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THE SACRED FRUIT OF ACTION
One Saturday , Ramayana was offering prayers to the Lord when he called his son and told him to get some plantains for a rupee.The boy readily ran out and purchased the plaintain, but on the way back he saw another boy with his mother.They were very hungry .When the hungry boy saw the plantains he ran towards them.The hungry mother who saw the boy running ,ran after him and caught him.The two collapsed out of hunger.The young boy felt sorry for the sufferers.He thought that it was much better to feed the hungry than to take the bananas home.He gave the bananas to the mother and the son and later brought them water to drink and relieved them of their hunger and thirst.The two expressed their gratitude in many different ways.Tears of joy rolled down their cheeks.The young boy went home empty-handed .The father asked him if hea had bought the bananas.He replied in the affirmative.When he asked where the bananas were, the son replied that the bananas he bought were sacred, they could not be seen and hence would never rot.The son explained that he had fed two hungry souls with the bananas, and the fruits which he bought home are only the sacred fruits of the action.The father felt that his son was a worthy of him and all his prayers had been answered that day.He developed great affection for the son and their relationship strengthened with time.
Choose the most appropriate option out of the following:
(i)What did the father ask his son to bring?
(a)Sweets for pooja (b)Green bananas for a rupee (c)Incense sticks for pooja (d)All of these.
(ii)What did the son see on the way back home?
(a)A mother and her hungry son (b)A hungry son (c)A hungry mother (d) A hungry mother and son.
(iii)What did the hungry boy do on seeing the plaintains?
(a)He ran to snatch the plantains (b)He begged for the plantains
(c)He cried with hunger (d)He requested his mother for food.
(iv)How were these people relieved of their hunger?
(a)They got little rice to eat (b)They got bananas to eat
(c)They died due to hunger and were relieved (d)None of the above.
(v)What was the sacred fruit of action which the child brought?
(a)Blessings of the two hungry souls (b)Curse of his father for not bringing the fruit.
(c)Both of the above (d)None of the above.
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Corn is the most popular crop in the United States. More than half the corn in the US is grown in Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, and Minnesota. The state of Iowa grows the most. Corn grows almost everywhere. China, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, India and France grow lots of corn, but the US grows the most. Corn is an important food in many countries. People use corn flour, called cornmeal, to make baked foods. People also eat cornflakes. At first, people ate cornflakes only in the United States. Now people eat cornflakes all over the world. Some corn is made into popcorn. The corn pops into light fluffy pieces filled with air. People can eat popcorn as a snack. People in the U.S. like to eat corn on the cob. Some people eat corn as a side dish or in salads. Corn syrup is a very sweet liquid. Companies use it to make foods taste sweet. Some people even make beer from corn. In the US, farmers grow corn for their animals to eat. Cows and pigs eat corn. Some companies put corn into food for other animals. For example, some companies put corn in dog food. In Europe, people use corn as fish bait, called “dough balls.” They use corn to catch fish. Some gas companies make fuel for cars and trucks from corn. The fuel is ethanol. Some companies add ethanol to gas. Gas with ethanol is cheaper than other gas.
1) Which country grows tithe most corn?
A. The United States B. Argenti C. Brazil D. India
2) Which kind of corn is a snack?
A. Dough balls B. Cornmeal C. Ethanol D. Popcorn
3) Which fuel is made from corn?
A. Corn on the cob B. Corn syrup C. Cornflakes D. Ethanol
4) What do people do with cornmeal?
A. Add it to gas B. Bake with it C. Feed it to pigs D. Make food sweet
5) Which state grows the most corn?
A. Massachusetts B. Delaware C. Illinois D. Maine
1. The United States 2. Popcorn 3. Ethanol 4. Bake with it 5. Illinois
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