Thursday, 29 December 2016

COMPREHENSION NO. 21 - ENGLISH FOR CLASS 9

Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given at the end.
     There was once a man whose doctor gave him medicine which was quite black. His servant who was illiterate made a mistake and poured out a dose of ink in place of the drug. He gave it to his master who drank it. After the patient had taken the dose of ink the servant somehow realized his mistake. He ran back to his master and said, "Sir, I have given you a dose of ink instead of the medicine as both were equally black, what should be done now?" The master replied softly, "Now give me a piece of blotting paper to swallow".
QUESTIONS
1. What was the colour of the medicine?
2. What did the servant give to his master?
3. When did the servant come to know of his mistake?
4. What did the servant do?
5. What did the master say to his servant?
ANSWERS
1. The colour of the medicine was quite black.
2. The servant gave to his master a dose of ink in place of the drug.
3. After the master had taken the dose of ink the servant somehow came to know of his mistake.
4. The servant ran back to his master and said, "Sir, I have given you a dose of ink instead of the medicine as both were equally black, what should be done now?"
5. The master said to his servant, "Now give me a piece of blotting paper to swallow".
Notes Prepared By: Prof. Shahbaz Asghar

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