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TN State Board 11th English Model Question Paper 5
- The question paper comprises of four parts.
- You are to attempt all the parts. An internal choice of questions is provided wherever applicable.
- questions of Part I, II. III and IV are to be attempted separately
- Question numbers 1 to 20 in Part I are objective type questions of one -mark each. These are to be answered by choosing the most suitable answer from the given four alternatives and writing the option code and the corresponding answer
- Question numbers 21 to 30 in Part II are two-marks questions. These are to be answered in about one or two sentences.
- Question numbers 31 to 40 in Parr III are three-marks questions, These are to be answered in about three to five short sentences.
- Question numbers 41 to 47 in Part IV are five-marks questions. These are to be answered) in detail. Draw diagrams wherever necessary.
Time: 3.00 Hours
Maximum Marks: 90
PART – I
I. Answer all the questions. [20 × 1 = 20]
Choose the correct synonym for the underlined words from the options given.
Her silver locks were scattered untidily over her pale, puckered face.
It is the efficiency rather than the inefficiency of human memory that compels my wonder.
we have to re-call the struggles of the past and realize the perils and possibilities.
Choose the correct antonym for the underlined words from the options given.
The other teams had already completed their weight in, which is compulsory for all players.
The staff looked so prosperous and unsympathetic.
It was at this point that my wife looked at me with an expression of wonder – not anger or exasperation.
Choose the clipped form of “Demonstration”.
Choose the right definition for the given term “Pathologist”.
(a) one who studies diseases
(b) one who studies insects
(c) one who studies earthquake
(d) one who studies birds
(a) one who studies diseases
Choose the meaning of the idiom “Back to the wall”.
(a) In serious difficulty
(b) abandoning one who is in difficulty
(c) try any mkhod to overcome a crisis
(d) sign of something going wrong
(a) In serious difficulty
Choose the meaning of the foreign word in the sentence:
Talking business at dinner is a “faux pas” in France.
(b) social blunder
(d) secret session
(b) social blunder
Choose the word from the options given to form a compound word with “toll”.
Form a new word by adding a suitable prefix to the root word “audible”.
Choose the expanded form of “GST”.
(a) Goods and Service Trade
(b) Goods and Savings Term
(c) Goods and Service Tax
(d) Good Social Tax
(c) Goods and Service Tax
Choose the Tri-syllabic word.
Form a new word by adding a suitable suffix to the root word – accident.
Replace the underlined word choosing the most appropriate phrasal verb.
The meeting will continue in your absence.
(a) carry on
(b) carry out
(c) carry off
(d) carry in
(a) carry on
Choose the unclipped form of ‘mark’.
Complete the following sentence with the most appropriate phrase.
He played ……….. his illness.
(a) in case of
(b) in spite of
(c) in the event of
(d) with regards to
(b) in spite of
Choose the most appropriate question tag for the following sentence.
Cities are increasingly becoming urbanised, ………?
(a) don’t they
(b) do they
(c) aren’t they
(d) are they
(c) aren’t they
Complete the following sentence choosing the most appropriate modal verb.
Bharath ……….. like to meet the celebrity.
Part – II
II. Answer any seven of the following: [7 × 2 = 14]
(i) Read the following sets of poetic lines and answer any four of the following. [4 × 2 = 8]
“If this belief from heaven be sent,
If such be Nature’s holy plan.”
(a) What is the figure of speech implied in this line.
(b) Why does the poet call it ‘holy’?
(b) The poet believes that the harmonious, peaceful and happy co-existence of birds, plants, trees and brooks soothes the troubled mind of man. So, the poet feels as if he were inside a sacred place when he is in the woods. So, he calls the plan‘holy’.
“For he’s a fiend in feline shape, a monster of depravity
(a) Identify the poem and the poet.
(b) Explain the phrase ‘monster of depravity’.
(a) Poem : Macavity – The Mystery Cat Poet: T.S. Eliot.
(b) Satan is called the master of depravity. T.S. Eliot calls Macavity, the master of depravity. He means that the cat is an embodiment of evil. He is wicked, all the time involved in doing something evil.
“A life that knows no kneeling and bending We are proud and feel so tall”
(a) What kind of a life, does the poet talk about?
(b) Pick out the alliterated words.
(a) The poet talks about the ordinary people who do not bend before.the mighty. They defy authority and power in order to defend truth.
(b) knows and kneeling are the alliterated words.
