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See if you can answer the following questions about the meanings of quotations.

1. “A teacher is someone who talks in our sleep.    Alfred E. Neuman

The point of this quote is that _______.

A. students dream about going to school
B. students don't pay attention in school
C. homework is relaxing
D. teachers shouldn't disturb students' naps

2. “A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read.”    Mark Twain

Twain is saying that _______.

A. reading isn't necessary
B. reading ability is nothing if it isn't used
C. he is a great author
D. you should learn how to read

3. “Too bad SpongeBob isn't here to enjoy SpongeBob not being here.”    Squidward

Squidward actually means that _______.

A. he misses SpongeBob
B. he likes SpongeBob's visits
C. he enjoys SpongBob's absense
D. he enjoys television

4. “Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.”    Winston Churchill

Churchill really meant this because he was not a _______.

A. smoker
B. leader
C. farmer
D. quitter

5. “An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.”    Mohandas Gandhi

Which statement or quote is similar to the above quote?

A. The pen is mightier than the sword.”   Edward Bulwer-Lytton
B. Actions speak louder than words.
C. Practice makes perfect.

D. “Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.”   Theodore Roosevelt

1_______  2_______ 3_______ 4_______ 5_______

SpongBob Suarepants and Suidward are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.

Alfred E. Neuman from Mad Magazine is a trademark of  E.C. Publications, Inc.

Reading Comprehension, Vol. 11, No. 6, January 22, 2010http://rhlschool.comCopyright 2010 RHL

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