The decoction given to the narrator was:
- bitter but effective
- made from fresh fruits
- made from roots and herbs
- tasty but useless
The decoction given to the narrator was bitter but effective. The second paragraph's fourth sentence reads, "It was really bitter, but after about an hour, I started to feel relieved." The storyteller was offered a decoction, and we can infer from the above clause that it was bitter but effective.
The considerations for reading comprehension questions are listed below.
- Determine why you are reading. Try to read the passage and the question in that order so that you may concentrate just on what needs to be read in the passage.
- Consider what may come next. Keep an eye out for specific details in the passage.
- To uncover specific information, such as figures or names, or to acquire a general understanding of the passage's content, skim through it quickly.
The narrator was given a bitter yet potent potion.