Reading Comprehension – Short Stories
Directions: Read the story. Then answer the questions below.
Jethro gets ready for his job interview.
He takes a shower.
Hebrushes his teeth.
He cuts his fingernails.
He combs his hair.
He puts on the new suit he bought just for today.
Jethro feels confident . He is also very nervous .
Here is why. Jethro graduated atthe top of his class in college. Still, Jethro
knows the economy is bad. His dad just lost his job at the bank a few weeks ago!
Many people are interviewing for the very same job. There is a lot ofcompetition.
Jethro is still positive. He thinks he has a good chance of getting the job at the
Jethro arrives at his interview at 9:45. He is 15 minutes early.
“Have a seat.Mr. Stone will be right with you,” the receptionist says.
Jethro sits. He thinks about what he has learned to do in an interview.
Look people in the eye.
Give a firm handshake.
Speak clearly.Jethro feels ready.
“Mr. Stone is ready to see you now,” the receptionist says.
Jethro takes a deep breath and walks into Mr. Stone’s office.
“Good to meet you, sir,” Jethro says and gives Mr. Stone afirm handshake and a
1) What kind of job is Jethro
A. a college job
B. a banking job
C. a technology job
D. a receptionist job
2) What is one thingJethro does to get
A. He talks to his dad.
B. He calls Mr. Stone.
C. He eats breakfast.
D. He cuts his fingernails.
3) What time is Jethro's interview?
4) What does it mean to
be confident ?
A. to be early
B. to be sure
C. to be worried
D. to be nervous
5) Why might Jethro be nervous?
A. He did not do well in school.
B. He is not avery good speaker.
C. He does not like to wear suits.
D. Many others are interviewing for
the same job.
6) What is competition ?
A. when people get ready to go out
B. when people go for a...