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) Leah has to go to town on errands
B) Leah keeps asking for one
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) Papa is very sick
B) Leah can't keep the pony's coat shining
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) clouds cover the sky
D) flocks of birds fly over
  • 5. Why does Mama make underwear for Leah out of flour sacks?
A) The sacks are a pretty color.
B) there is no place to buy cloth.
C) Mama has no money to buy cloth.
D) The material is soft.
  • 6. Papa borrows money from the bank to buy _______.
A) cattle
B) a tractor
C) seeds
D) Leah's pony
  • 7. Times are hard for farmers because ______.
A) all the farm animals get sick and die
B) the farmers can't afford to buy seed
C) the grasshoppers and the lack of rain have ruined their crops
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) has a lot of money
B) once asked her if he could buy the pony
C) tells her the pony is the finest in the county
D) likes animals
  • 10. Who is the man in the big hat?
A) a neighbor
B) Mr. B.
C) Papa
D) the auctioneer
  • 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) careful
B) nosy
C) generous
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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1.D   2.D   3.C   4.A   5.C   6.C   7.C   8.D   9.C   10.D   11.D   12.C   13.    14.   

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