CBSE Class 3 English Unseen Passage C

Read CBSE Class 3 English Unseen Passage C below, students should read unseen passage for class 3 English available on with solved questions and answers. These topic wise unseen comprehension for class 3 English with answers have been prepared by English teacher of Grade 3. These short passages have been designed as per the latest syllabus for class 3 English and if practiced thoroughly can help you to score good marks in standard 3 English class tests and examinations

CBSE Class 3 English Unseen Passage C. Students should do unseen passages for Class 3 English which will help them to get better marks in English class tests and exams. Unseen passages are really scoring and practicing them on regular basis will be very useful. Refer to the unseen passage below with answers.

Read the Below Passage:

Washing machines clean clothing by forcing a water and detergent mixture through clothes. The detergent reads with the dirt and loosens its grip. Thus dirt and stains are separated from the clothes. In olden days, people would beat wet clothes against a stone-slab to loosen the dirt. The mechanical system includes the motor, transmission, clutch, inner and outer wash tubs, agitator, pumps, water valve and a bell.

Answer the following question:

Q.1 The functioning of which appliance is told here?

Q.2 What is forced through cloths?

Q.3 What are separated from the clothes?

Q.4 Name any three part of washing machine.


A.1 The functioning of washing machine is told here.

A.2 Water and detergent mixture is forced through clothes.

A.3 Dirt and stains are separated from the clothes.

A.4 (1) Motor (2) Transmission (3) Clutch

Read the Below Passage:

Once a mother-parrot gave birth two baby-parrots. A hunter bought and brought up one baby-parrot. This baby-parrot learnt the harsh words like catch, hit, kill etc. By chance, the other baby-parrot had been bought and brought up by a holy man. This baby-parrot learnt the honeyed words like welcome, sit, thanks etc.

Answer the following question:

Q.1 Who bought and brought up one baby-parrot?

Q.2 What words did the hunter's baby-parrot learn?

Q.3 What did a holy man do?

Q.4 What words did the holy man's baby-parrot learn?


A.1 A hunter bought and brought up one baby-parrot.

A.2 The hunter's baby-parrot learns the harsh words like catch, hit, kill etc.

A.3 A holy man bought and brought up the other baby-parrot.

A.4 The holy man's baby-parrot learns the honeyed words like welcome, sit, thanks etc.

Read the Below Passage:

Birds always attract children. They are of different types, colours and natures. We have the smallest bird-the humming bird and the biggest one-ostrich. Our national bird peacock is also a large, beautiful bird. Birds are of various colours as sparrows are grey, white and black; parrots-light green, dappled; pigeons-light grey, white etc. Pigeons, sparrows, parrots etc. are of quiet nature. Hawk, eagle, kite, vulture, crow etc. are predators.

Answer the following question:

Q.1 What do birds always do?

Q.2 Which is the smallest bird?

Q.3 Which is the biggest bird?

Q.4 Which bird is our national bird?


A.1 Birds always attract children. They are of different types, colours and nature.

A.2 The humming bird is the smallest bird.

A.3 The Ostrich is the biggest bird.

A.4 Peacock is our national bird.

 Read the Below Passage: 

There was a man named Charlie. Charlie was alone and lived in a cabin in the woods. The only thing he saw every day was his old dog, Pepper. Pepper and Charlie would go for their daily walk and watch the birds, squirrels, and once in a while, some deer darting through the woods.
One day, Charlie was sitting on the front porch with Pepper when they heard a noise. It sounded like a loud crunching noise. Pepper sat up and looked around but didn’t see anything worth barking about. Charlie looked around too, but didn’t see anything but some  sparrows flying over the fence. I wonder what that noise was, Charlie thought to himself.Both Charlie and Pepper sat back down. Charlie continued drinking his iced tea and Pepper was being just lazy sitting on the porch. That night, when Pepper and Charlie were finished with dinner, Charlie put some trash in the backyard. It was time for bed and Charlie checked the doors and shut off all the lights. "Good night Pepper," Charlie said. Pepper barked, and they both fell asleep.

The next morning, Charlie and Pepper had breakfast and went to sit on the front porch when suddenly they heard, crash! Charlie and Pepper ran to the back of the house just in time to see a huge bear going through the trash can by the tool shed. Pepper began barking and barking! Charlie yelled, "Get out of here! Go away!" shouted Charlie, and he threw a piece of wood at the bear. The bear got scared and ran away into the woods. "Now we know what that noise was yesterday," Charlie said to Pepper. Pepper just kept barking. "It’s okay," said Charlie. "He’s gone."
Charlie decided he needed to move the trash cans. He was going to put a lock on them. So,if, any bears decided to visit, they would not be able to open them. from their walk. When Charlie and Pepper got back from their walk, Charlie moved the trash cans into the shed and locked them. That night, all was calm and peaceful by the cabin in the woods. 

