Reading Comprehension Quiz
Which statement is FALSE?
Louis Braille invented a system of writing.
Albert Sadacca invented the flat-bottomed paper bag.
Chester Greenwood invented ear protectors.
Frank Epperson invented the Popsicle.
How do you know this? Refer to the text in your response.
Which happened FIRST in order of time?
The popsicle was invented.
Christmas tree lights were invented.
The flat-bottomed paper bag was invented.
Braille was invented.
According to the text, why did Louis Braille want to invent a new system of writing?
So he could graduate from his school.
So he could write messages in the middle of the night.
So he could help the military write secret codes.
So he could communicate with his friends more easily.
Which best describes how Frank Epperson invented the Popsicle?
He consulted with scientists and doctors to find his idea.
He used an old family recipe, in his family for generations.
He tested many different formulas before finding success.
He created it by accident.
How do you know this? Cite the text in your answer.
Which event caused 15-year old Albert Sadacca to invent?
A candle in a Christmas tree started a fire.
He saw a factory worker get injured.
He was ice skating and his ears got cold.
He left his lemonade on the porch.
Which statement about Chester Greenwood is FALSE?
He patented the concept of the Popsicle.
His grandma helped him with his invention.
He helped to employ people in his town for 70 years.
He was ice skating when he had his big idea.
Which caused Margaret E. Knight to invent at the age of 12?
A candle in a tree started a fire.
She wanted to better communicate with friends.
She left her lemonade on the porch.
She saw a loom worker get injured.
With which statement would the author of this text most likely DISAGREE?
Women have changed the world through invention.
People with disabilities have invented amazing things.
Children have made important discoveries.
All important discoveries happen in science labs.
Which lesson can readers learn from this text?
Kids should leave grown-up problems to the grown-ups.
Age and experience are necessary to do important things.
Anybody, no matter how young, can change the world.
Everything important has already been invented.
Why do you believe this? Explain your answer completely.
Which advice would the author MOST LIKELY give to young people?
Remain curious and think of ways to solve problems.
Children should do what they are told and not ask questions.
Only adults are smart enough to change the world.
All the problems in the world have already been solved.
Which of the child inventors in this text do you find to be most inspirational or significant? Why do you feel this way? Explain your answer completely.
Of the inventions described in this text, which do you believe is the LEAST important? Why do you think this? Explain your answer completely.