6th Grade Reading Comprehension Exercise 2

Read the given passage and answer the following questions.

Now, there were two possessions of the James Dillingham youngs in which they both took great pride. One was Jim’s gold watch that had been his father’s and his grandfather’s. The other was Della’s hair. Had the queen of Sheba lived in the flat across hers, Della would have let her hair hang out of the window someday to dry just to make the queen’s jewels look dull next to it.

So now Della’s beautiful hair fell about her rippling and shining like a cascade of brown waters. It reached below her knee and covered her like a garment.


1. What were the two possessions of James Dillingham youngs?

2. Give one word from the passage which means ‘waterfall’

3. How is Della’s hair described in the passage?

4. Write the adjective form of the word ‘pride’


1. The two possessions were James’s watch and Della’s hair.

2. Cascade

3. Della’s hair is described as a cascade of brown waters that shines and ripples.

4. Proud


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