Comprehension MCQ Quiz: Test!

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  • 1. 
    Read carefully the passages in each number and choose one of the best answers! The following passage is for questions 1 to 4. HUMMINGBIRDS Hummingbirds are amazing birds for many reasons.  They fly like helicopters: backward or floating in the air.  They move from side to side.  The hummingbirds zoom straight up into the sky or dive straight down.  They spin their wings in circles.  If their babies are in danger, they will even attack eagles.  To build nests, they will pick fuzz off your sweater. When they are awake, hummingbirds spend most of their day eating food.  Hummingbirds are always on a quest for insects to eat.  They need them for protein.  Hummingbirds are always looking for objects from which to drink the juice.  They fly into brightly-colored objects that they think are food.  Sometimes they even try to get juice from stop signs!  They also drink nectar from flowers.  Every day they visit up to 1,000 flowers to drink the juice! Hummingbirds have special tongues.  The fronts of their tongues are split in half.  They have sharp edges.  These edges help soak up the juice from flowers.  Their tongues lick flowers.  As they hunt for insects, this tongue grabs the bugs and insects quickly. Tongues, flying, and eating habits are just three of the things that make the hummingbird an unbelievable creature.
    • A. 

      They make a great deal of noise

    • B. 

      They can fly like a helicopter

    • C. 

      They can drink nectar

    • D. 

      Their tongue lick flowers

    • E. 

      They find many flowers everyday

  • 2. 
    Question from passage "Hummingbird": In the text, what does “a quest for insects” mean?
    • A. 

      Questions about

    • B. 

      Search

    • C. 

      Journey

    • D. 

      Ability

    • E. 

      Request

  • 3. 
    Question from the passage "Humming Bird": What is the author’s purpose for this passage?
    • A. 

      To entertain the reader with interesting hummingbird characteristics.

    • B. 

      To inform the reader about dangerous hummingbirds.

    • C. 

      To persuade the reader to purchase a hummingbird.

    • D. 

      To encourage the reader to keep insects in their garden.

    • E. 

      To show how smart the hummingbirds are.

  • 4. 
    Question from passage "Humming Bird": Which group of words best describes a hummingbird?
    • A. 

      Never moves

    • B. 

      Constantly moving

    • C. 

      Extremely slow

    • D. 

      Smart predator

    • E. 

      Endangered

  • 5. 
    The following passage is for question 5 to 8: MARSHA Marsha lived with her stepmother Minty and her father Moppy in a large mansion.  Her father had his own business and was often traveling across the country.  Marsha was left home with her stepmother and her two stepbrothers, Muddy and Mushy. Every morning the boys would yell at her and put dirty socks under her bed.  They would leave cookie crumbs on the floor of her bedroom.  They would use their muddy shoes to track dirt all over the floors in the hallway.  Their rooms would look like pigpens, and they would force Marsha to clean them before she went to school. One day while her father was away, she and her friend Maria had a wonderful idea.  They put on rubber gloves, went to the woods, and gathered poison ivy plants.  They smeared the leaves all over the sheets of Muddy and Mushy’s beds. That evening, the boys were up to their usual mean tricks.  Marsha just smiled and said, “Thanks guys, but now it’s my turn.” The very next morning, the boys woke up feeling very itchy.  Their mother suggested they stay home from school.  They did not want to miss the baseball game, though, so they grabbed their backpacks and ran out the door. As the day went on, they got more and more itchy.  They were sent to the nurse.  Muddy and Mushy had poison ivy all over their arms, legs, and bodies.  The nurse sent them home for two weeks. Marsha and Maria got them good, so they never bother Marsha again.  (Well, not as much anyway!) Question: Why was Marsha often left with her stepbrothers and stepmother?
    • A. 

      Her dad was on vacation in Hawaii.

    • B. 

      Her father was away on business.

    • C. 

      Her father liked to eat out.

    • D. 

      She liked being left home with them.

    • E. 

      She like being bullied by her stepbrothers.

  • 6. 
    Question from passage "Marsha": What is the closest meaning from "gathered"?
    • A. 

      Mixed together

    • B. 

      Collected

    • C. 

      Met

    • D. 

      Stay

    • E. 

      Spread

  • 7. 
    Question from passage "Marsha": Why did Marsha use rubber gloves?
    • A. 

      They were good for her skin.

    • B. 

      She and Maria wouldn’t get poisoned.

    • C. 

      They helped her with her homework.

    • D. 

      She didn’t want to touch her stepbrothers.

    • E. 

      They want to cook poison ivy

  • 8. 
     Question from passage "Marsha": What is this fairy tale most like?
    • A. 

      Jack and The Beanstalk

    • B. 

      Cinderella

    • C. 

      Sleeping Beauty

    • D. 

      Three Musketeers

    • E. 

      Three Billy Goats Gruff

  • 9. 
    The following passage are for 9 to 10. Have you ever had the flu? If you have, you know how miserable it can make you feel. Most kids will get the flu sometime during their school years. When you have the flu, you usually get a fever (which can be high), have a cough, feel very tired, and may have a sore throat as well. It can make you feel sick for a few days or for as long as a week. Sometimes, it can be hard to tell if you have the flu or a cold, but with the flu, you'll usually have a higher fever and feel much worse. The flu is a type of virus, which means medicine will only help the symptoms such as the cough and fever. For most kids, the flu comes and goes, but for some, it can be a serious illness. Most kids get the flu in the winter because germs spread more easily when kids are inside in settings such as classrooms. The best way to prevent yourself from getting the flu is to wash your hands often, keep your hands to yourself, and go to your doctor for the flu shot or mist. Questions: What is the best meaning of the word "symptoms" as used in the following sentence?
    • A. 

      Viruses

    • B. 

      Cold

    • C. 

      Signs

    • D. 

      Medicines

    • E. 

      Disease

  • 10. 
    Which of the following WOULD NOT help you in preventing the flu?
    • A. 

      Getting a flu shot or flu mist

    • B. 

      Washing your hands often

    • C. 

      Keeping your hands to yourself

    • D. 

      Shaking the hands of your classmates

    • E. 

      Eating nutritious food