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The Remains of the Day

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Mr. Stevens, while initially unsure about taking a trip at Mr. Farraday’s suggestion, subsequently changes his mind.

He says:

“The fact that my attitude to this same suggestion underwent a change over the following days – indeed, that the notion of a trip to the West Country took an ever-increasing hold on my thoughts – is no doubt substantially attributable to – and why should I hide it? – the arrival of Miss Kenton’s letter…”

From the Choices below, identify the description that best suits the embedded question in the excerpt: “…and why should I hide it?”

A

It is an impertinent question.

B

It is a subsidiary question.

C

It is a leading question.

D

It is an open-ended question.

E

It is a rhetorical question.