“And nothing can we call our own but death And that small model of the barren earth”
(a) Pick out the rhyming words in these lines.
(b) What is the small model of the barren earth?
(a) call, small and death, earth are rhyming words.
(b) The human body is the small model of barren earth.
“But now they only laugh with their teeth,
While their ice-block-cold eyes…”
(a) Who are ‘they’?
(b) Identify the figure of speech used here.
(a) They are modem people.
(b) ‘Ice block cold eyes’ has been used as a metaphor. It implies that the man who laughs with his ice cold block eyes has no real emotions.
“With all my heart I do admire Athletes who sweat for fun or hire”
(а) Whom does the poet admire?
(b) For what reason do the athletes sweat?
(a) The poet admires athletes who play games.
(b) The athletes play and sweat for fun or money.
(ii) Do as directed (any three) [3 × 2 = 6]
Rewrite the following dialogue in reported form.
Taj : Where are you going now?
Harsha : I am going to the library. Are you coming with me.
Taj asked Harsha where he was going then. Harsha replied that he was going to the library and enquired whether he was coming with her.
Rewrite the following sentence in its passive form.
Kaleel wrote a letter to the editor.
A letter to the editor was written by Kaleel.
Combine the sentences using ‘if’.
Ragavi did not come yesterday. She was ill.
If Ragavi had not been ill, she would have come yesterday.
Transform the following into a complex sentence.
Balaji was too tired to work.
Balaji was so tired that he could not work.
PART – III
III. Answer any seven of the following: [7 × 3 = 21]
(i) Explain any two of the following with Reference to the Context: [2 × 3 = 6]
“In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughts
Bring sad thoughts to the mind.”
Reference : These lines are from the poem “Lines Written in Early Spring” written by William Wordsworth.
Context: William Wordsworth was inspired in a small woodland grove, a landscape of beauty. He came upon this spot when walking near Alford village. While sensing the blissful mood and happiness of birds, plants, creepers and the murmuring brook, he juxtaposed what humans did to their kind in Napoleonic wars and amidst happy nature couldn’t help feeling sad. At that occasion, he said these words.
Explanation: The poet was captivated by the celestial beauty of the woodland near Alford village. The chirping of birds, the blooming flowers and the brooks expressed their ecstasy of being alive. But their charm, peace and contentment made Wordsworth compare the lives of war-mongers. Suddenly he became sad.
“I have learned to wear my faces Like dresses …”
Reference : These lines are from the poem “Once Upon a Time” written by Gabriel Okara.
Context : The poet says these words while admitting how he himself started putting on appearances to conform to the changed attitude of people in modem times.
Explanation : The poet registers his displeasure over the negative changes that have influenced the behaviour of adults. The adults have mastered the art of changing their facial expressions according to the situations merely to ensure social acceptance. The poet also has started wearing faces like dresses, changing them according to fashion and season and almost daily. He regrets his hypocrisy but is helpless.
“Our lands, our lives, and all, are Bolingbroke’s,
And nothing can we call our own but death;”
Reference : These lines are from the poem “The Hollow Crown” by William Shakespeare. The poem is an excerpt from the play “Richard II”.
Context: Richard II after being defeated by his rebellious cousin Bolingbroke says these words in dejection.
Explanation : Henry II is routed in the war. Some of his loyal nobles try to cheer him up. But Richard II faces the hard reality. He openly admits his failure. He says their lands, lives and all belong to the victor Bolingbroke. They can call nothing but death as their own.
(ii) Answer any two of the following questions briefly: [2 × 3 = 6]
Why did the grandmother accompany the author to school?
Grandma was a pious lady. The school was attached to the temple. So, the grandmother accompanied the author to his school. While he learnt letters of alphabets, she spent her time inside the temple reciting prayers and telling the beads of her rosary.
What is a tight corner? What happens when one finds oneself in a tight corner?
Tight comer is a difficult situation. When one finds oneself in a tight comer, one worries and thinks seriously about the ways of getting out of it.
When does human memory work with less than its usual capacity?
Human memory works with less than its usual capacity in matters like taking medicine. The author explains that human memory represents the willingness to remember certain things. It forgets what it does not wish to remember. Humans are blessed with “selective amnesia”.
(iii) Answer any three of the following: [3 × 3 = 9]
Re-arrange the shuffled words and frame into meaningful sentences.
- them/ being/ is/ a house /constructed/ by.
