5th Class English Comprehension (Prose and Poetry) Question Bank

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  • question_answer1)

    Read the following passages/poem carefully and use correct options to answer the questions that follow.
    It is true that schools focus their attention on studying. School uniforms serve a number of important functions in schools. However, given the fact that they are an additional cost to students' families, care should be taken that the purchase and upkeep of uniforms is not an undue burden to less fortunate students. Some say that uniforms make the school boring due to lack of variety. However, this is not a good argument. When there is too much variety, it can lead to distraction. Not only will students be spending too much time decking themselves out for school every day but they will also be distracted by what their friends wear. This will take their attention away from what is important, that is, their studies. Having school uniforms would be beneficial to students' performance in school, as it would enable them to better their innate skills.
    Which of the following is a suitable title for the passage?

    A) School

    B) School Uniforms

    C) Advantages of School Uniforms

    D) Disadvantages of School Uniforms

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    Read the following passages/poem carefully and use correct options to answer the questions that follow.
    It is true that schools focus their attention on studying. School uniforms serve a number of important functions in schools. However, given the fact that they are an additional cost to students' families, care should be taken that the purchase and upkeep of uniforms is not an undue burden to less fortunate students. Some say that uniforms make the school boring due to lack of variety. However, this is not a good argument. When there is too much variety, it can lead to distraction. Not only will students be spending too much time decking themselves out for school every day but they will also be distracted by what their friends wear. This will take their attention away from what is important, that is, their studies. Having school uniforms would be beneficial to students' performance in school, as it would enable them to better their innate skills.
    What, according to the passage, is the main function of schools?

    A) To see that all wear school uniforms

    B) To see that all pass exams

    C) To see that all study languages

    D) To see that all concentrate on studies

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    Read the following passages/poem carefully and use correct options to answer the questions that follow.
    It is true that schools focus their attention on studying. School uniforms serve a number of important functions in schools. However, given the fact that they are an additional cost to students' families, care should be taken that the purchase and upkeep of uniforms is not an undue burden to less fortunate students. Some say that uniforms make the school boring due to lack of variety. However, this is not a good argument. When there is too much variety, it can lead to distraction. Not only will students be spending too much time decking themselves out for school every day but they will also be distracted by what their friends wear. This will take their attention away from what is important, that is, their studies. Having school uniforms would be beneficial to students' performance in school, as it would enable them to better their innate skills.
    Which word is a synonym to the word "distraction" as used in the passage?

    A) Inattention

    B) Progression

    C) Concentration

    D) Disorganization

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    Read the following passages/poem carefully and use correct options to answer the questions that follow.
    It is true that schools focus their attention on studying. School uniforms serve a number of important functions in schools. However, given the fact that they are an additional cost to students' families, care should be taken that the purchase and upkeep of uniforms is not an undue burden to less fortunate students. Some say that uniforms make the school boring due to lack of variety. However, this is not a good argument. When there is too much variety, it can lead to distraction. Not only will students be spending too much time decking themselves out for school every day but they will also be distracted by what their friends wear. This will take their attention away from what is important, that is, their studies. Having school uniforms would be beneficial to students' performance in school, as it would enable them to better their innate skills.
    According to the passage, what will take the students' attention away from their studies?

    A) Having similar clothing

    B) Not having similar attire

    C) Distraction through games

    D) Lack of interest in studies

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    Read the following passages/poem carefully and use correct options to answer the questions that follow.
    It is true that schools focus their attention on studying. School uniforms serve a number of important functions in schools. However, given the fact that they are an additional cost to students' families, care should be taken that the purchase and upkeep of uniforms is not an undue burden to less fortunate students. Some say that uniforms make the school boring due to lack of variety. However, this is not a good argument. When there is too much variety, it can lead to distraction. Not only will students be spending too much time decking themselves out for school every day but they will also be distracted by what their friends wear. This will take their attention away from what is important, that is, their studies. Having school uniforms would be beneficial to students' performance in school, as it would enable them to better their innate skills.
    Which of the following is a genuine reason that goes against schools having uniforms?

    A) All students want uniforms.

    B) All parents want their child to study.

    C) Not all parents can afford uniforms.

    D) Not all students have the time for decking themselves out for school every day.

