Reading Comprehension Quiz

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During his famous 1927 solo flight from North America to Europe, Charles Lindbergh wrote this passage: "Now I've burned the last bridge behind me. All through the storm and darkest night, my instincts have been anchored to the continent of North America, as though an invisible cord still tied me to its coasts. In an emergency if the ice-filled clouds had merged, if oil pressure had begun to drop, if a cylinder had started missing I would have turned back toward America and home. Now, my anchor is in Europe, on a continent I've never seen. Now, I won't think of turning back."

1. The bridge that Lindbergh burned was
A. his connection with North America.
B. his instincts.
C. dangers on the flight.
D. his connection with Europe.
2. The Latin origin of instinct means
A. to inspire.
B. to suggest.
C. to insist.
D. to prick or goad.
3. Lindbergh traveled through
A. night.
B. clouds.
C. ice.
D. an invisible cord.
4. Lindbergh wrote this passage
A. at the beginning of the trip.
B. when he was more than half-way to Europe.
C. when he was near to the coast of Europe.
D. at the end of his trip.

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

Write down your answers and then see Answer Key below.

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