What’s it about?’ Practice quiz, #2

This is a practice quiz for International English students to understand the meaning of English Newspaper Headlines.  Read the below recent headlines and choose the actual meaning.
This a great way to improve your English, practicing use of grammar, idioms, phrasal verbs and vocabulary that are commonly used in American newspapers.
Source of Headlines: The Sun Sentinel (Newspaper serving Miami, Hollywood, Aventura, Pembroke Pines, Sunny Isles, Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Broward County, Florida)


1) Local Headline: Florida temps hit record lows

What’s it about?
A) Florida temporary workers are suffering from severe depression.
B) This winter, Florida temperatures are lower than anytime in recent history.
C) Florida temp stocks have decreased in value to extremely low levels.


2) Entertainment Headline: Miami pug to compete in Animal Planet’s ‘Puppy Bowl’

What’s it about?
A) A dog from Miami will participate in an animal television channel program during the super bowl.
B) A dog from Miami has been selected by an animal television to eat with other puppies from a bowl.
C) The ‘Puppy Bowl’ is a new television series from the network Animal Planet which will host competitions that promote the city of Miami.

3) Health Headline: Flu season’s worst is still to come in South Florida

What’s it about?
A) Flying airplanes over South Florida has become very dangerous this season.
B) Many people have gotten sick with the flu in South Florida, but the season is coming to an end.
C) More residents of South Florida are expected to contract the Flu in the upcoming weeks.


4) Opinion Headline: Should food stamps help hungry pets?

What’s it about?
A) This article discusses whether low income people, who receive food stamps from the government, should be allowed to use this currency to purchase food for their pets.
B) This article analyzes how our community can stamp out animal hunger.
C) This article tracks the purchases of food store consumers and the amount they spend on their pets.


5) National News Headline: Suspect took a cab to a West Virginia bank heist

What’s it about?
A) A West Virgina banker is suspected of taking a cab.
B) A thief rode in a taxicab to a bank robbery.
C) A criminal stole a taxicab then drove to a bank in West Virginia.


ANSWERS: 1-B, 2-A, 3-C, 4-A, 5-B