129. Reading Skills Comprehension: Palm Tree

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 Palm Tree

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Ball Shah lived in Gujarat. He was a great miser. He hated to spend anything on anybody, even on himself. One day he saw some ripe dates on a tall palm tree. He liked dates very much and wanted to have some. But how could he get them? He did not like to ask anyone to climb up and get them for him, for he feared he might have to pay him something. So Ball Shah decided to climb the tree himself. He had never climbed up a date palm before, but he managed to reach the top. He was about to pick some dates when he happened to look down. The sight from the ground frightened him so much that he started to tremble. The climb had already tired him. His hold on the tree was getting weaker. He feared that he was about to fall down. He would certainly be killed. There was nobody to help him, so he cried to God for help. He proposed to do everything he could to please God. He took a solemn vow that he would feed a thousand brahmins if only God would bless him to climb down safely. Taking this vow gave him some courage.


1. What special quality did Ball Shah have?

(a) handsome              (b) poor

 (c) miser                     (d) none of these

2. What did Ball Shah long for?

(a) jalebi                      (b) ripe dates

(c) ice-cream              (d) mangoes

3. Why did he not like to ask anyone to climb up the tree to pick dates for him?

(a) he feared that anyone would not obey him

(b) he did not like dates

(c) he feared he would have to

(d) none of these pays him something

4. What did he decide to do?

(a) not to eat dates

(b) to climb the tree himself

(c) to hire someone for this job

(d) none of these

5. What happened when he was about to pick the dates?

 (a) he fell down 

(b) he saw a snake

(c) he happened to look down

(d) none of these

6. Who did Lencho pray to for help?

 (a) God

(b) a passerby

 (c) his son

(d) none of these

Answers :


2. (b),

3. (c),

4. (b),

5. (c),

6. (a).

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