Reading Comprehension Quiz

Use the dictionary, the acronym finder, and the word origins dictionary (links above) as needed. A new quiz is available each Monday through Thursday. This is the quiz for April 24.

Along with everything else she came to represent, Anne Frank symbolized the power of a book. Because of the diary she kept between 1942 and 1944 in the secret upstairs annex of an Amsterdam warehouse, where she and her family hid until the Nazis found them, she became the most memorable figure to emerge from World War II, other than Hitler, of course, who also proclaimed his life and his beliefs in a book. In a way, the Holocaust began with one book and ended with another. Yet it was Anne's that finally prevailed a beneficent and complicated work outlasting a simple and evil one.

1. Prevailed in this context means
A. won in a fight.
B. was superior.
C. lasted longer in importance.
D. defeated.
2. Anne Frank's power came from
A. a secluded life.
B. a book.
C. Amsterdam.
D. resistance to the Nazis.
3. The article mentions that Hitler and Frank both
A. were complicated.
B. prevailed.
C. hid.
D. wrote books.
4. The meaning of the Greek word origin of Holocaust is
A. rampage.
B. burned whole.
C. attack on a minority.
D. sacrifice.

The information comes from an article by Roger Rosenblatt at Time Magazine Most Important People of the Century.

Write down your answers and then see Answer Key below.

Answer Key: 1-C..........2-B..........3-D..........4-B
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