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Eleventh Grade (Grade 11) Author's Purpose Questions

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Grade 11 Author's Purpose
Grade 11 Author's Purpose

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Which choice provides the best evidence for the question above?
  1. Lines 1-3 ("Whether...one.")
  2. Lines 5-7 ("And, first,...advertisement")
  3. Lines 31-32 ("While...alone.")
  4. Line 35 ("Better...her.")
Grade 11 Author's Purpose

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The primary purpose of the passage is to
  1. share wisdom from one's own marital experience.
  2. offer practical advice to eligible bachelors.
  3. argue against the notion that a man must marry.
  4. help women develop traits to become better wives.
Grade 11 Author's Purpose
Which best describes the connection between Prudence and her sister?
  1. They are twins.
  2. They are best friends.
  3. They never got along.
  4. They have different mothers.
Grade 11 Author's Purpose
What is most likely the purpose of this passage?
  1. to tell a story about Thanksgiving
  2. to describe the members of the Inglefield family
  3. to highlight an important event in Puritan history
  4. to teach readers a message about the dangers of sin
Grade 11 Author's Purpose
Which statement best explains why John Inglefield does not speak harshly towards Prudence?
  1. It is Thanksgiving.
  2. She has been gone a long time.
  3. She looks just like her late mother.
  4. He is too tired after a very long day.
Grade 11 Author's Purpose
What does the author accomplish by including the final sentences of paragraph two?
  1. The author provides the setting of the passage.
  2. The author describes the main character of the passage.
  3. The author introduces the family discussed in the passage.
  4. The author brings an element of suspense to the passage.
Grade 11 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.11-12.8

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What is the main audience for this passage?
  1. teenagers hoping to work at amusement parks
  2. employers who run amusement parks and other recreational businesses
  3. parents of teenagers working in the recreation business
  4. amusement parks and recreational businesses owned by families
Grade 11 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.11-12.2

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What is the main purpose of this passage?
  1. to help teens find jobs during the summer
  2. to make sure teens stay safe on the job
  3. to encourage teens to work at amusement parks
  4. to keep businesses from hiring teens
Grade 11 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.11-12.2

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This passage comes from the introduction of "The Yellow Wallpaper," a story about a young woman who ends up being destroyed by her station in life. Which statement best introduces why the author chooses to begin the story with this passage?
  1. To provide critical information about the character and her situation
  2. To add a bit of humor to an otherwise depressing story
  3. To show how the woman's condition started
  4. To summarize the broader message of the story
Grade 11 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.11-12.8

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Which detail would make the passage more thorough?
  1. More statistics on human trafficking
  2. Pictures of human traffickers
  3. Quotes from teens involved in human trafficking
  4. Ways to help prevent/stop human trafficking
Grade 11 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.11-12.3

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What does the narrator's decision to tell the story even though he doesn't expect anyone to believe it say about the story he is about to tell?
  1. The story is so important that it must be told even if no one believes it.
  2. The story is so ridiculous that it deserves attention, even if it's not true.
  3. The story makes a good piece of fiction.
  4. The story deals with very unusual topics.
Grade 11 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.11-12.8

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Grade 11 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.11-12.6

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