3rd Class English Comprehension Comprehensions


Category : 3rd Class



  •                    Example 1

Read the passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:

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  •        ... That most fishes can see to the right and left at the same time? A fish has no neck so it cannot turn its head. It does not have eyelids. A fish?s eyes remain moist. by the flow of water over them.



  •         ...That the world?s smallest bat is also the smallest known mammal? It is the rare hog-nosed bat of the southern Thailand. It has a body length of about 3 cm and a wing span of about 16 cm. The bat is also the only mammal that can fly Some bats actually catch and eat fish. They fly down to the surface of the water to scoop out the Fish with their long sharp claws.
  •        ...That Christopher Columbus, an Italian explorer, set out to sail in search of China when he found America? When he reached the Caribbean Islands he thought he was near India, so he called them the Indies.
  •        ...That children have more bones than adults? As the body of children grow some of their bones join together. There are normally 206 bones in the adult body- 32 bones in each arm, 31 in each leg, 2 in the skull, 26 in the spine and 25 bones in the chest.
  •          ...That camels do not store water in their humps? Their humps contain fat that their bodies use when there is little food or water available. Camels can go without water for long period of time because their bodies are designed so. They sweat very little because they have very few sweat glands and, therefore, lose little water through perspiration.


  •         ...The Puffin, a bird, steals a rabbit?s burrow to build its nest? The burrow is often up to 6 feet deep. Sometimes they dig these burrows themselves but often they use a rabbit's burrow after scaring the rabbit away. The Puffin is also nicknamed 'the Sea Parrot?.

1.            Christopher Columbus called the Caribbean Islands the Indies because:

(a) he was an Italian explorer.

(b) he thought he had reached India.

(c) he thought he had reached America.

(d) he was lost.

(e) None of these


2.            As children's bodies grow:

(a) they can go without water for a long period.

(b) the bones in their arms become smaller.

(c) they become cleverer than adults.

(d) some of their bones join together.

(e) None of these


3.            The hump of a camel:

(a) stores milk.                                       

(b) stores stones.

(c) stores fat.                                         

(d) stores liver.

(e) None of these


4.            A fish has:

(a) no neck and eyelids.                                      

(b) a neck but no eyelids.

(c) no neck but eyelids.                           

(d) eyelids and a neck.

(e) None of these


  •                    Example 2

Read the passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:

Vanika is holding something behind her back. She sits next to Ishan.

Vanika: I have a gift for you that 1 bought from my trip to Australia. i will give you five clnes and yoii need to 2;uess what your 2'ift is,

Ishan:   Okay So what is the first clue?

Vanika: Clue number 1 " it is a curved, flat object made of wood or plastic that is thrown as a weapon or for sport

Ishan:  Is it a fïisbee?

Vanika: Wrong answer! Frisbees are not used as weapons. Clue number 2 " the ancient versions of these were found in many parts of Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. They are now popular in Australia.

Ishan:  Is it a bow and arrow?

Vanika: No, my dear. Clue number 3 - this objects flight depends on its shape, size and velocity of the wind.

Ishan:   1 am so confused! 1 need more clues, Vanika.

Vanika: Here's another one coming up. Clue number 4 - there are two varieties of this object, the returning type and the non-returning type.

Ishan:  1 think 1 know what it is but 1 would like you to give me the last clue.

Vanika: Clue number 5 - the Aborigines of Australia used it for hunting. They also painted and decorated them as well as used them in religious ceremonies.

Ishan:  1 know what it is. It's a boomerang!

Vanika: That is right, Ishan. And here it is for you. This is a returning type of boomerang, which means that if you throw it correctly, it will come back to you. Try it!

Ishan threw his boomerang and sure enough it came right back to him.


1.            Vanika's hands were behind her back because........... .

(a) her hands were dirty

(b) she wanted to frighten Ishan

(c) she was holding a gift for Ishan

(d) she wanted to sit down next to Ishan

(e) None of these


2.            Vanika gave Ishan five clues so that................. .

(a) he could increase his general knowledge

(b) Ishan would get confused

(c) she could take the gift home if he did not guess right

(d) Ishan could not tell correct answer

(e) None of these


3.            Ishan thought the gift was a frisbee because.............

(a) he could see it in Vanika's hand

(b) of the description of clue number one

(c) he had wanted one

(d) Vanika had promised she would get him one

(e) None of these


4.            Ishan needed more clues after clue number three because:

(a) he was confused.

(b) he wanted to know if Vanika could think of five clues.

(c) he was sure the gift was a bow and arrow.

(d) he did not want the gift.

(e) None of these

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