Read the following extract carefully and answer the questions that follow by
choosing the most appropriate alternative from those given below : (3 Marks)
The postmaster did not receive his own letter all that day. He was worried all night and getting
up at three, went to sit in the office.
(a) the postmaster was expecting a letter from
(i) his wife
(ii) his son
(iii) his daughter
(iv) his brother
(b) The postmaster was worried because
(i) he couldn't get any news about the well-being of his daughter.
(ii) he couldn't get any news of his son who had gone to another city for a job
(iii) his wife had not written to him a letter telling about her health
(iv) he couldn't get any news of his brother who had a feud with the villagers
(c) What did one night spent in anxiety teach the postmaster ?
(i) He realised that joys and sorrows are a part of life.
(ii) He realised that tough times come in everyone's life.
(iii) He realised that death is inevitable.
(iv) He realised the sufferings and anxiety of Ali, the father.