Reading Comprehension Paragraph Quiz: Questions And Answers

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How good are you in reading comprehension? Can you pass the quiz? Reading comprehension is your ability to understand the meaning of a text or paragraph. In this quiz, you are given several paragraphs. Read them carefully, and interpret their gist to answer the asked questions. All the best!


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  • 1. 

      Someone that I admire most is my mother. She is my idol. In my opinion, my mother is not only beautiful but also kind. In addition, she is a good housewife.Her beauty comes from her good looking physical appearance. She is average in height. Her straight, black hair is shiny. Furthermore, the color of her eyes is like honey. And her light brown skin is still very supple. She looks attractive in whatever clothes she wears.Besides her attractive appearance, my mother is very kind. She likes to help people. For example, whenever there are sick people in our neighborhood, she will give them a visit. She often gives food and drink to the unfortunate people. She pays the school fee of some orphans in the surroundings. And something that impresses me more is she doesn’t like other people to know whenever she does good deed.In addition, my mother is a good housewife. She takes care of her family well. For instance, she prepares all the healthy food for the whole family. She keeps the house clean and organized. She makes sure that the whole family’s need is fulfilled. She is a great mother and I love her very much.The text tells us about the writer’s ….. 

    • A.

      Great experience with his mother

    • B.

      Mother’s attractive appearance

    • C.

      Kindness to his mother

    • D.

      Favorite person

    Correct Answer
    C. Kindness to his mother
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "kindness to his mother". This is because the passage emphasizes the writer's admiration for their mother's kind nature and her willingness to help others. The writer mentions how their mother visits sick people in the neighborhood, gives food and drink to the less fortunate, and pays the school fees of orphans. The passage also highlights the mother's humility, as she prefers to keep her good deeds hidden from others. This demonstrates the writer's appreciation for their mother's kindness and generosity.

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  • 2. 

        Someone that I admire most is my mother. She is my idol. In my opinion, my mother is not only beautiful but also kind. In addition, she is a good housewife. Her beauty comes from her good looking physical appearance. She is average in height. Her straight, black hair is shiny. Furthermore, the color of her eyes is like honey. And her light brown skin is still very supple. She looks attractive in whatever clothes she wears. Besides her attractive appearance, my mother is very kind. She likes to help people. For example, whenever there are sick people in our neighborhood, she will give them a visit. She often gives food and drink to the unfortunate people. She pays the school fee of some orphans in the surroundings. And something that impresses me more is she doesn’t like other people to know whenever she does good deed. In addition, my mother is a good housewife. She takes care of her family well. For instance, she prepares all the healthy food for the whole family. She keeps the house clean and organized. She makes sure that the whole family’s need is fulfilled. She is a great mother and I love her very much. What is the main idea of the second paragraph?  

    • A.

      The writer admires her mother.

    • B.

      The writer’s mother is very attractive.

    • C.

      The writer’s mother has attractive clothes.

    • D.

      The writer is impressed with her mother’s kindness.

    Correct Answer
    A. The writer admires her mother.
    Explanation
    The main idea of the second paragraph is that the writer's mother is very attractive. The paragraph describes her physical appearance, highlighting her beauty and attractiveness. It mentions her height, hair, eyes, skin, and how she looks attractive in whatever clothes she wears.

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  • 3. 

      Someone that I admire most is my mother. She is my idol. In my opinion, my mother is not only beautiful but also kind. In addition, she is a good housewife.Her beauty comes from her good looking physical appearance. She is average in height. Her straight, black hair is shiny. Furthermore, the color of her eyes is like honey. And her light brown skin is still very supple. She looks attractive in whatever clothes she wears.Besides her attractive appearance, my mother is very kind. She likes to help people. For example, whenever there are sick people in our neighborhood, she will give them a visit. She often gives food and drink to the unfortunate people. She pays the school fee of some orphans in the surroundings. And something that impresses me more is she doesn’t like other people to know whenever she does good deed.In addition, my mother is a good housewife. She takes care of her family well. For instance, she prepares all the healthy food for the whole family. She keeps the house clean and organized. She makes sure that the whole family’s need is fulfilled. She is a great mother and I love her very much.Why does the writer say that her mother is a good housewife?Why does the writer say that her mother is a good housewife? 

    • A.

      She helps people in need.

    • B.

      She takes care of her family well.

    • C.

      She prepares food for the whole family.

    • D.

      She keeps the house clean and organized.

