Comprehension


Direction: A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
He waited a moment in surprise, wondering why she did not come nearer, and then, maddened by hunger, he dived at the fish. With a loud scream he fell outwards and downwards into space. His mother had soared upwards. As he passed beneath her, he heard the swish of her wings. Then a monstrous terror seized him and his heart stood still. He could hear nothing. But it only lasted a moment. The next moment, he felt his wings spread outwards. The wind rushed against his breast feathers, then under his stomach and against his wings. He could feel the tips of his wings cutting through the air. He was not falling headlong now. He was soaring gradually downwards and outwards. He was no longer afraid. He just felt a bit dizzy. Then, he flapped his wings once and he soared upwards. He uttered a joyous scream and flapped them again. He soared higher. He raised his breast and banked against the wind. His mother swooped past him, her wings making a loud noise. He answered her with another scream.

  1. What did the young seagull do when his mother swooped past him?









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    Let out a joyous scream

    Correct Option: A

    Let out a joyous scream


  1. The seagull just felt dizzy









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    and was no longer afraid

    Correct Option: B

    and was no longer afraid



  1. He was not falling headlong but









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    he was soaring downwards and outwards

    Correct Option: B

    he was soaring downwards and outwards


  1. His heart stood still because he was seized by _____









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    a monstrous terror

    Correct Option: C

    a monstrous terror



  1. The young seagull dived at the fish









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    maddened by want

    Correct Option: B

    maddened by want