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Songs from the Soul: Stories from Around the World Retold by Jennifer Bassettoxford bookworms LIbrArY stage 2 1 oxford unIversItY press photocopIAbLecomprehension TesT1 In which story can you find these things? Complicity, the Luck of Four, Chinna and Muthu, the Deceivers, treason.a A yellow butterfly. b A little goat. c A fat chicken. d A lottery ticket. e A computer. 20 marks2 Who said this? Match a number from A with a letter from B. A1 ___ If you can catch one, you can have one.2 ___ Hey, what login name are you using?3 ___ They say I havent got long, my love, but youll be fine without me.4 ___ They dont want to see me. They disowned me years ago.5 ___ I dont like it here, Pa, lets go. Ba Emeka in The Strange Child.b Bill in With Sincere Intent.c Kanna in Treason.d Gbenga in The Deceivers.e Dan in Complicity. 20 marks3 In which story do these things happen? With sincere Intent, the Luck of Four, treason, the strange Child, the evening train.a A husband tells his wife some funny stories. b A father says that his son is dead. c A man becomes very ill and dies. d A son talks excitedly about life in the city. e A father keeps a terrible secret from his daughter. 20 marks4 Are these sentences true (T) or false (F)?a ___ Keshto wants to stay in the village and keep the same life.b ___ Emma and Jimmy live on a farm in the country.c ___ Samy always gives Chai free tea when he comes to the coffee-shop.d ___ Samy learns that he has won some money.e ___ Nachiappa Gounder kills the goat and then the rain suddenly starts.f ___ Bill tells his wife the bad news immediately.g ___ Linda has met her husbands family before.h ___ Kanna looks very pretty when she goes to the big house.i ___ Kanna will stay and work for the grandmother. j ___ Gbenga chats to an American man on the Internet. 20 marks5 Who are these people? Match a name from A with a sentence from B. A1 ___ Keshto2 ___ Rose3 ___ Chai4 ___ Chinna5 ___ Gbenga Ba is always hoping for lucky numbers.b wants to get money from a stranger.c is a person with a secret.d doesnt want to lose his son.e isnt sure if his father is angry with him. 20 marks total marksSongs from the Soul: Stories from Around the World Retold by Jennifer Bassettoxford bookworms LIbrArY stage 2 1 oxford unIversItY press photocopIAbLeMULTIPLE-CHOICE TEsTSettingChoose the best answer.1 In The Evening Train, Keshto lives _____. aon a large farm bin a noisy city cin a small town din a quiet village2 Keshto makes and cooks delicious _____ cakes. arice bpotato ctea dchocolate3 Emma and Jimmy in Complicity visit a _____ with their mother. afarm bshop cmine dhouse4 In The Luck of Four, Chai goes into Samys _____ shop. abook bclothes ccoffee d cake5 In Chinna and Muthu, there has been no _____ in the village for a long time. arain bwork cmilk dhot weather6 In With Sincere Intent, Bill is in a _____. ahotel b hospital cschool dcaf7 In The Strange Child, Linda travels to Emekas _____. avillage boffice croom dshop8 At the beginning of Treason, Pa tells Kanna they are going to her _____ house. afriends bteachers ccousins d grandmothers9 The house in Treason is _____. aold and untidy bdark and ugly cbig and beautiful dsmall and pretty 10 Gbenga in The Deceivers is on a computer in _____ in Nigeria. aa library ba cyber caf can office da hotel 20 marksCharactersChoose the best answer. 