Reading Comprehension Skills Test! Trivia Questions Quiz

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Reading Comprehension Skills Test! Trivia Questions Quiz

Are you looking for a Reading Comprehension Skills Test? This quiz is perfect for testing out the level of understanding you have when it comes to reading passages and if you can answer questions on them. Be sure to give it a try and keep a look out for others just like it to perfect your skills. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Merrick reached a tough goal at a young age.

    • B. 

      Fear of heights is a serious problem.

    • C. 

      Merrick carried a backpack.

    • D. 

      Weather can be a problem for mountain climbers.

  • 2. 
    Are you scared of heights?  Fifteen-year-old Merrick Johnston is not.  In 1995, she climbed Mount McKinley - a 20,320-foot mountain in Alaska.  She became the youngest person ever to reach the mountain's peak!  Merrick climbed with her mom and a guide.   They each carried a backpack full of supplies.  The team faced icy slopes and rough weather.  It took 26 days to reach the top.      In this story, the word peak means
    • A. 

      Bottom.

    • B. 

      Rocky.

    • C. 

      Top.

    • D. 

      Snow.

  • 3. 
    Are you scared of heights?  Fifteen-year-old Merrick Johnston is not.  In 1995, she climbed Mount McKinley - a 20,320-foot mountain in Alaska.  She became the youngest person ever to reach the mountain's peak!  Merrick climbed with her mom and a guide.   They each carried a backpack full of supplies.  The team faced icy slopes and rough weather.  It took 26 days to reach the top.      Mount McKinley is
    • A. 

      Less than 20,000 feet tall.

    • B. 

      26 days old.

    • C. 

      A mountain in Alabama.

    • D. 

      More than 20,000 feet tall.

  • 4. 
     Are you scared of heights?  Fifteen-year-old Merrick Johnston is not.  In 1995, she climbed Mount McKinley - a 20,320-foot mountain in Alaska.  She became the youngest person ever to reach the mountain's peak!  Merrick climbed with her mom and a guide.   They each carried a backpack full of supplies.  The team faced icy slopes and rough weather.  It took 26 days to reach the top.      You can guess from the story that
    • A. 

      Mount McKinley is the world's tallest mountain.

    • B. 

      The weather is usually mild on Mount McKinley.

    • C. 

      Merrick's guide was older than she was.

    • D. 

      Merrick's guide was 13 years old.

  • 5. 
    People have been flying kites for 3,000 years.  During that time, kites have served many purposes.  The Chinese were the first kite makers.  One story says that Chinese soldiers attached bamboo pipes to their kites.  As wind passed through the pipes, it made a whistling sound that scared away enemies!  In 1752, Ben Franklin used a kite to study lightning.  And in the early 1900s, the Wright brothers used kites to help design the first airplane.                                                                                                                                                 What did Chinese soldiers attach to their kites?
    • A. 

      Lightning rods

    • B. 

      Bamboo pipes

    • C. 

      Silver flutes

    • D. 

      Box kites

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Kites as weapons of war.

    • B. 

      The history of bamboo.

    • C. 

      The many ways kites have been used.

    • D. 

      Ben Franklin.

  • 7. 
    People have been flying kites for 3,000 years.  During that time, kites have served many purposes.  The Chinese were the first kite makers.  One story says that Chinese soldiers attached bamboo pipes to their kites.  As wind passed through the pipes, it made a whistling sound that scared away enemies!  In 1752, Ben Franklin used a kite to study lightning.  And in the early 1900s, the Wright brothers used kites to help design the first airplane.                                                                                                                                                 Which happened last?
    • A. 

      The Wright brothers used kites.

    • B. 

      The Chinese began making kites.

    • C. 

      Ben Franklin studied lightning.

    • D. 

      Chinese soldiers used kites in battle.

  • 8. 
    People have been flying kites for 3,000 years.  During that time, kites have served many purposes.  The Chinese were the first kite makers.  One story says that Chinese soldiers attached bamboo pipes to their kites.  As wind passed through the pipes, it made a whistling sound that scared away enemies!  In 1752, Ben Franklin used a kite to study lightning.  And in the early 1900s, the Wright brothers used kites to help design the first airplane.                                                                                                                                                 You can guess from this story that
    • A. 

      Chinese soldiers won many battles.

    • B. 

      Kiteshave always been just for kids.

    • C. 

      Kites have had many uses.

    • D. 

      Ben Franklin owned many kites.

  • 9. 
    Long ago, an Ojibway Indian named Wenibojo went on a long trip t o the forest.  When he got hungry, he dug up the roots of a bush and ate them.  The roots tasted good, but they made him sick.     Wenibojo looked for something better to eat.  Suddenly he heard the sound of ducks nearby.  He followed the sounds to a beautiful lake, where the ducks were eating plants.  Wenibojo tased one.  it was wild rice!  He returned to his village to tell the people there about the special food.     The Ojibway still harvest rice today, but only as much as they need.  They always leave some sao that the ducks can eat.       Wenibojo was led to the lake by the
    • A. 

      Sound of ducks nearby.

    • B. 

      Smell of wild rice cooking.

    • C. 

