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This to help with reading comprehension. This is level 1 of many levels. It can help with entrance exams that have reading comprehension.

This to help with reading comprehension. This is level 1 of many levels. It can help with entrance exams that have reading comprehension.

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    • Live Free / Speak Free
    • Reading Comprehension for Grade 1
    • Level 2Level 3Level 1 Level 4Level 5Level 6Level 7Level 8Short Passages
    • Level 1Directions: Read the passage. Then answer the questions. Use the arrowsto go back and forth between the “Passage” and the “Questions”.PassageAnna is an artist.She draws the moon.She draws clouds.She draws stars.
    • Questions1) Anna isA. an artistB. a doctorC. an actor2) Anna draws things that are in theA. groundB. oceanC. sky3) Anna drawsA. shellsB. starsC. flowers4) Anna does not drawA. the moonB. cloudsC. trees5) Anna probably also drawsA. airplanesB. treesC. fish1) A; 2) C; 3) B; 4) C; 5) ACheck Answers
    • Level 2Directions: Read the passage. Then answer the questions. Use the arrowsto go back and forth between the “Passage” and the “Questions”.PassageErin is at a restaurant.She eats cookies.She eats ice cream.She eats cake.
    • Questions1) Where is Erin?A. She is at her house.B. She is at a restaurant.C. She is at school.2) Erin eatsA. breakfastB. dinnerC. dessert3) What food does Erin eat?A. cakeB. cheeseC. bananas4) Erin does not eatA. pieB. cakeC. cookies5) Erin probably also eatsA. bananasB. chocolatesC. sandwiches1) B; 2) C; 3) A; 4) A; 5) BCheck Answers
    • Level 3Directions: Read the passage. Then answer the questions. Use the arrowsto go back and forth between the “Passage” and the “Questions”.PassageAdam is a chef.He cooks chicken.He cooks steak.He cooks pork.
    • Questions1) Adam is aA. waiterB. chefC. teacher2) Adam cooksA. tomatoesB. steakC. bread3) What kind of food does Adam cook?A. meatB. pastaC. fruit4) Adam does not cookA. chickenB. porkC. apples5) Adam probably also cooksA. green beansB. asparagusC. hamburgers1) B; 2) B; 3) A; 4) C; 5) CCheck Answers
    • Level 4Directions: Read the passage. Then answer the questions. Use the arrowsto go back and forth between the “Passage” and the “Questions”.PassageJohn is at the park.He sees dogs.He sees birds.He sees ducks.
    • 1) Where is John?A. at the lakeB. at the parkC. at the store2) What does John see?A. peopleB. friendsC. animals3) Which animal does John see?A. pigsB. tigersC. birdsQuestions4) John not seeA. dogsB. catsC. birds5) John probably also seesA. squirrelsB. machinesC. computers1) B; 2) C; 3) C; 4) B; 5) ACheck Answers
    • Level 5Directions: Read the passage. Then answer the questions. Use the arrowsto go back and forth between the “Passage” and the “Questions”.PassageBen works on a farm.He grows corn.He grows peas.He grows carrots.
    • Questions1) Where does Ben work?A. on a farmB. at a storeC. at a park2) What kind of food does Bengrow?A. flowersB. vegetablesC. animals3) Ben growsA. potatoesB. carrotsC. onions4) Ben does not growA. cornB. peasC. lettuce5) Ben probably also growsA. chickensB. pigsC. tomatoes1) A; 2) B; 3) B; 4) C; 5) CCheck Answers
    • Level 6Directions: Read the passage. Then answer the questions.Use the arrows to go back and forth between the “Passage”and the “Questions”.PassageTed goes to the grocery store. Hebuys an apple, a banana, and astrawberry.
    • Questions1) Where does Ted go?A. to the bankB. to schoolC. to the store2) What does Ted buy?A. fruitB. saladC. meat3) Ted does not buyA. a bananaB. an eggC. an apple4) Ted probably also buysA. an umbrellaB. a hatC. an orange1) C; 2) A; 3) B; 4) CCheck Answers
    • Level 7Directions: Read the passage. Then answer the questions. Use the arrowsto go back and forth between the “Passage” and the “Questions”.PassageFire is hot.Fire is red.Fire is yellow.Fire is orange.Fire is good. People use fire to cook.But fire can also be dangerous.
