Saturday, 6 August 2016

Comprehension Passage Test 03

Read the following passages carefully and answer the questions given below them: 

           Soloman the king of the Jews was famous all over the world for his wealth and wisdom. His fame reached the wise Queen of Sheba and she made a long journey to Jerusalem to test his wisdom. The queen of Sheba had heard that Soloman was very clever in reading riddles and solving problems. She made up her mind it test his wisdom. One day, when Soloman was sitting in his court she came in with two garlands of beautiful flowers, which looked alike. Standing a little away from the king, she held them up and said “One of these is made of artificial flowers and the other is real flowers”. Tell me which is which. “The king gazed at the garlands for some time and shouted, “Open the window”. The window was flung open, bees from the garden entered the room, buzzed round the Queen and flew about the garland held in the right hand. Then Soloman shouted with rapture, “The flowers in the right hand are real”.

Questions:

1.) Why did the wise Queen of Sheba make a long journey?
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2.) What test did the Queen of Sheba set for king Soloman?
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3.) How did the king solve the riddle?
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4.) Find out the words similar in meaning to: (a) great joy (b) noise that an insect makes while flying.
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