Reading Comprehension Quiz
Which best expresses the main idea of the second paragraph?
Working out keeps your body in shape.
Age affects the body in many ways.
Reading strengthens your mind.
Reading is exciting.
Why does the author think that you should read books that are boring?
You will learn new words.
You will get better grades in reading class.
You will eventually grow to love them if you read them enough.
You will make your teacher very happy.
How do you know this? Use the text in your answer.
Which best expresses the main idea of the third paragraph?
You can learn amazing things and become a better person by reading.
Knowledge is power.
Reading can benefit you.
You can learn to program video games or design clothing by reading.
Which is NOT a reason given by the author why students fail to complete reading assignments?
Students may be unwilling to focus.
Students may be tired.
Students may be bored.
Students may be distracted.
Which best expresses the author's main purpose in writing this text?
He is teaching people how to become better readers.
He is entertaining readers with facts about the mind and body.
He is trying to persuade students to do their reading work.
He is explaining why people don't do their reading work.
Which best describes the author's tone in the first three sentences?
Why do you believe this? Explain your answer completely.
Which of the following is NOT one of the author's main points?
Reading keeps your mind in shape and prevents losses due to age.
Reading broadens your perspective and makes you a better person.
Reading helps you perform on tests and get into selective schools.
Reading is a relaxing activity with positive mental side effects.
Which is NOT one of the author's arguments in the fifth paragraph?
Reading teaches you about distant lands and cultures.
Reading helps prepare you for your job in the real world.
Reading gives you a broader perspective on the world.
Reading changes the way that you understand the world.
Why does the author believe that reading is good for your mind state?
It has a calming effect.
It can lower your stress levels.
It can help you relax.
All of these
Which title best expresses the main idea of this text?
Reading: Improve Your Vocabulary While Being Entertained
Reading: Good for the Mind in Many Ways
Reading: The Best Way to Improve Your Writing Skills
Reading: The Key to a Successful Academic Future
Does the author argue his point well? Analyze one of his arguments and explain why it is an effective argument or not.
Why does the author believe that reading boring or unfamiliar books can be helpful for readers? Use the text in your response.
Why does the author describe reading as a "positive escape"? In what ways is reading positive? Use evidence from the text to support your response.