3rd Class English Comprehension Question Bank

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    Read the passage given below carefully and select the correct options as your answers to the questions that follow it.
    I was never a great athlete but I managed to win a prize once. My house-master reckoned I might have a chance to win. We were each given three jumps. I thought I jumped very well the first time but it was a foul jump. So I waited for my next jump.
    I saw the other competitors leap like gazelles into the sand-pit. When one particular tall boy, the eventual winner, made his jump, I knew that no one else would be able to beat him.
    No one did. I was delighted to collect my little plastic Consolation Prize from the Headmaster.
    What was the prize that the author won?

    A) First Prize

    B) Consolation Prize

    C) Second Prize

    D) No Prize

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    Read the passage given below carefully and select the correct options as your answers to the questions that follow it.
    I was never a great athlete but I managed to win a prize once. My house-master reckoned I might have a chance to win. We were each given three jumps. I thought I jumped very well the first time but it was a foul jump. So I waited for my next jump.
    I saw the other competitors leap like gazelles into the sand-pit. When one particular tall boy, the eventual winner, made his jump, I knew that no one else would be able to beat him.
    No one did. I was delighted to collect my little plastic Consolation Prize from the Headmaster.
    What, according to the passage, do gazelles do?

    A) Leap in a competition

    B) Leap into the sand pit

    C) Jump long distances

    D) Over-run others

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    Read the passage given below carefully and select the correct options as your answers to the questions that follow it.
    I was never a great athlete but I managed to win a prize once. My house-master reckoned I might have a chance to win. We were each given three jumps. I thought I jumped very well the first time but it was a foul jump. So I waited for my next jump.
    I saw the other competitors leap like gazelles into the sand-pit. When one particular tall boy, the eventual winner, made his jump, I knew that no one else would be able to beat him.
    No one did. I was delighted to collect my little plastic Consolation Prize from the Headmaster.
    'No one did'. What does the sentence mean?

    A) No one was delighted.

    B) No one won a prize.

    C) No one participated.

    D) No one could beat the boy.

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    Read the passage given below carefully and select the correct options as your answers to the questions that follow it.
    I was never a great athlete but I managed to win a prize once. My house-master reckoned I might have a chance to win. We were each given three jumps. I thought I jumped very well the first time but it was a foul jump. So I waited for my next jump.
    I saw the other competitors leap like gazelles into the sand-pit. When one particular tall boy, the eventual winner, made his jump, I knew that no one else would be able to beat him.
    No one did. I was delighted to collect my little plastic Consolation Prize from the Headmaster.
    What is the meaning of reckoned as used in the passage?

    A) told

    B) guessed

    C) decided

    D) requested

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    Read the following poem carefully and select correct options as your answers to the questions that follow it.
    I love chocolate cake. And when I was a boy I loved it even more. Sometimes we used to have it for tea And Mum used to say, 'If there's any left over You can have it at school tomorrow.? And the next day I would take it to school Wrapped up in a tin foil Open it up at playtime and sit In the corner of the playground eating it, You know how the icing on top is all shiny And it cracks as you bite into it, And there's that other kind of icing in the middle And it sticks to your hands And you can lick your fingers and enjoy it for a time longer. So it's lovely!
    In the sentence 'So it's lovely!', what is lovely?

    A) The cake taken to the school

    B) The fruit cake

    C) The icing on the top

    D) The sticky icing

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    Read the following poem carefully and select correct options as your answers to the questions that follow it.
    I love chocolate cake. And when I was a boy I loved it even more. Sometimes we used to have it for tea And Mum used to say, 'If there's any left over You can have it at school tomorrow.? And the next day I would take it to school Wrapped up in a tin foil Open it up at playtime and sit In the corner of the playground eating it, You know how the icing on top is all shiny And it cracks as you bite into it, And there's that other kind of icing in the middle And it sticks to your hands And you can lick your fingers and enjoy it for a time longer. So it's lovely!
    How much did the poet, as a boy, like the chocolate cake?

    A) liked more

    B) disliked less

    C) liked less

    D) disliked more

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    Read the following poem carefully and select correct options as your answers to the questions that follow it.
    I love chocolate cake. And when I was a boy I loved it even more. Sometimes we used to have it for tea And Mum used to say, 'If there's any left over You can have it at school tomorrow.? And the next day I would take it to school Wrapped up in a tin foil Open it up at playtime and sit In the corner of the playground eating it, You know how the icing on top is all shiny And it cracks as you bite into it, And there's that other kind of icing in the middle And it sticks to your hands And you can lick your fingers and enjoy it for a time longer. So it's lovely!
    Where does the poet eat the leftover cake?

