Reading Comprehension Quiz
Which statement would the author most likely DISAGREE with?
Nissan and Griswold owe much of their success to circus performers.
Most club and gym trampolines are safer than most home trampolines.
The basic idea of a trampoline has been around for a long time.
Trampolines are dangerous and not much can be done to make them safer.
Why do you believe this? Explain your answer completely.
Which best describes the main idea in the SECOND paragraph?
It compares and contrasts how different groups have used trampolines.
It discusses how trampolining is ancient.
It describes activities similar to trampolining that came first.
It explains how Eskimo have used walrus skins like trampolines for a long time.
Which of the following events happened FIRST?
Firemen begin using life nets to catch people jumping from buildings.
Nissan and Griswold begin selling trampolines to the public.
Nissan and Griswold invent the modern trampoline.
Circus performers begin using netting to perform tricks.
Which is NOT cited as a cause of trampoline related injuries?
Landing a flip incorrectly
Jumping off the trampoline
Bouncing into low hanging objects
Colliding with other bouncers
Which best explains why trampoline injuries are more likely to happen at home?
Home trampolines are cheaply made and fall apart during use.
Home trampolines get rained on and become very slippery.
Home trampolines often lack proper safety equipment.
Most people are on their best behavior when they leave the home.
Which best describes the structure of the text in the sixth paragraph?
Compare and contrast
Cause and effect
How does the purpose of the text switch after the fourth paragraph?
It goes from describing the uses of a trampoline to the dangers.
It shifts from explaining the history of the trampoline to health benefits.
It changes from discussing the origins of the trampoline to the risks.
It moves from Nissan and Griswold's life story to how trampolines are used today.
Which statement would the author most likely AGREE with?
You should take turns when jumping on a trampoline with friends.
Trampolines are extremely dangerous and should be banned.
Nissan and Griswold stole the idea for the trampoline from the eskimos.
You'll never learn to flip if you don't start practicing by yourself.
Why do you think this? Explain your answer.
Which best expresses the author's purpose in writing the SEVENTH paragraph?
He is telling readers how to prevent trampoline injuries.
He is persuading readers to stay off trampolines.
He is describing what a modern trampoline looks like.
He is informing readers about the risks of trampolining.
Which of the following is NOT a main idea in this text?
Trampoline-like activities have been around for a long time.
Trampolining is a great way to reduce stress and anxiety.
Modern trampolines were invented by Nissan and Griswold.
Trampolining can be dangerous if practiced unsafely.
If you were buying a new trampoline, what advice do you believe that the author would give you? Refer to the text to support your response.
Should George Nissan and Larry Griswold be credited as the inventors of the trampoline? Why or why not? Use evidence from the text to support your position.
Your school is considering building a large trampoline and using it during gym class. Are you for this initiative or against it? Explain your answer completely.