A profound terror, increase still by the darkness, the silence images :

A profound terror, increase still by the darkness, the silence images, froze his waking images, froze his heart within him. He almost felt hair on end, when by straining his eyes to their utmost, he perceived through the shadows two faint yellows light. At first he attributed these lights to the reflection of his own pupils, but soon the vivid brilliance of the night him gradually to objects around him in the cave, and he beheld a huge animal lying but steps from him.

  1. The opening of the passage suggest that
    (a) darkness, silence and waking images added to his already being in profound terror
    (b) a profound terror increased the waking images in his frozen heart
    (c) the person was frightened by darkness and silence
    (d) a profound terror was caused in him by the silence and darkness of the night
  2. When he perceived through the shadows two faint lights
    (a) he experienced a great strain
    (b) he felt his air stand upright
    (c) his eyes strained to their utmost
    (d) his pupils dilated
  3. The person in the story
    (a) imagined that he saw an animal
    (b) could not recognize the animal
    (c) saw the animal by chance
    (d) expected to see the animal 

 

Anurag Mishra Professor Asked on 18th February 2016 in English.
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    1. (a) darkness, silence and waking images added to his already being in profound terror
    2. (b) he felt his hair stand upright
    3. (c) saw the animal by chance
    Anurag Mishra Professor Answered on 18th February 2016.
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