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1st Year English Lesson 8 The Gulistan of Sa’di MCQs Notes

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This post contains 1st Year English Lesson 8 The Gulistan of Sa’di MCQs Notes for Class 11 Students. The Gulistan of Saadi is written by Sheikh Sa’adi and Lesson No.8 in the 1st year English book. I am posting The Gulistan of Saadi MCQs for the students of Intermediate part 1. They can practice these multiple-choice questions to prepare for their exams. For all short stories notes, students can visit this page.

1st Year all subjects notes are also available at ilmihub. However, the students who specifically need English notes should go to 1st Year English Notes.

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11th Class English Chapter 8 The Gulistan of Saadi MCQs from Textbook Exercise

Here are 10 Objective Type Questions from The Gulistan of Saadi, Chapter 8 in 1st Year English Book 1.

The slave had never experienced any ______.

(A) Pleasure
(B) rule
(C) calamity
(D) war

(C) calamity

The boat started tossing means that the boat______.

(A) remained peaceful 
(B) started shaking
(C) started flying
(D) sank

(B) started shaking

The slave began to cry and tremble ______.

(A) in the joy of getting a reward
(B) by seeing others crying
(C) in fear of being drowned
(D) by the punishment

(C) in fear of being drowned

The slave was thrown into water ______.

(A) to catch a fish
(B) to experience the true danger of life
(C) to drink water
(D) to swim

(B) to experience the true danger of life

Who was Nushirvan?

(A) a slave
(B) an accountant
(C) a sergeant
(D) a king of Persia

(D) a king of Persia

Nushivan, the king, was famous for his ______.

(A) oppression
(B) injustice
(C) justice
(D) wickedness

(C) justice

“The foundation of oppression was small in the world” means ______.

(A) the condition of being ruled unjustly was found in the world
(B) the foundation of the building was small
(C) oppression was not deep-rooted
(D) there was little cruelty in the world

(C) oppression was not deep-rooted

The king fell seriously ill and all hopes of his recovery ______.

(A) enlightened
(B) were expected
(C) went out of existence
(D) faded

(C) went out of existence

For what purpose did the parents give consent to kill their son?

(A) for reputation
(B) for money
(C) to get rid of the naughty boy
(D) to escape the duty of bringing up the boy

(A) for reputation

On hearing the words of the boy the king could not control his ______.

(A) army
(B) rule
(C) people
(D) tears

(D) tears

The Gulistan of Sa’di Multiple Choice Questions from Kips Notes

Here are some additional Multiple Choice Questions from Kips Notes taken from The Gulistan of Saadi. Each question contains 4 possible options, find out the correct one.

“Sa’adi speaks to all nations and is v modern,” said Emerson.

(A) casual
(B) perpetually
(C) partially
(D) intellectually

(B) perpetually

The English scholars used Sa’di’s translated parable in their ______ books.

(A) philosophical
(B) divine
(C) literary
(D) trifling

(B) divine

Edwin Arnold has aptly described “The Gulistan” as “an intellectual pulao, a literary curry, a kebab of a ______ genius.”

(A) perpetual
(B) extraordinary
(C) universal
(D) versatile

(D) versatile

When the ______ lasted longer, the king also became displeased.

(A) dismay
(B) fury
(C) curiosity
(D) uneasiness

(D) uneasiness

The sergeant ordered the slave to be thrown into the water so that he could ______ the true danger of life.

(A) experience
(B) observe
(C) counter
(D) forget

(A) experience

The boy was brought to the altar and the executioner was directed to ______ him.

(A) hang
(B) persecute
(C) torture
(D) slaughter

(D) slaughter

“A son ______ the affection of his parents,” said the boy.

(A) looks up
(B) looks for
(C) looks to
(D) looks at

(C) looks to

“The parents have agreed to get my blood shed for the ______ of this world.”

(A) luxury
(B) pomp
(C) trifling
(D) trash

(D) trash

Who was Sheikh Sa’di?

(A) a novelist
(B) a poet
(C)  a playwright
(D) a storyteller

(D) a storyteller

Which version of “The Gulistan” of Sa’di became a love for the people?

(A) Persian
(B) French
(C) Latin and English
(D) Arabic

(C) Latin and English

In which language was “The Gulistan” of Sa’di originally written?

(A) in Greek
(B) in Latin
(C) in Persian
(D) in English

(C) in Persian

What had the slave not already experienced?

(A) a trip
(B) merriment
(C) a long journey
(D) a calamity

(D) a calamity

How did the people try to pacify the slave?

(A) by staring at him
(B) with kindness and affection
(C)  by threatening him
(D)  by beating him

(B) with kindness and affection

Who pacified the slave?

(A) the boatman
(B) the king
(C) a sergeant
(D) a passenger

(C) a sergeant

What happens to a tyrant?

(A) He becomes famous
(B) Fame kisses his feet
(C) He is dead
(D) The curse on him abides forever

(D) The curse on him abides forever

Why did the boy smile while he was being killed?

(A) he mocked the king.
(B) He wanted to console himself
(C) He knew he would be saved
(D) he complained to God about the king’s cruelty

(D) he complained to God about the king’s cruelty

A man does not realize the worth of safety from the ______ until he has tasted it.

(A) storm
(B) disease
(C) illness
(D) misfortune

(D) misfortune

Except for the slave, all the passengers remained ______.

(A) quiet
(B) horrified
(C) disturbed
(D) curious

(A) quiet

“For five eggs, which the king allows to be taken by force, ______ will put a thousand fowls on the spit.

(A) his courtiers
(B) his ministers
(C) the people belonging to his army
(D) the people of his country

(C) the people belonging to his army

What was needed to cure the king in the Gulistan of Sa’di?

(A) heart
(B) eye
(C) bile
(D) kidney

(C) bile

Who were sailing in the same boat?

(A) Persian slave and the writer
(B) a sergeant and a constable
(C) Persian slave ad the king
(D) Persian slave and the Mayer

(C) Persian slave ad the king

Relevant Notes

  1. The Gulistan of Saadi Urdu Translation
  2. The Gulistan of Saadi Short Questions
  3. The Gulistan of Saadi Synonyms Quiz

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