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1 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/phrases have been printed in $bold$ to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.
There was once a jackal that lived in a forest by the village along with all the other animals. Now, this particular jackal was adventurous and often strayed into the village in search of cooked food. It was not a particularly easy thing to do as he knew that the villagers would capture him if he were caught. Besides, the village was full of dogs and the jackal was afraid of them. They were sure to kill him or hurt him badly if they ever managed to catch him. But the $lure$ of food proved too strong for him and so the jackal used to visit the village frequently.
One day, just as he was about to enter a big house he heard the sound of barking. To his horror he saw a group of dogs running towards the house. They looked $fierce$ and the jackal was soon trembling with fear. He ran haphazardly and tumbled right inside a tub of blue dye. The dogs didn't see him and ran the other way. By the time the jackal climbed out of the tub he was dyed blue from head to foot. He looked strange and totally unlike any other animal.
The jackal was very happy. 'No one will be able to recognize me now' he said to himself, 'I can easily fool everyone in the forest.' When he entered the forest once again everyone was surprised to see such a strange animal. They had never seen any animal of that colour before. 'Who are you?' the smaller animals asked him. 'Where have you come from? asked the mighty lion with a frown. 'Lord Indra, king of heaven, has sent me to look after you' said the blue jackal in a grand voice, 'I'll be your king from now on.' 'But I have always been the king of the forest' $protested$ the mighty lion. 'All that must change now as I am the king' said the blue Jackal enjoying himself, 'all of you must serve me and do exactly as I tell you.' 'What if we don't ?' asked the Tiger. 'Then Lord Indra will destroy the entire forest and all of you along with it' said the blue jackal. The animals did not dare to say anything more. 'What would you like us to do?' They asked the blue jackal. 'Bring me lots of food, to start with' said the blue jackal promptly. 'I am hungry and can't take care of you unless I am properly looked after.'
The animals rushed off in search of food. They took care to bring whatever they could find and offered the best of everything to the blue jackal. The jackal was happy and had his fill. The animals promised to serve him faithfully. He assigned special duties to all the animals but $banished$ the pack of jackals from the forest because he was afraid they might recognize him some day. The blue jackal had a wonderful time after that.
One day something unexpected happened. The banished pack of jackals was roaming just outside the forest and howled together loudly. The blue jackal forgot himself and joined in the howling just as he used to do before. The other animals were present when it happened and stared at him incredulously. Here was their mighty blue king howling just like a jackal ! So he was a jackal after all and not a strange creature sent from heaven ! He had merely been fooling them all these days ! Well, they were not going to be fooled any longer. They fell upon the blue jackal and killed him before he could explain or protest, and that was the end of the blue jackal's reign as king!
Why did the jackal keep going to the village ?
Because he had many friedns in the village
Because he loved the food the human prepared
Because he wnated to get away form the pack of jackals
Because he was not allowed in the forest
Because he wanted to become the king
2 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/phrases have been printed in $bold$ to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.
There was once a jackal that lived in a forest by the village along with all the other animals. Now, this particular jackal was adventurous and often strayed into the village in search of cooked food. It was not a particularly easy thing to do as he knew that the villagers would capture him if he were caught. Besides, the village was full of dogs and the jackal was afraid of them. They were sure to kill him or hurt him badly if they ever managed to catch him. But the $lure$ of food proved too strong for him and so the jackal used to visit the village frequently.
One day, just as he was about to enter a big house he heard the sound of barking. To his horror he saw a group of dogs running towards the house. They looked $fierce$ and the jackal was soon trembling with fear. He ran haphazardly and tumbled right inside a tub of blue dye. The dogs didn't see him and ran the other way. By the time the jackal climbed out of the tub he was dyed blue from head to foot. He looked strange and totally unlike any other animal.
