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True Height Comprehension Questions

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True Height Comprehension Test 30 Marks

I. His palms were sweating. He needed a towel to dry his grip. A glass of ice water

quenched his thirst but hardly cooled his intensity. The astroturf he sat on was as hot as the

competition he faced today at the National Junior Olympics. The pole was set at 17 feet.

That was three inches higher than his personal best. Michael Stone confronted the most

challenging day of his pole-vaulting career. The stands were still filled with about twenty

thousand people, even though the final race had ended an hour earlier.

1. Who is 'he' in the above passage?

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2. What is meant by 'quenched'?

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3. What is meant by 'astroturf'?

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4. What is the name of the competition?

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5. How was the pole set?

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6. What is his personal best?

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7. What is the name of the sport mentioned in the above passage?

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8. How many peolple attended?

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9. Whose palms were sweating?

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10. What did quench his thirst?

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II. As long as Michael could remember, he had always dreamed of flying. Michael’s

mother read him numerous stories about flying when he was growing up. Her stories were

always the ones that described the land from a bird’s-eye view. Her excitement and passion

for details made Michael’s dreams full of colour and beauty. Michael had this one recurring

dream. He would be running down a country road. He could feel the rocks and chunks of

dirt at his feet. As he raced down the golden-lined wheat fields, he would always outrun the

locomotives passing by. He would begin soaring like an eagle.

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11. Who is Michel Stone?

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12. What did Michel's mother read?

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13. What did her stories describe?

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14. What is Michel's mother name?

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15. What was michel's dream?

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16. What is the meaning of the expression 'soaring like an eagle'?

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III.  Mildred Stone, Michael’s mother, wished that he could relax a bit more and be that

‘free dreaming’ little boy. On one occasion she attempted to talk to him and his father about this, but his dad quickly interrupted, smiled and said, “You want something, work for it!”

17. Who is Mildred Stone?

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18. What did Michael's mother wish?

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19. What is meant by 'interrupted'?

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20. What did his father say?

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IV. Michael cleared the bar at 17 feet and 2 inches and 17 feet 4 inches; again he showed

no emotion. Constant preparation and determination were his vision. As he lay on his back

and heard the crowd groan, he knew the other vaulter had missed his final jump. He knew it

was time for his final jump. Since the other vaulter had fewer misses, Michael needed to

clear this vault to win. A miss would get him second place. Nothing to be ashamed of, but

Michael would not allow himself the thought of not winning first place.


21. What did Michael clear?

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22. Did he show emotion?

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23. What were his vision?

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24. As he lay on his back, what did he hear?

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25. Had the other vaulter missed his final jump?

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26. What would get him a miss?

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VI. The pole vault is truly the glamour event of any track and field competition. The

sportsman combines the grace of a gymnast with the strength of a bodybuilder. Pole-vaulting

also has the element of flying and the thought of flying as high as a two-storeyed building

is a mere fantasy to anyone watching such an event. Today it is not only Michael Stone’s

reality and dream – it is his quest.

27. The pole vault is truly ______________________________.

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28. What is meant by 'quest'?

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29. What element does pole-vaulting have?

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30. What is Michael Stone's quest?

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