Reading Comprehension - Thanksgiving

Develop your reading skills. Read the following text and do the comprehension question


The first thanksgivingThanksgiving is celebrated in the USA and Canada. In The USA, it is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November every year. The Canadians celebrate it on the second Monday in October. It is associated with giving thanks to God. In the beginning people expressed gratitude for the harvest they reaped. It used to be a religious holiday but now it has become a secular celebration.

The most important part of the celebration is the dinner which includes the customary turkey served with cranberry sauce, and pumpkin. A lot of business goes on during this holiday. For example, restaurants take advantage of the holiday to sell turkey dinners

Families and friends usually get together for a large meal or dinner during Thanksgiving and have a lot of fun. That's why, the Thanksgiving holiday weekend is considered one of the busiest travel periods of the year. Students are given a four-day or five-day weekend vacation. Thanksgiving is also a paid holiday for most workers.

Source: Wikipedia and Encyclopedia


  1. The origin of the name "Thanksgiving" comes from:
    a. thanks given to God.
    b. thanks given for the help the early settlers got from each other.
  2. Thanksgiving is a time to:
    a. worship God.
    b. Thank god, eat and have fun.
  3. It is a vacation for:
    a. students.
    b. workers and students.
  4. The main food that is prepared for this celebration is:
    a. cranberry sauce, and pumpkin.
    b. turkey.

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