11 Keshtos son, Karthik, wants to go to _____. athe city bthe sea ca different village da different country 12 Emma and Jimmys _____ had an accident at the mine. aneighbour bfather cbrother duncle 13 Chai and Samy are _____. abrothers bcousins cfriends dworkers in a caf 14 Chai is _____. alarge and unhealthy bill and very thin cyoung and healthy dold and small 15 Chinna is the son of the village _____. adoctor bchief cteacher dpostman 16 Bill and his wife _____. atalk angrily bdont say anything cdont talk much dtalk and laugh 17 Linda and Emeka have been married for three _____. adays bweeks cmonths dyears 18 Linda has never met Emekas _____. afamily bboss cbest friend d doctor 19 Kanna is _____ little girl. aan unhappy ban ill ca pretty da rich 20 In the chat room, Gbenga says he is _____. aa guy from Nigeria ba girl from the US ca student from Nigeria dan architect from Kentucky 20 marksSongs from the Soul: Stories from Around the World Retold by Jennifer Bassettoxford bookworms LIbrArY stage 2 2 oxford unIversItY press photocopIAbLeMULTIPLE-CHOICE TEsTDialogueWho said this? 21 I know a man in the city He can help me to start a food stall. I will get rich aKeshto bKarthik cBehula done of the train passengers 22 You know what we said A chicken for a jug. aDan bJohnny cJimmy dRose 23 Not the man he was since that accident. Eh, Rose? aEmma bJimmy c Dan dJohnny 24 How about giving me one of your numbers? You always got good luck. aSamy bChai ca customer dthe kitchen-boy 25 There is no need to be afraid. We will break a pumpkin for the Gods. It is a present from our land, from our own fields. aChinna bthe village priest cChinnas father dChinnas mother 26 Do you know where to turn off the electricity in the house? aone of the nurses bBill cBills wife dBills son 27 I know nothing about your past life, or your family aEmeka bEmekas father cEmekas brother dLinda 28 Shell learn. Shes very quick to learn. athe maidservant bthe grandmother cPapa dKanna 29 I hope youve told her everything. I dont want her crying and sobbing. aPapa bthe maidservant cKanna dthe grandmother 30 Can you please spell Prescott? athe young guy sitting opposite Gbenga bGbenga cCelia da young woman in the caf 20 marksVocabularyChoose the best answer. 31 a small, simple building with only one room astall bhut cpalace dpond 32 when something is very, very big anarrow btiny clong dhuge 33 an area of short grass in a park or in front of a house alawn byard chill dmine 34 to cry very noisily achat bsob cwink dnod 35 when food is very good and nice to eat adisgusting bbeautiful cdelicious dcool 36 to laugh in a silly way ashout bgiggle csmile dwhisper 37 a small wave on the water of a lake or pond aripple bbrake cflash droll 38 a person who is the leader or boss of a group of people aguy bgovernment cmaidservant dchief 39 water that shoots up into the air, and then falls down again awaterfall blake cfountain driver 40 to be slow to speak because you are not sure aforgive bchat cpuzzle dhesitate 20 marksSongs from the Soul: Stories from Around the World Retold by Jennifer Bassettoxford bookworms LIbrArY stage 2 3 oxford unIversItY press photocopIAbLeMULTIPLE-CHOICE TEsT 49 When Pa leaves Kanna at the house, the _____ goes too. apretty girl bgrandmother cmaidservant dyellow butterfly 50 Gbenga thinks that he is chatting to an American man, but hes really talking to a _____. ayoung Nigerian woman bNigerian detective cman in the same cyber caf done of his good friends 20 marks Total marksPlotChoose the best answer. 41 At the end of The Evening Train, Keshto understands that his son will _____. astay in the village bleave the village c stop making potato cakes dsell his food stall 42 Emma looks at her mother. She thinks she has _____. aa secret bsome good news ca lot of money da serious illness 43 Samy knows that the number four sounds like _____ in Chinese. agood luck bgood health ca new job ddeath 44 When Samy watches TV, he learns that _____. ahe has won money bChai has won money cChai is very ill dChai has died 45 Chinna likes the goat and he takes it to _____. ahis house b the village priest ca secret place dhis father 46 At the end of Chinna and Muthu, there is _____. a a big blue sky bsome rain csome very hot weather dsome cold weather 47 Bill tells his wife that hes going to _____. adie soon bcome home cget better dhelp her with the house 48 When Linda speaks to Emekas father, she learns that Emeka _____ three years ago. awas very ill bran away cdied dhad a son
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