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Reading Comprehension 1 Practice worksheet

1. Read the following passage and answer the following questions:

The Dog Family:

The dog family is one of the 11 families that make up the Carnivores, large group of intelligent, flesh-eating, backboned animals. In this group are such varied animals as beer, pandas, raccoons, cats, hyenas and even seal. The dog or canine family has many wild species like wolves, foxes, coyotes, jackals and wild dogs.

The dog is the only domesticated member of the canine family through now and then someone takes a wolf, fox, or coyote as a pet. All the members of the dog family are descendants of a wolf- like an animal which lived about 15 million years ago. But nobody knows the exact ancestor of the modern domestic dog.

Several wild dogs look and behave like domestic dogs. The dingo or wild dog of Australia is one of these. It is possible that the dingo was a tamed dog brought to Australia long ago which they ran wild. Dogs were the first animals tamed by humans perhaps 20,000 years ago. Tamed dogs were brought from Asia to the New World 5,000 years ago. Dogs were first used for hunting.

1) Find the antonyms of these words from the text above:


a) ancestor – ___________________
b) Wild – ___________________
c) ancient- ___________________
d) Near – ___________________
e) Suddenly- ___________________

2. Dingo is
a) The first mammals
b) Hunter dog
c) Wild dog from Australia
d) The name of a wolf

Unseen Comprehension

2. Read the above-given comprehension & answer the following questions:

Just as some men like to play football or cricket, so some men like to climb mountains. This is often very difficult to do, for mountains are not just big hills. Some mountains sides are straight up & down, so it may take hours to climb as little as one hundred feet. There is always the danger that you may fall off & be killed or injured. Men talk about conquering a mountain. It is a wonderful feeling to reach the top of a mountain after climbing for hours and may be, even days. You look down & see the whole country below you & feel like the god.

1) It is a wonderful feeling…………….,it’ refers to ………
a) The prisoner       b) mountaineering       c) the mountain       d) the steep path

2) Mountaineering is not a very popular sport because
a) It involves many dangers       b) it is time-consuming       c) there is no audience to watch       d) None of these

3. Climbing mountains is difficult because
a) Paths are risky       b) it takes hours       c) mountains are big hills       d) none of the above

4. Choose the word which has a means danger
a) Fun       b) hardship       c) risk       d) spine chilling

5. Suggest a title for the above paragraph