Leah's Pony Comprehension
Contributed by: Moore

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

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