A THOUSAND GOLD COINS WORD BANK 1.Gems-persons with extraordinary skills 2.Immersed-covered completely in water 3.Honour-to reward someone 4.Humble-simple and ordinary 5.Highness-A title given to a person belong to royal family.
ANSWER THE FOLLOWING 1.What was the test that Akbar announced to his subjects? Akbar announced to his subjects that anyone who could spend the night in the cold waters of the Yamuna immersed up to his waist would be rewarded with a thousand gold coins. 2.Who agreed to take up Akbar’s challenge and why? A poor man took up Akbar’s challenge in order to get money for his poor family. He thought that he would not worry about money for the rest of his life.
3.Was Akbar right in not giving the reward to the washerman? Did Birbal find the reason right? Give reasons for your answer. No, Akbar was not right in not giving the reward to the washerman. Birbal did not find the reason right. We can say that because while Akbar scolded the washerman for cheating him,Birbal stood silently, deep in thought.
4.Who said the following lines and to whom? “You look so weak!” Ans: These lines are spoken by nobleman 1 to the washerman. 5.“He deserves a chance”. Ans: These lines are spoken by Birbal to Akbar.
KEY WORDS • 1.ADVICE 6.DESERVES • 2.EMPEROR 7.SOLDIERS • 3.ANNOUNCED 8.IMAGINED • 4.THOUSAND 9.REALISED • 5.IMPOSSIBLE 10.SURVIVE
SAY TRUE OR FALSE 1.Birbal was the honest person------True---- 2.Washerman was belong to the royal family-3.Akbar was the emperor of PAKISTAN--------- 4.Akbar cheated Birbal in the court----- 5.Akbar and the noblemen were walking on the bank of Ganga------------