Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow.
Patol Babu suddenly felt that he could write a whole thesis on that monosyllabic exclamation. Why had he felt so disheartened when this single word contained a gold-mine of meaning?
(a) Why was Patol Babu disheartened?
(b) Which was the word that contained a 'gold-mine'?
(c) What does the word 'monosyllabic' mean?
a) Patol Babu had been initially disheartened because the part he had to play was much smaller than he had been led on to believe.
b) The word that contained a 'gold-mine' was ‘oh’.
c) The word 'monosyllabic' refers to words that consist of only one syllable, such as ‘oh’.