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The old woman in her hut


Three questions focusing on the use of language to present the old woman in paragraph 5 of A Passage to Africa.
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Question 1

Which sense does Alagiah use to describe the condition of the old woman in paragraph 5?
  • Sight
  • Sound
  • Smell
  • Taste
  • Touch

Question 2

Choose one option from each of the drop-down menus to explain the effect of the verb choices in this paragraph.
  • left behind
  • forgotten about
  • left to die
  • Dying
  • Rotting
  • Going bad
  • Has become septic and oozing pus
  • getting worse
  • getting better
  • Broken
  • Splintered
  • Beyond repair
  • Dying and undignified death
  • Dying slowly
  • Dying painfully
  • Working hard
  • Hanging on to life
  • Trying to breath

Question 3

Alagiah is repulsed by the dying old woman.
  • True
  • False
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