The jackal was very happy. 'No one will be able to recognize me now' he said to himself, 'I can easily fool everyone in the forest.' When he entered the forest once again everyone was surprised to see such a strange animal. They had never seen any animal of that colour before. 'Who are you?' the smaller animals asked him. 'Where have you come from? asked the mighty lion with a frown. 'Lord Indra, king of heaven, has sent me to look after you' said the blue jackal in a grand voice, 'I'll be your king from now on.' 'But I have always been the king of the forest' $protested$ the mighty lion. 'All that must change now as I am the king' said the blue Jackal enjoying himself, 'all of you must serve me and do exactly as I tell you.' 'What if we don't ?' asked the Tiger. 'Then Lord Indra will destroy the entire forest and all of you along with it' said the blue jackal. The animals did not dare to say anything more. 'What would you like us to do?' They asked the blue jackal. 'Bring me lots of food, to start with' said the blue jackal promptly. 'I am hungry and can't take care of you unless I am properly looked after.'
The animals rushed off in search of food. They took care to bring whatever they could find and offered the best of everything to the blue jackal. The jackal was happy and had his fill. The animals promised to serve him faithfully. He assigned special duties to all the animals but $banished$ the pack of jackals from the forest because he was afraid they might recognize him some day. The blue jackal had a wonderful time after that.
One day something unexpected happened. The banished pack of jackals was roaming just outside the forest and howled together loudly. The blue jackal forgot himself and joined in the howling just as he used to do before. The other animals were present when it happened and stared at him incredulously. Here was their mighty blue king howling just like a jackal ! So he was a jackal after all and not a strange creature sent from heaven ! He had merely been fooling them all these days ! Well, they were not going to be fooled any longer. They fell upon the blue jackal and killed him before he could explain or protest, and that was the end of the blue jackal's reign as king!
How did the jackal change his colour ?
He got himself a skin treatment
He prayed to Lord Indra to change his colour.
He wore a set of blue clothes.
He tumbled inside a tub containing blue dye
None of these
3 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/phrases have been printed in $bold$ to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.
There was once a jackal that lived in a forest by the village along with all the other animals. Now, this particular jackal was adventurous and often strayed into the village in search of cooked food. It was not a particularly easy thing to do as he knew that the villagers would capture him if he were caught. Besides, the village was full of dogs and the jackal was afraid of them. They were sure to kill him or hurt him badly if they ever managed to catch him. But the $lure$ of food proved too strong for him and so the jackal used to visit the village frequently.
One day, just as he was about to enter a big house he heard the sound of barking. To his horror he saw a group of dogs running towards the house. They looked $fierce$ and the jackal was soon trembling with fear. He ran haphazardly and tumbled right inside a tub of blue dye. The dogs didn't see him and ran the other way. By the time the jackal climbed out of the tub he was dyed blue from head to foot. He looked strange and totally unlike any other animal.
The jackal was very happy. 'No one will be able to recognize me now' he said to himself, 'I can easily fool everyone in the forest.' When he entered the forest once again everyone was surprised to see such a strange animal. They had never seen any animal of that colour before. 'Who are you?' the smaller animals asked him. 'Where have you come from? asked the mighty lion with a frown. 'Lord Indra, king of heaven, has sent me to look after you' said the blue jackal in a grand voice, 'I'll be your king from now on.' 'But I have always been the king of the forest' $protested$ the mighty lion. 'All that must change now as I am the king' said the blue Jackal enjoying himself, 'all of you must serve me and do exactly as I tell you.' 'What if we don't ?' asked the Tiger. 'Then Lord Indra will destroy the entire forest and all of you along with it' said the blue jackal. The animals did not dare to say anything more. 'What would you like us to do?' They asked the blue jackal. 'Bring me lots of food, to start with' said the blue jackal promptly. 'I am hungry and can't take care of you unless I am properly looked after.'
The animals rushed off in search of food. They took care to bring whatever they could find and offered the best of everything to the blue jackal. The jackal was happy and had his fill. The animals promised to serve him faithfully. He assigned special duties to all the animals but $banished$ the pack of jackals from the forest because he was afraid they might recognize him some day. The blue jackal had a wonderful time after that.
