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The great king Krishna Deva Raya had a lot of wise ministers in his court. The wisest of them was Tenali Rama. One day, a merchant came to the king's court from a foreign kingdom. He saluted the king and then said, 'Your Majesty, I have heard from many people that you have very wise ministers in your court.
But with your permission, I would like to test the wisdom of your ministers.' This aroused the king's interest and he gave the merchant his permission. The merchant gave the king three dolls that looked identical. He said, 'Though these dolls look similar, they are different in some way. If your ministers can find out the difference, I will bow to their wisdom. But if they can't, I will assume that there are no wise ministers in your court. I will be back in thirty days for the answer.'
The king asked all of his ministers except Tenali Rama to assemble. He gave them the three dolls and told them to find the difference in them in three days' time. But at the end of three days, none of the ministers could figure out the difference. The king got worried and called Tenali Rama. He said to him, 'Tenali, I did not $summon$ you before because I thought that this problem will be too simple.
But since no one has been able to find the solution, it is up to you now. Find the difference between these dolls.' Tenali took the three dolls and went away.
The problem proved difficult for Tenali too, but at last, after a lot of effort, he figured out the difference.
He went to the court with the three dolls on the day that the merchant had to return. Then, he announced in front of the whole court that he had found the difference between the dolls. He said, 'These three dolls are different because one of them is good, one medium and one bad.' When everyone asked Tenali that which doll was which, he showed them a tiny hole that was present in the ears of each of the dolls.
Who was the wisest minister in the court of the great king Krishna Deva Raya ?
Birbal
Sonali Rama
Tenali Rama
Devan Ray
Not clearly mentioned in the passage
The great king Krishna Deva Raya had a lot of wise ministers in his court. The wisest of them was Tenali Rama. One day, a merchant came to the king's court from a foreign kingdom. He saluted the king and then said, 'Your Majesty, I have heard from many people that you have very wise ministers in your court.
But with your permission, I would like to test the wisdom of your ministers.' This aroused the king's interest and he gave the merchant his permission. The merchant gave the king three dolls that looked identical. He said, 'Though these dolls look similar, they are different in some way. If your ministers can find out the difference, I will bow to their wisdom. But if they can't, I will assume that there are no wise ministers in your court. I will be back in thirty days for the answer.'
The king asked all of his ministers except Tenali Rama to assemble. He gave them the three dolls and told them to find the difference in them in three days' time. But at the end of three days, none of the ministers could figure out the difference. The king got worried and called Tenali Rama. He said to him, 'Tenali, I did not $summon$ you before because I thought that this problem will be too simple.
But since no one has been able to find the solution, it is up to you now. Find the difference between these dolls.' Tenali took the three dolls and went away.
The problem proved difficult for Tenali too, but at last, after a lot of effort, he figured out the difference.
He went to the court with the three dolls on the day that the merchant had to return. Then, he announced in front of the whole court that he had found the difference between the dolls. He said, 'These three dolls are different because one of them is good, one medium and one bad.' When everyone asked Tenali that which doll was which, he showed them a tiny hole that was present in the ears of each of the dolls.
What the merchant from a foreign kingdom had heard from many people about the ministers of the court of Krishna Deva Raya ?
The ministers are lazy and do not look after the kingdom properly.
The ministers are honest and take care of people properly
The ministers are industrious
The ministers are very wise
None of these
The great king Krishna Deva Raya had a lot of wise ministers in his court. The wisest of them was Tenali Rama. One day, a merchant came to the king's court from a foreign kingdom. He saluted the king and then said, 'Your Majesty, I have heard from many people that you have very wise ministers in your court.
But with your permission, I would like to test the wisdom of your ministers.' This aroused the king's interest and he gave the merchant his permission. The merchant gave the king three dolls that looked identical. He said, 'Though these dolls look similar, they are different in some way. If your ministers can find out the difference, I will bow to their wisdom. But if they can't, I will assume that there are no wise ministers in your court. I will be back in thirty days for the answer.'
The king asked all of his ministers except Tenali Rama to assemble. He gave them the three dolls and told them to find the difference in them in three days' time. But at the end of three days, none of the ministers could figure out the difference. The king got worried and called Tenali Rama. He said to him, 'Tenali, I did not $summon$ you before because I thought that this problem will be too simple.
