Reading Quiz


Next week, 4th, 5th and 6th courses are going to see a play about videogames.

Here you can read the synopsis. Then, you can answer some questions.

Today is Daniel’s birthday, and he has organised a party with his best friends, not too many people, but very close friends. Daniel’s parents have given permission for the party, but lately he has not got very good grades in school and his behaviour at home leaves much to be desired.
His mother thinks it’s because of videogames, which make him aggressive and get him into a bad mood, and sometimes it seems that Daniel is disconnected from the real world.
Friends come to the party, everything is ready; they play games, dance, eat sandwiches. The friends bring a gift, a new videogame created by Wargames Factory. The president of this company is very well-known worldwide, always arguing that videogames are good for children, but deep down he knows that this is not the case and, along with his assistant, he is creating an evil videogame to control children’s minds.
Everything goes well at the party, the friends play the new game, while Daniel and his friend Michelle dance, and they play some more. They are having fun! Because it is the weekend and it seems that the party will last, all the children are sleeping at Daniel’s house.
Now the night is the time that the villain will trigger a machine so that all children with their new game will become zombies, with their minds under his control. So in the morning, when the children get up, James, the boy who played on the console, seems a zombie; the others go to complain and when they meet the company leaders, they realise what is happening.
Daniel and Michelle will have to face the bad guys to solve the problem and to help their friend and children worldwide to become normal again.
Answer the following questions:

1. Who is Daniel? 

2. What did his friends give him?

3. What happened in the morning?

4. What do you think about the story?


5. Match the characters with words:

–    Daniel                 – friend 

–    Michelle             – robot

–    Mr. Bullets        – hero

–    Assistant            – villain

–    James                  – girlfriend




Good Neighbours

After school one winter day, Jack’s mother told him to go out and play in the snow.

“But it’s so cold outside, Mother!” Jack said.

“Put on your coat and your hat and your mittens,” his mother said. “You can build a snowman before your father comes home.”

“I’m going to need a carrot for the nose,” Jack said. “And I’ll need some things for the snowman’s hat and face.”

Jack got a bucket and collected everything he needed to decorate his snowman. His mother promised she would watch him build the snowman from the window.

Outside, in his front yard, Jack started with a very small ball of snow. He got on his knees and rolled the snow into a big ball. At another window, someone else was watching Jack play. It was his new neighbour Naoko. Naoko asked her mother if she could go outside and help Jack build his snowman.

“It’s very cold outside. Are you sure you want to go out and play?” her mother asked.

“Yes, Mother!” Naoko said. “I will wear my coat and my hat and my mittens.”

Naoko’s mother helped her put on her winter clothes and promised to watch her from the window.

“You can play until your father comes home,” her mother said.

Naoko ran outside to Jack’s yard and asked if she could help him finish his snowman.

“Yes, please help me,” Jack said. “My father will be home from work very soon.”

“Okay. What can I do?” Naoko asked.

“I built my snowman’s body with two snowballs. I need to roll one more for my snowman’s head.”

“But snowmen only have two snowballs. One is for the body and one is for the head, ” Naoko said.

“No, snowmen always have three snowballs,” Jack said. “I don’t think I need you to help me after all.”

Jack picked up some snow and made it into a small snowball. He got on his knees and rolled the snow away from Naoko to make the snowman’s head.

Naoko walked into her own yard and began to build her own snowman.

“I don’t want to build a snowman with Jack anyway,” she thought to herself. “I’m going to make my own.”

Naoko rolled two big balls of snow and put them on top of each other. When she finished that she took off her hat and scarf and decorated the snowman. Lastly, she found some sticks and pine cones and made her snowman’s eyes and mouth and arms. Her mother clapped from the window.

Jack made a hat for his snowman with his bucket. He used his mother’s sewing buttons for the eyes and mouth. Lastly, he added a carrot for the snowman’s nose. After he finished, Jack’s mother smiled and pointed. His father was driving up the street.

Suddenly a terrible thing happened. The head fell off Jack’s snowman and crashed to the ground!

“Oh no! My snowman fell apart,” Jack said, “and my father is almost home!”

Naoko heard Jack’s cry and ran over to his yard to see what the problem was.

“I’ll help you roll another snowball,” Naoko said. “If we do it together we can finish it before your father gets home.”

Together, Jack and Naoko rolled a new snowball. They shaped it with their mittens until it was round. Then they lifted it up onto the snowman’s body and decorated it with the carrot and bucket and buttons.

“We finished it just in time,” Jack said. “Thank you for your help.”

“You’re welcome. I like your snowman better,” Naoko said. “Mine doesn’t have a nose.”

Jack walked over to look at Naoko’s snowman. He loved the pine cone eyes and mouth and the sticks for arms, but he knew it wasn’t finished. Jack ran back to his snowman and pulled the carrot out. He broke it into two pieces and gave half to Naoko.