    • Questions1) What is fire like?A. hotB. slowC. easy2) What color is fire?I. redII. orangeIII. greenA. I onlyB. I and II onlyC. I, II, and III3) Fire is good becauseA. it is dangerousB. people cook with itC. animals like it4) Dangerous things areA. safeB. not safe1) A; 2) B; 3) B; 4) BCheck Answers
    • Level 8Directions: Read the passage. Then answer the questions. Use the arrowsto go back and forth between the “Passage” and the “Questions”.PassageYou need a ball to play baseball.The ball is hard.You need a ball to play tennis.The ball is soft.You need a ball to play soccer.The ball is black and white.You need a ball to play golf.The ball is small. The ball is hard.The ball is small and hard.
    • Questions1) You need a soft ball to playA. tennisB. golfC. baseball2) You use a ball that is black and whiteto playA. golfB. tennisC. soccer3) You use a small ball to playA. soccerB. golfC. baseball4) You use a hard ball to playA. soccer and tennisB. tennis and golfC. baseball and golf5) Using information in thepassage, we know thatA. golf is a dangeroussportB. tennis is the only sportthat you need a soft ball toplayC. you need a ball to playmany sports1) A; 2) C; 3) B; 4) C; 5) CCheck Answers
    • “A Call to the Pool”“My Family”“My Friend”“My House”“Paul Cooks”Directions: Read the passage. Then answer the questions. Use the arrowsto go back and forth between the “Passage” and the “Questions”.Reading Comprehension –– Short Stories
    • PassageMy name is Sam. Today is very hot. The sun is very strong. Iam hot. I want to be cool. How can I get cool? Wait...I know!I can go to the pool. The pool is cool. I can swim in the pool. Isthe pool open? Or is the pool closed? Where is the phone? Ineed to call the pool. I need to find out if the pool is open orclosed.— Ring! Ring! —“Hello. My name is Andrea. I am at the pool. Can I help you?”“Hi, Andrea. Is the pool open?”"Yes. The pool is open."“Okay. Thank you!”“You are welcome. Bye!”Great! The pool is open! Now I can cool down!
    • 1) What is the weather like today?A. It is cold.B. It is cool.C. It is warm.D. It is hot.2) Sam is hot, but Sam wants to beA. coldB. coolC. warmD. hot3) How can Sam get cool?A. He can go to the library.B. He can go to the pool.C. He can go to school.D. He can go to work.4) Why does Sam talk to Andrea?A. because she is his friendB. because she knows his sisterC. because Sam needs to knowwhat time it isD. because Sam wants to knowif the pool is open5) Is the pool open?A. Yes, the pool is open.B. No, the pool is not open. Thepool is closed.QuestionsCheck Answers1) D; 2) B; 3) B; 4) D; 5) A
    • Passage My Family”Hi, my name is Eric. I am 12. I want to talk about my family.I have two sisters. Their names are Rachel and Carrie. Rachel is18 years old. Carrie is 10 years old. They are very nice.My mothers name is Julia. She is 40 years old. My mother isalso very nice.My fathers name is Andre. He is smart. He is an engineer. Hebuilds bridges.I also have a dog. My dogs name is Paw. He is a big dog. He is abrown dog. He is a big brown dog. I love my family.
    • Questions:1) How many sisters do I have?A. oneB. twoC. threeD. four2) How old is my mom?A. twenty-five years oldB. thirty years oldC. thirty-five years oldD. forty years old3) My dad isA. a doctorB. a lawyerC. an engineerD. a construction worker4) What is the name of my dog?A. JuliaB. PawC. AndreD. CarrieCheck Answers1) B; 2) D; 3) C; 4) B
    • 5) What color is my dog?A. He is white.B. He is black.C. He is brown.D. He is yellow.6) What is the name of my youngersister?A. CarrieB. RachelC. AndreD. Julia7) What is the name of myolder sister?A. CarrieB. RachelC. AndreD. Julia8) Is my dog small or big?A. He is small.B. He is big.Check Answers5) C; 6) A; 7) B; 8) B
    • Passage My FriendMy name is Julie.I have a friend.My friend lives in California.My friend is a girl.She is seventeen years old.Her name is Jessica Roberts.Jessica is cool.I like her a lot.She likes to read.She is a good reader.She is good at math, too.It is her best subject.Jessica is smart.I like to eat lunch with her.We eat lunch on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.Jessica is my friend.