    Correct Answer
    B. She takes care of her family well.
    Explanation
    The writer says that her mother is a good housewife because she takes care of her family well. This is evident from the fact that she prepares all the healthy food for the whole family, keeps the house clean and organized, and ensures that the whole family's needs are fulfilled. This indicates that she is dedicated to providing for her family and creating a comfortable and nurturing home environment, which are important qualities of a good housewife.

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  • 4. 

             Once, there lived a hen called Red Feather because the color of her feather was red. One day, the fox caught the red feather and put it into a sack. He intended to bring the hen home and cooked it for dinner.       Suddenly, he saw a dove lying on the ground. The fox was delighted to find a dove, he thought of having a lot of food for dinner. He didn’t know that the dove was a friend of the red feather. The dove knew that the fox had caught the Red Feather. He wanted to help the red feather by pretending to have a broken wing and lying on the ground for the fox to catch.      The fox left the hen in the sack trying to catch the dove. As the fox got closer, the dove instantly flew away leaving the fox. Meanwhile the fox was busy trying to catch the dove; the hen released herself from the sack and ran away as fast as possible. The fox wasn’t able to catch the dove so he decided to stop chasing. But when the fox came back to his sack, how shocked he was to find the Red feather had already gone. Finally the fox realized that he had nothing for dinner. (Taken from 366 and More Fairy Tales, 1990)What would the fox do with the Red Feather? 

    • A.

      Eat it.

    • B.

      Help it.

    • C.

      Chase it.

    • D.

      Release it.

    Correct Answer
    A. Eat it.
    Explanation
    The fox would eat the Red Feather. This can be inferred from the sentence "He intended to bring the hen home and cooked it for dinner."

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  • 5. 

             Once, there lived a hen called Red Feather because the color of her feather was red. One day, the fox caught the red feather and put it into a sack. He intended to bring the hen home and cooked it for dinner.       Suddenly, he saw a dove lying on the ground. The fox was delighted to find a dove, he thought of having a lot of food for dinner. He didn’t know that the dove was a friend of the red feather. The dove knew that the fox had caught the Red Feather. He wanted to help the red feather by pretending to have a broken wing and lying on the ground for the fox to catch.      The fox left the hen in the sack trying to catch the dove. As the fox got closer, the dove instantly flew away leaving the fox. Meanwhile the fox was busy trying to catch the dove; the hen released herself from the sack and ran away as fast as possible. The fox wasn’t able to catch the dove so he decided to stop chasing. But when the fox came back to his sack, how shocked he was to find the Red feather had already gone. Finally the fox realized that he had nothing for dinner. (Taken from 366 and More Fairy Tales, 1990)What did the dove do to help the Red Feather? 

    • A.

      Took the hen and put it the sack.

    • B.

      Pretended to have a broken wing.

    • C.

      Brought the fox home and cooked it.

    • D.

      Released the hen free and flew away.

    Correct Answer
    B. Pretended to have a broken wing.
    Explanation
    The dove pretended to have a broken wing to distract the fox and protect the hen. By lying on the ground and appearing injured, the dove lured the fox's attention away from the hen, allowing her to free herself from the sack and escape. This selfless act of pretending to be injured showed the dove's loyalty and friendship towards the hen, ultimately saving her from being caught and cooked by the fox.

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  • 6. 

             Once, there lived a hen called Red Feather because the color of her feather was red. One day, the fox caught the red feather and put it into a sack. He intended to bring the hen home and cooked it for dinner.       Suddenly, he saw a dove lying on the ground. The fox was delighted to find a dove, he thought of having a lot of food for dinner. He didn’t know that the dove was a friend of the red feather. The dove knew that the fox had caught the Red Feather. He wanted to help the red feather by pretending to have a broken wing and lying on the ground for the fox to catch.      The fox left the hen in the sack trying to catch the dove. As the fox got closer, the dove instantly flew away leaving the fox. Meanwhile the fox was busy trying to catch the dove; the hen released herself from the sack and ran away as fast as possible. The fox wasn’t able to catch the dove so he decided to stop chasing. But when the fox came back to his sack, how shocked he was to find the Red feather had already gone. Finally the fox realized that he had nothing for dinner. (Taken from 366 and More Fairy Tales, 1990)What can we learn from the story above? 

    • A.

      Always believe in your friend.

    • B.

      A true friendship lasts forever.

    • C.

      No one can live without a friend.

    • D.

      A friend in need is a friend indeed.

    Correct Answer
    D. A friend in need is a friend indeed.
    Explanation
    The story illustrates the concept of true friendship and the importance of helping each other in times of need. The dove, despite being in danger itself, pretends to have a broken wing and sacrifices its own safety to save the hen. This selfless act demonstrates that a true friend is someone who is there for you when you need them the most. The phrase "A friend in need is a friend indeed" perfectly captures this moral lesson from the story.

