Reading Comprehension Quiz
Which statement would the author most likely DISAGREE with?
Trampolines are dangerous and not much can be done to make them safer.
Most club and gym trampolines are safer than most home trampolines.
The basic idea of a trampoline has been around for a long time.
Nissan and Griswold owe much of their success to circus performers.
Why do you believe this? Explain your answer completely.
Which best describes the main idea in the SECOND paragraph?
It discusses how trampolining is ancient.
It compares and contrasts how different groups have used trampolines.
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.
Circus performers begin using netting to perform tricks.
Nissan and Griswold invent the modern trampoline.
Nissan and Griswold begin selling trampolines to the public.
Which is NOT cited as a cause of trampoline related injuries?
Colliding with other bouncers
Jumping off the trampoline
Bouncing into low hanging objects
Landing a flip incorrectly
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 often lack proper safety equipment.
Most people are on their best behavior when they leave the home.
Home trampolines get rained on and become very slippery.
Which best describes the structure of the text in the sixth paragraph?
Cause and effect
Compare and contrast
How does the purpose of the text switch after the fourth paragraph?
It shifts from explaining the history of the trampoline to health benefits.
It moves from Nissan and Griswold's life story to how trampolines are used today.
It goes from describing the uses of a trampoline to the dangers.
It changes from discussing the origins of the trampoline to the risks.
Which statement would the author most likely AGREE with?
Trampolines are extremely dangerous and should be banned.
Nissan and Griswold stole the idea for the trampoline from the eskimos.
You should take turns when jumping on a trampoline with friends.
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 persuading readers to stay off trampolines.
He is telling readers how to prevent trampoline injuries.
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?
Modern trampolines were invented by Nissan and Griswold.
Trampolining can be dangerous if practiced unsafely.
Trampoline-like activities have been around for a long time.
Trampolining is a great way to reduce stress and anxiety.
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.