Two little girls having a tea party
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Grade 4 Reading Information - Comprehension

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Reading textbooks that contain information and specific terms may be difficult for some students. They need to practice reading material that contains difficult concepts. History, science and other technical texts should allow 4th graders to practice reading concepts. Sometimes, teachers may need to help with this difficult material. In this quiz, the students will read a historical text and answer questions about it.

Story - Tea

Tea is a drink that has been around for a long time. This drink has been around longer than most drinks with the exception of water. Even though it is difficult to determine exactly where tea originated from, it is believed that it may have begun in China. When traders and religious people were traveling through China during the 1500s, they probably were given tea to drink. These merchants and religious people may have brought the tea back to Europe. However, there is evidence that people were drinking tea long before that.

Marco Polo was from Italy and he is well-known for traveling to China. While in China, he was probably served tea. Then he brought some back to Italy and other countries.

Today, tea can be found everywhere. People drink hot tea and cold iced tea. To make your own tea, you can buy tea bags from the grocery store. Put a couple of them in boiling water and then turn off the stove. Cover the pot and let the tea steep for about half an hour. Then remove the tea bags and pour the water into a pitcher. Add cold water and ice to it.
1.
Read the story - Tea above.
What drink has been around longer than tea?
Soft drinks
Water
Lemonade
Coffee
Water has always been around
2.
Read the story - Tea above.
Where is it believed that tea was first discovered?
India
United States
China
Italy
Tea was believed to have originated from China
3.
Read the story - Tea above.
Who is believed to have brought tea to different areas?
Merchants
Teachers
Farmers
Students
Since merchants traveled, they probably took tea back with them
4.
Read the story - Tea above.
Why is it believed that Marco Polo brought tea to Italy?
Marco Polo was known to be a farmer
Marco Polo grew tea leaves on his land
Marco Polo loved tea
Marco Polo had traveled to China
Marco Polo stayed in China for a long time and returned probably with tea
5.
Read the story - Tea above.
Who else could have brought tea to other areas of the world?
Explorers
Religious people
Leaders of countries
Tea farmers
Since religious people wanted to convert other people to their religion, they would travel a lot
6.
Read the story - Tea above.
Who would China serve tea to based on the text?
Servants
Workers
Poor people
Guests
Tea was probably made available to guests and leaders
7.
Read the story - Tea above.
According to the story, when did tea originate?
In the 1500s
Before the 1500s
After the 1500s
In the 1600s
It is believed that people were drinking tea before 1500
8.
Read the story - Tea above.
Why do you think tea can be found everywhere?
Because it is easy and cheap to make
Because people travel a lot today
Because everyone drinks tea
Because many farmers want to grow tea leaves
Tea is easy and cheap to make so it is served all over the world
9.
Read the story - Tea above.
In which common place can you get tea bags?
China
A grocery store
A tea store
McDonalds
Many grocery stores sell tea bags
10.
Read the story - Tea above.
What does steep mean?
To stir in sugar
To pour the tea leaves into the water
To keep the tea bags in the water
To add hot water
Steep means to leave the bags in the water for a certain period of time
Author:  Amy Flanders

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