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Read the passage carefully. Then choose the correct answer.
 
It was burning hot. The sun was directly above Rihashini's head, a big ball of fierce orange in the sky. She hopped from one foot to the other, unable to bear the heat penetrating through her soles, hitting her little heart with hatred and vengeance.

Rihashini longed for a chilled glass of lemonade to soothe her parched throat. "Only buttermilk," replied her grandmother. Rihashini itched all over. She wiped her forehead in frustration and ran back into the three-storey bungalow screaming for her mother only to realize she might not have returned from her shopping trip in town yet.

Rihashini shut herself in the toilet and looked at her swollen face in the mirror. The red spots seemed worse to her than the night before. "I hate this place," she cried to herself and began scratching her neck.

"Riha! Don't scratch! They will bleed," reminded her grandmother from downstairs.

In the week that had passed, Rihashini had only managed to visit the fields and the village temple before coming down with severe fever followed by chicken pox. However, her parents had decided to stick with the itinerary. Elephant rides on Monday, shopping on Tuesday and visiting the local cinema for a nice good laugh on Wednesday. "Why can't I just tag along with them?" Rihashini asked the yellow walls surrounding her. The place felt like a furnace.

The lack of meat in her diet was beginning to take a toll on her already dying spirit. She should not have gotten chicken pox in this crummy village. Rihashini felt a trickle of blood run down her forearm. "Oh, no!" she gasped. The toilet door flew open and her grandmother stood there ready with a tumbler of turmeric paste. "Please, amama! It stinks!" shrieked Rihashini, watching her grandmother waddle slowly towards her.

     
  1. Why do you think Rihashini felt 'hatred and vengeance' ( paragraph 1 ) ?
       
    (A) She missed her mother.
    (B) She was too hot from the heat.
    (C) She was upset that she was stuck with her grandmother while her parents were out.
    (D) All of the above.
       
  2. The events of the passage took place on a _______.
       
    (A) Monday
    (B) Tuesday
    (C) Wednesday
    (D) Thursday
       
  3. The place 'felt like a furnace' ( paragraph 5 ) because ______.
       
    (A) it was very hot
    (B) it was very rural
    (C) it was very stifling
    (D) the walls were yellow in color
       
  4. Which of the following best explains why there was blood on Rihashini's forearm ?
       
    (A) She had knocked herself on the bathroom door.
    (B) She had scratched the spots on her neck till they bled.
    (C) The bathroom was so hot that her spots started to bleed.
    (D) She had scratched the spots on her forearm till they bled.
       
  5. During her stay, Rihashini was mainly bothered by ______.
       
    (A) the heat and her vegetarian diet
    (B) the temple visit and her mother's absence
    (C) her mother's absence and her grandmother
    (D) the bungalow and the lack of children to play with
       
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