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Short reading comprehension passages with questions and answers- 12


(Brief-answer Questions)

Reading – I

12. Read the following composition attentively and answer any five of the questions:

I caught sight of her at the play and in answer to her beckoning; I went over during the interval and sat down beside her. It was long since I had last seen her, and if someone has not mentioned her name, I hardly think I would have recognized her.

Tag the following statements (a-e) as true or false:

a. I saw her acting in the play

Answer: False     

b. I met her for the first time

Answer: False

c. Someone had mentioned her name.

Answer: True

d. I could not recognize her at all.        

Answer: True

e. I complied with her request.

Answer: True


Answer the following questions:

      a. Where were the narrator and the lady?

      Ans:  The narrator and the lady were in a theatre.

      b. What were they doing?

      Ans:  They were enjoying a play.

      c. Why did he go over?

      Ans:  He went over to meet the lady.

      d. Isn't it their first meeting?

      Ans:  No, it is not their first meeting. It was their second meeting.

      e. Did the narrator recognize her well? Why?

      Ans:  The narrator did not recognize her well because it was long since they had met for the last time.

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