Reading Comprehension Quiz

[A new interlinear poem will be available each Monday: Weekly Interlinear Poem .]

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 3.

Grape growing along the Neckar River, Germany - from A Tramp Abroad by Mark Twain (died 1910)

The steep hillside, from the castle clear down to the water's edge, is terraced and clothed thick with grape vines. This is like farming a mansard roof. All the steeps along that part of the river which furnish the proper exposure are given up to the grape. That region is a great producer of Rhine wines. The Germans are exceedingly fond of Rhine wines. They are put up in tall, slender bottles and are considered a pleasant beverage. One tells them from vinegar by the label.

1. "One tells them" means
A. one reports them.
B. one distinguishes them.
C. one opens them.
D. one refuses them.
2. Another name for mansard roof is
A. steep roof.
B. gabled roof.
C. hip roof.
D. shallow roof.
3. Twain
A. preferred Rhine wines.
B. enjoyed Rhine wines.
C. could take or leave Rhine wines.
D. disliked Rhine wines.
4. A terrace is created
A. on a hillside.
B. on a hilltop.
C. at the bottom of a hill.
D. on flat land.
The entire book can be downloaded as an HTML file from Project Gutenberg: A Tramp Abroad.

Write down your answers and then see Answer Key below.

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

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