English Comprehension – Very Short Passages 1-10

Passage 10 – Daffodil bulbs require well-drained soil and a sunny planting location. They should be planted in holes that are 3–6 inches deep and there should be 2–4 inches between bulbs. The bulb should be placed in the hole, pointed side up, root side down. Once the bulb is planted, water the area thoroughly.

I. According to the above directions, when planting daffodil bulbs, which of the following conditions is not necessary?
a. a sunny location
b. well-drained soil
c. proper placement of bulbs in soil
d. proper fertilization

II. According to the above directions, which of the following is true?
a. Daffodils do best in sandy soil.
b. Daffodil bulbs should be planted in autumn for spring blooming.
c. It is possible to plant daffodil bulbs upside down.
d. Daffodil bulbs require daily watering.

Answer is on the last page.


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