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Type: Multiple-Choice
Category: Main Idea
Level: Grade 5
Score: 1
Author: rjohnson8
Created: a year ago

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Grade 5 Main Idea

October 4, 1957 was a big day for scientists. It was the day the Russians launched Sputnik I into space. Sputnik I went into orbit and circled the earth. It was the first time that a man-made object had ever orbited the earth. It was a day for Russian scientists to celebrate. It challenged American astronauts to come up with the next big event.

The main idea in this passage is:
  1. Why did it present a challenge to American scientists?
  2. Where was Sputnik I launched?
  3. What was the first man-made object in space?
  4. Why was October 4, 1957 an important day?
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