Answer the following questions.
1. Why was the king advised to go to magicians?
Answer: The king was advised to go to the magicians because some of the wise men thought that to decide the right time for doing something, it is necessary to look into the future and that only the magicians could do.
2. In answer to the second question, whose advice did the people say would be important to the king?
Answer: In answer to the second question, the people suggested seeking advice from councilors, the priest, and the doctors or his soldiers.
3. What suggestions were made in answer to the third question?
Answer: The suggestions that were made in answer to the third question were, to some people it was science while others choose to fight, and also some believe religious worship would be perfect.
4. Did the wise men win the reward? If not, why not?
Answer: No, the wise man did not win the reward because their answers were so different from each other and the king was not satisfied with the answers.
5. How did the king and the hermit help the wounded man?
Answer: The King washed the wound, covered the wound with his handkerchief, and kept on dressing the wound until the bleeding stopped. The king also brought fresh water and offer the bearded man to drink. The hermit helped the king to carry the wounded person into his hut and let him stay for the night.
6. (i) Who was the bearded man?
Answer: The bearded man was an enemy of the king. He wanted to take revenge from the king for his brother’s death and his seized property.
6. (ii) Why did he ask for the king’s forgiveness?
Answer: He asked for the king’s forgiveness because the king saved his life although he came up here to kill the king.
7. The king forgave the bearded man. What did he do to show his forgiveness?
Answer: The king showed his forgiveness by promising the man that he will send his servants and his doctor to look after him and also promised to return all of his property.
8. What were the hermit’s answers to the three questions?
Answer: To the first question, the hermit answered that the most important time is the now because it is the only time we have the power to act. To the second question, he continued that the most important person is the person you are with at that time, because no one knows what will happen in the future and whether we will meet anyone or not. And to the third question, he answered that the most important business is to do good to others because we have been sent to this world to do good to others.
The best answer which I liked is the third answer because helping someone in need is a beautiful act. It makes us a good person and brings sense to living stops.