One day something unexpected happened. The banished pack of jackals was roaming just outside the forest and howled together loudly. The blue jackal forgot himself and joined in the howling just as he used to do before. The other animals were present when it happened and stared at him incredulously. Here was their mighty blue king howling just like a jackal ! So he was a jackal after all and not a strange creature sent from heaven ! He had merely been fooling them all these days ! Well, they were not going to be fooled any longer. They fell upon the blue jackal and killed him before he could explain or protest, and that was the end of the blue jackal's reign as king!
What could be an appropriate title for the story ?
The foolish animals
The pack of jackals
Lord Indra, king of heavens
The blue jackal
Power of blue
4 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/phrases have been printed in $bold$ to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.
There was once a jackal that lived in a forest by the village along with all the other animals. Now, this particular jackal was adventurous and often strayed into the village in search of cooked food. It was not a particularly easy thing to do as he knew that the villagers would capture him if he were caught. Besides, the village was full of dogs and the jackal was afraid of them. They were sure to kill him or hurt him badly if they ever managed to catch him. But the $lure$ of food proved too strong for him and so the jackal used to visit the village frequently.
One day, just as he was about to enter a big house he heard the sound of barking. To his horror he saw a group of dogs running towards the house. They looked $fierce$ and the jackal was soon trembling with fear. He ran haphazardly and tumbled right inside a tub of blue dye. The dogs didn't see him and ran the other way. By the time the jackal climbed out of the tub he was dyed blue from head to foot. He looked strange and totally unlike any other animal.
The jackal was very happy. 'No one will be able to recognize me now' he said to himself, 'I can easily fool everyone in the forest.' When he entered the forest once again everyone was surprised to see such a strange animal. They had never seen any animal of that colour before. 'Who are you?' the smaller animals asked him. 'Where have you come from? asked the mighty lion with a frown. 'Lord Indra, king of heaven, has sent me to look after you' said the blue jackal in a grand voice, 'I'll be your king from now on.' 'But I have always been the king of the forest' $protested$ the mighty lion. 'All that must change now as I am the king' said the blue Jackal enjoying himself, 'all of you must serve me and do exactly as I tell you.' 'What if we don't ?' asked the Tiger. 'Then Lord Indra will destroy the entire forest and all of you along with it' said the blue jackal. The animals did not dare to say anything more. 'What would you like us to do?' They asked the blue jackal. 'Bring me lots of food, to start with' said the blue jackal promptly. 'I am hungry and can't take care of you unless I am properly looked after.'
The animals rushed off in search of food. They took care to bring whatever they could find and offered the best of everything to the blue jackal. The jackal was happy and had his fill. The animals promised to serve him faithfully. He assigned special duties to all the animals but $banished$ the pack of jackals from the forest because he was afraid they might recognize him some day. The blue jackal had a wonderful time after that.
One day something unexpected happened. The banished pack of jackals was roaming just outside the forest and howled together loudly. The blue jackal forgot himself and joined in the howling just as he used to do before. The other animals were present when it happened and stared at him incredulously. Here was their mighty blue king howling just like a jackal ! So he was a jackal after all and not a strange creature sent from heaven ! He had merely been fooling them all these days ! Well, they were not going to be fooled any longer. They fell upon the blue jackal and killed him before he could explain or protest, and that was the end of the blue jackal's reign as king!
Why did the jackal banish the pack of jackals from the forest ?
He feared they would be jealous of him.
He feared they would not accept him
He feared they would recognize him
He feared they would tell the Lion, the king of the forest.
None of these
5 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/phrases have been printed in $bold$ to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.
There was once a jackal that lived in a forest by the village along with all the other animals. Now, this particular jackal was adventurous and often strayed into the village in search of cooked food. It was not a particularly easy thing to do as he knew that the villagers would capture him if he were caught. Besides, the village was full of dogs and the jackal was afraid of them. They were sure to kill him or hurt him badly if they ever managed to catch him. But the $lure$ of food proved too strong for him and so the jackal used to visit the village frequently.
One day, just as he was about to enter a big house he heard the sound of barking. To his horror he saw a group of dogs running towards the house. They looked $fierce$ and the jackal was soon trembling with fear. He ran haphazardly and tumbled right inside a tub of blue dye. The dogs didn't see him and ran the other way. By the time the jackal climbed out of the tub he was dyed blue from head to foot. He looked strange and totally unlike any other animal.
