Use the context to help you determine the meaning of each highlighted word.
As the summer
sun sent scattered rays through the maple and oak leaves overhead, the
young deer stood frozen,
making it almost impossible for the hikers to see her.
1. In the above passage, the word “frozen” means _______.
a. very cold
c. not moving
d. not melted
Christmas is a time when Dad reverts to his childhood. I really think he looks forward to Santa’s visit more than any other member of the family. Mom says that he’ll always be a child during this season.
2. What does “reverts” mean in the above passage?
a. stands up straight
b. peeks at presents
c. drinks too much egg nog
d. goes back to being what he was
Fortunately, the explosion diverted the asteroid from a course that would have sent it hurdling into our planet.
3. To divert is to _______.
a. change the direction of
b. look for really high waves
c. jump into a dry river
d. look through a telescope
A wonderful 98 year old woman is working day and night to knit scarves to send as gifts for the troops. What a selfless person she is!
4. A selfless woman _______.
a. is selfish
b. has no name
c. likes to wear scarves
d. cares more about others than herself
Reading Comprehension, Vol. 12, No. 8, December 12, 2010http://rhlschool.comCopyright 2010 RHL
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