Reading Worksheet 4th B Grade Boys

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Reading Worksheet 4th B Grade Boys - Quiz

28 Exercises
Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes
Follow the instructions of each exercise and choose one answer of the multiple choices.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    VOCABULARY   Directions Find the word or words with the same meaning as the underlined word. Click the circle next to the answer.   They are astronauts.

    • A.

      A.travelers in outer space

    • B.

      B.scientists who study plants

    • C.

      C.people who build trains

    • D.

      D.visitors from another state

    Correct Answer
    A. A.travelers in outer space
    Explanation
    The word "astronauts" refers to individuals who travel in outer space. Therefore, the word or words with the same meaning as "astronauts" are "travelers in outer space."

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  • 2. 

    VOCABULARY   Directions Find the word or words with the same meaning as the underlined word. Click the circle next to the answer.   We use the lunar calendar.

    • A.

      A.related to the stars

    • B.

      B.related to the moon

    • C.

      C.related to the planets

    • D.

      D.related to the sun

    Correct Answer
    B. B.related to the moon
    Explanation
    The word "lunar" is related to the moon. The lunar calendar is a calendar that is based on the moon's cycles. Therefore, option B, "related to the moon," has the same meaning as the underlined word.

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  • 3. 

    VOCABULARY   Directions Find the word or words with the same meaning as the underlined word. Click the circle next to the answer.   The module needs several repairs.

    • A.

      A.switch

    • B.

      B.surface

    • C.

      C.shudder

    • D.

      D.section

    Correct Answer
    D. D.section
    Explanation
    The word "module" refers to a distinct or separate part of something, often used to refer to a component or section of a larger system. Therefore, the word "section" has the same meaning as "module" in this context.

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  • 4. 

    VOCABULARY   Directions Find the word or words with the same meaning as the underlined word. Click the circle next to the answer.   The hatch blew open.

    • A.

      A.covered entrance

    • B.

      B.air passageway

    • C.

      C.locked cabinet

    • D.

      D.water barrel

    Correct Answer
    A. A.covered entrance
    Explanation
    The word "hatch" refers to a covered entrance that can be opened or closed. In this context, the word "blew open" indicates that the hatch was forcefully opened. Therefore, the word or words with the same meaning as "hatch" are "covered entrance."

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  • 5. 

    VOCABULARY   Directions Find the word or words with the same meaning as the underlined word. Click the circle next to the answer.   Mr. Stein is looking at the horizon.

    • A.

      A.location of planets as they move around the sun

    • B.

      B.pattern of unusual lights that streak across the sky

    • C.

      C.place where the sky seems to meet the earth

    • D.

      D.features that appear on the surface of the moon

    Correct Answer
    C. C.place where the sky seems to meet the earth
    Explanation
    The correct answer is C because the horizon refers to the place where the sky seems to meet the earth.

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  • 6. 

    VOCABULARY   Directions Find the word or words with the same meaning as the underlined word. Click the circle next to the answer.   I sat alone in the capsule.

    • A.

      A.part of an attic

    • B.

      B.part of an office

    • C.

      C.part of a rocket

    • D.

      D.part of a school

    Correct Answer
    C. C.part of a rocket
    Explanation
    The word "capsule" refers to a small, enclosed compartment or container. In this context, it is specifically referring to a part of a rocket.

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  • 7. 

    VOCABULARY   Directions Find the word or words with the same meaning as the underlined word. Click the circle next to the answer.   They had to quarantine the plants.

    • A.

      A.separate

    • B.

      B.display

    • C.

      C.harvest

    • D.

      D.process

    Correct Answer
    A. A.separate
    Explanation
    The word "quarantine" means to separate or isolate something, usually to prevent the spread of disease or contamination. In this context, the plants needed to be separated, possibly to prevent the spread of pests or diseases. Therefore, the word "separate" has the same meaning as "quarantine" in this sentence.

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  • 8. 

    WORD ANALYSIS   Directions Choose the correct meaning of the underlined word. Click the circle next to the answer.   Brad took a class in astronomy.

    • A.

      A.study of science fiction

    • B.

      B.study of living things

    • C.

      C.study of air flight

    • D.

      D.study of heavenly bodies

    Correct Answer
    D. D.study of heavenly bodies
    Explanation
    The correct answer is D because the word "astronomy" refers to the study of heavenly bodies such as stars, planets, and galaxies.

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  • 9. 

    WORD ANALYSIS   Directions Choose the correct meaning of the underlined word. Click the circle next to the answer.   I enjoy reading the astrology column in the newspaper.

    • A.

      A.study of science and technology

    • B.

      B.study of how the planets may influence life on Earth

    • C.

      C.study of how people travel from place to place

    • D.

      D.study of health and nutrition

    Correct Answer
    B. B.study of how the planets may influence life on Earth
    Explanation
    The correct answer is B because astrology is the study of how the planets may influence life on Earth.

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  • 10. 

    WORD ANALYSIS   Directions Choose the correct meaning of the underlined word. Click the circle next to the answer.   We saw an astrolabe in the museum.

    • A.

      A.old instrument used in measuring distance

    • B.

      B.old instrument used to find the position of stars

    • C.

      C.old instrument used in telling time

    • D.

      D.old instrument used in steering a ship

    Correct Answer
    B. B.old instrument used to find the position of stars
    Explanation
    The correct answer is B. An astrolabe is an old instrument used to find the position of stars.

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  • 11. 

    WORD ANALYSIS   Directions Choose the correct meaning of the underlined word. Click the circle next to the answer.   The astronomer attended the conference.

    • A.

      A.person who studies stars

    • B.

      B.person who names new types of trees

    • C.

      C.person who disputes horoscopes

    • D.

