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And as the Light Came On, Fowler Had His First Authentic Thrill of the Day. for Halfway Across the Room, a Small Automatic Pistol in His Hand, Stood a Man. Ausable Blinked a Few Times. - English - Language and Literature

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And as the light came on,
Fowler had his first authentic thrill of the day.
For halfway across the room,
a small automatic pistol in his hand, stood a man.
Ausable blinked a few times.

(a) Who was standing in the room with a pistol in his hand?
i. Ausable
ii. Fowler
iii. Max
iv. A waiter

(b) Ausable blinked because he:
i. was getting adjusted to the light.
ii. got afraid of the man with a pistol.
iii. was thrilled to have reached his room.
iv. started thinking of how to get rid of the man.

(c) Fowler was thrilled because what he saw looked like a ……………..

(d) Which word in the extract means the same as ‘genuine/real’?

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Solution

(a) iii. Max
(b) iv. started to think of how to get rid of the man.
(c) looked like a real thriller scene finally. The kind of action and scene he had been expecting while he was on his way.
(d) authentic

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
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