Sunday, February 03, 2013

The bane of Bane

Sentence in comprehension: ' Noise is the greatest bane of modern life'.

Question: Provide the appropriate meaning according to the context.

Word: 'bane'

Answer (by hapless student, SL, class 9): A character in the Batman series.

Reaction (of hapless teacher); "Full marks for comic relief but zero from the perspective of academic enlightenment."

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