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Read the following passage carefully and answer the question that follows it:

Whenever I told people that I was going to the psychiatric hospital, Yaba in Lagos. Many of them looked at my face with some kind of suspicion or sympathy. At least that was the message that I read from their faces.

I understood suspicion to mean that they might be troubled or worried if I had some psychiatric problem myself. Concerning the concept of sympathy, they might have thought that I had a patient that I went there to see or visit. How on earth they thought that way baffled me! In reality, the hospital was built for the care of people with some kind of psychiatric problem or another. Did it mean, then, that all persons that one found in the hospital in any given time had psychiatric problem? Or, could someone not go to the place for one thing other than seeking psychiatric assistance?

What might be responsible for this kind of attitude was the lack of education or precisely, good education. After all, education could help people to differentiate their right from the left hand! What such people might have done was to request to know what one was going there to do. Such a request would have solved the suspicion and sympathy problems.

Suspicion as used in the passage means

Options

A)
introvert
B)
suspect
C)
introspect
D)
extrovert

The correct answer is C.


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  • Steven Jekwu

    The correct answer is B.

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  • Steven Jekwu

    The correct answer is B suspect

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  • Igweh Chinedu Prince

    CONSIDERING: "many of them looked at my face with some kind of SUSPICION or SYMPATHY" ...

    SUSPICION, here suggests that the writer herself might be showing some psychiatric symptoms and probably has a date with the doctor.

    INTROSPECT which means to reflect, or have deep thought especially about oneself, essentially does not relate to the context here.
    Hence, it cannot be the answer.

    Again, considering SYMPATHY, which means the feeling people have for others when they are going through some hard times, say for instance, a relative of theirs died or is seriously ill.
    Hence, "suspicion or sympathy" here means that the people appear to think of the writer as a suspect of psychiatric disorder herself or as a person whose relative of psychiatric disorder is in the hospital she is visiting.
    Hence, the
    correct answer should be
    C) SUSPECT.

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