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

1. “Acting is all about honesty. If you can fake that, you've got it made.    George Burns

Burns was  _______.

A. saying that he is honest
B. angry about what  actors do
C. a fake
D. making a joke

2. “If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.”    Benjamin Franklin

This means that _______.

A. you should think before you act
B. avoid fast horses
C. do whatever you feel like doing
D. let someone else drive

3. “You must do the things you think you cannot do.”    Eleanor Roosevelt

This means that  _______.

A. we should fool ourselves
B. we are confused
C. we can't do all that much
D. we're capable of doing more than we realize

4. “Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.”    Ronald Reagan

Reagan wanted to _______.

A. have government solve all our problems
B. limit the power of government
C. shrink the military
D. eliminate all governments

5. “You aren't learning anything when you're talking.”    Lyndon B. Johnson

This means that it's important to _______.

A. talk louder
B. teach
C. help others.

D. listen to others

1_______  2_______ 3_______ 4_______ 5_______

Quotation Source: BrainyQuote

Reading Comprehension, Vol. 11, No. 7, January 26, 2010http://rhlschool.comCopyright 2010 RHL

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