Directions (1-5): Read the following passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four given alternatives.
Many thousands of witches were burnt at the stake. The sins of men were punished by pestilence, famine, earthquake, flood and fire. And yet, strange to say, they were even more sinful than they are nowadays.
Very little was known scientifically about the world. A few learned men remembered Greek proofs that the earth is round, but most people made fun of the notion that there are antipodes. To suppose that there are human beings at the antipodes was heresy. It was generally held, though modern Catholics took a milder view, that the immense majority of mankind was dammed. Dangers were held to lurk at every turn.
Q1. Many thousands of witches were
(b) encouraged in their work
(c) burnt at the stake
(d) revered and respected
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