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

At barely twenty years of age, Santosh Yadav scaled 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.

(a) How old was Santosh when she scaled Mt. Everest?

(b) Mention three qualities of Santosh which impressed her seniors.

(c) Find out the words from the passage which mean the same as the following:

(i) hardly.

(ii) worry.

Answer

(a) Santosh was hardly twenty years old when she scaled Mt. Everest.

(b) (i) climbing skills

(ii) physical fitness

(iii) mental strength.

(c) (i) barely.

(ii) concern.