An English Comprehension Test For 3rd Grade Students!

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An English Comprehension Test for 3rd Grade Students!
Exams have a way of giving someone self-doubt on how prepared they are to tackle them. Are you a third-grader and are feeling like you are not ready to face the national exam? If you said yes, then the quiz below is exactly what you need. Try out this comprehension test and be a little closer to assuring yourself on how ready you are.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    • Lombok is noticeably different to its close neighbor, Bali. the northern part of the island is mountainous and lush with tall trees and shrubs. The South on the other hand is arid and covered by savannas. Large Asian mammals are absents and replaced instead by large numbers  of marsupials, lizards, cockatoos and parrots. The difference becomes more pronounced as one moves further east where dry seasons are more prolonged and the land is dry and bush-like, and so in many areas corn and sago are the staple food, instead of rice.
    • At first Islam time come to these islands in the 16th century, four Hindu Kingdoms co-existed in apparent peace what is now called West Nusa Tenggara and is still the religion embraced by those in the west of Lombok, which are primarily Balinese. Lombok experienced strong Balinese influences in the past, but has still retained a unique identity. The indigenous people of Lombok, the Sasaks, are predominantly Moslem and have a strong, distinguished tradition, as do the people of neighboring Sumbawa.
    • Soft white sand, virgin beaches are typical in Lombok, where the motto is "You can see Bali in Lombok, but not Lombok in Bali". Famous for its "tenun ikat" hand-woven textiles, the island has exceptional charm and its relatively undiscovered, except for Senggigi City, which becoming a major resort area.
    What is the text mainly about?

    • A.

      Exotic plants

    • B.

      Unique animals

    • C.

      The description of Lombok Island

    • D.

      The geographical condition of Lombok

    • E.

      The varieties of tourist resorts in Lombok

    Correct Answer
    C. The description of Lombok Island
    Explanation
    The text mainly provides a description of Lombok Island. It mentions the differences between the northern and southern parts of the island, the presence of unique animals and plants, the historical influence of Hindu and Islamic cultures, and the charm and relatively undiscovered nature of the island. The text also briefly mentions the famous hand-woven textiles and the development of Senggigi City as a resort area.

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  • 2. 

    What does the first paragraph describe?

    • A.

      The difference between Lombok and Bali

    • B.

      What makes Lombok famous

    • C.

      Kinds of animals in Lombok

    • D.

      What makes Bali famous

    • E.

      Kinds of animals in Bali

    Correct Answer
    A. The difference between Lombok and Bali
    Explanation
    The first paragraph describes the difference between Lombok and Bali. It provides information about the two locations and highlights their distinctions.

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  • 3. 

    "Lombok experienced strong Balinese influences in the past, but has still retained a unique identifies." (paragraph 2) The underlined word can be replaced with...

    • A.

      Left

    • B.

      Kept

    • C.

      Exposed

    • D.

      Created

    • E.

      Promoted

    Correct Answer
    B. Kept
    Explanation
    The underlined word "retained" means to keep or continue to have something. In this context, it is used to indicate that Lombok has managed to maintain its own distinct identity despite the strong Balinese influences it has experienced in the past. Therefore, the word "kept" is the most suitable replacement for "retained" in this sentence.

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  • 4. 

    The following are true according to the text, EXCEPT...

    • A.

      Most of Sasaks are Moslems

    • B.

      Lombok beaches are very natural

    • C.

      Faunas in Bali and Lombok are alike

    • D.

      There are mountains in the north part

    • E.

      Cockatoos and parrots are found in the islands

    Correct Answer
    C. Faunas in Bali and Lombok are alike
    Explanation
    The text mentions that there are mountains in the north part, most Sasaks are Moslems, Lombok beaches are very natural, and cockatoos and parrots are found in the islands. However, there is no mention of the similarity or dissimilarity of faunas in Bali and Lombok. Therefore, the correct answer is that the faunas in Bali and Lombok are alike.

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  • 5. 

