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

A tram, or streetcar, is a public transportation system that runs on rails and carries people around town. Modern trams and trolleys coast on wheels and use power lines above them to run. For a very classic historical example of a streetcar, imagine the cable cars riding up and down the hills of San Francisco.

  1. 1. Where do very classic streetcars run?
    1. a. New York
    2. b. Seattle
    3. c. San Francisco
  2. 2. Where do trolleys get their power?
    1. a. From the rails
    2. b. From an engine
    3. c. From power lines above
  3. 3. What is another name for streetcar?
    1. a. Car
    2. b. Tram
    3. c. Railcar