Print This Page | Reading Comprehension | Musical Instruments | Show Answers
Name: _________________________
Date: _________________________

Drums

Read the story and answer the questions to test your comprehension.

The drum is the oldest instrument in the world. As long as people have existed, they have stretched leather and animal skin across wood and shells and whatever else they could get their hands on. Most drums are an untuned instrument and are hit with parts of a players body or objects like drumsticks. In a drum kit, there are various components like cymbals and a snare drum that the musician plays with all four limbs.

  1. 1. What is the oldest instrument in the world?
    1. a. guitar
    2. b. Drum
    3. c. Piano
  2. 2. What can't you do to most drums?
    1. a. Tune them
    2. b. Play them
    3. c. Hit them
  3. 3. What can one use to play the drums?
    1. a. Rocks
    2. b. Hands
    3. c. Drumsticks