      D.person who builds ships

    Correct Answer
    A. A.person who studies stars
    Explanation
    The correct answer is A. The word "astronomer" refers to a person who studies stars.

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  • 12. 

    WORD ANALYSIS   Directions Choose the correct meaning of the underlined word. Click the circle next to the answer.   It was fun to watch the lunar eclipse.

    • A.

      A.having to do with the moon

    • B.

      B.having to do with clouds

    • C.

      C.having to do with the sun

    • D.

      D.having to do with the seasons

    Correct Answer
    A. A.having to do with the moon
    Explanation
    The word "lunar" is used to describe something that is related to the moon. In this context, the sentence is talking about watching a lunar eclipse, which is an astronomical event where the Earth blocks the sunlight from reaching the moon. Therefore, the correct meaning of the underlined word is "having to do with the moon."

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  • 13. 

    COMPREHENSION   Oceans Oceans are large bodies of water that cover more than seventy percent of Earth’s surface. While there are many seas, lakes, and rivers in the world, there are only five oceans. The Pacific is the largest ocean. It covers about one-third of Earth. It is so big that all of the land on Earth could fit into it! The Atlantic Ocean is also large. It is perhaps the busiest ocean for trade. Many ships filled with goods sail across it between Europe and the Americas. The Indian Ocean is much smaller than the Pacific and Atlantic. It has mostly calm waters except when storms called typhoons appear. The Arctic Ocean is the smallest of them all. It sits at the top of the world. It is very cold. Ice covers this ocean for much of the year. In the summer, the ice melts and breaks up into pieces that float on the water. They are called floes. The Southern Ocean is a new ocean. It was named by scientists in the year 2000. It is made up of parts of other oceans. The Southern Ocean surrounds the continent of Antarctica. Like the Arctic Ocean, it is very cold and has ice. The oceans of the world provide us with food and water. We get around by crossing them. Many people live along their coasts. Without the oceans, life on Earth would not exist. But we still have many things to learn about oceans. The bottom of the ocean floor is largely unexplored. Perhaps one day in the future we will know everything about the oceans of the world. Directions Choose the item that best answers the question about the selection you just read. Click the circle next to the answer.   Which ocean is the third largest?

    • A.

      A.the Southern Ocean

    • B.

      B.the Arctic Ocean

    • C.

      C.the Atlantic Ocean

    • D.

      D.the Indian Ocean

    Correct Answer
    D. D.the Indian Ocean
    Explanation
    The passage states that the Pacific Ocean is the largest, followed by the Atlantic Ocean. It then mentions that the Indian Ocean is much smaller than the Pacific and Atlantic, indicating that it is the third largest ocean. Therefore, the correct answer is D. the Indian Ocean.

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  • 14. 

    COMPREHENSION   Oceans Oceans are large bodies of water that cover more than seventy percent of Earth’s surface. While there are many seas, lakes, and rivers in the world, there are only five oceans. The Pacific is the largest ocean. It covers about one-third of Earth. It is so big that all of the land on Earth could fit into it! The Atlantic Ocean is also large. It is perhaps the busiest ocean for trade. Many ships filled with goods sail across it between Europe and the Americas. The Indian Ocean is much smaller than the Pacific and Atlantic. It has mostly calm waters except when storms called typhoons appear. The Arctic Ocean is the smallest of them all. It sits at the top of the world. It is very cold. Ice covers this ocean for much of the year. In the summer, the ice melts and breaks up into pieces that float on the water. They are called floes. The Southern Ocean is a new ocean. It was named by scientists in the year 2000. It is made up of parts of other oceans. The Southern Ocean surrounds the continent of Antarctica. Like the Arctic Ocean, it is very cold and has ice. The oceans of the world provide us with food and water. We get around by crossing them. Many people live along their coasts. Without the oceans, life on Earth would not exist. But we still have many things to learn about oceans. The bottom of the ocean floor is largely unexplored. Perhaps one day in the future we will know everything about the oceans of the world. Directions Choose the item that best answers the question about the selection you just read. Click the circle next to the answer.   How much of Earth’s surface is covered by the Pacific Ocean?

    • A.

      A.three-quarters

    • B.

      B.one-half

    • C.

      C.one-third

    • D.

      D.one-fourth

    Correct Answer
    C. C.one-third
    Explanation
    The explanation for the correct answer, C.one-third, is that the passage states that the Pacific Ocean covers about one-third of Earth's surface. This means that out of the total surface area of the Earth, one-third is covered by the Pacific Ocean.

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  • 15. 

    COMPREHENSION   Oceans Oceans are large bodies of water that cover more than seventy percent of Earth’s surface. While there are many seas, lakes, and rivers in the world, there are only five oceans. The Pacific is the largest ocean. It covers about one-third of Earth. It is so big that all of the land on Earth could fit into it! The Atlantic Ocean is also large. It is perhaps the busiest ocean for trade. Many ships filled with goods sail across it between Europe and the Americas. The Indian Ocean is much smaller than the Pacific and Atlantic. It has mostly calm waters except when storms called typhoons appear. The Arctic Ocean is the smallest of them all. It sits at the top of the world. It is very cold. Ice covers this ocean for much of the year. In the summer, the ice melts and breaks up into pieces that float on the water. They are called floes. The Southern Ocean is a new ocean. It was named by scientists in the year 2000. It is made up of parts of other oceans. The Southern Ocean surrounds the continent of Antarctica. Like the Arctic Ocean, it is very cold and has ice. The oceans of the world provide us with food and water. We get around by crossing them. Many people live along their coasts. Without the oceans, life on Earth would not exist. But we still have many things to learn about oceans. The bottom of the ocean floor is largely unexplored. Perhaps one day in the future we will know everything about the oceans of the world. Directions Choose the item that best answers the question about the selection you just read. Click the circle next to the answer.   The ocean with the deepest point is

    • A.

