Reading Comprehension Quiz

[A new interlinear poem will be available each Monday: Weekly Interlinear Poem .]

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 August 6.

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (died 1953) in Cross Creek, Florida

I think that the shabbiness of the Creek is a part of its endearing quality. I for one might admire, but never truly love, an affluent perfection. The Williamsburg restoration, for instance, is fine and proud, but it is something only to be stared at. Old Williamsburg lived in a genteel poverty that was more elegant than the new shining Governor's mansion, for its gentility came not from superimposed wealth but from long years of gracious living. The restoration is a good thing, of course, and Time will make all come right again. The Creek shabbiness was never elegant and never will be. It is merely comfortable and weather-beaten, meeting Time halfway.

1. This selection defends
A. elegance.
B. superimposed wealth.
C. shabbiness.
D. a restoration.
2. The Latin origin of affluent meant
A. shining.
B. moderate.
C. admired.
D. plentiful flow.
3. Meeting Time halfway was
A. shabbiness.
B. elegance.
C. restoration.
D. graciousness.
4. Only to be stared at was
A. genteel poverty.
B. the restoration.
C. shabbiness.
D. the Creek.
The entire book can be read online: Cross Creek.

Write down your answers and then see Answer Key below.

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

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