PET Practice tests for the EFL Exams Home
PET Home
  About PET Writing Listening Reading    

Read the text carefully and then decide if the statements on the opposite sheet are best described by true or false.

Down the rabbit hole

Answer Sheet

Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the river bank, and of having nothing to do. Once or twice she looked into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it. "What is the use of a book without pictures or conversations?", thought Alice.

So she was considering (as well as she could, because the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of making a daisy chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies. Suddenly a white rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her. There was nothing so very remarkable in that, nor did Alice think it very much out of the way to hear the rabbit say to itself " Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late! "(When she thought about it afterward, it occurred to her she ought to have wondered about this, but at that the time it all seemed quite natural). But when the rabbit actually took a watch out of its pocket, and looked at it, Alice realised she had never before seen a rabbit with either pocket, or a watch to take out of it.

She ran across the field after the rabbit, and was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit hole under the hedge. In another moment, down went Alice; never once considering how in the world she was to get out again.

From Alice in Wonderland. Lewis Carroll.

  true false
1. At the start of the story Alice was bored.
2. Alice and her sister were reading books.
3. Alice was probably younger than her sister.
4. The girls were out in the country.
5. Alice was very surprised to see a rabbit talking to itself.
6. The heat was making Alice want to go to sleep.
7. The rabbit was in a hurry.
8. The rabbit was wearing a wrist watch.
9. The rabbit hole was in the field.
10. Alice did not think properly about what she was doing.

©2006 Biscuit Software