Philip at the zoo – reading comprehension

Chapter 1

Philip likes

  1. dangerous animals
  2. small tiger sharks
  3. long teeth

Chapter 2

Sophie is

  1. clever and smart
  2. interested in the zoo
  3. forgetful and leaves the camera at home

Chapter 3

Aunt wants to

  1. keep her straw hat on the head
  2. take her poodle with her
  3. put on her dress with flowers

Chapter 4

Maximilian runs

  1. away from Aunt
  2. into the bus and hides
  3. with the ticket between his teeth

Chapter 5

The birds in the cages

  1. are striped and colourful
  2. are big and dangerous
  3. have a nest which weighs a hundred kilos

Chapter 6

Aunt is

  1. afraid of an owl
  2. scared by a sign
  3. kind and lets Philip choose where to go

Chapter 7

Philip wonders

  1. why Aunt does not come
  2. if Aunt is stupid
  3. if scorpions are dangerous

Chapter 8

Aunt is

  1. upset that Philip wants to have a scorpion
  2. glad to see the snakes
  3. tired of the lizards

Chapter 9

The anaconda

  1. is long and thick
  2. is very poisonous
  3. strangles and squeezes its prey

Chapter 10

In the monkey house

  1. lives a nice and boring monkey
  2. Philip takes a photo of the monkey
  3. the monkey takes a photo of Philip

Chapter 11

The monkey likes

  1. to hit the camera against the tree
  2. coconuts
  3. Aunt’s nuts

Chapter 12

The monkey wants to

  1. get the banana Sophie offers
  2. have the camera
  3. get its hands on Philip’s rucksack

Chapter 13

The camera

  1. has tooth marks from the monkey
  2. takes a photo of the banana
  3. helps Sophie to become a veterinary

Chapter 14

In the café

  1. Sophie and Philip eat ice-cream
  2. Aunt drinks her coffee quickly
  3. the birds beg for food

Chapter 15

A small animal runs off

  1. fleeing from Max
  2. away from its owner
  3. until Max catches it

Chapter 16

The white fur

  1. belongs to a polar bear
  2. belongs to a snow leopard
  3. is being dried in the sun

Chapter 17

The lynx

  1. eats boiled meat
  2. hisses like a cat
  3. prefers raw meat

Chapter 18

The animal with long ears

  1. is brown and jumps high
  2. kicks hard with the hind legs
  3. lies still and does not dare to move

Chapter 19

The rabbit is alive, because

  1. its heart is beating wildly
  2. it is being quiet and still
  3. it jumps in through the door

Chapter 20

The cage smells

  1. badly of urine
  2. nicely like a garden
  3. terribly bad

Chapter 21

Philip notices

  1. that the door is locked
  2. that the rabbit digs a hole
  3. that the smell tells of danger

Chapter 22

Philip has to

  1. make noise
  2. climb out of the cage
  3. not look around

Chapter 23

The dog finds Philip

  1. in a cage
  2. standing on his head
  3. beside a tiger

Chapter 24

Philip thinks that

  1. tigers are big and dangerous
  2. the tiger has blood around the mouth
  3. the tiger can eat him

Chapter 25


  1. fetches a zoo keeper
  2. has a key to the lock and lets Philip out
  3. thinks Philip is just fussing

Chapter 26

A tame ferret

  1. bites when it plays
  2. is dangerous for the rabbit
  3. hisses when angry

Chapter 27

Philip is bleeding and

  1. the blood drips on his shoes and clothes
  2. Aunt is angry with him
  3. his Mum loses conciousness

Chapter 28

Philip can get

  1. an infection from the bites of the ferret
  2. bacteria in the wounds
  3. a band-aid on the wound

Chapter 29

The dog

  1. is allowed in the zoo
  2. can carry illnesses, which are dangerous to other animals
  3. can get illnesses from the zoo animals

Chapter 30

Philip’s Mum believes that

  1. he has lost his way again
  2. he had an adventure
  3. he is ill