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 September 29.

Alexander Graham Bell (died 1922) is widely credited with the invention of the telephone. His father, grandfather, and brother had all been associated with work on elocution and speech, and both his mother and wife were deaf. His research on hearing and speech led him to experiment with hearing devices, which eventually culminated in his being awarded in 1876 the first U.S. patent for the telephone. Bell considered his most famous invention an intrusion on his work as a scientist and refused to have a telephone in his study. Upon his death in 1922, all telephones throughout the United States "stilled their ringing for a silent minute in tribute to the man whose yearning to communicate had made them possible."

1. The Greek origin of telephone meant
A. interactive voices.
B. loud and soft.
C. sound by electricity.
D. sound from afar.
2. Bell didn't want the telephone
A. to intrude on his work.
B. to be used widely.
C. to make him famous.
D. to be used for deaf people.
3. At time time of his death Bell was
A. little known.
B. a local celebrity only.
C. famous throughout the country.
D. not known at all.
4. The patent for the telephone was awarded in
A. 1922.
B. 1850.
C. 1900.
D. 1876.

The information comes from Wikipedia.

Write down your answers and then see Answer Key below.

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