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

The culmination of her hard work and sincerity came in 1992, just four years after she had shyly asked the Aravali mountaineers if she could join them. At barely twenty years of age, Santosh Yaday conquered Mt. Everest, becoming the youngest woman in the world to achieve the feat. If her climbing skills, physical fitness, and mental strength impressed her seniors, her concern for others and desire to work together with them found her a special place in the hearts of fellow climbers.

(i) What was the culmination of her hard work and sincerity?

(ii) What had happened four years ago?

(iii) Find words which mean similar to the given words, from the passage:

(a) timidly, (b) peak.

Answer

(i) The culmination of her hard work and sincerity were Santosh Yadav’s conquering the Mt. Everest in 1992 and becoming the youngest woman in the world to do so.

(ii) Four years ago she had shyly asked the mountaineers if she could join them for an expedition and thus her mountaineering career began.

(iii) (a) timidly — shyly.

(b) peak — culmination.