The Quiz For Reading Comprehension

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Comprehension Quizzes & Trivia

Reading comprehension is one of the most important topics covered in the subject of language, as a person’s best way to reach fluency in a language and full educational growth is to be able to understand a piece of writing and be able to answer questions related to it. Can you do so?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Fort Knox , Kentucky, is the site of a U.S. army post, but it is even more renowned for the fort Knox Bullion Depository, the massive vault that contains the bulk of the U.S government’s gold deposits. Completed in 1936, the vault is housed in a two-story building constructed of granite, steel, and concrete; the vault itself is made of steel and concrete and has a door that weighs more than twenty tons. Naturally, the most  up-date security  device available are in the place at Fort Knox, and the army post nearby provides further protection. Which of the following best describe the topic of the passage?
    • A. 

      A. The city of Fort Knox Kentucky

    • B. 

      B. The federal gold depository

    • C. 

      C. The U.S army post at Fort Knox

    • D. 

      D. Gold bullion

  • 2. 
    Fort Knox , Kentucky, is the site of a U.S. army post, but it is even more renowned for the fort Knox Bullion Depository, the massive vault that contains the bulk of the U.S government’s gold deposits. Completed in 1936, the vault is housed in a two-story building constructed of granite, steel, and concrete; the vault itself is made of steel and concrete and has a door that weighs more than twenty tons. Naturally, the most  up-date security  device available are in the place at Fort Knox, and the army post nearby provides further protection. Which of the following would be the best title for this passage?
    • A. 

      A. The Massive Concrete Vault

    • B. 

      B. Fort Knox Security

    • C. 

      C. Where the U.S Keeps Its Gold

    • D. 

      D. A Visit to Kentucky

  • 3. 
    Williamsburg is historic city in Virginia situated on a peninsula between two rivers, the York and the James. It was settled by English colonists in 1633, twenty-six years after the first permanent English colony in America was settled at Jamestown. In the beginning of colony at Williamsburg was named Middle Plantation because of its location in the middle of  the  peninsula. The site for Williamsburg had been  selected by the colonists, because the soil drainage was better there the at the Jamestown location, and there were fewer mosquitoes. According to the passage, Williamsburg  is located
    • A. 

      A. on an island

    • B. 

      B. in the middle of a river

    • C. 

      C. where the York and the James meet

    • D. 

      D. on a piece of land with rivers on two sides

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      A. was settled in 1633

    • B. 

      B. was settled twenty-six years after Williamsburg

    • C. 

      C. was the first permanent English colony in America

    • D. 

      D. was originally named Middle Plantation

  • 5. 
    Williamsburg is historic city in Virginia situated on a peninsula between two rivers, the York and the James. It was settled by English colonists in 1633, twenty-six years after the first permanent English colony in America was settled at Jamestown. In the beginning of colony at Williamsburg was named Middle Plantation because of its location in the middle of  the  peninsula. The site for Williamsburg had been  selected by the colonists, because the soil drainage was better there the at the Jamestown location, and there were fewer mosquitoes. The passage states the name Middle Plantation
    • A. 

      A. is a more recent name than Williamsburg

    • B. 

      B. derived from the location of the colon y on the peninsula

    • C. 

      C. refers to the middle part of England that was home to the colonists

    • D. 

      D. was given to the new colony because it was located in the middle of several plantations

  • 6. 
    Another program instrumental in the popularization of science was Cosmos. The series broadcast on public television, dealt with topic and issues from varied fields of science. The principal writer and narrator of the program was Carl Sagan, a noted astronomer and Pulitzer  Price winning author. The paragraph preceding this passage most probably discusses
    • A. 

      A. a different scientific television series

    • B. 

      B. Carl Sagan’s scientific achievements

    • C. 

      C. the Pulitzer Price won by Carl Sagan

    • D. 

      D. public television

  • 7. 
    Another program instrumental in the popularization of science was Cosmos. The series broadcast on public television, dealt with topic and issues from varied fields of science. The principal writer and narrator of the program was Carl Sagan, a noted astronomer and Pulitzer  Price winning author. The paragraph following this passage most likely contains information on what?
    • A. 

      A. the popularity of science

    • B. 

      B. the program Cosmos

    • C. 

      C. topics and issues from various fields of science

    • D. 

      D. the astronomer Carl Sagan

  • 8. 
        One of the leading schools of psychological thought in the twentieth century is behaviorism the belief that the role of the psychologist is to study behavior, which is observable, rather than conscious or unconscious thought, which is not. Probably the best known proponent of behaviorism is B.F Skinner, who is famous for his research on how rewards and punishments influence behavior. He came to believe that positive reinforcement such as praise, food, or money were more effective in promoting good behavior than negative reinforcement, or punishment. In “behaviorism” in line 2, a psychologist is concerned with
    • A. 

      A. conscious thought patterns

    • B. 

      B. unconscious thought patterns

    • C. 

      C. observable actions

    • D. 

      D. unobservable actions

  • 9. 
        One of the leading schools of psychological thought in the twentieth century is behaviorism− the belief that the role of the psychologist is to study behavior, which is observable, rather than conscious or unconscious thought, which is not. Probably the best known proponent of behaviorism is B.F Skinner, who is famous for his research on how rewards and punishments influence behavior. He came to believe that positive reinforcement such as praise, food, or money were more effective in promoting good behavior than negative reinforcement, or punishment. What is “positive reinforcement” in line 7?
    • A. 

      A. A gift

    • B. 

      B. A reward

    • C. 

      C. A bribe

    • D. 

      D. A penalty

  • 10. 
        One of the leading schools of psychological thought in the twentieth century is behaviorism− the belief that the role of the psychologist is to study behavior, which is observable, rather than conscious or unconscious thought, which is not. Probably the best known proponent of behaviorism is B.F Skinner, who is famous for his research on how rewards and punishments influence behavior. He came to believe that positive reinforcement such as praise, food, or money were more effective in promoting good behavior than negative reinforcement, or punishment. What is “negative reinforcement” in line 9?
    • A. 

      A. A promotion

    • B. 

      B. A reward

    • C. 

      C. A surprise

    • D. 

      D. A punishment