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Read the Following Extract and Answer the Questions Given Below - English

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Read the following extract and answer the questions given below
What makes a nation's pillars high
And its foundations strong?
What makes it mighty to defy
The foes that round it throng?
It is not gold. Its kingdoms grand
Go down in battle shock;
Its shafts are laid on sinking sand,
Not on abiding rock.

(1) Why are the wealthy kingdoms unstable'? (1)

(2) Do you feel wars are the only solution to the problems between nations'? Explain. (1)

(3) Give the rhyming scheme used in the extract.  (1)

(4) Pick out the words/expressions related to the mighty kingdom.  (1)

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Solution

(1) Ans. The wealthy kindgdoms are unstable because they are destroyed in battles.

(2) Ans. I disagree with the statement and believe that wars are not the solutions to solve the problems between nations. Infact, war can never give any end solution for any issues. If there are issues or disputes between nations we should peacefully come together, discuss the issue & then
come to a final conclusion that what can be done. Wars can only destroy a nation & its people but can never resolve any problem.

(3) Ans. The rhyme scheme used in the extract is abab.

(4) Ans. It is not gold. Its kingdoms grand 
Go down in battle shock; 

Concept: Reading Skill
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