Animal Stories Reading Comprehension

Free printable reading comprehension funny stories all about animals. Print the reading passage for offline use or test comprehension with the fun online quiz game. Recommended level: 3rd or 4th Grade and up


Don't Talk to the Parrot!

Jada’s oven didn't work, so she called someone to fix it. Since she had to go to work in the morning, she left a note for the repairman, Ben.

Ben arrived at 9 a.m. and read the note on the door.
"The key is with my neighbor. Leave a bill and I will pay you tonight. Don’t worry about my dog Rex. He won’t bother you. But, do NOT talk to my parrot! Do not say one word to the parrot!"

When Ben unlocked the door he met Rex, the biggest, meanest looking dog he had ever seen. But Rex was very good. He just sat there and watched Ben work.

The parrot, however, drove Ben crazy! The bird squawked and yelled and called him rude names the entire time.

Finally, Ben couldn’t stand it any longer. He yelled, "Be quiet, you loud, stupid bird!" To which the parrot replied, "Go get him, Rex!"

A frightened Ben made it out the door before Rex could cause him any serious harm. He never did finish fixing Jada's oven and he didn't plan on going back.

What is the dog's name?
Jada
Rex
It doesn't say in the story.
Rex What is the parrot's name?
Jada
Rex
It doesn't say in the story.
It doesn't say in the story. Where did Jada leave the note for Ben?
under the doormat
on the front door
with the neighbor
on the front door Where did Jada leave the key?
under the doormat
on the front door
with the neighbor
with the neighbor Where was Jada while Ben was fixing the oven?
at the neighbor's
at work
in the kitchen
at work Why did Jada need a repairman?
The dishwasher was broken.
Her car wouldn't start.
The oven wasn't working.
The oven wasn't working. What happened when Ben yelled at the parrot?
The parrot told the dog to attack Ben.
The parrot attacked Ben.
The dog attacked the parrot.
The parrot told the dog to attack Ben. Why didn't Ben want to come back and finish fixing the oven?
He was afraid of the parrot and the dog.
He couldn't figure out how to fix it.
He didn't have time.
He was afraid of the parrot and the dog.

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