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Read the Following Extract and Answer the Questions Given Below:Not Gold but Only Men Can Make - English

Answer in Brief

Read the following extract and answer the questions given below:

Not gold but only men can make
A people great and strong;
Men who for truth and honor's sake
Stand fast and suffer long.

Brave men who work while others sleep,
Who dare while others fly ...
They build a nation's pillars deep
And lift them to the sky.

(1) What do you think is the underlying message of the extract?

(2) Which qualities of great men would you like to imbibe in you?

(3) Give the rhyming pairs of words of the first stanza.

(4) Pick out the expressions from the extract which show the hard work of brave men.

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Solution

(1) The underlying message of the extract is that brave men work hard, are stadfast and suffer. These are the men who build the pillars of the nation and lift the nation to great heights.
 
(2) I would like to be brave, honest and hardworking. I would also like to have the qualities of pride in my country and patriotism.

(3) Rhyming pairs of words: make - sake, strong - long.
 
(4) The expressions from the extract showing the hard work of great men are: They work while others sleep; who dare while others fly.
Concept: Reading Skill
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