Messengers were sent throughout the kingdom
(i) to fetch wise men.
(ii) to find answers to the questions
(iii) to look for the wise hermit.
(iv) to announce a reward for those who could answer the questions.
Complete the following sentences by adding the appropriate parts of the sentences given in the box.
|but the bleeding would not stop.|
|to answer three questions.|
|but their answers were so varied that the king was not satisfied.|
|and follow it strictly.|
|to help the king act at the right time.|
What were the hermit’s answers to the three questions? Write each answer separately. Which answer do you like most, and why?
Imagine you are the hermit. Write briefly the incident of your meeting the king. Begin like this:
One day I was digging in my garden. A man in ordinary clothes came to see me. I knew he was the king…
Imagine you are the king. Narrate the incident of your meeting the hermit. Begin like this:
The wise men answered my questions, but I was not satisfied with their answers. One day I decided to go and meet the hermit…
Match items in List A with their meanings in List B.
|wounded||got up from sleep|
|forgive||small patches of ground for plants|
|return||feel sorry for|
Each of the following sentences has two blanks. Fill in the blanks with appropriate forms of the word given in brackets.
(i) The ______________said that only fresh evidence would make him change his _____________. (judge)
(ii) I didn’t notice any serious ___________________of opinion among the debaters, although they _________________from one another over small points. (differ)
(iii) It’s a fairly simple question to _________________,but will you accept my _____________as final? (answer)
(iv) It isn’t ___________________that _______________should always be the mother of invention. (necessary)
(v) Hermits are _____________________men. How they acquire their ____________no one can tell. (wise)
(vi) The committee has __________________to make Jagdish captain of the team. The _______________is likely to please everyone. (decide)
(vii) Asking for ______________is as noble as willingness to______________. (forgive)
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