Question: Give a suitable title to the passage.
A Charlie and Pepper Go Hunting
B The Thunder Barks
C The Big Bad Bear
D Charlie and Pepper have a Visitor
Ans:D Charlie and Pepper have a Visitor 

Question: What did Charlie and Pepper do every day?
A They went for daily walks, saw birds and squirrels.
B They hunted deer and bears.
C They visited their friends.
D None of these
Ans:A They went for daily walks, saw birds and squirrels. 

Question: What happened one day, while Charlie and Pepper were sitting on the front porch?
A They were visited by birds and squirrels.
B They heard a loud, crunching noise.
C They were watching a horror movie when they heard a loud noise.
D Their friends visited them.
Ans:B They heard a loud, crunching noise. 

Question: Charlie drove the bear away by __________.
A making the bear watch the horror movie.
B singing to it and pleading it to go away.
C yelling and throwing a piece of wood at the bear, while Pepper barked continuously.
D banging the trash cans loudly until the bear ran away.
Ans:C yelling and throwing a piece of wood at the bear, while Pepper barked continuously. 

Question: Which of the following statements is false?
A Charlie and Pepper lived in a cabin in the woods.
B They occasionally spotted some deer darting through the woods.
C It was the bear, whom Charlie and Pepper had heard the previous day.
D Charlie left the trash can outside so that the bear would visit again.
Ans:D Charlie left the trash can outside so that the bear would visit again.


Read the Below Passage: 

Plants and animals have the hard job of surviving in a very wild world. How do they do it?
There are many ways plants and animals have adapted in order to survive. Camouflage is one way animals adapt to survive. For some animals, this means that their fur, scales, or skin are a similar colour to the land around them. Deer, for example, have brown fur that blends in with the trees, so it’s harder for predators to see them. This saves them from becoming prey to a larger animals. Some animals can change colour to match their environment. Many people think of chameleons when they think of this type of camouflage, but rabbits are a great example as well. Some rabbit’s fur will change colours depending on the season. Their fur might be brown in the spring, summer and fall to match the trees, but the brown fur will fall out and white fur will grow in the winter to blend in with the snow. This way the rabbit is safer from predators year-round. 

Some insects, instead of blending in with their environment, look like something else that will deter animals from eating them. A walking stick looks just like a stick so that predators will pass it by without noticing it. Katydids mimic leaves. Some moths and butterflies have designs on their wings that make them look like snakes or owls, to scare away their predators. 

For some plants, however, they don’t want to blend in; they want to stand out to survive!
Many plants grow flowers with colourful petals to attract bees. The bees help pollinate the flowers so that they can produce new flowers. Instead of hiding, some plants and animals develop structures that aim to hurt anything that tries to hurt them. Some plants develop thorns so that animals will not eat them. Some animals have extremely sharp teeth, horns and claws so they can fight off other animals. Porcupines and hedgehogs have spikes,called quills or spines, covering their backs so animals won’t dare to mess with them, let alone eat them! 

Question: What is the passage about?
A Porcupines and hedgehogs
B Insects that mimic
C Various ways plants and animals learn to survive in the wild.
D Humans and how they can survive in the wild.
Ans:C Various ways plants and animals learn to survive in the wild. 

Question: What according to the author is a hard job for such plants and animals?
A Camouflage
B Surviving in the wild world
C Fooling their predators
D All of these
Ans:B Surviving in the wild world 

Question: How do certain animals camouflage?
A Their fur, scales or skin are/become similar to their surroundings.
B They blend in with their surroundings to escape their predators.
C They change colours to become more attractive to their predators
D Only A and B
Ans:D Only A and B 

Question: What is unique about porcupines, hedgehogs and plants, who aim to hurt?
A They grow spikes and thorns respectively on their body to keep predators at bay.
B They shed their fur.
C They develop an exoskeleton on the surface of their body.
D They stand out and pollinate.
Ans:A They grow spikes and thorns respectively on their body to keep predators at bay. 

Question: Which word in the passage means the same as ‘imitate’?
A Pollinate
B Camouflage
C Mimic
D Blend
Ans:C Mimic




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