Reading Comprehension – Short Stories “Big City Noise”

Question 1 of 13

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My name is Olaf.I live in a big city.I live on a busy road.During the day and at night, cars go by.Buses go by.Trucks go by.People do not seem to hear the noise during the day.But at night, the noise makes it hard to sleep. My road has a lot of animals, too. People keep their animals outside in their yards at night. There are cats. There are dogs. The dogs make a lot of noise. To me, the dogs are like the trucks. The dogs are like the cars. The dogs are like the buses. All of them are loud! One dog barks more than the others do. His name is Simba. Simba is Mr. Cheek’s dog. “That is a very bad dog. He keeps me up at night,” says Mr. Lucas. Mr. Lucas lives next door to Mr. Cheek. “You should give him away,” says Mr. Lucas.This makes Mr. Cheek very mad. "You should not sleep with your windows open," says Mr. Cheek."You should take your dog inside at night," yells Mr. Lucas.The two men argue about Simba’s barking almost every day.I think this is funny.To me, Simba is as bad as the cars.He is as bad as the buses.He is as bad as the trucks.This is what living in a big city is like. There is a lot of noise.

1. In what place does Olaf live?

Select one of the following:

  • in a small apartment

  • in a big city

  • in a quiet neighborhood

  • in a busy town

Question 2 of 13

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According to Olaf, what makes noise?
I. dogs
II. buses
III. airplanes.
Explain your answers

Select one of the following:

  • I only

  • I and II

  • II and III

  • I, II, and III

Question 3 of 13

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What goes by at night?

Select one of the following:

  • Bikes

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Trucks

Question 4 of 13

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Why may people not seem to hear the noise during the day?

Select one of the following:

  • because it is quiet

  • because they are sleepy

  • because they are busy doing other things

  • because they do not hear well during the day

Question 5 of 13

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What is Olaf’s road like?
1. It is dirty.
2. It is noisy.
3. It is busy

Select one of the following:

  • 1 only

  • 1 & 2

  • 2 & 3

  • 1, 2, & 3

  • Explain your answer

Question 6 of 13

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Which noise makes Mr. Lucas mad?

Select one of the following:

  • cats meowing

  • trucks going by

  • a dog barking

  • people talking

Question 7 of 13

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Who argues every day?

Select one of the following:

  • Mr. Lucas and Olaf

  • Olaf and Mr. Cheek

  • Simba and Mr. Lucas

  • Mr. Lucas and Mr. Cheek

Question 8 of 13

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What could Mr. Cheek do to help Mr. Lucas sleep?

Select one of the following:

  • get a cat

  • not argue with him

  • not drive his car at night

  • take his dog inside at night

Question 9 of 13

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What could Mr. Lucas do to sleep better?

Select one of the following:

  • close his windows at night

  • not argue with Mr. Cheek

  • go to bed later

  • talk to Olaf

Question 10 of 13

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Who says Simba is a bad dog?

Select one of the following:

  • Olaf

  • Mr. Lucas

  • Olaf and Mr. Lucas

  • no one

Question 11 of 13

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Who does Mr. Cheek live next door to?

Select one of the following:

  • Olaf

  • Mr. Lucas

  • Olaf and Mr. Lucas

  • no one

Question 12 of 13

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What does Olaf mean when he says Simba is as bad as the buses?

Select one of the following:

  • that Simba barks at the buses

  • that Simba and the buses argue

  • that Simba runs down the street at night

  • that Simba and the buses both make noise

Question 13 of 13

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According to Olaf, what could be done about noise in a big town?

Select one of the following:

  • People could ride bikes

  • Dogs could be inside

  • People could walk everywhere.

  • Nothing can be done

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Reading Comprehension – Short Stories “Big City Noise”

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