    • 1) Where does Julie’s friend live?A. ColoradoB. TexasC. California2) Is Julie’s friend a girl or a boy?A. She is a girl.B. He is a boy3) How old is Julie’s friend?A. 15 years oldB. 16 years oldC. 17 years old4) What is Julie’s friends first name?A. JennyB. JessicaC. Julie5) What is my friends last name?A. RowanB. RandalC. Roberts6) What is Jessicas best subject?A. EnglishB. mathC. science7) How many days a week do I eatlunch with Jessica?A. 3B. 5C. 7Questions:Check Answers1) C; 2) A; 3) C; 4) B; 5) C; 6) B; 7) A
    • Passage My HouseMy house is in the United States. I live in theUnited States.The United States is a country.My house is in North Carolina. I live in NorthCarolina.North Carolina is a state. The weather inNorth Carolina is nice. It is sunny. The sky isblue.My house is in Chapel Hill. I live in ChapelHill.Chapel Hill is a city. It is a city on a hill. It is acity on a small mountain.My house is red. My house is brick.I live in a red brick house.
    • 1) What is the United States?A. a cityB. a stateC. a country2) What is North Carolina?A. a cityB. a stateC. a country3) What is Chapel Hill?A. a cityB. a stateC. a country4) How is the weather in Chapel Hill?A. rainyB. sunnyC. cloudy5) What is my house made of?A. woodB. brickC. metal6) What color is my house?A. redB. blueC. yellow7) What is a hill?A. a forestB. a large riverC. a small mountainQuestions:Check Answers1) C 2) B 3) A 4) B 5) B 6) A 7) C
    • Passage Paul CooksPaul’s wife knows Paul loves to read cookbooks. Shedecides to get him one for his birthday. Paul tells her hewill try to make a new recipe for three days in a row.On Monday, Paul makes blueberry pancakes forbreakfast. He gets the blueberries from the farmers’market.On Tuesday, Paul makes beef soup for dinner. He puts incubes of beef, carrots, and onions. The recipe calls forcream, but Paul does not like cream. He uses waterinstead.On Wednesday, Paul makes a tomato salad withcucumbers and onions. He picks the cucumbers andtomatoes from his garden. He likes this dish best. It wasalso the easiest for him to make.
    • Questions:1) Which ingredients does Paul useto make beef soup?I. onionsII. potatoesIII. cucumbersA. I onlyB. I and IIC. II and IIID. I, II, and III2) Where does Paul get hiscookbook?A. Paul buys it.B. His girlfriend gives it to him.C. His wife gets it for him.D. Paul’s friend buys it for him.3) What does Paul say he willdo?A. become a chefB. grow his own foodC. cook every recipe in aweekD. try a new recipe forthree days in a row4) On what day does Paulmake pancakes?A. SundayB. MondayC. TuesdayD. WednesdayCheck Answers1) A; 2) C; 3) D; 4) B
    • 5) What does Paul get from thefarmers market?A. cubes of beefB. blueberriesC. tomatoesD. cucumbers6) Where does Paul get cucumbersand tomatoes?A. from his wifeB. from the storeC. from his gardenD. from the farmers’ market7) Which dish does Paul like best?A. the creamy oneB. beef soupC. tomato saladD. blueberry pancakes8) Why doesnt Paul use cream?A. He doesn’t like it.B. There was none at the store.C. There was none in the garden.D. There was none at the farmers’market.9) What does Paul use instead of cream?A. milkB. onionsC. waterD. butter10) Which dish was the easiest for Paulto make?A. pancakesB. beef soupC. tomato saladD. chicken tendersCheck Answers5) B; 6) C; 7) C; 8) A; 9) C; 10) C
    • Answers with explanations are on the next pages. Itmight be a good idea to print these next pages.The answers go in order according to thepresentation. This way they can be used to explainto you students the reasons for the answers.
    • 1. Answers and Explanations1) AThe passage says, “Anna is an artist.” Choice (A) is correct.2) CThe passage says that Anna draws the moon, clouds, and stars. Themoon, clouds, and stars are all in the sky. Anna draws things that are in the sky.Choice (C) is correct.3) BThe passage says, “She draws stars.” Choice (B) is correct.4) CThe passage says that Anna draws the moon and clouds. Choice (C) is correct.5) AThe passage says, "Anna draws the moon. She draws clouds. She draws stars."These are all things that are in the sky. Using this information, we can understandthat Anna likes to draw things in the sky. Trees are not in the sky. Fish are not in thesky. Airplanes are in the sky. Therefore, Anna probably also draws airplanes. Choice(A) is correct.
