This is a reading comprehension lesson to test
your ability to understand information written in
English. Read the information below
and then answer the 5 test questions.
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In 1947, the United Nations General Assembly
declared 24 October, the anniversary of the Charter of the
United Nations, as which "shall be devoted to making known
to the peoples of the world the aims and achievements of the
United Nations and to gaining their support for" its work.
In 1971 the United Nations General Assembly adopted a
further resolution (United Nations Resolution 2782)
declaring that United Nations Day shall be an international
holiday and recommended that it should be observed as a
public holiday by all United Nations member states.
United Nations Day is devoted to making known to peoples of
the world the aims and achievements of the United Nations
Organization. United Nations Day is part of United Nations
Week, which runs from 20 to 26 October.
United Nations Day has traditionally been marked
throughout the world with meetings, discussions and exhibits
about the achievements and goals of the organization. In
1971, the General Assembly recommended that member states
observe it as a public holiday.
Several international schools throughout the world also
celebrate the diversity of their student body on United
Nations Day (although the event is not necessarily
celebrated on 24 October). Celebrations often include a show
of cultural performances in the evening and a food fair,
where food is available from all over the world.
In the United States, the President has issued a
proclamation each year for United Nations Day since 1946.
The most recent such proclamation was issued by Barack Obama.
United Nations Day is important since it reminds us that
we are all part of an international community know as
humanity. Hopefully someday people of the world will
learn to accept each other and not discriminate based on
cultural, religious, and racial differences.
Comprehension United Nations
the information above. In the test questions
below choose which is the best answer for each
question. There are 5 questions. Good luck.
1. In 1971 the United
Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring that
United Nations Day shall be which of the following?
a. a federal holiday
b. an international holiday
c. an international festival
d. a national holiday
2. When is United
a. from October 2 to 6
b. from October 3 to 7
c. from October 12 to 16
d. from October 20 to 26
United Nations Day has traditionally been marked throughout
the world with all but which of the following?
4. The General Assembly
recommended that member states observe United Nations Day as
a public holiday in which of the following years?
5. In the United
States, the President has issued a proclamation each year
for United Nations Day since which of the following?