Comprehension – Nelson’s Final Sacrifice

Read the comprehension passage and then answer the questions.

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Reading Comprehension

Read the comprehension passage and then answer the questions.

Sample Answers:
1. ‘Supposing that she had struck’ means ‘thinking that the men in the ship had surrendered’.
2. Nelson ordered his men two times to cease firing on the Redoubtable. From the same ship a ball was fired at him and brought about his death. He was thus partly responsible for his death.
3. The ‘mizzen-top’ is the platform round the lower part of the mast nearest the stern.
4. Nelson was certain that it would be impossible to save his life. He, therefore, insisted that the surgeon should leave him and attend to others.
5. His patriotism, his humanity and his powers of endurance are revealed by this passage.

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