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Circus-Comprehension/Evidence Questions
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by Renee Schultz
| 10 Questions
Note from the author:
Article with comprehension questions that ask students to choose evidence to support answers. One short answer question. One essay question included.
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1
1 pt
What was the town known for?
Tightrope walkers
Bowling pins
Circus Elephants
Jugglers
2
1 pt
What evidence best supports your answer to question 1?
"...with the jugglers' popularity came copycats."
"...excited crowds gathered around the most skilled jugglers..."
"All seemed well and good."
"Donald Seastrunk never feared jugglers until they upgraded from bean bags to bowling pins."
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3
1 pt
What problem did the mayor face?
She didn't know how to handle the complaints about the jugglers.
Donald got hit int he head with a pin.
The town is now famous.
Her problems blew off her desk.
4
1 pt
Select one piece of evidence that best supports your answer to question 3.
"She sighed so strongly that important documents blew off her desk.
"Some people were mad, but others loved the jugglers."
"And people loved were proud to be from a famous town."
"This wasn't the first complaint she had received about the jugglers."
"She had just read Donald Seastrunk's angry email, which he had sent to dozens of his friends."
5
1 pt
Read the following sentences: "The mayor chewed her pen. She tapped her foot furiously. She sighed so strongly that important documents blew off her desk, and this made her sigh again."
Angry
Lonely
Frustrated
Upbeat
6
1 pt
What words from the sentence help show her emotion on how she is feeling from question 5?
7
1 pt
What is the article mainly about?
How Mayor Arnold handles problems
Problems caused by jugglers in town
The dangerous number of copycats
The routines performed by skilled jugglers
8
1 pt
What evidence best supports your answer to question 7?
"Whenever she found herself in trouble, Mayor Arnold liked to hold imaginary conversations with the golden cat statue on her desk."
"Winking and smiling, the jugglers performed astonishing feats: dozens of balls in the air at once; nifty, behind-the-back and through-the-legs tricks; even juggling blindfolded."
"This wasn't the first complaint she had received about the jugglers, but what could she do? Some people were mad but others loved the jugglers?
"All seemed well and good, but with the jugglers' popularity came copycats. And so many of them!"
9
1 pt
What can't the mayor order the police to fine the jugglers?
10
1 pt
Explain why the issue of the jugglers so difficult for Mayor Arnold. Use evidence from the passage to support your answer.

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