But since no one has been able to find the solution, it is up to you now. Find the difference between these dolls.' Tenali took the three dolls and went away.
The problem proved difficult for Tenali too, but at last, after a lot of effort, he figured out the difference.
He went to the court with the three dolls on the day that the merchant had to return. Then, he announced in front of the whole court that he had found the difference between the dolls. He said, 'These three dolls are different because one of them is good, one medium and one bad.' When everyone asked Tenali that which doll was which, he showed them a tiny hole that was present in the ears of each of the dolls.
What the merchant intended to do with the ministers that aroused the king's interest ?
The merchant intended to serve as minister in the court.
The merchant sought permission to test the wisdom of ministers
The merchant was of foreign origin and he intended to establish trade between the two kingdoms
The merchant was himself a wise person and he proposed to guide the ministers.
None of these
The great king Krishna Deva Raya had a lot of wise ministers in his court. The wisest of them was Tenali Rama. One day, a merchant came to the king's court from a foreign kingdom. He saluted the king and then said, 'Your Majesty, I have heard from many people that you have very wise ministers in your court.
But with your permission, I would like to test the wisdom of your ministers.' This aroused the king's interest and he gave the merchant his permission. The merchant gave the king three dolls that looked identical. He said, 'Though these dolls look similar, they are different in some way. If your ministers can find out the difference, I will bow to their wisdom. But if they can't, I will assume that there are no wise ministers in your court. I will be back in thirty days for the answer.'
The king asked all of his ministers except Tenali Rama to assemble. He gave them the three dolls and told them to find the difference in them in three days' time. But at the end of three days, none of the ministers could figure out the difference. The king got worried and called Tenali Rama. He said to him, 'Tenali, I did not $summon$ you before because I thought that this problem will be too simple.
But since no one has been able to find the solution, it is up to you now. Find the difference between these dolls.' Tenali took the three dolls and went away.
The problem proved difficult for Tenali too, but at last, after a lot of effort, he figured out the difference.
He went to the court with the three dolls on the day that the merchant had to return. Then, he announced in front of the whole court that he had found the difference between the dolls. He said, 'These three dolls are different because one of them is good, one medium and one bad.' When everyone asked Tenali that which doll was which, he showed them a tiny hole that was present in the ears of each of the dolls.
What made the king Krishna Deva Raya not to call Tenali Rama before to solve the merchant's query ?
The king thought that the problem was simple
The king intended to demoralise Tenali Rama
Tenali Rama was on tour to other kingdoms at that time
Other ministers were envious of Tenali's wisdom and hence they conspired against Tenali to the king
None of these
The great king Krishna Deva Raya had a lot of wise ministers in his court. The wisest of them was Tenali Rama. One day, a merchant came to the king's court from a foreign kingdom. He saluted the king and then said, 'Your Majesty, I have heard from many people that you have very wise ministers in your court.
But with your permission, I would like to test the wisdom of your ministers.' This aroused the king's interest and he gave the merchant his permission. The merchant gave the king three dolls that looked identical. He said, 'Though these dolls look similar, they are different in some way. If your ministers can find out the difference, I will bow to their wisdom. But if they can't, I will assume that there are no wise ministers in your court. I will be back in thirty days for the answer.'
The king asked all of his ministers except Tenali Rama to assemble. He gave them the three dolls and told them to find the difference in them in three days' time. But at the end of three days, none of the ministers could figure out the difference. The king got worried and called Tenali Rama. He said to him, 'Tenali, I did not $summon$ you before because I thought that this problem will be too simple.
But since no one has been able to find the solution, it is up to you now. Find the difference between these dolls.' Tenali took the three dolls and went away.
The problem proved difficult for Tenali too, but at last, after a lot of effort, he figured out the difference.
He went to the court with the three dolls on the day that the merchant had to return. Then, he announced in front of the whole court that he had found the difference between the dolls. He said, 'These three dolls are different because one of them is good, one medium and one bad.' When everyone asked Tenali that which doll was which, he showed them a tiny hole that was present in the ears of each of the dolls.
Which of the following is not True in the context of the given passage ?
