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Who is Donald Trump? (Grade 5)

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Who is Donald Trump?

Donald Trump was born on June 14, 1946 in Queens, New York. His father was a wealthy builder and real estate developer. His mother was known for being a philanthropist who did a lot of work for charity. Donald Trump was the fourth of five children.

When he was thirteen, Donald Trump's parents sent him to the New York Military Academy. There, he became a popular student and was also a member of many sports teams. After graduating from high school, Donald Trump decided to follow in his father's footsteps. He studied economics at Fordham University and the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania. When he graduated from college, Donald Trump joined the family business.

During his early career, Donald Trump was involved with building and remodeling many buildings in New York City. He became a successful businessman. His best-known project was Trump Tower, a 58-story building in New York City. Trump Tower was full of high-end shops and celebrity residents. Since building Trump Tower, Trump has built hotels and casinos all around the world.

In 1977, Donald Trump married Ivana Trump. They had three children: Donald Jr., Eric, and Ivanka. In 1992, he divorced Ivana Trump. In 1993, Donald Trump married Marla Maples. They had a daughter named Tiffany. In 1999, Donald Trump divorced Marla Maples. In 2005, he married Melania Trump. They had a son named Barron.

Aside from real estate dealings, Donald Trump has been involved in many different activities. In 1996, he purchased the Miss Universe Organization and hosted the Miss Universe pageants. In 2003, he developed a deal with NBC to create a show called "The Apprentice" and its spinoff "The Celebrity Apprentice." The shown earned a primetime Emmy nomination and Donald Trump was also given a star on the Walk of Fame.

In 2016, Donald Trump became the Republican nominee for President against Hillary Clinton. After a controversial campaign, he won the election and became President-Elect Trump.
Based on the passage, which phrase best describes Donald Trump?
  1. an angry man
  2. a good husband
  3. a patriotic American
  4. a successful businessman
Which detail best summarizes Donald Trump's personal life?
  1. He created a successful television show.
  2. He was married three times and had five children.
  3. He developed buildings in New York and around the world.
  4. He graduated from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania.
According to the passage, what was Trump's most successful real estate project?
  1. Trump Tower
  2. The Apprentice
  3. Miss Universe Pageant
  4. A star on the Walk of Fame
Based on the information in the passage, which statement best explains why Trump became a real estate developer?
  1. He wanted to make a lot of money.
  2. He liked designing and constructing buildings.
  3. He wanted to follow in the footsteps of his father.
  4. He was given a large building as a gift when he graduated.
Which event in Donald Trump's life happened first?
  1. He built Trump Tower.
  2. He created The Apprentice.
  3. He earned a star on the Walk of Fame.
  4. He bought the Miss Universe organization.
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