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  • 7. 

      When I was seven years old, I was given a small wallet to keep my pocket money in. I felt so happy and put it in my hip pocket.One day, during the break time at school, I discovered that my wallet was missing. I checked it but I could not find it. There was some money in the wallet and without it I could not buy anything to eat. I was close to tears. It was not because of losing my precious wallet but because I might get  scolded by my parents. Anyhow I went hungry that day.In the class I could not concentrate well to study at all. I kept thinking about how I lost my wallet and what my parents would react. How was I going to explain the loss? I did not know whether someone had taken it from my pocket or it had merely fallen out. I hoped that someone would find and return it to me.When I told my mother about my loss, she was angry. She told me that it would not have happend if I had been careful. When my father came home, I got another anger.  Then he told me that there would not be any more wallets for me until I got older.Luckily, I still got pocket money from my parents. I am glad to say that I never lost anything again. I had learned to be more careful. It is not pleasant to lose something and then get scolded for losing it. (Adapted from www.englishdaily626.com) . “It was not because of losing my precious wallet but because I might      get scolded by my parents” (second paragraph).      The closest meaning of the underlined word is ….. 

    • A.

      Expensive

    • B.

      Luxurious

    • C.

      Valuable

    • D.

      Unique

    Correct Answer
    C. Valuable
    Explanation
    The correct answer is valuable. The passage states that the narrator was not upset about losing the wallet itself, but about the potential scolding from their parents. This suggests that the wallet was valuable to them because it contained money, which they needed to buy things. Therefore, the closest meaning of the underlined word is valuable.

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  • 8. 

      When I was seven years old, I was given a small wallet to keep my pocket money in. I felt so happy and put it in my hip pocket.One day, during the break time at school, I discovered that my wallet was missing. I checked it but I could not find it. There was some money in the wallet and without it I could not buy anything to eat. I was close to tears. It was not because of losing my precious wallet but because I might get  scolded by my parents. Anyhow I went hungry that day.In the class I could not concentrate well to study at all. I kept thinking about how I lost my wallet and what my parents would react. How was I going to explain the loss? I did not know whether someone had taken it from my pocket or it had merely fallen out. I hoped that someone would find and return it to me.When I told my mother about my loss, she was angry. She told me that it would not have happend if I had been careful. When my father came home, I got another anger.  Then he told me that there would not be any more wallets for me until I got older.Luckily, I still got pocket money from my parents. I am glad to say that I never lost anything again. I had learned to be more careful. It is not pleasant to lose something and then get scolded for losing it. (Adapted from www.englishdaily626.com) “I hoped that someone would find it and return it to me” (Paragraph       three). The underlined word refers to …. 

    • A.

      Lost

    • B.

      Fare

    • C.

      Pocket

    • D.

      Wallet

    Correct Answer
    D. Wallet
    Explanation
    The underlined word "it" refers to the wallet. The speaker is expressing their hope that someone would find the lost wallet and return it to them.

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  • 9. 

      When I was seven years old, I was given a small wallet to keep my pocket money in. I felt so happy and put it in my hip pocket.One day, during the break time at school, I discovered that my wallet was missing. I checked it but I could not find it. There was some money in the wallet and without it I could not buy anything to eat. I was close to tears. It was not because of losing my precious wallet but because I might get  scolded by my parents. Anyhow I went hungry that day.In the class I could not concentrate well to study at all. I kept thinking about how I lost my wallet and what my parents would react. How was I going to explain the loss? I did not know whether someone had taken it from my pocket or it had merely fallen out. I hoped that someone would find and return it to me.When I told my mother about my loss, she was angry. She told me that it would not have happend if I had been careful. When my father came home, I got another anger.  Then he told me that there would not be any more wallets for me until I got older.Luckily, I still got pocket money from my parents. I am glad to say that I never lost anything again. I had learned to be more careful. It is not pleasant to lose something and then get scolded for losing it. (Adapted from www.englishdaily626.com) Why is it difficult for the writer to concentrate on her study? 

    • A.

      He kept thinking about how his parents would react.

    • B.

      He still got pocket-money from his parents.

    • C.

      His father got angry with her.

    • D.

      He lost his wallet.

    Correct Answer
    A. He kept thinking about how his parents would react.
    Explanation
    The writer finds it difficult to concentrate on her study because she is preoccupied with thoughts of how her parents will react to her losing her wallet. She is worried about getting scolded by her parents and is anxious about the consequences of her actions. This distraction and fear of their reaction makes it hard for her to focus on her schoolwork.

