Read the given extract.
State TRUE or FALSE. The term (a) below can be applied to the narrator’s feelings - The room was full of things which I knew so well and which seemed to look at me reproachfully.
(a) A nostalgia - a sentimental longing for the past
(b) A euphoria - a feeling of intense happiness and excitement
(c) A guilt - a feeling of having done something wrong or failed in an obligation
(d) A curiosity - a desire to know or learn something
Answer as written by the student:
Statement (a) is TRUE . Rest of the three statements (b) (c) and (d) are FALSE .
Step-by-Step explanation of the answer:
To answer this question, we need to understand the meaning of each term and see if it matches the narrator's feelings in the extract.
- Nostalgia is the only term that can be applied to the narrator's feelings in the extract. The things remind her of her past, when she lived with her mother and had a happy and normal life . Therefore, the term (a) is true. 🙌
- The other terms are not correct because they do not match the narrator's feelings in the extract. Therefore, the term (b) is false. 😐
- The narrator does not feel guilt, because she does not think that she has done something wrong or committed a crime. Therefore, the term (c) is false. 😐
- The narrator does not feel curiosity, because she does not have a desire to learn or know about anything. Therefore, the term (d) is false. 😐