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Read the passage carefully. Then choose the correct answer.
 
Lola crawled out of her cave and limped slowly towards the well. Jumbo was by the tree, rubbing his trunk against its bark. He stepped back but did not run when he saw Lola. Lola ignored him as she went closer to the well and peeped in. "Hey, you!" she called out. Jumbo looked around before realizing she was talking to him and walked forward. "Help me get some water," she said. He stood there staring at her injured leg. Blood and pus were still seeping from the wound. Jumbo swallowed his disgust as the putrid smell of the wound became overwhelming. "Please," she said softly.

A discarded coconut shell lay by the side of the well. Jumbo filled it with water and went back to standing behind the tree. Lola lapped it up and lay down on her side. The agony was unbearable. Her hind legs felt weak. Even when she tried walking slowly, the pain shot through her entire body and ended in her head where she felt a kind of pressure that gave her blackouts.

Flies buzzed around Lola's wound. She swished her tail around but it could not go so far as to swat them off. She noticed Jumbo still hiding behind the tree. No one would be afraid of her anymore. What could a handicapped lioness do? Who could she threaten with three legs? Tears rolled down Lola's face as she watched Jumbo walk towards her. Even a timid creature like Jumbo was bold enough to stand before her.

"Would you like some help?" Jumbo began. Lola swished her tail again before looking up. "Why should you?" she asked. Jumbo stared at her, puzzled. "Would you like me to lift you back to your cave with my trunk? It would be easy," he suggested. Lola could not believe what she had just heard. A father who had lost his baby to her was speaking like they were best friends.

Lola did not speak for a while. Then, she started to cry softly and begged Jumbo to leave her alone. She wanted to die in peace, she said. Although confused, Jumbo left. Lola buried her face in the sand and counted down the time she had left.

     
  1. Jumba 'did not run when he saw Lola' ( paragraph 1 ) because he ______.
       
    (A) wanted to laugh at her limping
    (B) wanted to see what she was up to
    (C) knew she was going to ask him for help
    (D) was not afraid of her since she was handicapped
       
  2. What did the 'putrid smell' ( paragraph 1 ) indicate about Lola's wound ?
       
    (A) It was rotting.
    (B) It had a lot of pus.
    (C) It was bleeding a lot.
    (D) It was a deep wound.
       
  3. Lola's pain was so 'unbearable' ( paragraph 2 ) at times that it ______.
       
    (A) made her faint
    (B) gave her headaches
    (C) shook her entire body
    (D) caused her head to explode
       
  4. Based on the passage, which of the following statements about Jumba's baby is true ?
       
    (A) Lola had killed it.
    (B) Lola had kidnapped it.
    (C) It had fallen into the well.
    (D) It got lost because of Lola.
       
  5. According to the passage, what was the main reason why Lola was so upset ?
       
    (A) She was in pain.
    (B) She could not walk properly.
    (C) She would not be able to hunt anymore.
    (D) No one would respect or be afraid of her since she was handicapped.
       
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