Comprehension Test

Robinson Crusoe
Daniel Defoe 1 Put the following events from the story in the right order. Number them 1–5. a b c d e Robinson Crusoe met Man Friday. He built a home on the island and learnt to kill wild animals. He returned to England with Man Friday. He helped an English captain to fight some mutineers. His boat was shipwrecked and he was left alone on a small island. 20 marks 2 Are these sentences true (T) or false (F)? a b c d e f g h i j Robinson came from a very poor family. Robinson lived in Brazil for some years. Robinson took some things from the shipwrecked boat onto the island. All the other men on the shipwrecked boat died. Robinson built his first house on the beach. On the island Robinson had milk to drink. The wild men only visited the island once. Robinson killed some of the wild men. Robinson didn’t like Man Friday. In England Man Friday married and had three children. 20 marks 3 What did Robinson Crusoe learn to do on the island? Choose the five correct answers and tick the boxes. Robinson Crusoe learnt to ... a b c d e f g h ... make pots. ... ride a horse. ... build a canoe. ... kill wild animals. ... speak Spanish. ... read and write. ... grow corn. ... make clothes from dead animals. 1

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.. When Man Friday first met Robinson .. A 1 When Robinson built his first canoe .. a ... d . lived on an island for twenty-seven years... ..... b .... 20 marks 5 Match a number from A with a letter from B to make complete sentences.. killed and ate other men.......... the Turkish captain.. ... 20 marks 4 Who in the story? Man Friday... . he couldn’t speak English.. made Robinson Crusoe a slave. he felt very ill..... c ........ 20 marks Total marks Oxford Bookworms Library Stage 2 2 ... c ... build a big ship... e ... ...... e ..... When Robinson arrived on the island . he built a very strong house.. .... Robinson’s father..... he couldn’t carry it to the sea..... .... When Robinson first went to sea ... he felt very afraid... the wild men. grow flowers. Robinson.... d .i j .... b ...... didn’t want Robinson Crusoe to become a sailor...... When Robinson saw the footprint in the sand ........ was afraid of snow. 2 3 4 5 B a .

b [ ] a good job b [ ] pirate c [ ] marriage d [ ] adventure 8 He wanted to be a _____. a [ ] unhappy b [ ] happy c [ ] angry d [ ] not interested 12 The _____ captain and his men took Robinson to Morocco. 5 As a boy he went to _____. b [ ] 1832 c [ ] 1632 d [ ] 1532 d [ ] Italian d [ ] Spanish d [ ] a small school d [ ] go to Africa 3 His father was _____. Oxford Bookworms Library Stage 2 3 . they were _____. b [ ] London b [ ] Turkey c [ ] the Canary Islands c [ ] the Canary Islands 10 The second time. b [ ] get a good job 7 Robinson wanted _____ and an exciting life. c [ ] captain d [ ] master d [ ] Africa d [ ] London 9 He first sailed for _____. 20 marks Characters Choose the best answer. a [ ] a good school a [ ] be a sailor a [ ] love a [ ] sailor a [ ] Brazil a [ ] Africa b [ ] a big school c [ ] a bad school c [ ] get married 6 His parents wanted him to _____. a [ ] England a [ ] 1732 a [ ] French a [ ] French b [ ] Brazil c [ ] Africa d [ ] the Canary Islands 2 Robinson was born in _____. 11 When Robinson told his parents that he wanted to go to sea. he sailed for _____. 1 Robinson was born in _____.Multiple-choice Test Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe Setting Choose the best answer. b [ ] Spanish b [ ] English c [ ] German c [ ] Italian 4 His mother was _____.

’ c [ ] Robinson’s mother d [ ] Robinson’s father 23 ‘Some of my friends want to go fishing tomorrow. a [ ] his family a [ ] happy a [ ] twenty a [ ] friend a [ ] rain a [ ] three a [ ] 1794 b [ ] England 15 Robinson felt _____ when he found the footprint in the sand. b [ ] thirty b [ ] captain b [ ] sun b [ ] two b [ ] 1694 c [ ] thirty-five c [ ] prisoner 17 Friday came to the island as a _____.a [ ] English a [ ] boy b [ ] French c [ ] Turkish d [ ] African 13 Xury was a _____. 20 marks Dialogue Who said this? 21 ‘Please don’t go. it’s easy to sail across to this island.’ a [ ] Robinson c [ ] the captain 27 ‘If you have a boat. I’m going to have to make them.’ b [ ] the master b [ ] Xury 26 ‘Well.’ a [ ] Robinson a [ ] Moely b [ ] Xury 25 ‘I’ll go all over the world with you. Get the boat ready. 20 Robinson went to sea again in _____. c [ ] people c [ ] four c [ ] 1594 d [ ] snow d [ ] six d [ ] 1894 19 Robinson married and had _____ children. 18 Friday was afraid of the _____ in France in winter.’ a [ ] Robinson a [ ] a friend a [ ] Moely b [ ] Robinson’s father b [ ] Robinson b [ ] Xury c [ ] Robinson’s mother d [ ] a friend 22 ‘How do you feel now? The wind wasn’t too bad. b [ ] sad c [ ] excited d [ ] afraid d [ ] twenty-five d [ ] slave 16 Man Friday was about _____ years old when he came to the island.’ a [ ] the wild men b [ ] Friday c [ ] Robinson 4 Oxford Bookworms Library Stage 2 . b [ ] girl c [ ] man d [ ] woman c [ ] escape d [ ] his friends 14 During his time on the island Robinson never stopped thinking about _____.’ c [ ] Robinson c [ ] Moely c [ ] Xury d [ ] the master d [ ] the master d [ ] the captain d [ ] Moely d [ ] the captain 24 ‘Perhaps now I can escape.

