English grammar, vocabulary, and listening comprehension exercises

TOPIC: Homework or no homework?

STEP 1 - Read the following article: READING COMPREHENSION ARTICLE 11

STEP 2 - Answer these questions (choose the best answer):

1. According to the "10 minute rule", how much homework should fourth graders do per night?
  30 minutes
  10 minutes
  40 minutes

2. Coopers research shows that _________.
  students in lower grades performed better in school when they did lots of homework
  it doesn't really matter if students in lower grades do homework or not
  students in lower grades don't do their homework often

3. What does "to kick up a stink" mean?
  To go to the toilet
  To not brush your teeth for a long time
  To complain

4. Schools that have adopted a "no-homework" policy, __________.
  encourage students to enjoy their free time
  have lots of students who perform poorly
  make up the majority of schools in the USA

5. What does "to cause rows" mean?
  To draw lines on a piece of paper
  To cause arguments/debates
  To come to an agreement

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