Birbal’s Khichdi Questions & Answers

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Birbal’s Khichdi Questions & Answers

  • Stooped – bent
  • Furlong – a unit measurement used to measure distance
  • Challenged – dared
  • Desperate – willing to do anything to change the bad situation
  • Sternly – strictly
  • Thundered – shouted
  • Reward – a gift money earned
  • Twigs – small, thin branches of a tree
  • Survive – stay alive
  • Realize – understand

Question 1: What were Emperor Akbar and Birbal doing one winter morning?

Answer: One winter morning, Emperor Akbar and Birbal were taking a walk along the lake.

Question 2: What did Birbal say to Emperor Akbar?

Answer: Birbal said to Emperor Akbar that, a man would do anything for money.

Question 3: What did Emperor Akbar challenge Birbal to?

Answer: Emperor Akbar challenged Birbal to find a person who would be willing to spend an entire night in the cold water of the lake for money.

Question 4: How did Birbal meet the challenge?

Answer: Birbal met the challenge by finding a poor man who readily agreed to spend a night in the cold water of the lake for a thousand gold coins which the Emperor would reward him with after the task is accomplished.

Question 5: Why did Emperor Akbar go to Birbal’s house?

Answer: The messenger informed the Emperor that Birbal would come to palace once the khichdi is cooked. After waiting for hours when still Birbal didn’t turn-up, Akbar became curious and went to Birbal’s house to check what actually he was up to.

Birbal’s Khichdi Questions & Answers

Question 6: Why did Emperor Akbar and his attendants laugh?

Answer: Emperor Akbar and his attendants laughed because they felt Birbal’s act as a foolish one. As he was sitting on the ground near some burning twigs, and trying to heat an earthen pot filled with khichdi that was hanging several feet above the fire.

Question 7: Read the line and answer the questions:

(a) Who said these words and to whom?

Answer: Birbal said these words to Emperor Akbar.

(b) What kind of person did he say he could find?

Answer: He said that he could find a person who would be willing to spend a night in the cold water of the lake for a handsome reward.

(c) What reward was promised to the person?

Answer: A handsome reward of thousand gold coins was promised to the person.

Question 8: Read the line and answer the questions:

(a) Who said these words and to whom?

Answer: Emperor Akbar said these words to Birbal.

(b) Where were they?

Answer: They were at Birbal’s house.

(c) What made the speaker say these words?

Answer: He said these words because he found Birbal trying to cook khichdi while hanging the pot several feet away from the fire.

(d) What was listener’s response?

Answer: Birbal said, the khichdi would be cooked in the same way taking heat from far away as the poor man took warmth from the lamp in the palace while standing furlong away in the cold lake water.

Question 9: How did Birbal make Emperor Akbar realize his mistake of not giving the poor man his reward?

Answer: Birbal did not come to the court the day after Emperor Akbar had refused to give the reward to the poor man by accusing him of cheating. When the messenger came from Birbal’s house and told the emperor that Birbal would come once the khichdi was cooked, Emperor Akbar went to Birbal’s house to see what he was up to after waiting for him for hours. When emperor Akbar and his attendants went to his house they found Birbal sitting on the ground near some burning twigs and an earthen pot filled with khichdi hanging several feet above the fire. It was impossible to cook the khichdi this way. When Emperor Akbar asked Birbal about it, Birbal told him that the khichdi could be cooked in the same way as the poor man took warmth from the palace lamp that was furlongs away. This way, Birbal could make Emperor Akbar realize his mistake.

So, these were Birbal’s Khichdi Questions & Answers.