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Akbar the Great
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One day Akbar the great and his minister Birbal were taking a stroll in the garden. Akbar said, “Birbal, I want to honour all the lazy people in my kingdom. But I am afraid it is going to be a difficult job.” Birbal said, “Let’s find out the lazy ones, your Majesty.” Soon a messenger went around announcing that all the lazy people in the kingdom should gather near the palace gate the next day. The king wanted to honour them. A very big special panda! was erected. Very soon there assembled a huge crowd at the gate. Birbal said to himself, “All these people cannot be really lazy.” He asked all of them to sit in the pandal. A few minutes later, the pandal was set on fire. All the people started running for their lives. Soon the panda! was almost empty. Birbal went near the pandal and found two men sitting in a corner unconcerned about the fire. He said to Akbar, “Your majesty, these are the ones who are really lazy. You should honour these two.” Akbar honoured them with good food, clothing and gold coins.
1. What were Akbar and Birbal doing?
(a) sitting in their court
(b) passing through a forest
(c) walking in the garden
(d) talking sitting in Birbal’s house
2. Who did Akbar want to honour ?
(a) all the intelligent people of the kingdom
(b) all the educated people of the kingdom
(c) all the fools of the kingdom
(d) all the lazy people of the kingdom
3. According to Akbar what should the lazy people of the kingdom to the next day?
(a) they should gather near the palace gate
(b) they should gather on the battlefield
(c) they should sleep all day
(d) none of these
4. What did the lazy people come?
(a) none came to coiled the award
(b) only a few came to the palace gate
(c) a large crowd gathered near the palace gate
(d)none of these
5. What did Birbal ask the lazy people to do?
(a) run away from there
(b) sit in the pandal
(c) sit in the sun
6. How many lazy people did Akbar honour lastly?
1.(c), 2. (d),
5.(b), 6. (b).
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