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Ronnie had a younger brother named Tim. Tim was only six and a half years old. Being young, he was still innocent and gullible. He would believe many things that Ronnie told him because he thought that as the older brother, Ronnie would be right. Sometimes, Ronnie would play tricks on Tim because the latter was so trusting.

One such time was when Tim's milk tooth dropped last month. Ronnie and Tim were at a restaurant with their family for dinner. While Tim was drinking soup, he suddenly felt a weird sensation in his mouth. He wondered what it cold be. When he looked up to ask Ronnie about it, Ronnie burst out laughing. Ronnie was laughing at how funny Tim looked without his front tooth. Shocked, Tim used his tongue to feel around his mouth. true enough, there was a gap in his teeth where his wobbly tooth used to be.

Tim then remembered the stories about how the tooth fairy would reward those who placed their teeth under their pillows. He used his spoon to fish around his bowl of soup for the tooth. He wanted to place it under his pillow that night. No matter how much he fished around, he simply could not find it. Ronnie then told him that he must have swallowed it by accident ! He taunted Tim that without the tooth, the tooth fairy was not going to visit him.

Upset by Ronnie's piece of information, Tim started to cry. Their parents then admonished Ronnie for antagonizing his brother. Ronnie felt bad so he quickly made up another story. This time, he said that even though Tim did not have a tooth to place under his pillow, he simply had to write a letter to the tooth fairy to explain and apologize to her. Tim immediately stopped sniffling and kept quiet, pondering over Ronnie's words.

That night, Tim wrote a note to the tooth fairy, just like what Ronnie said. The next morning, when Tim awoke, he felt around under his pillow and he found a dollar coin. Tim clutched the coin tightly in his hand and flashed a grin at his brother.

   
Answer the following questions using complete sentences
  1. From paragraph one, how can we tell that Tim trusted his brother ?
  2. What does 'latter' in paragraph one refer to ?
  3. Explain clearly what 'it' in a paragraph two refers to.
  4. Explain fully why Ronnie laughed.
  5. Explain Tim's reason for looking in his soup.
  6. What was the cause of Tim's crying ?
  7. Which word in paragraph four implies that Ronnie's parents were angry with him for upsetting his brother ?
  8. Quote the two-word phrase which suggests that Ronnie was guilty about his actions.
  9. How did Ronnie mange to appease his brother ?
  10. Why did Tim flash a grin at his brother ?
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Answers
 

1.

He believed everything that his brother told him.
 

2.

It refers to Tim.
 

3.

It refers to the funny feeling in Tim's mouth.
 

4.

He laughed at the comical sight of Tm who no longer had his front tooth.
 

5.

He wanted to find his tooth so that he could put it under his pillow and be rewarded by the tooth fairy.
  6. Tim was upset because Ronnie had said that the tooth fairy was not going to reward him since he could not find his tooth.
  7. The word is 'admonished'.
  8. The phrase is 'felt bad'.
  9. He made up another story for Tim, saying that even though he did not have a tooth to place under his pillow, he simply had to write a letter to the tooth fairy to explain the situation and apologize to her.
  10. He was glad that what his brother had told him to do worked since he found a coin under his pillow.
 
 
 
 

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