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    Read the following poem and answer questions:

    Margaret Atwood
    All those times I was bored out of my mind.
    Holding the log while he sawed it.
    Holding the string while he measured, boards,
    distances between things, or pounded
    stakes into the ground for rows and rows
    of lettuces and beets, which I then (bored) weeded.
    Or sat in the back of the car, or sat still in boats,
    sat, sat, while at the prow, stern, wheel he drove, steered, paddled.
    It wasn’t even boredom, it was looking,
    looking hard and up close at the small details Myopia.
    The worn gunwales, the intricate twill of the seat cover.
    The acid crumbs of loam, the granular
    pink rock, its igneous veins, the sea-fans
    of dry moss, the blackish and then the graying bristles on the back of his neck.
    Sometimes he would whistle, sometimes
    I would. The boring rhythm of doing
    things over and over, carrying the wood, drying the dishes.
    Such minutiae.
    It’s what the animals spend most of their time at,
    ferrying the sand, grain by grain, from their tunnels,
    shuffling the leaves in their burrows. He pointed
    such things out, and I would look
    at the whorled texture of his square finger, earth under
    the nail. Why do I remember it as sunnier
    all the time then, although it more often
    rained, and more birdsong?
    I could hardly wait to get
    the hell out of there to
    anywhere else. Perhaps though
    boredom is happier. It is for dogs or
    groundhogs. Now I wouldn’t be bored.
    Now I would know too much.
    Now I would know.

    Which pair of words best describes the repetitive tenor of the speaker’s unpretentious yet oppressive life?

    (1) Details
    (2) The car
    (3) The wood
    (4) The minutae

    The right combination according to the code is:

    Options :-

    1. (1) and (4)

    2. (3) and (4)

    3. (1) and (2)

    4. (2) and (3)

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