The jackal was very happy. 'No one will be able to recognize me now' he said to himself, 'I can easily fool everyone in the forest.' When he entered the forest once again everyone was surprised to see such a strange animal. They had never seen any animal of that colour before. 'Who are you?' the smaller animals asked him. 'Where have you come from? asked the mighty lion with a frown. 'Lord Indra, king of heaven, has sent me to look after you' said the blue jackal in a grand voice, 'I'll be your king from now on.' 'But I have always been the king of the forest' $protested$ the mighty lion. 'All that must change now as I am the king' said the blue Jackal enjoying himself, 'all of you must serve me and do exactly as I tell you.' 'What if we don't ?' asked the Tiger. 'Then Lord Indra will destroy the entire forest and all of you along with it' said the blue jackal. The animals did not dare to say anything more. 'What would you like us to do?' They asked the blue jackal. 'Bring me lots of food, to start with' said the blue jackal promptly. 'I am hungry and can't take care of you unless I am properly looked after.'
The animals rushed off in search of food. They took care to bring whatever they could find and offered the best of everything to the blue jackal. The jackal was happy and had his fill. The animals promised to serve him faithfully. He assigned special duties to all the animals but $banished$ the pack of jackals from the forest because he was afraid they might recognize him some day. The blue jackal had a wonderful time after that.
One day something unexpected happened. The banished pack of jackals was roaming just outside the forest and howled together loudly. The blue jackal forgot himself and joined in the howling just as he used to do before. The other animals were present when it happened and stared at him incredulously. Here was their mighty blue king howling just like a jackal ! So he was a jackal after all and not a strange creature sent from heaven ! He had merely been fooling them all these days ! Well, they were not going to be fooled any longer. They fell upon the blue jackal and killed him before he could explain or protest, and that was the end of the blue jackal's reign as king!
Why did the animals in the forest readily accept the blue jackal as their king ?
Because he was different from all the other animals
Because he claimed he was sent by Lord Indra to look after them.
Because the Lion who was the king of the forest was not doing a good job.
Because the Lion had accepted him as the king.
6 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/phrases have been printed in $bold$ to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.
There was once a jackal that lived in a forest by the village along with all the other animals. Now, this particular jackal was adventurous and often strayed into the village in search of cooked food. It was not a particularly easy thing to do as he knew that the villagers would capture him if he were caught. Besides, the village was full of dogs and the jackal was afraid of them. They were sure to kill him or hurt him badly if they ever managed to catch him. But the $lure$ of food proved too strong for him and so the jackal used to visit the village frequently.
One day, just as he was about to enter a big house he heard the sound of barking. To his horror he saw a group of dogs running towards the house. They looked $fierce$ and the jackal was soon trembling with fear. He ran haphazardly and tumbled right inside a tub of blue dye. The dogs didn't see him and ran the other way. By the time the jackal climbed out of the tub he was dyed blue from head to foot. He looked strange and totally unlike any other animal.
The jackal was very happy. 'No one will be able to recognize me now' he said to himself, 'I can easily fool everyone in the forest.' When he entered the forest once again everyone was surprised to see such a strange animal. They had never seen any animal of that colour before. 'Who are you?' the smaller animals asked him. 'Where have you come from? asked the mighty lion with a frown. 'Lord Indra, king of heaven, has sent me to look after you' said the blue jackal in a grand voice, 'I'll be your king from now on.' 'But I have always been the king of the forest' $protested$ the mighty lion. 'All that must change now as I am the king' said the blue Jackal enjoying himself, 'all of you must serve me and do exactly as I tell you.' 'What if we don't ?' asked the Tiger. 'Then Lord Indra will destroy the entire forest and all of you along with it' said the blue jackal. The animals did not dare to say anything more. 'What would you like us to do?' They asked the blue jackal. 'Bring me lots of food, to start with' said the blue jackal promptly. 'I am hungry and can't take care of you unless I am properly looked after.'
