One easy way to write good questions for reading comprehension exercises is by using the acronym F.I.V.E. The letters in FIVE stand for factual, inference, vocabulary, and experience questions:
Factual Questions, questions whose answers can be find explicitly found in the text. Inference Questions, questions whose answers can be inferred from the information stated in the text. Vocabulary Questions, questions which help students understand/figure out meaning of words from context. Experience Questions, questions which help the reader relate the text with their own experiences or opinions.
Let’s see examples of these different types of questions in the following text.
It looked like rain. The sky was gray. It was almost noon, but the sun was hidden by a gray blanket. It was cool. There were no birds flying anywhere. A couple of birds sat on the telephone wire. Bob was standing outside talking to Bill. They both had their hands in their pockets. They knew that it was probably going to rain shortly. A sudden breeze blew some leaves off a tree onto the sidewalk.