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Old School - Continual Assessment 1 (#2)

Section A

For each question from 1 to 5, four options are given. Choose the most suitable answer.
1.
Fresh vegetables and meat _____________ sold at this market.
  1. is
  2. are
  3. was
  4. were

2.
I have _____________ money left because I have spent nearly all the coins in my purse.
  1. little
  2. much
  3. many
  4. a few

3.
Little Bobby hid _____________ the tree when his nanny called for him.
  1. above
  2. under
  3. behind
  4. between

4.
I do not know _____________ to complete the Mathematics sum. It is very difficult!
  1. how
  2. what
  3. when
  4. where

5.
The twins asked their mother if they could go to the movies by _____________ as they felt they were old enough to.
  1. myself
  2. himself
  3. ourselves
  4. themselves

 

Section B

For each question from 1 to 5, four options are given. Choose the most suitable answer.
1.
Your handwriting has to be _____________ so that others can read it.
  1. legal
  2. likable
  3. legible
  4. literate

2.
The sheep bleated loudly while the farmer was _____________ its wool.
  1. pruning
  2. slashing
  3. shearing
  4. cropping

3.
The _____________ of fifty-dollar notes was found in the robber's home.
  1. wad
  2. ream
  3. batch
  4. bunch

4.
She had very little experience so the company could not _____________ her.
  1. hire
  2. pledge
  3. occupy
  4. discharge

5.
Father could not find the _____________ he needed to repair the garden chair.
  1. tools
  2. utensils
  3. supplies
  4. stationery

 

Section C

Study the following poster and answer questions 1 to 5.



1.
One of the organisers of the run is _____________ .
  1. Skechers
  2. Marina Promontory
  3. People's Association
  4. a group of donors

2.
According to the poster, participants _____________ .
  1. must have a Passion Card
  2. must be at least seven years old
  3. must make a donation before they can take part in the run
  4. below the age of thirteen can only take part in the Family Walk

3.
Running gear is sponsored by _____________ .
  1. POSB
  2. Skechers
  3. People's Association
  4. Passion Card holders


4.
Raymond is fifteen years old. To take part he needs to _____________ .
  1. have an account with POSB
  2. register at Marina Promontory
  3. be able to run more than 10km
  4. get approval from his parents or guardians

5.
The purpose of the run is to _____________ .
  1. help needy children
  2. encourage a healthy lifestyle
  3. allow children to run competitively
  4. encourage children to open a POSB account

 

Section D

Read the passage carefully. Choose the most suitable word from the words given in the box.


USE EACH WORD ONCE ONLY.


(A) both

(B) while

(C) before

(D) as

(E) since

(F) when

(G) and

(H) after

1.

  Susan and her brother, Joseph, could hardly wit to visit the museum. They had not been there (1) _____________ the last school holidays. They loved to look at the exhibits there. (2) _____________ they entered the museum, their parents had to buy the entrance tickets. Susan and Joseph read the brochures on the new exhibits (3) _____________ waiting for their parents (4) _____________ they had their tickets, they rushed towards the turnstiles at the entrance.


 Susan and Joseph headed straight for the dinosaur exhibit. (5) _____________ of them chatted excitedly about their favourite dinosaurs (6) _____________ they made their way to the exhibition.


Section E

Read the passage carefully. Choose the most suitable word from the words given in the box.


USE EACH WORD ONCE ONLY.


(A) writer

(B) knowledge

(C) leaned

(D) thought

(E) porch

(F) student

(G) garage

(H) wish

1.

  Charles often sat in the sun and looked at the trees. His wide shoulders (1) _____________ against his rocking chair as he touched his white beard. One day while he was sitting in his chair on the (2) _____________ , he looked up at the trees and (3) _____________ , "I'm an old man. I've a good life, but there's one thing I (4) _____________ for in my old age."


 Charles wanted to go to college. He wanted to be a (5) _____________ again and read all the great books he never had the time to read. Charles always had a young soul that looked for (6) _____________ .


Section F

Read the passage below and answer the following questions.


 The guests were gathered around the dining table when the police officers arrived. The half-eaten dishes lay cold on the table. Mrs Adam was shaking like a leaf as she sat huddled in a corner. She did not acknowledge the police officers and continued mumbling to herself as the hostess, Mrs Paddington, showed the officers to the bathroom where their friend, Mr Andrews, was lying.



 According to Mrs Paddington, Mr Andrews was the last to arrive at the dinner party. He had asked to use the bathroom once he arrived but a moment later, the ladies had heard a loud crash. Mrs Adam and Mrs Peterson had rushed to the bathroom. Mrs Adam was the first to discover Mr Andrews. Blood was dripping down the sides of his face from a deep wound on his head.


 Mr Andrews was a retired teacher who dropped in on Mr and Mrs Paddington whenever he was free. He was a wealthy man who had saved a large sum of money over the years and was now looking for a way to invest his money. He had consulted Mr Paddington several times about the best ways to invest his money.


 The police questioned everyone at the dinner party to find out where everyone was and what they were doing when Mr Andrews was in the bathroom. Mrs Paddington was pouring drinks for everyone in the kitchen. Mrs Adams, Mrs Peterson, Mrs Jacobs and her daughter, Bella, were seated at the dining table.


 After an hour of questioning, the officers examined the entire house. Crime scene investigation officers examined the bathroom and all evidence was bagged and brought back to the police station. Before leaving, the police officers informed Mr and Mrs Paddington that they would return to question them further if necessary.

1.

What were the guests doing before Mr Andrews was discovered?


_____________________________________________________________________________


_____________________________________________________________________________


2.

Which sentence in the passage from lines 1 to 10 tells you that Mrs Adams was frightened?


_____________________________________________________________________________


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3.

Explain clearly why the police searched the whole house thoroughly.


_____________________________________________________________________________


_____________________________________________________________________________


4.

Why did Mr Andrews visit Mr and Mrs Paddington whenever he was free?


_____________________________________________________________________________


_____________________________________________________________________________



Section A (Answers)

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B.

2.
A.

3.
C.

4.
A.

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Section B (Answers)

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C.

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C.

3.
A.

4.
A.

5.
A.

Section C (Answers)

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C.

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3.
B.

4.
D.

5.
A.

Section D (Answers)

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(1) E

(2) C

(3) B

(4) H

(5) A

(6) D



Section E (Answers)

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1.

(1) C

(2) E

(3) D

(4) H

(5) F

(6) B



Section F (Answers)

Answers

1.
Mrs Paddington was pouring drinks in the kitchen. Mrs Adams, Mrs Peterson, Mrs Jacob and her daughter Bella were seated at the dining table.

2.

The sentence is "Mrs Adam was shaking like a leaf as she sat huddled in a corner.".


3.
The police searched thoroughly to examine the crime scene and to bag all the evidence.

4.
He was consulting Mr Paddington about the best ways to invest his money.

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