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Comprehension (5.3)

Read the passage and answer the questions.

The Enigmatic Man

In the 1870s, there lived a man of honour and one of the finest gentleman England had seen. He was Fogg. He had riches but nobdoy really knew where he accumulated all his wealth for he certainly kept a low profile of himself.
Fogg had never been seen at a bank and his name did not appear in any of the clubs in the country. Neither had the Port Of London ever accomodated a ship owned by Fogg. He was not a businessman nor was he a manufacturer or a farmer or a merchant.
He spoke as little as he possibly could and his silence made him seem all the more mysterious. He was not extravagant but he was not a miser. Whenever help was required for some noble or useful cause, he would give generously and often anonymously.
No one had a better knowledge of the map of the world than Fogg. No matter how remote a place was, he seemed to know all about it. Sometimes, with a few brief, well-chosen words he would correct the remarks made by others about places and events in other parts of the world. Strangely, he was always proven right in the end.
As far as people knew, Fogg had neither wife nor children, which is not unusual for most honourable men. But the unusual thing is, he had no relatives or friends. He lived alone and no one ever entered his house. For all these reasons he remained an enigma to those who had met him.

1. How did the English society look upon Fogg?

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2. What is the meaning of the word "anonymous".

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3. When help was required, how would Fogg respond?

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4. How would one know that Fogg is a well travelled man?

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5. What was so unusual about Fogg's personal relationship with others?

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