Leah's Pony Comprehension
Contributed by: Moore

  • 1. This selection is most like ________.
A) an informational story
B) a historical fiction
C) personal narrative
D) a biography
  • 2. Leah gets her pony "the year the corn grew tall and straight" because ________.
A) Papa earns good money from selling corn
B) Leah has to go to town on errands
C) Leah keeps asking for one
D) Papa needs a horse to round up the cattle
  • 3. The year that the corn grew not taller than a man's thumb, things change in Leah's house because _________.
A) the nights are hot and dry
B) Papa is very sick
C) Leah can't keep the pony's coat shining
D) the family had no money
  • 4. The sky turns black some days because________.
A) it rains hard
B) flocks of birds fly over
C) clouds cover the sky
D) dust fills the sky
  • 5. Why does Mama make underwear for Leah out of flour sacks?
A) The material is soft.
B) Mama has no money to buy cloth.
C) there is no place to buy cloth.
D) The sacks are a pretty color.
  • 6. Papa borrows money from the bank to buy _______.
A) Leah's pony
B) seeds
C) a tractor
D) cattle
  • 7. Times are hard for farmers because ______.
A) all the farm animals get sick and die
B) the grasshoppers and the lack of rain have ruined their crops
C) the farmers can't afford to buy seed
D) the farm equipment breaks and can't be fixed
  • 8. What is the hardest thing for Papa to sell?
A) his pickup truck
B) Mama's rooster
C) Leah's favorite calf
D) the tractor
  • 9. Leah thinks Mr. B. might buy her pony because he ________.
A) likes animals
B) once asked her if he could buy the pony
C) tells her the pony is the finest in the county
D) has a lot of money
  • 10. Who is the man in the big hat?
A) a neighbor
B) Papa
C) Mr. B.
D) the auctioneer
  • 11. A penny auction occurs when people _______.
A) buy valuable things for small amounts of money
B) buy pennies for their coin collections
C) pay a penny to watch the auction
D) pay only a penny for each thing they buy
  • 12. Which word best tells about Leah's neighbors?
A) curious
B) careful
C) nosy
D) generous
  • 13. How does Leah plan to keep someone else from buying Papa's tractor?
  • 14. After Leah bids on the tractor for her dad, what do the neighbors do next?
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Answer Key

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

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