Verbal Ability - Comprehension - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Comprehension - Section 2 (Q.No. 1)
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But I did not want to shoot the elephant. I watched him beating his bunch of grass against his knees, with the preoccupied grandmotherly air that elephants have. It seemed to me that it would be murder to shoot him. I had never shot an elephant and never wanted to. (Somehow it always seems worse to kill large animal.) Besides, there was the beast's owner to be considered. But I had got to act quickly. I turned to some experienced-looking Burmans who had been there when we arrived, and asked them how the elephants had been behaving. They all said the same thing; he took no notice of you if you left him alone, but he might charge if you went too close to him.

1.
The phrase 'Preoccupied grandmotherly air' signifies
being totally unconcerned
pretending to be very busy
a very superior attitude
calm, dignified and affectionate disposition
Answer: Option
Explanation:
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Discussion:
19 comments Page 1 of 2.

Arkamitra said:   2 years ago
Here, The phrase 'Preoccupied grandmotherly air' does not signify" because all other 3 options are the meaning of the phrase except option D.
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Kunihira said:   4 years ago
D is the correct answer.

Because grandmothers are always calm and love peace.
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Uday kumar said:   6 years ago
" I watched him beating his bunch of grass against his knees, with the preoccupied grandmotherly air that elephants have", what dose this exactly mean?

Please tell me.

Muh Yamin said:   7 years ago
Can you explain why the answer is D?
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Manish said:   7 years ago
I think that in comprehension pre occupied grandmotherly before this the line is beating his bunch of grass against his knees, so in my point of view, elephant shows his attitude in it.

I think C option is the correct answer.
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Narender said:   7 years ago
A mother is always calm.

Aradhaya said:   7 years ago
It seemed to me that it would be murder to shoot him by this line it seems that the author was afraid of killing an elephant.
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Ankur said:   8 years ago
Its a fact, when an ant is crushed under someone's feet no one thinks about it but when a dog or cat dies under a car we feel very sad for them.

Ankur said:   8 years ago
Elephants mostly remain calm and old people love peace. Only in mating season when males have a high testotrene level they damages everything.

Siddik said:   8 years ago
Grandmother is being calm on general.


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