    • There are many different types of volcanic eruptions. Different types of eruptions tend to form different types of volcanoes. Most volcanic eruptions are "builders," adding thin layers of lava or ash to the sides of a volcano, slowly building the easily recognized cone-shaped volcanoes seen around the world. Some eruptions, however, are "destructors" knocking off pieces of a volcano's summit or even destroying the entire mountain. Generally, small-to-medium eruptions build volcanoes, and large explosive eruptions tend to destroy them. Let's look at simple animations of some of the different types of eruptions.
    • The first animation shows a "building" or constructive eruption of a typical strato-volcano like Mount Raner or Fujiyama. The volcano itself consists of a pile of successive layers of ash and lava resting on a pre-existing surface. Prior to the surface eruption, a new mass of lava has surged into the established vent system deep under the mountain. Inflation of the mountain is negligible because the amount of fresh lava is small.
    • The eruption begins with the invasion of the fresh lava along the old eruption channel leading to the summi vent. In this case, the first stage of the eruption begins with a mildly explosive fire fountain of fragmented liquid rock. The hot particles blast out of the vent, but since the gas content is low, the particles almost immediately begin to fall back under the influence of gravity. The particles coat the sides of the cone and build up a new layer of ash. In this case, the layer is thick enough to flow slightly after landing, engulfing some of the neighboring vegetation. Next, there is a short break in activity, during which the ash layer cools.
    What does the text mainly explain?

    • A.

      Volcanic eruptions

    • B.

      Types of eruptions

    • C.

      Types of volcanoes

    • D.

      Volcanic substances

    • E.

      How eruption begins

    Correct Answer
    A. Volcanic eruptions
    Explanation
    The text mainly explains about volcanic eruptions. It discusses the different types of eruptions and how they contribute to the formation or destruction of volcanoes. It also describes the process of a building or constructive eruption and the stages involved in it.

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  • 6. 

    "Generally, small-to-medium eruptions build volcanoes, and large explosive eruptions tend to destroy them". (paragraph 1) What does the word "them" refer to?

    • A.

      Volcanoes

    • B.

      Eruptions

    • C.

      Pieces

    • D.

      Ashes

    • E.

      Types

    Correct Answer
    A. Volcanoes
    Explanation
    The word "them" refers to "volcanoes". The sentence states that large explosive eruptions tend to destroy volcanoes, suggesting that "them" is referring to the subject of the sentence, which is volcanoes.

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  • 7. 

    The following statements are true according to the text, EXCEPT ...

    • A.

      When erupting, lava flows along the old eruption channel

    • B.

      Types of volcanoes are caused by how they erupt

    • C.

      Due to dense gas content, the particles fall back

    • D.

      Large explosion destroy volcanoes' layers

    • E.

      Lava and ash add volcanoes' surfaces

    Correct Answer
    C. Due to dense gas content, the particles fall back
    Explanation
    According to the text, the statements that are true include: lava flows along the old eruption channel when erupting, types of volcanoes are caused by how they erupt, and lava and ash add to volcanoes' surfaces. The statement that is not true according to the text is that due to dense gas content, the particles fall back.

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  • 8. 

    • Prior to the surface eruption, a new mass of lava has surged into the established vent system deep under the mountain.
    • A leading but unsuccessful candidate for the vice-presidential with Fremont, Lincoln gained national attention in1858 when, as Republican candidate for senator from illionis, he engaged in a series of debates with Stephen A. Douglas, the Democratic candidate. He lost the election, but continued to prepare the way for the 1860 Republican convention and was rewarded with the presidential nomination on the third ballot. He won the election over three opponents.
    The text tells about Lincoln's...

    • A.

      Childhood

    • B.

      Part of his life

    • C.

      Unhappy moment

    • D.

      Republican Party

    • E.

      Role in Mexican War

    Correct Answer
    B. Part of his life
  • 9. 

    "A leading but unsuccessful candidate for the vice-presidential nomination with Fremont, Lincoln gained national attention in 1858..." (paragraph 2) What does the underlined word mean?

    • A.

      Received

    • B.

      Produced

    • C.

      Showed

    • D.

      Started

    • E.

      Noted

    Correct Answer
    A. Received
    Explanation
    The underlined word "gained" means to receive or acquire. In this context, it means that Lincoln received or acquired national attention in 1858.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following is NOT true about Lincoln?

    • A.

      He was a politician

    • B.

      He agreed to the Mexican War

    • C.

      He came from the Republic Party

    • D.

      He used to live in different places

    • E.

