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# NARRATIVES TEXT

The following text is for questions 1 to 5.
One day, I awoke early, as I often do, just before sunrise, to walk by the ocean’s edge
and greet the new day. As I moved through the misty dawn, I focused on a faint, far away
motion. I saw a young girl, bending and reaching and flailing her arms, dancing on the beach,
no doubt to celebrate the perfect day soon to begin.
As I approached, I sadly realized that the girl was not dancing on the bay, but rather
bending to sift through the debris left by the night’s tide. She picked up a starfish and then
stood, only to heave it back into the sea. I asked the girl the purpose of her efforts. She said,
“The tide has washed the starfish onto the beach and they cannot return to the sea by
themselves.” She added, “When the sun rises, they will die, unless I throw them
back into the sea.”
As the girl explained, I surveyed the vast expanse of beach, stretching in both
directions beyond my sight. Starfish littered the shore in numbers beyond calculation. The
hopelessness of the girl’s plan became clear to me and I countered, “There are more starfish
on this beach than you can ever save before the sun is up. Surely you cannot expect to make a
difference.”
The girl paused briefly to consider my words, bent to pick up a starfish and threw it as
far as possible. Turning to me she simply said, “I made a difference with that one.”
I left the girl and went home, deep in thought of what the girl had said. I returned to
the beach and spent the rest of the day helping the girl return starfish to the sea.
1. Where did the story take place?
A. In a hillside.
D. In a forest
B. B. At a river bank.
E. In a lake
C. At the seashore.
2. When did the story happen?
A. Very early in the morning.
B. At noon when the sun shone brightly.
C. In the afternoon before the sunset.
D. In the evening.
E. In the middle of the night.
3. What did the girl pick up and throw?
A. Fish.
D. Starfish
B. Frogs.
E. Octopus
C. Turtles.
4. What would happen to the creature when the sun has fully risen?
A. They would grow fast.
B. They would be withered.
C. They would shrink.
D. They would not be fresh.
E. They would die.