      A.the Atlantic Ocean.

    • B.

      B.the Indian Ocean.

    • C.

      C.the Pacific Ocean.

    • D.

      D.the Arctic Ocean.

    Correct Answer
    C. C.the Pacific Ocean.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the Pacific Ocean. This is because the passage states that the Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean, covering about one-third of Earth. It also mentions that the Pacific Ocean is so big that all of the land on Earth could fit into it. Since the Pacific Ocean is the largest and has the most area, it is likely to have the deepest point compared to the other oceans mentioned.

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  • 16. 

    COMPREHENSION   Oceans Oceans are large bodies of water that cover more than seventy percent of Earth’s surface. While there are many seas, lakes, and rivers in the world, there are only five oceans. The Pacific is the largest ocean. It covers about one-third of Earth. It is so big that all of the land on Earth could fit into it! The Atlantic Ocean is also large. It is perhaps the busiest ocean for trade. Many ships filled with goods sail across it between Europe and the Americas. The Indian Ocean is much smaller than the Pacific and Atlantic. It has mostly calm waters except when storms called typhoons appear. The Arctic Ocean is the smallest of them all. It sits at the top of the world. It is very cold. Ice covers this ocean for much of the year. In the summer, the ice melts and breaks up into pieces that float on the water. They are called floes. The Southern Ocean is a new ocean. It was named by scientists in the year 2000. It is made up of parts of other oceans. The Southern Ocean surrounds the continent of Antarctica. Like the Arctic Ocean, it is very cold and has ice. The oceans of the world provide us with food and water. We get around by crossing them. Many people live along their coasts. Without the oceans, life on Earth would not exist. But we still have many things to learn about oceans. The bottom of the ocean floor is largely unexplored. Perhaps one day in the future we will know everything about the oceans of the world. Directions Choose the item that best answers the question about the selection you just read. Click the circle next to the answer.   Which detail does not support the generalization that all the oceans of the world are important to our lives on Earth?

    • A.

      A.People get around by crossing oceans.

    • B.

      B.Many people live along the coasts of oceans.

    • C.

      C.Oceans provide us with food and water.

    • D.

      D.There are only five oceans on Earth.

    Correct Answer
    D. D.There are only five oceans on Earth.
    Explanation
    The detail that does not support the generalization is option D. The fact that there are only five oceans on Earth does not directly relate to the importance of oceans to our lives. The other options, A, B, and C, all provide reasons why oceans are important to us, such as transportation, coastal living, and the provision of food and water.

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  • 17. 

    COMPREHENSION   Oceans Oceans are large bodies of water that cover more than seventy percent of Earth’s surface. While there are many seas, lakes, and rivers in the world, there are only five oceans. The Pacific is the largest ocean. It covers about one-third of Earth. It is so big that all of the land on Earth could fit into it! The Atlantic Ocean is also large. It is perhaps the busiest ocean for trade. Many ships filled with goods sail across it between Europe and the Americas. The Indian Ocean is much smaller than the Pacific and Atlantic. It has mostly calm waters except when storms called typhoons appear. The Arctic Ocean is the smallest of them all. It sits at the top of the world. It is very cold. Ice covers this ocean for much of the year. In the summer, the ice melts and breaks up into pieces that float on the water. They are called floes. The Southern Ocean is a new ocean. It was named by scientists in the year 2000. It is made up of parts of other oceans. The Southern Ocean surrounds the continent of Antarctica. Like the Arctic Ocean, it is very cold and has ice. The oceans of the world provide us with food and water. We get around by crossing them. Many people live along their coasts. Without the oceans, life on Earth would not exist. But we still have many things to learn about oceans. The bottom of the ocean floor is largely unexplored. Perhaps one day in the future we will know everything about the oceans of the world. Directions Choose the item that best answers the question about the selection you just read. Click the circle next to the answer.   How much larger is the area of the Pacific Ocean than the Atlantic Ocean?

    • A.

      A.about 3,000 square miles

    • B.

      B.about 30,000 square miles

    • C.

      C.about 300,000 square miles

    • D.

      D.about 30,000,000 square miles

    Correct Answer
    D. D.about 30,000,000 square miles
    Explanation
    The given answer is D.about 30,000,000 square miles. The passage states that the Pacific Ocean covers about one-third of Earth's surface, while the Atlantic Ocean is also large but smaller than the Pacific. Since the Pacific Ocean is so big that all of the land on Earth could fit into it, it can be inferred that the area of the Pacific Ocean is significantly larger than the Atlantic Ocean. Therefore, option D, about 30,000,000 square miles, is the best answer.

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  • 18. 

    COMPREHENSION   Oceans Oceans are large bodies of water that cover more than seventy percent of Earth’s surface. While there are many seas, lakes, and rivers in the world, there are only five oceans. The Pacific is the largest ocean. It covers about one-third of Earth. It is so big that all of the land on Earth could fit into it! The Atlantic Ocean is also large. It is perhaps the busiest ocean for trade. Many ships filled with goods sail across it between Europe and the Americas. The Indian Ocean is much smaller than the Pacific and Atlantic. It has mostly calm waters except when storms called typhoons appear. The Arctic Ocean is the smallest of them all. It sits at the top of the world. It is very cold. Ice covers this ocean for much of the year. In the summer, the ice melts and breaks up into pieces that float on the water. They are called floes. The Southern Ocean is a new ocean. It was named by scientists in the year 2000. It is made up of parts of other oceans. The Southern Ocean surrounds the continent of Antarctica. Like the Arctic Ocean, it is very cold and has ice. The oceans of the world provide us with food and water. We get around by crossing them. Many people live along their coasts. Without the oceans, life on Earth would not exist. But we still have many things to learn about oceans. The bottom of the ocean floor is largely unexplored. Perhaps one day in the future we will know everything about the oceans of the world. Directions Choose the item that best answers the question about the selection you just read. Click the circle next to the answer.   Which two oceans have nearly the same depth?

