Leah's Pony Comprehension
Contributed by: Moore

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

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