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Type: Multiple-Choice
Category: Summarizing
Level: Grade 8
Standards: CCRA.R.2, RI.8.2
Score: 6
Tags: main idea
Author: rdaun
Last Modified: 6 months ago

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Grade 8 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.8.2

Is it an ant, you wonder, or a termite? Ants resemble termites, but they are quite different and can be easily distinguished. In contrast to termites, ants are usually dark in color, are hard bodied, and have constriction between the thorax and abdomen. Termites are light in color and shed their wings. Flying ants do not shed their wings. Also, ants and termites belong to different orders.

Select the best summary of this paragraph.
  1. Termites are lighter in color and loose their wings at a certain stage of development.
  2. Ants are dark in color, hard bodied and belong to a different order than termites.
  3. Ants and termites are both insects and have many things in common
  4. Although ants resemble termites, they have differences that can be easily seen.
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