JSS3: English Comprehension Exercise – The Making of New Millionaires | Week 4
The Making of New Millionaires
The rumour, which is spreading like wildfire in the harmattan, is that a new road will link the village of Koko with Charima town is to be constructed. This has been the reason for the general feeling of excitement in Koko village. Of course this is understandable because a lot of hardships have been encountered by the villagers. The people, who are mainly farmers, have been finding it pretty difficult to convey their agricultural produce to the town where they could be sold. They have laboured year in year out with nothing to show for it, as their products end up being wasted.
The construction of the new road will present them the golden opportunity of transporting their products which include: vegetables, beans, maize, and other foodstuffs, to the town which is about thirty kilometres away. There they will find a ready market for their products. This road will therefore not only boost the economy of the village, but will also increase the earning power of the villagers.
An excited community leader, Chief Diepry recounts: “Up to this moment, the only way we have been able to reach the market has been by a long trek through the narrow pathway in the forest. Everything has had to be conveyed to the market by carrying it on the bare head. This means that the farmer has only been able to convey as much products as he can carry. The implication of this is that most of the products of the farmers get destroyed year after year. This is why poverty is a rampant disease all over the village.
However, once there is new road in place, the villagers can purchase a lorry through the Farmers’ Cooperative Society which is already being efficiently run and whose chairman is Chief Donkwa. The lorry will transport all the farmers’ produce to the market for sale. In no distant future, the village will be boasting of many millionaires.
At last, the rumour has become a reality. Machinery and road construction equipment have been brought to the village. The villagers went wild with joy having sighted the equipment. Indeed one could see happiness boldly written on their faces.
One other advantage which this road construction has brought along with it is the fact that some of the young men in the village have been employed by Zima-Zima Company – the road construction company.
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What is the occupation of the villagers in Koko? Their occupation is ____CorrectIncorrect
“The rumour which is spreading like wildfire in the harmattan” means the rumour is ____CorrectIncorrect
“The rumour which is spreading like wildfire in the harmattan” is an example of ____CorrectIncorrect
Why is everybody in the village excited? They are excited because ____CorrectIncorrect
How far is Charima town to Koko village? ____CorrectIncorrect
Why are the farmers in the village poor? It is because ____CorrectIncorrect
The construction of the road will, according to the passage, ____CorrectIncorrect
How do the villagers intend to transport their produce to Charima once the road is constructed?
They intend to do this by ____CorrectIncorrect
The Chairman of the Farmers’ Cooperative Society is ____CorrectIncorrect
“One would see happiness boldly written on everybody’s face meansCorrectIncorrect