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Read the passage and answer the questions, Rearrange the following sentence in a coherent order.

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1. He was a round little man with a red face and a whole box of tools with dials and wires. He smiled at Margie and gave her an apple, then took the teacher apart. Margie had hoped he wouldn't know how to put it together again, but he knew how all right, and after an hour or so, there it was again, large and black and ugly, with a big screen on which all the lessons were shown and the questions were asked. That wasn't so bad. The part Margie hated most was the slot where she had to put home work and test papers. She always had to write them out in a punch code they made her learn when she was sixty years old and the mechanical teacher calculated the marks no time.

Questions:

1. What is the appearance of the county inspector?

The county inspector was a round little man with a red face and a whole box of tools with dials and wires.

2. What did he do?

He smiled at Margie and gave her an apple, then took the teacher apart.

3. What happened after an hour?

After an hour or so, there it was again, large and black and ugly with a big screen on which all the lessons were shown and the questions were asked.

4. Which part Margie hated the most?

The part Margie hated the most was the slot where she had to put home work and test papers.

5. Where did she write the homework and test papers?

She always had to write them out in a punch code they made her learn when she was sixty years old and the mechanical teacher calculated the marks no time.

2. Margie went into the school room. It was right next to her bed room and the mechanical teacher was on and waiting for her. It was always on at the same time everyday except Saturday and Sunday, because her mother said little girl learned better if they learned at regular hours. The screen was lit up and it said: "Today's arithmetic lesson is on the addition of proper fractions. Please insert yesterday homework in the proper slot".

Questions:

1. Where was the school room?

The school room was right next to her bed room.

2. Who waited for her?

The mechanical teacher waited for her.

3. What was the school timing?

It was always on at time everyday except Saturday and Sunday.

4. Why did they learn at regular hours?

They learned at regular hours because her mother said little girls learned better if they do so.

5. What was the lesson on that day?

The lesson was on the addition of proper fraction.

Rearrange the following sentence in a coherent order.

i) a. She sent for the county inspector.

b. The inspector smiled after he was finished and patted Margie's head.

c. He smiled at Margie and gave her an apple and took teacher apart.

d. The lessons were shown on the big screen.

e. The mechanical teacher had been giving her test.

Ans: l-e, 2-a, 3-c, 4-d, 5-b

1. The mechanical teacher had been giving her test.

2. She sent for the county inspector.

3. He smiled at Margie and gave her an apple and took teacher apart.

4. The lessons were shown on the big screen.

5. The inspector smiled after he was finished and patted Margie's head.

ii) a. The school they had was at their home.

b. Tommy was an elder brother to Margie.

c. Tommy found a real book in the attic.

d. The pages were yellow and crinkly.

e. They were given mechanical teacher to study.

Ans: 1-b, 2-e, 3-a, 4-c, 5-d

1. Tommy was an elder brother to Margie.

2. They were given mechanical teacher to study.

3. The school they had was at their home.

4. Tommy found a real book in the attic.

5. The pages were yellow and crinkly.

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