Reading Comprehension Quiz
Which statement best expresses the main idea of the second paragraph?
Asian carp were brought to America during the 1970s to assist Southern fish farmers.
Asian carp are remarkable cleaners, which makes them highly desirable fish to have.
Asian carp are excellent at swimming upstream and cleaning up plankton.
Asian carp were supposed to clean ponds but they escaped and are headed north.
Which is NOT a reason why Asian carp is an unpopular menu item?
They are bottom feeders.
Some of them are toxic and unsafe to eat.
It is hard to prepare because of all the little bones.
They are a very fattening fish.
Which statement would the author most likely DISAGREE with?
Asian carp could disrupt the ecosystem in Lake Michigan.
Asian carp are disliked because they eat salmon.
One species of Asian carp is the silver carp.
Asian carp outperform many native bottom feeders.
Which best describes the text structure of the FOURTH paragraph?
Cause and effect
Compare and contrast
Problem and solution
Which person would be most threatened by silver carp in a local water source?
A chicken farmer
A bungee jumper
Why do you believe this? Refer to the text to support your response.
Which best describes the word "resistant" as it is used in the third paragraph?
To be unaffected by something
To be allergic to something
To be unaware of something
To be attracted or drawn to something
According to information in the article, which event happened LAST?
Congress approved the "Stop Invasive Species" act.
The Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal was poisoned with rotenone.
A teenager broke his jaw on a silver carp while tubing.
Asian carp escaped from southern fish farms.
Which of the following statements is FALSE?
Silver carp can grow to be 100 lbs.
Silver carp have been declared an injurious species by the government.
Silver carp can jump up to twenty feet in the air.
Silver carp are also known as "flying carp."
Why do you believe this? Use the text in your response.
Which statement would the author most likely AGREE with?
The Great Lake states agree fully on a solution to the Asian carp problem.
It would be best for the fishing industry if the canal were closed permanently.
The electric barriers will keep the Asian carp out of the Great Lakes forever.
Closing the Chicago Sanitary and Ship canal would have little economic impact.
Why do you believe this? Explain your answer completely.
Which title best represents the author's main purpose in writing this text?
Asian Carp: A Beautiful and Powerful Fish
Misunderstood: Protect and Defend the Asian Carp
Asian Carp: Threatening the Great Lakes
America: A Nation at War
Should the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal be closed permanently to keep the Asian carp out of the Great Lakes? Cite the text to support your response.
How did the Asian carp get to America and why are they a problem? Support your arguments with quotes from the text and explain your support.
What is one lesson that readers can learn from this text? Clearly state the lesson and explain how this lesson can be learned.