Reading Comprehension Quiz
Which statement would the author most likely DISAGREE with?
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.
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 explains how Eskimo have used walrus skins like trampolines for a long time.
It describes activities similar to trampolining that came first.
It discusses how trampolining is ancient.
Which of the following events happened FIRST?
Nissan and Griswold invent the modern trampoline.
Circus performers begin using netting to perform tricks.
Firemen begin using life nets to catch people jumping from buildings.
Nissan and Griswold begin selling trampolines to the public.
Which is NOT cited as a cause of trampoline related injuries?
Bouncing into low hanging objects
Colliding with other bouncers
Jumping off the trampoline
Landing a flip incorrectly
Which best explains why trampoline injuries are more likely to happen at home?
Most people are on their best behavior when they leave the home.
Home trampolines get rained on and become very slippery.
Home trampolines often lack proper safety equipment.
Home trampolines are cheaply made and fall apart during use.
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 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.
It shifts from explaining the history of the trampoline to health benefits.
It goes from describing the uses of a trampoline to the dangers.
Which statement would the author most likely AGREE with?
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.
Trampolines are extremely dangerous and should be banned.
You should take turns when jumping on a trampoline with friends.
Why do you think this? Explain your answer.
Which best expresses the author's purpose in writing the SEVENTH paragraph?
He is informing readers about the risks of trampolining.
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.
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.
Trampolining is a great way to reduce stress and anxiety.
Trampoline-like activities have been around for a long time.
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.