      He worked in different professions

    Correct Answer
    B. He agreed to the Mexican War
    Explanation
    The given statement that "He agreed to the Mexican War" is not true about Lincoln. Lincoln, as a politician and later as the President of the United States, opposed the Mexican-American War. He criticized the war and questioned the motives behind it. He believed that the war was an unjust aggression by the United States against Mexico. Lincoln's stance on the Mexican War was one of the factors that helped shape his political career and gain support from anti-war factions.

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  • 11. 

    As illustrated in the second paragraph, we can conclude that Lincoln was...

    • A.

      Rich

    • B.

      Humble

    • C.

      Generous

    • D.

      Persistent

    • E.

      Adventurous

    Correct Answer
    D. Persistent
    Explanation
    The second paragraph likely provides information or evidence that supports the idea that Lincoln was persistent. This could be shown through his actions, decisions, or characteristics mentioned in the paragraph. The paragraph may describe how Lincoln faced challenges or obstacles and continued to persevere. The information provided in the paragraph would suggest that persistence was a defining trait of Lincoln's character.

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  • 12. 

    Singapore is an island city of about three million people. it's a beautiful city with lots of parks and open spaces. It is also a very clean city. Most of the people live in the high-rise apartments in different parts of the island. The business district is very modern. With lots of tall new office buildings. Singapore also has some nice older sections. In China town there are rows of old shops and houses. The government buildings in Singapore are very beautiful and date from the colonial days. Singapore is famous for its shops and restaurants. There are many good shopping centers. Most of the goods are duty free. Singapore restaurants sell Chinese, Indian, Malay, European food and the prices are very reasonable. What is the text about?

    • A.

      The description of Singapore

    • B.

      Things you can see in Singapore

    • C.

      Singapore as The famous city in the world

    • D.

      Singapore is an island of three million people

    • E.

      Singapore as the world center of shops and restaurants

    Correct Answer
    A. The description of Singapore
    Explanation
    The text provides a description of Singapore, highlighting its features such as being an island city with a population of about three million people, its beautiful parks and open spaces, high-rise apartments, modern business district, old sections like China town, and beautiful government buildings. It also mentions Singapore's fame for its shops and restaurants, offering a variety of cuisines at reasonable prices.

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  • 13. 

    Which one is True according to the text?

    • A.

      Singapore is very uncomfortable city

    • B.

      There are about thirteen million people live in Singapore

    • C.

      The people live in the mountainous places

    • D.

      The prices of Singapore's restaurant is unaffordable

    • E.

      We can see most of Singapore's people live in high-rise apartment

    Correct Answer
    E. We can see most of Singapore's people live in high-rise apartment
    Explanation
    According to the text, the true statement is that most of Singapore's people live in high-rise apartments.

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  • 14. 

    Singapore is famous for its shops and restaurants. (paragraph 3) The underlined word has the same meaing with...

    • A.

      Safe

    • B.

      Well-known

    • C.

      Friendly

    • D.

      Beautiful

    • E.

      Attractive

    Correct Answer
    B. Well-known
    Explanation
    The underlined word "famous" in the sentence means "well-known". It implies that Singapore is widely recognized or renowned for its shops and restaurants.

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  • 15. 

    • There are many reasons for keeping dogs as pets in the city are, but many people feel that dogs should not be allowed in the city.
    • Dogs are often not taken care properly. They are kept in small backyards and rarely taken for walks. They are left in a yard all day by themselves while the family are at work. Very little attention is ever given to the dog and it is not a very good life for it. It is no wonder why dogs bark and disturb the neighbors and become a nuisance to the community.
    • On the other hand, not all people treat their dogs this way and why should the people receive a lot of pleasure and enjoyment from dog's suffers? Dogs can make a lonely person's life happy or make a wonderful playmate.It can also teach a child responsibility as they not only get to play with the dog, but also need to exercise, feed, and care for the dog.
    • I feel that we should be allowed to keep dogs in the city, because if it is taken properly, dogs can be a great source of pleasure. As a child, I used to enjoy playing and taking care of my pet. There is no greater loyalty a person can get than from a well-cared dog.
    What is the text about?

    • A.

      Dogs need to get exercise and care

    • B.

      Child gets enjoyment from dogs

    • C.

      Dogs can be a wonderful playmate

    • D.

      People receive a lot of pleasure from dogs

    • E.

