11th Class English Chapter 8 The Gulistan of Sadi Short Questions and Answers
In this post, you will find The Gulistan of Sa’di Questions and Answers for FA, FSC 1st year students. This short story is Lesson 8 in the textbook of Class 11. In fact, this chapter is a set of 3 moral stories. I have shared the introduction and short questions and answers of this lesson in this post. I have also shared Short Stories Notes for FSC, Part 1 students. However, if you need complete English Notes, you should visit this post.`
Introduction – The Gulistan of Saadi Summary for FA, FSC 1st Year
Sheikh Sa’di was a great storyteller (narrator). He speaks to all nations and is perpetually (forever) modern, said Emerson. He thought of the Gulistan as one of the bibles of the world, for he found in it the universality (generality) of moral (ethical) law. the Gulistan translated in Latin and English, became a love for the people. It is interesting to note that English scholars used Sa’di’s translated parables (fables) in their divine books till it was discovered to be an English translation of a Latin version (edition) of Persian origin. Edwin Arnold has aptly (appropriately) described (explained) Gulistan in culinary (cookery) terms (vocabularies) as “an intellectual (scholarly) Pilaf (rice), a literary (fictional) curry (a meat dish); a kebab of a versatile (multipurpose) genius (intellect)”. The readers are sure to enjoy these parables as food for thought.
Chapter 8 – The Gulistan of Sa’di Questions and Answers For FSC Part 1
Hereunder are 06 Questions with Answers from Textbook exercise and 19 Question Answers of The Gulistan of Saadi from Kips English Notes
Q.1 What was the advice given by Nushirvan to his people?
Ans. Nushirvan advised his people to pay for their purchases. He said that the foundation of oppression was small in the world but that gave way to greater exploitation. He said a tyrant does not remain in the world but the curse on him abides forever.
Q.2 What was the remedy suggested by the physicians for the disease of the king?
Ans. The physicians suggested that the disease of the king could only be cured by means of the bile of a person endowed with certain qualities.
Q.3 Why did the boy look to the sky and smile?
Ans. The boy looked the sky and smiled because his own parents had sold him to the king and the Qazi had issued order to shed his blood. Now he had no one to turn to and complain against the brutality except God Almighty.
Q.4 What should be the role of a Qazi?
Ans. The role of a Qazi is to impart justice to all. He should be just, unprejudiced and impartial. He should not discriminate between the rich and the poor or between the slave and the king.
Q.5 Why did the king weep?
Ans. The king could not control his tears when the boy said that he had no one to look to for justice except God when his own parents, the Qazi, and the King himself had turned against him.
Q.6 How did the king recover?
Ans. The king said that it was better for him to die than to shed the blook of an innocent boy. He presented the boy with a lot of wealth and let him go. It is said that the king also recoverd within a week.
Question Answers from Kips Exercise for Practice for Class 11 Students
Q.1 Who was Sheikh Sa’di and what is the theme of the Gulistan?
Ans. Sheikh Sa’di was a great storyteller of Persia. The theme of “The Gulistan” is to teach moral values to people by means of parables.
Q.2 What did Emerson think about “The Gulistan”?
Ans. Emerson thought of “The Gulistan” as one of the bibles of the world for the found in it “the university of moral law.”
Q.3 How long did the English scholars use Sa’di’s parables in their divine books?
Ans. The English scholars used Sa’di’s parables in their divine books till it was discovered that it was an English translation of a Latin version of the Persian origin.
Q.4 What did Edwin Arnold say about “The Gulistan”?
How has Edwin Arnold described “The Gulistan” of Sa’di?
Ans. Edwin Arnold described “The Gulistan” as “an intellectual pulao, a literary curry, a kebab of a versatile genius”.
Q.5 What happened to the boat during the voyage?
Ans. During the voyage, the boat was hit by a storm. It started tossing violently.
Q.6 Why did the slave begin to cry?
Ans. The slave began to cry in fear of being drowned as the boat was hit by a storm and was tossing badly.
Q.7 What did the sergeant do to pacify the slave?
Ans. The sergeant ordered the slave to be thrown into the water and when he was pulled back into the boat, he sat quietly in a corner of the boat.
Q.8 Who was Nushirvan and what was he famous for?
Ans. Nushirvan was the king of Persia. He was famous for his justice.
Q.9 What did the boy ask Nushirvan when Nushirvan asked him to pay for the salt?
Ans. When the king ordered the boy to pay for the salt he asked the king what harm could come from such a trifling demand.
Q.10 How did the king get the consent of the parents for the slaying of their son?
Ans. The king got the consent of the parents by giving them a huge amount of wealth.
Q.11 What did the boy do when he was going to be slaughtered?
Ans. When the boy was going to be slaughtered he looked towards the sky and smiled. In this way, he tried to seek justice from God Almighty.
Q.12 What did Nushirvan tell his people about oppression?
Ans. He said that the foundation of oppression in the world was small; whoever enlarged it so that it reached its present magnitude was at fault.
Q.13 What did English scholars discover about Sa’di’s translated parables?
Ans. They discovered that the parables they had been using in their divine books were an English translation of a Latin version of the Persian origin.
Q.14 Why did Nushirvan ask the boy to pay for the salt?
Ans. Nushirvan asked the boy to pay for the salt less it should become a custom and the village be ruined.
Q.15 What was the effect of the disturbance of the slave on the king?
Ans. The king was displeased because of the disturbance of the slave who in fear of being drowned started crying and trembling.
Q.16 How did the slave behave after being pulled back into the boat?
Ans. After being pulled back into the boat the slave sat down in a corner and remained quiet.
Q.17 What did the boy reply when the king asked him as to why he smiled?
Ans. The boy replied that he sought refuge from God Almighty as his parents, the Qazi and the King had decided to slaughter him.
Q.18 What was the effect of the storm on the passengers?
Ans. All the passengers remained quiet. However, they felt disturbed when the slave started crying in fear of being drowned.
Q.19 What did the sergeant say when the king asked for the secret of his action?
Ans. The sergeant said that before being thrown into the sea the slave did not know the safety of the boat.
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