Reading Comprehension Quiz
Which best explains why the author begins the text by talking about magical garbage fairies?
He is trying to get the reader's attention.
He is supporting his argument with evidence.
He is putting a common misconception to rest.
He is addressing his concern in a serious way.
Which best defines the meaning of "incineration" as it is used in the text?
To burn waste materials and harvest the energy
To allow waste products to decompose and become fertilizer
To turn waste materials into products like book covers
To bury waste materials in a large hole
Which was NOT cited in the third paragraph as an issue with landfilling?
Landfills are smelly.
Usable materials are wasted in landfills.
Landfills may pollute the water supply.
It is difficult to find locations for landfills.
Which conclusion could best be supported with text from the passage?
Each method of waste management has its drawbacks.
Incineration does not have any downsides.
Recycling is without a doubt the best way to handle waste.
All large cities should create massive compost piles.
Which best expresses the main idea of the FOURTH paragraph?
Composting is good for the soil but it can be hard to do right.
The process of composting is very complicated and scientific.
There is a lot of plastic garbage in landfills.
Landfills take up a lot of space.
Which best expresses the meaning of the word "compacted" as it is used in the third paragraph?
Garbage is crushed smaller before it is thrown in a hole.
Garbage is put in trucks before it is thrown in a hole.
Garbage is burned before it is thrown in a hole.
Garbage is put in a can before it is thrown in a hole.
Why do you believe this? Refer to the text in your response.
Which best expresses the author's main purpose in writing this?
To persuade readers that recycling is a waste of resources
To convince readers to recycle and compost
To compare and contrast recycling and landfilling
To inform readers of methods of waste management
Why do you believe this? Explain your argument completely.
Which is NOT included in this text?
A description of how landfills have advanced over time
A description of the uses of compost
A description of the two methods of incinerating trash
A description of how trash is collected
Which best explains why composting is not feasible on a large scale?
People wouldn't want to touch all of that gross rotting food.
It would attract rodents that would spread disease.
Plastic would get into the compost and turn it into a pollutant.
It would smell too bad in densely populated cities.
How do you know this? Use the text in your response.
Which title best expresses the main idea of this text?
The Magic of Recycling: Bringing Back What Was Once Lost
Do Your Part: How to Save the Earth by Recycling and Composting
Recycling, Landfilling, or Composting: Which is Best For You?
Methods of Waste Management: Pros and Cons
Which two methods of waste management do you believe are best for society? Support your argument with text.
Which two methods of waste management do you believe are worst for society? Refer to the text in your argument.
Summarize the article. Be sure to cover the pros and cons of the four methods of waste management.