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Read the passage carefully. Then choose the correct answer.
 
Johnny dreaded going to the funfair that day. He did not want to be seen with his mother and two sisters going to a funfair like an eight-year-old. He would rather have stayed back and suffered through one of his mother's favorite soap operas instead. He brushed his hair back in frustration and kicked some sand over Jenny's sandals.

"Ma!" she shrieked. Mother gave him a five-dollar note and shooed him away. If only he had known, he would have dumped an entire bucket over her head and gotten a 50! He did not want to push his luck so he left, quite elated.

Johnny saw Sunil not too far away and waved wildly, gesturing for him to join him at the Water Parade. "I managed to get five dollars from my mother," he announced proudly.

"You're here with family?" Sunil asked, disgusted. Johnny rolled his eyes and muttered something under his breath. The boys joined the long line of children waiting to hit one another with balloons that were either filled with water or gooey jelly.

Johnny could not wait to take a shot at Sunil. He wanted to see how cool he would look walking home alone, a dripping mess! He smirked at the thought as he eagerly awaited his turn.

The queue barely moved. Walking to the front, Johnny saw a bunch of giggly girls, all wet from the game begging the assistant at the counter for another round. "Please? We'll pay a dollar more," they chorused.

Johnny pushed past a nerdy, bespectacled boy and went straight to who appeared to be the girls' leader. "It's not like we're some-" he raised his voice but stopped in mid sentence.

Standing in front of Johnny was Xin Hui, his school's star ballet dancer. Her long hair was not in its usual bun but lay loose over her shoulders. She was wearing a pink jacket and a pair of blue jeans. He continued staring at her, forgetting what he had wanted to say.

"I mean," he started. "Go right ahead and take our turn," he finished. Sunil, who by now had come to see what was happening, pinched Johnny hard. Johnny did not seem to feel any pain. "You could join us," offered Xin Hui.

So there was Johnny in the end, stuck with a bunch of ballerinas who took perfect shots at him. What luck! Most of the balloons were filled with sticky, chewy jelly. Johnny got a taste of his own medicine.

     
  1. Why did Johnny dread going to the funfair ?
  2. What would Johnny have chosen to do that day instead ?
  3. Why did Johnny's mother give him five dollars ?
  4. Explain clearly why Sunil was disgusted with Johnny.
  5. How did Johnny feel after Sunil's remark ? Quote the sentence from paragraph 4 that shows this.
  6. Why, do you think, Johnny went up to the leader of the girls at first ?
  7. Why did Johnny not complete what he had intended to say ?
  8. Why did Sunil pinch Johnny ?
  9. What happened to Johnny in the end ?
  10. 'Johnny got a taste of his own medicine.' (last paragraph) Explain clearly what this sentence means.
     
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