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Tenth Grade (Grade 10) Author's Purpose Questions

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Grade 10 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.9-10.3

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What is the main goal of the society in the story?
  1. Equality
  2. Fairness
  3. Justice
  4. Oppression
Grade 10 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.9-10.6, RST.9-10.6

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Why did the author most likely write this passage?
  1. to explain where annelids and arthropods came from
  2. to contrast earthworms and grasshoppers
  3. to describe two of the main groups of invertebrate animals
  4. to encourage readers to protect insects
Grade 10 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.9-10.2

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What is the purpose of the passage?
  1. To educate teens about prescription drug abuse
  2. To share the dangers of prescription drug abuse
  3. To advocate for safe prescription drug use
  4. To share how prescription drugs can be legally abused
Grade 10 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.9-10.3

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What is the purpose of this passage about flowers?
  1. To provide an in-depth description of different types of flowers
  2. To offer a description of flowers from a particular part of the world
  3. To describe the perfect flowers for planting in a garden
  4. To suggest the ideal flowers to give to someone as a gift
Grade 10 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.9-10.5

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President Obama ends his first paragraph with the greeting "Assalaamu alaykum" a common Muslim greeting that means "Peace be with you." Why does he use this greeting?
  1. To help get the Muslims on his side
  2. To offer a friendly, non-threatening approach
  3. To make himself more knowledgeable of Muslim culture
  4. To show off his Muslim roots
Grade 10 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.9, RI.9-10.8, RI.9-10.9

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What purpose does Obama hope to accomplish through this speech?
  1. To instantly solve the tensions between the U.S. and Muslims.
  2. To open the dialogue and begin to improve relations between the U.S. and Muslims.
  3. To remind Muslims of the attacks that took place on September 11, 2001.
  4. To justify the treatment of Muslims since September 11, 2001.
Grade 10 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.9-10.2

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Grade 10 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.8, RI.9-10.5, RI.9-10.8

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Grade 10 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.9-10.6

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Grade 10 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.9-10.3

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Grade 10 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.9-10.5

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