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Q.1. Where did the shepherd live ?
The shepherd lived in a village in Iran.
Q.2. What did the shepherd do to the traveller ?
He took the traveller inside in the cave, gave him water to drink and a share of his meager food.
Q.3. How did the king reward him ?
The king rewarded him by appointing him a Governor of a small district.
Q.4. What did the other Governors tell the king about him ?
The other Governors told the king that he was dishonest and secretly took his share from the tax collection.
Q.5. What was there in the box ?
There was no silver, no gold but old blanket in the box.
Q. 6. What impressed the king when he met the shepherd ?
When the king met him, the shepherd welcomed him warmly. He took the king (disguised as a traveller) inside his cave and gave him water to drink and also shared his insufficient food with him. The shepherd’s wise conversation and hospitality impressed the king.
Q. 7. Why were the people astonished when the chest was opened ?
When the chest was opened, the people were astonished to see that it contained not the secretly collected treasure, but only an old blanket.
Q. 8. Write a few qualities that the shepherd possessed.
The shepherd possessed a lot of good qualities. He was poor and illiterate yet wise. He understood people’s sorrows and troubles and helped them to face their problems with courage. He gave sound advice to people. He was kind and just to all when he became the governor. He was friendly and hospitable to travellers. He was a fair and wise governor yet was humble.
Q. 9. Honesty and wisdom are great virtues which are rewarded at the end ? Support your answer with proper arguments.
It is true that honesty and wisdom are great virtues which are rewarded sooner or later. The shepherd was an honest and wise man. He shared his food with an unknown traveller and allowed him to sleep in his cave. As the stranger was the king, so he made shepherd governor of a small district. He rose to power, but remained as humble and calm as ever. He was kind and treated everyone equally with kindness.
The other governors were jealous of him and made conspiracy against him to defame him. The said he was dishonest and corrupt. But he remained humble to everyone and told them the truth. He opened the box to show everything. The king was pleased with the shepherd’s wisdom and made him the governor of a much bigger district. Thus, honesty and wisdom are great virtues which are rewarded sooner or later.