Question 1 (v)
The writer compares training to penance in the line --Then comes the penance of the rigorous training. (Paragraph 2)
State 1 point of similarity between training and penance.
Penance means punishment inflicted on oneself .
One point of similarity between training and penance is that they both are very difficult and require perseverance .
Perseverance means continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition.