Saturday, 19 May 2012

9th class-cbse english (NCERT BOOK-Moments)(short answers) chapter-4 (In the kingdom of fools)(Kannada Folktale (ed)A. K. Ramanuja)

Answer following questions in about 40 words.

Q1) What are the two strange things the guru and his disciple find in the kingdom of fools?

Ans1) The Guru and his discipline found that all people were asleep in the broad day light. Shops were closed and there was no one in the streets. Even he cattle trained to sleep by the day. Secondly there was everything very cheap and cost the same a single duddu.

Q2) Why does the disciple decide to stay in the kingdom of fools? Is it a good idea ?
Ans2) Everything was cheap and cost the same a single duddu in the kingdom of fools.
The Guru was a wise man and decided to eave the place immediately. But the disciple was tempted to stay to feed on delicious food that was available so cheaply.

Q3) Name the people who are tried in the king’s court and give the reasons for their trail?
Ans3) Many people were tried in the king’s court. The first was the owner of the house. He was tried for building weak wall. The second was the bricklayer. Then a dancing girl was blamed for distracting the mason. And the last one was the goldsmith who was accused of making the dancing girl walk by delaying her jewellery.

Q4) The thief died in the wall collapse. Who was finally blamed for his death? Why?
Ans4) Final blame for the crime came on the rich merchant. His wall had collapsed on the head of the thief and he died.

Q5) Why did the guru and the disciple want to die before anybody else?
Ans5) The guru and the disciple wanted to trick the king. They made the king believe that whoever was hanged first will reborn as the king of this country and the second man as his minister. This trick saved their life.

Q6) What are Guru’s words of wisdom? When does he discipline remember them?
Ans6) The guru was a insightful person who realized that there can be no justice in the kingdom of fools. He bewared his disciple that he could never tell what they might do to you. He suggested that they should leave the kingdom immediately. At that time disciple disagreed, but he remembered these words when king announced that disciple was fit to be put on stake.

Q7) What did the king and minister do at night?
Ans7) The king and his minister come to know about secrete of execution on the stake. At night they went the prison and released the Guru and his disciple. they went to the place of stake and got themselves executed so that they would become the king and the minister after rebirth.

Some more questions for practice.

Answer following questions in about 40 words.

Q1) How was the bricklayer able to defend himself?

Q2) How was the dancing girl able to defend himself?

Q3) How was the goldsmith able to defend himself?

Q4) What did the people do after finding the dead bodies of the king and the minister?

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