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Read the passage carefully. Then choose the correct answer.
 
It was the beginning of the school holidays and Benny was looking forward to spending time with his friends from his neighborhood, playing football and running around the playground. He was very upset when his mother told him that he was going to stay at his grandparents' house as both she and his father were going on a business trip. He had no friends there and had no computer games to play with. Even the television programs were boring because his grandparents did not subscribe to cable television. However, he had no say in the matter.

Benny loved his grandparents but being elderly, they could not take him out or play games with him. His younger sister was not interested in the same things as he was. She only liked to play with her dolls. During the initial couple of days, Benny killed time by doing his holiday homework. This was the only advantage of not having anything else to do. He actually finished all his holiday assignments way ahead of time. However, when that was done, he found himself bored to tears.

One day, Benny was feeling frustrated and irritated. He was restless from staying cooped up in the house for so long. He knew that his grandparents took afternoon naps daily. One day, he devised a plan. When his grandparents were taking their naps, he sneaked out of the house. He attempted to take a public bus back to his neighborhood to find his friends. This was a whole new experience for him. He had never taken public transport on his own before. He felt very grown-up. However, on the bus ride home, he fell asleep on the bus. By the time he woke up, he was in a strange place. This worried him. He then borrowed the telephone of a nearby shop to call his grandfather.

An hour later, Benny's grandfather arrived in a taxi. He was silent throughout the ride back. Benny was feeling very guilty. He knew that his impetuous behavior must have caused his grandparents a lot of worry. He apologized to his grandparents profusely. Seeing his remorse, they decided to give him a second chance and did not report the incident to his parents. Benny was relieved.

     
  1. According to paragraph one, why was Benny feeling upset ?
       
    (A) It was the start of the school holidays.
    (B) His parents did not allow him to watch television.
    (C) His father was going on a business trip without him.
    (D) He had to stay with his grandparents for the holidays.
       
  2. Which one of the following pieces of information is not true ?
       
    (A) Benny was an only child.
    (B) Benny loved his grandparents.
    (C) Benny had holiday homework.
    (D) Benny felt bored at his grandparents' house.
       
  3. Why did Benny devise a plan ?
       
    (A) He wanted to get enough rest.
    (B) He wanted to get out of the house.
    (C) He wanted to irritate his grandparents.
    (D) He wanted to let his grandparents have their afternoon nap.
       
  4. What does 'this' in paragraph three refer to ?
       
    (A) Benny being lost
    (B) Benny feeling very grown-up
    (C) Benny calling his grandfather
    (D) Benny falling asleep on the bus
       
  5. Why did Benny feel relived at the end ?
       
    (A) He managed to find his way home.
    (B) His grandparents forgave him for his actions.
    (C) his grandfather came to pick him up in a taxi.
    (D) His grandparents were not worried about him.
       
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  Answers : 1D   2A   3B   4A   5B
 
 
 
 

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