The animals rushed off in search of food. They took care to bring whatever they could find and offered the best of everything to the blue jackal. The jackal was happy and had his fill. The animals promised to serve him faithfully. He assigned special duties to all the animals but $banished$ the pack of jackals from the forest because he was afraid they might recognize him some day. The blue jackal had a wonderful time after that.
One day something unexpected happened. The banished pack of jackals was roaming just outside the forest and howled together loudly. The blue jackal forgot himself and joined in the howling just as he used to do before. The other animals were present when it happened and stared at him incredulously. Here was their mighty blue king howling just like a jackal ! So he was a jackal after all and not a strange creature sent from heaven ! He had merely been fooling them all these days ! Well, they were not going to be fooled any longer. They fell upon the blue jackal and killed him before he could explain or protest, and that was the end of the blue jackal's reign as king!
What was the first demand of the blue jackal ?
That he be served at all times.
That the pack of jackals be banished from the forest
That he be given a grand ceremony as king.
That the animals in the forest worship him
That he be excluded from all work in the forest
7 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/phrases have been printed in $bold$ to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.
There was once a jackal that lived in a forest by the village along with all the other animals. Now, this particular jackal was adventurous and often strayed into the village in search of cooked food. It was not a particularly easy thing to do as he knew that the villagers would capture him if he were caught. Besides, the village was full of dogs and the jackal was afraid of them. They were sure to kill him or hurt him badly if they ever managed to catch him. But the $lure$ of food proved too strong for him and so the jackal used to visit the village frequently.
One day, just as he was about to enter a big house he heard the sound of barking. To his horror he saw a group of dogs running towards the house. They looked $fierce$ and the jackal was soon trembling with fear. He ran haphazardly and tumbled right inside a tub of blue dye. The dogs didn't see him and ran the other way. By the time the jackal climbed out of the tub he was dyed blue from head to foot. He looked strange and totally unlike any other animal.
The jackal was very happy. 'No one will be able to recognize me now' he said to himself, 'I can easily fool everyone in the forest.' When he entered the forest once again everyone was surprised to see such a strange animal. They had never seen any animal of that colour before. 'Who are you?' the smaller animals asked him. 'Where have you come from? asked the mighty lion with a frown. 'Lord Indra, king of heaven, has sent me to look after you' said the blue jackal in a grand voice, 'I'll be your king from now on.' 'But I have always been the king of the forest' $protested$ the mighty lion. 'All that must change now as I am the king' said the blue Jackal enjoying himself, 'all of you must serve me and do exactly as I tell you.' 'What if we don't ?' asked the Tiger. 'Then Lord Indra will destroy the entire forest and all of you along with it' said the blue jackal. The animals did not dare to say anything more. 'What would you like us to do?' They asked the blue jackal. 'Bring me lots of food, to start with' said the blue jackal promptly. 'I am hungry and can't take care of you unless I am properly looked after.'
The animals rushed off in search of food. They took care to bring whatever they could find and offered the best of everything to the blue jackal. The jackal was happy and had his fill. The animals promised to serve him faithfully. He assigned special duties to all the animals but $banished$ the pack of jackals from the forest because he was afraid they might recognize him some day. The blue jackal had a wonderful time after that.
One day something unexpected happened. The banished pack of jackals was roaming just outside the forest and howled together loudly. The blue jackal forgot himself and joined in the howling just as he used to do before. The other animals were present when it happened and stared at him incredulously. Here was their mighty blue king howling just like a jackal ! So he was a jackal after all and not a strange creature sent from heaven ! He had merely been fooling them all these days ! Well, they were not going to be fooled any longer. They fell upon the blue jackal and killed him before he could explain or protest, and that was the end of the blue jackal's reign as king!
Choose the word which is most nearly the $SAME$ in meaning as the word printed in $bold$ as used in the passage.
$FIERCE$
Daring
Solid
Violent
Trained
Harsh
8 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/phrases have been printed in $bold$ to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.
