Grade 5 Reading Comprehension Exercises

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Grade 5 Reading Comprehension Exercises - Quiz

Hey, are you studying in grade 5th or simply someone looking for new and easy reading comprehension exercises to practice? You've arrived at the right place. Try the below quiz that contains short English passages and test your reading comprehension skills, which is the ability to read the text and understand extract information with meaning. So, carefully read all the passages given in each question and give correct answers. Take up the quiz, buddy, and assess the sharpness of your mind.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Janice bought a new pair of shoes from the mall today. They were pink with silver buckles. When Janice got home, her mom wanted to see her new shoes, so Janice __________________

    • A.

      Eat dinner

    • B.

      Tried them on for her

    • C.

      Stay inside with her family

    • D.

      Quizzed her on the spelling words

    Correct Answer
    B. Tried them on for her
    Explanation
    Janice's mom wanted to see her new shoes, so Janice tried them on for her.

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  • 2. 

    Sandra loves to cook spaghetti with meatballs. Her mother helps her mix the sauce so that it will taste just right. Sandra put the noodles in the water, and waits for it to boil. Now her family can _________________________ .

    • A.

      Eat dinner

    • B.

      Quizzed her on the spelling words

    • C.

      Stay inside with her family

    • D.

      Go to the post office

    Correct Answer
    A. Eat dinner
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "eat dinner" because the previous sentences mention Sandra cooking spaghetti with meatballs and her mother helping her mix the sauce. Sandra then puts the noodles in the water and waits for it to boil, indicating that she is preparing dinner. Therefore, the logical next step for her family would be to eat dinner.

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  • 3. 

    “Do you want me to quiz you?” Sarah’s mother asked. “I don’t know.” Sarah replied. “I studied the list three times last night. I think I can spell all the words correctly.” “Better safe than sorry,” Sarah’s mom said. “And you have plenty of time before the bus comes.” Sarah’s mom decided to

    • A.

      Tried them on for her

    • B.

      Stay inside with her family

    • C.

      Go to the post office

    • D.

      Quizzed her on the spelling words

    Correct Answer
    D. Quizzed her on the spelling words
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "quizzed her on the spelling words" because Sarah's mother offered to quiz her and Sarah mentioned that she had studied the list three times and believed she could spell all the words correctly. Therefore, it can be inferred that Sarah's mother decided to quiz her on the spelling words to ensure that she was prepared.

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  • 4. 

    Finding the Main Idea.          -  James and his sister, Anna, went to the carnival on Saturday. They rode the merry-go-round, the roller coaster, and the Ferris wheel. James ate popcorn and a hot dog. Anna drank lemonade and ate an apple. They saw many exciting shows. They were tired when they went home. - What is the main idea?

    • A.

      James and Anna are hungry.

    • B.

      The merry-go-round was broken.

    • C.

      James and Anna did many things at the carnival.

    • D.

      The carnival was on Saturday.

    Correct Answer
    C. James and Anna did many things at the carnival.
    Explanation
    The main idea of the passage is that James and Anna did many things at the carnival. The passage describes their activities such as riding the merry-go-round, roller coaster, and Ferris wheel, as well as eating popcorn, hot dogs, and lemonade. It also mentions that they saw many exciting shows. The main focus of the passage is on the various activities and experiences James and Anna had at the carnival.

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  • 5. 

    The Storm The rain began early in the morning. It fell as hard drops, morning. It fell as hard drops, one after another. The sky one after another. The sky was full of dark purple clouds. Thunder began as a soft rumble and became louder and louder. Lightning crashed every few minutes, making the sky a brilliant white. What is the main idea of the story?

    • A.

      The farms needed the rain.

    • B.

      Lightning made the sky bright.

    • C.

      The thunder hurt the people’s ears.

    • D.

      The storm was very strong.

    Correct Answer
    D. The storm was very strong.
    Explanation
    The main idea of the story is that the storm was very strong. This is evident from the description of the rain falling hard, the dark purple clouds, the loud thunder, and the frequent lightning crashes. The author emphasizes the intensity of the storm by using words like "hard drops," "brilliant white," and "louder and louder." This suggests that the storm was powerful and had a significant impact.

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  • 6. 

    The wind blew through his hair as the boy watched the clouds roll in. He decided it was time to ride home. What is the boy doing?

    • A.

      Eating breakfast

    • B.

      Riding his bike

    • C.

      Sailing

    • D.

      Bathing

    Correct Answer
    B. Riding his bike
    Explanation
    The boy is riding his bike. This can be inferred from the statement "He decided it was time to ride home." which indicates that the boy is currently riding his bike.

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  • 7. 

    It was raining outside. Sue got out of bed and got dressed for school. Then, she ate breakfast and grabbed her backpack. Before Sue left the house, she probably ___________________.

    • A.

      Got her sunglasses.

    • B.

      Picked up her umbrella.

    • C.

      Made a sandwich.

    • D.

      Cooked the food

    Correct Answer
    B. Picked up her umbrella.
    Explanation
    Since it was raining outside, Sue would most likely pick up her umbrella before leaving the house to protect herself from getting wet.

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  • 8. 

    Read carefully the following text. My Cat Sam I have a cat called Sam. I like him very much. He climb up trees and then jump down. He makes many noises when he is hungry. He likes to eat tuna fish and drinks water. He is orange and small. What is the name of the cat?

    • A.

      Whiskers

    • B.

      Patitas

    • C.

      Sam

    • D.

      Not clear

    Correct Answer
    C. Sam
    Explanation
    The name of the cat is Sam because the text explicitly states "I have a cat called Sam."

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  • 9. 

      My Cat Sam I have a cat called Sam. I like him very much. He climb up trees and then jump down. He makes many noises when he is hungry. He likes to eat tuna fish and drinks water. He is orange and small. What color is Sam?

    • A.

      Black and orange.

    • B.

      Orange

    • C.

      White

    • D.

      Black

    Correct Answer
    B. Orange
    Explanation
    Based on the given information, the color of the cat named Sam is described as orange.

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  • 10. 

    My Cat Sam I have a cat called Sam. I like him very much. He climb up trees and then jump down. He makes many noises when he is hungry. He likes to eat tuna fish and drinks water. He is orange and small. What can he do?

    • A.

      Climb and dance.

    • B.

      Jump and sleep.

    • C.

      Climb and jump.

    • D.

      Jump

    Correct Answer
    C. Climb and jump.
    Explanation
    Based on the information provided, the cat named Sam can climb up trees and jump down. This is evident from the statement "He climb up trees and then jump down." Therefore, the correct answer is "Climb and jump."

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