Leah's Pony Comprehension
  • 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) Leah keeps asking for one
B) Leah has to go to town on errands
C) Papa needs a horse to round up the cattle
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) Papa is very sick
C) the family had no money
D) the nights are hot and dry
  • 4. The sky turns black some days because________.
A) dust fills the sky
B) it rains hard
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 material is soft.
B) Mama has no money to buy cloth.
C) The sacks are a pretty color.
D) there is no place to buy cloth.
  • 6. Papa borrows money from the bank to buy _______.
A) a tractor
B) seeds
C) cattle
D) Leah's pony
  • 7. Times are hard for farmers because ______.
A) all the farm animals get sick and die
B) the grasshoppers and the lack of rain have ruined their crops
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) his pickup truck
B) the tractor
C) Mama's rooster
D) Leah's favorite calf
  • 9. Leah thinks Mr. B. might buy her pony because he ________.
A) likes animals
B) tells her the pony is the finest in the county
C) has a lot of money
D) once asked her if he could buy the pony
  • 10. Who is the man in the big hat?
A) Mr. B.
B) the auctioneer
C) a neighbor
D) Papa
  • 11. A penny auction occurs when people _______.
A) pay a penny to watch the auction
B) buy pennies for their coin collections
C) pay only a penny for each thing they buy
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.D   3.C   4.A   5.B   6.B   7.B   8.B   9.B   10.B   11.D   12.B   13.    14.   

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