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

A fine mist of gasoline and a spark from a spark plug ignite inside an "internal combustion engine" to create an explosion. This explosion shoots a piston away and makes the engine run. These engines have been around for over 100 years and find uses in locomotives and airplanes, not just cars.

  1. 1. How long have engines been around?
    1. a. 200 years
    2. b. 100 years
    3. c. 300 years
  2. 2. What shoots away in an engine to make it run?
    1. a. Spark plug
    2. b. Piston
    3. c. Battery
  3. 3. A fine mist of what creates an explosion?
    1. a. Lighter fluid
    2. b. Water
    3. c. Gasoline