E018 English Comprehension

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Read and understand the given passage and answer the questions below: There was a farmer in Africa who was happy and content. He was happy because he was content. He was content because he was happy. One day a wise man came to him and told him about the glory of diamonds and the power that goes along with them. The wise man said, "If you had a diamond the size of your thumb, you could have your own city. If you had a diamond the size of your fist, you could probably own your own country. " And then he went away. That night the farmer couldn't sleep. He was unhappy and he was discontent. He was unhappy because he was discontent and discontent because he was unhappy. The next


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    If a man is happy, he is content. If he is content, he is happy. This is because
    • A. 

      When you are content, your mind is still and clear.

    • B. 

      When you are content, you will feel sleepy.

    • C. 

      Happiness can come only by achieving something.

  • 2. 
    What did the wise man tell the farmer about the diamonds? The wise man told him about the _______  of diamonds and the _________  that goes along with them.
  • 3. 
    According to the wise man, what could the farmer do if he owned a diamond that was the size of his fist?
    • A. 

      He could own a country.

    • B. 

      He could own a city.

    • C. 

      He could not do anything because the diamond is only a stone.

  • 4. 
    Why did the farmer become discontent and unhappy?
    • A. 

      The farmer wanted to get hold of the diamonds and so he became discontent.

    • B. 

      When the farmer was discontent, he lost his peace of mind.

    • C. 

      The farmer was unhappy because the wise man did not tell him that he was living in a farm full of diamonds.

  • 5. 
    What actions did the farmer take on hearing about the advantages of possessing the  diamonds?
    • A. 

      He sold his farm. He took care of his family and went in search of the diamonds.

    • B. 

      He started digging the ground in his farm.

    • C. 

      He took the camel to drink water.

  • 6. 
    Where all did the farmer search for the diamonds?
    • A. 

      Africa

    • B. 

      Spain

    • C. 

      India

    • D. 

      Europe

  • 7. 
    The farmer found precious diamonds in Barcelona.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Why did the farmer end his life?
    • A. 

      He became so disheartened.

    • B. 

      He found the diamonds and he could not believe himself.

    • C. 

      He became too old because he went after the diamonds for many years.

  • 9. 
    What was the farmer's mistake and why could he not find the diamonds?
    • A. 

      He assumed that the diamonds were to be found far away.

    • B. 

      He should have asked the wise man for proper directions.

    • C. 

      He should have persisted in his search for longer.

  • 10. 
    Did the man who bought the farm recognize the diamonds?
    • A. 

      He thought it was a nice piece of stone which will look good on the mantle piece.

    • B. 

      Only when the wise man told him that it was a diamond, he came to know about it.

    • C. 

      He could tell a diamond when he saw one.

  • 11. 
    The name of the farmer who originally owned the land was ___________
  • 12. 
    The analysis of the stone proved that they were indeed diamonds.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    What would be an apt title for this story?
    • A. 

      Persistence Pays

    • B. 

      Never sell your farm

    • C. 

      Acres of Diamond

  • 14. 
    What is the moral of this story?
    • A. 

      We need to look within ourselves for invaluable treasures.

    • B. 

      We should not sell anything.

    • C. 

      We should always consult wise men before taking any action.

  • 15. 
    Why could the buyer of the farm not understand that the stone-like pieces were actually diamonds?
    • A. 

      Diamonds always sparkle brilliantly even when they are dirty.

    • B. 

      Only experienced persons can make out the difference between diamonds and stones.

    • C. 

      A diamond is only a form of stone.