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    Read the following passages/poem carefully and use correct options to answer the questions that follow.
    Parents are wonderful people. They always have the best interests of their children at heart and they will do anything to prevent their children from getting hurt. However, teenagers often think that parents do not understand them and they are unable to communicate with their parents. So these teenagers are rude to their parents and become utterly selfish at times. If teenagers are a bit more appreciative of their parents and try and put themselves in the shoes of their parents, they will then be able to know how their parents think and feel of their fears and dreams for their children. Friends too are wonderful to have. Good friends are always there for you, just like parents. But there are friends who may turn out to be bad influences and can lead you astray. Then there are friends who can inspire you and propel you to achieve great heights. So how do you distinguish the good from the bad? In this respect, young people must learn to think for themselves. Reflect constantly on events, people and ideas. Learn to see through people. Hold on to sound moral values and principles. These will definitely help you discriminate the good from the 'bad'.
    Which is a synonym to the words ?in the shoes of? as used in the passage?

    A) To think like father

    B) To wear the shoes of the father

    C) To study like father

    D) To go to school like father

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    Read the following passages/poem carefully and use correct options to answer the questions that follow.
    Parents are wonderful people. They always have the best interests of their children at heart and they will do anything to prevent their children from getting hurt. However, teenagers often think that parents do not understand them and they are unable to communicate with their parents. So these teenagers are rude to their parents and become utterly selfish at times. If teenagers are a bit more appreciative of their parents and try and put themselves in the shoes of their parents, they will then be able to know how their parents think and feel of their fears and dreams for their children. Friends too are wonderful to have. Good friends are always there for you, just like parents. But there are friends who may turn out to be bad influences and can lead you astray. Then there are friends who can inspire you and propel you to achieve great heights. So how do you distinguish the good from the bad? In this respect, young people must learn to think for themselves. Reflect constantly on events, people and ideas. Learn to see through people. Hold on to sound moral values and principles. These will definitely help you discriminate the good from the 'bad'.
    It can be understood that teenagers would not be rude to their parents if

    A) they are grateful for what they do for their parents.

    B) they are troubled with what the parents do for them.

    C) they are grateful for what their parents do for them.

    D) their parents do what they want.

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    Read the following passages/poem carefully and use correct options to answer the questions that follow.
    Parents are wonderful people. They always have the best interests of their children at heart and they will do anything to prevent their children from getting hurt. However, teenagers often think that parents do not understand them and they are unable to communicate with their parents. So these teenagers are rude to their parents and become utterly selfish at times. If teenagers are a bit more appreciative of their parents and try and put themselves in the shoes of their parents, they will then be able to know how their parents think and feel of their fears and dreams for their children. Friends too are wonderful to have. Good friends are always there for you, just like parents. But there are friends who may turn out to be bad influences and can lead you astray. Then there are friends who can inspire you and propel you to achieve great heights. So how do you distinguish the good from the bad? In this respect, young people must learn to think for themselves. Reflect constantly on events, people and ideas. Learn to see through people. Hold on to sound moral values and principles. These will definitely help you discriminate the good from the 'bad'.
    To "have the best interests of their children" necessarily means that

    A) parents should do what teenagers want.

    B) parents should do what is good for themselves.

    C) parents should do what is good for teenagers.

    D) parents should be very strict with teenagers.

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    Read the following passages/poem carefully and use correct options to answer the questions that follow.
    Parents are wonderful people. They always have the best interests of their children at heart and they will do anything to prevent their children from getting hurt. However, teenagers often think that parents do not understand them and they are unable to communicate with their parents. So these teenagers are rude to their parents and become utterly selfish at times. If teenagers are a bit more appreciative of their parents and try and put themselves in the shoes of their parents, they will then be able to know how their parents think and feel of their fears and dreams for their children. Friends too are wonderful to have. Good friends are always there for you, just like parents. But there are friends who may turn out to be bad influences and can lead you astray. Then there are friends who can inspire you and propel you to achieve great heights. So how do you distinguish the good from the bad? In this respect, young people must learn to think for themselves. Reflect constantly on events, people and ideas. Learn to see through people. Hold on to sound moral values and principles. These will definitely help you discriminate the good from the 'bad'.
    What will definitely not help you discriminate the 'good' from the 'bad' ?

    A) Reflecting constantly on events, people and ideas

    B) Learning to see people through their parents' eyes

    C) Holding on to sound moral values and principles

    D) Knowing what people say and mean

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    Read the following passages/poem carefully and use correct options to answer the questions that follow.
    Parents are wonderful people. They always have the best interests of their children at heart and they will do anything to prevent their children from getting hurt. However, teenagers often think that parents do not understand them and they are unable to communicate with their parents. So these teenagers are rude to their parents and become utterly selfish at times. If teenagers are a bit more appreciative of their parents and try and put themselves in the shoes of their parents, they will then be able to know how their parents think and feel of their fears and dreams for their children. Friends too are wonderful to have. Good friends are always there for you, just like parents. But there are friends who may turn out to be bad influences and can lead you astray. Then there are friends who can inspire you and propel you to achieve great heights. So how do you distinguish the good from the bad? In this respect, young people must learn to think for themselves. Reflect constantly on events, people and ideas. Learn to see through people. Hold on to sound moral values and principles. These will definitely help you discriminate the good from the 'bad'.
    Which word is an antonym to the word 'discriminate' as used in the passage?