- the door/ not/ slammed/ be/ let.
- saw/ entering/I/ somebody/neighbour’s house/ my.
- A house is being constructed by them.
- Let the door not be slammed.
- I saw somebody entering my neighbour’s house.
Extend the conversation with three more exchanges.
Seema : Could I get something to eat immediately?
Waiter : Yes Ma’am. We have hot idlies.
Seema : I would like to have one plate of Idlies .
Waiter : Please be seated Ma’am. I’ll get you in two minutes.
Seema : And also a cup of coffee, please.
Waiter : Yes, Ma’am. Here it is.
Seema : What is the bill amount?
Waiter: It is fifty rupees, Ma’am.
Seema : Do you accept card?
Waiter : Yeah Ma’am. We accept both credit and debit cards.
Expand the following news headlines:
- AIIMS hospital at Madurai soon.
- New Syllabus and textbooks for Std 1, 6, 9 and 11 students.
- India won the ODI series against New Zealand.
1. The Prime Minister has told the press reporters that all the clearances have been made for the All India Institute of Medical Sciences hospital at Madurai and it will function soon.
2. New syllabus and textbooks for standard 1,6,9 and 11th students are implemented this academic year 2018-19 by the Tamil Nadu Government.
3. In a series of five One Day International cricket matches with New Zealand, India won the trophy, by winning three matches against New Zealand.
Describe the process of making lime juice.
- Wash and dry the limes. Cut each one into half with a sharp knife.
- Press or squeeze the lime halves using a citrus juicer.
- Add a pinch of salt and sugar to taste.
- Filter the content and add ice cubes.
PART – IV
IV. Answer the following: [7 × 5 = 35]
Why was Mary Kom named the “Queen of Boxing”.
After Mary Korn’s first silver medal in Pennsylvania in 2001, there was no looking back. Her medal haul continued even after her marriage putting an end to the speculation of family and friends that her marriage may slow down her career progression. She retained the world title in the third World Women’s Boxing Championship at Podolsk in Russia in 2005. She won her fourth gold also in 2006. She had won several golds for India from 2001 to 2004. She had won all the Senior Women’s Boxing Championships, Second Women’s Championship (2002), Second Asian Women’s Boxing Championship at Hisar (2003) and the Witch Cup Boxing Championship at Paes, Hungary.
There were a number of other International World Championships in Taiwan, Vietnam, Denmark and so on. But it was retaining her World title in 2006 by defeating Steluta Duta of Romania which was considered as Mary Kom’s greatest achievement in life. With this hat-trick of World Championship wins, the media christened her, “Queen of Boxing” and “Magnificent Mary”.
Bring out the pun in the title “The Accidental tourist”.
The title “accidental tourist” implies that a man travels a lot and is always confused. He gets into trouble because of his unintentional acts and. clumsiness. He does not happen to travel by accident because he should buy a ticket, go to the airport and board the aircraft with careful plan. But during his travel he does meet with numerable accidents. The later interpretation is very apt for the author. The story depicts many humorous travel experiences like being pinned in a crash position in his own seat by a fellow passenger, spilling drink on a co-passenger, making his own teeth, gum, chin and tongue scrub-resistant navy blue by his unwise mannerism of sucking the pen, while thinking. The author accidentally gets into trouble often. Hence the pun in the use of “accidental” is pertinent.
Do you think the poet wants to say that man is unhappy because he has lost his link with nature and forgotten how to enjoy nature or because man is cruel to other men?
The poet William Wordsworth wants to convey the readiness of nature to teach the art of living together in harmony, peace and bliss. But man has lost his sensitivity to listen to the joyful lessons of nature. His greed and love for possession of territories and abject cruelty to fellow humans and nature has disillusioned the poet. He has almost lost faith in the capacity of humans to love and live in harmony with nature.
Man has gone to the extent of denuding the forest which really sustains life on earth. Rare species in the forests are on the brink of extinction. Animals and birds in the red list are growing in number to the great distress of nature lovers. So, I believe Wordsworth is unhappy for both (i.e.) man’s losing the link with nature and his infinite capacity to be cruel to other men.
Write a short summary of the poem “The Hollow Crown”.
Shakespeare portrays the fleeting nature of human glory. King Richard II, on the verge of surrender to his rebellious cousin Bolingbroke, talks about the nature of temporal power and death. He talks about graves, epitaphs and worms. He explains how even monarchs leave nothing behind as their own except a small patch of land in which they are buried. The dejected king talks on various ways kings get killed. Some are slain in the battle field, some poisoned to death by their own spouses.
