Read the extract and answer the following questions.





Extract :





The young seagull was alone on his ledge. His two brothers and his sister had already flown away the day before. He had been afraid to fly with them. The great expanse of sea stretched down beneath, and it was such a long way down. He felt certain that his wings would never support him. Even when each of his brothers and his little sister, whose wings were far shorter than his own, flew away, he failed to muster up courage to take that plunge.





  (Two Stories About Flying)





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Question (i) 

Which of the following best describes the young seagull's feelings about flying?

  • a) Excited and eager
  • b) Fearful and hesitant
  • c) Indifferent and uninterested
  • d) Confident and self-assured






Answer written by the student:





b) Fearful and hesitant

Step-by-Step explanation:

  • The young seagull felt afraid to fly with his siblings.
  •  He was certain his wings would not support him.
  •  So, the correct answer is 🅱️ Fearful and hesitant, as it describes the seagull's feelings about flying.

Question (ii)

State True or False

The young seagull's siblings had longer wings than him, making it easier for them to fly.






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