Blind Men And An Elephant Quizzes & Trivia

Have you heard the Indian legend “Blind Men and an Elephant”? You have? Yes. This is a story about six blind men, who were asked to compare a body part of an elephant to anything they can think of. So what thing did the blind men compare the elephant’s body parts to? Surely they had different ideas.

Do remember the author who wrote this story? Was the story told by this poem original to its author? Enough with these questions, let’s now check your wits when it comes to this legend. Refresh that memory of yours and try to remember the major and minor details of the story. "Though each was partly in the right, and all were in the wrong.” Good luck!


A comprehension quiz about the Indian legend "The Blind Men and the Elephant"

Questions: 14  |  Attempts: 100   |  Last updated: Mar 8, 2013
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    Where does the story take place?

Show what you have understood from the story. You can take the quiz twice, so make sure you read the explanations of each questions after you have submitted your answers. This will help you do it better for the second...

Questions: 22  |  Attempts: 85   |  Last updated: Jan 11, 2013
  • Sample Question
    Where does the story take place?

The story of the blind men and an elephant is a very popular tale about blind men who are asked to touch and describe an elephant. Each gives account of an elephant based on the part touched. The story is usually used to drive...

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 10   |  Last updated: Mar 1, 2017
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    How many blind men are there in the Jain version?



Questions: 14  |  Attempts: 10   |  Last updated: Apr 2, 2019
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    Which animal has a long trunk?




Blind Men And An Elephant Questions & Answers


Why did the six blind men argue about the elephant?
All the blind men touched different parts of the elephant. The parable of the blind men and an elephant originated in ancient Indian subcontinent, from where it has widely diffused. It is a story of a group of blind men, who have never come across an
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SittingYou know that when people read, type or sew, choose a sitting position to make that activity. Using what you know lets you make inferences.
What is an inference?
An inference is a logical guess that you make using your background knowledge and previous experiences.
What called the attention of the blind men at the very beginning?
That the animal was making a weird noise.One of the blind men asked what kind of animal the old man had that was making a strange noise.
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