Test 5E Reading Comprehension

Read each passage carefully and then answer the questions on it.

The possible answer to each question are labeled A, B, C, D and E.

There is only one correct answer to each question. If you think that there is more than one correct answer among the answer options, choose the one that in your opinion is the best.


1 Mrs Moore got into the train and went to her compartment; the three men went to theirs, 2 adjusted the shutters, turned on the electric fan and tried to get some sleep. In the 3 twilight, all resembled corpses, and the train itself seemed dead though it moved – a 4 coffin from the scientific north which troubled the scenery four times a day.

Adapted from A Passage to India by E.M. Forster

a. This story is set in a country where it is …

  1. usually cloudy.
  2. sunny and hot.
  3. pleasantly warm.
  4. windy and bleak.
  5. winter-time.

b. Who turned on the electric fan?

  1. The train driver
  2. The conductor
  3. Mrs Moore
  4. The fan was permanently on
  5. The men

c. Which one of the following statements is true?

  1. The men’s compartment was filled with sunlight.
  2. There was only one train every day.
  3. The train moved through the scenery.
  4. The men had a nice talk.
  5. Mrs Moore got off the train.