Presidents Day Reading Comprehension

Free printable easy informational text story for 2nd and 3rd grade. Read and test reading comprehension online or print worksheets for offline use.

George Washington and His Dogs

George Washington, the first president of the United States, loved dogs.

During his life, he owned more than 40 dogs. Some of the names of his dogs were Venus, Captain, Sweetlips, Juno, Jupiter, Truelove, and Mopsey.

It was not unusual for dogs to go to war with their masters. The dog was like a friend and watched over its owner like a watchdog.

When George went off to fight in the war against the British in 1777, he took Sweetlips with him. The British General Howe also had his dog with him.

During a battle, General Howe's dog got lost and was brought to George Washington. Everyone expected that George would keep his enemy's dog as a prize. He didn't. He took the dog to his tent, fed it, and brushed it. Then he ordered all the soldiers to stop fighting and shooting so he could safely return the dog to General Howe.


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How many dogs did George Washington own?
less than 20
more than 40
more than 100
more than 40 George Washington had a dog named Fido.
True
False
It doesn't say in the story.
It doesn't say in the story. George Washington was the second president of the United States.
True
False
It doesn't say in the story.
False In what year did Washington find General Howe's dog on the battlefield?
1732
1777
1789
1777 Which dog did Washington take to war with him?
Sweetlips
Jupiter
Captain
Sweetlips Who was General Howe?
the leader of the British army
George Washington's vice president
the king of England
the leader of the British army Why did dogs go to battle with their masters?
to watch over them
to scare the enemy
to sniff for dead soldiers
to watch over them Why did Washington order the soldiers to stop shooting and fighting?
so he could safely return General Howe's dog
to get ready for a bad storm
because he lost Sweetlips, his dog
so he could safely return General Howe's dog

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