Reading Comprehension Quiz
When did color TVs come out?
Which was not true about the first TV?
It could only show one color.
It did not have sound.
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.
They were running tests.
Felix the Cat had been a big radio star.
Felix the Cat was the only show that they had.
Which of these events slowed the spread of TVs?
The Civil War
World War II
The election of the U.S. President
The World's Fair of 1939
Which best explains why many families switched to color TVs in 1965?
World War II ended and troops came home with a lot of money.
Color TVs cost a lot of money.
Color TVs came out in 1965.
Many shows were only shown in color.
Why do you believe this? Use text to support your argument.
Why was 1939 an important year for TV?
Many Americans were introduced to TV.
The first color TV was released.
John Baird created the first TV.
The first TV station began broadcasting.
How many lines does a 4K TV have?
What is the author's main purpose in writing this?
He is telling readers how TVs became popular.
He is describing the history of the TV.
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 1939 World's Fair
The release of color TVs
The release of high-def TVs
The end of World War II
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?