    A) Appreciate

    B) Influence

    C) Misunderstand

    D) Criticize

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    Read the following passages/poem carefully and use correct options to answer the questions that follow.
    I woke before the morning, I was happy all the day, I never said an ugly word, but smiled and stuck to play. And now at last the sun is going down behind the wood, And I am very happy, for I know that I've been good. My bed is waiting cool and fresh, with linen smooth and fair, And I must be off to sleeping-by, and not forget my prayer. I know that, till tomorrow I shall see the sun arise, No ugly dream shall fright my mind, no ugly sight my eyes. But slumber hold me tightly till I wake in the dawn, And hear the thrushes singing in the lilacs round the lawn.
    "I know that, till tomorrow I shall see the sun arise, what will happen till tomorrow?

    A) Ugly dreams will frighten the poet?s mind.

    B) The poet will see ugly sights.

    C) The poet will sleep peacefully.

    D) The poet will be sleepless.

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    Read the following passages/poem carefully and use correct options to answer the questions that follow.
    I woke before the morning, I was happy all the day, I never said an ugly word, but smiled and stuck to play. And now at last the sun is going down behind the wood, And I am very happy, for I know that I've been good. My bed is waiting cool and fresh, with linen smooth and fair, And I must be off to sleeping-by, and not forget my prayer. I know that, till tomorrow I shall see the sun arise, No ugly dream shall fright my mind, no ugly sight my eyes. But slumber hold me tightly till I wake in the dawn, And hear the thrushes singing in the lilacs round the lawn.
    Which word is a synonym to the word 'slumber' as used in the passage?

    A) Mother

    B) Dreams

    C) Sleep

    D) Night

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    Read the following passages/poem carefully and use correct options to answer the questions that follow.
    I woke before the morning, I was happy all the day, I never said an ugly word, but smiled and stuck to play. And now at last the sun is going down behind the wood, And I am very happy, for I know that I've been good. My bed is waiting cool and fresh, with linen smooth and fair, And I must be off to sleeping-by, and not forget my prayer. I know that, till tomorrow I shall see the sun arise, No ugly dream shall fright my mind, no ugly sight my eyes. But slumber hold me tightly till I wake in the dawn, And hear the thrushes singing in the lilacs round the lawn.
    The poet did all of the following all day except that

    A) he smiled a lot.

    B) he studied all day.

    C) he felt happy all day.

    D) he never said an ugly word all day.

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    Read the following passages/poem carefully and use correct options to answer the questions that follow.
    I woke before the morning, I was happy all the day, I never said an ugly word, but smiled and stuck to play. And now at last the sun is going down behind the wood, And I am very happy, for I know that I've been good. My bed is waiting cool and fresh, with linen smooth and fair, And I must be off to sleeping-by, and not forget my prayer. I know that, till tomorrow I shall see the sun arise, No ugly dream shall fright my mind, no ugly sight my eyes. But slumber hold me tightly till I wake in the dawn, And hear the thrushes singing in the lilacs round the lawn.
    The sentence "I never said an ugly word" means that

    A) the poet kept smiling.

    B) the poet spoke beautifully.

    C) the poet spoke politely.

    D) the poet stuck to play.

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    Read the following passages/poem carefully and use correct options to answer the questions that follow.
    I woke before the morning, I was happy all the day, I never said an ugly word, but smiled and stuck to play. And now at last the sun is going down behind the wood, And I am very happy, for I know that I've been good. My bed is waiting cool and fresh, with linen smooth and fair, And I must be off to sleeping-by, and not forget my prayer. I know that, till tomorrow I shall see the sun arise, No ugly dream shall fright my mind, no ugly sight my eyes. But slumber hold me tightly till I wake in the dawn, And hear the thrushes singing in the lilacs round the lawn.
    Why was the poet very happy when the sun went down behind the wood?

    A) Because he knew he will wake up happy the next day.

    B) Because the poet could then go to sleep.

    C) Because the poet had been good the whole day.

    D) Because he could play and did not have to study.

