Sunday, 3 May 2015

COMPREHENSION NO. 5


COMPREHENSION NO. 5 

Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given at the end.
     For three years the master and all his relatives lived in this valley. Many of the Muslims too joined them. All supplies to the valley were cut off. The Makkans saw to it that no food or drink reached the Banu Hashim. The poor Banu Hashim had to live on the leaves and roots of trees and bushes. The condition of children was particularly pitiable. At last some kindhearted Makkans took pity on the Banu Hashim. They tore to pieces the agreement hanging in the Kaaba. The hunger stricken Banu Hashim were thus able to come back to their homes.
QUESTIONS
1. Who lived for three years in the valley?
2. Who joined the master and his relatives?
3. What did the Makkans do?
4. How did the Banu Hashim live?
5. What was the condition of the children?
6. Who took pity on the Banu Hashim?
ANSWERS
1. The master and all his relatives lived for three years in the valley.
2. Many of the Muslims joined the master and his relatives.
3. The Makkans cut off the supplies of food and drink to the Banu Hashim.
4. The Banu Hashim lived on the leaves and roots of trees and bushes.
5. The condition of the children was very pitiable.
6. Some kind hearted Makkan leaders took pity on the Banu Hashim.

Saturday, 2 May 2015


COMPREHENSION NO. 4

Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given at the end.
     King Robert Bruce ruled over Scotland. He had been defeated many times by the English. He ran for his life and hid himself in a cave. He had lost all hope to win. As he lay there thinking if he should give up his struggle or not, he saw a spider trying to reach its cobweb in the ceiling of the cave. It fell down again and again but did not give up its effort. At last the little insect reached its home in its ninth attempt. This gave courage to King Bruce. He made up his mind to fight and this time he won the battle.
QUESTIONS
1. By whom had Robert Bruce been defeated many times?
2. Where did he hide himself?
3. What did he see in the cave?
4. After how many attempts did the spider succeed?
5. What lesson did King Bruce learn from the spider?
ANSWERS
1. King Robert Bruce had been defeated by the English army many times.
2. He hid himself in a cave.
3. He saw a spider trying to reach its cobweb up in the ceiling of the cave.
4. The spider succeeded after making nine attempts.
5. King Bruce learnt the lesson, "Try, try again till you succeed." 

Friday, 1 May 2015

COMPREHENSION NO. 3


COMPREHENSION NO. 3

Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given at the end.
   Once a stag was drinking at a stream. He happened to see his reflection in the water. He was pleased to see his beautiful horns, but when he saw his thin legs he felt sad as he thought they were ugly. Suddenly he saw a pack of hounds at a distance. He ran as fast as his legs could help him. Soon he left the hounds far behind. He had to pass through a thick forest of bushes. His horns got caught in a bush. He tried hard to pull his horns out of it but all in vain. By now the hounds had come up. They fell upon him and tore him to pieces. 
QUESTIONS
1. What was the stag doing? 
2. What did he see in the water? 
3. Why was he pleased? 
4. What made him sad? 
5. Why did he run?
6. How did his legs help him?
ANSWERS
1. The stag was drinking water at a stream.
2. He saw his reflection in the water.
3. He was pleased to see his beautiful horns.
4. His thin and ugly legs made him sad.
5. He ran to save his life from a pack of hounds at a distance.
6. His legs helped him to run fast. 

Thursday, 30 April 2015

COMPREHENSION NO. 2

2. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given at the end.
     On a hot summer day a fox felt very thirsty. He went about in search of water but could not find any water. At last he reached a well. He peeped into it. Unfortunately, he slipped and fell into the well. A goat happened to pass by the well and looked into it. What are you doing here uncle? The cunning fox replied. "Dear niece, I am enjoying a swim down here. It is very pleasant, come down and enjoy yourself too". The goat was also thirsty, she jumped into the well. 
QUESTIONS
1. What happened to the thirsty fox? 
2. Who passed by the well just then? 
3. What did the goat do? 
4. What did the goat say to the fox? 
5. What did the fox say in reply? 
6. Why did the goat jump into the well?
ANSWERS
1. The thirsty fox slipped and fell into a well.
2. A goat passed by the well just then.
3. The goat looked into the well.
4. The goat said to th fox, "What are you doing here uncle"?
5. The fox said in reply, "Dear niece, I am enjoying a swim down here. It is very pleasant, come down and enjoy youself too".
6. The goat jumped into the well because
(i) She was thirsty.
(ii) She was taken in by the cunning fox.