Short Passages Comprehension -I

Please study carefully the comprehension given below. The passages is followed by a set of questions choose the best answer to each question.

At low tide he walked over the sands to the headland and round the corner to the little bay facing the open sea. It was inaccessible by boat, because seams of rock jutted out and currents swirled round them treacherously. But you could walk there if you chose one of the lowest ebb tides that receded a very long way. You could not linger on the expedition, for once the tide was on the turn, it came in rapidly. For this reason very few people cared to explore the little bay and the cave at the back of it.
But the unknown always drew this man like a magnet. He found the bay fresh and unlittered, as it was completely covered by the sea at high tide. The cave looked mysteriously dark, cool and inviting and he penetrated to the farthest corner where he discovered a wide crack, rather like a chimney. He peered up and thought he could see a patch of daylight.

Ques 1. According to the writer, the bay could not be reached by boat, because :
(a) it had numerous layers of rock
(b) there were too many eddies
(c) it was facing the open sea
(d) there were seams of rock and treacherously swirling currents

Ques 2. One could visit the bay
(a) at any time one chose
(b) on certain specified occasions
(c) when there was a low tide
(d) during the evening walk

Ques 3. It was not possible to ‘linger on the expedition’ because :
(a) the water rose rapidly
(b) the tide turned quickly
(c) the tide turned sprightly
(d) the water rushed in with a great force

Ques 4. He found the bay “fresh and unlittered” because :
(a) the sea water had receded
(b) he was the first visitor there
(c) the high tide had just washed the litter away
(d) it was not frequented by people who would pollute it

Ques 5. While passing through the cave, the writer discovered a :
(a) cool and secluded corner
(b) large opening
(c) chimney-shaped rock
(d) big crack through which light came in
Answers :
(1) (d), (2) (c), (3) (c), (4) (c), (5) (d).