2nd-theme3-selection2-a Trip To Firehouse Reading Comp

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This is a reading comprehension test for the 2nd grade HM Theme 3/Selection 2 A Trip to the Firehouse story.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Why is David wearing his special shirt? 

    • A.

      It is Spirit Day at school.

    • B.

      His class is going on a field trip to the firehouse.

    • C.

      He didn’t have anything else to wear.

    Correct Answer
    B. His class is going on a field trip to the firehouse.
    Explanation
    David is wearing his special shirt because his class is going on a field trip to the firehouse. This suggests that the special shirt might be required for the field trip, possibly for identification or safety purposes.

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  • 2. 

    Who Greets the class at the firehouse?

    • A.

      The fire chief greets them.

    • B.

      A firefighter sliding down a pole greets them.

    • C.

      The dispatcher greets them.

    Correct Answer
    A. The fire chief greets them.
    Explanation
    The fire chief is the head of the firehouse and is responsible for overseeing the operations. It is their role to greet visitors and provide any necessary information or assistance. The other options, a firefighter sliding down a pole and the dispatcher, may also greet the class, but the fire chief is the most likely person to do so as they hold a higher position in the hierarchy.

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  • 3. 

    Why is the pole important to firefighters?

    • A.

      They can have fun going down it during their spare time.

    • B.

      It is much faster than going down stairs.

    • C.

      They can hang onto it during an earthquake.

    Correct Answer
    B. It is much faster than going down stairs.
    Explanation
    The pole is important to firefighters because it allows them to quickly descend from higher floors of a building to the ground level. This is especially crucial in emergency situations where time is of the essence. Using the pole is much faster than going down stairs, enabling firefighters to reach the scene of a fire or rescue operation more efficiently.

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  • 4. 

    In what room would you see the operators working?

    • A.

      The kitchen

    • B.

      The bathroom

    • C.

      The dispatch room

    Correct Answer
    C. The dispatch room
    Explanation
    In the dispatch room, you would see the operators working. This is because the dispatch room is typically where operators are stationed to coordinate and manage various tasks, such as receiving and dispatching calls or messages, monitoring systems, and coordinating emergency responses. The kitchen and bathroom are unlikely places to find operators working as they are more commonly associated with personal or domestic activities.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following is an OPINION from the story?

    • A.

      Spot is a cute dog.

    • B.

      911 is an emergency number.

    • C.

      The operators look up codes on a blackboard.

    Correct Answer
    A. Spot is a cute dog.
    Explanation
    The statement "Spot is a cute dog" is an opinion because it expresses a subjective viewpoint or personal judgment about Spot's appearance. Opinions are based on individual preferences and cannot be proven as facts. In contrast, "911 is an emergency number" and "The operators look up codes on a blackboard" are factual statements that can be verified.

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  • 6. 

    What do the children get invited to do?

    • A.

      Have lunch with the firefighters

    • B.

      Pull the fire alarm

    • C.

      Clean the fire truck

    • D.

      Put out a fire

    Correct Answer
    C. Clean the fire truck
    Explanation
    The children are invited to clean the fire truck.

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  • 7. 

    Why are different kinds of fire trucks needed?

    • A.

      Fires happen in different kinds of places.

    • B.

      Different cities have different trucks.

    • C.

      Correct answer is not here.

    Correct Answer
    A. Fires happen in different kinds of places.
    Explanation
    Different kinds of fire trucks are needed because fires can happen in different kinds of places. Each type of fire truck is designed to handle specific types of fires and environments. For example, urban areas may require fire trucks that are smaller and more maneuverable to navigate through narrow streets, while rural areas may need trucks with off-road capabilities to reach remote locations. Additionally, different cities may have different types of fire trucks based on their specific needs and resources.

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  • 8. 

    Which sentence would fit best after the final paragraph on page 289?

    • A.

      The class went into the kitchen for lunch.

    • B.

      The class had a short walk back to school.

    • C.

      The firefighters had lunch.

    Correct Answer
    B. The class had a short walk back to school.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The class had a short walk back to school." This sentence would fit best after the final paragraph on page 289 because it provides a logical continuation of the story. It suggests that after having lunch in the kitchen, the class then had a short walk back to school. This sentence helps to wrap up the scene and transition to the next part of the story.

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  • 9. 

    How might the following fact be restated: “Next the children are taken to see the Dispatch Room.”

    • A.

      “After visiting the kitchen the children go with the firefighters to the room that takes 911, emergency calls.”

    • B.

      “Leaving the firehouse the children go to the fire truck.”

    • C.

      “Before they wash the truck the children went to the kitchen.”

    Correct Answer
    A. “After visiting the kitchen the children go with the firefighters to the room that takes 911, emergency calls.”
    Explanation
    The fact that the children are taken to see the Dispatch Room is restated as "After visiting the kitchen, the children go with the firefighters to the room that takes 911, emergency calls."

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  • 10. 

    Which is a fact from the story about the alarm?

    • A.

      The alarm is twelve inches wide.

    • B.

      The alarm is in the gear room.

    • C.

      The alarm rings in a pattern or code.

    Correct Answer
    C. The alarm rings in a pattern or code.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The alarm rings in a pattern or code." This fact suggests that the alarm has a specific sequence of sounds or signals that it uses to alert people. This implies that the alarm is not a simple, continuous noise, but rather a more complex system that conveys information through its pattern or code.

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