Lesson Quiz 2

Read the passage carefully before answering the questions. The words in bold are numbered. Determine their parts of speech and type the answer in the space provided below.

Hard Work and Laziness

In a large¹ house, lived a lazy young man. He woke up in the afternoon², ate his meals and then lay in bed again. He had a parrot named Polly³. She watched this lazy fellow and was puzzled by him.

One day, Polly asked the young man, “Don’t you get tired of lying in bed all day and all night? The sun has been out hours ago, and people have finished half their day’s work. Why are you so lazy⁵?” she ask as she ruffled her feathers.

The young man yawned and answered,”Every morning, when I wake up, two friends whisper in my ears. One friend is Hard work and the other Laziness⁸. Hard Work says,’Wake up! There is lots to do today. Time is passing by, don’t waste it by sleeping.’ But Laziness says,’Why the hurry to wake up? Sleep some more. Why should you work while there are others to work hard?’”

The young man continued,”I listen patiently to both my friends. All my times goes by like that and so, I keep lying in¹⁰ bed for a long time.”