NCERT Class 8 English Chapter 11 How The Camel Got His Hump

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NCERT Class 8 English Chapter 11 How The Camel Got His Hump

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Also, you can read the NCERT book online in these sections Solutions by Expert Teachers as per Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Book guidelines. CBSE Class 8 English Solutions are part of All Subject Solutions. Here we have given NCERT Class 8 English Chapter 11 How The Camel Got His Hump and After, NCERT Class 8 English Textbook of Honeydew and It So Happen. for All Chapters, You can practice these here.

How The Camel Got His Hump

Chapter: 11


Textbook Questions With Their Answers


Q. 1. What tasks do you think were assigned to the dog and the ox? 

Ans. Probably the dog was asked to go and fetch for sticks and the ox was asked to plough fields. 

Q. 2. Why did the camel live in the middle of the desert?

Ans. The camel lived in the middle of a Howling desert because he did not want to work and just eat sticks and thorns and prickles.

Q. 3. What made the dog, the horse and the ox very angry?

Ans. The dog, the horse and the ox were very angry with the camel since he did not do any work and continued to rest in the middle of the desert lazily. He, infact did not offer any help but doubled the work of the three animals. The dog, horse and ox were annoyed with his behaviour.

Q. 4. How did Djinn know that the horse was complaining against the camel?

Ans. The horse explained the Djinn as a lazy thing in the middle of the desert with a long neck and long legs who hadn’t done a stroke of work. The witty Djinn soon realized that it was his camel.


Q. 1. The camel was looking at this own reflection in the pool. What does it suggest?

Ans. The camel is a proud animal. When he was walking, they approached a pond wherein he saw that his beautiful back had turned into a hump. He was looking into the pond to supervise himself.

Q. 2. The camel said, “Humph” repeatedly. How did it affect him?

Ans. The camel had not worked since Monday and used to say “Humph” everytime he was asked to do work. This syllable denoted his laziness and idleness. It was due to his habit that the beautiful back had turned into a hump. 

Q. 3. What according to the Djinn was use of a “humph”?

Ans. According to Djinn, the humph was of help to him. Humph was used to store water and food.

Q. 4. “______ he has never yet learnt to behave”. In the light of this, what is the writer’s opinion about the camel?

Ans. The writer says that the camel is not a self-reliant animal. He has not learnt from his mistake as he still wanders by in the middle of the desert.


Q. 1. Can this story be factually true? 

Ans. No, this story cannot be factually true as it is not biologically oriented. It is a fiction work by Rudyard Kipling.

Q. 2. What according to you, is the story about? 

Consider the following:

(i) How did the world begin?

(ii) Why everyone should do his/her share of work seriously? 

(iii) How animals are important to humans?

(iv) How the camel got his hump?

Ans. (iv) How the camel got his hump. 

Q. 3. What did you do over the weekend? Were you generally active or idle? Please check your back before starting to discus or answer the question. 

Ans. I was generally active over the weekend as my mother persuades me to work diligently all day. It really was a busy day. As soon as I got up, I did my daily chores and prayed to God for my family’s well-being. Then I went off to my dance class for exercising. Later, I came back, help my mother lay the table. After having my breakfast, I studied for about two hours and later joined my friends to play in the park. When I come back, I had my local music class where I rehearsed for long time. My father came back and taught me maths after which we went out together to India Gate to cherish the cool weather.

Q. 4. There are broadly two categories of workers-those who prefer to do today what they can do tomorrow and those who prefer to do tomorrow what they came do today? Where do you belong?

Ans. I fall in the first category as I perceive my work as my first priority. At the beginning of the day. I have my “To Do’ list at hand. When I complete my day’s work and find time for some more work, I do it willingly.


Q. 1. “What’s this I hear of you doing?” 

(a) Who said this to whom?

Ans. (a) Djinn said this to the camel. 

(b) Why did he say this?

Ans. He said this when other animals; the dog, the horse and the ox complained of him being lazy and idle.

Q. 2. When does the story begin? 

Ans. The story begins to narrate when the world had just come into existence and animals were beginning to work for man.

Q. 3. How did the Djinn appear to the three animals? Why had he come? 

Ans. Djinn appeared to the three animals in a rolling cloud of dust. He had come to help the animals and teach the camel a lesson.

Q. 4. What did the dog and the ox have in their mouth?

Ans. The dog had a stick in his mouth while the ox had a yoke in his mouth. 

Q. 5. “I’ll humph him”. Explain the statement by Djinn. 

Ans. Djinn meant to say that he would himself deal with the camel appropriately. He wanted to set him right by teaching him a lesson to work diligently and sincerely.


Tick (✔) the correct option 

1. Which animals did early man domesticate?

(a) dog.

(b) ox.

(c) horse.

(d) all of these.

Ans. (d) all of these.

2. Which of the following statements is not true?

(a) The dog is man’s best friend in distress.

(b) The dog provides security. 

(c) The dog is known for its faithfulness.

(d) The horse and the elephants have been very unfriendly to man. 

Ans. (d) The horse and the elephants have been very unfriendly to man.

3. Who was Djinn?

(a) a slave.

(b) a horse.

(c) a dog.

(d) incharge of all Deserts.

Ans. (d) incharge of all Deserts. 

4. How did Djinn set the camel right?

(a) Djinn scolded the camel. 

(b) Djinn gave a hump on its back.

(c) Both (a) and (b).

(d) Djinn patted the camel on his back.

Ans. (c) Both (a) and (b).


Use the following words in sentences of your own:

(i) fetch. 

(ii) behave. 

(iii) cloak. 

(iv) make up.

Ans. (i) fetch: I went to the market to fetch some grocery items for the house.

(ii) behave: My mother always tells me to behave well in home as well as in the school. 

(iii) cloak: My grandfather feels comfortable in his cloak.

(iv) make up: My brother is working very hard to make up to for the business losses.

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