There was once a jackal that lived in a forest by the village along with all the other animals. Now, this particular jackal was adventurous and often strayed into the village in search of cooked food. It was not a particularly easy thing to do as he knew that the villagers would capture him if he were caught. Besides, the village was full of dogs and the jackal was afraid of them. They were sure to kill him or hurt him badly if they ever managed to catch him. But the $lure$ of food proved too strong for him and so the jackal used to visit the village frequently.
One day, just as he was about to enter a big house he heard the sound of barking. To his horror he saw a group of dogs running towards the house. They looked $fierce$ and the jackal was soon trembling with fear. He ran haphazardly and tumbled right inside a tub of blue dye. The dogs didn't see him and ran the other way. By the time the jackal climbed out of the tub he was dyed blue from head to foot. He looked strange and totally unlike any other animal.
The jackal was very happy. 'No one will be able to recognize me now' he said to himself, 'I can easily fool everyone in the forest.' When he entered the forest once again everyone was surprised to see such a strange animal. They had never seen any animal of that colour before. 'Who are you?' the smaller animals asked him. 'Where have you come from? asked the mighty lion with a frown. 'Lord Indra, king of heaven, has sent me to look after you' said the blue jackal in a grand voice, 'I'll be your king from now on.' 'But I have always been the king of the forest' $protested$ the mighty lion. 'All that must change now as I am the king' said the blue Jackal enjoying himself, 'all of you must serve me and do exactly as I tell you.' 'What if we don't ?' asked the Tiger. 'Then Lord Indra will destroy the entire forest and all of you along with it' said the blue jackal. The animals did not dare to say anything more. 'What would you like us to do?' They asked the blue jackal. 'Bring me lots of food, to start with' said the blue jackal promptly. 'I am hungry and can't take care of you unless I am properly looked after.'
The animals rushed off in search of food. They took care to bring whatever they could find and offered the best of everything to the blue jackal. The jackal was happy and had his fill. The animals promised to serve him faithfully. He assigned special duties to all the animals but $banished$ the pack of jackals from the forest because he was afraid they might recognize him some day. The blue jackal had a wonderful time after that.
One day something unexpected happened. The banished pack of jackals was roaming just outside the forest and howled together loudly. The blue jackal forgot himself and joined in the howling just as he used to do before. The other animals were present when it happened and stared at him incredulously. Here was their mighty blue king howling just like a jackal ! So he was a jackal after all and not a strange creature sent from heaven ! He had merely been fooling them all these days ! Well, they were not going to be fooled any longer. They fell upon the blue jackal and killed him before he could explain or protest, and that was the end of the blue jackal's reign as king!
Choose the word which is most nearly the $SAME$ in meaning as the word printed in $bold$ as used in the passage.
$LURE$
Reward
Desire
Happiness
Scent
Temptation
9 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/phrases have been printed in $bold$ to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.
There was once a jackal that lived in a forest by the village along with all the other animals. Now, this particular jackal was adventurous and often strayed into the village in search of cooked food. It was not a particularly easy thing to do as he knew that the villagers would capture him if he were caught. Besides, the village was full of dogs and the jackal was afraid of them. They were sure to kill him or hurt him badly if they ever managed to catch him. But the $lure$ of food proved too strong for him and so the jackal used to visit the village frequently.
One day, just as he was about to enter a big house he heard the sound of barking. To his horror he saw a group of dogs running towards the house. They looked $fierce$ and the jackal was soon trembling with fear. He ran haphazardly and tumbled right inside a tub of blue dye. The dogs didn't see him and ran the other way. By the time the jackal climbed out of the tub he was dyed blue from head to foot. He looked strange and totally unlike any other animal.
The jackal was very happy. 'No one will be able to recognize me now' he said to himself, 'I can easily fool everyone in the forest.' When he entered the forest once again everyone was surprised to see such a strange animal. They had never seen any animal of that colour before. 'Who are you?' the smaller animals asked him. 'Where have you come from? asked the mighty lion with a frown. 'Lord Indra, king of heaven, has sent me to look after you' said the blue jackal in a grand voice, 'I'll be your king from now on.' 'But I have always been the king of the forest' $protested$ the mighty lion. 'All that must change now as I am the king' said the blue Jackal enjoying himself, 'all of you must serve me and do exactly as I tell you.' 'What if we don't ?' asked the Tiger. 'Then Lord Indra will destroy the entire forest and all of you along with it' said the blue jackal. The animals did not dare to say anything more. 'What would you like us to do?' They asked the blue jackal. 'Bring me lots of food, to start with' said the blue jackal promptly. 'I am hungry and can't take care of you unless I am properly looked after.'
