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CBSE Notes 2011-2012 » VIII-English

The Ant and the Cricket

Says the ant to the cricket, "I'm your servant and friend, But we ants never borrow ; we ants never ...

Multiple choice question

Says the ant to the cricket, "I'm your servant and friend, But we ants never borrow ; we ants never lend. But tell me, dear cricket, did you lay nothing by When the weather was warm ?" Quoth the cricket, "Not I !
1. Do you think that the ant's behaviour was like that of a servant or was it like that of a friend ?
(a) a servant (b) a friend
(c) both (d) neither
2. What do the ants not do according to the passage ?
(a) don't borrow (b) neither borrow nor lend
(c) don't lend (d) don't help.
3. The ant scolded the Cricket because
(a) he never lent (b) he never borrowed
(c) he never saved (d) he was foolish.
4. The word 'Quoth' means
(a) wept (b) laughed
(c) said (d) asked.

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