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Read the passage below and answer the questions that follow.

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"Mmm ..., these rambutans are certainly delicious," declared Chi Ming, smacking his lips.

"I'm glad you like them," said Chun Hau, beaming with pride. "They're from my orchard. My grandfather planted the trees more than fifteen years ago and they've been yielding good fruit since."

"You know," Chun Hau continued, "I can always remember the care and attention my grandfather showered on those trees as if they were his children. When I was younger, I used to be so jealous of them as I felt Grandpa showered the trees with more love than he did on me. My cousins felt the same. it sounds crazy, right ? But at that time, it was so real. I felt invisible whenever I accompanied Grandpa to the orchard. It was as if nothing else mattered except his trees. But I suppose, that is to be expected. Grandpa was a man of the soil. Yes, he was an honest and hard-working man, tilling the land which gave him much in return -- fruit, paddy and vegetables."

"Chun Hau, I seem to detect a note of admiration in your voice. You love and admire your grandfather tremendously, don't you ?"

"Oh yes, i do. Despite his sternness, he was the most loving and caring person I've ever known. I only wish I had spent more time with him. Well, I'll never forget him. After all, he has left me this orchard to remember him by."

 

     
  1.

The word declared can be replaced with the word

       
    (A)

stated

    (B) giggled
    (C) shouted
    (D) whispered
       
  2. Why did Chun Hau beam with pride ?
       
    (A)

Chi Ming praised his rambutans.

    (B) Chi Ming praised his grandfather.
    (C) Chi Ming ate rambutans from his tree.
    (D) Chi Ming smacked his lips after eating his rambutans.
       
  3.

The following statements are true except

       
    (A) the rambutan trees bear good fruit
    (B) the orchard belongs to Chun Hau now
    (C)

Chun Hau planted the rambutans in his orchard

    (D) Chun Hau's grandfather took very good care of the trees in the orchard.
       
  4. In the expression jealous of them, the word them refers to
       
    (A) his grandfather's children
    (B) Chun Hau's cousins
    (C)

the trees

    (D) the mangoes
       
  5. Chun Hau probably admired his grandfather for his
       
    (A)

diligence

    (B) generosity
    (C) co-operation
    (D) stubbornness
       
  6. Chun Hau wished that
       
    (A) his grandfather had planted more trees
    (B)

he had spent more time with his grandfather

    (C) he could be a 'man of the soil' like his grandfather
    (D) his grandfather had left him money instead of the orchard
       
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  Answers : 1A   2A   3C   4C   5A   6B
 
 
 
 

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