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Reading Inventory

Quiz by Wendy King

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  • Q1

    "I wonder if you could repeat for me the telephone conversations you had tonight," he said. "Give them to me in as much detail as possible. Word for word, if you can." 

    He wanted them to try to ___.

    relax

    remember

    call

    talk

    45s
  • Q2

    Botswana usually gets between eighteen and twenty-seven inches of rainfall each year. But rainfall is unpredictable, and the area is often hit by droughts. The summer rainy season lasts from October to April and can be very hot, though it is seldom humid. During the winter, temperatures often drop below freezing at night (particularly in the southern part of the country), resulting in many frosty mornings.

    Botswana's weather is _______________.

    dependable

    peaceful

    unseasonable

    variable

    45s
  • Q3

    I didn't know what to do. I got scared. I wanted to reach out and hug her, but I didn't dare. My throat went dry and I felt a great bursting sadness inside me, like I was going to drown.

    old

    hungry

    alone

    uncertain

    45s
  • Q4

    The air in the room was hot and sticky, and agitation could be heard in people's voices. Usually before a thunderstorm bringing welcome rain, there would be a sense of expectancy, of relief. Instead, this afternoon, something ominous hovered over them all.

    They were ___________________.

    uneasy

    curious

    fortunate

    hopeful

    45s
  • Q5

    Imagine that one student is the mayor of a city that is having a problem with poster pollution. The other students in the class are all members of the city council. You want the city to be beautiful, not plastered with signs and ads. But you don't want to stop people from expressing themselves and communicating with each other.

    You need a _________________.

    leader

    solution

    punishment

    reminder

    45s
  • Q6

    Harriet Tubman lived out much of her old age in poverty. Then, thirty years after the Civil War's end, she received a war-widow's pension of $20 a month for the rest of her life. So humane was she that she used nearly all of the money to maintain her home, later known as the Harriet Tubman Home, as a refuge for the needy. She died in 1913, at the age of ninety-three.

    Harriet Tubman was _____________.

    misunderstood

    generous

    curious

    dishonorable

    45s

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