The merchant gave the ministers three dolls to find the difference in them in thirty days' time
None of the ministers except Tenali Rama could find the difference.
Tenali Rama found the difference and showed a tiny hole present in the ears of each of the dolls
The merchant belonged to Egyptian kingdom
None of these
The great king Krishna Deva Raya had a lot of wise ministers in his court. The wisest of them was Tenali Rama. One day, a merchant came to the king's court from a foreign kingdom. He saluted the king and then said, 'Your Majesty, I have heard from many people that you have very wise ministers in your court.
But with your permission, I would like to test the wisdom of your ministers.' This aroused the king's interest and he gave the merchant his permission. The merchant gave the king three dolls that looked identical. He said, 'Though these dolls look similar, they are different in some way. If your ministers can find out the difference, I will bow to their wisdom. But if they can't, I will assume that there are no wise ministers in your court. I will be back in thirty days for the answer.'
The king asked all of his ministers except Tenali Rama to assemble. He gave them the three dolls and told them to find the difference in them in three days' time. But at the end of three days, none of the ministers could figure out the difference. The king got worried and called Tenali Rama. He said to him, 'Tenali, I did not $summon$ you before because I thought that this problem will be too simple.
But since no one has been able to find the solution, it is up to you now. Find the difference between these dolls.' Tenali took the three dolls and went away.
The problem proved difficult for Tenali too, but at last, after a lot of effort, he figured out the difference.
He went to the court with the three dolls on the day that the merchant had to return. Then, he announced in front of the whole court that he had found the difference between the dolls. He said, 'These three dolls are different because one of them is good, one medium and one bad.' When everyone asked Tenali that which doll was which, he showed them a tiny hole that was present in the ears of each of the dolls.
What should be the most appropriate title of the given passage ?
Kingdom of Krishna Deva Raya.
The foreign merchant's wisdom
Wisdom of Tenali Rama
Flourishing kingdom and wise ministers
None of these
The great king Krishna Deva Raya had a lot of wise ministers in his court. The wisest of them was Tenali Rama. One day, a merchant came to the king's court from a foreign kingdom. He saluted the king and then said, 'Your Majesty, I have heard from many people that you have very wise ministers in your court.
But with your permission, I would like to test the wisdom of your ministers.' This aroused the king's interest and he gave the merchant his permission. The merchant gave the king three dolls that looked identical. He said, 'Though these dolls look similar, they are different in some way. If your ministers can find out the difference, I will bow to their wisdom. But if they can't, I will assume that there are no wise ministers in your court. I will be back in thirty days for the answer.'
The king asked all of his ministers except Tenali Rama to assemble. He gave them the three dolls and told them to find the difference in them in three days' time. But at the end of three days, none of the ministers could figure out the difference. The king got worried and called Tenali Rama. He said to him, 'Tenali, I did not $summon$ you before because I thought that this problem will be too simple.
But since no one has been able to find the solution, it is up to you now. Find the difference between these dolls.' Tenali took the three dolls and went away.
The problem proved difficult for Tenali too, but at last, after a lot of effort, he figured out the difference.
He went to the court with the three dolls on the day that the merchant had to return. Then, he announced in front of the whole court that he had found the difference between the dolls. He said, 'These three dolls are different because one of them is good, one medium and one bad.' When everyone asked Tenali that which doll was which, he showed them a tiny hole that was present in the ears of each of the dolls.
Choose the word which is MOST SIMILAR in $MEANING$ to the word printed in $bold$ as used in the passage.
$Permission$
allowance
rejection
allow
permit
The great king Krishna Deva Raya had a lot of wise ministers in his court. The wisest of them was Tenali Rama. One day, a merchant came to the king's court from a foreign kingdom. He saluted the king and then said, 'Your Majesty, I have heard from many people that you have very wise ministers in your court.
But with your permission, I would like to test the wisdom of your ministers.' This aroused the king's interest and he gave the merchant his permission. The merchant gave the king three dolls that looked identical. He said, 'Though these dolls look similar, they are different in some way. If your ministers can find out the difference, I will bow to their wisdom. But if they can't, I will assume that there are no wise ministers in your court. I will be back in thirty days for the answer.'