      Most dogs are not well-treated

    Correct Answer
    A. Dogs need to get exercise and care
    Explanation
    The text is about the importance of dogs receiving proper care and exercise. It highlights that many dogs in the city are not taken care of properly, which leads to them becoming a nuisance to the community. However, it also acknowledges that not all people treat their dogs this way and that dogs can bring a lot of pleasure and companionship to individuals. The author argues that if dogs are taken care of properly, they can be a great source of happiness.

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  • 16. 

     The main idea of paragraph two is ...

    • A.

      Dogs need to get exercise and care

    • B.

      Child gets enjoyment from dogs

    • C.

      Dogs can be a wonderful playmate

    • D.

      People receive a lot of pleasure from dogs

    • E.

      Most dogs are not well-treated

    Correct Answer
    E. Most dogs are not well-treated
    Explanation
    The main idea of paragraph two is that most dogs are not well-treated. This implies that there is a widespread issue of mistreatment and neglect towards dogs. The paragraph may provide reasons or evidence to support this claim, such as statistics, examples, or descriptions of poor living conditions for dogs. The focus is on highlighting the problem rather than discussing the positive aspects of owning a dog or the enjoyment they bring.

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  • 17. 

    Dogs bark and disturb the neighbors and become a nuisance to the community. The underlined word   in paragraph 2 closely means...

    • A.

      Disturbance

    • B.

      Contamination

    • C.

      Infection

    • D.

      Pollution

    • E.

      Amusement

    Correct Answer
    A. Disturbance
    Explanation
    The underlined word in paragraph 2 closely means "disturbance". This can be inferred from the context of the sentence, which mentions that dogs bark and disturb the neighbors, causing a nuisance to the community. "Disturbance" refers to the act of interrupting or causing trouble, which aligns with the negative impact of the dogs' barking on the neighbors and the community.

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  • 18. 

    • NEW DELHI - India rejoiced Saturday at joining an elite club by planting its flag on the moon as the country's space agency released the first pictures of the cratered surface taken by its maiden lunar mission.
    • A probe sent late Friday from the orbiting mother spacecraft took pictures and gathered other data India needs for a f-landing at the moon's south pole, future moon landing as it plummeted to a crash-landing at the moon's south pole, said Indian  Space Research Organization spokesman B.R Guruprasad.
    • The box-shaped probe was painted with India's saffron, white and green flag, sparking celebrations in the country that is striving to become a world power.
    • "The tricolor has landed," the Hindustan Times said in a banner headline, while The Asian Age proclaimed "India is big cheese."
    • As India's economy has boomed in recent years, it has sought to convert its newfound wealth-built on the nation's high-tech sector-into political and military clout. The moon mission comes just months after it finalized a deal with the United States that recognizes India as a nuclear power, and leaders hope the mission will further enhance its prestige.
    What is the text about?

    • A.

      India's success on space exploration

    • B.

      A sophisticated spacecraft

    • C.

      India's sparkling flag

    • D.

      A nuclear power

    • E.

      India's economy

    Correct Answer
    A. India's success on space exploration
    Explanation
    The text is about India's success in space exploration. It discusses how India planted its flag on the moon and released the first pictures of the lunar surface taken by its maiden lunar mission. The probe sent from the orbiting mother spacecraft gathered data for a future moon landing. The text also mentions the celebrations in India and how the country is striving to become a world power by showcasing its high-tech sector and enhancing its prestige through missions like this.

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  • 19. 

    From the third paragraph, we can conclude that "saffron" is a kind of ...

    • A.

      Box

    • B.

      Flag

    • C.

      Color

    • D.

      Shape

    • E.

      Spacecraft

    Correct Answer
    C. Color
    Explanation
    The third paragraph provides information that allows us to conclude that "saffron" is a kind of color. The paragraph does not mention anything about "saffron" being a box, flag, shape, or spacecraft. Therefore, the correct answer is color.

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  • 20. 

    "India rejoiced Saturday at joining an elite club by planting its flag on the moon..." (paragraph 1) The word "rejoiced" has the same meaning as "felt..."

    • A.

      Disappointed

    • B.

      Delighted

    • C.

      Worried

    • D.

      Terrible

    • E.

      Lonely

    Correct Answer
    B. Delighted
    Explanation
    The word "rejoiced" indicates a feeling of great joy or happiness. Therefore, it can be inferred that "delighted" has the same meaning as "rejoiced" in this context.

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