Quiz - How Good Are You With Comprehension Passages?

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In London TownIt was a bird of paradiseOver the roofs he flewChildren clapped their hands and cried:” How nice!Look- his wings are blue!”His body was of ruby redHis eyes were burning goldAll the grown-up people said“What a pity the creature is not dead,For then it could be sold”One was braver than the rest,He took a loaded gunAiming at the emerald chestHe shot the creature through the breast,Down it fell in the sun.
It was not heavy, it was not fatAnd folk began to stare“We cannot eat it, that is flat!And such outlandish feathers as thatWhy, who could ever wear? ”They Read moreflung it in to the river brown“A pity the creature died!”Thus they said in London townBut all the children cried.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

     “Children clapped and cried” shows that

    • A.

      they were celebrating

    • B.

      they were happy and excited

    • C.

      They were very sad and emotional

    • D.

      They were shouting at each other

    Correct Answer
    B. they were happy and excited
    Explanation
    The phrase "Children clapped and cried" indicates that the children were expressing joy and enthusiasm. Clapping is often associated with applause, which is a common way of showing appreciation and happiness. Crying in this context could be interpreted as tears of joy or excitement. Therefore, the correct answer is that the children were happy and excited.

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  • 2. 

    The grown ups were materialistic as

    • A.

      They wanted to eat the bird and sell its feathers

    • B.

      They wanted to throw the bird into the river

    • C.

      They wanted to sell the bird for a huge sum

    • D.

      They wanted to kill the bird to save their town

    Correct Answer
    A. They wanted to eat the bird and sell its feathers
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the grown-ups were materialistic as they wanted to eat the bird and sell its feathers. This can be inferred from the given options as the other choices do not mention anything about selling the feathers or eating the bird.

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  • 3. 

    The adults do not have

    • A.

      The innocence of children

    • B.

      The wealth of the world

    • C.

      Peace of mind

    • D.

      Cruel feelings

    Correct Answer
    A. The innocence of children
    Explanation
    Adults do not possess the innocence of children because as people grow older, they become more aware of the complexities and harsh realities of the world. Children, on the other hand, are often naive and unaffected by the negative aspects of life. They have a pure and untainted view of the world, free from the cynicism and skepticism that adults develop over time. This innocence allows children to approach the world with wonder, curiosity, and a lack of prejudice, which adults often struggle to maintain.

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  • 4. 

    The children were different from the grown ups as the children

    • A.

      Were kind and liked the bird just as it was

    • B.

      They liked the bird for its colourful feathers

    • C.

      Wept when the bird died

    • D.

      They stared at the outlandish bird in distaste

    Correct Answer
    A. Were kind and liked the bird just as it was
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were kind and liked the bird just as it was." This is because the passage states that the children liked the bird for what it was, without any judgment or desire for it to be different. They accepted and appreciated the bird as it was, showing kindness towards it.

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  • 5. 

    The word ‘outlandish’ here means

    • A.

      Out of land

    • B.

      Unusual and strange

    • C.

      Ordinary

    • D.

      Colourful

    Correct Answer
    B. Unusual and strange
    Explanation
    The word "outlandish" is used to describe something that is unusual and strange. It implies that the thing being described is not ordinary or typical, but rather stands out as peculiar and unconventional. Therefore, the correct answer is "Unusual and strange."

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