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Passage: Oliha’s Embarrassment

Text: New Oxford Secondary English Course for SS1 pages 26-27

Read the passage carefully and answer the questions on it.

Answers:

1. Oliha went back to the village because of his father’s sickness.

2.  The meeting was to discuss how Oliha would pay his own share of their father’s medical expenses.

3.  Some of the social amenities lacking in Oliha’s village include potable water, modern toilets, and electricity.

4.   The people thought Oliha was mad.

5.    

i.      Adjectival (Relative) Clause

ii.     Qualifies the noun heals

6.     Oliha wanted morning to arrive so that he would leave the village.

7.     Oliha’s encounter with the mad man was the greatest shock of his life.

8.     The villagers ran into their homes to seek refuge.

9.    

i.      Personification

ii.     Morning, a non-living thing, is given the attribute of a human

b.    

i.      amazed            –       surprised,  shocked

ii.     expenses          –       bill

iii.    trying               –       difficult, unpleasant

iv.    inch                 –       part

v.     thorough          –       completely

vi.    refuge               –       protection, safety

vii.   beat a retreat    –       run back

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