Reading Comprehension - “Soda Pop”

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Directions: Read the passage. Then answer questions about the passage below.

“Soda Pop”

Soda pop has an interesting story. The story begins with mineral water. Mineral water comes from springs. In many places, people take baths in mineral water. They say washing with mineral water is good for their health. Some say drinking mineral water is also good for people.

Mineral water has bubbles in it. People learned to make bubbly water in the 1770’s. They added CO2 to water with a machine to make the water bubbly. The machine was the “soda fountain.” They called the new bubbly water “soda water” or “carbonated water.”
American drug stores sold soda water. Druggists put good-tasting flavors in the soda water. People drank soda water for their health. Many people liked it for it's good flavor. Many people went to the soda fountain every day. Most soda fountains were in drug stores or ice cream shops.

In the early 1900’s, people bought soda water in bottles. Later in the 1900’s, people started to buy flavored soda water in cans. Now it is sold in many containers in grocery stores and other places where food is sold. Some people call it “pop.” Some say “soda.” Other people call it “cola,” “tonic,” or “soda pop.”

  • 1
    People said mineral water baths were…
    People said mineral water baths were…
    Good for people’s health.
    Both answers ( good for people’s health, and  best in the spring time.) are correct.
    Best in the spring time.
  • 2
    What was a soda fountain?
    What was a soda fountain?
    A bath machine.
    A drug store.
    A machine which made ice cream.
    A machine which made bubbly water.
  • 3
    At first, Americans bought soda water…
    At first, Americans bought soda water…
    At drug stores.
    At ice cream shops.
    Both answers (at ice cream shops, and  at drug stores.) are correct.
    At grocery stores.
  • 4
    Where does mineral water come from?
    Soda fountains
    Ice machines
  • 5
    “Soda” and “pop” are…
    “Soda” and “pop” are…
    Both answers ( both soda water, and  the same thing) are correct.
    Both mineral water.
    The same thing.
    Both soda water.
  • 6
    Bathing is…
    Drinking water.
    Putting bubbles in water.
    Washing with water.
    Selling bubbly water.
  • 7
    Bubbly water is…
    Good tasting.
    A drug.
  • 8
    Carbonated water is water with…
    Both answers (CO2. and  bubbles.)are correct.
    Good-tasting things added.
  • 9
    A flavor is…
    A flavor is…
    A drink.
    A taste.
    Ice cream.
  • 10
    Grocery stores are…
    Drug stores.
    Ice cream shops
    Soda fountains.
    Food stores.

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