I believe the correct answer from the choices listed above is the first option. The degree of the adverb more swiftly in the sentence would be comparative. We can use comparative adverbs to show change or to make comparisons. Hope this answers the question. Have a nice day.
The new government acted more swiftly than the old to secure the rights of the colonists. What is the degree of the adverb more swiftly in the sentence? comparative positive superlative