Valentine's Day Reading Comprehension

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The Paris Love Locks

There is a bridge in Paris, the Pont des Arts, that everyone calls the Love Locks Bridge.

Since 2008, couples, families, and friends have been attaching locks to the bridge's sides. Most people write their names on the lock and attach the lock to the bridge. Then they throw the key into the Seine River. Once the key is in the water, it means that no one can break their love or friendship.

By the spring of 2014, there were almost 1 million locks on the Pont des Arts. This was too much for the bridge. In June of that year, one of the railings collapsed under the weight of all the locks.

The city of Paris does not love the love locks. They tried to remove them, but people just put more locks back on. After the railing broke in 2014, they tried putting glass over three sections of the bridge.

Love locks have become a worldwide symbol of love and friendship. Bridges, fences, and poles around the world have become packed with them.

What is the Pont des Arts?
a tower
a river
a bridge
a bridge Only Paris has love locks.
True
False
It doesn't say in the story.
False The Love Locks Bridge goes over which river?
Danube
Rhine
Seine
Seine When did people first start putting locks on the bridge?
1867
2008
2014
2008 The city of Paris likes the love locks.
True
False
It doesn't say in the story.
False What do people do with the keys to their locks?
give them to a man on the bridge
leave them in the lock
throw them in the river
throw them in the river Why do people attach locks to the bridge?
as a symbol of love and friendship
to make the bridge stronger
to remember war veterans
as a symbol of love and friendship Why did a railing of the bridge break?
Someone tried to climb on it.
The locks added too much weight.
The city made it break on purpose.
The locks added too much weight. Why did the city cover some sides of the bridge with glass?
so people couldn't put locks on
so people would have a better view
to keep the locks from getting dirty
so people couldn't put locks on

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