The Crowded House Comprehension
  • 1. This winter has been the most _________ one yet.
A) advice
B) dreadful
C) wailing
D) faring
  • 2. That loud noise scared me out of my __________.
A) farewell
B) wits
C) advice
D) dreadful
  • 3. The baby's ___________ in the other room. How annoying!!
A) wailing
B) advice
C) faring
D) farewell
  • 4. Please give me some __________ about how to solve this problem.
A) advice
B) dreadful
C) farewell
D) faring
  • 5. Will she say _________ to us as she's leaving? She better. If she doesn't, she's not coming to my birthday party, and it's going to be so awesome. I'm having a real circus with pony rides and everything.
A) wailing
B) faring
C) farewell
D) dreadful
  • 6. We were __________ well, even though it was freezing outside.
A) advice
B) wailing
C) dreadful
D) faring
  • 7. This story is most like a _______.
A) biography
B) mystery
C) folktale
D) myth
  • 8. When does this story take place?
A) forever
B) present
C) past
D) future
  • 9. Where does this play take place?
A) in a crowded school
B) in Granny's cabin
C) in a carpenter's cottage
D) in the countryside
  • 10. Why do family members seem to be in each other's way?
A) The cottage only has one room.
B) Everyone is playing in the cottage.
C) Bartholomew came to visit.
D) No one moves out of the goat's way.
  • 11. How do the family members get along with one another?
A) They are polite and treat each other kindly.
B) They try to get out of each other's way.
C) They complain about each other.
D) They blame Father for their troubles.
  • 12. Father describes his life as _____.
A) difficult
B) busy
C) hopeless
D) miserable
  • 13. Why does the family bring a goat to live in the house?
A) Father insists upon it.
B) Bartholomew tells them to do it.
C) It's easier for May Ann to milk the goat inside.
D) The goat is cold outside.
  • 14. Bartholomew is known throughout the village as _______.
A) a crazy man
B) a wise man
C) an animal lover
D) an old man
  • 15. What is one reason that goat doesn't work out?
A) The goat attacks after being teased.
B) The goat provides enough milk.
C) Martin and Willy ignore it.
D) Meg likes the goat.
  • 16. When the family complains about the goat, Bartholomew tells them to _______.
A) take the goat back outside
B) stop teasing it
C) bring the chickens inside, too
D) learn to get along with it
  • 17. What does the family do when the chickens come inside?
A) They begin to stop complaining.
B) They blame the boys for their troubles.
C) They stay busy collecting eggs.
D) They complain more than ever.
  • 18. Bartholomew tells the family to bring their donkey inside because he _______.
A) wants the family to appreciate their farm animals
B) thinks the house has a little more room left
C) doesn't want the donkey to be alone outside
D) wants the family to know how much room they really have
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