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In the Kingdom of Fools MCQ

In The Kingdom of Fools

By- A.K. Ramanujan’s

MULTIPLE-CHOICE QUESTIONS

1.“You shouldn’t ask me such questions. Put me to death first,”- Who said this?

(A)Guru’s disciple

(B)The Guru

(C)The merchant

(D)The dancing woman

2. Who was thrown into deep thought after listening to Guru’s words?

(A)The king

(B)The disciple

(C)The merchant

(D)The minister

3. What did the guru whisper to the king in the story ‘In the Kingdom of Fools’?

(A)He has never seen a king like him

(B)He has never lied in his life

(C)The stake was the stake of the god of justice

(D)Both (a) and (c)

4. According to the Guru, the first person to get executed will reborn as a ________

(A)A goldsmith

(B)A king

(C)A minister

(D)A saint

5. Who went secretly to the prison and released the guru and his disciple?

(A)The king

(B)The minister

(C)The executioner

(D)Both (a) and (b)

6. Why was the city in confusion in the story ‘In the Kingdom of Fools’?

(A)Seeing the dancing woman grow younger

(B)Seeing each other awake during daytime

(C)Seeing the dead bodies of the king and the minister

(D)Seeing the Guru in disguise

7. Who were preparing to leave the Kingdom of Fools unnoticed?

(A)The guru and the disciple

(B)The king and the minister

(C)The goldsmith

(D)All of the above

8. Who begged the guru and the disciple to be their king and minister?

(A)The goldsmith

(B)The citizens of Kingdom of Fools

(C)The poor bricklayer

(D)The bailiffs

9. The story ‘In the Kingdom of Fools’ is taken from

(A)Mystery Lives

(B)Lives of Fools

(C)Strange Kingdom

(D)Folk Tales from India

10. Why did the king postpone the execution to the next day in the story ‘In the Kingdom of Fools’?

(A)Because he didn’t want to execute the guru

(B)Because he didn’t want to give over his kingdom in the next life

(C)Because he wasn’t sure of the guilty

(D)Because he wanted to execute the merchant the next day

11. Name the writer of the story ‘In the Kingdom of Fools’.

 (A) Harsh Mander.

(B) R.K. Laxman.

(C) A.K. Ramanujan.

(D) Ruskin Bond.

12.In the Kingdom of Fools,………….

 (A) the king was an idiot.

 (B) the minister was an idiot.

 (C) both the king and the minister were idiots.

 (D) neither the king nor the minister was an idiot.

13. The king and the minister did not want ……………

(A) to run things like other kings.

(B) to change night into day.

(C) to change day into night.

 (D) to make people work at night.

14. The king and the minister ordered that ……………

 (A) everyone should be awake at night.

 (B) people should do their work only after dark.

(C) everyone should go to bed as soon as the sun rose.

(D) everyone should follow all the above directions.

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15. The king and the minister warned that anyone who disobeyed their orders

  (A) would be turned out of the kingdom.

(B) would be punished with death.

(C) would be put into the prison.

(D) would be given lashes on the back.

16.When a guru and his disciple reached the city, ……………

 (A) it was midnight.

(B) it was broad daylight.

 (C) it was a cold evening.

 (D) it was early dawn.

17. The guru and his disciple found that ……………

  (A) everyone was asleep in the day.

(B) everyone was working in the day.

(C) everyone was asleep at night.

(D) everyone was moving about in the hot sun.

18. The guru and his disciple wandered around the town ……………

 (A) till morning.

(B) till evening.

(C) till midnight.

 (D) till noon.

19. It surprised the guru and his disciple to see that everything in the shops of the town……….

 (A) cost a rupee.

(B) cost a duddu.

(C) cost too much.

 (D) cost five rupees.

20. The guru and his disciple could buy all the food they wanted …………

 (A) for a duddu.

(B) for a rupee.

(C) for five rupees.

 (D) for ten rupees.

