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Read the passage carefully. Then choose the correct answer.
 
The traffic was heavy. Kwanjai flipped through her notes for one last time before her examination. Her driver blasted his horn at the traffic and muttered something under his breath. "Maybe we should have taken the longer route," she said.

"Too late for that now," replied her driver, not even turning around. Kwanjai sighed and looked out the window. Even the motorcyclists seemed stranded, not able to move through the gaps. Traffic in Bangkok was notorious for its traffic jams but this was Kwanjai's first time being stuck in one for more than an hour. She checked her watch for the umpteenth time. If she did not reach the examination hall in another half an hour, she would not be able to sit for her paper.

Suddenly, the horning stopped and cars around her started to crawl. Her driver did a little victory tap on the steering wheel and inched the vehicle forward. Kwanjai breathed in relief and sat back. The car started picking up speed and went around the market.

Kwanjai had only closed her eyes for a minute before a sudden jerk threw her sideways. She banged her head against the side windows and tried grabbing on to something for a better grip. Everything appeared fuzzy and she could not remember where she was or what had happened. She tried calling out for her driver but she could not hear anyone or even her own voice. A shrilly ringing sound was all she heard and before she knew it, she vomited all over herself. Everything went blank and she passed out.

After some time, the car door was pried open and Kwanjai suddenly felt someone dragging her out. She felt many arms holding and carrying her to some place. She still could not hear. Kwanjai could not bear the burning sensation which was building up around her temple and traveling through her head. Her throat felt dry. No matter how hard she forced herself to open her eyes, she could not bring herself to do so.

     
  1. Kwanjai suggested the 'longer route' ( paragraph 1 ) because ______.
       
    (A) it might have less traffic
    (B) the traffic would be heavier
    (C) she was too nervous to sit for her examination
    (D) she would have a longer time to revise her notes
       
  2. According to paragraph 2, which of the following statements is not true ?
       
    (A) Bangkok was infamous for its traffic jams.
    (B) Kwanjai had not experienced a traffic jam before.
    (C) Kwanjai had not experienced being stuck in a traffic jam for more than an hour before.
    (D) Kwanjai would be in time for her examination if she reached the examination hall within half an hour.
       
  3. According to paragraph 3, why had Kwanjai 'breathed in relief' ?
       
    (A) The horning had stopped.
    (B) The car had started to speed.
    (C) The car had started to move forward.
    (D) The driver had done a victory tap on the steering wheel.
       
  4. Which of the following best explains why Kwanjai did not 'hear anyone or even her own voice' ( paragraph 4 ) ?
       
    (A) No one had spoken to her.
    (B) She had banged her head against the window.
    (C) She was in shock so she had lost her hearing temporarily.
    (D) The driver had horned so loudly that her hearing was seriously affected.
       
  5. Before Kwanjai became unconscious, ______.
       
    (A) she vomited
    (B) she felt people carrying her
    (C) she could not force herself to open her eyes
    (D) she felt someone dragging her out from the vehicle
       
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