Reading Practice Test 1

Each question has a few answer choices. Choose the best answer for each question. At the end of the quiz, you will see your results.

1. Which word/phrase in the sentence below is redundant and can be removed without changing the meaning of the sentence?The couple's abrupt decision to elope was sudden and surprised their families.
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Question 1 of 10

2. Read the following text and answer the following question.There are many different ways to prepare hot chocolate. One way is to heat water until it starts boiling. Be careful so you do not burn your hand. Add the cocoa to your water and stir until it mixes. Then you can add a splash of milk for taste and to help cool it down a little. `Adding marshmallows gives it a creamy taste and it is fun to drink the half melted ones. Marshmallows melt quickly, so be sure to add a few extra. The hot chocolate treat is delicious.

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3. DIRECTIONS: Read each passage and identify how the information is being organized.If you feel tired all the time, have trouble concentrating, or just feel depressed, it may be because you’re not getting enough or the proper nutrients. Making positive changes in your diet can give you energy, help you focus, and put you in a better mood.

 

 
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4. DIRECTIONS: Identify the structure of each passage.Though it is very cold in Antarctica, penguins do not get cold because they have a very thick layer of fat all over their body called blubber. In some cases, the blubber is several inches thick. Similarly, whales, seals, and other animals that live on and in the water around Antarctica also have blubber.
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5. Choose the main idea sentence in the paragraph below.Have you ever wondered about the bread on your sandwich? Chances are, it might be either whole wheat or white bread. But there are many different kinds of bread that are made throughout the world. One type of bread that you probably have never made a sandwich with is called Naan, a flatbread that is baked on the side of an oven. Another type you probably have not used for a sandwich is called Matza, which is more like a cracker than fluffy bread.
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6. DIRECTIONS: Read each passage and identify how the information is being organized.Nutrients are the things in healthy food that are good for your body. Foods that contain a lot of nutrients are called nutrient‐dense foods. Some nutrient‐dense foods include protein, fruits, vegetables, grains, and dairy.

 

 
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Question 6 of 10

7. It is true that the powers of Europe may carry on maritime wars with the Union, but there is always greater facility and less danger in supporting a maritime than a continental war. Maritime warfare only requires one species of effort. A commercial people who consent to furnish its government with the necessary funds are sure to possess a fleet. And it is far easier to induce a nation to part with its money, almost unconsciously, than to reconcile it to sacrifices of men and personal efforts. Moreover, defeat by sea rarely compromises the existence or independence of the people which endures it. As for continental wars, it is evident that the nations of Europe cannot be formidable in this way to the American Union. It would be very difficult to transport and maintain in America more than 25,000 soldiers; an army which may be considered to represent a nation of about 2,000,000 men. The most populous nation of Europe contending in this way against the Union is in the position of a nation of 2,000,000 of inhabitants at war with one of 12,000,000. Add to this, that America has all its resources within reach, whilst the European is at 4,000 miles distance from his; and that the immensity of the American continent would of itself present an insurmountable obstacle to its conquest.

What evidence in the text supports your answer in question 1?
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8. DIRECTIONS: Read each passage and identify how the information is being organized.It is better to eat a variety of fresh fruit than it is to drink fruit juice from a bottle. Fresh fruit contains fiber, which makes your body absorb sugar more slowly so that it is easier to digest your food. Fruit juices, on the other hand, are not only a concentrated source of natural sugars, but many store‐bought juices contain a lot of added sugar, too.

 
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9. Teachers should limit the amount of homework students are assigned each night. Students must complete multiple homework assignments from multiple classes each night, which can result in hours of homework to complete.                , students have extracurricular activities and other obligations when the school day ends.

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Question 9 of 10

10. Civil disobedience is the refusal to obey certain laws or to pay taxes and fines and is a peaceful form of political protest. Just because something is the law doesn’t mean it is right. For example, segregation used to be legal in this country, and it was only changed by many years of dedicated civil disobedience by people who wanted to do what was right, not just what was legal. Civil disobedience makes the government more accountable and is sometimes the only way that laws that are deeply rooted in damaging customs (like segregation) can be changed. Some Americans that are famous for their civil disobedience are Rosa Parks, who refused to give her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery Alabama, and Martin Luther King Jr. who advocated peaceful civil disobedience as a way to advance the rights of black Americans. Our country is what it is today largely thanks to acts of civil disobedience by brave and thoughtful Americans.

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This quick quiz gives you practice in identifying correct and incorrect usage of standard English grammar and reading comprehension. You can identify your weaknesses and strong points. Clear explanations of each correct answer are also provided at the end of the quiz.

This practice test also helps you with improving your reading strategies.

As students progress through school, they are asked to read increasingly complex informational and graphical texts in their courses.

The ability to understand and use the information in these texts is key to a student’s success in learning.

Reading is a thinking process. Effective readers know that when they read, what they read is supposed to make sense.

Reading is a process of finding meaning in a text. Writers use many ways to convey the meaning of words and concepts. Some are overt and some are subtle. These clues include definitions, examples, descriptions, illustrations, clarification, parenthetical notes, comparison, and elaboration.

Last Updated on November 20, 2020