This is our final GED Reading Practice Test. This passage will test your reading comprehension ability, including your ability to make inferences, analyze actions in a plot, and organize events within a story. Read the text carefully and then proceed to the multiple choice practice questions. You may refer back to the passage at any time as you answer the questions.
Directions: Read the passage and choose the best answer to each question that follows.
Why does the author include the phrase, “watching until it was nothing more than a tiny speck” in paragraph 1?
To show Jamie’s emotional state at the moment
To reveal how his best friend left town
To emphasize the length of the street
To describe Jamie’s inner monologue
Read the following sentences from the passage.
What inference can be made about Jamie?
He does not have a good relationship with his mother.
His mother did not approve of his best friend.
He is unhappy about moving to a new city.
He is upset about something beyond his control.
Which fact from the passage supports the idea that Bobby moved into Jamie’s neighborhood?
Jamie and Bobby attend the same school.
Jamie wants Bobby to play on his baseball team.
Jamie wants to throw balls with Bobby after school.
Jamie can see Bobby’s driveway from his front yard.
Why does the author choose to end the passage with the sentence “Jamie grinned”?
to show that Jamie cares more about Bobby than he did Ben
to explain that Bobby’s father owns the moving truck
to hint that Jamie and Bobby might become close friends
to describe how Jamie’s mother invited Bobby over
What word best describes the mother’s behavior in paragraph 7?
Which fact can the reader infer about Bobby?
He cannot see well and requires a seat in the front of the classroom.
He ran to the ball field ahead of Jamie because he doesn’t want to be his friend.
He is deaf and only understands Jamie when he faces him so that he can read his lips.
He didn’t respond to Jamie about throwing balls because he really doesn’t like to play baseball.
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