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Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow : 

Kisa Gotami had an only son and he died. In her grief she carried the dead child to all her neighbours, asking them for medicine, and the people said, "She has lost her senses. The boy is dead". At length, Kisa Gotami met a man who replied to her request, "I can't give thee medicine for thy child, but I know a physician who can". And the girl said, "Pray to tell me,sir; who is it" And the man replied, "Go to Sakyamuni, the Buddha." Kisa Gotami repaired to the Buddha and cried, "Lord and Master, give me the medicine that will cure my boy."

1. Why was Lisa Gotami in grief ?

a. Kisa Gotami was in grief because her son was dead.

b. Kisa Gotami was in grief because her daughter was dead.

c. Kisa Gotami was in grief because her husband was dead.

d. Lisa Gotami was in grief because her brother was dead.

2. What did she ask of all her neighbours?

a. She asked all her neighbours for money.

b. She asked all her neighbours for food.

c. She asked all her neighbours for medicine.

d. She asked all her neighbours for clothes.

3. What had happened to Lisa Gotami's only son?

a. Kisa Gotami's only son was sick.

b. Kisa Gotami's only son was dead.

c. Kisa Gotami's only son was paralysed.

d. Kisa Gotami's only son was unconscious.

4. Who did she carry her dead child to in her grief ?

a. She carried her dead child to all her neighbours to find money.

b. She carried her dead child to all her neighbours to find clothes.

c. She carried her dead child to all her neighbours to find food.

d. She carried her dead child to all her neighbours to find a medicine.

5. What did the Buddha want Lisa Gotami to understand?

a. Buddha said that death is common to all mortals. You cannot avoid it. No amount of lamenting and weeping can bring back the dead. To obtain peace of mind, overcome all sorrows.

b. Buddha said that death is temporary.

c. Buddha said that death is a disaster.

d. Buddha said that death is a way to meet God.

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1. a. Kisa Gotami was in grief because her son was dead.

2. c. She asked all her neighbours for medicine.

3. b. Kisa Gotami's only son was dead.

4. d. She carried her dead child to all her neighbours to find a medicine.

5. a. Buddha said that death is common to all mortals. You cannot avoid it. No amount of lamenting and weeping can bring back the dead. To obtain peace of mind, overcome all sorrows.

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