Form 3 Comprehension Questions and Answers

This article contains form 3 comprehension questions and answers that can be practiced to prepare for examination. Teachers can also use this resource to set examination questions.


Read the passage carefully and answer the questions which follow.

Armed robbery cases in the country have increases these days. Some people think that this is so because some police officers are to blame for such wicked activities.

In the first place, there are sometimes rumours that some police officers as well as other security officials carry their guns home in retirement. This practice makes it easy for criminals to have access to such deadly weapons, even when their owners may not be aware.

Again, people also speculate that some bad nuts in the police service deliberately sell arms to criminals for money.

The last straw which broke the camel’s back in this debate is the case where some police officers are actively engaged in some robbery cases with criminals.

Another reason for the increase in armed robbery cases in the country is the influx of criminals from foreign countries through unapproved routes. These foreign nationals usually come in sheep’s clothing but later become hardened criminals.

Now, as a country, the argument is no more who does what, but what must be done to bring this menace to the barest minimum.

Answer the questions that follows:

1. According to the passage, who are the two main causes of armed robbery in Ghana?

Ans: (A)Police officers (B) Security personal

2. State the different ways in which people think that some police officers help increase armed robbery.

Ans: (A) Some criminals get access to the guns of retired police officers.

(B) Some police officers sell arms to criminals.

3. In what cases are some police officers seen as worst offenders?

Ans: (A) In the case where some police officers are engaged in the robbery.

4. “The last thing which broke the camel’s back”, What is the meaning of this expression?

Ans: This means, what is even worst.

5. “bad nuts.” Who are they?

Ans: Bad people in the police service.

6. “These foreign nationals usually come in sheep’s clothing.” How do they come?

Ans: They pretend to be good people.

7. “Now, the argument is no more who does what, but what must be done” What does this mean?

Ans: This means the most important thing to do is find a solution to the problem.

8. “Some people think that this is so because….” What does “this” stand for?

Ans: The increase in armed robbery cases.

9. For each of the following words, give another word or phrase that means the same, and can fit into the passage.

(i) deadly = dangerous

(ii) speculate = assume

(iii) deliberately = intentionally

(iv) influx = coming

(v) hardened = stubborn


Today, the use of herbicides has taken over the cutlass and hoe in large farming areas of our communities in Ghana. The herbicides are usually mixed with water and sprayed from a tank onto the unwanted plants. The poisonous mixture emits in the form of a fine spray from the tank, manually operated and strapped at the back of the sprayer.

Herbicides are preferred to the primitive tools as they can kill the target plants in less than no time.

In addition, they have the ability to kill the unwanted plants right down to roots, something which would otherwise be difficult for farmers to do. Above all, the backache and the strenuous efforts made by farmers in weeding large tracts of land are removed, thanks to the usw of these chemicals.

Nevertheless, the use of herbicides has alarming health hazards in our communities. In the first place, the sprayer usually falls sick from inhaling the poisonous mist of these chemicals. Other times too, certain vegetables such as garden eggs, tomatoes and “kontomire” are unknowingly poisoned by a sprayer nearby, causing much harm to consumers.

Herbicides also kill all sorts of useful soil organisms like millipedes, worms, fungi and any microbes.

This is why these days it is difficult to pick snails, mushrooms and other bush allowance which used to make the farmer an almost independent individual in the society.

In spite of all these challenges, the use of herbicides is, and will ever be, a practice in all farming communities.

Answer the all the questions below

1. What is a herbicide?

Ans: A herbicide is a chemical mixture used to kill plants.

2. Give three reasons why farmers like the use of herbicides better than the primitive tools today.

Ans: (A) Herbicides can kill plants quickly.

(B) They can kill unwanted plants right down the roots.

(C) Herbicides take away the burden of weeding from farmers.

3. What is the main advantage of the use of herbicides?

Ans: (A) The backache and strenuous efforts by farmers are reduced.

4. How many disadvantages of herbicides are mentioned in the passage?

Ans: Three disadvantages

5. What is bush allowance?

Ans: These are the extra benefits the farmer gets from his farm.

6. What does they refer to in the passage?

Ans: Herbicides

7. Mention the last disadvantage of herbicides int the passage.

Ans: Herbicides kill all sort o fsoil organisms.

8. For each of the following, find another word or phrase which means the same and can replace it.

(I) manual = hand-operated

(ii) strapped = tied

(iii) strenuous = hard

(iv) hazards = dangers

(v) inhaling = breathing in


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