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  • 10. 

      When I was seven years old, I was given a small wallet to keep my pocket money in. I felt so happy and put it in my hip pocket.One day, during the break time at school, I discovered that my wallet was missing. I checked it but I could not find it. There was some money in the wallet and without it I could not buy anything to eat. I was close to tears. It was not because of losing my precious wallet but because I might get  scolded by my parents. Anyhow I went hungry that day.In the class I could not concentrate well to study at all. I kept thinking about how I lost my wallet and what my parents would react. How was I going to explain the loss? I did not know whether someone had taken it from my pocket or it had merely fallen out. I hoped that someone would find and return it to me.When I told my mother about my loss, she was angry. She told me that it would not have happend if I had been careful. When my father came home, I got another anger.  Then he told me that there would not be any more wallets for me until I got older.Luckily, I still got pocket money from my parents. I am glad to say that I never lost anything again. I had learned to be more careful. It is not pleasant to lose something and then get scolded for losing it. (Adapted from www.englishdaily626.com) From the text above we can conclude that the writer …. 

    • A.

      Knew where he lost his wallet

    • B.

      Learns not to be careless anymore

    • C.

      Did not get pocket money anymore

    • D.

      Found the parents were glad about the loss

    Correct Answer
    B. Learns not to be careless anymore
    Explanation
    The writer learns not to be careless anymore. This can be inferred from the statement that the writer had learned to be more careful after losing the wallet and getting scolded by their parents. The experience of losing the wallet and facing the consequences of their carelessness likely taught the writer a valuable lesson about being more cautious in the future.

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  • 11. 

     Tips on Reading a Newspaper 
    1. Find a good, reliable, local newspaper.
    2. Make sure the newspaper is reputable, not a tabloid with gossip and false stories.
    • Read the headline of your newspaper and the featured pages and see if anything interests you.
    • If the front page story intrigues you, read it, and carry on inside the paper if it continues.
      1. When finished, go back to the front page and see if any other featured stories interest you.
    • Repeat the procedure above.
      1. When done with the front page, turn to the next page and see if any article there interests you.
    • If so, read it, and then carry on if it continues.
    1. Repeat until you have read all of the interesting articles or the entire newspaper. (Taken from www.wikihow.com)
    “Make sure the newspaper is reputable, not a tabloid with gossip and      false stories.” (Step 2).       The underlined word has the closest meaning to …. 

    • A.

      Respectable

    • B.

      Adaptable

    • C.

      Readable

    • D.

      Capable

    Correct Answer
    A. Respectable
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "respectable". In the given passage, it is advised to choose a newspaper that is reputable and not a tabloid with gossip and false stories. The word "respectable" means having a good reputation or being trustworthy, which aligns with the context of the passage.

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  • 12. 

     Tips on Reading a Newspaper 
    1. Find a good, reliable, local newspaper.
    2. Make sure the newspaper is reputable, not a tabloid with gossip and false stories.
    • Read the headline of your newspaper and the featured pages and see if anything interests you.
    • If the front page story intrigues you, read it, and carry on inside the paper if it continues.
      1. When finished, go back to the front page and see if any other featured stories interest you.
    • Repeat the procedure above.
      1. When done with the front page, turn to the next page and see if any article there interests you.
    • If so, read it, and then carry on if it continues.
    1. Repeat until you have read all of the interesting articles or the entire newspaper. (Taken from www.wikihow.com)
    . “If so, read it, and then carry on if it continues.” (Step 4)       What does the underlined word refer to? 

    • A.

      Procedure

    • B.

      Front page

    • C.

      Next page

    • D.

      Article

    Correct Answer
    D. Article
    Explanation
    The underlined word "it" refers to the article mentioned in the previous sentence.

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  • 13. 

     Tips on Reading a Newspaper 
    1. Find a good, reliable, local newspaper.
    2. Make sure the newspaper is reputable, not a tabloid with gossip and false stories.
    • Read the headline of your newspaper and the featured pages and see if anything interests you.
    • If the front page story intrigues you, read it, and carry on inside the paper if it continues.
      1. When finished, go back to the front page and see if any other featured stories interest you.
    • Repeat the procedure above.
      1. When done with the front page, turn to the next page and see if any article there interests you.
    • If so, read it, and then carry on if it continues.
    1. Repeat until you have read all of the interesting articles or the entire newspaper. (Taken from www.wikihow.com)
     The text is written to ….. 

    • A.

      Tell experience in reading a newspaper

    • B.

      Give tips on how to read a newspaper

    • C.

