Reading comprehension exercise for CBSE class 3

Read the given passage and answer the questions that follow.

Once in a jungle there lived a dog and a jackal. One day they saw a rabbit sitting in the bushes near a pond. The jackal wanted to eat the rabbit. He told the dog that they would chase and kill the rabbit.

The jackal wanted to make fun of the dog. He asked, ‘Friend, can you catch the rabbit?’ The dog was not very interested. The jackal said, ‘It is a big rabbit. I am sure its meat will be very tasty. I wish we both could share this rabbit.’

So the dog ran after the rabbit. But the rabbit was too fast for the dog. The jackal made fun of his friend. He said, ‘You are not a good hunter!’ To this the dog replied, ‘I ran after the rabbit to kill it. The rabbit ran for its life. One who runs for one’s life can run really fast. So you please understand this fact before making fun of me.’

The jackal realized his mistake. He felt ashamed. He said, ‘I am sorry, my friend.’ The dog said, ‘You have realized your mistake.

Let’s be friends forever.’

The jackal and the dog became good friends and the jackal never tried to make fun of anyone.

Questions

Write the past tense of the following verbs.

1. Live

2. See

3. Want

4. Tell

5. Say

6. Run

7. Make

8. Reply

9. Realize

10. Become

Write the opposite of

11. interested

12. friend

13. good

14. fast

Fill in the blanks

15. The jackal wanted to eat the …………………..

16. Once in a ……………….. there lived a dog and a jackal.

17. The rabbit was sitting in the bushes near a …………………..

18. The jackal wanted to make …………….. of the dog.

19. One who runs for one’s ……………….. can run really fast.

20. The jackal and the ……………….. became good friends.

Answers

Write the past tense of the following verbs.

1. Live – lived

2. See – saw

3. Want – wanted

4. Tell – told

5. Say – said

6. Run – ran

7. Make – made

8. Reply – replied

9. Realize – realized

10. Become – became

Write the opposite of

11. interested x uninterested

12. friend x enemy

13. good x bad

14. fast x slow

Fill in the blanks

15. The jackal wanted to eat the rabbit.

16. Once in a jungle there lived a dog and a jackal.

17. The rabbit was sitting in the bushes near a pond.

18. The jackal wanted to make fun of the dog.

19. One who runs for one’s life can run really fast.

20. The jackal and the dog became good friends.

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