    • 2. Answers and Explanations1) BThe passage says, “Erin is at a restaurant.” Choice (B) is correct.2) CThe passage says, "She eats cookies. She eats ice cream. She eats cake." Theseare sweet foods. You eat sweet foods for dessert. Choice (C) is correct.3) AThe passage says, “She eats cake.” Choice (A) is correct.4) AThe passage says, "She eats cookies. She eats ice cream. She eats cake." Thepassage does not say that Erin eats pie. Choice (A) is correct.5) BThe passage says, "She eats cookies. She eats ice cream. She eats cake."Cookies, ice cream, and cake are all sweet. Using this information, we canunderstand that Erin likes to eats sweets. Bananas are not sweet. Sandwichesare not sweet. Chocolates are sweet. So, Erin probably also eats chocolates.Choice (B) is correct.
    • 3. Answers and Explanations1) BThe passage says, “Adam is a chef.” Choice (B) is correct.2) BThe passage says, “He cooks steak.” Choice (B) is correct.3) AThe passage says that Adam cooks chicken, steak, and pork. These are kinds of meat.So, Adam cooks meat. Choice (A) is correct.4) CThe passage says, “He cooks chicken.” The passage also says, “He cooks pork.” Thepassage does not say that Adam cooks apples. Choice (C) is correct.5) CThe passage says, "He cooks chicken. He cooks steak. He cooks pork." These are allkinds of meat. Using this information, we can understand that Adam cooks meat.Green beans are not a kind of meat. Asparagus is not a kind of meat. Hamburgers area kind of meat. Therefore, Adam probably also cooks hamburgers. Choice (C) iscorrect.
    • 4. Answers and Explanations1) BThe passage says, “John is at the park.” Choice (B) is correct.2) CThe passage says that Johns sees dogs, birds, and ducks. These are animals. John seesanimals. Choice (C) is correct.3) CThe passage says, “He sees birds.” Choice (C) is correct.4) BThe passage says, “He sees dogs.” The passage also says, “He sees birds.” The passagedoes not talk about cats. Choice (B) is correct.5) AThe passage says, "He sees dogs. He sees birds. He sees ducks." These are all kinds ofanimals. Using this information, we can understand that John sees animals at the park.Machines are not a kind of animal. Computers are not a kind of animal. Squirrels are akind of animal. Therefore, John probably also sees squirrels. Choice (A) is correct.
    • 5. Answers and Explanations1) AThe passage says, “Ben works on a farm.” Choice (A) is correct.2) BThe passage says that Ben grows corn, peas, and carrots. These are all vegetables. Bengrows vegetables. Choice (B) is correct.3) BThe passage says, “He grows carrots.” Choice (B) is correct.4) CThe passage says, “He grows corn.” The passage also says, “He grows peas.” Thepassage does not say that Ben grows lettuce. Choice (C) is correct.5) CThe passage says, "He grows corn. He grows peas. He grows carrots." These are allkinds of vegetables. Using this information, we can understand that Ben growsvegetables. Chickens are not a kind of vegetable. Pigs are not a kind of vegetable.Tomatoes are a kind of vegetable. Therefore, Ben probably also grows tomatoes.Choice (C) is correct.
    • 6. Answers and Explanations1) CThe passage says, "Ted goes to the grocery store." Choice (C) is correct.2) AThe passage says, "He buys an apple, a banana, and a strawberry." Apples are fruit.Bananas are fruit. Strawberries are fruit. This lets us know that Ted buys fruit at thegrocery store. Choice (A) is correct.3) BThe passage says, "He buys an apple, a banana, and a strawberry." The passage doesnot say that Ted buys an egg. Choice (B) is correct.4) CThe passage says, "He buys an apple, a banana, and a strawberry." Apples are fruit.Bananas are fruit. Strawberries are fruit. This lets us know that Ted buys fruit at thegrocery store. So, Ted probably does not buy an umbrella. An umbrella is not a fruit.He probably does not buy a hat. A hat is not a fruit. He probably also buys an orange.An orange is a type of fruit. Choice (C) is correct.
