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Read the passage carefully. Then choose the correct answer.
 
Life was not always a bed of roses for Elisa. She was born into a life of poverty and suffering. Her parents were lowly-paid farmers who barely made ends meet. They did not have the means to send Elisa to school. She spent her days running around with the other village children who like her, could not afford to go to school.

When Elisa was nine, her parents passed away due to exhaustion and ill health. She was then sent to the local orphanage. There, she was finally given a chance to learn. She was taught the alphabet and how to read and write. She was a very bright student who was hungry for knowledge and learnt very quickly. Two years later, Elisa was finally adopted by a rich businessman and his wife.

Elisa lived with her new adoptive parents in the United States. She slowly grew to love them and her new life. They sent her to a proper school and enrolled her in many classes to help her catch up with he peers. Elisa was very happy and contented. She devoted much time to her studies and got good grades in school. Her adoptive parents were very proud of her.

Elisa continued to thrive under the loving care of her new parents. They were attentive and supportive of her. she too loved them as if they were her real parents. Over the next few years, Elisa continued to excel in her studies. This was because she came from a poor background and treasured the chance to be given a proper education. She eventually did well enough to go to university.

There, Elisa studied psychology. She was interested in specializing in child psychology. She wanted to be able to work with the less fortunate children. She wanted to be able to make a difference in their lives. By then, she had even started volunteering her time and services at an orphanage during her free time. She often told the children in the orphanage her own life experiences. She was a motivation to many of them there. In turn, working with those orphans reminded her of her own beginnings and how far she had come. It made her appreciate her life more and strengthened her determination to help other children like herself.

     
  1. According to paragraph one, why did Elisa not attend school ?
       
    (A) She was suffering from ill health.
    (B) She wanted to lie in a bed of roses.
    (C) She wanted to play with other children.
    (D) Her parents could not afford to send her to school.
       
  2. Which one of the following pieces of information is not true ?
       
    (A) Elisa spent two years in the orphanage.
    (B) Elisa was deprived of food at the orphanage.
    (C) Elisa's parents passed away when she was nine.
    (D) Elisa was given an education at the orphanage.
       
  3. How did Elisa find her adoptive parents ?
       
    (A) She was devoted to them.
    (B) She was supportive of them.
    (C) She was very proud of them.
    (D) She slowly grew to have an affection for them.
       
  4. What does 'this' in paragraph four refer to ?
       
    (A) Elisa doing well in her studies
    (B) Elisa loving her adoptive parents
    (C) Elisa coming from a poor background
    (D) Elisa treasuring the chance to receive a proper education
       
  5. Why did Elisa choose to study child psychology ?
       
    (A) She wanted to volunteer at the orphanage.
    (B) She wanted to be different from her parents.
    (C) She wanted to find out why children like herself turned out that way.
    (D) She wanted to help other children who had a similar background to hers.
       
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  Answers : 1D   2B   3D   4A   5D
 
 
 
 

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