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Read the passage carefully. Then choose the correct answer.
 
Dorothy had been interested in dancing since she was five when she saw her father waltz with her mother during a Christmas party. How wonderful it would be to be able to do just that one swirl, she used to wonder. Now at the ripe old age of twelve, she did not think she would be able to match up to even Sarah, her six-year-old neighbor.

Wearing her favorite emerald green flowing skirt and black top, she walked to the dance studio around the block. Dorothy's mother had suddenly come up with the idea so Dorothy did not have to stay alone at home while she attended to her part-time job at the local library. How she wished her mother knew of her dying passion since she turned ten when she realized Evely, the class ballerina, was taking waltz lessons at the same studio. Dorothy concluded she was nowhere close to becoming another Evely and buried her desires deep within her.

Now her mother's new found enthusiasm over these classes drove Dorothy crazy. The class had not yet started but most of the 25 students' names she had seen on the register were already present, eager to start. They practised their swirls and movements. Some even moved their necks with such speed that Dorothy feared they might just snap it right off its joint. What a bunch of experts in a beginners' class!

Miss Benez walked in smiling at all of them. She greeted them sweetly and kept glancing at the entrance. Dorothy counted the number of heads surrounding her again and shrugged. Maybe there was a twenty-sixth student she was not aware of.

"Sorry," whispered someone stepping into the studio while the students were bent down doing their stretches. Raising her head, Dorothy swallowed the lump in her throat. Evely Lee stood beside the teacher, slender and poised. "She's Evely, my assistant," introduced Miss Benez. Evely looked around the class and paused when she saw Dorothy. "Hey, aren't you from my class?" she asked. Dorothy smiled sheepishly and wished she was back home, watching High School Musical instead.

     
  1. The phrase 'dying passion' ( paragraph 2 ) suggests ______.
       
    (A) Dorothy's interest in dance was dead
    (B) Dorothy's interest in dance was waning
    (C) Dorothy did not have any interest in dance
    (D) Dorothy was still very passionate about dance
       
  2. Why did Dorothy bury her desire for dancing ?
       
    (A) She already knew how to waltz.
    (B) She did not want to compete with Evely.
    (C) She did not think she would be as good as Evely.
    (D) She did not want to attend the same school as Evely.
       
  3. Why did Dorothy's mother sign her up for dance lessons ?
       
    (A) She wanted Dorothy to be able to dance for the Christmas party.
    (B) She was worried Dorothy would stop being passionate about dance.
    (C) She wanted Dorothy to learn something new when she was out at work.
    (D) She was going to start work soon and did not want Dorothy to be alone at home.
       
  4. According to paragraph 3, which of the following statements is true ?
       
    (A) Most of the students were late for class.
    (B) Dorothy felt like an outsider in a class of experts.
    (C) Dorothy feared she would end up with a broken neck.
    (D) Dorothy practiced her swirls and movements with the others.
       
  5. Mrs Benz 'kept glancing at the entrance' ( paragraph 4 ) because ______.
       
    (A) she was expecting her assistant to arrive
    (B) she was expecting more students to arrive
    (C) she was expecting her twenty-sixth student to arrive
    (D) she was waiting for Evely to join the beginner's class
       
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