Directions (Q. 1-5) Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it.

“Uncle” said Luke to the old Sean, “You seem to be well fed, though I know no one looks after you. Nor have I seen you leave your residence at any time. Tell me how do you manage it?” “Because” Sean replied, “I have a good feed every night at the emperor’s orchard. After dark, I go there myself and pick out enough fruits to last a fortnight.” Luke proposed to accompany his uncle to the orchard. Though reluctant because of Luke’s habit of euphoric exhibition of extreme excitement, Sean agreed to take him along. At the orchard while Sean hurriedly collected the fruits and left, Luke on the other hand at the sight of unlimited supply of fruits was excited and lifted his voice which brought emperor’s men immediately to his side. They seized him and mistook him as the sole cause of damage to t he orchard. Although Luke reiterated that he was a bird of passage, they pounded him mercilessly before
setting him free.

1. How did old Sean manage to meet his food requirements?

By buying food from the market

His nephew Luke took care of his requirements

Luke brought fruits from the emperor’s orchard for Sean

He picked up fruits from the emperor’s orchard

None of these

2. Which of the following is not true in the context of the passage?


Sean was a poor and suffering man

Luke came to know about the orchard from his uncle

Sean initially hesitated to take his nephew along

Luke was finally set free

None of these

3. Why was Sean reluctant to take Luke along?

Because he was a selfish man

He feared that Luke’s reaction may alert the Emperor’s men

Because Luke could harm him

He wanted to bring fruits for Luke himself

None of these

4. How often did Sean visit the emperor’s orchard?


Once a month

In a period of two weeks

Everyday during midnight

None of these

5. Luke remained behind at the orchard because he

Was greedy and wanted to collect more fruits

Waited for the Emperor’s men to arrest him

Lost his composure and started expressing his feelings loudly

Had waited for his uncle to return

None of these