    • 7. Answers and Explanations1) AThe passage says that “Fire is hot.” Choice (A) is correct.2) BThe passage says, "Fire is red. Fire is yellow. Fire is orange." So, fire is red. Thismeans option (I) is true. The passage says, "Fire is red. Fire is yellow. Fire is orange."So, fire is orange. This means option (II) is true. The passage does not say that fire isgreen. This means option (III) is not true. Choice (B) is correct.3) BThe passage says, "Fire is good. People use fire to cook.” Using this information, wecan understand that fire is good because people use it to cook. Choice (B) is correct.4) BDangerous and safe are opposites. Dangerous is the opposite of safe.Therefore, dangerous things are not safe. Choice (B) is correct.Here are more opposites:Good is the opposite of bad.Cold is the opposite of hot.Up is the opposite of down.
    • 8. Answers and Explanations1) AThe passage says, “You need a ball to play tennis. The ball is soft.” Choice (A) iscorrect.2) CThe passage says, “You need a ball to play soccer. The ball is black and white.” Choice(C) is correct.3) BThe passage says, “You need a ball to play golf. The ball is small. The ball is hard. Theball is small and hard.” Choice (B) is correct.4) CThe passage says, "You need a ball to play baseball. The ball is hard." The passagealso says, "You need a ball to play golf. The ball is small. The ball is hard." Using thisinformation, we can understand that you use a hard ball to play both baseball andgolf. Choice (C) is correct.5) CIn this passage, we learn about four different sports. You need a ball to play each ofthese sports. Using this information, we can understand that you need a ball to playmany sports. Choice (C) is correct.
    • A Call to the PoolAnswers and Explanations1) DAt the beginning of the story, Sam says, “Today is very hot.” We can understand from this that theweather is hot. Therefore (D) is correct. Sam wants to get cool because the weather is hot. Therefore(B) is incorrect. The story does not provide information to support choices (A) and (C), so they areincorrect.2) BAt the beginning of the story, Sam says, “I want to be cool.” Therefore (B) is correct. The story doesnot provide information to support choices (A) and (C). Therefore they are incorrect. Sam is hot, butSam wants to become cool. Therefore (D) is incorrect.3) BSam wants to be cool. Sam asks, “How can I get cool?” Then Sam says, “Wait...I know! I can go to thepool. The pool is cool.” We can understand from this that since the pool is cool, Sam thinks that he canbecome cool by going in the pool. Therefore (B) is correct.The library (A), school (C) and work (D) may all be places that are cool, but in the story Sam thinks thatthe pool is the place to cool off. The story does not mention any of those places. Therefore answerchoices (A), (C), and (D) are incorrect.
    • 4) DIn the middle of the story, Sam wants to find out if the pool is open. Sam asks, “Where is thephone?” Then Sam says, “I need to call the pool. I need to find out if the pool is open orclosed.” The phone rings. “‘Hello. My name is Andrea. I am at the pool. Can I help you?’” Samasks Andrea if the pool is open and Andrea says yes. We can understand from this that Samhas called Andrea to find out if the pool is open. Therefore (D) is correct.The story does not provide information to support choices (A), (B), and (C). Therefore theyare incorrect.5) AWhen Sam calls Andrea, he asks, “Is the pool open?” Andrea replies, "Yes. The pool is open."Therefore (A) is correct. The pool is open, so it is not closed. Therefore (B) is incorrect.
    • My FamilyAnswers and Explanations1) BIn paragraph 2, Eric tells us that he has 2 sisters. Therefore, (B) is correct.2) DIn paragraph 3, Eric tells us that his mother is 40 years old. Mother is another word for mom.Therefore (D) is correct.3) CIn paragraph 4, Eric says, “my father is an engineer.” Father is another word for dad. Therefore, (C) iscorrect.Even though Eric’s dad builds bridges, he is not a construction worker. Therefore, (D) is incorrect.4) BIn paragraph 5, Eric says, “My dog’s name is Paw.” Therefore, (B) is correct.
