4. Fill in the blanks with suitable words from the box. There are more words than needed. Make any grammatical changes if necessary. 5
expire happen spoil Live wit cause furious die execution knowing pleasant wretch declare unpleasant death Once upon a time, there was a King who was very fond of (a) — his future from the astrologers. A famous astrologer (b) — to stop at his capital on his way to Benaras. The King called on him to know about his future and the astrologer told him something (c) —. At this the King got (d) — and condemned him to (e) — saying, ‘Men like you should not live to (f) — the peace of the world.’ But another thought had crossed his mind before the astrologer was removed for (g) —. ‘How long will you live?’ asked the King. With ready (h) — the astrologer said, ‘The stars (i) — that I shall die only a week before your majesty. So, good bye.’ Hearing this, the King turned pale like a dead man and shouted, ‘Drive this (j) — away, let him not come here again.’
5. Fill in the blanks with appropriate word in each gap. 10
One day a lad went to a famous teacher and having expressed his desires to (a) — knowledge, begged him to (b) — him in the arts and sciences. The learned man, wishing to (c) — out what sort of ability the lad (d) — , asked him where God (e) — . The lad replied, ‘I will answer you, if you will first (f) — me where he is (g) —.’ The sage, from this sensible (h) —, thought highly of the
boy’s (i) — and according to his (j) perfected him in his studies. Thus the
wisdom of the wise manifests itself early.
6. Rearrange the following sentences to make a coherent order. 10
i. Sometimes it was difficult to satisfy him with answer.
ii. His father got angry for this kind of activity.
iii. Because he always asked, ‘Why, why, why.’
iv. The boy often undertook some risky adventures.
v. He was Thomas Alva Edison.
vi. But there was only one person who did never feel annoyed with the boy.
vii. For example, once the boy set his father’s barn on fire only to see how it could burn.
viii. Do you know who this boy was?
ix. And that person was his loving mother.
x. A young boy of six or seven became the subject of talk in a village.
Ans. to the Ques. No. Set-26
4. (a) knowing (b) happened (c) unpleasant (d) angry/furious (e) death (f) spoil (g) execution (h) wit (i) declare/prove (j) wretch.
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