Groundhog Day Reading Comprehension

Reading comprehension Groundhog Day stories with questions and answers. Read and test reading comprehension online or print and use offline. Recommended level: 2nd Grade and up


Who is Punxsutawney Phil?

Punxsutawney Phil is probably the most famous groundhog in the United States.

Every Groundhog Day, the town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania is packed with visitors who all come to see whether Punxsutawney Phil will see his shadow and predict a short or long winter.

In the early morning of February 2nd, the leaders of Punxsutawney gather on Gobbler's Knob, the site of Phil's burrow, and wait for Phil to crawl out. Sometimes he has to be dragged out!

If it is sunny and Phil sees his shadow, it means 6 more weeks of winter. If it is cloudy and Phil does not see his shadow, it means that spring will be soon.

Punxsutawney held its first Groundhog Day in the 1800's after the arrival of Pennsylvania's early German settlers. The first official gathering at Gobbler's Knob was on February 2, 1887.

Punxsutawney's fame really grew after the release of the movie, Groundhog Day, in 1993. Since then, Punxsutawney Phil has visited the White House, been on TV many times, and has attracted thousands of tourists to the town of Punxsutawney.

When is Groundhog Day?
February 1
February 2
the first Sunday in February
February 2 Where is Punxsutawney?
Germany
Illinois
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania When was the first gathering at Gobbler's Knob?
1820
1887
1993
1887 On Groundhog Day, Phil always crawls out of his hole without help.
True
False
It doesn't say in the story.
False Punxsutawney Phil has visited the White House.
True
False
It doesn't say in the story.
True Who brought the tradition of Groundhog Day to Pennsylvania?
German settlers
Pilgrims
Native Americans
German settlers What is Gobbler's Knob?
the site of Phil's burrow
Punxsutawney City Hall
a mountain in Pennsylvania
the site of Phil's burrow If Phil sees his shadow, what will happen?
6 more weeks of winter
Spring will be soon.
It will snow the next day.
6 more weeks of winter If Phil does NOT sees his shadow, what will happen?
6 more weeks of winter
Spring will be soon.
It will snow the next day.
Spring will be soon.

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