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My teacher asked me the following question :

What titles did the King call Rassendyll.

a) nephew b) cousin c) double d) both b and c are correct

The suggested answer to this question is (d). I think the word TITLES is wrongly used in this question. Am I right?

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I agree with you. A title is a formal address for a person. Nephew and cousin are blood relationships, and double is a role. I have never heard of these being used to mean "title."

How did the King address Rassendyll?

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Omar Ahmed

My teacher asked me the following question :

What titles did the King call Rassendyll?

a) nephew b) cousin c) double d) both b and c are correct

The suggested answer to this question is (d). I think the word TITLES is wrongly used in this question. Am I right?

You may well be right, but the question must have been asked in the context of some kind of story about the king and Rassendyll, which you have not provided.

So even though it seems you're right, I can't suggest any term other than "titles" because I have no further information by which to assess the situation.

CJ

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The question is based on a novel called 'The Prisoner of Zenda'.

Here is the text upon which the exam setter based his question :

Colonel Sapt stopped talking and the King suddenly began to laugh loudly. Then he stepped up to me, still laughing, and said, "It's good to meet you, cousin! You must forgive me if I seemed surprised, as it's not every day that you see your double!" "I hope you're not angry," I said." Whether I like it or not, you can't help looking like me. No, I'll happily help you. Where are you travelling to?" "To Strelsau, sir. To the coronation."

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Omar AhmedHere is the text

Thanks for providing that.

The answer is d, and 'titles' is wrong.

See Alphecca Stars's answer for how the question should have been asked.

CJ