Reading Comprehension Quiz
When did color TVs come out?
Which was not true about the first TV?
It did not have sound.
It could only show one color.
It did not work well.
It only had 30 lines.
By when did networks start showing programs in color?
Why did the first TV station only show Felix the Cat for two hours a day?
Felix the Cat was really popular.
Felix the Cat was the only show that they had.
Felix the Cat had been a big radio star.
They were running tests.
Which of these events slowed the spread of TVs?
World War II
The World's Fair of 1939
The election of the U.S. President
The Civil War
Which best explains why many families switched to color TVs in 1965?
Color TVs cost a lot of money.
World War II ended and troops came home with a lot of money.
Many shows were only shown in color.
Color TVs came out in 1965.
Why do you believe this? Use text to support your argument.
Why was 1939 an important year for TV?
The first TV station began broadcasting.
John Baird created the first TV.
The first color TV was released.
Many Americans were introduced to TV.
How many lines does a 4K TV have?
What is the author's main purpose in writing this?
He is describing the history of the TV.
He is telling readers how TVs became popular.
He is trying to explain how a TV works.
He is trying to get people to watch more TV.
Why do you believe this? Explain your answer completely.
Which happened first?
The release of high-def TVs
The end of World War II
The release of color TVs
The 1939 World's Fair
Why would watching TV have been boring in 1928? Use information from the text to support your response.
Why did the 5 inch black-and-white TVs at the World's Fair impress people?
Why would it have been a bad idea to buy a color TV when they first were released?