Monday 2 March 2020

Grand old Duke of York - English test paper

The grand old Duke of York
He had ten thousand men.
He marched them up to the top of the hill
and he marched them down again.

When they were up, they were up.
When they were down, they were down.
And when they were only half way up,
they were neither up nor down.

1. How many men did the Duke of York have? (ten thousand: one mark)
2. Where did he march them ? (Up to the top of the hill and down again: two marks)
3. Where were they, when they were up? (Up: one mark)
4.  Where were they, when they were down? (Down: one mark)
5. Where were they, when they were half way up? (Neither up nor down: one mark)
6.  Write down the order in which the Duke of York marched his men. (Up then down: two marks)
7. Why did the Duke of York march his men up? (To get to the top of the Hill: two marks) 
8. Why did the Duke of York march his men down? (To get to the bottom of the hill: two marks) 
9. What does 'neither up nor down' mean?  (Only half way up: one mark)
10. Why did the Duke of York do all this? (Not possible at this stage to assign a mark to this question.)