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 June 10.

A visit to the Milan Cathedral from "The Innocents Abroad" by Mark Twain (died 1910)

The priests showed us two of St. Paul's fingers and one of St. Peter's, a bone of Judas Iscariot (it was black), and also bones of all the other disciples, and a handkerchief in which the Saviour had left the impression of his face. Among the most precious of the relics were a stone from the Holy Sepulchre, part of the crown of thorns (they have a whole one at Notre Dame), a fragment of the purple robe worn by the Saviour, a nail from the Cross, and a picture of the Virgin and Child painted by the veritable hand of St. Luke. This is the second of St. Luke's Virgins we have seen. Once a year all these holy relics are carried in procession through the streets of Milan.

1. Iscariot refers to
A. a tribe in Palestine.
B. Judas' occupation.
C. the village from which Judas came.
D. a betrayer.
2. The Sepulchre was
A. a burial place.
B. a prison.
C. a residence.
D. a town hall.
3. The Latin origin of veritable meant
A. long-dead.
B. impressive.
C. subject to proof.
D. true.
4. One must conclude that Mark Twain was
A. a true believer.
B. a skeptic.
C. easily impressed.
D. Roman Catholic.
The entire book can be downloaded as an html zip file from Project Gutenberg: The Innocents Abroad.

Write down your answers and then see Answer Key below.

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

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