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Reading Comprehension Test For the Comet Story

      Read the beautiful book Comet's Nine Lives, then take this test to see how well you comprehended the story and understood the vocabulary. The Word Bank will help you.Read the questions below and locate the answer in your book.Write the answer on the line.

         1. The title of the book is  ____________________________________________________ .

         2. The book was written and illustrated by  ______________________________________ .

         3. Comet knew he had been born with __________________________________________ .

         4. He'd never thought much about it until the day he lost the _________________________

            ______________________________________ .

         5. Life number one was lost in a  ______________________________________________ .

         6. Comet lost life number two in a _____________________________________________ .

         7. Life number three was lost on the high ________________________________________ .

         8. Life Number Four was lost during the ________________________________________ .

         9. Life Number Five was lost in the ____________________________________________ .

         10. Life Number Six was lost on a  _____________________________________________ .

         11. Life Number Seven was lost in the ___________________________________________ .

         12. Life Number Eight was lost during a _________________________________________ .

         13. Dazed, he saw a green light across the room. The green light was the ________________

               _______________________________________________________________________ .

14. Comet knew exactly where he wanted to live for the rest of his life. It was with the _____

               _______________________________________________________________________ .

         15. A shaggy sheepdog ________________ travels through the story and into the borders.

         16. In the book, the characters that inhabits Nantucket are colorful ____________ .

         17. He could see the beacon of the _____________ _____________ lighthouse in the distance.

         18. Waffles screeched to a halt to avoid a taxi. This sentence means Waffles  _______________

               ______________________________________________ .

         19. In the story, Comet's thoughts are written in a special text called ______________________ .

         20. In the sentence, "She was happy to have Comet's company". the word, company means

               ____________________________ .

Word Bank:

bike ride    first of the nine lives   Comet's Nine Lives    Jan Brett
Fourth of July concert    bookshop    Brant Point    sea    nine lives
companionship flower garden    italic    ice cream shop    theater
dogs or canines    hurricane    green eyes of the lighthouse cat
stopped quickly    captain    lighthouse cat

  This test was created by Shirley Wilborne Park Avenue Elementary School