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Read the extracts given below and answer the questions that follow:

Ausable moved to an armchair and sat down heavily. " I am going to raise the devil with the management this time, and you can bet on it, " he said grimly. " This is the second time in a month that somebody has got into my room throughout nuisance of a balcony ! " Fowler’s eyes went to the single window in the room . It was an ordinary window of the room. It was an ordinary window , against which now the night ws pressing blackley.

1. What story did Ausable cook up to confuse Max ?

(i) Ausable confused Max by framing a story about a secret staircase under his window. He told Max that it was being used by people for entering his room secretly.

(ii) Ausable confused Max by framing a story about a balcony under his window. He told Max that it was being used by people for entering his room secretly.

(iii) Ausable confused Max by framing a story about a ladder under his window. He told Max that it was being used by the people for entering his room secretly.

(iv) Ausable confused Max by framing a story about secret lift under his window. He told Max that it was being used by people for entering his room secretly.

2. When do you think Ausable thought up his plan for getting rid of Max?

(i) Ausable thought the plan when when he encountered Max in his room. He showed a little surprise but he wasn’t scared.

(ii) Ausable devised this plan two days ago because he knew Max would be coming to his room secretly.

(iii) Ausable devised the plan when Fowler came to him with information about Max.

(iv) Ausable thought the plan three hours ago when he encountered Max in the French music hall. He was scared if Max had some important news.

3. Was there a balcony in real ?

(i) There was actually a balcony but Max tripped.

(ii) There was no balcony but a secret a staircase which Max couldn’t find.

(iii) There was no balcony but a secret lift under Ausable room’s window which Max couldn’t find.

(iv) There was no balcony in real. Max was fooled.

4. How many times did Ausable say that people entered his room through the balcony.

(i) Ausable said, it was the third time that somebody was entering his room through the balcony.

(ii) Ausable said, it was the first time that somebody was entering his room through the balcony.

(iii) Ausable said , it was the second time somebody entered his room through the balcony.

(iv) Ausable said, it was the fifth time that somebody entered his room through the balcony.

5. Give the synonym for the word ordinary.

(i) unique

(ii) usual

(iii) abnormal

(iv) swiftly

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1. (ii) Ausable confused Max by framing a story about a balcony under his window. He told Max that it was being used by people for entering his room secretly.

2. (i) Ausable thought the plan when when he encountered Max in his room. He showed a li4le surprise but he wasn’t scared.

3. (iv) There was no balcony in real. Max was fooled.

4. (iii) Ausable said , it was the second time somebody entered his room through the balcony.

5. (ii) usual

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