Monday, 26 December 2016

COMPREHENSION NO. 14 - ENGLISH FOR CLASS 9

Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given at the end.
     Musa was in chief command, and the gates were in his charge. They had been barred when the Christians came in view; but Musa threw them open. "Our bodies", he said, "will bar the gates". The young men were kindled by such words, and when he told them, "We have nothing to fight for but the ground we stand on; and without that we are without a home or a country", they were ready to die with him. With such a leader, the Moorish cavaliers performed feats of bravery in the plain which divided the camp from the city.
QUESTIONS
1. Who was the chief commander and what was in his charge? 
2. When were the gates barred? 
3. Who threw them open? 
4. What did Musa say? 
5. What effect had his words on the young men? 
6. What divided the city from the camp?
ANSWERS
1. Musa was the chief commander and the gates were in his charge.
2. The gates were barred when the Christians came in view.
3. Musa threw them open.
4. Musa said, "Our bodies will bar the gates".
5. The young men were kindled by his words. They were ready to die with him.
6. The Moorish cavaliers performed feats of bravery in the plain which divided the city from the camp.
Notes Prepared By: Prof. Shahbaz Asghar

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