1. Why did the wolf wander about?
1. The wolf was very hungry so he wandered about in search of food.
2. No, he did not find anything to eat for sometime.
3. The wolf was helpless because
(i) The flock of sheep was guarded by a hound.
(ii) The shepherd's son was also tending the flock vigilantly.
4. He hid in the skin of a sheep and safely went into the flock unchecked.
5. The shepherd was worried because
(i) The number of sheep began to fall every day.
(ii) He could not find out the thief.
6. No, he did not find out the thief.
1. What happened to the thirsty fox?
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 the 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 yourself too".
6. The goat jumped into the well because
(i) She was thirsty.
(ii) She was taken in by the cunning fox.
1. What was the stag doing?
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.
1. By whom had Robert Bruce been defeated many times?
1. Who lived for three years in the valley?
1. Is the milk in tins powdered or liquid?
2. The water in the milk evaporates.
3. The thick part of the milk comes to the top when it stays a little in a dish.
4. The thick part of the milk has fat in it.
5. Cream is the fat of the milk which comes to the top of it.
6. People make butter from cream.
1. How did Hazrat Khalid Bin Waleed (R.A.) treat the people?
2. He had ordered his army not to do any harm to the farmers, aged persons, women, children and other civilians.
3. He said about the farmers and civilians, "They are the real strength of society. They should be treated with kindness and respect."
4. Their former masters, the Iranian and Byzantine officers, were very hard on them.
5. Hazrat Khalid Bin Waleed (R.A.) won the hearts of the conquered people with kindness.
6. The people hated their old masters for their unkind treatment.
1. Why do we call the present age the age of electricity?
2. The age of steam has yielded place to the age of electricity.
3. We use telegraph, telephone and wireless to send and receive messages.
4. Railways, factories, mills and communication work with the help of electricity.
5. Electricity promises a bright future for mankind.
1. What kind of company should a good student keep?
1. What good do the newspapers do to us?
1. What were the conditions about the choice of a profession sixty years ago?
2. People did not choose the profession seriously because a son generally followed the trade of his father.
3. Yes, a student of the present times can choose his profession freely.
4. The right choice of a profession makes one successful in life.
5. A student can choose a right profession if he has a definite aim in life.
6. A student who is studying without a definite aim would suffer a lot in the end. It would be difficult for him to get en employment.
7. A teacher keeps an eye on his pupils. He studies their habits. So he can put his pupils on the right path of life.
1. What is throwing?
2. The other method of shaping articles out of clay is 'moulding'.
3. Moulding is a quick and easy method of making things like handles.
4. The potter paints designs on the pieces of pottery with special colours.
5. The pottery is baked in a large oven or kiln. The pieces of pottery are placed in earthenware tubes called 'saggers'.
1. Why did Sultan send his agents to all parts of the East?
2. They searched the booksellers's shops at Cairo, Damascus and Baghdad for rare volumes for Sultan's library.
3. When the book was not to be bought at any price, he would have it copied or heard.
4. When the author had not yet written the book and was only in his mind, he would have heard it.
5. He had gathered no fewer than four hundred thousand books.
6. It was difficult to collect so many books in those days because;
(a) Printing was unknown
(b) Every copy had to be painfully copied in the fine clear hand of the professional copyist.
1. Who was the chief commander and what was 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.
Early rising is a good habit as it gives us early start of our day's work. We gain time while the late risers are asleep. The early risers have another advantage also and that is that they enjoy good and sound health. Those who are out of bed early have plenty of time to do their work carefully, steadily and completely. They do not have to put off anything to the next day. The early riser is always happy, fresh and smart. He enjoys his work while those who get up late find their duty dull and dry and do it unwillingly. Early rising is therefore, a key to success in life.
1. What kind of habit early rising is?
5. What is the key to success in life?
2. An early riser can do more work than the later riser because he gains time while the late riser is asleep. He has plenty of time to do his work carefully, steadily and completely.
