Unseen Comprehension Passage Class 7 Ex. 11 &12

By | December 13, 2017
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PASSAGE-11

Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow –
The first flags were probably in China. People flew flags in China over 4,000 years ago. Each part of the army had its own flag so the soldiers could see their leaders. Early flags were sticks of wood. They had pictures cut into the wood. Iran had metal flags about 3,000 years ago. Old Greek coins show pictures of flags. People in Rome also used flags over 2,000 years ago. People first made flags of cloth about 2,000 years ago. Those flags looked like today’s flags. Flags are important at sea. Most ships fly their own country’s flag and the flag of the country they are visiting. When a ship flies only its own flag, it is ready to fight. Every country now has a flag. Every U.S. state has a flag. Clubs, teams, and schools have flags. The Olympics has a flag. The Olympics flag has five rings of five colors. Each ring stands for, or represents, a continent. It means that people from five continents – Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America – come to play. Railway lines also use flags. Railway flags tell the trains what to do. For example, a red flag tells the train to stop, just like a stop sign. A blue, white, or green flag tells the train that it can go. A blue flag on the side of a train means someone is working on the train. It means nobody can move the train.

1) The first flags were made of…
A. wood               B. cloth                C. rings               D. metal

2) How many flags do most ships fly?
A. 0                      B. 1                      C. 2                      D. 3

3) The Olympics flag has…
A. five rings         B. five colors      C. five countries          D. Both A and B are correct.

4) A white flag tells a train that…
A. it can go.         B. it should stop.       C. it has to be careful.             D. nobody can move the train.

5) People flew the first flag
A. less than 2,000 years ago                B. about 2,000 years ago

C. about 3,000 years ago                     D. more than 4,000 years ago.

                                                                     ANSWER
1. wood        2. 1           3. Both A and B are correct             4. it can go         5. more than 4,000 years ago.

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PASSAGE-12

Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow –
Nine thousand years ago, people did not have money. They traded animals for things they wanted. They traded crops for what they wanted In China, in about 1200 B.C., people traded shells for the things they wanted. Chinese people also traded metal tools for the things they wanted. For example, they traded metal knives and shovels for the things they wanted. Later in China, people made metal money. In about 100 B.C., the Chinese made money of animal skin. The first paper money was made from white colored deer skin. It came from China about 900 years later. In about 700 B.C., people made the first round metal coins. The coins were made of gold and silver. They looked very similar to the coins we use today. These coins came from Lydia. Lydia was located where the country called Turkey is located today. After people made coins in Lydia, people in Rome, Iran, and Greece also began making coins. Coins were very durable – they were strong and could last a long time without becoming damaged. Wampum are necklaces made from beads and seashells. The beads had holes in them. People put beads on strings. American Indians used wampum for money in the 1500’s. Money changes with time. No matter what it looks like, money is an idea. It is the thought that people can trade something they have for something they want. Money makes trading easier.

1) Before people had money,, they traded…
A. crops for what they wanted                 B. animals for what they wanted.
C. metal tools for what they wanted        D. All of the above

2) The first paper money was made in…
A. the year 1200 B.C. in China                   B. the year 700 B.C. in Lydia.
C. the year 800 A.D. in China                      D. the 1500’s in North America.

3) What was the first paper money made of?
A. Metal              B. Tree leaves                 C. Animal skin                D. White shells

4) The first metal coins came from…
A. Iran                 B. Lydia                           C. Rome                           D. Greece

5) All money is based on the idea that…
A. gold and silver are good money                B. people can trade what they have for what they want.
C. people can trade things for animals         D. coins are the best kind of money.

6) Tools are things you…
A. use for money          B. use to do work                  C. put in the bank              D. trade for something.

7) A deer is…
A. a kind of money       B. a kind of animal.               C. made of shells                 D. gold or silver.

8) What are coins?
A. Round, flat, metal pieces of money                  B. Beads made of white shells
C. Paper bank notes                                               D. Metal knives

ANSWER-
 1. All of the above                  2. the year 800 A.D. in China                   3. Animal skin
4. Lydia                                    5. people can trade what they have for what they want
6. use to do work                    7. a kind of animal            8. Round, flat, metal pieces of money

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