21. How did the disciple become after residing in the Kingdom of Fools?

(A)Like a sparrow

(B)Like a shining elephant

(C)Like a street-side sacred bull

(D)Like an oversized hippopotamus

22. One day in the Kingdom of Fools, a thief broke into

(A)The king’s mansion

(B)The disciple’s house

(C)A rich merchant’s house

(D)The guru’s house

23. How did the thief sneak into the merchant’s house in the story ‘In the Kingdom of Fools’?

(A)By making a hole in the wall

(B)By crossing the fences

(C)By climbing through the waterpipe

(D)By scaring the merchant with a gun

24. In the story ‘In the Kingdom of Fools’, what happened to the thief while he was trying to escape with his loot across the wall?

(A)The king caught him

(B)The merchant fired him

(C)The wall collapsed and killed him

(D)The citizens gave him some more coins

25. “What’s your name?”.. Who asked this and to whom?

(A)Merchant to the thief

(B)King to the thief

(C)Merchant to the guru

(D)King to the merchant

26. “Your wall killed this man’s brother.”- Here ‘this man’ means-

(A)Thief

(B)Thief’s brother

(C)The disciple

(D)The minister

27. What did the merchant say when the king accused him for murdering the thief?

(A)He accepted his crime

(B)He denied saying that it was not his fault since he was out of the station that night

(C)He denied saying that it was not his fault since he didn’t put up the wall

(D)He blamed the disciple for the murder

28. “He’s an old man now.”- Who is an old man now?

(A)The merchant

(B)The bricklayer of merchant’s wall

(C)Merchant’s father

(D)The Guru

29. What did the old bricklayer say when he was accused of murdering the thief?

(A)He said at the time of building the wall his mind was distracted by a dancing girl

(B)He blamed the merchant for not giving him enough money while building the wall

(C)He said the wall was too old, hence the mishap.

(D)He said it was not his fault because he was asked to build up a weak wall by the minister

30. “You’re right. The case deepens. We must look into it.”- Who said this?

(A)The merchant

(B)The King

(C)The bricklayer

(D)The goldsmith

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31. Who distracted the wall maker while he was building up the merchant’s wall?

(A)A dancing girl with jingling anklets

(B)A singing girl with bangles

(C)A dancing girl with jingling bangles

(D)A monk

32. Who was a lazy scoundrel in the story ‘In the Kingdom of Fools’?

(A)The merchant

(B)The thief

(C)The goldsmith

(D)Guru’s disciple

33. Who made the dancing girl walk up and down a dozen of times in the story ‘In the Kingdom of Fools’?

(A)The bricklayer

(B)The goldsmith

(C)The king

(D)The Guru

34. Who had given some gold to the goldsmith in the story ‘In the Kingdom of Fools’?

(A)The dancing girl

(B)The poor bricklayer

(C)The merchant

(D)The king

35. “We’ve got the real culprit at last.”- Who was mentioned as the real culprit in this line?

(A)The bricklayer

(B)The dancing girl

(C)The goldsmith

(D)The merchant

36. What does ‘bailiffs’ mean in the story ‘In the Kingdom of Fools’?

(A)Servants

(B)Officials

(C)Cooks

(D)Carriers

37. Why did the goldsmith couldn’t finish making the dancing girl’s jewelry?

(A)Because he had to complete the rich merchant’s order

(B)Because he was out of the city

(C)Because he got sick

(D)Because someone destroyed his shop

38. “Poor thing, she’s absolutely right,”.. Who thought this?

(A)The goldsmith

(B)The merchant

(C)The bricklayer

(D)The king

39. “He’s dead! I’m innocent!”- Who said this?

(A)The goldsmith

(B)The merchant

(C)The bricklayer

(D)The dancing woman

40. “He’s dead! I’m innocent!”- Who is being referred to as ‘dead’ here?

(A)Thief

(B)Merchant’s father

(C)Bricklayer’s father

(D)The Guru

41.“I knew at once, even when I first set eyes on you, that you were at the root of this horrible crime”- Who is being referred to as the root of the horrible crime?

(A)The goldsmith

(B)Thief’s brother

(C)The bricklayer

(D)The merchant

42. Who thought that justice had come full circle in the story ‘In the Kingdom of Fools’?

(A)The king

(B)The merchant

(C)Thief’s brother

(D)The bricklayer

43. “You must die.”.. Whose death is indicated here?

