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Read the passage carefully. Then choose the correct answer.
 
Tom was at home reading when he heard a frantic knock on his door. He looked through the peephole and saw that it was his neighbor, Mrs Tan, Puzzled, he opened the door.

"Sorry to disturb you, Tom. Can you help me ? My husband has fallen down and he's too heavy for me to lift him up, " Mrs Tan pleaded.

Without hesitation, Tom went over. When he went into Mrs Tan's house, he was shocked to see Mr Tan lying face down on his bedroom floor, motionless. He did not dare to move Mr Tan for fear that he might have any internal injury. He explained to Mrs Tan that it was more advisable if they called for an ambulance and had a paramedic check on him.

Within ten minutes, they heard the ambulance siren. Tom ran downstairs to the void deck to meet the paramedics. He explained the situation to them and led them to Mrs Tan's apartment. The paramedics gingerly lifted Mr Tan onto a stretcher and carried him into the ambulance. Tom accompanied Mrs Tan into the ambulance that took them to the hospital.

The first thing that the doctor at the hospital did was to send Mr Tan for an X-ray. This was to ensure that there was no blood clot in the brain. Unfortunately, indeed there was. Mr Tan was immediately sent for an emergency surgery. The wait was agonizing. Mrs Tan was sobbing and frantic with worry. Tom tried his best to calm her down. Finally after three hours, the doctor emerged and reported that the clot was removed and Mr tan was in stable condition. Tom and Mrs Tan heaved great sighs of relief. It was another hour later that they were allowed to see Mr Tan. By then, Mr Tan was conscious but still groggy from the surgery.

That day, Tom remained at the hospital with Mrs Tan. By the time they finally left the hospital, it was already nightfall. The next day, Tom again accompanied Mrs Tan tot he hospital. In fact, for the rest of Mr Tan's one-week hospital stay, Tom tried to be with Mrs Tan whenever he could. the couple was very grateful to Tom for the help he rendered.

     
  1. According to paragraphs one, why did Tom open the door ?
       
    (A) He was feeling frantic.
    (B) He wanted to see who it was.
    (C) He wanted to take a break from his reading.
    (D) He was unsure as to why Mrs Tan was looking for him.
       
  2. Which one of the following pieces of information is not true ?
       
    (A) Mr Tan lay very still.
    (B) Tom was too shocked to move Mr Tan.
    (C) Mr Tan had fallen down in his bedroom.
    (D) Tom was afraid that Mr Tan might have injured himself internally.
       
  3. When the paramedics arrived, they ______.
       
    (A) ran to meet Tom
    (B) did some stretching
    (C) required an explanation
    (D) carried Mr Tan into the ambulance
       
  4. What does 'this' in paragraph five refer to ?
       
    (A) Sending Mr Tan for an X-ray
    (B) The blood clot in Mr Tan's brain
    (C) Waiting for Mr tan to have his surgery
    (D) Sending Mr Tan for emergency surgery
       
  5. Which of the following best explains why the couple was grateful to Tom ?
       
    (A) He had offered to call the ambulance.
    (B) He did not blame Mrs Tan for interrupting his reading.
    (C) He did his best to help the couple in whatever way he could.
    (D) He was clever enough not to have moved Mr Tan when he was unconscious.
       
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  Answers : 1D   2B   3D   4A   5C
 
 
 
 

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