Comprehension - The Bullies - Year 4/5

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Narrative Kevin was afraid to go to school. He knew that as soon as he walked through the school gate, someone would be waiting for him. They might grab his schoolbag and hide it, or open it up and scatter all the books in the dirt. Perhaps they might steal the best bits of his lunch and throw the rest in the garbage. Or they might threaten him until he handed over his lunch-order money. Today, they might just trip him up and laugh as he fell. They could snatch the cap from his head and send it flying out through the school gate, to land on the road under the wheels of the cars and trucks. Kevin had thought about telling someone. He'd started to say something to his brother, William, but Wills had become impatient with his stutter and had rushed off, saying, &


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    * Why was Kevin afraid? (Choose the best option)
    • A. 

      He wasn't feeling well?

    • B. 

      He had a stutter?

    • C. 

      He was being picked on by kids at school?

    • D. 

      He's brother was angry at him

  • 2. 
    * Why didn't William listen to him?
    • A. 

      He was watch the television?

    • B. 

      Kevin wasn't talking clearly?

    • C. 

      Kevin was whispering?

    • D. 

      William was in a hurry?

  • 3. 
    * Why didn't his father listen to him?
    • A. 

      He was watching television?

    • B. 

      Kevin wasn't talking clearly?

    • C. 

      Kevin was whispering?

    • D. 

      He was in a hurry?

  • 4. 
    * What warning did the bullies give Kevin?
    • A. 

      We're going to steal your lunch money?

    • B. 

      We are going to throw your hat away?

    • C. 

      You better not come through the school gate?

    • D. 

      Don't tell anyone or it will only get worse?

  • 5. 
    * Select three unpleasant things that could happen to Kevin at school?
    • A. 

      He might have his lunch-order money stolen?

    • B. 

      He might get punched in the stomach?

    • C. 

      He might have his hat thrown away?

    • D. 

      He might get tripped over and laughed at?

    • E. 

      He might have his books thrown in the bin?

  • 6. 
    * There is more than one bully.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    * William and Dad did not realise that something was wrong.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    * Dad thinks Kevin should sort out his own problems.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    * Kevin is too frightened to tell anyone.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    * Kevin is feeling sick.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    * Kevin's mum is too busy to listen to him.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The next eight questions all relate to the passage below.  For each blank line, type the word that fits best (from the provided options) into the correct numbered answer field.  Be careful, there are more options provided than needed. Kevin's mother (13)________________  that he was (14)________________  about something.  Gently, she (15)______________  him and he told her about his  (16)___________ at school.  She went with Kevin to see his (17)________________ . The other boys and their (18)____________  were asked to come to (19)_____________ at the school.  Kevin did not have any more difficulty with (20)______________ . Provided Words: troubles       parents       worried       cried       knew        headmaster         questioned         bullying          meeting          angry
  • 13. 
    Provided Words: troubles       parents       worried       cried       knew        headmaster         questioned         bullying          meeting          angry
  • 14. 
    Provided Words: troubles       parents       worried       cried       knew        headmaster         questioned         bullying          meeting          angry
  • 15. 
    Provided Words: troubles       parents       worried       cried       knew        headmaster         questioned         bullying          meeting          angry
  • 16. 
    Provided Words: troubles       parents       worried       cried       knew        headmaster         questioned         bullying          meeting          angry
  • 17. 
    Provided Words: troubles       parents       worried       cried       knew        headmaster         questioned         bullying          meeting          angry
  • 18. 
    Provided Words: troubles       parents       worried       cried       knew        headmaster         questioned         bullying          meeting          angry
  • 19. 
    Provided Words: troubles       parents       worried       cried       knew        headmaster         questioned         bullying          meeting          angry