    • A.

      A.the Indian and Arctic Oceans

    • B.

      B.the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans

    • C.

      C.the Arctic and Southern Oceans

    • D.

      D.the Indian and Southern Oceans

    Correct Answer
    D. D.the Indian and Southern Oceans
    Explanation
    The explanation for the correct answer is that the Indian and Southern Oceans have nearly the same depth. This information is not explicitly stated in the passage, but it can be inferred from the fact that both oceans are described as being very cold and having ice. This suggests that they are located in similar regions and therefore have similar depths.

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  • 19. 

    COMPREHENSION   Oceans Oceans are large bodies of water that cover more than seventy percent of Earth’s surface. While there are many seas, lakes, and rivers in the world, there are only five oceans. The Pacific is the largest ocean. It covers about one-third of Earth. It is so big that all of the land on Earth could fit into it! The Atlantic Ocean is also large. It is perhaps the busiest ocean for trade. Many ships filled with goods sail across it between Europe and the Americas. The Indian Ocean is much smaller than the Pacific and Atlantic. It has mostly calm waters except when storms called typhoons appear. The Arctic Ocean is the smallest of them all. It sits at the top of the world. It is very cold. Ice covers this ocean for much of the year. In the summer, the ice melts and breaks up into pieces that float on the water. They are called floes. The Southern Ocean is a new ocean. It was named by scientists in the year 2000. It is made up of parts of other oceans. The Southern Ocean surrounds the continent of Antarctica. Like the Arctic Ocean, it is very cold and has ice. The oceans of the world provide us with food and water. We get around by crossing them. Many people live along their coasts. Without the oceans, life on Earth would not exist. But we still have many things to learn about oceans. The bottom of the ocean floor is largely unexplored. Perhaps one day in the future we will know everything about the oceans of the world. Directions Choose the item that best answers the question about the selection you just read. Click the circle next to the answer.   Floes are

    • A.

      A.floating pieces of ice.

    • B.

      B.ice that covers an ocean.

    • C.

      C.ships on water.

    • D.

      D.land masses.

    Correct Answer
    A. A.floating pieces of ice.
    Explanation
    The passage states that "In the summer, the ice [in the Arctic Ocean] melts and breaks up into pieces that float on the water. They are called floes." This clearly indicates that floes are floating pieces of ice.

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    COMPREHENSION   Oceans Oceans are large bodies of water that cover more than seventy percent of Earth’s surface. While there are many seas, lakes, and rivers in the world, there are only five oceans. The Pacific is the largest ocean. It covers about one-third of Earth. It is so big that all of the land on Earth could fit into it! The Atlantic Ocean is also large. It is perhaps the busiest ocean for trade. Many ships filled with goods sail across it between Europe and the Americas. The Indian Ocean is much smaller than the Pacific and Atlantic. It has mostly calm waters except when storms called typhoons appear. The Arctic Ocean is the smallest of them all. It sits at the top of the world. It is very cold. Ice covers this ocean for much of the year. In the summer, the ice melts and breaks up into pieces that float on the water. They are called floes. The Southern Ocean is a new ocean. It was named by scientists in the year 2000. It is made up of parts of other oceans. The Southern Ocean surrounds the continent of Antarctica. Like the Arctic Ocean, it is very cold and has ice. The oceans of the world provide us with food and water. We get around by crossing them. Many people live along their coasts. Without the oceans, life on Earth would not exist. But we still have many things to learn about oceans. The bottom of the ocean floor is largely unexplored. Perhaps one day in the future we will know everything about the oceans of the world. Directions Choose the item that best answers the question about the selection you just read. Click the circle next to the answer.   What information is not shown on the chart?

    • A.

      A.ocean names

    • B.

      B.ocean areas

    • C.

      C.explorers of each ocean

    • D.

      D.each ocean’s deepest point

    Correct Answer
    C. C.explorers of each ocean
    Explanation
    The correct answer is C. The passage does not provide information about the explorers of each ocean. It only mentions the names of the oceans, their sizes, and some characteristics of each ocean.

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  • 21. 

