Grade 2 Reading Information - Comprehension
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Grade 2 Reading Information - Comprehension

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It is important for all students to read for pleasure. This allows them to read fun books. Also, second graders should also be reading about history and science in their free time. This will help when they start reading textbooks. In this quiz, the students will read a text about a historical or scientific topic and answer questions about it.

George Washington

George Washington was the first president of the United States. In 1789, he became the president. Washington did not go to school. He worked on the farm. Later, he was taught math and reading. Washington’s father died when George was eleven years old.

In 1755, George Washington led the army during a war. During the French and Indian War, George was shot four times. He lived. For many years, George would work for the army. In 1758, George stopped working for the army. He went back to farming.

In 1763, George grew angry with Britain. The British were making the colonists pay taxes. Leaders met in Philadelphia and George came. He wanted to go back to war with Great Britain. Then he became the Major General of the army. After fighting the Revolutionary War, George Washington became the president of the United States.

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1.
Where did George go to meet with the leaders?
New York City.
Philadelphia.
Washington D.C.
Potomac.
Washington met with the leaders of the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia.
2.
What role was Washington given in the army?
President.
Major General.
Private soldier.
Nothing.
George Washington became the Major General in the army.
3.
When did George Washington become president?
1758.
1755.
1763.
1789.
George Washington became president of the United States in 1789.
4.
What did George Washington want at the meeting with the leaders?
To go to war with Britain.
To farm on British land.
To make Britain give them money.
To become a British soldier.
Washington went to the meeting in Philadelphia because he wanted to go to war with Britain.
5.
When did George Washington's father die?
In 1789.
After he became president.
When he was a child.
In 1763.
George Washington's father died when he was 11 years old.
6.
When did George Washington stop working and go back to farming?
1755.
1758.
1763.
1789.
In 1758, George Washington stopped working for the army and went back to farming.
7.
Was George Washington injured during the war?
He was shot and killed during the war.
He was shot four times, but he lived.
He was not shot.
He was shot once.
George Washington was shot four times, but he recovered.
8.
What did George Washington do as a child?
He went to school.
He worked on a farm.
He taught his friends math.
He fought in a war.
George Washington did not go to school, but he worked on the farm.
9.
What war did George Washington fight in before being president?
French and Indian War.
Potomac War.
Washington's War.
Farming War.
George Washington's first experience in the military was during the French and Indian War.
10.
Why did George Washington get angry at the British?
Because he wanted to farm.
Because the British were taking furs from the colonists.
Because the British were taxing the colonists.
Because his father died.
The British were taxing the colonists which angered many people.
Author:  Amy Flanders

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