Grade 3 Reading Information - Understanding a Text
Read the story about space and then answer the questions.

Grade 3 Reading Information - Understanding a Text

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After reading an informational text, students will need to refer to the text for answers to questions. Usually, students will need to provide proof from the text to support their answers. The students will need to have practice looking back at the text instead of simply trying to answer the questions from memory. Sometimes, students may have questions to ask about the text. In this quiz, the students will answer questions about a text by having to refer back to it. The students will also choose questions that can be answered from the text.

Story - Black Holes

There are many strange things in space. Stars, planets and moons can be seen in space. However, not many people have come close to them. Very few people have touched these things. Some things in space have never been touched. People have not even gotten close to them.

A black hole is one of those things. It is probably the most unusual thing in space. Black holes do not have an outside layer. Instead, black holes cause dust, stars and other things in space to fall into them. Black holes pull these things into them. The gravity in a black hole is strong. It sucks these things into them. These things are trapped. Nothing can leave. It is similar to quicksand. If you step in quicksand, it will pull you in to the ground. Black holes do the same thing.

Black holes are round, but some are small and some are large. There are also some black holes that have a medium size. The very large black holes are heavier than the sun. Some are even ten times heavier than the sun. The only way to destroy a black hole would be for an explosion to happen. This explosion would have to be caused by the universe. Astronauts must be careful in space. If they got trapped in a black hole, they would die quickly.
1.
Read the story above - Black Holes.
How big are the biggest black holes?
Ten times bigger than the sun.
Slightly bigger than the sun.
As big as the sun.
Slightly smaller than the sun.
Black holes are so big that the biggest ones are ten times bigger than the sun.
2.
Read the story above - Black Holes.
Which question can be answered from the text?
How are black holes made?
How many people have died from a black hole?
What things get trapped in black holes?
Why do black holes have so much gravity?
The text explains that dust and stars get trapped in black holes.
3.
Read the story above - Black Holes.
Which question can be answered from the text?
Who has touched a black hole?
Where is the closest black hole to Earth?
When was the first black hole discovered?
How many small black holes are there?
In the first paragraph, it states that no one has ever touched a black hole.
4.
Read the story above - Black Holes.
What do most items have but black holes do not have?
Round shape.
Gravity.
Outside layer.
Dust and stars in them.
Black holes have gravity, dust and stars in them and a round shape. However, they do not have an outside layer.
5.
Read the story above - Black Holes.
Which question can be answered from the text?
How long does it take to destroy a black hole?
What would happen to an astronaut if he got trapped in a black hole?
Why does it take an explosion to destroy a black hole?
How many black holes are there in the universe?
The text explains that an astronaut would die quickly if he entered a black hole.
6.
Read the story above - Black Holes.
Are astronauts safe around black holes?
Yes, because astronauts can't be pulled into a black hole.
Yes, because black holes are not dangerous.
No, because the black hole causes astronauts not to breathe.
No, because astronauts can get sucked into a black hole.
The gravity from the black hole can suck and trap the astronaut in there.
7.
Read the story above - Black Holes.
What causes black holes to be able to pull things into them?
Stars.
Dust.
Gravity.
Outer space.
Gravity causes the black holes to pull things into them.
8.
Read the story above - Black Holes.
How does a black hole get destroyed?
An astronaut can shoot at them.
An explosion from the universe.
An explosion from a bomb.
An astronaut stopping the gravity inside the black hole.
The only way for a black hole to be destroyed is for an explosion taking place in the universe.
9.
Read the story above - Black Holes.
What do black holes look like?
Square.
Round.
Bright.
Triangular.
Black holes are round.
10.
Read the story above - Black Holes.
How are black holes similar to quicksand?
They both trap things in them.
They both are made of the same thing.
They both are the same color.
They both are in the same place.
Both black holes and quicksand trap things, so it is difficult to get out.
Author:  Amy Flanders

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