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Mid Year Examination (#3): Section F

Read the passage carefully and answer the questions that follow. write your answer in complete sentences.

  Once, there were several people aboard an aeroplane flying towards an island. One of them was a pilot. The other three included an old woman, the smartest man in the world and   a little boy. Suddenly, the pilot announced that the aeroplane was going to explode in mid-air due to some mechanical faults. These four people knew that they had to jump to safety but there were only three parachutes in the aeroplane.

  The pilot thought of his lovely wife and adorable children. He felt that he was a very important person, so he grabbed the parachute and jumped out of the plane first. The smartest man claimed that he was very important to the world too. He then jumped out of the aeroplane.

  The old woman, being kind and merciful, then turned to the little boy and said, "Boy, take the last parachute and jump. Don't worry about me. I am already an old woman."

  The little boy laughed and replied, "You are very kind but neither of us will die. We still have two parachutes left. The smartest man has taken my bag and jumped."

  Just before the aeroplane exploded, both the old woman and the little boy put on their parachutes and secured them tightly before they made their jump to safety. As it turned out, the smartest man, in panic, became the silliest man.
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How many people were on board the aeroplane?

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Four people were on board the aeroplane.


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What problem did the people encounter when they wanted to escape?

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There were four people but three parachutes.


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Which sentence in the passage suggests that the smartest man thought highly of himself?

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It is "The smartest man claimed that he was very important to the world too."


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How did the old woman show that she was selfless?

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She told the boy to take the last parachute and jump.


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Who ended up being the most foolish person? Why?

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The smartest man ended up being the most foolish person. He took the boy's bag and jumped off the planer".


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