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Comprehension (5.6)

Read the passage and answer the questions.

How Karim Became Prince Of The Sea

Long ago, there was a young fisherman who loved music. He was too poor to afford a violin or a harmonica. So he made himself a flute using bamboo and he played beautiful music with it. His name was Karim.
One fine day, while he was practising his favourite song he heard a loud splash from the sea. Right before his eyes, he saw the Princess of the sea coming out of the water. She sat on a rock nearby and listened to Karim's beautiful music.
When he had finished, she asked him if he could take a journey to the bottom of the sea. He agreed. She then gave him a strange brightly coloured potion to drink. She explained that the potion would allow him to breathe in the water.
In the sea, Karim saw seahorses, colourful corals, sea anemones, sea urchins and lots of other beautiful sea creatures he had never seen before. When both of them were in the Sea King's palace, Karim's sharp ears heard weeping sounds. He asked the Princess who were crying and why were they crying. A tear trickled down the Princess' cheek and she explained that the Sea King was dying and her sisters were weeping.
Karim went to see the Sea King. The King's eyes were closed and he looked as if he would die soon. Karim felt sad too and he started to play a song called "Be Happy". As Karim's merry music filled the air, the King was cured. Everybody in the palace was overjoyed. As a reward, the King made Karim.

1. What musical instrument did Karim has? How did he get it?

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2. How was Karim able to breathe in the sea?

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3. Who sat on the rock to listen to his music? Where was she from?

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4. Why were the other princesses crying?

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5. Why was Karim made a Prince?

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