Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Tests of Reading

Content Questions
Click on the answer you think is correct.


1. Thomas Edison did things in this order:
a.
he became a telegraph operator, a newsboy, and then got his first patent
b.
he became a newsboy, got his first patent, and then became a telegraph operator
c.
he got a patent, became a telegraph operator, and then became a newsboy
d.
he became a newsboy, a telegraph operator, and then got a patent


2. Edison considered his deafness:
a.
a disadvantage
b.
a blessing
c.
something from a priest
d.
a necessity


3. Of all the inventions, __________ was probably the most important for civilization.
a.
the vote recorder
b.
the stock ticker
c.
the light bulb
d.
the motion picture camera


4. The main idea of this passage is:
a.
Thomas Edison was always interested in science and inventions, and he invented many important things.
b.
Thomas Edison could not keep a job.
c.
Thomas Edison worked day and night on his experiments.
d.
Deaf people make good inventors because they can focus without the distraction of spoken conversation.

Correct! Well done.
You have finished the quiz

Vocabulary
Click on the word or phrase that means the same as the underlined word or phrase.

1. His mother, a former teacher, taught him a few things, but he was mostly self-educated.
a.
taught himself
b.
born a genius
c.
loved school
d.
thought of himself

2. His natural curiosity soon led him to start experimenting with electrical and mechanical things at home.
a.
experiencing
b.
inventing
c.
making tests and playing with
d.
ignoring

3. He left numerous inventions that improved the quality of life all over the world.
a.
numbered
b.
many
c.
none
d.
modern

4. Sometimes he worked so intensely that his wife had to remind him to sleep and eat.
a.
passionately and with great focus
b.
carelessly and with many distractions
c.
hard
d.
problems
Correct! Well done.
You have finished the quiz.


Content Questions
Click on the answer you think is correct.


1. According to the story, Sophia continued her education after she finished school by:
a.
reading books
b.
meeting and interacting with people
c.
being at Gallaudet College
d.
learning from Thomas Gallaudet


2. After her husband died, she finished raising her children, and then she:
a.
moved to Washington, D.C.
b.
spent her winters in Washington and the rest of the year visiting her children and grandchildren.
c.
became sick.
d.
Helped her son to establish a college for the deaf.


3. Sophia studied at the school for the deaf in Hartford, Connecticut:
a.
for ten years
b.
from 1817 to 1851
c.
from 1817 to 1821
d.
From 1798 to 1803


4. We can assume from this passage that:
a.
Sophia believed that deaf people should have equal rights to education and employment.
b.
Sophia thought that deaf people were better off living with a relative who could take care of them and support them.
c.
Sophia wished that she could have visited deaf schools in Europe.
d.
Sophia always wanted a dormitory to be named after her.
Correct! Well done.
You have finished the quiz.

Vocabulary
Click on the word or phrase that means the same as the underlined word or phrase.

1. Sophia Fowler Gallaudet was the deaf wife of Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet who founded the first permanent public school for the deaf.
a.
temporary
b.
residential
c.
lasting
d.
important

2. She became a modest, gay, and charming young lady.
a.
humble
b.
modern
c.
cheerful
d.
arrogant

3. Sophia didn't hesitate, and married him in 1821.
a.
plan
b.
want to
c.
take a long time to decide
d.
confide

4. She often met with members of Congress and other prominent men in order to gain support for her goals.
a.
government
b.
promising
c.
not famous
d.
famous and important

5. She helped to obtain funds to found and maintain Gallaudet College.
a.
get
b.
order
c.
observe
d.
send

6. Gallaudet has preserved her memory by naming Fowler Hall in her honor.
a.
encouraged
b.
promised
c.
kept alive
d.
ignored

7. Sophia was nineteen years old when her parents learned that a school for the deaf had been founded in Hartford, Connecticut.
a.
located
b.
established
c.
lost
d.
discovered
Correct! Well done.
You have finished the quiz.

Content Questions
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1. The main idea of the story is that:
a.
Craig liked women.
b.
Gallaudet is the best place for an orphan to grow up.
c.
Craig was an orphan, and no one ever found out exactly what happened to his family.
d.
Craig, a man with an unusual background, worked at Gallaudet for many years.


2. It is most likely that Douglas Craig enjoyed working at Gallaudet because:
a.
Gallaudet was a good place to collect junk.
b.
he found it easy to communicate with people.
c.
people felt sorry for him so he didn't have to work hard.
d.
he didn't have a home.


3. "He did not know what a vacation was." This phrase means:
a.
he did not know what the word "vacation" meant.
b.
he could not stop working even on a vacation.
c.
he hated vacations.
d.
he never took time off from work.


4. Craig and his new wife's honeymoon did not last long because:
a.
their money was lost or stolen.
b.
Craig missed Gallaudet and wanted to come back early.
c.
they spent all their money.
d.
their baggage and clothing was lost or stolen.
Correct! Well done.
You have finished the quiz.



