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					Comprehension Test

The Children of the New Forest
Captain Marryat

1 Put the following events in the story in the right order. Number them 1–10.
  a      Edward learns to shoot deer.
  b      Edward fights for the king.
  c      Edward is Mr Hetherstone’s secretary.
  d      The children hide in bed from the soldiers.
  e      Cromwell’s soldiers burn Arnwood.
  f      Humphrey catches a cow.
  g      The children run away from Arnwood with Jacob.
  h      Edward marries Patience.
  i      The king returns to London.
  j      Edward helps put out the fire and saves Patience.

          20 marks

2 Look at this picture and answer the questions, using these words: the King, Cromwell, Mr
  Hetherstone, Patience, Edward.
  a Who is the man sitting down? ............... .
  b Who is he working for? ............... .
  c Who is the boy? ............... .
  d Who does he say the New Forest belongs to? ...............
  e Who is the girl? ............... .

          10 marks

3 Who said this in the story? Who did they say it to? Edward, Patience, Oswald, the soldiers,
  Jacob, the children, Pablo, Humphrey.
  a ‘I can’t light a fire every day, so I cook once a week.’ ............... to ...............
  b ‘You are cleverer than I am, brother.’ ............... to ...............
  c ‘These terrible Roundheads have killed the king.’ ............... to ...............
  d ‘Lost in the forest. No food, no water.’ ............... to ...............
  e ‘I’m young and I must talk to my father.’ ............... to ...............

          20 marks

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4 Are these sentences true (T) or false (F)?
  a          Edward was the oldest of the four children.
  b          Jacob had two sons.
  c          Mr Hetherstone was sorry about the burning of Arnwood.
  d          Edward’s leg was badly burned in the fire.
  e          The children buried Jacob near the cottage.
  f          Pablo was Spanish.
  g          Alice and Edith didn’t like Patience.
  h          Mr Hetherstone wanted Patience to marry Humphrey.
  i          When Edward went away, Alice and Edith went to live in the north of England.
  j          Edward went to fight for the Spanish army.

               20 marks

5 Fill in the gaps, using these words: chickens, potatoes, cart, eggs, spring, pigs, forest, field,
  vegetables, deer.
  In the ............... everyone worked very hard. They planted ..............., and other ............... in the
  ............... . Edith looked after the ............... and looked for the ............... every morning.
  Humphrey built a house for the ............... . Jacob and Edward went into the ............... to kill
  ............... . And Billy learned to pull a ............... .

               20 marks

6 Why did Edward first go to Oswald Partridge’s house?
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               10 marks

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Multiple-choice Test

The Children of the New Forest
Captain Marryat


Setting

Choose the best answer.
 1 The story started in _____.
    a [ ] 1747    b [ ] 1645     c [ ] 1647    d [ ] 1745
 2 Jacob Armitage was _____.
    a [ ] one of Cromwell’s soldiers       b [ ] a poor forester
    c [ ] a rich man   d [ ] the Beverley children’s grandfather
 3 There were _____ children in the Beverley family.
    a [ ] two    b [ ] three c [ ] four d [ ] five
 4 The children lived _____ at Arnwood.
    a [ ] with their aunt and uncle     b [ ] with their mother
    c [ ] alone d [ ] with their grandparents
 5 Their father died while fighting for _____.
    a [ ] King Charles I b [ ] King Charles II c [ ] King Henry VIII d [ ] Queen Victoria
 6 Cromwell’s soldiers were looking for _____.
    a [ ] the Beverley children      b [ ] Jacob   c [ ] a good dinner d [ ] the King
 7 The soldiers _____ the house at Arnwood.
    a [ ] burned down     b [ ] sold     c [ ] lived in    d [ ] painted
 8 The Beverley children _____.
    a [ ] moved to Hampton Court         b [ ] went to live with the soldiers
    c [ ] built a new house d [ ] went to live with Jacob
 9 When the soldiers came to the cottage, the children _____.
    a [ ] pretended to be hungry b [ ] told them to go away
    c [ ] pretended to be ill    d [ ] hid in the forest
 10 The children had to cook two dinners because _____ the first dinner.
    a [ ] Jacob didn’t like     b [ ] the soldiers ate
    c [ ] the youngest children didn’t like     d [ ] the children burned

