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Continual Assessment 1 (#2): Section E

Read the following passage carefully.

  One day a farmer's donkey fell into an abandoned well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to think what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old and the well needed to be covered up anyway; so it was not worth his effort to try and get the donkey out.

  He invited all his neighbours to come over to help him. They each grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. Realising what was happening, the donkey cried and wailed. Then, a few shovels later, he became silent. The farmer peered into the well and was surprised by what he saw. With every shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up on the new layer of dirt. As the farmer's neighbours continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Soon the donkey stepped up over the edge of the welt and trotted off to the shock and astonishment of the farmer and all the neighbours.
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ID 20332
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The well was_____________.
  1. not used at all
  2. too old to be used
  3. used by the farmer
  4. used by the farmer's neighbours

Short Answer

A.


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ID 20334
DifficultyDifficulty
The farmer did not want the donkey anymore because the donkey___________.
  1. was old
  2. was pitiful
  3. was trotting off
  4. could not be rescued

Short Answer

A.


3.
ID 20335
DifficultyDifficulty
The dirt the farmer and his neighbours shovelled into the well helped the donkey to_____________.
  1. become silent
  2. step into the well
  3. shake the dirt off
  4. get nearer to the top of the well

Short Answer

D.


4.
ID 20336
DifficultyDifficulty
The farmer wanted to___________.
  1. bury the donkey in the well
  2. use all his effort to save the donkey
  3. take a step over the edge of the well
  4. have the neighbours to help save the donkey

Short Answer

A.


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ID 20337
DifficultyDifficulty
The donkey became quiet because______________.
  1. he was exhausted
  2. the dirt fell on his back
  3. he had a plan to save himself
  4. the farmer peered down at him

Short Answer

C.


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