Very Short Questions

Question 1 : Why did the king appoint the shepherd as the new governor of a district?

Answer : The king appointed the shepherd as the governor because of his wisdom. He wanted people like the shepherd to work for him.

Question 2 : How did the shepherd become famous in the country?

Answer : People used to take advice from him. He became famous for his wisdom, goodness, sympathy and friendly nature.

Question 3 : Why did the king become angry?

Answer : The king became angry after hearing the endless stories about the shepherd’s dishonesty and his iron box.

Question 4 : What did the shepherd mention about his blanket?

Answer : The shepherd mentioned that his blanket was his oldest friend and it will protect him any time from cold.

Question 5 : What was the condition of the new governor before meeting the king?

Answer : The new governor was a poor shepherd before meeting the king. He did not have even a small cottage and lived in a cave.

Short Questions

Question 1 : How did the shepherd impress the king in the cave?

Answer : The shepherd welcomed the king who was dressed as an ordinary shepherd. He took the traveller inside the cave, offered him water and food. The king rested for the night in the cave and was impressed by his hospitality.

Question 2 : What did the other governors tell the king about the new governor?

Answer : The other governors told the king that the new governor was dishonest and kept for himself some money which he collected as tax from the people. They said that his iron box contained the treasure that he had secretly collected.

Long Questions

Question 1 : Why did the king reward the shepherd twice in the story?

Answer : The king rewarded the shepherd twice. Firstly, he was impressed by the shepherd’s goodness and wisdom when he visited his cave and made him the governor of a small district.

Secondly, the king doubted the shepherd’s honesty after hearing false stories about him. He asked the shepherd the reason behind carrying an iron box and an old blanket.

The shepherd said that the box contained the blanket which was his oldest friend. The blanket will protect him any time. The king was pleased to hear the shepherd’s reply and made him the governor of a much bigger district.

Value Based Questions

Question 1 : Do you think honesty and wisdom are great virtues and rewarded at the end? Give reasons to support your answer.

Answer : Yes, honesty and wisdom are great values and 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. He was made the governor of small district. He rose to power, but remained as humble as ever. He was kid and treated everyone equally.

The other governors made conspiracy against him to defame him. They said he was dishonest and corrupt. But he remined humble to everyone and told them the truth. The king was pleased with the shepherd’s wisdom and made him the governor of a much bigger district. So, he was rewarded for his virtues.