1.Three Questions

 

Ch- 1 Three Questions Honeycomb

Leo Tolstoy

Comprehension Check(Page No: 10)

 

1.
Why did the king want to know answers to three questions?

Answer


The king wanted to know answers to three questions because of the thought came
to his mind  that he would never fail if he knew answers to these three
questions.

2. 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.
Mark your choice:

Answer

(iv) to announce a reward for those who could answer the questions.

Comprehension Check(Page No:
14)

Complete the following sentences by adding the appropriate parts of the
sentences are given in the box.
1. Many wise men answered the king’s questions,………………………..

2.
Someone suggested that there should be a council of wise men
………………………….
3. Someone else suggested that the king should have a timetable …………………………….
4. The king requested the hermit ……………………………….
5. The king washed and dressed the bearded man’s wound,
……………………….

• 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.

Answer

1. Many wise men
answered the king’s questions, but their answers were so varied that the
king was
not satisfied.
2. Someone suggested that there should be a council of wise men to help
the king act at the right time.
3. Someone else suggested that the king should have a timetable and follow
it strictly.

4. The king requested the hermit to answer three questions.
5. The king washed and dressed the bearded man’s wound, but the bleeding
would not stop.

Working with the text

Answer
the following questions.

1.
Why was the king advised to go to magicians?

Answer

In answer to the first question, in order to decide the right time for doing
something urgent one must have to look into the future. Since the only magician
could do that, the king was advised to go to magicians.

2.
In answer to the second question, whose advice did the people say would be
important to the king?

 

Answer

In answers to the
second question, some said that the people most necessary to the king were his
councillors, others said, the priests. A few others chose the doctors. And yet
others said that soldiers were the most necessary.

3.
What suggestions were made in answer to the third question?

 

Answer

In answer to the
third question, some said science will be most important. Others
suggested fighting, and some said religious worship.

4.
Did the wise men win the reward? If not, why not?

 

Answer

No, the wise men did
not win the reward. The king got different for all the three questions he
asked. He was not satisfied with any of them.


Page No: 15

5.
How did the king and the hermit help the wounded man?

 

Answer

The king and the
hermit helped the wounded man by providing him with the shelter and protected from
the army. The king washed and covered the wound of the man with his
handkerchief, but the blood
would not stop flowing. The king re-dressed the wound until it stopped
bleeding. They took him to hut for taking rest and king also gave him fresh
water after being relaxed.

6.
(i) Who was the bearded man?
(ii) Why did he ask for the king’s forgiveness?

Answer

(i) The bearded man was the enemy of the king who swore to revenge him for seizing
of his property and putting his brother to death.

(ii)  He asked for the king’s forgiveness as the king had saved his life.
He came there for taking revenge from the king but instead, the king helped him
to get better.

7.
The king forgave the bearded man. What did he do to show his forgiveness?

Answer

The king showed his forgiveness by sending his servants and his own doctor to
look after him, and he promised to give back the wounded man his property.

8.
What were the hermit’s answers to the three questions? Write each answer
separately. Which answer do you like most, and why?

Answer 

In answer to king’s first question, the hermit said that there is only one
important time ‘Now’. It is the only time when you have the power to act.
In answer to the king’s second question, the hermit said that the most important
the person is the one with whom we are at the present.
In response to the king’s second question, the hermit answered that the most
the important thing to do is to
do that person well.
I like the answer to the first question the most because time has supreme
power. It can take you to height if you do something good and can also make you
fall on the ground if you won; tact in presence. One should live and act according
to the present.

Working with language

1.
Match items in List A with their meanings in List B.
fainted: lost
consciousness
A          

B
(i) wounded
got up from sleep
(ii) awoke
give back
(iii) forgive                 small
patches of ground for plants
(iv) faithful
severely injured
(v) pity

pardon
(vi) beds

loyal
(vii) return
feel sorry for
Use any three of the above words in sentences of your own. You may change the
the form of the word.

Answer

(i) wounded: severely injured

(ii) awoke: got up from sleep

(iii) forgive: pardon
(iv) faithful: loyal

(v) pity: feel sorry for

(vi) beds: small patches of ground for plants
(vii) return: give back

I will ask my parents to forgive for my bad behaviour.
The dog is a faithful animal of the man.
I am feeling pity for my shameful act.

2.
Each of the following sentences has two blanks. Fill in the blanks with appropriate
forms of the word given in brackets.
He has ……….. to help me. Do you think he will remember his ………….
? (promise)
He has promised to help me. Do you think he will remember his promise?

(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 them……………..
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 a willingness to
………………. (forgive)

Answer

(i) The judge said that only fresh evidence would make him change his judgement.
(ii) I didn’t notice any serious difference of opinion among the
debaters, although they differed from one another over small points.
(iii) It’s a fairly simple question to answer, but will you accept my answer
as final?
(iv) It isn’t necessary that necessity should always be the
mother of invention.
(v) Hermits are wise men. How they acquire their wisdom no one
can tell.
(vi) The committee has decided to make Jagdish captain of the team. The decision
is likely to please everyone.
(vii) Asking for forgiveness is as noble as a willingness to forgive.

One thought on “1.Three Questions

  1. Anonymous

    It would be great if you could keep some extra questions for each chapter. Thanks for the answers

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