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Read the passage carefully. Then choose the correct answer.
 
Leroy tried his best to reach for the milk bottle resting on the topmost shelf. "Quick!" barked his uncle. Wiping the beads of perspiration off his brow, he stretched out further, finally getting a rough grip on something plastic. Bam! The bottle toppled forward and landed with a crash over some tins lined on the floor. Leroy shut his eyes tightly, awaiting the lecture concerning bad manners and lack of attitude. "Why can't you do anything properly?" complained his uncle, storming towards him. The customer followed his uncle and got the bottle before his uncle could continue his scolding. Leroy wiped his face and tucked in his T-shirt.

The shop was getting crowded. People were blocking the aisles and the cashier counter was packed with bodies pushing against one another to pay first. Leroy's uncle left the till open while he tabulated the total bill of each individual mentally without any help from the automated scanner or register. Leroy watched his uncle and sighed. He wished he was up there, behind the cash register instead of having to clean the toilet.

School had been out for the past week and Leroy already missed his friends and teachers. At least in school, he would have been able to concentrate on his studies and not be sent to help his uncle out at his shop for a meager pay of $3.50 an hour and scrub floors like Cinderella. He sighed and sulked all the way to the toilet.

The mirror had a dull outline of brown filth decorating its edges and moss peeked out of the drain. Suppressing the need to puke, Leroy wore the rubber gloves his uncle had considerately given him to tackle the task and got to work. He tried flushing the grime off the toilet bowl but to no avail. He had to use the spiky brush and scrub. Leroy turned his head the other way around and swirled the water a couple of times before going full fledge to brush the dirt away with gusto. Only five minutes had passed since he had begun but he already felt like giving up.

     
  1. According to the passage, Leroy was having a hard time getting the bottle because ______.
       
    (A) he could not reach the shelf
    (B) his uncle was barking at him
    (C) the customer was staring at him
    (D) he was scared his uncle might scold him if he was not careful
       
  2. The crowd was unruly because they were ______.
       
    (A) crowding the shop
    (B) jamming the aisles
    (C) pushing against one another to pay first
    (D) impatient to wait for Leroy's uncle to calculate the bill mentally
       
  3. Leroy wanted to go back to school as ______.
       
    (A) he enjoyed learning new things
    (B) he missed his friends and teachers
    (C) he was not spending enough time on his schoolwork
    (D) he was excited to meet his friends and tell them about how he got to spend the holidays
       
  4. What does Leroy 'suppressing the need to puke' ( paragraph 4 ) tell us about what he did ?
       
    (A) He allowed himself to vomit.
    (B) He controlled the urge to vomit.
    (C) He vomited but did not tell his uncle.
    (D) He sulked but controlled the urge to complain.
       
  5. What did Leroy have to do in the end to clean the toilet bowl ?
       
    (A) He had to use the spiky brush.
    (B) He got his uncle to help him out.
    (C) He used his gloved hands to scrub it.
    (D) He had to flush it more than two times.
       
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