Read the following and then answer the questions :
Amal and Hassan, a newly married couple, were poor. Hassan’s wage
enough to rent only a very small flat. But there were two things of which each
was proud ! Amal had the longest and most beautiful hair and Hassan possessed a
magnificent gold pocket-watch, given to him by his father. Amal always noticed
sadly, when he looked at this watch fixed to the buttonhole of his coat by a
common old leather strap. He really needed a gold chain. Hassan often thought
if only he could buy her a jeweled comb to hold her long hair in place.
Now, it was the feast, Hassan and Amal began to think what present
they could afford to give each other. Amal had a wonderful idea. She ran down
the street to the shop with the notice : “ Hair bought “ . She entered and an
hour later walked out of the shop richer by five hundred dollar but without her
hair. She bought a chain to suit Hassan’s watch and wrapped it in a piece of
When Hassan saw her hair, he was speechless. Amal cried , “ It
will grow again very quickly” . I had to sell it buy your present. She produced
the parcel from behind her back. Opening it laughed until tears came into his
eyes . He had sold his watch to buy a jeweled comb for her hair. Amal smiled
and said. “ Ours are the best feast presents in the world “.
A) Answer the following
Show that Hassan and Amal led a hard life ?
What did Amal’s sacrifice show ?
Why was Hassan deeply moved ?
Give a title to the passage .
B) Choose the correct
5- Amal sold her hair
------------------------ the feast .
a) exactly on b) one day
c) two days d) one day after
6- When Hassan saw Amal
without her long hair he felt ------------------
a) happy b) angry c) shocked d) ashamed
7- The underlined word “
It “ refers to ----------------------
a) Hassan’s watch b) Amal’s hair
feast d) the
Pocket-watch ساعة جيب
buttonhole عروة زرار
strap طوق - رباط
comb مشط للشعر
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