Choose the best Answer.
Know Your Dog.
How much do you
know about your dog ? Have you heard his many different barks ? It may be that
a dog barks because he is trying to copy the voice of people. Wild dogs never
What a difference there is Between a bark and a growl ! When a dog barks , he holds his head up high . A bark is not a war cry . But when a dog growls , he lowers his head . A growl may mean he is ready to fight. The dog must guard his throat when he fights another animal. If a dog comes barking to meet you , you are in no danger . You may have heard the That traditional saying which says : “ A barking dog never bites .” But what if he comes toward you growling and with his head lowered ! Then look out for trouble ! Stand still ! Put your hands on your chest . If you do this , not one dog in ten will bite you . Do not hit at the dog or turn and run. How true are the stories about mad dogs ? Most of the stories are not true at all. A mad dog is very ill . Not on “ mad ” dog in thousands is really mad .
Put a looking glass in front of your dog . He may not look at it twice. His eyes may tell him there is another dog facing him, but his nose tells him there is not . He can smell better than he can see , so he will believe his nose rather than his eyes . Your dog will know you , no matter how you change your looks . He knows your scent .
It is strange that dogs can be so clever in some ways and so stupid in other ways. My dogs like a wood fire to keep off mosquitoes . Often they see me make the fire burn by putting wood on it . But never do they have sense enough to add a stick to a fire that is going out . What happens when you tie a dog to a tree with a long rope ? He will almost always trot round the tree . Soon he will not have an inch to move . Never have I seen a dog unwind the rope again !
Choose the phrase that correctly completes each of the following sentences as told in the story .
1. When a dog fights another animal , he __________ .
A barks loudly
B lowers his tail
C holds his tail up high
D holds his head down
2. When a dog fights another animal , he _________ .
A shows his paws
B barks loudly
C guards his throat
D holds his head up high
3. When a dog comes barking to somebody , it means he __________ .
A will bite him
B will do no harm
C is ready to fight
D must guard his throat
4. When a dog comes growling toward you with his head lowered , you should _______ .
A put your hands on your chest and not
B stand still and not make a loud cry
C hit at the dog’s head , not run away
D put a looking – glass in front of him
5. A dog believes his nose because he _________ .
A can hardly see with his eyes
B can smell better than see
C always smells his food
D likes a wood fire
Choose the meanings of the words underlined as used in the story .
6. It may be that a dog barks because he is trying to copy the voice of people .
A make the same voice as
B write something as people do
C hate the voice of people
D make a voice when it barks
7. A bark is not a war cry .
A A bark does not mean he
is ready to fight another animal .
B A dog barks when he is fighting or will fight another animal .
C A dog’s bark makes a war .
D A dog barks during a war .
8. If a dog comes barking to meet you , you are in no danger .
A comes to you and then
B barks as he is coming to you
C always barks when meeting you
D meets you every time he barks
9. But what if he comes toward you growling and with his head lowered ! Then look out for trouble .
A look at the sky
B look at the dog
C look around
D get ready
10. But never do they have sense enough to add a stick . . .
A they always do not know
how to add stick . . .
B they never know that they should add a stick . . .
C they do not have enough sense to add a stick . . .
D they do not try to know how to add a stick . . .
If you haven’t looked
at the clock for a few hours, try to guess the time ! Now look at the clock.
How far wrong ? Half an hour ? Fifteen minutes ? A bee can do better than that.
Men and women who study sciences, or true facts of nature, have tested bees to see how well they can tell the time. These scientists put out food for the bees at the same time each day. The bees soon learn to come flying in at feeding time. Not often is a bee as much as five minutes late or early.
Do you know that flies and butterflies can taste sweetness better than you can ? You would have to put almost a spoonful of sugar in a glass of water to make it taste sweet. A fly would need only a few grains of sugar. A butterfly would need even less that a fly.
Moths can smell better than you can. A moth can find its mate by using its sense of smell. It may be as far away as one mile. You could not smell a moth only one inch away.
You have watched a robin hopping across the grass in search of a juicy worm . Suddenly he stops and stands still. He puts his head on one side and seems to be looking closely at the ground. Scientists say that he is listening ! He can hear the unlucky earthworm below the ground.
The dog, too, can hear better that you can. Dogs can hear the ticking of a watch held forty feet away from them. You can hardly hear a watch ticking four feet away. This means that dogs can hear at least ten times better than you can.
