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

Describing her feelings when she was literally ‘on top of the world’, Santosh Yadav has said, “It took some time for the enormity of the moment to sink in. Then I unfurled the Indian tricolour and held it aloft on the roof of the world. The feeling is indescribable. The Indian flag was flying on top of the world. It was truly a spiritual moment. I felt proud as an Indian.”

(i) What does it mean to be ‘on top of the world’?

(ii) What did Santosh do when she was on the top of the world?

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

(a) actually, (b) greatness.

Answer

(i) It literally means that Santosh was standing on the highest peak of the world - the Mount Everest.

(ii) She unfurled the Indian Tricolour and held it aloft on the Mount Everest.

(iii) (a) actually — literally.

(b) greatness — enormity.