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Poetry Comprehension – At the Zoo

Poetry Comprehension At the Zoo: Read the following poem and answer the questions. Hit the ‘Check Answers’ button to correct your answers at the end of the exercise.

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At the Zoo

by William Makepeace Thackeray

First I saw the white bear, then I saw the black
Then I saw the camel with a hump upon his back
Then I saw the grey wolf, with mutton in his maw
Then I saw the wombat waddle in the straw
Then I saw the elephant a-waving of his trunk
Then I saw the monkeys-mercy, how unpleasantly they-smelt!


Now answer the questions from Poetry Comprehension At the Zoo. Select the answers from the suggestions given.


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