November 03, 2013

SSC EM Paragraph Test



A test on comprehension on paragraph reading for class X
Read the paragraph and answer the followed questions:

Ø  “Because she tried to make him colour with red crayons,” Laurie said. “Charles wanted to colour with green crayons, so he hit the teacher and she spanked him and said nobody play with Charles but everybody did.”
1.       Who is the narrator of this passage?
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2.       Who does ‘she’ refer to in this passage?
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3.       Why did she spank him?
4.       ______________________________________________________________________
5.       What did the teacher ask everybody to do?
6.       ______________________________________________________________________
7.       Why did he hit the teacher?
8.       ______________________________________________________________________
9.       Which word gives the meaning ‘hit several time on one’s bottom as a punishment’?
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Ø  “Naaah” Laurie said scornfully. ‘It was a man who came and made us do exercises. Look.” He climbed down from his chair land squatted down and touched his toes. ‘Like this,’ he said. He got solemnly back into his chair and said, picking up his fork, ‘Charles didn’t even do exercises.’
1.       Who was the man?
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2.       What did Laurie say about?
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3.       Which word gives the meaning ‘seriously’?
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4.       Did Laurie do exercises that day?
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5.       Who does ‘he’ refer to in this passage?
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Ø  He seemed to be wrong. For over a week Charles was the teacher’s helper; each day he handed things out he picked up; no one had to stay after school.
‘The PTA meeting’s next week again.’ I told my husband one evening. ‘I’m, going to find Charles’ mother there.
1.       The word ‘he’ occurred two times in this passage. Who does ‘he’ refer to?
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2.       Did Charles mother attend the PTA meeting earlier? Why? Or why not?
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3.       Who does ‘I’ refer to in this passage?
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4.       Elaborate the abbreviation PTA.
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5.       Who was Charles?
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6.       Who is the teacher’s helper?
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