    COMPREHENSION Last Inning It was the last inning of the big baseball game. The Tigers were winning over the Giants 2–1. The Giants were up at bat with two outs. Jim was on second base. He had hit a double. Then the next batter struck out. Now it was up to Jerry Smith to get a hit. If he didn’t, the game would be over, and the Giants would lose. Jerry was the smallest member of his team. He stepped up to home plate and swung his bat. The pitcher, Tommy Riley, smiled. He knew that Jerry wasn’t a good hitter. Most times at bat, he struck out. Tommy wound up for the pitch. It was a fastball. Jerry swung wildly at the ball. “Strike one!” cried the umpire from behind the plate. The other Giants shook their heads. They wished that anyone but Jerry were at bat right now. Jerry tried to stay calm. I’ll hit it this time, he thought to himself. Tommy’s smile looked mean now. Jerry felt that Tommy was making fun of him. He tried to stay focused. The pitch came. The ball went wide, but Jerry swung anyway and missed it. “Strike two!” cried the umpire. The smile on Tommy Riley’s face was huge. He looked around at the other Tigers and shook his head. They knew the game was about to end. They would be the winners. Jerry’s teammates looked sad and beaten. They did not think Jerry would hit the ball either. But Jerry didn’t give up. He was going to show them all. He calmed himself again as the pitcher got ready. He tried to relax his body. He took a couple of deep breaths. Then he leaned over the plate with his bat held high above his shoulder. Tommy threw the ball. It zipped straight over the plate. Jerry waited and swung. He smacked the ball hard. It sailed into the air. Tommy looked up in surprise as he watched it go over his head. Jim started running for third base. Jerry was so surprised that he didn’t even move! Then he heard his teammates yelling for him to run. He started for first base. By the time he got there, Jim was coming into home plate. The outfielder was running for the ball. With his teammates cheering him, Jerry kept running. He reached second base. And then he rounded third base. The outfielder threw the ball to Tommy, but not in time. Jerry came tearing across home plate. His teammates were cheering wildly. They had won the game! The other Giants gathered around Jerry. Mr. Lopez, their coach, pushed his way through the crowd. He gave Jerry a big hug. “Great work, Jerry!” he cried. “You did it, and I didn’t think you could.” It was Jerry’s turn to smile. “I guess I was the only one who knew I could,” he said. Directions Choose the item that best answers the question about the selection you just read. Click the circle next to the answer. What happens in the last inning when the Giants are at bat with two outs and a runner on second base?

    • A.

      A.Jerry Smith comes up to bat.

    • B.

      B.Tommy Riley enters the game to pitch.

    • C.

      C.Jim hits a double.

    • D.

      D.The next batter strikes out.

    Correct Answer
    A. A.Jerry Smith comes up to bat.
    Explanation
    Jerry Smith comes up to bat in the last inning when the Giants are at bat with two outs and a runner on second base.

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  • 22. 

    COMPREHENSION Last Inning It was the last inning of the big baseball game. The Tigers were winning over the Giants 2–1. The Giants were up at bat with two outs. Jim was on second base. He had hit a double. Then the next batter struck out. Now it was up to Jerry Smith to get a hit. If he didn’t, the game would be over, and the Giants would lose. Jerry was the smallest member of his team. He stepped up to home plate and swung his bat. The pitcher, Tommy Riley, smiled. He knew that Jerry wasn’t a good hitter. Most times at bat, he struck out. Tommy wound up for the pitch. It was a fastball. Jerry swung wildly at the ball. “Strike one!” cried the umpire from behind the plate. The other Giants shook their heads. They wished that anyone but Jerry were at bat right now. Jerry tried to stay calm. I’ll hit it this time, he thought to himself. Tommy’s smile looked mean now. Jerry felt that Tommy was making fun of him. He tried to stay focused. The pitch came. The ball went wide, but Jerry swung anyway and missed it. “Strike two!” cried the umpire. The smile on Tommy Riley’s face was huge. He looked around at the other Tigers and shook his head. They knew the game was about to end. They would be the winners. Jerry’s teammates looked sad and beaten. They did not think Jerry would hit the ball either. But Jerry didn’t give up. He was going to show them all. He calmed himself again as the pitcher got ready. He tried to relax his body. He took a couple of deep breaths. Then he leaned over the plate with his bat held high above his shoulder. Tommy threw the ball. It zipped straight over the plate. Jerry waited and swung. He smacked the ball hard. It sailed into the air. Tommy looked up in surprise as he watched it go over his head. Jim started running for third base. Jerry was so surprised that he didn’t even move! Then he heard his teammates yelling for him to run. He started for first base. By the time he got there, Jim was coming into home plate. The outfielder was running for the ball. With his teammates cheering him, Jerry kept running. He reached second base. And then he rounded third base. The outfielder threw the ball to Tommy, but not in time. Jerry came tearing across home plate. His teammates were cheering wildly. They had won the game! The other Giants gathered around Jerry. Mr. Lopez, their coach, pushed his way through the crowd. He gave Jerry a big hug. “Great work, Jerry!” he cried. “You did it, and I didn’t think you could.” It was Jerry’s turn to smile. “I guess I was the only one who knew I could,” he said. Directions Choose the item that best answers the question about the selection you just read. Click the circle next to the answer. Which event happens first?

    • A.

      A.Jerry hits a home run.

    • B.

      B.Coach Lopez hugs Jerry.

    • C.

      C.Jerry swings at two pitches and misses.

    • D.

      D.Jerry smacks the ball hard.

    Correct Answer
    C. C.Jerry swings at two pitches and misses.
    Explanation
    Jerry swinging at two pitches and missing happens before any of the other events mentioned in the passage.

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  • 23. 

