Comprehension Questions

 

1. Enumerate instances in which we do not generally show courage

 

Input

 

i. siding with the truth

ii. pointing out the faults of near ones

iii. pointing out the faults of high status people

iv. siding with a weak person who is saying the truth

v. admitting faults

vi. admitting that we do not know the answer to a question

vii. making a commitment that we cannot honour

viii. going against cherished beliefs that we hold for fear of others

ix. asking seemingly stupid questions fearing others may laugh at us

x. showing boldness because of a handicap

xi. facing the trials of life

xii. feeling shy in asking for help from near ones

xiii. thinking “will people say …”

xiv. feel shy in expressing an opinion

xv. sharing weaknesses with closest people

xvi. living on others priorities and not according to our own

xvii. taking risks

xvii. having the courage to forgive

xviii getting angry when someone lower in status points out our faults

xix. admitting mistakes even if done repeatedly

xx. showing the courage to remain second

xxi. being persistent and never giving up

xxii when our life is required to save the life of an animal

xxiii exhibiting the courage to face trials

 

2. How can courage be acquired?

 

Input

 

i. fearing God only

ii. becoming a person of integrity

iii. making the cause of truth dearer to us

iv. listing our fears

v. learning to face fears

vi. Desensitizing our selves to our fears. There is a technique called “systematic desensitization” which is used to treat phobias and fears. In this technique, we repeatedely do an act that we fear. This conquers our fears and builds our confidence each time we repeat the action.

vii. following our conscience

viii. reading inspirational stories of courage

ix. never giving up

x. gathering our allies and like-minded

 

3. Draw the portrait of a courageous person

 

Input

 

i. takes risk

ii. commands respect

iii. takes big steps in life

iv. confident

v. always hopeful even when there is no hope

 

 

Quiz Marking Scheme

 

How Courageous are you?

 

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i. (0)

ii. (10)

iii. (8)

iv. (2)

 

2.

i. (0)

ii. (2)

iii. (10)

iv. (8)

 

3.

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ii. (2)

iii. (8)

iv. (10)

 

4. 

i. (10)

ii. (2)

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iv. (5)

 

5.

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ii. (10)

iii. (2)

 

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ii. (2)

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iii. (8)

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ii. (7)

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iv. (10)

 

10.

i. (10)

ii. (8)

iii. (2)

iv. (0)

 

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