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 the busiest shopping day of the year.
Black Friday is the start of the holiday shopping season.
Black Friday is always the day after Thanksgiving.
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 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.
The stores called this day Black Friday because they make a lot of money.
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 deals are limited and not everyone will get one.
Black Friday is the best time of the year to get good deals.
Which country does NOT participate in Black Friday?
Which happened first?
Police began calling the day after Thanksgiving "Black Friday."
Stores tried to rename the day after Thanksgiving "Big Friday."
Black Friday events began happening in Australia.
Black Friday became the busiest shopping day of the year.
Which title best expresses the author's purpose in writing this text?
Black Friday: Why You Should Go This Year
Black Friday: Stories from the Parking Lot
Black Friday: How to Save Money on the Big Day
Black Friday: The Stuff That You Should Know
Why do you believe this? Refer to the text in your response.
Which best describes the overall structure of the fifth paragraph?
compare and contrast.
order of importance
problem and solution
Which was NOT cited as one of the downsides of Black Friday?
Stores run out of high demand items quickly.
Nobody really saves any money on Black Friday.
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"?
Viernes Negro sounds more exotic and exciting than Black Friday.
Costa Ricans want to establish their own shopping tradition.
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.
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.