          20 marks

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Characters

Choose the best answer.
 11 The youngest of the Beverley children was _____.
    a [ ] Edith   b [ ] Alice       c [ ] Edward d [ ] Humphrey
 12 Jacob lived alone because _____.
    a [ ] he never married      b [ ] he didn't like people
    c [ ] his cottage was small     d [ ] his wife was dead
 13 Humphrey was _____.
    a [ ] good at hunting b [ ] clever with his hands
    c [ ] good at housework       d [ ] clever at school
 14 Jacob was _____ when he died.
    a [ ] seventy-six   b [ ] eighty c [ ] sixty-six       d [ ] seventy
 15 Edward told _____ who they really were.
    a [ ] Patience b [ ] Cromwell         c [ ] Oswald     d [ ] Hetherstone
 16 Humphrey found Pablo, a Spanish _____, in the forest.
    a [ ] soldier b [ ] prince c [ ] king d [ ] gypsy boy
 17 Edward sent his sisters _____.
    a [ ] on holiday to France b [ ] to live in the north
    c [ ] to see the King d [ ] to live in Spain
 18 _____ stayed to look after the farm.
    a [ ] Humphrey and Edward b [ ] Oswald and Humphrey
    c [ ] Humphrey and Paolo        d [ ] The Hetherstones
 19 Hetherstone wanted to rebuild Arnwood _____.
    a [ ] because it was beautiful     b [ ] and give it back to Edward
    c [ ] and give it to his daughter d [ ] and sell it for a lot of money
 20 _____ asked to marry Patience while Edward was away.
    a [ ] Another man     b [ ] Nobody
    c [ ] Lots of men   d [ ] Pablo

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Dialogue

Who said or wrote this?


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 21 ‘You must leave this house immediately.’
    a [ ] Edward b [ ] Cromwell’s soldiers         c [ ] Patience d [ ] Jacob
 22 ‘Bad men ate our dinner.’
    a [ ] Edith   b [ ] Jacob   c [ ] Alice d [ ] Edward
 23 ‘You killed your first deer!’
    a [ ] Humphrey b [ ] Patience c [ ] Jacob           d [ ] Alice
 24 ‘We buried him six weeks ago.’
    a [ ] Jacob   b [ ] Edith   c [ ] Hetherstone      d [ ] Edward
 25 ‘These terrible Roundheads have killed the King.’
    a [ ] Hetherstone b [ ] Humphrey c [ ] Edward d [ ] Oswald
 26 Happy to work for you.’
    a [ ] Edward b [ ] Alice c [ ] Pablo         d [ ] Patience
 27 ‘I will pay you and you can help your family.’
    a [ ] Charles II b [ ] Hetherstone c [ ] Edward         d [ ] Humphrey
 28 ‘While I was away, I was always thinking of you.’
    a [ ] Patience b [ ] Alice c [ ] Pablo        d [ ] Edward
 29 ‘All my plans have gone wrong.’
    a [ ] Humphrey b [ ] Edward c [ ] Hetherstone               d [ ] Oswald
 30 ‘You were very unkind to her.’
    a [ ] Edith   b [ ] Hetherstone c [ ] Alice d [ ] Humphrey

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Vocabulary

Choose the best answer.
 31 to get away from a place where you do not want to be
    a [ ] save b [ ] run c [ ] escape d [ ] clean
 32 a small old house, usually in the country
    a [ ] manor b [ ] home c [ ] court          d [ ] cottage
 33 a young dog
    a [ ] puppy b [ ] calf c [ ] cub     d [ ] kitten
 34 to put a dead person in the ground
    a [ ] burn b [ ] dig c [ ] bury d [ ] build
 35 not afraid