      Sight of ducks eating plants.

    • D. 

      Sound of waves crashing.

  • 10. 
    Long ago, an Ojibway Indian named Wenibojo went on a long trip to the forest.  When he got hungry, he dug up the roots of a bush and ate them.  The roots tasted good, but they made him sick.     Wenibojo looked for something better to eat.  Suddenly he heard the sound of ducks nearby.  He followed the sounds to a beautiful lake, where the ducks were eating plants.  Wenibojo tased one.  it was wild rice!  He returned to his village to tell the people there about the special food.     The Ojibway still harvest rice today, but only as much as they need.  They always leave some sao that the ducks can eat.                                                                                                                              What is the best title for this story?
    • A. 

      "Wenibojo's Adventures in the Forest"

    • B. 

      "Why Ducks Like Wild Rice"

    • C. 

      "How the Ojibway Discovered Wild Rice"

    • D. 

      "the Eating Habits of the Ojibway"

  • 11. 
    Long ago, an Ojibway Indian named Wenibojo went on a long trip to the forest.  When he got hungry, he dug up the roots of a bush and ate them.  The roots tasted good, but they made him sick.     Wenibojo looked for something better to eat.  Suddenly he heard the sound of ducks nearby.  He followed the sounds to a beautiful lake, where the ducks were eating plants.  Wenibojo tased one.  it was wild rice!  He returned to his village to tell the people there about the special food.     The Ojibway still harvest rice today, but only as much as they need.  They always leave some sao that the ducks can eat.      The author probably told this story
    • A. 

      To warn people aobut eating roots.

    • B. 

      To tell about a part of the Ojibway heritage.

    • C. 

      To tell people to eat more wild rice.

    • D. 

      To tell people to be nice to ducks.

  • 12. 
    Long ago, an Ojibway Indian named Wenibojo went on a long trip to the forest.  When he got hungry, he dug up the roots of a bush and ate them.  The roots tasted good, but they made him sick.     Wenibojo looked for something better to eat.  Suddenly he heard the sound of ducks nearby.  He followed the sounds to a beautiful lake, where the ducks were eating plants.  Wenibojo tased one.  it was wild rice!  He returned to his village to tell the people there about the special food.     The Ojibway still harvest rice today, but only as much as they need.  They always leave some sao that the ducks can eat.        You can guess from this story that
    • A. 

      Wild rice grows on plants.

    • B. 

      Wild rice is harvested from the roots of a bush.

    • C. 

      Ducks are smarter than people.

    • D. 

      The Ojibway people eat wild rice only on special occasions.

  • 13. 
    Frogs have lived on this planet for millions of years.  But recently, scientists have noticed that certain types of frogs are disappearing.  Some species have even become extinct.  What's the problem?  Experts have two theories:
    • Ruined homes:  Many frogs live in ponds or other wet areas.  People have dried up these areas in order to build roads or buildings.  Some other frogs live in forests.  Many forests have been destroyed so that people can use the land.  That leaves fewer places for frogs to live.
    • Pollution:  Chemicals get into the ponds and lands where many frogs live.  Some scientists say the chemicals make frogs sick.
    In this story, the word theories mean
    • A. 

      Scientists.

    • B. 

      Lily pads.

    • C. 

      Habitats.

    • D. 

      Ideas.

  • 14. 
    Frogs have lived on this planet for millions of years.  But recently, scientists have noticed that certain types of frogs are disappearing.  Some species have even become extinct.  What's the problem?  Experts have two theories:
    • Ruined homes:  Many frogs live in ponds or other wet areas.  People have dried up these areas in order to build roads or buildings.  Some other frogs live in forests.  Many forests have been destroyed so that people can use the land.  That leaves fewer places for frogs to live.
    • Pollution:  Chemicals get into the ponds and lands where many frogs live.  Some scientists say the chemicals make frogs sick.                                                                                                                                                              
    This story is mostly about
    • A. 

      Why frogs are disappearing.

    • B. 

      Where frogs live.

    • C. 

      Scientists who study frogs.

    • D. 

      Pollution.

  • 15. 
    Frogs have lived on this planet for millions of years.  But recently, scientists have noticed that certain types of frogs are disappearing.  Some species have even become extinct.  What's the problem?  Experts have two theories:
    • Ruined homes:  Many frogs live in ponds or other wet areas.  People have dried up these areas in order to build roads or buildings.  Some other frogs live in forests.  Many forests have been destroyed so that people can use the land.  That leaves fewer places for frogs to live.
    • Pollution:  Chemicals get into the ponds and lands where many frogs live.  Some scientists say the chemicals make frogs sick.                                                                                                                                                                                     
    Frogs have fewer places to live because
    • A. 

      Scientists have chased them away.

    • B. 

      Oceans have dried up.

    • C. 

      People have destroyed their homes.

    • D. 

      Too many baby frogs have been born.

