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Comprehension (5.2)

Read the passage and answer the questions.

Peter Can't Fly

One fine afternoon, after Peter had watched the cartoon series "Super

Heroes", he was eager to fly himself. So he wore his Superman suit and

told his friends he was going to fly. He thought if no one could teach him to

fly then he would have to teach himself.

Peter climbed up a tree and shouted, "Here comes the super hero!"

Then he jumped down. Instead of flying he was falling. He hit the ground

real hard. It was a loud thud and his neighbours came rushing to see what

had happened. They saw poor Peter lying helplessly on the ground and

crying. They immediately called for an ambulance.

Peter stayed in hospital for three days with a cast on his right broken

leg. The doctor said Peter would recover within a month but meanwhile he

needed crutches.

1. What made Peter want to fly?

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2. What happened when Peter jumped from the tree?

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3. What made the neighbours rush to look at Peter?

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4. What did the neighbours see and do?

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5. Why did Peter need a cast?

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