Leah's Pony Comprehension
Contributed by: Moore

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

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