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Mid Year Examination (#1): Section H

Read the passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.

Answer in complete sentences.


 "Remember to come out of class immediately at 1p.m. today, Julia. Your appointment with Dr Soon is at 2p.m. sharp. So I will have to take you to the dentist very promptly after school," called out Mother just as I was running out to board the school bus for school. Oh! I had forgotten all about my dreaded visit to the dentist. The last time I was there, he had given me a long lecture about how I should eat less sweets and how I should floss and brush my teeth at least twice a day. This, of course took place after he had pulled one tooth out and filled two cavities, experiences I really would not want to repeat. Only now was I regretting my decision not to heed his advice.

 Alas! My pangs of remorse were too late. Dr Soon clucked disapprovingly. This only caused me to grow more and more alarmed. That meant another painful experience for me. If only I had listened!

 The roar of his equipment was deafening. I was tense, waiting for the pain to start. Suddenly, he stopped poking at my teeth. The whirrs of his equipment quietened. "Okay Julia, we're done," Dr Soon said. "You teeth seem fine as a whole so I only did some simple polishing for you. But there are beginnings of plaque growing. You had better take good care of your teeth," he continued.

 That was all? Hey! Maybe Dr Soon was not such a horrible person after all. Hopefully, my next visit will be uneventful as today's.

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Why did Julia have to come out of class immediately?

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She had a dental appointment at 2p.m.


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What treatment did the dentist give Julia at her first dental visit?

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The dentist pulled Julia's tooth out and filled two cavities.


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"Only now was I regretting my decision not to heed his advice" (line 8). What did Julia regret not doing?

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She regretted not heeding Dr Soon's advice to eat less sweets and to floss and brush her teeth at least twice a day.


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"Alas! My pangs of remorse were too late." (line 10) Why do you think Julia felt that it was too late for remorse?

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She did not take care of her teeth and thought that the dentist was going to pull out another of her teeth soon.


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What does "This" in line 10 refer to?

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It refers to Dr Soon clucking disapprovingly.


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