Saturday, 26 May 2012

10th class-cbse english (NCERT BOOK-First Flight)(short answers) chapter-10 (The Sermon At Benares)(Betty Renstaw)


Answer following questions in about 40 words.

Q1)Who was the Gautama Buddha?
Ans1) Gautama Buddha was a prince wose full name was Siddhartha Gautama. He started his schooling at the age of twelve and returned after four years. He was married to yashdodhara. They had a son and lived a happy, royal life.

Q2) While going for hunting what did Gautama see? Write down its effect?
Ans2) Gautama saw a sick man, an aged man, a funeral procession and a monk begging for alms. These sights shocked him deeply and he realized that the world is full of sorrows. He left the house and went out to seek enlightenment.

Q3) Why was Kisa Gotami wandering?
Ans3) Kisa Gostami was a lady who lost her only son. She was wandering in grief. She rushed from one house to another in search of medicines. But people called her insane.

Q4) What did the Buddha ask the lady to do?
Ans4) The Buddha asked the lady to bring a handful of mustard seed. But he warned her she must bring them from a house where no one had lost a child, husband, or a friend. Then he would help her.

Q5) What did Gotami feel on seeing the light of the city?
Ans5)Gotami went to many houses in search of mustard seeds but she failed to find a single house without a dead person. Then she sat down at the wayside and looked at the city. The city was bathing in the light. But when night fell, all light went off. She realized that the fate of men was like the light.

Some more questions for practice.

Answer following questions in about 40 words.

Q1) How did Gautama known as the Buddha?

Q2) What does the Buddha advice?

Q3) How does weeping and grieving affect us?

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