Short Passages Comprehension - VIII

Please study carefully the comprehension given below. The passages is followed by a set of questions choose the best answer to each question.

On the morning of 31st August, 1573, 3000 horsemen of the imperial Mughal army paused at the banks of the Sabarmati. The rebels, they were after, lay just beyond the swollen river but the soldiers were exhausted: they had traversed 960 kilometers of difficult terrain in nine days, riding almost continuously. Suddenly a warrior on a chestnut charger plunged into the raging torrent. As man and horse struggled on to the opposite bank, a thrill ran through the army. It was the emperor, Jalaluddin Akbar ! with a roar, the soldiers followed him across and within two days, they had put down the rebellion so thoroughly that Gujrat remained in Mughal hands for the next 185 years.

Ques 1. The rebels were camped :
(a) across the Sabarmati river
(b) on the banks of Sabarmati river
(c) in Gujrat
(d) in imperial Mughal courts

Ques 2. The expression ‘swollen river’ means :
(a) a river in flood
(b) a calm and serene river
(c) a deep river
(d) a shallow river

Ques 3. The Mughal soldiers didn’t cross the river because
(a) they were cowards
(b) they had joined hands with the rebels
(c) they were waiting for the king to arrive
(d) they were tired after a difficult journey

Ques 4. The sudden arrival of King Akbar :
(a) surprised the soldiers
(b) angered the soldiers
(c) dismayed the soldiers
(d) enthused the soldiers

Ques 5. The attack on the rebels turned out to be :
(a) a dismal failure
(b) a grand success
(c) of no particular significance
(d) an ordinary affair

Answers :
(1) (b), (2) (a), (3) (d), (4) (d), (5) (b).