(A)The goldsmith

(B)The merchant

(C)The bricklayer

(D)Guru’s disciple

44. “The king too worried about it.- What was a king too worried about?

(A)That the merchant was too thin to be properly executed on the stake

(B)That the merchant was not the actual murderer

(C)That the innocent was getting punished for no reason

(D)That people were fools in his kingdom

45. While staying at the Kingdom of Fools, what all the disciple ate over the months that made him fat?

(A)Bananas, ghee

(B)Rice, Wheat

(C)Meat

(D)Both (a) and (b)

46. “What have I done wrong? I’m innocent….”- Who said this?

(A)Guru’s disciple

(B)The merchant

(C)The goldsmith

(D)The bricklayer

47. Who was carried to the place of execution in the story ‘In the Kingdom of Fools’?

(A)The goldsmith

(B)Guru’s disciple

(C)Guru

(D)The merchant

48. Who had magic powers in the story ‘In the Kingdom of Fools’?

(A)The Guru

(B)Guru’s disciple

(C)The king

(D)The dancing woman

49. “O wisest of kings, who is greater? The guru or the disciple?..”- Who said this?

(A)Guru’s disciple

(B)Guru

(C)The goldsmith

(D)The merchant

50. Who all got into a fight an about putting in stake for death in the story ‘In the Kingdom of Fools’?

(A)The merchant and king

(B)The Guru and his disciple

(C)The Guru and the merchant

(D)The Guru and the goldsmith

51. In the beginning of the chapter, who were mentioned to be idiots in the kingdom of fools?

(A)King

(B)Minister

(C)Every citizen

(D)Both (a) and (b)

52. What was the order in the Kingdom of Fools regarding the time of going to bed?

(A)Everyone should go to bed as soon as the sun comes up

(B)Everyone should go to bed at the time of dusk

(C)Everyone should go to bed only after dinner

(D)Everyone should go to bed only after the king sleeps

53. In the Kingdom of Fools, why did the people follow the orders blindly?

(A)To become successful

(B)Due to poverty

(C)Due to fear of death

(D)They considered the king as their God

54. One fine day, who arrived in the Kingdom of Fools?

(A)A guru

(B)Guru’s disciple

(C)A monk

(D)Both (a) and (b)

55. In the Kingdom of Fools, even the cattle sleep during

(A)Dusk

(B)Midnight

(C)Daytime

(D)Dawn

56. “The two men were hungry.”- Who were these two men?

(A)King and the minister

(B)Guru and his disciple

(C)Shopkeeper and the author

(D)None of the above

57. In the Kingdom of Fools, every kind of grocery item

(A)Costs the same

(B)Is colorful

(C)Is free of cost

(D)Is exotic

58. Why was the guru and his disciple delighted in the story ‘In the Kingdom of Fools’?

(A)To find everyone so happy

(B)To see the mesmerizing beauty

(C)To find that every item costs the same

(D)To be able to rule over the kingdom

59. “This is no place for us. Let’s go,..” Who said this?

(A)The king

(B)The minster

(C)The disciple

(D)The guru

60. Why was the disciple not ready to leave the Kingdom of Fools?

(A)Because of the amicable people

(B)Because of cheap food

(C)Because of nice scenery

(D)Because of immense luxury

61. The gum didn’t think it right to stay in the town because………..

 (A) he realized that the king was a fool.

(B) he realized that the minister was a fool.

(C) he realized that it was a kingdom of fools.

(D) he realized that his disciple will cheat him.

62. The disciple didn’t want to leave the town because …………..

  (A) food and everything else was so cheap there.

 (B) the people were so nice there.

 (C) the king was so kind there.

 (D) it was a kingdom of fools and he could fool anybody easily.

63. The disciple ate his fill every day and grew fat ………….

 (A) like an elephant.

(B) like a fig.

(C) like a street-side sacred bull.

(D) like a big balloon.

64. The wall of the old house collapsed when the thief………..

(A) was making a hole in it.

(B) was going in through the hole.

(C) was carrying out his loot through the hole.

 (D) was trying to hide under the wall.

