Reading Comprehension Quiz
According to the text, how do gem makers shape diamonds?
They use large knives.
They use metal saws.
They use other diamonds.
They use sand paper.
What are the two factors that determine a diamond's hardness according to the text?
Purity and color
Purity and structure
Color and carbon
Structure and shape
Which type of diamond DOES NOT have a carbon defect?
How do you know this? Cite the text in your answer.
The author of the article would most likely AGREE with which statement?
Azurite is much harder than diamond.
Diamond is much prettier than azurite.
Azurite is much prettier than diamond.
Diamond is much harder than azurite.
What causes a diamond to turn yellow?
How do you know this? Use the text in your answer.
A pure diamond is made entirely from which?
Why are red diamonds worth so much money?
They are soft and easy to shape.
They have the highest purity of all diamonds.
They are the rarest of all diamonds.
They are the hardest diamond of all.
The author of the article would most likely DISAGREE with which statement?
Trapped boron causes diamonds to turn bluish.
Purity affects the hardness of a diamond.
Pure diamonds are made entirely from carbon.
Blue diamonds are the most pure.
Why do you think this? Refer to the text in your answer.
Which is a FACT?
Azurite jewelry is prettier than diamond jewelry.
Red diamonds look even better than clear diamonds.
Diamonds have their atoms arranged in a crystal structure.
Diamonds are beautiful.
Which best expresses the author's purpose in writing this text?
He is describing how diamonds are mined.
He is persuading readers to purchase diamonds.
He is explaining properties of diamonds.
He is arguing that diamonds cost too much money.
Why is diamond more suitable for jewelry than azurite? Refer to the text in your answer.
From where do diamonds get their color? What is the difference between a clear diamond and a colored diamond?
Which color diamond would you like to have, if any, and why? Explain your opinion completely and refer to text in your response.