    COMPREHENSION Last Inning It was the last inning of the big baseball game. The Tigers were winning over the Giants 2–1. The Giants were up at bat with two outs. Jim was on second base. He had hit a double. Then the next batter struck out. Now it was up to Jerry Smith to get a hit. If he didn’t, the game would be over, and the Giants would lose. Jerry was the smallest member of his team. He stepped up to home plate and swung his bat. The pitcher, Tommy Riley, smiled. He knew that Jerry wasn’t a good hitter. Most times at bat, he struck out. Tommy wound up for the pitch. It was a fastball. Jerry swung wildly at the ball. “Strike one!” cried the umpire from behind the plate. The other Giants shook their heads. They wished that anyone but Jerry were at bat right now. Jerry tried to stay calm. I’ll hit it this time, he thought to himself. Tommy’s smile looked mean now. Jerry felt that Tommy was making fun of him. He tried to stay focused. The pitch came. The ball went wide, but Jerry swung anyway and missed it. “Strike two!” cried the umpire. The smile on Tommy Riley’s face was huge. He looked around at the other Tigers and shook his head. They knew the game was about to end. They would be the winners. Jerry’s teammates looked sad and beaten. They did not think Jerry would hit the ball either. But Jerry didn’t give up. He was going to show them all. He calmed himself again as the pitcher got ready. He tried to relax his body. He took a couple of deep breaths. Then he leaned over the plate with his bat held high above his shoulder. Tommy threw the ball. It zipped straight over the plate. Jerry waited and swung. He smacked the ball hard. It sailed into the air. Tommy looked up in surprise as he watched it go over his head. Jim started running for third base. Jerry was so surprised that he didn’t even move! Then he heard his teammates yelling for him to run. He started for first base. By the time he got there, Jim was coming into home plate. The outfielder was running for the ball. With his teammates cheering him, Jerry kept running. He reached second base. And then he rounded third base. The outfielder threw the ball to Tommy, but not in time. Jerry came tearing across home plate. His teammates were cheering wildly. They had won the game! The other Giants gathered around Jerry. Mr. Lopez, their coach, pushed his way through the crowd. He gave Jerry a big hug. “Great work, Jerry!” he cried. “You did it, and I didn’t think you could.” It was Jerry’s turn to smile. “I guess I was the only one who knew I could,” he said. Directions Choose the item that best answers the question about the selection you just read. Click the circle next to the answer. How is Jerry different from his teammates?

    • A.

      A.He is a much better hitter than any of them.

    • B.

      B.He is afraid of the pitcher, and they are not.

    • C.

      C.He wants to win the game, and they do not.

    • D.

      D.He believes he can hit the ball, and they do not.

    Correct Answer
    D. D.He believes he can hit the ball, and they do not.
    Explanation
    Jerry is different from his teammates because he believes that he can hit the ball, while his teammates do not have the same belief. This is evident in the passage when Jerry stays focused and remains determined to hit the ball, even though his teammates and the pitcher do not think he can. Jerry's belief in himself ultimately leads to his success in hitting the ball and winning the game for his team.

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  • 24. 

    COMPREHENSION Last Inning It was the last inning of the big baseball game. The Tigers were winning over the Giants 2–1. The Giants were up at bat with two outs. Jim was on second base. He had hit a double. Then the next batter struck out. Now it was up to Jerry Smith to get a hit. If he didn’t, the game would be over, and the Giants would lose. Jerry was the smallest member of his team. He stepped up to home plate and swung his bat. The pitcher, Tommy Riley, smiled. He knew that Jerry wasn’t a good hitter. Most times at bat, he struck out. Tommy wound up for the pitch. It was a fastball. Jerry swung wildly at the ball. “Strike one!” cried the umpire from behind the plate. The other Giants shook their heads. They wished that anyone but Jerry were at bat right now. Jerry tried to stay calm. I’ll hit it this time, he thought to himself. Tommy’s smile looked mean now. Jerry felt that Tommy was making fun of him. He tried to stay focused. The pitch came. The ball went wide, but Jerry swung anyway and missed it. “Strike two!” cried the umpire. The smile on Tommy Riley’s face was huge. He looked around at the other Tigers and shook his head. They knew the game was about to end. They would be the winners. Jerry’s teammates looked sad and beaten. They did not think Jerry would hit the ball either. But Jerry didn’t give up. He was going to show them all. He calmed himself again as the pitcher got ready. He tried to relax his body. He took a couple of deep breaths. Then he leaned over the plate with his bat held high above his shoulder. Tommy threw the ball. It zipped straight over the plate. Jerry waited and swung. He smacked the ball hard. It sailed into the air. Tommy looked up in surprise as he watched it go over his head. Jim started running for third base. Jerry was so surprised that he didn’t even move! Then he heard his teammates yelling for him to run. He started for first base. By the time he got there, Jim was coming into home plate. The outfielder was running for the ball. With his teammates cheering him, Jerry kept running. He reached second base. And then he rounded third base. The outfielder threw the ball to Tommy, but not in time. Jerry came tearing across home plate. His teammates were cheering wildly. They had won the game! The other Giants gathered around Jerry. Mr. Lopez, their coach, pushed his way through the crowd. He gave Jerry a big hug. “Great work, Jerry!” he cried. “You did it, and I didn’t think you could.” It was Jerry’s turn to smile. “I guess I was the only one who knew I could,” he said. Directions Choose the item that best answers the question about the selection you just read. Click the circle next to the answer. The best word to describe Tommy Riley is

    • A.

      A.funny.

    • B.

      B.desperate.

    • C.

      C.overconfident.

    • D.

      D.angry.

    Correct Answer
    C. C.overconfident.
    Explanation
    Tommy Riley can be described as overconfident because he smiles and shakes his head when Jerry is at bat, indicating that he underestimates Jerry's abilities as a hitter. This is further supported by the fact that Jerry is the smallest member of his team and is known for striking out frequently. Tommy's overconfidence is also evident in his smile and mean look when Jerry misses the first two pitches. However, Jerry proves him wrong by hitting the ball and ultimately winning the game for his team.

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  • 25. 

