Extra Questions and Answers

 Extract 1

Directions (Q. Nos. 1-6) Read the extract given below and answer the following questions.

The Sun went down behind the trees and at last the king stuck the spade into the ground and said, “I came to you, wise man, for an answer to my questions. If you can give me no answer, tell me so and I will return home.” “Here comes someone running,” said the hermit.

  1. What was the king doing all this while?

Ans. The king was digging beds on the ground in front of the hermit’s hut.

  1. Why the king is asking the man to answer his questions?

Ans. The king had invited many people to answer his questions, but wasn’t satisfied with their answers. He has heard about the hermit to be a wise man. So, he approached him.

  1. Which hour of the day has been referred to in these lines?

Ans. Sun was setting down at that time so it was dusk.

  1. What follows immediately after this incident?

(a) The king got the answer for his questions

(b) The king offered water to the man

(c) The king and hermit bandaged the man’s wound

(d) The king left the hermit’s place

Ans. (c) The king and hermit bandaged the man’s wound.

  1. “I came to you, wise man, for an answer to my questions. If you can give me no answer, tell me so and I will return home.” In the above lines the king

(a) gives an order

(b) makes a request

(c) passes a sarcastic comment

(d) cracks a joke

Ans. (b) makes a request

  1. The king had stuck the spade in the ground because

(a) he was tired digging the ground the whole day

(b) it was evening

(c) the bearded man arrived

(d) Both ‘a’ and ‘b’

Ans. (d) Both ‘a’ and ‘b’ 

Extract 2

Directions (Q. Nos. 1-6) Read the extract given below and answer the following questions.

“Now if I live, I will serve you as your most faithful servant and will order my sons to do the same. Forgive me.” The king was so happy he had made peace with his enemy so easily and to have won him over as a friend.

  1. Mention the author and name of the chapter from which the above lines have been taken.

Ans. The author of the chapter is Leo Tolstoy and the chapter is ‘Three Questions’.

  1. Why the man is asking for king’s forgiveness?

Ans. The man had planned to kill the king, but the king had saved his life, so he was asking for king’s forgiveness.

  1. From the above lines what kind of information do you get about the man’s character?

Ans. The above lines spoken by the man confirm that he is a thankful human being and is ready to repay for his wrong doings.

  1. The king was happy because

(a) he had found a new friend

(b) the man had given up his animosity to the king

(c) he had saved the life of the man

(d) he had found faithful servants

Ans. (b) the man had given up his animosity to the king.

  1. From the above passage find the past tense of ‘win’.

(a) Winner

(b) Won

(c) Win

(d) None of the above

Ans. (b) Won

  1. After this incident the king

(a) went to the hermit seeking answers for his questions

(b) bandaged the wounds of the man

(c) left the hermit’s place

(d) went to sleep

Ans. (a) went to the hermit seeking answers for his questions

 

Extract 3

Directions (Q. Nos. 1-6) Read the extract given below and answer the following questions.

“You have already been answered!” said the hermit still bending down to the ground and looking up at the king as he stood before him. “How have I been answered? What do you mean?” “Do you not see?” replied the hermit. “If you had not pitied my weakness yesterday and had not dug these beds for me, you would have gone away.

  1. What is being answered in the above lines?

Ans. The above lines refers to the answers of the three questions that the king had asked the hermit.

  1. How the king had been answered?

Ans. The king through the acts of the previous day has got the answers for all his questions. The king had helped the hermit dig the beds.

  1. Which question has been answered here?

Ans. The king with his act has answered his first questions. He has done the right act at the right moment.

  1. …the hermit still bending down. The hermit was in such a posture because he was

(a) standing in front of the king

(b) sowing the seeds

(c) bowing before the Sun

(d) tired

Ans. (b) sowing the seeds

  1. What would have happened to the king if he would have not have helped the hermit?

(a) He would have found answers of his questions

(b) The bearded man would have attacked him

(c) He would have reached his bodyguards

(d) The hermit would not have allowed him to stay in his hut

Ans. (b) The bearded man would have attacked him.

  1. Why did the king take up the task of digging the beds?

(a) For passing the time

(b) To get answers for his questions

(c) To please the hermit

(d) To help the hermit

Ans. (d) To help the hermit