The Three Questions question and answer

The Three Question (Questions and Answers)

The Three Question question and answer is a lesson written by Count Leo Tolstoy. This lesson is for 9th standard students. In this post we are going to discuss important notes of this lesson. We have also posted English Grammar notes for 9th class. To get more video lessons subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Comprehension 1

1. What thought came to the king?

Ans: The thought came to the king that he would never fail if he knew three things.

2. Write the three questions for which the king wanted to have answers.


1. What is the right time to begin something?

2. Who should a king listen to?

3. What is the most important thing for a king to do?

3. Was the king satisfied with the answers? If ‘yes’ why? If ‘no’ why?

Ans: ‘No’ he was not satisfied. Because many wise men answered his questions differently.

4. Who did the king decide to seek advice from?

Ans: The king decided to seek the advice of a certain hermit, who was widely known for his wisdom.

Comprehension 2

1. How did the king treat the wounded person?

Ans: The king and the hermit removed the man’s clothing. Washed and covered it with his handkerchief.

2. Why did the bearded man swear revenge on the king?

Ans: Because the king put his brother to death and seized his property.

3. Who had wounded the man and why?

Ans: The king’s body guard wounded the man. Because they recognized him as the enemy of their king.

4. Why did the man say that he would serve the king as his most faithful servant?

Ans: Because the king dressed his wounds and saved his life.

Comprehension 3

1. What did the king promise the man?

Ans: The king promised to give back the man his property.

2. The hermit said that the king had been answered. If you agree, what was the answer to the first question?

Ans: Yes, I agree. There is only one time that is important and that time is ‘Now’.

3. Why did the hermit say that he was the most important man?

Ans: Because the king took pity on hermit and dig the beds. The most important person is the person you are with at a particular moment.

4. According to the hermit ‘ now’ is the most important time. Why?

Ans: It is the most important time because it is the only time we have any power to act.

5. What according to the hermit was the most important business?

Ans: The most important business is to do that person good, because we are sent into this world for that purpose alone.

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