Long ago, there were two brothers called Akomi and Ombah. They were ambitious and winning. Akomi, the elder brother, said, "If we become the King's employees, we can make laws to collect more money from the people. We will become very rich."
They went to see King Aruya. Akomi said, "Your Majesty, let us be your ministers. We will make good laws. All your subjects will be happy. I am wise and clever. I know everything."
King Aruya said angrily, "That is not true! Nobody knows everything. For example, do you know how many stars there are in the sky? Guards! Throw this liar into the river of crocodiles!"
Ombah's hands trembled. Then he thought to himself, "King Aruya will also punish me if I say the wrong thing. My brother said he knew everything and his answer was wrong. So if I say the opposite, my answer will be right." Ombah then said, to King Aruya, "Your majesty, I know nothing."
King Aruya said, "That is also a lie. Nobody knows nothing, truly! Everybody knows at least something. For example, you know your father's name, don't you? Guards! Throw him into the river of crocodiles, too!"
1. The two brother's ambition was to …….
A. become rich
B. become ministers
C. help the King make good laws
D. make the King's subjects happy
2. King Aruya called Akomi a liar because Akomi ……...
A. knew everything
B. made him angry
C. did not tell the truth
D. wanted to collect money
3. Ombah said I know nothing because he …………..
A. did not want to lie to King Aruya
B. wanted to see the crocodiles
C. did not know how many stars there were
D. thought that the answer would be right
4. Ombah's hands trembled because he...
A. was afraid
B. knew nothing
C. was thinking hard
D. had the right answer
5. From the story, we can see that King Aruya ……...
A. kept many crocodiles
B. could make good laws
C. did not need any ministers
D. disliked people who told lies