English class 11th

1st year English: ch 8 The Gulistan of Sa’di

1st year English: chapter-8 (The Gulistan of Sa’di) important MCQs

1.The slave had never experienced any ______.

(A) Pleasure
(B) rule
(C) calamity☑️
(D) war

2.The boat started tossing means that the boat______.

(A) remained peaceful 
(B) started shaking☑️
(C) started flying
(D) sank

3.The slave began to cry and tremble ______.

(A) in the joy of getting a reward
(B) by seeing others crying
(C) in fear of being drowned☑️
(D) by the punishment

4.The slave was thrown into water ______.

(A) to catch a fish
(B) to experience the true danger of life☑️
(C) to drink water
(D) to swim

5.Who was Nushirvan?

(A) a slave
(B) an accountant
(C) a sergeant
(D) a king of Persia☑️

6.Nushivan, the king, was famous for his ______.

(A) oppression
(B) injustice
(C) justice☑️
(D) wickedness

7.“The foundation of oppression was small in the world” means ______.

(A) the condition of being ruled unjustly was found in the world
(B) the foundation of the building was small
(C) oppression was not deep-rooted☑️
(D) there was little cruelty in the world

8.The king fell seriously ill and all hopes of his recovery ______.

(A) enlightened
(B) were expected
(C) went out of existence☑️
(D) faded

9.For what purpose did the parents give consent to kill their son?

(A) for reputation☑️
(B) for money
(C) to get rid of the naughty boy
(D) to escape the duty of bringing up the boy

10.On hearing the words of the boy the king could not control his ______.

(A) army
(B) rule
(C) people
(D) tears☑️

11.“Sa’adi speaks to all nations and is v modern,” said Emerson.

(A) casual
(B) perpetually☑️
(C) partially
(D) intellectually

12.The English scholars used Sa’di’s translated parable in their ______ books.

(A) philosophical
(B) divine☑️
(C) literary
(D) trifling

13.Edwin Arnold has aptly described “The Gulistan” as “an intellectual pulao, a literary curry, a kebab of a ______ genius.”

(A) perpetual
(B) extraordinary
(C) universal
(D) versatile☑️

14.When the ______ lasted longer, the king also became displeased.

(A) dismay
(B) fury
(C) curiosity
(D) uneasiness☑️

15.The sergeant ordered the slave to be thrown into the water so that he could ______ the true danger of life.

(A) experience☑️
(B) observe
(C) counter
(D) forget

16.The boy was brought to the altar and the executioner was directed to ______ him.

(A) hang
(B) persecute
(C) torture
(D) slaughter☑️

17.“A son ______ the affection of his parents,” said the boy.

(A) looks up
(B) looks for
(C) looks to☑️
(D) looks at

18.“The parents have agreed to get my blood shed for the ______ of this world.”

(A) luxury
(B) pomp
(C) trifling
(D) trash☑️

19.Who was Sheikh Sa’di?

(A) a novelist
(B) a poet
(C)  a playwright
(D) a storyteller☑️

20.Which version of “The Gulistan” of Sa’di became a love for the people?

(A) Persian
(B) French
(C) Latin and English☑️
(D) Arabic

21.In which language was “The Gulistan” of Sa’di originally written?

(A) in Greek
(B) in Latin
(C) in Persian☑️
(D) in English

22.What had the slave not already experienced?

(A) a trip
(B) merriment
(C) a long journey
(D) a calamity☑️

23.How did the people try to pacify the slave?

(A) by staring at him
(B) with kindness and affection☑️
(C)  by threatening him
(D)  by beating him

24.Who pacified the slave?

(A) the boatman
(B) the king
(C) a sergeant☑️
(D) a passenger

25.What happens to a tyrant?

(A) He becomes famous
(B) Fame kisses his feet
(C) He is dead
(D) The curse on him abides forever☑️

26.Why did the boy smile while he was being killed?

(A) he mocked the king.
(B) He wanted to console himself
(C) He knew he would be saved
(D) he complained to God about the king’s cruelty☑️

27.A man does not realize the worth of safety from the ______ until he has tasted it.

(A) storm
(B) disease
(C) illness
(D) misfortune☑️

28.Except for the slave, all the passengers remained ______.

(A) quiet☑️
(B) horrified
(C) disturbed
(D) curious

29.“For five eggs, which the king allows to be taken by force, ______ will put a thousand fowls on the spit.

(A) his courtiers
(B) his ministers
(C) the people belonging to his army☑️
(D) the people of his country

30.What was needed to cure the king in the Gulistan of Sa’di?

(A) heart
(B) eye
(C) bile☑️
(D) kidney

31.Who were sailing in the same boat?

(A) Persian slave and the writer
(B) a sergeant and a constable
(C) Persian slave ad the king☑️
(D) Persian slave and the Mayer

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