The kings who believed their bodies to be impregnable brass are shattered by just a pinprick. In fact, death is in supreme command which waits for the king, and only allows the king to act as if he were ruling and in control of everything. He chides his loyal friends who still believe that he is a monarch and tells them that he is an ordinary mortal just like them. He is humbled as he is powerless before the impending death.
Narrate the experiences of Leacock with the photographer.
The author had to wait for an hour. He had a disturbing feeling that he had done an unwarrantable thing in breaking in on the photographer’s privacy and his scientific pursuits with a face like his. After studying his face for sometime the photographer said that the face was wrong. He commented that the face would be better three quarters full. Then he held the author’s face making him believe that he was going to kiss it.
He twisted the author’s face as far as it would go. He said that he didn’t like the head. He asked him to open the mouth a little and then close it. Then he said that the ears were bad. He suggested that he should droop them a little more. He asked him to roll his eyes under the lids. He asked him to turn his face upward a little and keep his hand on the knee. He instructed the author to hump the neck and contract the waist and also twist the hip. These numerous instructions and cynical comments about the features of his face annoyed him.
He exploded with anger saying that he had lived with the same face for forty years. He even wanted to leave the place without taking the photograph. When he was about to get up, the photographer clicked the button. The photographer looked pleased. He said that he had caught the author in a moment of animation. Thus the experience with the photographer was really annoying.
Describe Miss Meadows’ mood before and after receiving the telegram. How did it affect her class.
Miss. Meadow was heart-broken. The letter written by Basil had pierced her heart and she was bleeding. Her hatred and anger became a knife and she carried it with her. Her icy cold response to science Miss demonstrates it. She is least bothered about the tender feelings of young children who look at her face all time for a friendly nod or smile of approval. Her favourite pupil Mary Beazley is baffled at her treatment of the chrysanthemum she had brought with so much love.
The choice of the song “A lament” perfectly jells well with her worst mood. She is in fact in her heart lamenting over the loss of love, trust and future hopes. She is unnecessarily severe with young children forcing them to redo the singing which drives them to despair, pain and tears they manage to stifle. After she receives the telegram from Basil apologizing for his insane letter, her mood changes to joy. She takes the chrysanthemum and keeps it close to her lips to conceal her blush.
She goads the children to sing a song of joy congratulating some one for success. She persuades them to show warmth in their voices. Her warm and lively voice dominates the tremulous voices of the young ones. The young ones now realize that Miss Meadow who was in a wax earlier is now in her elements.
Write a summary or Make notes of the following passage.
There are basically two types of auctions: ascending-bid auctions and descending-bid auctions. Ascending-bid auctions start out with a low bid for an object. The price of the object is gradually raised until only one bidder remains. By contrast, descending-bid auctions start out with a high bid and the price is progressively lowered until a customer expresses a willingness to purchase the object. Both procedures have a number of variants.
For example, in some types of auctions a professional auctioneer declares the suggested bids. In other types of auctions, however, the customers make their own bids. Another variant, used at places such as eBay or Yahoo Auction, is called a “buyout option”. A high price for an item is declared. Anyone willing to pay that price is guaranteed a purchase. This variant seems to appeal consumers who dislike uncertainty: for a fixed price they are guaranteed an object. “Buyout options” are most commonly used if the seller has a stock of several copies of the same item.
Both ascending-bid and descending-bid auctions can be conducted in either open or closed formats. In open formats, all participants know what exactly how much an object is going for. For example, at many Japanese fish markets, wholesalers gather around the fish to be purchased and raise their hands as the auctioneer names progressively higher prices. In closed auctions, participants are unaware of how much other participants are willing to pay for an object.
For example, a case in which participants used sealed envelopes to place their bids on a piece of real estate represents this type of auction. Though open auctions generally yield higher prices, closed formats are sometimes preferred in situations in which the privacy of the prospective buyers is considered paramount or the need to document precisely how much each party bid is high.