    COMPREHENSION Last Inning It was the last inning of the big baseball game. The Tigers were winning over the Giants 2–1. The Giants were up at bat with two outs. Jim was on second base. He had hit a double. Then the next batter struck out. Now it was up to Jerry Smith to get a hit. If he didn’t, the game would be over, and the Giants would lose. Jerry was the smallest member of his team. He stepped up to home plate and swung his bat. The pitcher, Tommy Riley, smiled. He knew that Jerry wasn’t a good hitter. Most times at bat, he struck out. Tommy wound up for the pitch. It was a fastball. Jerry swung wildly at the ball. “Strike one!” cried the umpire from behind the plate. The other Giants shook their heads. They wished that anyone but Jerry were at bat right now. Jerry tried to stay calm. I’ll hit it this time, he thought to himself. Tommy’s smile looked mean now. Jerry felt that Tommy was making fun of him. He tried to stay focused. The pitch came. The ball went wide, but Jerry swung anyway and missed it. “Strike two!” cried the umpire. The smile on Tommy Riley’s face was huge. He looked around at the other Tigers and shook his head. They knew the game was about to end. They would be the winners. Jerry’s teammates looked sad and beaten. They did not think Jerry would hit the ball either. But Jerry didn’t give up. He was going to show them all. He calmed himself again as the pitcher got ready. He tried to relax his body. He took a couple of deep breaths. Then he leaned over the plate with his bat held high above his shoulder. Tommy threw the ball. It zipped straight over the plate. Jerry waited and swung. He smacked the ball hard. It sailed into the air. Tommy looked up in surprise as he watched it go over his head. Jim started running for third base. Jerry was so surprised that he didn’t even move! Then he heard his teammates yelling for him to run. He started for first base. By the time he got there, Jim was coming into home plate. The outfielder was running for the ball. With his teammates cheering him, Jerry kept running. He reached second base. And then he rounded third base. The outfielder threw the ball to Tommy, but not in time. Jerry came tearing across home plate. His teammates were cheering wildly. They had won the game! The other Giants gathered around Jerry. Mr. Lopez, their coach, pushed his way through the crowd. He gave Jerry a big hug. “Great work, Jerry!” he cried. “You did it, and I didn’t think you could.” It was Jerry’s turn to smile. “I guess I was the only one who knew I could,” he said. Directions Choose the item that best answers the question about the selection you just read. Click the circle next to the answer. Jerry surprises everyone when he hits a

    • A.

      A.single.

    • B.

      B.double.

    • C.

      C.triple.

    • D.

      D.home run.

    Correct Answer
    D. D.home run.
    Explanation
    Jerry surprises everyone when he hits a home run. In the passage, it is mentioned that Jerry is not a good hitter and most times he strikes out. The pitcher, Tommy, and the other Tigers did not think Jerry would hit the ball either. However, Jerry stays focused and smacks the ball hard, sending it over Tommy's head. Jerry's teammates cheer him on as he runs the bases and ultimately crosses home plate, winning the game. This unexpected success of hitting a home run surprises everyone, including his teammates and coach, who didn't think he could do it.

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  • 26. 

    COMPREHENSION Last Inning It was the last inning of the big baseball game. The Tigers were winning over the Giants 2–1. The Giants were up at bat with two outs. Jim was on second base. He had hit a double. Then the next batter struck out. Now it was up to Jerry Smith to get a hit. If he didn’t, the game would be over, and the Giants would lose. Jerry was the smallest member of his team. He stepped up to home plate and swung his bat. The pitcher, Tommy Riley, smiled. He knew that Jerry wasn’t a good hitter. Most times at bat, he struck out. Tommy wound up for the pitch. It was a fastball. Jerry swung wildly at the ball. “Strike one!” cried the umpire from behind the plate. The other Giants shook their heads. They wished that anyone but Jerry were at bat right now. Jerry tried to stay calm. I’ll hit it this time, he thought to himself. Tommy’s smile looked mean now. Jerry felt that Tommy was making fun of him. He tried to stay focused. The pitch came. The ball went wide, but Jerry swung anyway and missed it. “Strike two!” cried the umpire. The smile on Tommy Riley’s face was huge. He looked around at the other Tigers and shook his head. They knew the game was about to end. They would be the winners. Jerry’s teammates looked sad and beaten. They did not think Jerry would hit the ball either. But Jerry didn’t give up. He was going to show them all. He calmed himself again as the pitcher got ready. He tried to relax his body. He took a couple of deep breaths. Then he leaned over the plate with his bat held high above his shoulder. Tommy threw the ball. It zipped straight over the plate. Jerry waited and swung. He smacked the ball hard. It sailed into the air. Tommy looked up in surprise as he watched it go over his head. Jim started running for third base. Jerry was so surprised that he didn’t even move! Then he heard his teammates yelling for him to run. He started for first base. By the time he got there, Jim was coming into home plate. The outfielder was running for the ball. With his teammates cheering him, Jerry kept running. He reached second base. And then he rounded third base. The outfielder threw the ball to Tommy, but not in time. Jerry came tearing across home plate. His teammates were cheering wildly. They had won the game! The other Giants gathered around Jerry. Mr. Lopez, their coach, pushed his way through the crowd. He gave Jerry a big hug. “Great work, Jerry!” he cried. “You did it, and I didn’t think you could.” It was Jerry’s turn to smile. “I guess I was the only one who knew I could,” he said. Directions Choose the item that best answers the question about the selection you just read. Click the circle next to the answer. What does Jerry do just before he gets the third pitch?

    • A.

      A.He relaxes and takes some deep breaths.

    • B.

      B.He looks at his mother in the stands

    • C.

      C.He starts for first base.

    • D.

      D.He looks at his coach for a sign.

    Correct Answer
    A. A.He relaxes and takes some deep breaths.
    Explanation
    Jerry relaxes and takes some deep breaths just before he gets the third pitch. This is mentioned in the passage when it says, "He calmed himself again as the pitcher got ready. He tried to relax his body. He took a couple of deep breaths." This shows that Jerry is trying to stay focused and composed before facing the pitch.

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  • 27. 

