My kid has a comprehension exercise from school. The story was written in past tense. The questions were asked in present tense.
e.g. Why does John feel happy? Why does the author use the word contentious in the last paragraph?
Are these questions to a year 6, aged 11, pupil appropriate? And what tense shall be used in answering the questions in this case? I was taught that I shall use the tense how the question asked. In this case I shall using present tense when answering present tense questions. However the facts that they were clearly happened in the past!