Freedom: Multiple Choice Grammar Test
A man, a great man, a fighter for freedom was travelling in the mountains. He stayed in a caravanserai for the night. He (1) _________ that in the caravanserai there was a beautiful parrot in a golden cage, continually (2) _________. ‘Freedom! Freedom!’ And it was such a place that when the parrot repeated the word ‘Freedom!’ it would go on echoing in the valleys, in the mountains.
The man thought: ‘I have seen many parrots, and I have thought they must want to be free from those cages... but I have never seen such a parrot (3) _________whole day, from the morning to the evening when he goes to sleep, is spent in calling out for freedom.’ He had an idea. In the middle of the night, when the owner was fast asleep, he got up and opened the door of the cage. He (4) _________to the parrot, ‘Now get out.’
But he was very surprised that the parrot was clinging to the bars of the cage. He said to him again and again, ‘(5) _________about freedom? Just get out! The door is open and the owner is fast asleep; nobody will ever know. You just fly into the sky; the whole sky is yours.’
But the parrot was clinging so deeply, so hard, that the man said, ‘What is the matter? Are you mad?’ He tried to take the parrot out with his own hands, but the parrot started (6) _________him, and at the same time he was shouting ‘Freedom! Freedom!’ The valleys in the night echoed and re-echoed, but the man was (7) _________stubborn; he was a freedom fighter.
He pulled the parrot out and threw him into the sky; and he was very satisfied, although his hand was hurt. The parrot pecked him as (8) _________as he could, but the man was immensely satisfied that he (9) _________a soul free. He went to sleep.
In the morning, as the man was waking up, he heard the parrot (10) _________ , ‘Freedom! Freedom!’ He thought perhaps the parrot must (11) _________on a tree or on a rock. But when he came out, the parrot was sitting in the cage. The door was open.
|1||was amazed||amazed||was amazing||has been amazed|
|5||Had you forgotten||Did you forget||Do you forget||Have you forgotten|
|6||have pecked on||peck in||pecking at||pecked on|
|8||moe forceful||forceful||forcefully||most forcefully|
|9||had made||made||has made||was making|
|10||was shouting||shouting||has been shouting||had been shouting|
|11||have been sat||sits||be sitting||be sat|
1.A; 2.C; 3.B; 4.D; 5.D; 6.C; 7.A; 8.C; 9.A; 10.B; 11.C