Direction: In the following questions, there are six passages. Read each passage carefully and choose the best answer to the given questions out of the four alternatives.
Some years ago, I had the privilege of meeting the world’s oldest man. At least, he said he was. And he was so dogmatic about it that the promoters of a cartoon strip that specialised in unbelievable oddities, brought the old man to New York from his native Columbia to have him examined by a team of Doctors at the Cornell Medical Centre. He was an Indian, four feet four inches tall; he had an alligatorhide complexion and a tendency to swing to his right whenever he was passed from one medico to another. He said he was 167, born the same year as the American Constitution. When the name of George Washington was suggested to him to help him fix his generation, he said he remembered the man well. But he resented coming all the way to New York. He wanted to be left alone to go about his business, which at that time was the business of looking for a sixth wife to comfort him in his approaching old age!
MEANINGS OF WORDS/PHRASES
(1) dogmatic (Adj.) : being certain that your beliefs are right and that other should accept them, without paying attention to evidence/other opinions
(2) oddities (N.) : something unusual-perhaps worthy of collecting
(3) hide (N.) : body covering of a living animal
(4) resented (V.) : to feel bitter/angry about something, because you feel it is unfair