Leah's Pony Comprehension
Contributed by: Moore

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

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