Pre Test Questions

Complete each of the ten questions below by answering them on the Progress Sheet on the next page.

1. The park was described as being a. small, but bright and cheery.

c. spacious and verdant, d. in the process of undergoing renovation.

2. Miriam brought the children to the park a. because it was her favorite place to relax.

b. to reminisce and remember, c. because the children had asked to see where grandma had lived, d. to think about her problems.

3. Miriam became aware that her humming a. was disturbing the stranger.

b. was amusing the stranger, c. had caused the stranger to move to another bench, d. was causing everyone to look at her.

4. When the stranger first spoke to Miriam a. he asked her to be more quiet, b. he asked her why she came to the park, c. he asked her name, d. he apologized for acting so strangely.

5. As they talked they discovered a. they grew up in the same neighborhood, b. they both had similar problems and memories, c. the reason for their natural hostility to each other, d. how compatible they were.

6. The following three months after they met a. were joyous ones for both of them, b. were pleasant only for Bob.

c. caused them both periods of sorrow, d. brought back old time memories to Miriam.

7. Bob's problem was that a. he had had a previous love which left him bitter and hurt.

b. he had been unemployed for months, c. he was committed to the Communist Party, d. as a Spanish citizen, he had to return and fight.

8. Bob decided to a. look for ajob.

c. enter a hospital for observation.

d. ask Miriam to marry him.

9. After their three month interlude a. Miriam never saw Bob or heard about him.

b. Miriam and Bob met only occasionally, c. Miriam vowed never to see Bob or think of him again, d. heard about Bob only once through a friend.

10. As Miriam left the park, she a. vowed never to come back again, b. vowed to come back as often as she could.

c. murmured, "I've remembered, dear."

d. thought, "Will it always be like this?"

Helping Your Child Learn To Read

Helping Your Child Learn To Read

When parents help their children learn to read, they help open the door to a new world. As a parent, you can begin an endless learning chain: You read to your children, they develop a love of stories and poems, they want to read on their own, they practice reading, and finally they read for their own information or pleasure. They become readers, and their world is forever expanded and enriched.

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