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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Veterans Day is an official United States holiday
that honors people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces,
also known as veterans. It is a federal holiday that is
observed on November 11. It coincides with other holidays
such as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which are
celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the
anniversary of the end of World War I. (Major hostilities of
World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th
day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with
Germany went into effect.)
Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial
Day; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S.
military veterans, while Memorial Day is a day of
remembering the men and women who died while serving.
Most sources spell Veterans as a simple plural without a
possessive apostrophe (Veteran's or Veterans').
Because it is a federal holiday, some American workers and
many students have Veterans Day off from work or school.
When Veterans Day falls on a Saturday then either Saturday
or the preceding Friday may be designated as the holiday,
whereas if it falls on a Sunday it is typically observed on
the following Monday. A Society for Human Resource
Management poll in 2010 found that 21 percent of employers
planned to observe the holiday in 2011.
Non-essential federal government offices are closed. No mail
is delivered. All federal workers are paid for the holiday;
those who are required to work on the holiday sometimes
receive holiday pay for that day in addition to their wages.
This is a very important holiday in order to honor those
who made tremendous sacrifices defending the rights and
freedom of others not only in the United States but
throughout the world. I dream of a world of total peace
someday free from persecution, genocide, discrimination,
and hate. This is an achievable goal if we all make more
of an effort and work together.
Reading Comprehension Veteran's
the information above. In the test questions
below choose which is the best answer for each
question. There are 5 questions. Good luck.
1. Veterans Day honors
people who served in which of the following?
a. U.S. Armed Forces
b. U.S. Military Forces
c. U.S. Armed Fighters
d. U.S. Secret Forces
2. Veterans Day is
which type of holiday?
a. regional holiday
b. local holiday
c. international holiday
d. federal holiday
3. Veterans Day marks
the anniversary of the end of which of the following?
a. World War I
b. World War II
c. Vietnam War
d. Korean War
4. If Veterans Day
falls on a Sunday it is typically observed on which day?
a. Sunday (same day)
5. Which of the
following is usually closed on Veterans Day?
a. all federal government offices
b. all walmart stores
c. non-essential federal government offices
d. retail stores