Math Reading Science Practice Test for Grade 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5    
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Grade: 2,    Subject: LanguageArts,    Topic: Reading Non-Fiction
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The Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal stands in the city of Agra, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, on the banks of the Yamuna River. It is regarded as one of the eight wonders of the world. The Taj is the most beautiful monument built by the Mughals, the Muslim rulers of India. It was built by the fifth Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his dear wife and queen Mumtaz Mahal.

The construction of Taj Mahal started in the year 1632. It took approximately 22 years to build it. About 22,000 workers were employed in its construction. Taj Mahal is built entirely of white marble.It was completed in 1648 at a cost of 32 Million Rupees (approx US $68000).

Its wonderful beauty and amazing architecture make it the most widely known structure in the world. It attracts from 2 to 4 million visitors annually, with more than 200,000 from overseas
Question 1:
Where is the Taj Mahal located?

in Delhi, Indiain Paris, France

in Chicago, USAin Agra, India
Question 2:
Who were the Mughals?

the British rulers of Indiathe Muslim rulers of India

the native people of Indiathe Persian rulers of China
Question 3:
How many years did it take to build the Taj Mahal?

12 years34 years

22 years18 years
Question 4:
What is the Taj mahal made of?


Question 5:
When was the construction on the Taj Mahal completed?

in 1967in 1648

in 1948in 1908
Question 6:
How tall is the Sears Tower?

1,450 meters1,243 feet

110 feet1,450 feet
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Sears Tower
The Sears Tower is a skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. Standing at 1,450 feet and 110 stories high, Sears Tower is the tallest building in North America and the third tallest building in the world. It was designed by Bruce Graham, Owings and Merrill.
To provide stability against high winds, architect Bruce Graham used a new form of tubular construction for Sears Tower. Steel frames with bronze-tinted glass curtain walls were used to cover the building. Construction of the Sears Tower started in August 1970 and was completed and opened on May 3, 1973.
The tower was completed for $160 Million and used 76,000 tons of steel and 2.5 million cubic feet of concrete. The building, all together weighs more than 222,500 tons. The Sears Tower has been climbed up twice, by Dan Goodwin in 1981 and by Alain Robert in 1999.
The Sears Tower has become one of America's most iconic skyscrapers and is a famous tourist attraction in North America.
Question 7:
When was the construction of the Sears Tower started?


Question 8:
Which fact about the Sears Tower is NOT correct?

It is located in Chicago.It is the tallest building in the world.

It was completed in 1973.It was desinged by Bruce Graham, Owings and Merrill.
Question 9:
How much money was spent in the construction of the Sears Tower?

$160 Million$10 Million

$16 Million$76,000
Question 10:
How much does the Sears Tower weigh?

222,500 tons200,000 tons

2.5 million tons700,000 tons
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