Leah's Pony Comprehension
  • 1. This selection is most like ________.
A) a biography
B) a historical fiction
C) personal narrative
D) an informational story
  • 2. Leah gets her pony "the year the corn grew tall and straight" because ________.
A) Leah keeps asking for one
B) Papa needs a horse to round up the cattle
C) Papa earns good money from selling corn
D) Leah has to go to town on errands
  • 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) Papa is very sick
D) the nights are hot and dry
  • 4. The sky turns black some days because________.
A) flocks of birds fly over
B) clouds cover the sky
C) it rains hard
D) dust fills the sky
  • 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) Leah's pony
B) cattle
C) a tractor
D) seeds
  • 7. Times are hard for farmers because ______.
A) the grasshoppers and the lack of rain have ruined their crops
B) the farmers can't afford to buy seed
C) all the farm animals get sick and die
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) his pickup truck
C) Leah's favorite calf
D) the tractor
  • 9. Leah thinks Mr. B. might buy her pony because he ________.
A) once asked her if he could buy the pony
B) has a lot of money
C) tells her the pony is the finest in the county
D) likes animals
  • 10. Who is the man in the big hat?
A) Papa
B) the auctioneer
C) a neighbor
D) Mr. B.
  • 11. A penny auction occurs when people _______.
A) pay only a penny for each thing they buy
B) buy pennies for their coin collections
C) buy valuable things for small amounts of money
D) pay a penny to watch the auction
  • 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.B   2.C   3.B   4.D   5.A   6.D   7.A   8.D   9.C   10.B   11.C   12.B   13.    14.   

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