Reading Comprehension Quiz
Which statement is FALSE?
Chester Greenwood invented ear protectors.
Frank Epperson invented the Popsicle.
Albert Sadacca invented the flat-bottomed paper bag.
Louis Braille invented a system of writing.
How do you know this? Refer to the text in your response.
Which happened FIRST in order of time?
The flat-bottomed paper bag was invented.
Christmas tree lights were invented.
The popsicle was invented.
Braille was invented.
According to the text, why did Louis Braille want to invent a new system of writing?
So he could communicate with his friends more easily.
So he could write messages in the middle of the night.
So he could help the military write secret codes.
So he could graduate from his school.
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 created it by accident.
He tested many different formulas before finding success.
How do you know this? Cite the text in your answer.
Which event caused 15-year old Albert Sadacca to invent?
He left his lemonade on the porch.
He was ice skating and his ears got cold.
A candle in a Christmas tree started a fire.
He saw a factory worker get injured.
Which statement about Chester Greenwood is FALSE?
His grandma helped him with his invention.
He patented the concept of the Popsicle.
He was ice skating when he had his big idea.
He helped to employ people in his town for 70 years.
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?
All important discoveries happen in science labs.
Women have changed the world through invention.
Children have made important discoveries.
People with disabilities have invented amazing things.
Which lesson can readers learn from this text?
Everything important has already been invented.
Anybody, no matter how young, can change the world.
Age and experience are necessary to do important things.
Kids should leave grown-up problems to the grown-ups.
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.
Only adults are smart enough to change the world.
All the problems in the world have already been solved.
Children should do what they are told and not ask questions.
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.