    COMPREHENSION Last Inning It was the last inning of the big baseball game. The Tigers were winning over the Giants 2–1. The Giants were up at bat with two outs. Jim was on second base. He had hit a double. Then the next batter struck out. Now it was up to Jerry Smith to get a hit. If he didn’t, the game would be over, and the Giants would lose. Jerry was the smallest member of his team. He stepped up to home plate and swung his bat. The pitcher, Tommy Riley, smiled. He knew that Jerry wasn’t a good hitter. Most times at bat, he struck out. Tommy wound up for the pitch. It was a fastball. Jerry swung wildly at the ball. “Strike one!” cried the umpire from behind the plate. The other Giants shook their heads. They wished that anyone but Jerry were at bat right now. Jerry tried to stay calm. I’ll hit it this time, he thought to himself. Tommy’s smile looked mean now. Jerry felt that Tommy was making fun of him. He tried to stay focused. The pitch came. The ball went wide, but Jerry swung anyway and missed it. “Strike two!” cried the umpire. The smile on Tommy Riley’s face was huge. He looked around at the other Tigers and shook his head. They knew the game was about to end. They would be the winners. Jerry’s teammates looked sad and beaten. They did not think Jerry would hit the ball either. But Jerry didn’t give up. He was going to show them all. He calmed himself again as the pitcher got ready. He tried to relax his body. He took a couple of deep breaths. Then he leaned over the plate with his bat held high above his shoulder. Tommy threw the ball. It zipped straight over the plate. Jerry waited and swung. He smacked the ball hard. It sailed into the air. Tommy looked up in surprise as he watched it go over his head. Jim started running for third base. Jerry was so surprised that he didn’t even move! Then he heard his teammates yelling for him to run. He started for first base. By the time he got there, Jim was coming into home plate. The outfielder was running for the ball. With his teammates cheering him, Jerry kept running. He reached second base. And then he rounded third base. The outfielder threw the ball to Tommy, but not in time. Jerry came tearing across home plate. His teammates were cheering wildly. They had won the game! The other Giants gathered around Jerry. Mr. Lopez, their coach, pushed his way through the crowd. He gave Jerry a big hug. “Great work, Jerry!” he cried. “You did it, and I didn’t think you could.” It was Jerry’s turn to smile. “I guess I was the only one who knew I could,” he said. Directions Choose the item that best answers the question about the selection you just read. Click the circle next to the answer. What does Jerry do just after he hits the ball?

    • A.

      A.He races around the bases.

    • B.

      B.He tells his coach he knew he could do it.

    • C.

      C.He stands still in surprise.

    • D.

      D.He hugs his coach and teammates.

    Correct Answer
    C. C.He stands still in surprise.
    Explanation
    After Jerry hits the ball, he stands still in surprise. This is evident from the text when it says, "Jerry was so surprised that he didn’t even move! Then he heard his teammates yelling for him to run." This shows that Jerry's initial reaction was to stand still in surprise before his teammates urged him to run.

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  • 28. 

    COMPREHENSION Last Inning It was the last inning of the big baseball game. The Tigers were winning over the Giants 2–1. The Giants were up at bat with two outs. Jim was on second base. He had hit a double. Then the next batter struck out. Now it was up to Jerry Smith to get a hit. If he didn’t, the game would be over, and the Giants would lose. Jerry was the smallest member of his team. He stepped up to home plate and swung his bat. The pitcher, Tommy Riley, smiled. He knew that Jerry wasn’t a good hitter. Most times at bat, he struck out. Tommy wound up for the pitch. It was a fastball. Jerry swung wildly at the ball. “Strike one!” cried the umpire from behind the plate. The other Giants shook their heads. They wished that anyone but Jerry were at bat right now. Jerry tried to stay calm. I’ll hit it this time, he thought to himself. Tommy’s smile looked mean now. Jerry felt that Tommy was making fun of him. He tried to stay focused. The pitch came. The ball went wide, but Jerry swung anyway and missed it. “Strike two!” cried the umpire. The smile on Tommy Riley’s face was huge. He looked around at the other Tigers and shook his head. They knew the game was about to end. They would be the winners. Jerry’s teammates looked sad and beaten. They did not think Jerry would hit the ball either. But Jerry didn’t give up. He was going to show them all. He calmed himself again as the pitcher got ready. He tried to relax his body. He took a couple of deep breaths. Then he leaned over the plate with his bat held high above his shoulder. Tommy threw the ball. It zipped straight over the plate. Jerry waited and swung. He smacked the ball hard. It sailed into the air. Tommy looked up in surprise as he watched it go over his head. Jim started running for third base. Jerry was so surprised that he didn’t even move! Then he heard his teammates yelling for him to run. He started for first base. By the time he got there, Jim was coming into home plate. The outfielder was running for the ball. With his teammates cheering him, Jerry kept running. He reached second base. And then he rounded third base. The outfielder threw the ball to Tommy, but not in time. Jerry came tearing across home plate. His teammates were cheering wildly. They had won the game! The other Giants gathered around Jerry. Mr. Lopez, their coach, pushed his way through the crowd. He gave Jerry a big hug. “Great work, Jerry!” he cried. “You did it, and I didn’t think you could.” It was Jerry’s turn to smile. “I guess I was the only one who knew I could,” he said. Directions Choose the item that best answers the question about the selection you just read. Click the circle next to the answer. Which event happens last?

    • A.

      A.Jerry tears across home plate.

    • B.

      B.Jerry smiles and says he knew he could do it.

    • C.

      C.The other Giants crowd around Jerry.

    • D.

      D.Coach Lopez gives Jerry a big hug.

    Correct Answer
    B. B.Jerry smiles and says he knew he could do it.
    Explanation
    Jerry tearing across home plate is the last event described in the passage. After Jerry hits the ball and starts running, he reaches second base, rounds third base, and finally tears across home plate. The event of Jerry smiling and saying he knew he could do it is mentioned after this sequence of events. Therefore, option B is the correct answer.

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