Comprehension Questions

 

1. Enumerate instances in which we generally show selfishness

 

Input

 

i. not giving time to our children and to our parents

ii. not showering praises on others’ good deeds

iii. not solving the problems of others especially when we can

iv. not returning a favour

v. bribing to get a thing that we do not deserve

vi. a student is selfish when he does not share his notes

vii. not spending on the poor fearing poverty

viii. not sharing our blessings / talents

ix. not taking interest in the problems of the society in general

x. asking other people to be stingy

xi. spouse – not showing empathy to the needs of one another

xii. when we do not entertain guests the way we should

xiii. disturbing neighbours  pets / civil works / weddings / mosques

xiv. showing greed for public office

xv  not making dua for others as much as we can

xix. not smiling enough

 

2. Suggest practical ways to become selfless

 

Input

 

i. spending what is dear to us

ii. thinking of God’s reward in the Hereafter

iii. making a list of things in which we are selfish and then trying to correct each area

iv. making it a point to do regular voluntary work

v. suggesting to our selves that being selfless will make us forget our own pains

vi. reading stories of selfless people

vii. seeking the company of selfless people

viii. spending generously on others, in particular those in need

ix. hiding our virtuous acts

x. not taking credit of the noble acts we do

xi. returning a favour with more

xii. keep thanking God

xiii. disposing off extra things of our house by giving them in charity

xiii. becoming selfish where selfishness is praiseworthy: seeking forgiveness from God

xiv. donating blood

xv. donating organs

 

3. Draw the portrait of a selfish person.

 

Input

 

i. greedy

ii. conniving

iii. no regard for the society

iv. coward

v. stingy

vi. narcissist / egotistic

vii. manipulative / scheming

viii. calculative and accumulating possessions

ix. jealous of others

x. no mental peace

xi. friend to no one.

 

 

Quiz Marking Scheme

 

How Selfless are you?

 

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