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Read the story below and answer the questions that follow.

 

"Mum, hurry up. Come and see. Several planks from the back of our neighbor's house have been removed," cried Cassie one morning.

 

"Where ?" enquired her mum.

 

"There ... can't you see ? There's a gap in the wall -- big enough for one person to crawl in."

 

Cassie's mother, Madam Sue, peeked through the windows. "Oh yes. I see it. the house looks like its been ransacked. Hey, I think there's someone inside. Yes, the thief is still there."

 

At that moment, the thief turned and noticed the two ladies looking at him. Realizing he was being watched, the grabbed a stick and tried to flee.

 

"Come, Cassie. The thief is getting away. We've no time to lose."

 

The mother and daughter pair rushed out and pounced on the thief who tried to attack them.

 

"I hit him hard with a piece of wood and the thief dropped the stick," said Madam Sue to the reporters later. "He also punched me in the face when Cassie and I tried to hold him down, " she added, showing the swelling on her face and bruises on her hand.

 

Another neighbor, who heard their shouts for help during the struggle with the thief, came to their aid. Together, they tied up the thief with some cloth before handing him over to the police.

     
  1.

Why did Cassie call her mother to the window ?

       
    (A) She heard someone removing planks from her neighbor's house.
    (B)

She suspected that her neighbor's house was being burgled.

    (C) She noticed a thief ransacking her neighbor's house.
    (D) She saw someone crawling into her neighbor's house.
       
  2. Madam Sue peeked through the window.
       
    (A)

She did not want to be seen.

    (B) She did not want to be heard.
    (C) She did not want to be called a busybody.
    (D) She did not want to be witness to the burglary.
       
  3.

When did the thief try to flee ?

       
    (A)

When he realized he was being watched.

    (B) When he realized he had gotten the wrong house.
    (C) When he realized there was nothing else to take.
    (D) When he realized that the owner of the house was at home.
       
  4. Why did Madam Sue say, "We've no time to lose" ?
       
    (A) She did not like to waste time.
    (B) She did not have enough time.
    (C)

She did not want the thief to escape.

    (D) She did not think that they were fast enough.
       
  5. The expression pounced on can be replaced with
       
    (A)

set upon

    (B) shouted at
    (C) hit repeatedly
    (D) kicked repeatedly
       
  6. The following statements are true about the thief except
       
    (A) he was armed
    (B) he was tied up with cloth
    (C)

he had bruises on his face

    (D) he managed to hurt Madam Sue
       
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  Answers : 1B   2A   3A   4C   5A   6C
 
 
 
 

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