Christmas Reading Comprehension

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How to Turn a Christmas Pudding into a Dog Toy

Martha was not a good cook. One Christmas, Martha decided to try a microwave oven Christmas pudding recipe. She followed every step and got each member of the family to stir the mixture for good luck.

When it came time to cook the pudding, Martha could not believe that 10 minutes would be enough. She decided to use her normal oven cooking time of 50 minutes.

Martha watched TV while the pudding cooked. She didn't see or hear the pudding smoking and popping in the microwave oven. When she finally took out the pudding, it smelled of burnt sugar and looked like a ball of tar.

The hard black pudding ball was stuck to the bottom of the bowl. Martha used a screwdriver to get it out! As she lifted it, the black Christmas pudding ball went flying across the room and was caught by Martha's dog, Monty.

Monty loved his new toy. He played with it all the time and it lasted until the next Christmas.

What kind of oven did Martha use to bake the pudding?
microwave oven
regular oven
toaster oven
microwave oven Which kind of oven cooks the fastest?
regular oven
toaster oven
microwave oven
microwave oven This story is
scary
sad
funny
funny The pudding looked like a ball of tar. What color is tar?
black
green
brown
black What was the pudding baking time according to the recipe?
10 minutes
50 minutes
It doesn't say in the story.
10 minutes How long does a pudding bake in a regular oven?
10 minutes
50 minutes
It doesn't say in the story.
50 minutes What did Martha do while the pudding baked?
She played with her dog.
She watched the oven.
She watched TV.
She watched TV. What did Martha use to unstick the pudding from the bowl?
a screwdriver
a fork
a knife
a screwdriver How long did Monty's pudding ball last?
1 hour
1 day
1 year
1 year
Why did the pudding smoke and pop when it was in the oven?
The liquid in it was exploding.
It was cooking too long and was burning.
It had popcorn in it.
It was cooking too long and was burning.

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