English Comprehension Easy and Short Passage Reading with Questions and Answers for class 7, 8, 9, 10 12, Exercise 15

Read the following passage and try to answer the questions given below:

As a pupil, Anne was not particularly brilliant. Most people agreed with her parents that Margot, her elder sister, was more promising. Anne was chiefly remarkable for the early interest she took in other people. She was emotional and strong-willed; “A real problem child”, her father once told me, “A great talker and fond of nice clothes.” Life in town, where she was usually surrounded by a chattering crowd of girlfriends, suited her exactly. This was a lucky fact because the Frank family could only rarely afford a holiday. Nor did they own a car.

When the Nazis invaded the Netherlands in May 1940, the Franks were trapped. Earlier than most Jews in Amsterdam, Otto Frank realized that the time might come when he and his family would have to go into hiding. He decided to hide into his own business office, which faced one of Amsterdam’s tree-lined canals. A few derelict rooms on the upper floors, called the “Annexe”, were secretly prepared to house both the Frank and the Van Dean families.

Early in July 1942. Margot Frank was called up for deportation, but she did not go. Straightaway, the Franks moved into their hiding place, and the Van Deans followed shortly afterwards. Four months later they took into their cramped lodgings another Jeu. a dentist.

Louis .de Jong


  1. What kind of a girl was Anne?
  2. Were the Franks rich?
  3. Where did Otto Frank decide to hide?
  4. Who finally started living in the ‘annexe’?
  5. Who were the Nazis?


  1. Anne was emotional and strong-willed. She loved to talk and wear nice clothes. She had lots of friends. 2. No, the Franks were not rich. We know this because they did not have a car, nor could they afford to go on holidays.
  2. Otto Frank decided to hide in his office, in some rooms on the upper floors.
  3. Otto Frank and his family, the Van Deans, and a Jewish dentist started living in the “annexe”.
  4.  The Nazis were members of the German National Socialist party who believed in racial superiority.

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