Presidents Day Reading Comprehension

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Abraham Lincoln and His Cats

Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth president of the United States, loved cats. He played with them for hours. When Mary Todd, Lincoln's wife, was asked if her husband had a hobby, she answered, "Cats!"

Near the end of the Civil War, President Lincoln and his family went to visit General Grant in Virginia. Abraham Lincoln was surprised to find three tiny kittens at the office. He picked them up, placed them in his lap, and said to them, "Poor little things, don't cry. You'll be taken care of." When he learned that the kittens' mother was dead, he made sure the kittens would get food and a good home.

Although cats were his favorite, Abraham Lincoln loved all animals. He had a dog named Fido, goats named Nanny and Nanko, a horse named Old Bob, a pet turkey, and rabbits too. They all lived at the White House along with Tabby, who became the first White House cat.



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What was Abraham Lincoln's wife's name?
Grace
Tabby
Mary Todd
Mary Todd According to Lincoln's wife, what was Abraham Lincoln's hobby?
cats
music
reading
cats What unusual thing did Lincoln see at army headquarters?
a dog
3 kittens
20 soldiers
3 kittens Where was General Grant's office?
Atlanta
New York
Virginia
Virginia What was the name of Lincoln's horse?
Dixie
Old Bob
Nanko
Old Bob Abraham Lincoln had a goat named Tabby.
True
False
It doesn't say in the story.
False Abraham Lincoln was the first president to have a pet cat in the White House.
True
False
It doesn't say in the story.
True Abraham Lincoln had a pet turkey.
True
False
It doesn't say in the story.
True Why did the Lincoln family take a trip to Virginia?
to visit Mary Todd's mother
to visit General Grant
to vacation at the beach
to visit General Grant What did Lincoln do at Grant's office to show his love of animals?
He made sure 3 kittens found a good home.
He admired General Grant's dog.
He fed the horses.
He made sure 3 kittens found a good home.

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