Leah's Pony Comprehension
Contributed by: Moore

  • 1. This selection is most like ________.
A) a biography
B) personal narrative
C) an informational story
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) Papa needs a horse to round up the cattle
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) Papa is very sick
B) the nights are hot and dry
C) the family had no money
D) Leah can't keep the pony's coat shining
  • 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) there is no place to buy cloth.
B) The material is soft.
C) The sacks are a pretty color.
D) Mama has no money to buy cloth.
  • 6. Papa borrows money from the bank to buy _______.
A) seeds
B) Leah's pony
C) cattle
D) a tractor
  • 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) the farm equipment breaks and can't be fixed
D) all the farm animals get sick and die
  • 8. What is the hardest thing for Papa to sell?
A) the tractor
B) Mama's rooster
C) his pickup truck
D) Leah's favorite calf
  • 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) Mr. B.
C) a neighbor
D) the auctioneer
  • 11. A penny auction occurs when people _______.
A) buy valuable things for small amounts of money
B) pay only a penny for each thing they buy
C) pay a penny to watch the auction
D) buy pennies for their coin collections
  • 12. Which word best tells about Leah's neighbors?
A) curious
B) generous
C) careful
D) nosy
  • 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.B   5.D   6.A   7.A   8.A   9.C   10.D   11.A   12.B   13.    14.   

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