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Solved Comprehension Passage 13


The tigress was a mile away and the ground between her and us was densely wooded, scattered over with great rocks and cut up by a number of deep ravines, but she could cover the distance well within the half-hour- if she wanted to. The question I had to decide was, whether or not I should try to call her. If I called and she heard me, and came while it was still daylight and gave me a chance to shoot her, all would be well; on the other hand, if she came and did not give me a shot, some of us would not reach camp, for we had nearly two miles to go and the path the whole way ran through heavy jungle.

1. According to the author
A) The tigress wanted to cover the distance within the half hour.
B) The tigress did not wish to cover the distance within the half hour.
C) The tigress actually covered the distance within the half hour.
D) There was a possibility of the tigress covering the distance within the half­ hour.

2. The author says, “Some of us would not reach camp”, because
A) it was two miles away
B) the tigress would kill some of them
C) the path was not suitable for walking
D) the ground was scattered over with great rocks

3. The author found it difficult to decide the question because
A) he was afraid
B) the tigress was only a mile away
C) the ground between them was densely wooded
D) there was uncertainty about the reaction of the tigress to his call

4. The time available to the author for shooting the tigress was
A) the whole day B) one night
C) a few hours D) thirty minutes

5. When the author says ‘all would be well’, he means
A) That they would be able to hide themselves in the heavy jungle.
B) That the tigress would run away to the deep ravines.
C) That they would be able to shoot her down without difficulty.
D) That they would be able to return in daylight.

Answer Key

1. D 2. B 3. D 4. D 5. C

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