Q.1. He’s gone mad! Why did Gopal’s wife say so?
(a) He smeared himself with ash
(b) He was half shaven
(c) All of these
(d) He wore torn clothes
Correct options is (c)
Gopal became half-shaven, covered himself with ash, and wore torn clothes before going to buy a fish.
Q.2. Who got angry to hear people talking only about Hilsa fish?
Correct options is (c)
When the king heard his courtiers talking about Hilsa-fish he lost his temper (got angry).
Q.3. What was the king’s reaction when he came to know that he had lost the challenge? Answer according to the story Gopal and The Hilsa Fish?
The king was happy about it and congratulated Gopal for winning the challenge.
Q.4. How did the king suspect Gopal's cleverness?
Gopal was a clever man. But the king suspected his cleverness. He said that even Gopal was not so clever as to stop people from talking about hilsa-fish.
Q.5. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow each of them:
Gopal was brought before the king. It’s Gopal. The man has lost his mind! I think it’s one of his crazy jokes. All right, Gopal. Out with it! Why are you dressed up in this ridiculous fashion? Your Majesty, you seem to have forgotten something !
(i) Where was Gopal brought?
(ii) What was supposed to have happened to the man?
(iii) What did the king think?
(iv) What did Gopal say to the king?
(v) Find the word from the above passage that means the same as funny.
(i) Gopal was brought before the king.
(ii) It was supposed that the man had lost his mind as he was dressed ridiculously.
(iii) The king thought it to be one of Gopal’s crazy jokes.
(iv) Gopal said to the king that he seemed to have forgotten something.
(v) The word ‘Ridiculous' from the passage means the same as funny
Q.6. Before going out to buy a Hilsa fish Gopal ________.
(a) smeared himself with ash
(b) All of these
(c) wore torn clothes
(d) half shaved his face
Correct options is (b)
Before going to but the hilsa fish Gopal wore torn clothes, became half-shaven, and covered himself with ash.
Q.7. The king had to order his ________ to allow him in. (Gopal and The Hilsa Fish)
(b) mad man
Correct options is (a)
The gatekeepers refused to let Gopal in and some people wanted to throw him out. The king had to order his servants to let him in.
Q.8. The man carrying the fish seemed to be:
(a) more important
(b) a vendor
(c) a fish seller
(d) a mad man
Correct options is (d)
The man carrying the fish seemed to be a mad man as he dressed like a madman.
Q.9. How did the fishmongers lure the customers to buy Hilsa? Write your answer in the context of Gopal and The Hilsa Fish.
The fishmongers lured the customers by saying that the price had been down that day.
Q.10. Why did Gopal's wife find his activities strange?
Gopal had half-shaven his face and smeared ash over himself. He had put on rags and was looking disgraceful. She asked Gopal the reason for such weird acts. She tried to stop him from going out like that but Gopal told her that he was going to buy a Hilsa-fish. At last, she concluded that Gopal had gone mad.
|1. What is the story of "Gopal and The Hilsa Fish"?|
|2. What is the moral of the story "Gopal and The Hilsa Fish"?|
|3. What is the significance of the hilsa fish in the story?|
|4. How does Gopal react to the hilsa fish's plea?|
|5. What lesson can we learn from the story "Gopal and The Hilsa Fish"?|