Monday, March 17, 2014

What is Man Without the Beasts? (Comprehension)

I. Answer  the  following questions.
  1. Why does Chief Seattle say that the Earth is sacred to his people?
  2. The speaker says, ‘I am a savage’. Who do you think is a savage, the Red Indian or the White? Why?
  3. Why does the Chief say ‘The destiny is a mystery to us’?
  4. “What is man without the beasts? If all the beasts were gone, man would die from a great loneliness of the spirit.” Why?
  5. Is man the sole owner of the Earth? Pick out sentences from the speech to justify your answer.
  6. Why does the speaker say that if we spit on the ground, we spit on ourselves?
  7. “All belong to the same family.” The speaker says  this to mean ...........
    1. all animals belong to one family
    2. all animals and plants belong to the same family
    3. everything on the earth belongs to one family.
  8. In his speech Chief Seattle asks the audience a number of questions. He also creates vivid pictures in the minds of the audience. What are the other features of the speech? List them.

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