Vocabulary
Click on the word or phrase that means the same as the underlined word or phrase.

1. At nights, he huddled in doorways and slept.
a.
hid
b.
curled up
c.
snuck in
d.
knocked

2. Needless to say, he was a familiar sight on campus.
a.
common, easily recognizable
b.
strange
c.
friendly
d.
daily, repeated

3. His courtship required letter-writing, therefore, he asked a student in the college to be his private secretary since he was illiterate.
a.
afraid
b.
too busy
c.
unable to read and write
d.
lazy

4. Douglas actively sought a wife during his life at Gallaudet.
a.
tried to find
b.
abandoned
c.
fought
d.
needed

5. He spent the entire time working around the docks of Norfolk.
a.
half
b.
tiring
c.
whole
d.
slow

6. He was very feeble at the time, and sat in a big armchair during the ceremonies.
a.
loyal
b.
proud
c.
strong
d.
weak

7. He died on February 11, 1936, but he left a legend that would live forever.
a.
a story that is passed on from the past
b.
a lie that no one believes
c.
history in print
d.
stories for everyone

Correct! Well done.
You have finished the quiz.

Content Questions
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1. John probably started to use American Sign Language as soon as:
a.
he became deaf.
b.
he entered a school for the deaf.
c.
he could make figures out of clay.
d.
his Indian friends taught him.


2. The subject of his artwork was mostly animals. This is most likely because:
a.
the environment he grew up in influenced him.
b.
he was an Indian.
c.
it was his way of expressing ideas.
d.
he did not like people.


3. "The bear looked so real. The only thing missing was its 'growl.'" This phrase means:
a.
John forgot to add one more thing.
b.
the bear was missing.
c.
the bear missed growling.
d.
the bear looked perfect except that it could not make any sound.


4. During the course of his education, John attended:
a.
two schools.
b.
only a residential school for the deaf.
c.
four different schools.
d.
a school in Maine.


Correct! Well done.
You have finished the quiz.

Vocabulary
Click on the word or phrase that means the same as the underlined word or phrase.

1. Because John could not talk, he could not tell his parents about his many animal friends in the forest and the exciting things that he saw, but he found another way to express himself. He made figures out of clay.
a.
speak with voice
b.
be quiet
c.
communicate
d.
write his thoughts

2. The bear looked so real. The only thing missing was its growl.
a.
snarl
b.
growth
c.
mouth
d.
talking back

3. Since he needed special education, he was transferred to a school for the deaf at Boulder, Montana.
a.
traveled by train
b.
moved to
c.
kept at
d.
transformed

4. John's work was on exhibit in many places in the country.
a.
sale
b.
loan
c.
walls
d.
display

5. In his lifetime, he literally carved his way to fame.
a.
in action
b.
really
c.
probably
d.
supposedly

6. Many important people bought John's work. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., the famous multimillionaire, was one of them.
a.
someone who has many millions of dollars
b.
someone who has a million dollars
c.
someone who gives a lot of money to charity
d.
someone who doesn't care about money


Correct! Well done.
You have finished the quiz.


Content Questions
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1. May Paxton started working at Mercy Hospital:
a.
in 1909.
b.
before she graduated from the Missouri School.
c.
three years after she graduated from the Missouri School.
d.
three years after she went to see Dr. Richardson.


2. When May disobeyed Dr. Richardson's orders about holding babies:
a.
Dr. Richardson was very angry.
b.
Dr. Richardson didn't know because she wasn't there.
c.
May was fired.
d.
Dr. Richardson didn't say anything about it.


3. May and Marian communicated by writing at first because:
a.
they didn't know each other and were shy.
b.
they were playing a joke on each other.
c.
neither one of them knew that the other was deaf.
d.
Marian was a hearing person.


4. We can guess from this passage that:
a.
May was fond of children and babies.
b.
May hated her job and left as soon as she could.
c.
May enjoyed working in the Emergency Room.
d.
May preferred to work with deaf people.
Correct! Well done.
You have finished the quiz.



Vocabulary
Click on the word or phrase that means the same as the underlined word or phrase.

1. The young nurse smiled so cheerfully that the little boy smiled back.
a.
quickly
b.
happily
c.
sweetly
d.
loudly

2. Dr. Richardson told May that the work would be arduous.
a.
interesting
b.
loving
c.
hard
d.
dangerous

3. Dr. Richardson told May that her salary would be very small.
a.
work
b.
room
c.
uniform
d.
pay

4. Only once did she disobey Dr. Richardson's orders.
a.
follow
b.
listen to
c.
not follow
d.
disagree with

5. Dr. Richardson decided to overlook May's disobedience.
a.
not pay attention to
b.
punish
c.
watch
d.
look over

Correct! Well done.
You have finished the quiz.

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