English Reading Comprehension Quiz Questions

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following would be the best title for the passage?
    • A. 

      Supermarkets’ Contributions to Obesity in America

    • B. 

      The Dangers of Fast Food

    • C. 

      Food Deserts: the Problem and the Solutions

    • D. 

      Food Deserts and Rural America

    • E. 

      Inconvenience Stores: Why Processed Food Will Kill You

  • 2. 
    Based on information in the passage, it can be inferred that if supermarkets opened locations in more low-income areas,
    • A. 

      Members of low-income households would not be likely to go there because they are not concerned with eating healthy foods

    • B. 

      The supermarkets would be unable to compete with the fast food chains located in low-income areas

    • C. 

      The convenience stores in the area would likely be put out of business because of increased competition with grocery stores

    • D. 

      The health of low-income residents would be more likely to improve, as residents would have easier access to healthy food

    • E. 

      There would be an increase in community spirit among members of low-income neighborhoods

  • 3. 
    Which of the following pieces of evidence, if true, would best support the author’s argument in paragraph 3?
    • A. 

      A study completed in 2010 shows that the farther a low-income housing development is from a supermarket, the more likely residents of that development are to have a higher body mass index, which is linked to being overweight or obese.

    • B. 

      On average, energy-dense “junk foods” cost $1.76 per 1000 calories, while low-energy, but nutrient-dense foods like fresh produce cost $18.16 per 1000 calories.

    • C. 

      Access to healthy foods has become especially difficult for those living in the largely black and Latino neighborhoods of cities like Los Angeles, Memphis, Chicago, and Detroit. Some experts estimate that nearly 50% of Detroit’s 900,000 residents live in a food desert.

    • D. 

      Research shows that Americans who live in Appalachia and the South are the least likely to be physically active in their leisure time. In many counties in that region, more than 29% of adults report getting no physical activity other than at their regular job.

    • E. 

      In the United States, 34% of the current adult population is overweight, another 34% is obese, and an additional 5.7% is extremely obese. That means almost three quarters of the adults in the United States are heavier than they should be.

  • 4. 
    As used in paragraph 3, which is the best synonym for affluent?
    • A. 

      Healthy

    • B. 

      Updated

    • C. 

      Corrupt

    • D. 

      Distant

    • E. 

      Wealthy

  • 5. 
    Based on information in the passage, it can be inferred that the author considers major supermarkets to be I. more interested in increasing their profits than in helping people II. unwilling to build new stores in low-income neighborhoods despite incentives offered by the Healthy Food Financing program III. guiltier than fast food restaurants of contributing to the obesity epidemic  
    • A. 

      L only

    • B. 

      II only

    • C. 

      I and II only

    • D. 

      II and III only

    • E. 

      I, II, and III

  • 6. 
    As used in paragraph 5, which is the best synonym for commendable?
    • A. 

      Useless

    • B. 

      Praiseworthy

    • C. 

      Essential

    • D. 

      Superficial

    • E. 

      Unique