Reading comprehension test 264

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Question 1 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The sky was already full of rusting wings. But when Jean stepped into the still lusterless water, he seemed to be swimming in an indeterminate darkness until he saw the streaks of red and gold over the horizon. Then he suddenly swam back to land and clambered up the winding path to his house. After a great deal of panting he reached a little gate, pushed it open and climbed a stairway. The house above the world had its huge bay-windows through which one could see the horizon from one edge to the other. Here, no one complained of exhaustion. Everyone had his joy to conquer, every day.

Which of the following is/are indicated by thedescription in the passage? 1. Time before sunrise 2. Time after sunset 3. Clouds 4. Birds Select the correct answer using the code givenbelow.

A
2 and 3
B
2 only
C
2, 3 and 4
D
1 and 4
Question 1 Explanation: 
The sky is full of wings, so we can assume the author is talking about birds. As Jean saw shades of red and gold after darkness, we can say the author is talking about sunrise. So, the correct option is option (d).
Question 2 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
What do the words 'great deal of panting' imply? 1. Jean was too weak to walk 2. Jean's house was on a hill 3. Jean was too tired to walk after swimming 4. Jean's house was too far away from the shore Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A
1 and 2
B
2 only
C
2, 3 and 4
D
1 and 4
Question 2 Explanation: 
The panting implied that reaching the house was an exhausting task. '..The house above the world had its huge...' This line shows us that the house was on a hill. But panting is totally unrelated to something like a house on a hill. There has to be other reasons for it. Also, fourth option is eliminated as it does not have statement two in its answer. Also, option (b) is also eliminated as it just has statement 2 in it. Out of the remaining two, we find little indirect clues for statement 3 and 4 like 'clambered up the winding path to his house' and 'be swimming in an indeterminate darkness until he saw the streaks of red and gold over the horizon..'. So, the correct choice is option (c).
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