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Knowing it would take long, Faizal rode off on his bicycle first, leaving his mother behind to lock up the shop. The roads were deserted except for some occasional cars and motorcycles. He pedaled slowly, hoping to see his mother soon as she often caught up with him within minutes. She would take the short cut which he was forbidden from taking.

The bridge on which Faizal usually saw his mother was nearing but he did not see her anywhere in sight. Faizal parked his bicycle to one side and stood by the steps, waiting for her. He waited for more than the usual ten minutes. It had never taken her this long before and he could not help but feel a little sick in the stomach. Wiping the beads of perspiration off his forehead, he pedaled towards the short cut, silently praying to see his mother.

The alley was pitch-black and quiet. His bicycle chain rotating while he was pedaling was the only sound that could be heard. Faizal shivered, from the cold or fear, he was not too sure. "Mother?" he called out shakily. Annoyed with the noise, he decided to travel on foot and got off his bicycle. Stretching his arms out, he felt his way around while still calling out to his mother.

A short while into his walk, Faizal heard someone moaning close by. "Mother?" he called out again, tripping over something. Someone yelped in pain as Faizal stabilized himself from falling. Bending down, he took out his mobile phone and tried to make out the face of the person with whatever little light the screen emitted.

Faizal saw his mother lying on the floor with blood on her face. He immediately called for the ambulance. He noticed that her bicycle and pouch were missing. Guessing what must had happened, he held on to her hand until the paramedics arrived. Although he felt afraid and alone, he was glad that he had come looking for her and not waited much longer by the bridge. He got up when he heard the sound of the ambulance and waved frantically.

     
  1. Faizal left the shop first because ______.
       
    (A) he wanted to try out the short cut
    (B) his mother had insisted on him going off first
    (C) he had got into an argument with his mother
    (D) he did not want to wait as the locking up of the shop was a long process
       
  2. According to paragraph 2, why was Faizal feeling 'a little sick in the stomach' ?
       
    (A) He was very worried.
    (B) He was getting a fever.
    (C) He did not eat anything for dinner.
    (D) He ate something that upset his stomach.
       
  3. Faizal 'decided to travel on foot and got off his bicycle' ( paragraph 3 ) because ______.
       
    (A) he did not want to make any sound
    (B) it was too dark in the alley to see clearly
    (C) he felt he needed to walk so his mother could see him
    (D) he could not ride and look for his mother at the same time
       
  4. According to paragraph 4, 'someone yelped in pain'. Who was this person and why did this person do so ?
       
    (A) Faizal yelped in pain because he had fallen off his bicycle.
    (B) Faizal yelped in pain because he had tripped over something.
    (C) Faizal's mother helped in pain because Faizal had tripped over her.
    (D) Faizal's mother yelped in pain because she had fallen off her bicycle.
       
  5. Which of the following best explains what had happened to Faizal's mother.
       
    (A) She had been injured in a robbery.
    (B) She had fainted while riding her bicycle.
    (C) She had tripped on something and fell off her bicycle.
    (D) Someone had knocked her down and left her unconscious.
       
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