English Comprehension Passages Quiz

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English Comprehension Passages Quiz

Take the online quiz and practice with our comprehension passages. Pursue the text for specific details and answer the multiple choice questions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which one of the following best expresses the main idea of the passage?
    • A. 

      Companies should include both introverted and extroverted workers on teams

    • B. 

      There are advantages to being sensitive and introverted

    • C. 

      Children who are sensitive are more deliberate when playing a game

    • D. 

      Introverts simply prefer less stimulation than others do

  • 2. 
    According to the passage, children with sensitive temperaments are more likely to be which of the following?
    • A. 

      Empathetic

    • B. 

      Risk-taking

    • C. 

      Antisocial

    • D. 

      Noisy

  • 3. 
    According to the passage, the partnership between Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak is an example of which of the following?
    • A. 

      The negative consequences of a mixture of different personality types in the workplace

    • B. 

      A successful collaboration between two introverts

    • C. 

      A successful collaboration between an introvert and an extrovert

    • D. 

      A combination of people who should "run the world"

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is the best summary of the second paragraph?
    • A. 

      Some children respond more dramatically than others to unfamiliar and startling events

    • B. 

      Observing how children respond to stimuli is the best way to study different kinds of social behavior

    • C. 

      Children who are perceived as "shy" are actually more sensitive than other children to stimuli in their environments

    • D. 

      If sensitivity in a child is not corrected by around age 2, that child will grow up to be an oversensitive adult

  • 5. 
    Based on the passage, which of the following activities would an introvert most likely prefer?
    • A. 

      Enjoying a quiet dinner with a handful of friends

    • B. 

      Going alone to a club to enjoy loud dance music

    • C. 

      Accompanying one friend to a crowded street festival

    • D. 

      Participating solo in a sport called "extreme ice-slope surfing"

  • 6. 
    According to the passage, which of the following is an effect of rear-wheel steering on a forklift?
    • A. 

      The front wheels carry most of the load

    • B. 

      The driver may have some difficulty in controlling the forklift

    • C. 

      There is a danger that the forklift will tip over

    • D. 

      The forklift driver may have little visibility

  • 7. 
    Which one of the following identifies a pair of things or ideas between which the author draws a contrast?
    • A. 

      Driving a forklift and driving a car

    • B. 

      The turning radius of a forklift and the turning radius of a car

    • C. 

      A warehouse with clearly marked aisles, and a highway with clearly marked lanes

    • D. 

      Driving a  forklift in reverse and walking backward

  • 8. 
    Together, the passage and the graphic support which of the following conclusions?
    • A. 

      A forklift should never carry a load taller than the forklift itself

    • B. 

      A forklift should travel backward only when traveling downhill

    • C. 

      A forklift cannot drive uphill unless it is carrying a load

    • D. 

      A forklift that is traveling downhill with a heavy load should travel backward

  • 9. 
    Which of the following best describes the author's purpose?
    • A. 

      To inform drivers of cars about the differences between driving a car and driving a forklift

    • B. 

      To warn the general public about the dangers of forklifts

    • C. 

      To explain safe practices to forklift drivers

    • D. 

      To describe the difference between skilled and unskilled forklift drivers

  • 10. 
    Which of the following best describes the organization of the passage?
    • A. 

      The author lists potential dangers of forklift driving and explains how to avoid them

    • B. 

      The author states that forklift driving is dangerous and gives examples of forklift accidents to support that idea

    • C. 

      The author lists the features of forklifts and describes their benefits

    • D. 

      The author explains the pros and cons of forklift driving to present a balanced picture of the value of forklifts.

  • 11. 
    The author of passage 1 most likely notes that the majority of GMO crops are cultivated by "small, resource-poor farmers in developing countries" in order to
    • A. 

      Highlight how GMO foods can be harmful to struggling farmers

    • B. 

      Suggest that GMO foods can be beneficial for struggling farmers

    • C. 

      Illustrate how GMO foods can be more expensive for consumers

    • D. 

      Explain why GMO crops often fail

  • 12. 
    Passage 2 is primarily concerned with
    • A. 

      The uses and misuses of GMO foods

    • B. 

      The origin and development of GMO foods

    • C. 

      The unexpected benefits of GMO foods

    • D. 

      The safety and reliability of GMO foods

  • 13. 
    What can be inferred from the first paragraph of passage 2?
    • A. 

      American physicians, as a group, are completely unaware of the potential dangers of GMOs

    • B. 

      The labels of some foods containing GMO ingredients do not indicate that the products contain genetically modified ingredients

    • C. 

      GMO foods have been proven to cause certain chronic conditions

    • D. 

      Independent safety testing has been completed for most GMO foods

  • 14. 
    The two passages primarily disagree about whether or not
    • A. 

      GMO foods can help support a growing world population

    • B. 

      GMO foods are better able to withstand drought and insect infestation than natural foods

    • C. 

      GMO foods are largely a positive development for global food production

    • D. 

      Scientists who study GMO foods are worthy of recognition

  • 15. 
    Passage 2 cites the example of a major crop failure in South Africa to illustrate the dangers of planting with GMO seeds. Which paragraph in passage 1 provides a counterexample that weakens this position?
    • A. 

      Paragraph 1

    • B. 

      Paragraph 2

    • C. 

      Paragraph 4

    • D. 

      Paragraph 5

  • 16. 
    Who is the narrator in this passage?
    • A. 

      A servant

    • B. 

      A hired plowboy

    • C. 

      A young horse

    • D. 

      A child

  • 17. 
    What is the setting of the story?
    • A. 

      A town

    • B. 

      A racetrack

    • C. 

      A forest

    • D. 

      A farm

  • 18. 
    The narrator's account of his youth can best be described as
    • A. 

      Melancholy

    • B. 

      Contented

    • C. 

      Regretful

    • D. 

      Humorous

  • 19. 
    The narrator would most likely describe the master in this story as
    • A. 

      Affectionate and protective

    • B. 

      Arrogant and abusive

    • C. 

      Playful and light-hearted

    • D. 

      Bold and aggressive

  • 20. 
    The mother's speech in paragraph 3 most likely serves to
    • A. 

      Correct the narrator for playing too roughly

    • B. 

      Assure the narrator will grow up to win races like his grandfather

    • C. 

      Reprimand the narrator for insulting the master

    • D. 

      Accuse the narrator of stealing blackberries

  • 21. 
    A student in ______________ diagnosed with strep throat
    • A. 

      You're child's class has ben

    • B. 

      Your child's class have been

    • C. 

      Your children's class has been,

    • D. 

      Your child's class has been

  • 22. 
    Watch your child for strep ______________ sore throat, fever, swollen glands, and headache.
    • A. 

      Symptoms. Such as

    • B. 

      Symptoms, the best known are

    • C. 

      Symptoms, such as

    • D. 

      Symptoms examples are

  • 23. 
    If your child __________________
    • A. 

      Will develop any of these symptoms, take them to the doctor

    • B. 

      Develops any of these symptoms, take him or her to the doctor

    • C. 

      Will develop any of these symptoms, take him or her to the doctor

    • D. 

      Developed any of these symptoms, take them to the doctor.

  • 24. 
    Which revision will improve the effectiveness of the paragraph? Begin a new paragraph with
    • A. 

      Sentence 3

    • B. 

      Sentence 4

    • C. 

      Sentence 5

    • D. 

      Sentence 6

  • 25. 
    _______________________ prevent rheumatic fever
    • A. 

      In addition, antibiotics may

    • B. 

      In addition antibiotics may

    • C. 

      Additionally antibiotics, may

    • D. 

      When taking antibiotics, may

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