    • 5) CIn paragraph 5, we learn that Paw is a “brown dog.” Therefore, (C) is correct6) AIn paragraph 2, Eric tells us that he has two sisters. Eric says, “Rachel is 18 years old. Carrie is10 years old.” Carrie is younger than Rachel. This makes Carrie Eric’s younger sister.Therefore (A) is correct.7) BIn paragraph 2, we learn that Eric’s sister Rachel is 18 and Eric’s sister Carrie is 10. Rachel isolder than Carrie. This makes Rachel Eric’s older sister. Therefore, (B) is correct.8) BIn paragraph 5, we learn about Eric’s dog, Paw. Eric says, “He is a big dog.” Therefore, (B) iscorrect.
    • My FriendAnswers and Explanations1) CAt the beginning of the story, Julie says, “My friend lives in California.” Therefore (C) is correct.The story does not provide information to support answer choices (A) and (B). Therefore theyare incorrect.2) ANear the beginning, Julie says, “My friend is a girl.” Therefore (A) is correct. Since Julie’s friend isa girl, she is not a boy. Therefore (B) is incorrect.3) CNear the middle of the story, Julie says, “She is seventeen years old.” We can understand fromthis that Julie’s friend is seventeen years old. Therefore (C) is correct. The story does not provideinformation to support answer choices (A) and (B). Therefore they are incorrect.4) BNear the middle of the story, Julie says, “Her name is Jessica Roberts.” From this, we canunderstand that Julie’s friend’s first name is Jessica. Therefore (B) is correct. The story does notprovide information to support answer choice (A). Therefore it is incorrect. The narrator’s nameis Julie, but Julie’s friend is named Jessica. Therefore (C) is incorrect.
    • 5) CNear the middle of the story, Julie says, “Her name is Jessica Roberts.” We can understandfrom this that Julie’s friend’s last name is Roberts. Therefore (C) is correct. The story doesnot provide information to support answer choices (A) and (B). Therefore they areincorrect.6) BIn the middle of the story, Julie describes what Jessica likes. Julie says, “She is good atmath, too. It is her best subject.” We can understand from this information that Jessica’sbest subject is math. Therefore (B) is correct.Although Julie says that Jessica “likes to read” and “is a good reader,” Julie does not saythat English is Jessica’s best subject. Therefore (A) is incorrect. The story does not provideinformation to support answer choice (C). Therefore it is incorrect.7) ANear the end of the story, Julie says, “I like to eat lunch with her. We eat lunch onMonday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.” We can understand from this that Julie eats withJessica on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. This makes 3 days. Therefore (A) is correct.The story does not provide information to support answer choices (B) and (C). Thereforethey are incorrect.
    • My HouseAnswers and Explanations1) CIn paragraph 1, we are told, “The United States is a country.” Therefore (C) is correct. The passagedoes not contain information to support choices (A) and (B). Therefore they are incorrect.2) BParagraph 2 tells us, “North Carolina is a state.” Therefore (B) is correct. The passage does notcontain information to support choices (A) and (C). Therefore they are incorrect.3) AIn paragraph 3, we learn, “Chapel Hill is a city.” Therefore (A) is correct. The passage does notcontain information to support choices (B) and (C). Therefore they are incorrect.4) BIn paragraph 2, the speaker tells us that she lives in the state of North Carolina. In paragraph 3, welearn that the speaker lives in the city of Chapel Hill. From this information, we can understandthat the city of Chapel Hill is in the state of North Carolina. In paragraph 2, the speaker tells us thatthe weather in North Carolina is sunny. If the weather in North Carolina is sunny, then the weatherin Chapel Hill must be sunny too. Therefore (B) is correct.The passage does not contain information to support choices (A), and (C). Therefore they areincorrect.
    • 5) BIn paragraph 4, the speaker tells us, “My house is brick.” Therefore (B) is correct. The passagedoes not contain information to support choices (A) and (C). Therefore they are incorrect.6) AIn paragraph 4, the speaker tells us, “My house is red.” Therefore (A) is correct. The passagedoes not contain information to support choices (B) and (C). Therefore they are incorrect.7) CIn paragraph 3, when the speaker tells us about Chapel Hill, she says, “It is a city on a hill.”Then she lets us know more about Chapel Hill. She tells us, “It is a city on a small mountain.”From this, we can understand that a small mountain and a hill are the same thing. Therefore(C) is correct.The passage does not contain information to support choices (A) and (B). Therefore they areincorrect.