      Describe a good newspaper

    • D.

      Select a good newspaper

    Correct Answer
    B. Give tips on how to read a newspaper
    Explanation
    The given text provides tips on how to read a newspaper. It advises the reader to find a reputable local newspaper, avoid tabloids with false stories, and read the headline and featured pages to see if anything interests them. It suggests reading the front page story and continuing inside if it continues, and then going back to the front page to see if any other featured stories interest them. The text also recommends repeating this procedure for each page of the newspaper until all interesting articles have been read.

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  • 14. 

      Dragonflies are the fastest flying insects. They swoop over the streams and ponds up to 90 kilometers per hour. Meanwhile, damselflies have longer, thinner bodies and are more delicate, with a slow, flattering flight. The wings of the damselfly are almost transparent. They shimmer as the damselfly searches for small insects to eat. Dragonflies and damselflies live near water. They lay their eggs on plants. When they hatch, the young ones, called nymphs come out of the eggs. They feed on water creatures, and after two years the nymphs grow into adults. What does the text mostly talk about? 

    • A.

      Dragonflies and nymphs.

    • B.

      Dragonflies and damselflies.

    • C.

      Water creatures and flying insects.

    • D.

      Dragonflies and damselflies’ wings.

    Correct Answer
    B. Dragonflies and damselflies.
    Explanation
    The text mostly talks about dragonflies and damselflies. It describes their physical characteristics, flight patterns, habitat, and life cycle. It also mentions their wings and how they feed on small insects.

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  • 15. 

      Dragonflies are the fastest flying insects. They swoop over the streams and ponds up to 90 kilometers per hour. Meanwhile, damselflies have longer, thinner bodies and are more delicate, with a slow, flattering flight. The wings of the damselfly are almost transparent. They shimmer as the damselfly searches for small insects to eat. Dragonflies and damselflies live near water. They lay their eggs on plants. When they hatch, the young ones, called nymphs come out of the eggs. They feed on water creatures, and after two years the nymphs grow into adults. What is the main idea of the second paragraph? 

    • A.

      Dragonflies and damselflies lay eggs.

    • B.

      Dragonflies are the fastest flying insects.

    • C.

      Damselflies have longer and thinner bodies.

    • D.

      Dragonflies and damselflies live near water.

    Correct Answer
    D. Dragonflies and damselflies live near water.
    Explanation
    The main idea of the second paragraph is that dragonflies and damselflies live near water. This is supported by the information that they lay their eggs on plants near water, and the young ones, called nymphs, feed on water creatures.

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  • 16. 

      Dragonflies are the fastest flying insects. They swoop over the streams and ponds up to 90 kilometers per hour. Meanwhile, damselflies have longer, thinner bodies and are more delicate, with a slow, flattering flight. The wings of the damselfly are almost transparent. They shimmer as the damselfly searches for small insects to eat. Dragonflies and damselflies live near water. They lay their eggs on plants. When they hatch, the young ones, called nymphs come out of the eggs. They feed on water creatures, and after two years the nymphs grow into adults. . “When they hatch, the young ones, called nymphs come out of the eggs”       (Paragraph 2). The underlined word refers to …. 

    • A.

      Eggs

    • B.

      Plants

    • C.

      Dragonflies

    • D.

      Damselflies

    Correct Answer
    A. Eggs
    Explanation
    The underlined word "eggs" refers to the eggs mentioned earlier in the sentence. It is stating that when the eggs hatch, the young ones, called nymphs, come out of them.

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  • 17. 

      Dragonflies are the fastest flying insects. They swoop over the streams and ponds up to 90 kilometers per hour. Meanwhile, damselflies have longer, thinner bodies and are more delicate, with a slow, flattering flight. The wings of the damselfly are almost transparent. They shimmer as the damselfly searches for small insects to eat. Dragonflies and damselflies live near water. They lay their eggs on plants. When they hatch, the young ones, called nymphs come out of the eggs. They feed on water creatures, and after two years the nymphs grow into adults. How do damselflies search for insects to eat? 

    • A.

      They fly fast.

    • B.

      They shimmer.

    • C.

      They swoop over ponds.

    • D.

      They come out from the egg.

    Correct Answer
    B. They shimmer.
    Explanation
    Damselflies search for insects to eat by shimmering. The passage states that the wings of damselflies are almost transparent and shimmer as they search for small insects to eat. This suggests that the shimmering motion helps them locate and catch their prey. The other options mentioned in the question, such as flying fast, swooping over ponds, and coming out from the egg, are not directly related to how damselflies search for insects to eat.

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