“Hurry,” Jack said. “Your snowman needs a nose and your father is driving up the street too.”

“Thank you,” Naoko said.

“You’re welcome,” Jack said. “I think our snowmen make good neighbours.”


Do you understand what the story is about?

Answer the comprehension questions:

1. What time of year is it in this story?

  1. winter
  2. summer
  3. spring
  4. autumn

2. Who tells Naoko she can play outside?

  1. her mother
  2. Jack
  3. her father
  4. the snowman

3. Who are Jack and Naoko?

  1. They are best friends.
  2. They are new neighbours.
  3. They are brother and sister.
  4. They are mother and father.

4. What was the problem with Jack’s snowman?

  1. It lost its nose.
  2. It was too cold.
  3. It had no hat.
  4. Its head fell off.

5. What does Jack share with Naoko?

  1. his window
  2. a carrot
  3. his mittens
  4. his pine cones

Thank you very much for doing the reading quiz! You’ll get a positive in the English subject. Now, you can see your scores (2 points/question). Good luck!

10 points: Paula León, Miguel, Alba N, Cristóbal, Olga, Jordi, Sandra Marcos, Iván Muñoz, Dani, Joel, Laura López, Eduardo Marín, Paola, Héctor Llamas, Oriol, Carlos, Ainhoa
9 points: Sergi Navas
8 points: Marc Prades, Rebeca, Nayara, Óscar, Xavi
6 points: Lidia, Alba M., Iván Ramirez, Martí
See you tomorrow!

Match the vocabulary with the definitions. Send a comment with the answers. Remember to write your name and class group. Deadline next 22nd January. Good luck!!!

a finish 1 to turn over and over
b mittens 2 to make by putting things together
c help 3 glass that you can see out of
d neighbour 4 to add something attractive
e bucket 5 a person who lives beside you
f yard 6 a container with a handle
g roll 7 to make a job easier for another person
h decorate 8 an area of land around a house
i build 9 warm coverings for your hands
j window 10 to complete or come to the end of an activity

Thanks for your participation. Your score is:

10 points: Iván R., Paula L., Iván M., Jordi, Miguel, Joel, Xavi, Óscar, Paola, Edu, Laura, Nil, Nayara, Lidia and Ana.
9 points: Martí
8 points: Paula O.
7 points: Oriol
4 points: Sergi





16 comentaris a “Reading Quiz

  1. Hi, there are the answer:
    1:Daniel is the protagonist and the birthday child.
    2:His friends give him a new videogame (the videogame controls the minds of children).
    3:James one of Daniel’s friends has a zombie (because he play a videogame).
    4:The history is difficult but is fun.
    5:I don’t understand but…Daniel hero,Michelle girlfriend,Mr. Bullets villain,assistant robot,james friend

  2. My questions are:
    1.Dani is the protagonist.
    2.Give a new vidiogame his friends.
    3.James has a zombie.
    4.I don’t like much and it is very difficult to understand.
    5.Daniel hero.
    Michelle girlfriend.
    Mr.Bullets robot.
    Assistant villain.
    James friend.

  3. 1- A boy what makes a birthay party
    2- A videogame creat for a vilian
    3- The childrens must they transformed in zombies
    4- The history is fantastic and is very fanny
    5- Daniel- hero
    Michelle- friend
    Mr bullets- vilian
    Assistent- robot
    James- girfriend


  4. HELLO =) Alex 6E
    el prota i the birthday
    a game of Wargame
    Santiago in the morning will become “zombie”
    I think the whole story

  5. a)li agradan els videojocs
    b)preparar l’aniversari
    c)no trovarse els jocs
    d)explica lo dolents q son el jocs

    Daniel- HERO
    Michelle- GIRLFRIEND
    Mr. Bullets- VILLAIN
    Assistant- ROBOT
    James- FRIEND

  6. Dani GAME OVER:
    1.Daniel is a boy who loves videogames.
    2.A new videogame.
    3.But James the boy that was playing with the videogame was a zombie.
    4.Is a litle bit surreal,but it is good.

  7. Sorry
    Michelle -friend

    1.Daniel is a boy and he likes play to videogames.
    The videogames is the cause that is a bad student.
    2.A new videogame created buy Wargames Factory.
    3.The boys are zombies!
    4.I don’t like this story.
    Is very dull.

  9. 1.a.Winter
    2.a.Her mother
    3.b.They are new neighbours
    4.d.Its head fell of
    5.b.A carrot

  10. 1.a.Winter
    2.a.Her mother
    3.b.They are new neighbours
    4.d.Its head fell of
    5.d.A carrot

  11. Well done! (Judith, Iria, Àlex, Lidia, Dani and Marc P.)

    Emma, you have to answer “GAME OVER” questions!!

    See you! 🙂

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