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

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