    • Paul CooksAnswers and Explanations1) AIn the middle of the story, it says, “Paul makes beef soup for dinner. He puts in cubes ofbeef, carrots, and onions.” This tells us that Paul puts in onions, which supports option (I). Thestory does not say that Paul puts potatoes in the soup. This eliminates option (II). The story doesnot say that Paul puts cucumbers in the soup. This eliminates option (III). Therefore (A) iscorrect.2) CAt the beginning of the story, it says, “Paul’s wife knows that Paul loves to read cookbooks. Shedecides to get him one for his birthday.” We can understand from this that Paul’s wife gave himthe cookbook. Therefore (C) is correct.Since the story says that “she” got Paul a cookbook for his birthday, we know that Paul did notbuy it himself. Therefore (A) is incorrect. At the beginning of the story, we learn that Paul has awife, not a girlfriend. Therefore (B) is incorrect. The story does not say anything about Paul’sfriends. Therefore (D) is incorrect.3) DAt the beginning of the story, Paul tells his wife that “he will try to make a new recipe for threedays in a row.” This means (D) is correct.Although Paul likes to read cookbooks, the story does not say anything about Paul becoming achef. This makes (A) incorrect. While the story does tell us that Paul picks cucumbers andtomatoes from his garden, Paul does not say that he will grow his own food. Therefore (B) isincorrect. Paul says that he “will try to make a new recipe for three days in a row,” not cookevery recipe in a week. This means (C) is incorrect.
    • 4) BIn the middle of the story, it says, “On Monday, Paul makes blueberry pancakes for breakfast.”Therefore (B) is correct. The story does not say anything about Sunday. This means (A) isincorrect. The story says that Paul “makes beef soup” on Tuesday. This means (C) is incorrect.The story says that Paul “makes a tomato salad with cucumbers and onions” on Wednesday.This makes (D) incorrect.5) BIn the middle of the story, it says, “He gets the blueberries from the farmers’ market. Therefore(B) is correct.Paul uses cubes of beef in the soup, but the story does not tell us where Paul got the cubes ofbeef. This means (A) is incorrect. At the end of the story, it says that Paul “picks the cucumbersand tomatoes from his garden.” Therefore, the tomatoes come from the garden, not thefarmers’ market, so (C) is incorrect. At the end of the story, it says that Paul “picks thecucumbers and tomatoes from his garden.” Therefore, the cucumbers also come from thegarden, not the farmers’ market. This means (D) is incorrect.6) CAt the end of the story, it says that Paul “picks the cucumbers and tomatoes from his garden.”This means (C) is correct.Although Paul’s wife got him the cookbook, the story does not say that Paul’s wife gave Paultomatoes and cucumbers. Therefore (A) is incorrect. The story does not mention a store at all.This means (B) is incorrect. In the middle of the story it says that Paul “gets the blueberriesfrom the farmers’ market.” The story does not say that Paul got tomatoes and cucumbers fromthe farmers’ market. This makes (D) incorrect.
    • 7) CAt the end of the story, it says that Paul “makes a tomato salad with cucumber and onions.” Thenit says that Paul “likes this dish best.” We can understand from this that Paul likes the tomatosalad best. Therefore (C) is correct. The story does not contain information to support answerchoices (A), (B), and (D). Therefore they are incorrect.8) AIn the middle of the story, it says that Paul does not use cream in the beef soup because “Pauldoes not like cream.” This means (A) is correct.The story does say anything about a store, so (B) is incorrect. Although Paul does get cucumbersand tomatoes from the garden, Paul does not get cream from the garden. Therefore (C) isincorrect. Although Paul buys blueberries from the farmers’ market, Paul does not buy cream atthe farmers’ market. This makes (D) incorrect.
    • 9) CIn the middle of the story, it says that the beef soup recipe “calls for cream, but Paul doesnot like cream. He uses water instead.” We can understand from this that Paul used waterin the beef soup recipe instead of cream. Therefore (C) is correct. The story does notcontain information to support answer choices (A), (B), and (D). Therefore they areincorrect.10) CAt the end of the story, it says that Paul made “a tomato salad.” Then, the story says Paulliked the tomato salad best and “it was also the easiest for him to make.” This means thatthe tomato salad was the easiest recipe for Paul to make, so (C) is correct. The story doesnot contain information to support answer choices (A), (B), and (D). Therefore they areincorrect.