    A) At home

    B) In bed

    C) In the class

    D) In the playground

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    Read the following poem carefully and select correct options as your answers to the questions that follow it.
    I love chocolate cake. And when I was a boy I loved it even more. Sometimes we used to have it for tea And Mum used to say, 'If there's any left over You can have it at school tomorrow.? And the next day I would take it to school Wrapped up in a tin foil Open it up at playtime and sit In the corner of the playground eating it, You know how the icing on top is all shiny And it cracks as you bite into it, And there's that other kind of icing in the middle And it sticks to your hands And you can lick your fingers and enjoy it for a time longer. So it's lovely!
    How did the poet take the cake to school?

    A) He wrapped lunch box in a tin foil.

    B) He packed the box with the cake.

    C) He wrapped the cake in a tin foil.

    D) He put it in the lunch box.

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    Read the following passages carefully and select the correct options as your answers to the questions that follow them.
    Many bakeries sell their cakes at half price when it is near closing time. This is because the cakes are always freshly made every day. Cakes that cannot be sold will be thrown away. When these places sell the cakes at half price, the cakes are often sold out at the end of the day. In fact, many people wait until the prices fall before buying the cakes.
    When do bakers sell their cakes at half price?

    A) When cakes are few

    B) After cakes are baked

    C) Just before the shop is opened

    D) Just before the shop is closed

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    Read the following passages carefully and select the correct options as your answers to the questions that follow them.
    Many bakeries sell their cakes at half price when it is near closing time. This is because the cakes are always freshly made every day. Cakes that cannot be sold will be thrown away. When these places sell the cakes at half price, the cakes are often sold out at the end of the day. In fact, many people wait until the prices fall before buying the cakes.
    What is the price of a freshly-made cake?

    A) half price

    B) original price

    C) two times more in the morning

    D) two times less

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    Read the following passages carefully and select the correct options as your answers to the questions that follow them.
    Many bakeries sell their cakes at half price when it is near closing time. This is because the cakes are always freshly made every day. Cakes that cannot be sold will be thrown away. When these places sell the cakes at half price, the cakes are often sold out at the end of the day. In fact, many people wait until the prices fall before buying the cakes.
    What happens to the cakes that cannot be sold?

    A) They just go waste.

    B) They are freshly made again.

    C) They are sold at half-price.

    D) They are sold the next day.

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    Read the following passages carefully and select the correct options as your answers to the questions that follow them.
    Many bakeries sell their cakes at half price when it is near closing time. This is because the cakes are always freshly made every day. Cakes that cannot be sold will be thrown away. When these places sell the cakes at half price, the cakes are often sold out at the end of the day. In fact, many people wait until the prices fall before buying the cakes.
    Why do people wait for the end of the day?

    A) So that they can go home

    B) So that the cake will cost less

    C) So that they can eat a fresh cake

    D) So that they can buy a fresh cake

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    Read the following passages carefully and select the correct options as your answers to the questions that follow them.
    Human beings often put an animal's life in danger by destroying the food chain. Each animal in the food chain depends on other animals to survive. If human beings hunt an animal until it becomes extinct, then that animal can no longer be the food for other larger animals. Without the food that they need, those larger animals may eventually die.
    What happens when the food chain is destroyed?

    A) Human life is in danger.

    B) Animal life is in danger.

    C) Human life will depend on animal life.

    D) Animal life will depend on human life.

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    Read the following passages carefully and select the correct options as your answers to the questions that follow them.
    Human beings often put an animal's life in danger by destroying the food chain. Each animal in the food chain depends on other animals to survive. If human beings hunt an animal until it becomes extinct, then that animal can no longer be the food for other larger animals. Without the food that they need, those larger animals may eventually die.
    What is the meaning of extinct as used in the passage?

