Reading Comprehension Quiz
According to the text, why do stores set prices so low on some items that they lose money?
They hope people will buy other gifts while they are in the store.
They want people to enjoy the holidays.
Stores are in a giving mood because the holiday season is just beginning.
They are trying to get rid of old items from last year to make room for new items.
Which is NOT true about Black Friday?
Black Friday is a national holiday in the US.
Black Friday is always the day after Thanksgiving.
Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year.
Black Friday is the start of the holiday shopping season.
How do you know this? Use the text in your answer.
Where does the name Black Friday come from?
The stores called this day Black Friday because they make a lot of money.
The stores called this day Black Friday because it is a serious shopping day.
The police called this day Black Friday because there is a lot of traffic.
The police called this day Black Friday to remember the victims of violence.
Which best explains the main idea of the third paragraph?
Black Friday is a really disappointing time of the year.
People stand in long lines on Black Friday.
Black Friday is the best time of the year to get good deals.
Black Friday deals are limited and not everyone will get one.
Which country does NOT participate in Black Friday?
Which happened first?
Black Friday became the busiest shopping day of the year.
Black Friday events began happening in Australia.
Police began calling the day after Thanksgiving "Black Friday."
Stores tried to rename the day after Thanksgiving "Big Friday."
Which title best expresses the author's purpose in writing this text?
Black Friday: How to Save Money on the Big Day
Black Friday: Why You Should Go This Year
Black Friday: The Stuff That You Should Know
Black Friday: Stories from the Parking Lot
Why do you believe this? Refer to the text in your response.
Which best describes the overall structure of the fifth paragraph?
order of importance
compare and contrast.
problem and solution
Which was NOT cited as one of the downsides of Black Friday?
Nobody really saves any money on Black Friday.
Stores run out of high demand items quickly.
Sometimes violence occurs at Black Friday events.
There are large crowds and lots of shoving.
Which best explains why Costa Ricans call Black Friday "Viernes Negro"?
Costa Rican stores don't want the shopping day associated with American violence.
This is how you say "Black Friday" in Spanish, the language of Costa Rica.
Viernes Negro sounds more exotic and exciting than Black Friday.
Costa Ricans want to establish their own shopping tradition.
Why do you believe this? Use the text in your response.
How do stores try to lure shoppers during Black Friday events? Use the text to support your response.
Why is Black Friday a frustrating experience for some people? Refer to the text in your answer.
Why is violence more likely to occur in a store on Black Friday? Use evidence from the text to support your response.