The Gardener
Contributed by: Weiss

  • 1. Megan was______to get to school because she was going on a class trip.
A) retire
B) vacant
C) adore
D) anxious
  • 2. Todd has on a bright red shirt, so you will have no trouble______him.
A) recognizing
B) sprucing
C) adore
D) anxious
  • 3. My baseball team cleaned up a_______lot so we could make a ball field.
A) retire
B) recognizing
C) sprucing
D) vacant
  • 4. All the children______the baby kittens because they are so cute and loving.
A) retire
B) vacant
C) adore
D) sprucing
  • 5. They spent a lot of time______up their house because it needed a lot of repairs.
A) adore
B) recognizing
C) sprucing
D) retire
  • 6. My grandfather can't wait to______from his job so he can travel around the world.
A) retire
B) adore
C) anxious
D) sprucing
  • 7. Why does Lydia go to live with Uncle Jim?
A) beacuse she wants to learn how to bake
B) beacause her partents want her to go to school in the city
C) because Uncle Jim is helping out until her father gets work
D) beacause she wants to plant flowers
  • 8. Why does Lydia Grace write to Uncle Jim the first time?
A) Unlce jim loves to get letters.
B) She wants him to know she will be helpful to him when she comes to live with him.
C) Uncle Jim had chased her mother up trees when they were little.
D) Her mother tells her to write to him.
  • 9. Why does Lydia feel that she can help Unlce Jim?
A) beacuse she knows a lot about gardening
B) because she is small but strong
C) because she is his niece
D) because she is anxious to learn baking
  • 10. What excites Lydiua when she arrives at Unlce Jim's?
A) a pretty dress and a hat
B) a garden and a sidewalk
C) window boxes and sunshine
D) seeds and bulbs
  • 11. What does Lydia grace notice about Uncle Jim?
A) He loves drawings.
B) He doesn't talk
C) He has a big nose and mustache.
D) He doesn't smile.
  • 12. Lydia Grace thinks Uncle Jim likes the poem she wrote because he______.
A) smiles
B) syas that he likes it
C) reads it aloud and puts it in his pocket
D) smiles but says nothing about it
  • 13. Lydia Grace remembers Grandma's saying, "April showers bring May flowers." In this selection, April showers bring May flowers means______.
A) it rains only in April
B) seeds are sprouting in April
C) flowers need water to grow
D) all flowers bloom in May
  • 14. Where is Lydia Grace's secret place?
A) in her bedroom
B) in the vacant lot
C) on the farm
D) on the roof
  • 15. What does Lydia Grace want most to happen at the bakery?
A) to be able to knead dough well
B) to be helpful
C) to see Uncle Jim smile
D) to keep Otis for her own
  • 16. What challenge does Lydia Grace face in this selection?
A) finding a secret place
B) living away from home
C) taking care of Otis
D) learning how to speak Latin
  • 17. Which best decribes Lydia Grace?
A) nervous
B) lonely
C) lazy
D) cheerful
  • 18. Why does Lydia Grace use capital letters to write the words "I'M COMING HOME!"?
A) She is excited to be going home.
B) She likes capital letters.
C) She makes a mistake.
D) Ed and Emma tell her to use capital letters.
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Answer Key

1.D   2.A   3.D   4.C   5.C   6.A   7.C   8.B   9.B   10.C   11.D   12.C   13.C   14.D   15.C   16.B   17.D   18.A  

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