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Title: The Governor and the Princess

Text: New Oxford Secondary English Course for SS1 pages 62-64

Answers:

1. The Princess was ordered by a courtier to wait for the governor.

2. Don Joao was the governor. He was surprised that a woman could walk into his office uninvited.

3. Nzinga wished to see the governor in Luanda. She probably wanted to deliver a message to the king of Portugal.

4. Nzinga became impatient because she had been kept waiting for a long time.

5. ‘This’ refers to Nzinga walking into the governor’s office uninvited.

6. Metaphor

7. Nzinga’s behavior was bold and confrontational.

8.
i.      Adjectival (Relative) Clause
ii.     Qualifies the nous ‘people’

9.
i.      weary       –       tiring, exhausting
ii.     pompous  –       proud, self-important
iii.    ignoring   –       neglecting, overlooking
iv.    dignity     –       pride, honour
v.     Ridiculous       –       Absurd, Preposterous
vi.    favours     –       help, assistance

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