CBSE Class 8 English Worksheet - Akbar The Great
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READ THE PASSAGE CAREFULLY AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS
AKBAR THE GREAT
Akbar was one of the greatest of the Moguls emperors. He was only
thirteen years old when he was proclaimed an emperor. His main aim was
to bring the entire country of India under his control.
Akbar’s greatest achievement was the establishment of an excellent
administrative system. He was an extremely powerful figure and his
decision was final on all matters. He had absolute control over military,
political, administrative and judicial matters. He was the supreme leader of
the armed forces and all matters of justice. Akbar had a great desire to
unite the diverse parts of India into one nation so that everyone would enjoy
Akbar strongly believed in and followed the principle of religious tolerance.
He also believed in the basic unity of different faiths . He said that every
religion has elements of virtue and divine truth within it Akbar formed a new
religion called ‘Din-i-Ilahi’ or ‘Divine Faith’.
Read the above passage carefully and answer the following
a )How old was Akbar when he became an emperor?
b) What was Akbar’s main aim?
c)What was Akbar’s greatest achievement?
d) What does the passage tell about his authority as a ruler?
e)What was Akbar’s great desire?
f) Write in your own words Akbar’s ideas on religion.
Pick out words from the passage which mean the following:
(a) To make something known to the public ____________
(b) Different from each other ____________
(c) Of, from or like God ____________
Use the following verbs in sentences of your own:
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