Leah's Pony Comprehension
Contributed by: Moore

  • 1. This selection is most like ________.
A) an informational story
B) a historical fiction
C) a biography
D) personal narrative
  • 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 keeps asking for one
C) Leah has to go to town on errands
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) the family had no money
B) the nights are hot and dry
C) Papa is very sick
D) Leah can't keep the pony's coat shining
  • 4. The sky turns black some days because________.
A) it rains hard
B) flocks of birds fly over
C) clouds cover the sky
D) dust fills the sky
  • 5. Why does Mama make underwear for Leah out of flour sacks?
A) The material is soft.
B) The sacks are a pretty color.
C) there is no place to buy cloth.
D) Mama has no money to buy cloth.
  • 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) all the farm animals get sick and die
C) the farmers can't afford to buy seed
D) the farm equipment breaks and can't be fixed
  • 8. What is the hardest thing for Papa to sell?
A) Mama's rooster
B) the tractor
C) Leah's favorite calf
D) his pickup truck
  • 9. Leah thinks Mr. B. might buy her pony because he ________.
A) likes animals
B) has a lot of money
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) Papa
B) a neighbor
C) the auctioneer
D) Mr. B.
  • 11. A penny auction occurs when people _______.
A) pay only a penny for each thing they buy
B) buy valuable things for small amounts of money
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) generous
B) nosy
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.B   2.D   3.A   4.D   5.D   6.C   7.A   8.B   9.D   10.C   11.B   12.A   13.    14.   

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