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Read the passage carefully. Then choose the correct answer.
 
Vinnie was a member of the school's football team. Last Tuesday, her school had a friendly match against another school. It was a grueling match as both teams were equally skilled. Many of Vinnie's schoolmates were at the stadium to lend the team their support. They had banners, pom-poms and the school flag. It was very encouraging for the team to see so many supporters.

At one point of the match, Vinnie had the ball. She was dribbling it towards the goal when suddenly, she was tackled by a member of the other team. She tripped and fell. A spasm of pain shot up her leg and she cried out in agony. Immediately, she was taken off the field. It turned out that she had fractured her shinbone.

As a result of that match, Vinnie's leg was in a cast. She had to be pushed around in a wheelchair for the next three weeks. Initially, Vinnie was unaccustomed to the wheelchair. She was normally such an active person and yet now, she felt so incapacitated. in school, the situation was even more troublesome. Vinnie's classroom was on the third floor. However, due to her temporary immobility, the school principal had granted special approval for her class to shift to the ground floor until her leg had healed.

Despite this, there were still several classes that simply could not accommodate such a move. For Vinnie's music class, the lesson still had to be carried out in the second-floor music room because the piano was in there. Whenever their Science lessons required them to conduct experiments, the class still had to go to the science laboratories on the third floor. Hence for lessons like these, Vinnie would have to wheel herself to the stairs, then make use of a pair of crutches to ascend the stairs slowly and carefully. Thankfully, she had wonderful classmates who were ready to help whenever needed. They would help to carry her books and her bag or they would support her as she made her way up the stairs.

Soon, Vinnie's leg healed completely and the class was shifted back up to the third floor. However, Vinnie never forgot the kindness of her classmates. Vinnie's parents invited them all to their house and treated them to pizza as a way of showing their appreciation. Vinnie felt very fortunate to have such amazing friends.

     
  1. According to paragraph one, why were Vinnie's schoolmates at the stadium ?
       
    (A) They wanted to watch a grueling match.
    (B) They wanted to support the football team.
    (C) They wanted to see the skills of the football team.
    (D) They wanted to show off their pom-poms and banners.
       
  2. Which one of the following pieces of information is not true ?
       
    (A) Vinnie fell because she felt a spasm in her leg.
    (B) Vinnie was in considerable pain after she was tackled.
    (C) Vinnie was heading towards the goal when she was tackled.
    (D) Vinnie was taken off the field immediately after she sustained an injury.
       
  3. What was Vinnie's condition when she returned to school ?
       
    (A) She was as active as usual.
    (B) She was troubled by her studies.
    (C) She was not able to do things normally.
    (D) she did not recognize her surroundings.
       
  4. What does 'this' in paragraph four refer to ?
       
    (A) Vinnie's injury
    (B) Vinnie's class shifting to the ground floor
    (C) Vinnie's classmates helping her up the stairs
    (D) Vinnie's classes which were conducted in different places
       
  5. Why did Vinnie feel  very fortunate ?
       
    (A) She had recovered fully from her injury.
    (B) Her parents had organized a party for her.
    (C) Her friends had been supportive and helpful.
    (D) Her friends liked the pizza her parents ordered.
       
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  Answers : 1B   2A   3C   4B   5C
 
 
 
 

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