65. How was the thief killed?

(A) The wall of the old house collapsed on his head as he was coming out of it with his loot.

(B) The wall of the old house fell on him when he was making a hole in it.

 (C) The wall of the old house fell on him when he was going in through the hole.

(D) The wall of the old house collapsed on his head when he was hiding under it.

66. The thief’s brother wanted the king to punish the merchant because …………….

(A) he had stopped his brother from pursuing his ancient trade.

(B) he had refused to compensate the family for his brother’s death.

(C) his brother had been killed while pursuing his ancient trade.

(D) he had not built a good strong wall which had caused his brother’s death.

67. The merchant told the king that his name was …………

(A)  such and such.

(B) so and such.

(C) such and so.

(D) so and so.

68. The merchant said that his wall fell because…………..

(A) the thief had tried to break in.

(B) the wall was old and weak.

 (C) the bricklayer had not built it right.

 (D) the hole made in it was too big.

69. The bricklayer said he couldn’t build the wall right because……………

(A) a dancing girl kept looking at him all day.

(B) a dancing girl kept talking to him all day.

(C) a dancing girl kept going up and down the street all day.

(D) he could not keep his eyes and mind on the wall due to the jingling anklets of a dancing girl who kept going up and down the street all day.

70. The dancing girl put the blame on ……….

 (A) the bricklayer.

(B) the rich merchant.

 (C) the goldsmith.

 (D) the rich merchant’s father.

ANSWERS:-

1.(B)The Guru
2. (A)The king
3. (D)Both (a) and (c)
4. (B)A king
5. (D)Both (a) and (b)
6. (C)Seeing the dead bodies of the king and the minister
7. (A)The guru and the disciple
8. (B)The citizens of Kingdom of Fools
9. (D)Folk Tales from India
10. (B)Because he didn’t want to give over his kingdom in the next life
11.(C) A.K. Ramanujan
12.(C) both the king and the minister were idiots
13.(A) to run things like other kings
14.(D) everyone should follow all the above directions
15.(B) would be punished with death
16.(B) it was broad daylight
17.(A) everyone was asleep in the day
18.(B) till evening
19.(B) cost a duddu
20.(B) for a rupee
21.(C)Like a street-side sacred bull
22. (C)A rich merchant’s house
23. (A)By making a hole in the wall
24. (C)The wall collapsed and killed him
25. (D)King to the merchant
26. (B)Thief’s brother
27. (C)He denied saying that it was not his fault since he didn’t put up the wall
28. (B)The bricklayer of merchant’s wall
29. (A)
30. (B)The King
31.(A)A dancing girl with jingling anklets
32. (C)The goldsmith
33. (B)The goldsmith
34. (A)The dancing girl
35. (C)The goldsmith
36. (B)Officials
37. (A)Because he had to complete the rich merchant’s order
38. (D)The king
39. (B)The merchant
40. (B)Merchant’s father
41.(D)The merchant
42. (A)The king
43. (B)The merchant
44. (A)That the merchant was too thin to be properly executed on the stake
45. (D)Both (a) and (b)
46. (A)Guru’s disciple
47. (B)Guru’s disciple
48. (A)The Guru
49. (B)Guru
50. (B)The Guru and his disciple
51.(D)Both (a) and (b)
52. (A)Everyone should go to bed as soon as the sun comes up
53. (C)Due to fear of death
54. (D)Both (a) and (b)
55. (C)Daytime
56. (B)Guru and his disciple
57. (A)Costs the same
58. (C)To find that every item costs the same
59. (D)The guru
60. (B)Because of cheap food
61.(C) he realized that it was a kingdom of fools
62.(A) food and everything else was so cheap there
63.(C) like a street-side sacred bull
64.(C) was carrying out his loot through the hole
65.(A) The wall of the old house collapsed on his head as he was coming out of it with his loot
66.(D) he had not built a good strong wall which had caused his brother’s death
67.(A)  such and such
68.(C) the bricklayer had not built it right
69.(D) he could not keep his eyes and mind on the wall due to the jingling anklets of a dancing girl who kept going up and down the street all day
70. (C) the goldsmith