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Reading comprehension
The flu
Published : Tuesday, 24 February, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM,  View Count : 9
Read the passage and answer the questions:
Have you ever had the flu? If you have, you know how miserable it can make you feel. Most kids will get the flu sometime during their school years. When you have the flu, you usually get a fever (which can be high), have a cough, feel very tired, and may have a sore throat as well. It can make you feel sick for a few days or for as long as a week. Sometimes, it can be hard to tell if you have the flu or a cold, but with the flu, you'll usually have a higher fever and feel much worse. The flu is a type of virus, which means medicine will only help the symptoms such as the cough and fever. For most kids, the flu comes and goes, but for some, it can be a serious illness.
Most kids get the flu in the winter because germs spread more easily when kids are inside in settings such as classrooms. The best way to prevent from getting the flu is to wash your hands often, keep your hands to yourself, and go to your doctor for the flu shot or mist.
01. What is the best meaning of the word "symptoms" as used in the following sentence?
The flu is a type of virus, which means medicine will only help the symptoms such as the cough and fever.
A. viruses B. colds
C. signs D. medicines
02. Based on the following sentence, which of the following might be another setting where the flu could easily spread?
Most kids get the flu in the winter because germs spread more easily when kids are inside in settings such as classrooms.
A. A city park B. The baseball field
C. A day-care center D. A forest
03. Which of the following would not help you in preventing the flu?
A. Getting a flu shot or flu mist
B. Washing your hands often
C. Keeping your hands to yourself
D. Shaking the hands of your classmates
04. What question is answered in the first paragraph?
A. How do I prevent the flu?
B. How long does the flu last?
C. When does the flu spread?
D. How many people get the flu?
05. Why does the flu most easily spread in the winter?
A. Because kids are inside in classroom settings
B. Because kids are outside playing in the cold
C. Because there is less daylight in winter days
D. Because kids start washing their hands more in the winter
06. What does the author imply in the following sentence?
The flu is a type of virus, which means medicine will only help the symptoms such as the cough and fever.
A. Medicine will not help your fever or sore throat
B. Medicine will not be able to kill the flu
C. You should not bother taking medicine if you have the flu
D. The flu is not really a virus
07. Which sentence has the same meaning as this sentence: For most kids, the flu comes and goes, but for some, it can be a serious illness.
A. For the flu, kids can be a serious illness.
B. For most kids, the flu is a serious illness, but for some it comes and goes.
C. The flu comes and goes for some kids.
D. While the flu can be a serious illness, most kids who get it will recover.
08. According to the author ____.
A. most kids don't even realize they have the flu.
B. the flu can't easily spread from one person to another
C. most kids get the flu in winter
D. medicine can helps kill the flu
Answer: 1. C 2. C 3. D 4. B
5. A 6. B 7. D 8. C









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