The king asked all of his ministers except Tenali Rama to assemble. He gave them the three dolls and told them to find the difference in them in three days' time. But at the end of three days, none of the ministers could figure out the difference. The king got worried and called Tenali Rama. He said to him, 'Tenali, I did not $summon$ you before because I thought that this problem will be too simple.
But since no one has been able to find the solution, it is up to you now. Find the difference between these dolls.' Tenali took the three dolls and went away.
The problem proved difficult for Tenali too, but at last, after a lot of effort, he figured out the difference.
He went to the court with the three dolls on the day that the merchant had to return. Then, he announced in front of the whole court that he had found the difference between the dolls. He said, 'These three dolls are different because one of them is good, one medium and one bad.' When everyone asked Tenali that which doll was which, he showed them a tiny hole that was present in the ears of each of the dolls.
Choose the word which is MOST SIMILAR in $MEANING$ to the word printed in $bold$ as used in the passage.
$Announced$
declared
denounced
appeared
disappeared
dismayed
The great king Krishna Deva Raya had a lot of wise ministers in his court. The wisest of them was Tenali Rama. One day, a merchant came to the king's court from a foreign kingdom. He saluted the king and then said, 'Your Majesty, I have heard from many people that you have very wise ministers in your court.
But with your permission, I would like to test the wisdom of your ministers.' This aroused the king's interest and he gave the merchant his permission. The merchant gave the king three dolls that looked identical. He said, 'Though these dolls look similar, they are different in some way. If your ministers can find out the difference, I will bow to their wisdom. But if they can't, I will assume that there are no wise ministers in your court. I will be back in thirty days for the answer.'
The king asked all of his ministers except Tenali Rama to assemble. He gave them the three dolls and told them to find the difference in them in three days' time. But at the end of three days, none of the ministers could figure out the difference. The king got worried and called Tenali Rama. He said to him, 'Tenali, I did not $summon$ you before because I thought that this problem will be too simple.
But since no one has been able to find the solution, it is up to you now. Find the difference between these dolls.' Tenali took the three dolls and went away.
The problem proved difficult for Tenali too, but at last, after a lot of effort, he figured out the difference.
He went to the court with the three dolls on the day that the merchant had to return. Then, he announced in front of the whole court that he had found the difference between the dolls. He said, 'These three dolls are different because one of them is good, one medium and one bad.' When everyone asked Tenali that which doll was which, he showed them a tiny hole that was present in the ears of each of the dolls.
Choose the word which is MOST OPPOSITE in $MEANING$ to the word printed in bold as used in the passage.
$Summon$
repeat
ignore
defame
convene
send
The great king Krishna Deva Raya had a lot of wise ministers in his court. The wisest of them was Tenali Rama. One day, a merchant came to the king's court from a foreign kingdom. He saluted the king and then said, 'Your Majesty, I have heard from many people that you have very wise ministers in your court.
But with your permission, I would like to test the wisdom of your ministers.' This aroused the king's interest and he gave the merchant his permission. The merchant gave the king three dolls that looked identical. He said, 'Though these dolls look similar, they are different in some way. If your ministers can find out the difference, I will bow to their wisdom. But if they can't, I will assume that there are no wise ministers in your court. I will be back in thirty days for the answer.'
The king asked all of his ministers except Tenali Rama to assemble. He gave them the three dolls and told them to find the difference in them in three days' time. But at the end of three days, none of the ministers could figure out the difference. The king got worried and called Tenali Rama. He said to him, 'Tenali, I did not $summon$ you before because I thought that this problem will be too simple.
But since no one has been able to find the solution, it is up to you now. Find the difference between these dolls.' Tenali took the three dolls and went away.
The problem proved difficult for Tenali too, but at last, after a lot of effort, he figured out the difference.
He went to the court with the three dolls on the day that the merchant had to return. Then, he announced in front of the whole court that he had found the difference between the dolls. He said, 'These three dolls are different because one of them is good, one medium and one bad.' When everyone asked Tenali that which doll was which, he showed them a tiny hole that was present in the ears of each of the dolls.
Choose the word which is MOST OPPOSITE in $MEANING$ to the word printed in bold as used in the passage.
$Tiny$
small
big
little
ordered
disdainful