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’. Tell me, who is Bharatmata?” “This land”, the peasants replied and pointed to the ground. “That is right”, said Nehru. “This land is Bharatmata. The fields, the rivers and the mountains and all the land of India are Bharatmata.

1. (a) Who was Pandit Nehru?
(b) What is Bharatmata, according to Pandit Nehru?

2. (a) Write one word for the following :
A person who owns a small piece of land on which he grows food and keeps animals is order to feed his family. P. ……….
(b) Find the word from the passage which is opposite to ‘wrong’.
Answer:
1. (a) Pandit Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India.
(b) According to Pandit Nehru, the fields, the rivers, the mountains and all the land of India are Bharatmata.

2. (a) Peasant
(b) right

RBSE Class 8 English Passages for Comprehension

Passage – 15

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The parents play an important part in bringing up their children. They sacrifice their pleasures for the sake of their children. They labour hard to feed and clad them. They try their best to give them the best possible education. They also provide all possible facilities to them. In this way the children are very grateful to their parents because they fulfil – their physical and monetary needs.

1. (a) What part do the parents play in bringing up their children?
(b) What do they do for the sake of their children?

2. (a) Write one word for the following :
Mothers and fathers. P…………
(b) Find the word from the passage which is opposite to ‘soft’.
Answer:
1. (a) The parents play an important role in bringing up their children.
(b) They sacrifice their pleasures for the sake of their children.

2. (a) Parents
(b) hard

RBSE Class 8 English Passages for Comprehension

Passage – 16

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Once upon a time there was a great kingdom, named Mahapal. It was a very fertile kingdom and people of the kingdom were happy. Mahapal was ruled by king Mahender, who was a nble king. He took care of the people like his own children. But the people of Mahapal were not happy about the fact that the king didn’t have a child of his own. One day the ministers came to the king with a request.

1. (a) What was the name of the kingdom?
(b) Why were the people of Mahapal not happy?

2. (a) Write one word of the following :
A person who rules a kingdom. K………….
(b) Find out the word from the passage which is opposite to “sad”.
Answer:
1. (a) The name of the kingdom was Mahapal.
(b) The people of Mahapal were not happy about the fact that the king did not have a child of his own.

2. (a) king
(b) happy

RBSE Class 8 English Passages for Comprehension

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