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) Leah has to go to town on errands
B) Papa earns good money from selling corn
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) the nights are hot and dry
B) Papa is very sick
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) clouds cover the sky
C) it rains hard
D) flocks of birds fly over
  • 5. Why does Mama make underwear for Leah out of flour sacks?
A) there is no place to buy cloth.
B) The sacks are a pretty color.
C) The material is soft.
D) Mama has no money to buy cloth.
  • 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) the farmers can't afford to buy seed
B) the grasshoppers and the lack of rain have ruined their crops
C) the farm equipment breaks and can't be fixed
D) all the farm animals get sick and die
  • 8. What is the hardest thing for Papa to sell?
A) his pickup truck
B) Mama's rooster
C) the tractor
D) Leah's favorite calf
  • 9. Leah thinks Mr. B. might buy her pony because he ________.
A) has a lot of money
B) likes animals
C) once asked her if he could buy the pony
D) tells her the pony is the finest in the county
  • 10. Who is the man in the big hat?
A) Mr. B.
B) Papa
C) a neighbor
D) the auctioneer
  • 11. A penny auction occurs when people _______.
A) pay only a penny for each thing they buy
B) pay a penny to watch the auction
C) buy pennies for their coin collections
D) buy valuable things for small amounts of money
  • 12. Which word best tells about Leah's neighbors?
A) generous
B) nosy
C) curious
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.C   2.B   3.C   4.A   5.D   6.B   7.B   8.C   9.D   10.D   11.D   12.A   13.    14.   

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