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    a [ ] kind    b [ ] brave c [ ] angry d [ ] nervous
 36 to catch and kill wild animals for food
    a [ ] look after b [ ] hate c [ ] search          d [ ] hunt
 37 something you use to reach high places
    a [ ] wall    b [ ] ladder c [ ] letter d [ ] will
 38 to touch somebody with the lips to show love
    a [ ] kiss    b [ ] kill   c [ ] hold   d [ ] hug
 39 a person who travels from place to place
    a [ ] gypsy b [ ] soldier c [ ] king d [ ] roundhead
 40 to take someone or something out of danger
    a [ ] frighten b [ ] forget      c [ ] save d [ ] try

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Plot

Choose the best answer.
 41 _____ had to learn to hunt with Jacob.
    a [ ] Humphrey b [ ] Alice c [ ] Edward               d [ ] Edith
 42 The wild cow followed Humphrey’s cart because _____.
    a [ ] she was hungry b [ ] of her calf          c [ ] she liked him    d [ ] Edith ran after her
 43 Hetherstone said that _____ worked for him.
    a [ ] all the foresters    b [ ] the children    c [ ] the soldiers d [ ] his daughter
 44 Edward rescued _____ from a fire.
    a [ ] Jacob     b [ ] Alice c [ ] Humphrey d [ ] Patience
 45 _____ murdered Charles I.
    a [ ] Humphrey b [ ] Cromwell’s men              c [ ] The foresters    d [ ] Hetherstone
 46 Hetherstone asked Edward to _____.
    a [ ] become a forester b [ ] say who he really was            c [ ] leave the forest   d [ ] be his
 secretary
 47 When Edward told Patience he loved her, _____.
    a [ ] she ran away b [ ] she gave a strange answer
    c [ ] she started to cry d [ ] she said she loved Humphrey
 48 _____ gave the house at Arnwood to Hetherstone.
    a [ ] Oswald      b [ ] Alice c [ ] Parliament        d [ ] The King

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 49 Edward fought with _____ for nine years.
    a [ ] the English army b [ ] the Scottish army
    c [ ] Cromwell’s soldiers   d [ ] the French army
 50 In the end, _____ and lived at Arnwood.
    a [ ] Patience married Humphrey b [ ] Alice married a forester
    c [ ] Edward married Patience d [ ] Edith married a prince

        20 marks

        Total marks




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The Children of the New Forest
1 a 4
    b 8
    c 7
    d 3
    e 2
    f 5
    g 1
    h 10
    i 9
    j 6
2 a Mr Hetherstone
    b Cromwell
    c Edward
    d the King
    e Patience
3 a Jacob, the soldiers
    b Edward, Humphrey
    c Oswald, the children
    d Pablo, the children
    e Patience, Edward
4 a T
    b F
    c T
    d F
    e T
    f T
    g F
    h F
    i T
    j F
5   spring, potatoes, vegetables, field, chickens, eggs, pigs, forest, deer, cart.
6   He wanted a puppy.



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The Children of the New Forest
Setting

   1      c
   2      b
   3      c
   4      c
   5      a
   6      d
   7      a
   8      d
   9      c
  10      b

Characters

  11      a
  12      d
  13      b
  14      a
  15      c
  16      d
  17      b
  18      c
  19      b
  20      c

Dialogue

  21      d
  22      a
  23      c
  24      d
  25      d
  26      c
  27      b
  28      d
  29      c

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  30   a

Vocabulary

  31   c
  32   d
  33   a
  34   c
  35   b
  36   d
  37   b
  38   a
  39   a
  40   c

Plot

  41   c
  42   b
  43   a
  44   d
  45   b
  46   d
  47   b
  48   c
  49   d
  50   c




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