Direction (Q. 1 - 5): Read the following passage and answer the question given below it. Some of the words/phrases in the passage are printed in bold to help you answer some of the questions.
This happened not so long ago in a remote village in South India. There lived in this village a young man named Venkatesh. He earned a living by exchanging new stainless steel utensils for old clothes. For this he visited the houses of the rich people in the city. Later he used to sell the clothes to the poor people in the village.
He had considerable income from this business. However, not content with his earning, he used to steal things from the houses he visited. The stolen items were then sold-off in the panshop. Near Venkatesh’s house lived Naresh who was of the age of Venkatesh. Naresh had a small grocery shop in the village. Although he did not make large profits in the business he was quite satisfied with what he gained. Venkatesh and Naresh were very good friends. However, Naresh did not approve of Venkatesh’s habit of stealing. He always advised his friend to lead an honest life. But Venkatesh never paid heed to his friend’s advice and went on with his activities.
One day Ventakesh went to the house of a young woman to ask for old clothes. The woman went inside her house and brought out a heap of old clothes. Seeing this Venkatesh thought that he was in for another good deal. But, that was not to be. Just as he and the housewife were bargaining over the number of sarees to be exchanged for a large utensil, his eyes stopped at a long glittering chain dazzling around the women’s neck. Without further thought, he grabbed the chain and fled, leaving behind his wares. After reaching home, he put the chain under his bed. For the next few days he stopped going about his work and wasted away all the money he had saved. When he was desparately in need of money, he took out the chain he had looted and went straight to the jewellery shop in the village. The jewellery took the chain in his hand and after examining it carefully, declared that it was false. Apparently, the necklace was shiny, but not made of real gold. It was worth a few rupees only.
Venkatesh stood dumb-founded on hearing the jeweller’s words. He soon understood his folly and left the shop realising the merit of the old proverb, “All that glitters is not gold”.
Meanwhile, at the sudden departure of Venkatash, the housewife coolly went back to her kitchen amply satisified at getting a basketful of utensils for a fake gold chain.
What did Venkatesh do with the chain soon after stealing it ?