  • 16. 
    Frogs have lived on this planet for millions of years.  But recently, scientists have noticed that certain types of frogs are disappearing.  Some species have even become extinct.  What's the problem?  Experts have two theories:
    • Ruined homes:  Many frogs live in ponds or other wet areas.  People have dried up these areas in order to build roads or buildings.  Some other frogs live in forests.  Many forests have been destroyed so that people can use the land.  That leaves fewer places for frogs to live.
    • Pollution:  Chemicals get into the ponds and lands where many frogs live.  Some scientists say the chemicals make frogs sick.                                                                                                                                                             
    Which of these is an opinion?
    • A. 

      Some frogs lose their homes when ponds are dried up.

    • B. 

      People should never destroy frogs' homes.

    • C. 

      Some types of frogs have become extinct.

    • D. 

      Some frogs live in forests.

  • 17. 
    The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly I know an old lady who swallowed a fly. I don't know why she swallowed a fly. Perhaps she'll die. I know an old lady who swallowed a spider. It wiggled, and jiggled, and tickled inside her. She swallowed the spider to catch the fly. I don't know why she swallowed a fly. Maybe she'll die. I know an old lady who swallowed a bird. How absurd to swallow a bird! She swallowed the bird to catch the spider That wiggled, and jiggled, and tickled inside her. She swallowed the spider to catch the fly. I don't know why she swallowed the fly. I guess she'll die.                                                                                                                                                                                                    In this song, the word perhaps means
    • A. 

      Definitely.

    • B. 

      Maybe.

    • C. 

      Unlikely.

    • D. 

      Always.

  • 18. 
    The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly I know an old lady who swallowed a fly. I don't know why she swallowed a fly. Perhaps she'll die. I know an old lady who swallowed a spider. It wiggled, and jiggled, and tickled inside her. She swallowed the spider to catch the fly. I don't know why she swallowed a fly. Maybe she'll die. I know an old lady who swallowed a bird. How absurd to swallow a bird! She swallowed the bird to catch the spider That wiggled, and jiggled, and tickled inside her. She swallowed the spider to catch the fly. I don't know why she swallowed the fly. I guess she'll die.                                                                                                                                                                                                    The second item the old lady swallowed was
    • A. 

      A bird.

    • B. 

      A fly.

    • C. 

      A spider.

    • D. 

      A rat.

  • 19. 
    The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly I know an old lady who swallowed a fly. I don't know why she swallowed a fly. Perhaps she'll die. I know an old lady who swallowed a spider. It wiggled, and jiggled, and tickled inside her. She swallowed the spider to catch the fly. I don't know why she swallowed a fly. Maybe she'll die. I know an old lady who swallowed a bird. How absurd to swallow a bird! She swallowed the bird to catch the spider That wiggled, and jiggled, and tickled inside her. She swallowed the spider to catch the fly. I don't know why she swallowed the fly. I guess she'll die.                                                                                                                                                                                                    The next verse will probably tell
    • A. 

      Why the old lady swallowed the fly.

    • B. 

      Where the old lady lived.

    • C. 

      What the lady ate to catch the bird.

    • D. 

      What flies and spiders eat.

  • 20. 
    VOCABULARY - Which Word Is Missing? Cheetahs live on the plains of Africa.  Like the lions and the ______, the cheetah is a cat.  But don't be fooled:  Cheetahs are a lot bigger and faster than your pet kitten at home!
    • A. 

      Dog

    • B. 

      Leopard

    • C. 

      House

    • D. 

      Zebra

  • 21. 
    VOCABULARY - Which Word Is Missing? Cheetahs are meat eaters.  That means they have to ______ and kill smaller animals to survive.  Cheetahs often hunt gazelles.
    • A. 

      Wash

    • B. 

      Ride

    • C. 

      Stalk

    • D. 

      Defend

  • 22. 
    VOCABULARY - Which Word Is Missing? The gazelle is an animal that looks a little like a deer.  Gazelles are very fast runners.  Luckily for the cheetah, it is even more ______ than a gazelle.  Once a cheetah gets close to a gazelle, it can easily catch the creature and eat it.
    • A. 

      Hungry

    • B. 

      Pretty

    • C. 

      Swift

    • D. 

      Spotted

  • 23. 
    VOCABULARY - Which Word Is Missing? In fact, the cheetah is the fastest land animal in the world - faster than a grizzly bear or an Olympic athlete.  At top speed, a cheetah runs even faster than some people drive their cars.  Luckily, drivers don't have to deal with cheetahs racing down the ______.
    • A. 

      Cabin

    • B. 

      Highway

    • C. 

      Lawn

    • D. 

      River

  • 24. 
    VOCABULARY - Which Word Is Missing? Another big cat - the lion - is sometimes called the King of Beasts.  It lives in Africa, too.  Although cheetahs are faster than lions, lions are much bigger and more powerful.  What they lack in speed, they make up for in ______.  The lions really use its muscles.
    • A. 

      Strength

    • B. 

      Smell

    • C. 

      Humor

    • D. 

      Brains

  • 25. 
    VOCABULARY - Which Word Is Missing? A lion's big ______ might mean that it's showing you its teeth.  Or, it might be just tiring.  To stay as strong as they are, lions need a lot of rest.  Sometimes, they sleep 21 hours a day!
    • A. 

      Mane

    • B. 

      Yawn

    • C. 

      Muscle

    • D. 

      Cage