No. of words given in the original passage: 302
No. of words to be written in the summary: 302/3 = 101 ± 5
The-two types of auctions are ascending-bid and descending-bid. Ascending-bid start with a low bid and is raised until one remains. But, descending-bid auctions starts with a high bid and lowered until a customer buys. In some, a professional declares the bids. In others, the customers do. If you hate uncertainty and the seller has many copies, ‘Buyout option;’ is best since it’s fixed prize. Both procedures have a number of variants. They can be conducted in open or closed formats. In open formats, like Japanese fish markets all participants know the on-going rate. In closed auctions such as real estates, the participants use sealed envelopes. Though open auctions yield higher prices, closed formats are preferred.
Types of Auctions
The two types of auctions are ascending-bid and descending-bid. Ascending-bid start with a low bid and is raised until one remains. But, descending-bid auctions starts with a high bid and lowered until a customer buys. In some, a professional declares the bids. In others, the customers do. If you hate uncertainty and the seller has many copies, ‘Buyout option’ is best since it’s fixed prize. They can be conducted in open or closed formats. In open formats, like Japanese fish markets, all participants know the on-going rate. In closed auctions such as real estates, the participants use sealed envelopes. Though open auctions yield higher prices, closed formats are preferred.
No. of words in the summary: 109
Title: Types of Auctions
1. Two Types of Auctions
(a) Ascendg.-bid auctns.
(b) Descendg.-bid auctns.
(a) Ascendg. start-low bid and gradly.raisd.
(b) Descendg. start-high bid and progressvly lowered.
(c) Both have no. of variants
- Professnl. auctioners. declare the bids.
- custmrs. make their own bids.
- High price-anyone willing – a purchaser
3. Both conducted – either open or closed.
(a) Open formats – know what exctly.
(b) Closed auctns. – unaware – how much.
4. Prices yielded
(a) Open auctns – yield highr. prices
(b) Closed auctns. – preferred in stituatns. of privcy. of buyrs.
Abbreviations used: Ascendg. – ascending; Descendg. – Descending; progressvly – progressively; Professnl. – Professional; custmrs. – customers; exctly. – exactly; auctns. – auctions, highr. – higher; stituatns. – stituations; privcy. – privacy; buyrs. – buyers
Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
The term plutocracy is generally used to describe these two distinct concepts: one of a historical nature and one of a modem political nature. The former indicates the political control of the state by an oligarchy of the wealthy. Examples of such plutocracies include the Roman Republic, some city-states in Ancient Greece, the civilization of Carthage, the Italian city-states/merchant republics of Venice, Florence, Genoa, and pre-WWII Empire of Japan zaibatsus. Before the equal voting rights movement managed to end it in the early 20th century, many countries used a system where rich persons had more votes than poor.
A factory owner may for instance have had 2000 votes while a worker had one or if they were very poor no right to vote at all. Even artificial persons such as companies had voting rights. Most western democracies permit partisan organizations to raise funds for politicians, and political parties frequently accept significant donations from various individuals (either directly or through corporations or advocacy groups.
- What is the historical nature of plutocracy? .
- Which word in the passage mean “important”.
- State whether the following statement is True or False.
The poor were denied the right to vote.
- Name any two plutocratic countries.
- How do political parties raise funds?
- The historical nature of plutocracy is the political control of the state by an oligarchy of the wealthy.
- Significant means important.
- Roman republic and some city – states in ancient Greece.
- Political parties frequently accept significant donations from various individuals (either directly or through corporations or advocacy groups).
Read the following poem and answer the questions that follow:
I know what the caged bird feels, alas!
When the sun is bright on the upland slopes;
When the wind stirs soft through the springing grass,
And the river flows like a stream of glass;
When the first bird sings and the first bud opes,
And the faint perfume from its chalice steals-
I know what the caged bird feels!
3. In line 4, the phrase “like a stream of glass” suggests the water is………..
2. In line 5, the word ‘opes” means
3. What is the tone or the mood of the poem?
4. Suggest a suitable title for the poem.
5. Pick one word from the poem which is opposite to ‘stink’.
- (b) clear
- (c) opens
- The tone of the poem is desperation and agony.
- “Freedom” is the suitable title for the poem.
Read the following advertisement and respond to it with a resume / bio-data / CV considering yourself fulfilling the conditions specified:
[Write XXXX for your name and YYYY for your address]
English teacher – post graduate with computer knowledge, and good communication skills.
Minimum 2 Years of Experience is mandatory.
Apply to : Post Box No : 1998
C/o. The Hindu
Chennai – 02.
2nd February 2021
Post Box No : 1998
C/o. The Hindu,
Chennai – 600 002.
