Question 40 - Reading: Level D Practice Test for the TABE Test

According to the passage provided, a fire is ____.

Fire is a chemical reaction that gives off light and heat. Fire happens when a material rapidly oxidizes, or loses electrons, and releases a great amount of energy. Flames are the only portion of the fire that gives off visible light.

Fire is sometimes useful and has been used by humans for millennia, but it is also very dangerous because it can cause houses, trees and other things to burn to ashes. Forest fires are very harmful. They can destroy a huge area in a matter of minutes. Every year people die by accident from fire.

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