Reading Comprehension Quiz

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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 January 28.

Walt Disney (died 1966) began plans for a full-length feature in 1934. When the film industry came to know about his plans to produce an animated feature-length version of Snow White, they dubbed the project "Disney's Folly," certain that the project would destroy the Disney studio. Both his wife and his brother tried to talk Disney out of the project, but he was not deterred.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, as the feature was named, was in full production from 1934 until mid-1937, when the studio ran out of money. To acquire the needed funding, Disney showed a rough cut of the motion picture to loan officers at the Bank of America, who gave the studio the money to finish the picture. The finished film premiered in 1937. At the conclusion of the film, the audience gave Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs a standing ovation. Snow White, the first animated feature film in English and Technicolor, was released in February, 1938, under a new distribution deal with RKO Radio Pictures. The film became the most successful motion picture of 1938.

In all, Disney received fifty-nine Academy Award nominations and won twenty-six Oscars, including a record four in one year, and thus holds the record for the person with the most awards and the most nominations. He is the originator and namesake for Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resort theme parks, which can now be found in the United States, Japan, France, and China.

1. The number of Oscars that Disney won is
A. 26
B. 59
C. 4
D. 66
2. The article is testimony to Disney's
A. fears.
B. offenses.
C. persistence.
D. unreliability.
3. The Latin origin of ovation meant
A. loud noise.
B. cheering.
C. standing up.
D. triumph, rejoicing.
4. A rough cut is
A. pieces of a film.
B. a film before final editing.
C. a film without sound.
D. a film with poor quality video.

The information comes from Wikipedia.

Write down your answers and then see Answer Key below.

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