Reading Comprehension Quiz Questions And Answers

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Reading Comprehension Quizzes & Trivia

The following paragraphs contain some information and statistics about the importance of speed reading and reading comprehension. Please take notes and answer the questions on the following page to the best of your ability. Reading is becoming more and more important in the new knowledge economy and remains the most effective human activity for transforming information into knowledge. If top readers read at speeds of above 1000 words per minute (wpm) with near 85% comprehension, they only represent 1% of readers. Average readers are the majority and only reach around 200 wpm with a typical comprehension of 60%. This seems surprising since most readers, actively reading work documents, newspapers, magazines, books or the contents of a computer display are pract


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Compared to average reader, the accomplished reader reads with?
    • A. 

      Higher speed and worse reading comprehension

    • B. 

      Higher speed and better reading comprehension

    • C. 

      Higher speed and same reading comprehension

  • 2. 
    Readers reading above 1000 wpm?
    • A. 

      Are average readers

    • B. 

      Are the majority of readers

    • C. 

      Are the 1 % minority

  • 3. 
    The average reading speed is around?
    • A. 

      120 wpm

    • B. 

      150 wpm

    • C. 

      200 wpm

  • 4. 
    The average reader comprehension is around?
    • A. 

      50 %

    • B. 

      60 %

    • C. 

      85 %

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      10 seconds (near record time)

    • B. 

      35 seconds (jogging)

    • C. 

      70 seconds (walking speed)

  • 6. 
    Which is the most effective way to acquire knowledge from information?
    • A. 

      Watching TV

    • B. 

      Reading text

    • C. 

      Listening to a speaker

  • 7. 
    Most computer users want to?
    • A. 

      Improve typing

    • B. 

      Improve reading

    • C. 

      Buy a larger screen

  • 8. 
    What will lessen the importance of fast typing?
    • A. 

      Spelling-checkers

    • B. 

      More ergonomic keyboards

    • C. 

      Progress in voice recognition

  • 9. 
    A speed reading seminar or book lacks?
    • A. 

      Rapid results

    • B. 

      Consistent practice

    • C. 

      Deep enough explanations

  • 10. 
    What is probably the best way to reach top level reading efficiency?
    • A. 

      A speed reading book

    • B. 

      A speed reading seminar

    • C. 

      A speed reading software