’ a [ ] the captain 20 marks b [ ] Robinson Vocabulary Choose the best answer.28 ‘I can see my country. but if we get your ship back for you. over your head b [ ] window b [ ] mutiny c [ ] wall c [ ] wreck 39 when sailors fight and take the ship from the captain and officers 40 the person who you work for and is more important than you a [ ] mutineer 20 marks b [ ] slave c [ ] friend Plot Oxford Bookworms Library Stage 2 5 . 31 the son of your brother or sister a [ ] uncle a [ ] pirate a [ ] nephew a [ ] river a [ ] captain a [ ] pirate a [ ] kill a [ ] door a [ ] kill b [ ] nephew b [ ] sailor b [ ] son c [ ] niece c [ ] captain c [ ] uncle c [ ] coast c [ ] slave c [ ] officer d [ ] cousin d [ ] slave d [ ] cousin d [ ] wreck d [ ] master d [ ] slave 32 someone who sails on the sea and steals from other ships 33 your mother’s or your father’s brother 34 the land which is near the sea b [ ] ground b [ ] pirate b [ ] master b [ ] visit 35 the most important person on a ship 36 a person who belongs to his master and is given no money for his work 37 to break something completely c [ ] wreck d [ ] mutiny d [ ] roof d [ ] fall d [ ] master 38 the top of a building. you must take me back to England. Look over there!’ a [ ] Friday a [ ] Friday b [ ] Robinson b [ ] Robinson c [ ] the wild man c [ ] the captain c [ ] Friday d [ ] the prisoner d [ ] the wild man d [ ] the prisoner 29 ‘Last night there was a mutiny. and the seamen took the ship from me.’ 30 ‘We’ll fight them.

a [ ] six months a [ ] his master a [ ] cat b [ ] one year b [ ] Moely c [ ] dog c [ ] three years d [ ] two years 42 Robinson escaped with _____ in a boat. 41 Robinson was a slave in Africa for _____. 48 The wild men came to the island with _____. b [ ] tree b [ ] bed 47 He made a _____ from a tree.Choose the best answer. b [ ] felt like a stranger b [ ] twenty-three c [ ] found his parents 50 Robinson stayed on the island for _____ years. c [ ] twenty-four d [ ] twenty-seven Total marks Oxford Bookworms Library Stage 2 6 . c [ ] a sailor d [ ] horse c [ ] didn’t work c [ ] ten days d [ ] boat d [ ] boat d [ ] dogs d [ ] found his brothers d [ ] sailed d [ ] Xury 43 The people were happy when he killed a wild _____ in Africa. a [ ] got married a [ ] two weeks a [ ] house a [ ] house b [ ] worked hard b [ ] twelve days c [ ] cave c [ ] door 45 He went to sea again. but it was too heavy to move. a [ ] prisoners a [ ] felt sad a [ ] twenty 20 marks b [ ] goats c [ ] horses 49 When Robinson returned to England he _____. but there was a storm that lasted for _____. d [ ] a week 46 On the island he made his home in a _____. b [ ] man 44 Robinson stayed in Brazil and _____ for some years.

c. d.Robinson Crusoe 1 a 3 b 2 c 5 d 4 e 1 2 a F b T c T d T e F f T g F h T i F j F 3 a. h 4 a The Turkish captain b Man Friday c Robinson’s father d The wild men e Robinson 5 1 e 2 c 3 d 4 a 5 b Oxford Bookworms Library Stage 2 7 . g.

Robinson Crusoe Setting 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 a c c b a b d a b a Characters 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 a c a c d d c d a b Dialogue 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 b a d a c a c a c b 8 Oxford Bookworms Library Stage 2 .

Vocabulary 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 Plot 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 d d a b b c d a b d b a c c a d c d b d Oxford Bookworms Library Stage 2 9 .