FREE Nelson-Denny Reading Comprehension Question and Answers

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Whales have the same basic shape as fish, but they differ from fish in many ways. The most visible difference is the tail. Fish have vertical tail fins, but whales have sideways tail fins. Fish breathe by means of gills, which absorb dissolved oxygen from water. Whales, on the other hand, have lungs and must come to the surface from time to time to breathe. The sperm whale holds the record for holding his breathe for seventy-five minutes.

When it comes to holding its breath, this whale holds the record.

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Explanation:
The sperm whale now holds the record for the longest period of time without breathing. None of the whale species in the other options are even alluded to in this section.

Each person consumes a different number of calories every day. Larger people have a larger surface area that emits heat than smaller people, hence they consume more fuel. Because they lose body heat more quickly to the outside air, persons who live in colder climates consume more calories than those who live in warmer ones. Others who perform rigorous physical labor need more calories from their food than people who perform less strenuous labor. The average adult needs between 2,000 and 3,500 calories per day. A teen male who is active can consume 4,000 calories of food per day with ease. A person who is sedentary might only need 15 calories per pound of body weight per day.

Most adults need:

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Explanation:
According to the passage, the majority of adults need between 2,000 and 3,500 calories per day. 3,500 is not one of the options for an answer, leaving only 2,000 as the only viable option. The number 4,000 refers to an active teenage boy's calorie needs, not those of the majority of people. A sedentary individual may require 15 calories per pound of body weight, but the sentence omits the 1,500 and 350 calorie ranges.

Babe Didrikson Zaharias was a talented athlete who competed from 1914 to 1956. She outperformed every other athlete, male or female, in terms of medal wins and records set over a 23-year span. She won awards in basketball, track and field, lifesaving, and figure skating as a youngster. She won three gold medals at the 1932 Olympics, breaking world records in the javelin throw, the 80-meter hurdles, and the high jump. She won every golf championship offered during the 1940s, including the World Open and the National Open. Babe was one of only eight male golfers who could drive the ball farther. She was capable of launching a baseball more than 300 feet. Even more, Ms. Zaharias was a skilled diver and lacrosse player.

She won an Olympic gold medal in 1932 for ____.

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Explanation:
The only viable options are hurdles. She competed in the high jump, the javelin throw, and the 80-meter hurdles to win three gold medals at the 1932 Olympics. She was excellent in all of her other options, but she did not take home any Olympic gold medals.

Each person consumes a different number of calories every day. Larger people have a larger surface area that emits heat than smaller people, hence they consume more fuel. Because they lose body heat more quickly to the outside air, persons who live in colder climates consume more calories than those who live in warmer ones. Others who perform rigorous physical labor need more calories from their food than people who perform less strenuous labor. The average adult needs between 2,000 and 3,500 calories per day. A teen male who is active can consume 4,000 calories of food per day with ease. A person who is sedentary might only need 15 calories per pound of body weight per day.

What is required for physically demanding work?

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Explanation:
More energy is required. People who work hard need food that contains more calories than those who work less hard, according to the scripture. There is nothing in this paragraph about lipids or carbohydrates.

Each person consumes a different number of calories every day. Larger people have a larger surface area that emits heat than smaller people, hence they consume more fuel. Because they lose body heat more quickly to the outside air, persons who live in colder climates consume more calories than those who live in warmer ones. Others who perform rigorous physical labor need more calories from their food than people who perform less strenuous labor. The average adult needs between 2,000 and 3,500 calories per day. A teen male who is active can consume 4,000 calories of food per day with ease. A person who is sedentary might only need 15 calories per pound of body weight per day.

Who consumes the most calories?

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Explanation:
Because they lose body heat more quickly to the outside air, persons who live in colder climates consume more calories than those who live in warmer ones. The passage's phrase provides the answer.

Babe Didrikson Zaharias was a talented athlete who competed from 1914 to 1956. She outperformed every other athlete, male or female, in terms of medal wins and records set over a 23-year span. She won awards in basketball, track and field, lifesaving, and figure skating as a youngster. She won three gold medals at the 1932 Olympics, breaking world records in the javelin throw, the 80-meter hurdles, and the high jump. She won every golf championship offered during the 1940s, including the World Open and the National Open. Babe was one of only eight male golfers who could drive the ball farther. She was capable of launching a baseball more than 300 feet. Even more, Ms. Zaharias was a skilled diver and lacrosse player.

Babe held the record in _________ for 23 years.

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Explanation:
The only appropriate answer is the medals obtained. According to the passage, throughout a 23-year span, she outperformed every other athlete, male or female, in terms of medals won and records made in a variety of sports. For any of the other options, it says nothing about her having a 23-year record.

Babe Didrikson Zaharias was a talented athlete who competed from 1914 to 1956. She outperformed every other athlete, male or female, in terms of medal wins and records set over a 23-year span. She won awards in basketball, track and field, lifesaving, and figure skating as a youngster. She won three gold medals at the 1932 Olympics, breaking world records in the javelin throw, the 80-meter hurdles, and the high jump. She won every golf championship offered during the 1940s, including the World Open and the National Open. Babe was one of only eight male golfers who could drive the ball farther. She was capable of launching a baseball more than 300 feet. Even more, Ms. Zaharias was a skilled diver and lacrosse player.

Babe accomplished a record in ______.

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Explanation:
At the 1932 Olympics, Babe set a world record in the high jump. Additionally, she achieved world records in the 8-meter hurdles and javelin throw, which are not available as answer options here. She was a world-class diver and lacrosse player, according to this paragraph, yet she didn't break any records in those sports. She achieved some success in figure skating as a teenager, but she didn't break any world records. In the 1940s, she took home every eligible golf title, although she didn't break any records.

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