Sunday 4 January 2015

CBSE Class 8/9/10 - Reading Comprehension (Set-5)

 Reading Comprehension

CBSE Class 8/9/10 - Reading Comprehension (Set-5)

Read the following passages carefully and mark out the correct answers from among the alternatives given below each question in every passage:


The load was very heavy for the old camel. He tried his best to carry it as far as the next village. There his master would be able to get another camel to carry this heavy load. But he was so tired and exhausted that he could not go any further. His master took off the load from the camel’s back and put it on the back of another camel and went his way. A tiger was passing by at this time. He had been hurt by the tusk of an elephant. As the tiger was in pain, he found it difficult to walk. So he lay down by the side of the camel. The camel began licking the tiger’s wound with his long tongue and offered him food that his master had left behind. In a few days, the tiger and the camel recovered. As the tiger was very hungry the old camel told him to kill him and eat his meat. The tiger could not think of killing his friend.
At that time a deer came running towards them. A hunter had shot at him with an arrow. He lay down by the side of the tiger. He told the tiger to kill him and eat his flesh as he did not want the wicked hunter to take him away. The tiger did as he was told. Just then the hunter came on the spot. The angry tiger jumped on him and killed him also. Another young deer was in the bag that the hunter was carrying. The tiger set it free. The tiger and the camel lived happily ever after in the forest.

Q1: The camel began to lick the tiger’s wound because of the

(a) tiger was in pain
(b) tiger was tired
(c) tiger could not walk
(d) the camel was hungry
(e) camel’s tongue is long.

Q2: How many living beings in all are mentioned in the passage?

(a) Nine
(b) Eight
(c) Seven
(d) Six
(e) Five

Q3: What did the tiger do the dying deer?

(a) He ate his flesh
(b) He killed him
(c) He killed him and ate his flesh
(d) He set him free
(e) He licked his wounds

Q4: All of the following were either exhausted or wounded or killed except the

(a) deer which lay near the camel
(b) tiger
(c) old camel
(d) elephant
(e) hunter

Q5: The tiger refused to eat the camel because of all of the following except that the camel had

(a) become his friend
(b) offered him food
(c) licked his wound
(d) become old
(e) None of these

Q6: The tiger lay down near the camel because

(a) they became friends
(b) he felt tired
(c) there was enough space to lie down
(d) he was unable to walk
(e) he wanted to kill the hunter if he came there

Q7: The old camel wanted to carry the load as far as the next village because

(a) the village was at a short distance
(b) he was sure to meet his master there
(c) another camel was available to carry the load afterwards
(d) the journey was to end at the next village
(e) his master wished him to do so.

1: (a) tiger was in pain (Note: option c also appears to be correct. But option a is the main cause of option c, hence option 'a')
2: (b) Eight i.e. Camel, man, another camel, hunter, tiger, elephant and deer (killed, and young one)
3: (c) He killed him and ate his flesh
4: (d) elephant
5: (d) become old
6: (b) he felt tired
7: (b) he was sure to meet his master there

☛See also:
English Reading Comprehension (Set-1)
English Reading Comprehension (Set-2)
English Reading Comprehension(Set-3)
Reading Comprehension(Set-4)
Reading Comprehension (Set-5)
Reading Comprehension (Set-6)
Reading Comprehension (Set-7)
Reading Comprehension (set-10)
Reading Comprehension (Set-11)
Reading Comprehension (Set-12)

Reading Comprehension (Unseen Poem)-2
Reading Comprehension (Unseen Poem)-3
Reading Comprehension  (Unseen Poem)-4


  1. Answers from five to seven are wrong
    Correct answers a, c ,d

  2. There are some grammatical mistakes in the questions .....Will be good if corrected.

  3. I don't agree wid da 2nd answer because there is an hunter also he is also an living being����

    1. i think it should be eight because there is camel, another camel (which took the load from the next village), master, hunter, tiger, elephant, deer and young deer

    2. Corrected. Thanks for pointed it out

    3. Q. no 4
      All were ........ except not expect

  4. Answer 2nd is correct. There are eight living things talked about in this passage.


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