This biographical mini-lessons explains how Thomas Edison used electricity to solve problems he saw. It tells about his early years, his work as a telegraph operator, his love of reading and experimenting, some of his inventions, his determination, and how he got the nickname “The Wizard of Menlo Park.” There are 2 pages of informational text followed by 14 multiple choice questions. The questions assess the reading comprehension skills of: main ideas, details, author’s purpose, fact/opinion, sequence, character traits, and making inferences. Vocabulary presented includes: encourage, cellar, laboratory, telegrams, astounded, and illuminating. Public domain photos situated throughout are: Thomas Edison at 3 different ages, a phonograph, and electric lamp. The 6th page is the answer key. The product is in a word document that you can easily print-off and modify if necessary. It will make a great resource for a biography unit, for science class, practice reading tests, or for a literacy center.