3. An early riser enjoys good health because he is always happy, fresh and smart.
4. A late riser finds his work dull and dry because he does his work unwillingly.
5. Early rising is the key to success in life.
1. What do you mean by social insects?
2. Some ants are called social insects because they live in societies, cooperate with one another and do only the work assigned to them.
3. The ants cooperate with one another through division of labour. For example, some ants protect their community while the others gather food.
4. Division of labour is the principle they follow while doing their work.
5. They are called soldier ants because they guard and protect their community. They fight the other insects who attack them or raid their colony.
6. They have not learnt the principle of division of labour. They have inherited it.
1. Why is Iqbal considered to be one of the greatest poets of all times?
2. No, he did not write poetry for poetry's sake.
3. Iqbal was much more than a mere poet as he was a learned man, a great scholar and philosopher, and a political leader of great importance.
4. Iqbal was a Muslim who had a great love for Allah and the Rasoolullah (SAW).
5. He wrote poetry to awaken the Muslims of the whole world from the deep sleep of ignorance.
6. Iqbal's call to the Muslims of the whole world was to 'be united'.
1. What did the girl find?
2. She found it when she was sweeping the yard.
3. Someone had dropped it while crossing the yard and perhaps had not even troubled to look for it.
4. It was worth little.
5. It was a whole fortune for her because she never had anything of her own before.
6. She rubbed it clean on the sleeve of her blue cotton jacket.
7. After cleaning it, she put it into her pocket.
1. Where was the annual meeting of the All India Muslim League held in 1930?
2. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal was invited to preside over the session.
3. Allama Iqbal openly opposed the idea of power-sharing together of Hindus and Muslims as one nation.
4. He wanted to be included Punjab, Sindh, Baluchistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the Muslim state.
5. He demanded a separate state for the Muslims of India so that they could live according to the teachings of Islam.
6. The Pakistan Resolution was moved in 1940.
1. Who founded the Indian National Congress?
2. Mr. A.O. Hume was a liberal man. He had joined the Indian Civil Service in 1849 and retired from service after shouldering different responsibilities.
3. The Indian National Congress was founded in 1885.
4. Through this political organization, Hume wanted to put a safety valve to minimize the mounting sentiments against the British rule. It was meant to provide an outlet which could ventilate the revolutionary spirit.
5. He discussed his plan with Lord Duffrin.
1. What was the colour of the medicine?
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".
1. Where did the monkey live?
2. He entered the house of a farmer in search of food. Moreover, there was no body in the house.
3. He found a hard vessel with a narrow opening.
4. There were grains in the vessel.
5. The monkey put his hand into the vessel.
6. He could not pull his hand out of the vessel because the vessel had narrow opening and his fist was closed.
7. The monkey met his fate due to his greed. The owner's dog fell upon him and tore him to pieces.
1. Where did the elephant go everyday?
2. The tailor gave him a bun everyday.
3. The tailor pricked a needle into the trunk of the elephant one day.
4. After drinking water, the elephant filled his trunk with muddy water.
5. On reaching the shop of the tailor, the elephant put his trunk into it and squirted the dirty water on the fine and new dresses of the tailor's customers.
6. (i) As you sow, so shall you reap
(ii) Tit for tat
(iii) It is useless to cry over spilt milk.
1. What is meant by professional player?
2. He plays games with the aim to earn money or to win a name.
3. An amateur player observes all the rules and regulations of games. He plays honestly. These things make him a responsible citizen.
4. A professional player lacks recreation, honesty and discipline.
5. Unlike a professional player, an amateur players plays the game for recreation and not for money. He plays the game as he should. He observes all the rules and regulations of games and plays honestly.
6. An amateur player is not sad at his defeat. He accepts his defeat but does not resort to cheating or other unfair means to win.
7. An amateur players plays a game for the sake of the game.
1. Why is camel called the ship of the desert?
5. The camel is superior to all other animals of transport because it can go without food and drink for days and weeks.
6. The camel goes without food and water for days and weeks because it stores food in its hump.
7. In deserts only bushes grow here and there and the camel generally lives on these.