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Read the passage carefully. Then choose the correct answer.
 
Richard was an only child. He was used to getting what he wanted. His parents had been indulging his every whim and fancy for the past twelve years. He had known no other way. When his parents played any games with him, they would let him win on purpose so that he would be happy. Otherwise, Richard would kick up a big fuss.

In school, Richard took up football as his co-curricular activity. He was a football fanatic. His idol was a famous English football star. Richard was not an exceptional player. He was usually a reserve player in football matches. However, as this was his graduating year, his coach decided to give him a chance to playing a match. Richard was elated upon hearing this piece of news.

Over the next two weeks, Richard put in his all into all the trainings. Even during the weekends, he would insist that his father take him to the park to practice. At home, he would watch football matches on television, hoping to pick up some tips.

Finally, the much-awaited day arrived. It was a game against another school in the same neighborhood. Although it was just a friendly match, Richard took it very seriously. He arrived at the stadium early and started his warm-ups. His jersey was ironed to a crisp so that he would look his best. Soon, the whistle blew and the match started. Richard tried his best but it was not good enough. their opponents were simply more skilled. Richard's team lost the match.

When the final whistle blew, Richard stormed off. It was customary to shake the hands of the opponents at the end of a match but he did not care. Later back in the changing room, the coach sought Richard out. He lectured Richard on the importance of good sportsmanship. He was very upset with Richard's behavior out in the field earlier. This was the first time anyone had ever reprimanded Richard in public like that. He was shocked and did not know how to react. He felt humiliated and humbled.

From then on, Richard's behavior improved a little, although there were still times when he would throw a tantrum.

     
  1. Which of the following pieces of information is not true ?
       
    (A) Richard was a spoilt child
    (B) Richard did not have any siblings.
    (C) Richard's parents did not play games with him.
    (D) Richard kicked up a fuss whenever his parents let him win.
       
  2. Why did Richard's coach let him play in the match ?
       
    (A) He was a football fanatic.
    (B) He was usually only a reserve player
    (C) His idol was a famous English football star
    (D) It was his last chance to take part in a match before graduation
       
  3. What did Richard do to prepare for the match ?
       
    (A) He trained and practiced very hard.
    (B) He spent all his time watching television.
    (C) He insisted that his father give him some tips.
    (D) He went to watch football matches at the park.
       
  4. What does 'it' in paragraph four refer to ?
       
    (A) The day of the match
    (B) Arriving at the stadium early
    (C) The match against another school
    (D) Ironing his jersey so he would look his best
       
  5. Why was Richard scolded by his coach ?
       
    (A) He had lost the match.
    (B) He had not been reprimanded before
    (C) he had displayed poor sportsmanship.
    (D) He had not known how to react during the match
       
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  Answers : 1D   2D   3A   4C   5C
 
 
 
 

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