Sub : Application for the post of an English Teacher.
In response to your advertisement on ‘The Hindu’, dated 26th August 2018,1 wish to apply for the post of an English Teacher in your esteemed institution. I will be thankful, if you kindly select me as a candidate for the said post. My bio-data is enclosed herewith for your kind perusal.
Enel: Curriculum Vitae
Father’s Name : S Tharanivel
Residential Address: YYYY
Date of Birth : 10.09.1992
Marital Status: Married
Educational Qualification : M.A., B.Ed. (English)
Computer Knowledge : Java, C++ Programming and Cisco Networking
Work Experience : Working as a post graduate English teacher in Chaitanya since June 2016.
Languages Known : English, Hindi, Telugu and Tamil.
Strength : Positive attitude to work.
References : Dr. S.K. Rajan, Professor in English, D.G. Vaishnav College, Arumbakkam, Chennai – 600 106.
I hereby declare that the above particulars are true and correct to the best of my knowledge.
Address on the Envelope :
Post Box No : 1998
C/o. The Hindu
Chennai – 600 002.
Write a paragraph in about 200 words on any one of the following :
(a) My ambition in life.
(b) The impact of Computers in the modern world.
(a) My ambition in life
“If music be the food of love play on” says Orsino in Shakespeare’s most famous play, “Twelfth Night”. I heard the melodious lullaby my mom used to sing when I was a baby in the cradle. I am told I had stayed awake long hours to listen to my mom’s charming voice. Most of my family members are passionately in love with music. They keep murmuring some classical song or Gajal even while mopping the floor of cutting vegetables. Unlike other parents, my parents never asked me if I wanted to become a doctor or engineer. They just let me be. Just like thirsty people gravitating towards water cooler in summer, I just listened to songs and enjoyed them.
I can never recall which point of time I decided to make a career in music. It just happened like falling in love. I started practicing music first with my family members. Then I learnt from a master. He initiated me into the dream world of ragas and helped me identify the names of ragas. He took me to music concerts where world’s best musicians sang and played both classical and western music. As music has no language, I listen to all kinds of songs. I’ve decided to become a musician by profession. I love to pursue music because it would be nice to do what you love most and be paid fabulously for it.
(b) The impact of Computers in the modern world:
Computers have encroached into all walks of modem life. Computers help us in billing, reserving trains or flight tickets. Transfer or receive money online. Browse through important website and refer to materials pertaining to important concepts. Refer to probable Questions for NEET/JEE/IIT from trusted websites. One can appear for recruitment tests through online.
Thus, one’s opportunities to get employed in Government services also is determined by computers. Computers guide the path of missiles and space crafts too. Lessons programmed in computer can be listened to and one can write mock tests and enhance the chances of success in academic career with the help of computer. We can use QR codes and see lesson related videos also through Diksha portal. Today without computer literacy (i.e.) 4th R, a person can’t be considered fully literate.
Frame a dialogue with a minimum of ten exchanges for the given situation:
Between two players after their team lose a match very narrowly.
Player A: I can’t believe that we lost the match by just 2 runs.
Player B: I had very much confidence that we would win.
Player A: Our team has really talented players. Everybody is shocked and upset.
Player B: Definitely the umpire has made some mistakes.
Player A: Do you think that he has missed out something?
Player B: May be. But we too had a few drawbacks like Ravi dropped a very easy catch.
Player A: There was something wrong in our fielding also.
Player B: Yes, if Srikanth hadn’t missed that catch, things would have been different.
Player A: We should not worry about the defeat. We always have another chance.
Player B: Okay. Let us do more practice and prove our capacity in the next game.
Develop the following hints into a readable passage and give a suitable title.
Farmer in a village – had a hen – Golden egg – farmer became rich by selling golden eggs – greedy – thought to get all eggs at a time – killed the hen – found no eggs.
Once upon a time, there lived a farmer in a village with his family. He had a hen which laid an egg every day. It was not an ordinary egg, but, a golden egg. He became rich by selling the golden eggs. But he was not satisfied with what he used to get daily. He became so greedy that he planned to get all the golden eggs at a time. He decided to kill the hen and get all the eggs together. The next day when the hen laid a golden egg, he caught hold of the hen, took a sharp knife, chopped off its neck and cut its body open. There was nothing but blood all around and no trace of any egg at all. He was very much grieved because now he would not get even a single egg.
Moral: One who desires more, loses all.