Reading comprehension test 211

 

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Question 1
[Important question]

The yearly festival was close at hand. The store room was packed with silk fabrics, gold ornaments, clay bowls full of sweet curd and platefuls of sweetmeats. The orders had been placed with shops well in advance. The mother was sending out gifts to everyone.

The eldest son, a government servant, lived with his wife and children in far off lands. The second son had left home at an early age. As a merchant he travelled all over the world. The other sons had split up over petty squabbles, and they now lived in homes of their own. The relatives were spread all across the world. They rarely visited. The youngest son, left in the company of a servant, was soon bored left her and stood at the door all day long, waiting and watching. His mother, thrilled and excited, loaded the presents on trays and plates, covered them with colourful kerchiefs, and sent them off with maids and servants. The neighbours looked on.

The day came to an end. All the presents had been sent off. The child came back into the house and dejectedly said to his mother, "Maa, you gave present to everyone, but you didn't give me anything !''

His mother laughed, "I have given all the gifts away to everyone, now see what's left for you.'' She kissed him on the forehead The child said in a tearful voice, "Don't I get a gift?'' "You'll get it when you go far away.'' "But when I am close to you, don't I get something from your own hands?''

His mother reached out her arms and drew him to her "This is all I have in my own hands. It is the most precious of all.''

Why did the woman's second son travel?

A
He was restless by nature.
B
He did not want to stay at home.
C
He was rich and could afford to travel.
D
His job prevented him from taking leave
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Question 2
Why did the woman's eldest son not attend the festival?
A
He was not on good terms with his youngest brother who lived at home.
B
He had quarrelled with his mother.
C
His wife did not allow him to return home.
D
His job prevented him from taking leave
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Question 3
How did the woman prepare for the fesitval?
  1. She bought expensive gifts for her children and neighbours.
  2. She ordered her servents to prepare sweets and food well in advance.
  3. She made sure that her youngest child was looked after so that he wouldn't be bored.
A
None
B
Only I
C
Only II
D
Both I& II
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Question 4
What did the youngest child do while his mother was busy?
  1. He waited for a chance to steal some sweetmeats
  2. He pestered his mother to give him a present.
  3. He stood at the door with the servants.
A
Only I
B
Only II
C
Both I& III
D
Only III
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Question 5
Which of the following can be said about the woman?
A
She was a widow who had brought up her childern single handedly.
B
She was not a good mother since her childern had left home at an early age.
C
She enjoyed sending her family gifts atfestival time.
D
She gave expensive presents to show that she was wealthy.
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