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21. What prompted the Syrians to flee their country?
A. Economic sanctions
B. Civil war
C. The opportunity for a better life
D. Increased work opportunities
22. The term "Pro-government forces" (paragraph 2)
A. Adversaries of the government
B. Government advisors
C. World leaders
D. Supporters of the government
23. Which of the following words is CLOSEST in meaning
to the word "refugee"?
B. Asylum seeker
24. The living conditions in Syria can BEST be describes
25. If the number of refugees fleeing Syria is any indica-
tion of the severity of the situation, what is likely to
happen to Syria?
A. It will result in anarchy and lawlessness
B. The population in Syria will continue to dwindle.
C. The economy will collapse
D. There will be labour shortages
26. What should the Syrian Government do to restore
A. Expel rebel forces
B. Stop it citizens from leaving
C. Provide aid to those citizens most vulnerable
D. Seek to bring an end to the fighting between
those for and against the government
Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone;
For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.
Sing, and the hills will answer;
Sigh, it is lost on the air;
The echoes bound to a joyful sound,
But shrink from voicing care.
Rejoice, and men will seek you;
Grieve, and they turn and go;
They want full measure of all your pleasure,
But they do not need your woe.
Be glad, and your friends are many;
Be sad, and you lose them all,
There are none to decline your nectared wine,
But alone you must drink life's gall.
Feast, and your halls are crowded;
Fast, and the world goes by.
Succeed and give, and it helps you live,
But no man can help you die.
There is room in the halls of pleasure
For a large and lordly train,
But one by one we must all file on
Through the narrow aisles of pain
By Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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announced that it will take up to 500,000 Syrian
refugees per year, according to CBC News.
Countries are also sending food, clothing, water and med-
icine to the displaced people in Syria. Canada recently set
up a "relief fund" for Syrians and said they will match the
money donated by Canadians, up to $100 million. In other
words, when Canadians donate to a charity to help Syrian
refugees, the Canadian government will also donate an
equal amount of money.
Since January 2012, Canada has donated more than
$503 million to help displaced Syrian people.
Article by Joyce Grant
Teaching Kids News
27. The amenities of food, water, clothing and medicine
will provide relief to the Syrians in the
A. Short term
B. Indefinite period
C. Medium term
D. Long term
28. Why do countries limit their intake of refugees?
A. They do not want the responsibility of looking
B. It is cheaper for them to offer aid rather than
C. They are constrained by their social and eco-
D. When many countries get together to provide
aid the costs is share and becomes less burden-
some on any one nation.
29. Germany has agreed to provide shelter for some
500,000 refugees. How will their actions affect other
A. Other European Countries are under no obliga-
tion to assist Syria.
B. Each government is responsible for managing its
own economy and must do what it believes to
be in the best interest of its own citizens.
C. Other European Countries are free to decide the
type of aid they are willing to provide the
D. Other European Countries will be expected to
make the same concessions for the refugees as
30. The writer indicates that Canada has donated more
than $503 million to assist the displaced Syrians. The
assistance rendered by the Canadian Government is
BEST defined as
A. Corporate assistance
B. Monetary aid
C. Global assistance
D. Physical aid
DIRECTIONS: Read the poem carefully before attempting
the questions. Each question has four options, select the
most appropriate answer based on what is implied or
stated in the poem.
31. How would you describe the mood of the speaker?
32. Why do you suppose the speaker chose "Solitude" as
A. It is the speaker way of alerting the reader to her
B. The speaker understands the importance of soli-
C. It is a reflection of her experience - isolation
D. The speaker has learned to rely on herself
33. "Sing, and the hills will answer," (line 5) reflects the
use of which figurative device?
34. The speaker greatest challenge has been?
A. Finding her voice
B. Dealing with the selfish nature of men
C. Overcoming pain
D. Finding courage
35. What does the speaker desire MOST?
A. To be consoled
B. To share her pain
C. To live a life of pleasure
D. To experience the value of friendship
36. "There are none to decline your nectared wine, but
alone you must drink life's gall." Identify the device
used by the speaker in (lines 15 and 16)?
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