Q.1.What was the reaction of the cruel old couple on seeing the dead kitten in the plot, the ashes that made trees bloom?
(a) They were delighted
(b) They got scared
(c) They got infuriated
(d) They wept inconsolably
Q.2. The old woman made a cushion of ________ crape for her pet dog, Muko.
Q.3. The farmer was lovable as ________.
(a) man could ever be
(b) the dog gave him gold
(c) he was kind
(d) the neighbours helped him
Q.4. Was the good old couple in the story The Ashes That Made Trees Bloom sad at their dog's death? Why?
Q.5. How did it help him next? Answer in the context of Ashes That Made Trees Bloom.
Q.6. The old couple fed their pet dog with tidbits of ________ from their own chopsticks. (The ashes that made trees bloom)
(a) Red Meat
Q.7. What happened when the wicked man sprinkled the ashes?
(a) The tree blossomed
(b) It began to swing
(c) Dead leaves became alive
(d) Caused sneezing and choking
Q.8. How did the old couple become rich? Answer in the context of The Ashes That Made Trees Bloom.
Q.9. What two things did spirit of the dog show them? (The Ashes That Made Trees Bloom)
Q.10. Read the passage and answer the following questions:
He sprinkled a pinch of ashes on it, and lo! It sprouted blossoms until it became a cloud of pink blooms which perfumed the air. The news of this filled the village, and everyone runs out to see the wonder. The covetous couple also heard the story, and, gathering up the ashes.....
(i) Who has been referred to as 'he' in the above lines?
(ii) What had been burnt down to form the ashes?
(iii) 'It' sprouted blossoms. What has been referred to as 'it' in the given lines?
(iv) What is the wonder that has been referred to in the given lines?