Reading Comprehension Quiz
Which best explains why the author begins the text by talking about magical garbage fairies?
He is putting a common misconception to rest.
He is addressing his concern in a serious way.
He is supporting his argument with evidence.
He is trying to get the reader's attention.
Which best defines the meaning of "incineration" as it is used in the text?
To bury waste materials in a large hole
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
Which was NOT cited in the third paragraph as an issue with landfilling?
Landfills are smelly.
Usable materials are wasted in landfills.
It is difficult to find locations for landfills.
Landfills may pollute the water supply.
Which conclusion could best be supported with text from the passage?
All large cities should create massive compost piles.
Recycling is without a doubt the best way to handle waste.
Each method of waste management has its drawbacks.
Incineration does not have any downsides.
Which best expresses the main idea of the FOURTH paragraph?
Landfills take up a lot of space.
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.
Which best expresses the meaning of the word "compacted" as it is used in the third paragraph?
Garbage is put in a can 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 crushed smaller 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 compare and contrast recycling and landfilling
To convince readers to recycle and compost
To inform readers of methods of waste management
To persuade readers that recycling is a waste of resources
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 two methods of incinerating trash
A description of the uses of compost
A description of how trash is collected
Which best explains why composting is not feasible on a large scale?
It would attract rodents that would spread disease.
People wouldn't want to touch all of that gross rotting food.
It would smell too bad in densely populated cities.
Plastic would get into the compost and turn it into a pollutant.
How do you know this? Use the text in your response.
Which title best expresses the main idea of this text?
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
The Magic of Recycling: Bringing Back What Was Once Lost
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.