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    Read the following passages/poem carefully and use correct options to answer the questions that follow.
    Fruit flies are tiny insects that are attracted to ripe or rotting fruits and vegetables. The flies not only eat the fruit, but they also lay their eggs there. A single fruit fly can lay up to 500 eggs on the surface of a piece of fruit. Within eight days, the fruit flies that hatch from these eggs are full adults that can then lay their own eggs. As you can see, what might start out as a small fruit fly problem can become very large, very quickly. Although there is a chance that fruit flies can carry germs on to your food, this is not very likely. Fruit flies are annoying, but they probably will not hurt you. Because they are such a nuisance, most people want to get rid of these pesky bugs as quickly as possible. Some people use pesticide sprays on the fruit flies. Although this will kill the flies, it will also spread harmful poison all over your kitchen.
    Why are fruit flies so called?

    A) They live in only ripe fruits.

    B) They thrive on fruits.

    C) Their young ones grow on fruits.

    D) They prefer to eat only rotting fruits.

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    Read the following passages/poem carefully and use correct options to answer the questions that follow.
    Fruit flies are tiny insects that are attracted to ripe or rotting fruits and vegetables. The flies not only eat the fruit, but they also lay their eggs there. A single fruit fly can lay up to 500 eggs on the surface of a piece of fruit. Within eight days, the fruit flies that hatch from these eggs are full adults that can then lay their own eggs. As you can see, what might start out as a small fruit fly problem can become very large, very quickly. Although there is a chance that fruit flies can carry germs on to your food, this is not very likely. Fruit flies are annoying, but they probably will not hurt you. Because they are such a nuisance, most people want to get rid of these pesky bugs as quickly as possible. Some people use pesticide sprays on the fruit flies. Although this will kill the flies, it will also spread harmful poison all over your kitchen.
    A single fruitfly can lay upto

    A) 5000 eggs in every fruit.

    B) 500 eggs under the fruit.

    C) 500 eggs.

    D) 500 eggs per week.

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    Read the following passages/poem carefully and use correct options to answer the questions that follow.
    Fruit flies are tiny insects that are attracted to ripe or rotting fruits and vegetables. The flies not only eat the fruit, but they also lay their eggs there. A single fruit fly can lay up to 500 eggs on the surface of a piece of fruit. Within eight days, the fruit flies that hatch from these eggs are full adults that can then lay their own eggs. As you can see, what might start out as a small fruit fly problem can become very large, very quickly. Although there is a chance that fruit flies can carry germs on to your food, this is not very likely. Fruit flies are annoying, but they probably will not hurt you. Because they are such a nuisance, most people want to get rid of these pesky bugs as quickly as possible. Some people use pesticide sprays on the fruit flies. Although this will kill the flies, it will also spread harmful poison all over your kitchen.
    It takes about a week

    A) for the fruit flies to lay eggs.

    B) for the eggs to hatch.

    C) for the hatched fruit flies to grow fully.

    D) for the hatched fruit flies to eat the fruit.

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    Read the following passages/poem carefully and use correct options to answer the questions that follow.
    Fruit flies are tiny insects that are attracted to ripe or rotting fruits and vegetables. The flies not only eat the fruit, but they also lay their eggs there. A single fruit fly can lay up to 500 eggs on the surface of a piece of fruit. Within eight days, the fruit flies that hatch from these eggs are full adults that can then lay their own eggs. As you can see, what might start out as a small fruit fly problem can become very large, very quickly. Although there is a chance that fruit flies can carry germs on to your food, this is not very likely. Fruit flies are annoying, but they probably will not hurt you. Because they are such a nuisance, most people want to get rid of these pesky bugs as quickly as possible. Some people use pesticide sprays on the fruit flies. Although this will kill the flies, it will also spread harmful poison all over your kitchen.
    Most people want to get rid of fruit flies because

    A) they spoil the food.

    B) they consume the whole fruit.

    C) they carry germs.

    D) they annoy people.

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    Read the following passages/poem carefully and use correct options to answer the questions that follow.
    Fruit flies are tiny insects that are attracted to ripe or rotting fruits and vegetables. The flies not only eat the fruit, but they also lay their eggs there. A single fruit fly can lay up to 500 eggs on the surface of a piece of fruit. Within eight days, the fruit flies that hatch from these eggs are full adults that can then lay their own eggs. As you can see, what might start out as a small fruit fly problem can become very large, very quickly. Although there is a chance that fruit flies can carry germs on to your food, this is not very likely. Fruit flies are annoying, but they probably will not hurt you. Because they are such a nuisance, most people want to get rid of these pesky bugs as quickly as possible. Some people use pesticide sprays on the fruit flies. Although this will kill the flies, it will also spread harmful poison all over your kitchen.
    It can be understood from the passage that the best way to get rid of these fruit flies is to

    A) leave the fruit uncut.

    B) keep the fruits covered.

    C) sprinkle pesticide on the insects.

    D) sprinkle pesticide outside the kitchen.

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