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When does this story take place?
Based on details in the text, it can be inferred that Tommy and Margie are
brother and sister
friends who live far apart from each other
Where does Tommy find the real book and how is it different than the books they are used to?
in his car and it plays music
in his basement and the words don't move
in his backpack and it plays music
in his attic and the words don't move
In what subject was Margie doing poorly?
TRUE OR FALSE: The author of this story believes that technology is a better mode of education than human interaction.
Which of the following is Margie's mother most likely to say?
Children learn best if they choose when to go to school.
All students should be taught the exact same thing.
Teachers should never adjust their lessons to fit the students' needs.
Each child learns differently, so teach them differently.
Why does the author give a date in the first paragraph of the passage?
to show that the story takes place long ago
to show that the story takes place in the future
to show that the story takes place in the present
to show that the story takes place in the recent past
Why does the author have Margie and Tommy talk about the old book?
to show that the book is boring
to show how schools have changed
to show that Tommy is older than Margie
to show why Tommy does not like to read
What word BEST describes the inspector's language in the sentence below?
"Actually, the over-all pattern of her progress is quite satisfactory."
Which question does the author MOST likely want the reader to think about?
Should children read books?
Where will families live in the future?
Why do children need to learn geography?
Are human beings better teachers than computers are?
Which sentence from the passage is the BEST example of informal speech?
"How could a man be a teacher?"
"He knows almost as much, I betcha."
"Can I read the book with you some more after school?"
"Today's arithmetic lesson is on the addition of proper fractions."
What was the author's MAIN purpose for writing this passage?
to teach readers about computers and convince them to use them
to explain how books are printed and show readers their importance
to inform readers about the future and prepare them for mechanical teachers
to entertain readers and encourage them to think about changes in the future
What does the word inspector mean in the sentence below?
The inspector looked for clues at the crime scene.
What could have most likely happened to make the education system change so drastically?
Mistrust in human intellect and trust in artificial intelligence.
Teachers were too bored teaching the same things over and over again.
A nuclear war obliterated the majority of the population.
Children no longer were taught to be respectful and obey orders from humans.