Read the passages given below and answer the question that follow :
The Cricket and the Ants
It was summer and the cricket sat on an ear of wheat happily singing and enjoying the sun. He felt extremely sorry for the ants, who worked ceaselessly looking for grains of wheat to take back to their store. Poor things, they really did not know-how to enjoy life.
But soon the winter came and the thoughtless cricket had no food at all to eat. He would surely have died of hunger if it had not been for the generous ants who had given him some of their grain.
"Think of keeping something for the rainy days."
What was the cricket doing during the summer?
A He was sitting.
B He was singing and having fun.
C He felt sorry.
D None of the above.
Wind, come softly.
Don't break the shutters of the windows.
Don't scatter the papers.
Don't throw down the books on the shelf,
There, look what you did - you threw them all down.
You tore the pages of the books.
You brought rain again,
You're very clever at poking fun at weaklings.
Frail crumbling houses, crumbling doors, crumbling rafters, crumbling wood, crumbling bodies, crumbling lives, crumbling hearts the wind god winnows and crushes them all
He won't do what you tell him.
So, come, let's build strong homes,
Let's join the doors firmly.
Practice to firm the body.
Make the heart steadfast.
Do this, and the wind will be friends with us.
The wind blows out weak fires.
He makes strong fires roar and flourish.
His friendship is good.
We praise him every day. wind, come softly.
Complete the summary of the poem by picking the right option :
The poet urges the wind to blow __?__ because when it blows ____, it breaks the shutters of the windows, ____ the paper here and there and throws books down the shelf ____ their pages in the process. The poet chastises the wind for bringing in ____. The wind ____ and destroys the weak but gives ____ to the strong. The wind will not be able to ____. As if we make our bodies ____ and heart steadfast. Instead, like a ____ it will help us to be strong and determined. We will flourish in ____.
Read the following snippets and
answer the questions that follow
In 1961, earth tremors began to disturb the islanders. Then, a volcanic eruption forced the evacuation of the entire population. They were housed at a camp near Southampton.
What is the meaning of the word ‘evacuation’ as used in the above snippet?
B Mass departure