Veterans' Day Reading Comprehension

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Read the article CAREFULLY and look back through it to find answers to the following questions. DO YOUR BEST!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the date for Veterans' Day?
    • A. 

      October 31

    • B. 

      December 25

    • C. 

      July 4

    • D. 

      November 11

  • 2. 
    What makes someone a veteran?
    • A. 

      They take care of sick animals

    • B. 

      People who have served in the armed forces

    • C. 

      People who are old

    • D. 

      People who care about America

  • 3. 
    The author's purpose for writing this article was to......
    • A. 

      Persuade people to serve in the armed forces

    • B. 

      Describe the various wars

    • C. 

      Entertain people with stories of courage

    • D. 

      Inform people about Veterans' Day

  • 4. 
    What was the original term for Veterans' Day?
    • A. 

      Veterinarians Day

    • B. 

      Military Men Day

    • C. 

      Hope Day

    • D. 

      Armistice Day

  • 5. 
    What president was in office when the day first became a national holiday?
    • A. 

      President Barack Obama

    • B. 

      President Woodrow Wilson

    • C. 

      President Eisenhower

    • D. 

      President Kennedy

  • 6. 
    What war - according to the article - is considered 'the  'Great War'?
    • A. 

      WWI

    • B. 

      WWII

    • C. 

      Iraq

    • D. 

      Civil War

  • 7. 
    According to the article, for which war was it that MEMORIAL DAY FIRST celebrated and honored the war dead (from that war)?
    • A. 

      WWI

    • B. 

      WWII

    • C. 

      Iraq

    • D. 

      Civil War

  • 8. 
    Not only was Veterans' Day FIRST designed to remember those who fought in WWI, but it was also a day to promote ______________.
    • A. 

      Hope

    • B. 

      Love

    • C. 

      Peace

    • D. 

      Friendship

  • 9. 
    Veterans' Day was always a National Holiday from it's very beginniings. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    What year did Veteran's Day become a national holiday?
    • A. 

      1919

    • B. 

      1929

    • C. 

      1938

    • D. 

      2012

  • 11. 
    What business person pushed for Veteran's Day to become a National Holiday?
    • A. 

      Woodrow Wilson

    • B. 

      Alfred King

    • C. 

      David Johnson

    • D. 

      President Eisenhower

  • 12. 
    Veteran's Day is important to people in America --what evidence from the article supports this idea best?
    • A. 

      It became a National Holiday in 1938

    • B. 

      A business person pushed for it to become a National Holiday

    • C. 

      People lumped days together so that they could have a long weekend so they could enjoy the long weekends and they were happy with this idea.

    • D. 

      There was an outcry from the public to change the long standing Nove. 11 date back when it was changed.

  • 13. 
    What does the word 'outcry' mean?
    • A. 

      To cry out in tears

    • B. 

      To voice your opinion in a loud way (a large group of people together)

    • C. 

      Singing out loud

    • D. 

      Hoping for change

  • 14. 
    What is the biggest IMPACT for the reader after reading this article?
    • A. 

      The reader will become a believer in Veteran's Day.

    • B. 

      The reader will want to become a veteran and decide to work diligently towards that goal.

    • C. 

      The reader will feel detached from Veteran's Day and begin to realize how insignificant the day truly is.

    • D. 

      The reader will have a more clear understanding about what Veteran's Day is and why it is celebrated in the U.S.

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