The animals rushed off in search of food. They took care to bring whatever they could find and offered the best of everything to the blue jackal. The jackal was happy and had his fill. The animals promised to serve him faithfully. He assigned special duties to all the animals but $banished$ the pack of jackals from the forest because he was afraid they might recognize him some day. The blue jackal had a wonderful time after that.
One day something unexpected happened. The banished pack of jackals was roaming just outside the forest and howled together loudly. The blue jackal forgot himself and joined in the howling just as he used to do before. The other animals were present when it happened and stared at him incredulously. Here was their mighty blue king howling just like a jackal ! So he was a jackal after all and not a strange creature sent from heaven ! He had merely been fooling them all these days ! Well, they were not going to be fooled any longer. They fell upon the blue jackal and killed him before he could explain or protest, and that was the end of the blue jackal's reign as king!
Choose the word/group of words which is most opposite in meaning to the word/group of words printed in $bold$ as used in the passage.
$UNEXPECTED$
Noticeable
Pleasant
Ordinary
Original
Usual
10 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/phrases have been printed in $bold$ to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.
There was once a jackal that lived in a forest by the village along with all the other animals. Now, this particular jackal was adventurous and often strayed into the village in search of cooked food. It was not a particularly easy thing to do as he knew that the villagers would capture him if he were caught. Besides, the village was full of dogs and the jackal was afraid of them. They were sure to kill him or hurt him badly if they ever managed to catch him. But the $lure$ of food proved too strong for him and so the jackal used to visit the village frequently.
One day, just as he was about to enter a big house he heard the sound of barking. To his horror he saw a group of dogs running towards the house. They looked $fierce$ and the jackal was soon trembling with fear. He ran haphazardly and tumbled right inside a tub of blue dye. The dogs didn't see him and ran the other way. By the time the jackal climbed out of the tub he was dyed blue from head to foot. He looked strange and totally unlike any other animal.
The jackal was very happy. 'No one will be able to recognize me now' he said to himself, 'I can easily fool everyone in the forest.' When he entered the forest once again everyone was surprised to see such a strange animal. They had never seen any animal of that colour before. 'Who are you?' the smaller animals asked him. 'Where have you come from? asked the mighty lion with a frown. 'Lord Indra, king of heaven, has sent me to look after you' said the blue jackal in a grand voice, 'I'll be your king from now on.' 'But I have always been the king of the forest' $protested$ the mighty lion. 'All that must change now as I am the king' said the blue Jackal enjoying himself, 'all of you must serve me and do exactly as I tell you.' 'What if we don't ?' asked the Tiger. 'Then Lord Indra will destroy the entire forest and all of you along with it' said the blue jackal. The animals did not dare to say anything more. 'What would you like us to do?' They asked the blue jackal. 'Bring me lots of food, to start with' said the blue jackal promptly. 'I am hungry and can't take care of you unless I am properly looked after.'
The animals rushed off in search of food. They took care to bring whatever they could find and offered the best of everything to the blue jackal. The jackal was happy and had his fill. The animals promised to serve him faithfully. He assigned special duties to all the animals but $banished$ the pack of jackals from the forest because he was afraid they might recognize him some day. The blue jackal had a wonderful time after that.
One day something unexpected happened. The banished pack of jackals was roaming just outside the forest and howled together loudly. The blue jackal forgot himself and joined in the howling just as he used to do before. The other animals were present when it happened and stared at him incredulously. Here was their mighty blue king howling just like a jackal ! So he was a jackal after all and not a strange creature sent from heaven ! He had merely been fooling them all these days ! Well, they were not going to be fooled any longer. They fell upon the blue jackal and killed him before he could explain or protest, and that was the end of the blue jackal's reign as king!
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