Comprehension Questions are typically asked to determine how well the child understood what was read. Adequate comprehension depends on many factors such as reading skills (including fluency), vocabulary, syntactical awareness, and prior knowledge (Howell & Nolet, 2000). One approach to assessing comprehension is to ask the child a series of questions that are specific to a particular passage. A literal question is one in which the exact answer can be underlined in the original text, without raising your pen. An inferential question is one in which the exact and complete answer cannot be underlined in the original text, or requires you to raise your pen. In other words, the answer is inferred or requires integration of literal information across two or more parts of the story (Therrien, Kirk, & Woods-Groves, 2012).