    A) Disappear for some time

    B) To be never present

    C) Dead for some time

    D) Alive for a long time

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    Read the following passages carefully and select the correct options as your answers to the questions that follow them.
    Human beings often put an animal's life in danger by destroying the food chain. Each animal in the food chain depends on other animals to survive. If human beings hunt an animal until it becomes extinct, then that animal can no longer be the food for other larger animals. Without the food that they need, those larger animals may eventually die.
    If an animal becomes extinct, what will happen to the other animals?

    A) They will not be extinct.

    B) They will starve and die.

    C) There will be a lot of food.

    D) They will eat human beings.

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    Read the following passages carefully and select the correct options as your answers to the questions that follow them.
    Human beings often put an animal's life in danger by destroying the food chain. Each animal in the food chain depends on other animals to survive. If human beings hunt an animal until it becomes extinct, then that animal can no longer be the food for other larger animals. Without the food that they need, those larger animals may eventually die.
    Why does an animal become extinct?

    A) Because there is no food

    B) Because larger animals kill the animal

    C) Because human beings kill animals non-stop

    D) Because there is no shelter

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    Read the following passages carefully and select the correct options as your answers to the questions that follow them.
    It was an exciting day for students in the school. That Wednesday morning, instead of going straight to their classrooms, they gathered at the courtyard.
    A truck pulled into the school. Everyone jumped up, oblivious to the arrival of the teachers. They waited and watched the three men take out the computer boxes. Their school was supposed to be a model school for the other neighboring schools. They were going to undergo a programme known as Computer Assisted Learning, CAL. If it was successful, the other schools would adopt this programme too.
    Over the next few days, the students spent an hour each day at the computer sharing it each time. However, they never jostled for the computer. The absenteeism rate dropped with the arrival of the computers.
    In what way did the children behave differently that Wednesday morning?

    A) They were making a lot of noise.

    B) They went to their classrooms.

    C) They went to the courtyard.

    D) They did not hear the bell ring.

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    Read the following passages carefully and select the correct options as your answers to the questions that follow them.
    It was an exciting day for students in the school. That Wednesday morning, instead of going straight to their classrooms, they gathered at the courtyard.
    A truck pulled into the school. Everyone jumped up, oblivious to the arrival of the teachers. They waited and watched the three men take out the computer boxes. Their school was supposed to be a model school for the other neighboring schools. They were going to undergo a programme known as Computer Assisted Learning, CAL. If it was successful, the other schools would adopt this programme too.
    Over the next few days, the students spent an hour each day at the computer sharing it each time. However, they never jostled for the computer. The absenteeism rate dropped with the arrival of the computers.
    What did the students do when they saw the truck?

    A) They asked their teachers what it was doing in the school.

    B) They got up.

    C) They went to their classrooms.

    D) They ran towards it.

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    Read the following passages carefully and select the correct options as your answers to the questions that follow them.
    It was an exciting day for students in the school. That Wednesday morning, instead of going straight to their classrooms, they gathered at the courtyard.
    A truck pulled into the school. Everyone jumped up, oblivious to the arrival of the teachers. They waited and watched the three men take out the computer boxes. Their school was supposed to be a model school for the other neighboring schools. They were going to undergo a programme known as Computer Assisted Learning, CAL. If it was successful, the other schools would adopt this programme too.
    Over the next few days, the students spent an hour each day at the computer sharing it each time. However, they never jostled for the computer. The absenteeism rate dropped with the arrival of the computers.
    The word 'model' in the sentence 'The village school was supposed to be a model school7 tells us that the school was going to ________.

    A) be an example for the other village schools to follow

    B) have five computers

    C) buy more computers

    D) teach students to share

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    Read the following passages carefully and select the correct options as your answers to the questions that follow them.
    It was an exciting day for students in the school. That Wednesday morning, instead of going straight to their classrooms, they gathered at the courtyard.
    A truck pulled into the school. Everyone jumped up, oblivious to the arrival of the teachers. They waited and watched the three men take out the computer boxes. Their school was supposed to be a model school for the other neighboring schools. They were going to undergo a programme known as Computer Assisted Learning, CAL. If it was successful, the other schools would adopt this programme too.
    Over the next few days, the students spent an hour each day at the computer sharing it each time. However, they never jostled for the computer. The absenteeism rate dropped with the arrival of the computers.
    Was the program CAL successful?

    A) Yes, the students never jostled for the computers.

    B) No, there were two to three students sharing one computer.

    C) No, it was the first time it was taken up.

    D) Yes, students started coming to school regularly.

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