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Read the following extract from the short story “The Little Match Girl” and answer the questions that follow by choosing the most appropriate option from the choices given below:

She had drawn her little feet under her, but she could not keep off the cold; and she dared not go home, for she had sold no matches, and could not take home even a penny of money. Her father would certainly beat her; besides, it was almost as cold at home as here, for they had only the roof to cover them, through which the wind howled, although the largest holes had been stopped up with straw and rags.

What was the use of straws and rags according to the context of the extract?

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A
Those were being used as a bed by the girl and her father.
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Those were being used as fuel to cook food.
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C
Those were being used to save the girl and her father from cold
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D
Those were used to mend the big holes in the roof
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The correct option is D Those were used to mend the big holes in the roof
The roof of her house was full of holes. The straws and rags were used to mend the biggest holes in the roof to stop wind inflow from being saved from the cold.

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