Class 8 Passage-37 THE RAIN (150 Words Subjective Solved)

By | August 9, 2018

Following are the reading comprehension worksheets  for class 8th in English These comprehension Passage are known by many names as reading comprehension exercises, reading comprehension test, reading Passage, reading skills, reading comprehension, ks2 reading , basic reading skills worksheets.  These ENGLISH short stories with questions and answers are printable and absolutely free. The  comprehension questions are value based. guarantees to be the best comprehension resource. Question types include subjective, objective and multiple choice  


Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:                             

 The rain is caused by the sun which evaporates water from seas, lakes, rivers and soil. This evaporated water or water vapours form clouds which condense in to water droplets or ice. As the air rises higher, more and more water vapours turn into water and the clouds grow bigger and darker. Finally water droplets from the clouds fall to the ground as rain. Usually rain result from nimbostratus or cumulonimbus clouds. Water falling from a cloud is called precipitation. Air temperature both inside and outside the cloud determines whether precipitation is rain, snow or hail, precipitation. The low temperature inside and outside the clouds results in snowfall. In hilly areas like Srinagar, Himachal and other mountainous regions of Uttaranchal, it snows heavily resulting in overflow of water in rivers during summer and rainy months. Crops fail if there is no rain and people and animals may starve to death. There may be floods if there is too much rain. Thus, life on land depends on rainfall.                                                                                                                        

(a) How is Sun instrumental in causing rainfall?
(b) What are the two kinds of clouds?
(c) How is rain important to farmers?
(d) Form two more words from `let’ as droplets.                                                                            


(a) The Sun evaporates water which forms clouds and ultimately rains.
(b) (i) nimbostratus.
(ii) cumulonimbus.
(c) It helps in the growth of their crops.
(d) booklet, leaflet.

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