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Practice - Reading - 09

Hello young reader! Are you ready for a fantastically fun journey? This quiz will test your English reading skills both in fluency and comprehension. So, put on your thinking cap, get comfy, and let’s dive into the magical world of letters and words. Remember, it's okay to make mistakes - they are stepping stones to learning. Good luck!
1.
Which of the following is an example of a 'compound word'?
Run
Jump
Playground
Eat
A compound word is a word that is made up of two smaller words. 'Playground' is made up of 'play' and 'ground', so it's a compound word.
2.
What is the 'setting' of a story?
The characters
The problem
The time and place where a story happens
The pictures in the book
The setting of a story tells us when and where the story is taking place.
3.
If 'puppy' is the young of a dog, what is a 'kitten'?
The young of a frog
The young of a cat
The young of a horse
The young of a duck
A 'kitten' is the young of a cat. For horses it's foal, for frogs it's tadpole, and for ducks it's duckling.
4.
What is a ruler?
Something we use to measure things
A king
A queen
All of the above
A ruler is used to measure the length of objects, but it can also mean the leader of a country. Lots of words have more than one meaning!
5.
Which of the following words begins with 'br'?
Brain
Flake
Drawer
Stake
All the words start with mixed letter sounds - br, fl, dr, and br. Brain is the one using br.
6.
Which word is spelt correctly?
Banarna
Bananer
Bannana
Banana
Banana is spelt b-a-n-a-n-a.
7.
What does the word 'gentle' mean in this sentence: 'Billy the elephant was very gentle with his friends.'?
Silly
Loud
Careful and kind
Big
'Gentle' means being careful, kind, and avoiding harm or damage. So, Billy the elephant was careful and kind with his friends.
8.
What does the word 'zoomed' mean in this sentence: 'The red car zoomed down the road.'?
Moved slowly
Stopped
Moved very fast
Turned
'Zoomed' usually means to move quickly or suddenly with a humming or buzzing noise. So, the red car moved very fast down the road.
9.
What does the prefix 'un-' mean in the word 'unhappy'?
Very
Not
Little
Again
The prefix 'un-' often means 'not'. So, 'unhappy' means 'not happy'.
10.
Which of the following punctuation marks should be used at the end of a question?
Comma (,)
Exclamation mark (!)
Question mark (?)
Full stop (.)
We use a question mark at the end of a sentence to show that it's a question.
Author:  Graeme Haw

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