Scientists know that animals can feel things in ways that we do not understand. While swimming in the dark, a minnow never bumps into a rock, for it can feel the rock. A snail can see with its whole body. Even a blind snail can feel the touch of a passing shadow . From now on you will not be surprised if you see a dog prick up its ears even though you hear nothing. Now will you be surprised if you see a cat sniff the air when you can smell nothing ? Not even Superman has the super senses that nature has given to many animals.
11. Scientists are persons who ____________ .
A. study nature
B. paint signs
C. write stories
D. work hard
12. A bee is the mane of _________ .
A. an insect
B. a machine
C. a letter
D. a kind of birds
13. To be blind means to _________ .
A. see clearly
B. see badly
C .be unable to see
D. see something
14. To sniff means to _________ .
A. draw up air through the nose
15. A rock is ________ .
A a hard stone
B a soft stone
C a dance
D a mountain
16. “Scientists have tested bees” means that they have ___________ .
A carefully observed bees’ action
B checked the actions of bees
C carefully observed and checked bees’ actions
D put out food for the bees
17. “A few grains of sugar” means ________
A a small number of sugar
B a few bags of sugar
C a few lumps of sugar
D a few spoons of sugar
18. “The juicy worm” means ____________ .
A a worm full of juice
B a worm that is small
C a large worm
D a worm that likes juice
19. “The ticking of a watch” means _________ .
A the regular noise a watch makes
B the movement of the second hand
C the noise of winding a watch
D the movement system of a clock
20. “A dog pricks up its ears” means a dog _____________ .
A moves its ears back and forth
B raises its ears quickly
C slowly prepares to listen
D is ready to fight.
Some Facts about the Arctic
“What is the Arctic like ? ” Ask this question of almost anyone. You will get an answer something like this : “ The Arctic is land and water that is always covered with ice and snow . It’s very cold there. It is also very quiet ,since there are few or no living things , such as plants and animals.” How wrong are these ideas of great cold , loneliness and silence ! There is really no such unpleasant place north of the Arctic Circle. In the past two hundred years fishermen have brought home stories of the Arctic. Those stories have led most persons to believe that all northern lands are covered with ice.
“ Surely the Arctic is covered with deep snow, ” many persons say. But the fact is that the winds sweep most of the snow that falls in the Arctic into the cracks in the earth. Most Arctic land is free from snow all the year ! Arctic land does have hot days ! Mr. Stefansson said he once spent a summer in the Arctic land . For six weeks the temperature went up to F or C nearly every day. Look at a thermometer now , the temperature in Thailand is not very different from that ! The Arctic is far from noiselessness. In summer , the are is always filled with the noise of insects and birds . You may hear something like that of a rifle going off. They are ground cracks ! Some sound like cannon fire !
Choose the meaning of the word or words underlined.
21. There are no living things , such as plants or animals .
A There are no plants or animals.
B Plants and animals are no living things.
C There are no other things
D Living things such as plants and animals are there.
22. Fishermen have brought home stories of the Arctic.
A They brought stories from their homes.
B They brought stories of the Arctic to the villages where they lived.
C They brought stories for home from the Arctic.
D The stories of fishermen have been brought to the Arctic.
23. Most Arctic land is free from snow all the year.
A There is snow everywhere.
B Anyone can have snow without payment.
C Snow is free every year.
D There is no snow.
24. The Arctic is far from noiselessness. In …………..
B . winter
25.What is it “Arctic”
D. mountain peak
From 26-40 Fill
in each space with a word from the list so that the meaning is completely correct
1.clock 2.spoonful 3.insect 4.blind 5.superman
6.minute 7.grain 8.bump 9.surprise 10.senses
26. I can see a _______________ of wheat.
27. Please give me a ___________ of sugar.
28. That doorway is low, be careful not to _________ your head.
29. An ant is an ________________ .
30. Look at the ____________ and tell me the time.
31. Wait a ____________ and I shall come with you.
32. He can’t see, he must be __________________ .
33. He is able to do anything in the world , he is a ___________________ .
34. There are five important ______________ .
35. What a ______________ to see you here !
Fill in the correct word.
36. How ______________ has he lived here ?
37. How ______________ students are there in this school ?
38. _______________ do you go to school ? On foot.
39. .______________ gave you that ring ?
40. _____________ did you eat so much ?
Because I was hungry.