Reading Comprehension Quiz

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Jim Henson can be credited with many accomplishments: he had the most profound influence on children of any entertainer of his time; he adapted the ancient art of puppetry to the most modern of mediums, television, transforming both; he created a TV show that was one of the most popular on earth. But Henson's greatest achievement was broader than any of these. Through his work, he helped sustain the qualities of fancifulness, warmth, and consideration that have been so threatened by our coarse, cynical age.

1. Consideration means
A. remembering.
B. deliberateness.
C. carefulness.
D. kind and considerate regard for others.
2. Cynical means
A. uninformed.
B. angry.
C. unhappy.
D. believing that people's motives are bad.
3. The article credits Henson with
A. a good character.
B. ability to make money.
C. cynicism.
D. a narrow vision.
4. Henson came to be widely known because of
A. puppetry.
B. television.
C. warmth and consideration.
D. adaptability.

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

Write down your answers and then see Answer Key below.

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