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Common Core Standard CCRA.R.8 Questions

Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.

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Grade 3 Fact and Opinion CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.3.8
Choose the fact.
  1. Chocolate is the best flavor.
  2. Math class is very interesting.
  3. You should only wear the color green in summer.
  4. George Washington was the first president of the United States.
Grade 7 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.7.8

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In the first paragraph, the author states Michael Jordan was born for greatness. Which sentence from the passage best supports that statement?
  1. Michael Jordan went on to lead the Bulls to three more finals championships.
  2. After going in and out of the league a couple more times, he finally officially retired on April 16, 2003.
  3. Michael Jordan finished as the NBA’s third leading scorer of all time, won the scoring title nine times, and made the all-defensive team nine times.
  4. Off the court Michael has an extremely successful brand of shoes, called Jordans, owns the Charlotte Hornets, and has made appearances in many different movies, including the iconic Space Jam.
Grade 2 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.2.8
Grade 2 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.2.8
Grade 9 Fact and Opinion CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.9-10.8
Which of the following statements is a fact?
  1. Heart disease is a leading cause of death in America.
  2. Burning the American flag should be a crime.
  3. It is much harder for someone who is 16 to raise a child than someone who is 30.
  4. People who graduate from college are smarter than people who drop out of high school
Grade 9 Fact and Opinion CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.9-10.8
Which one of these statements is an opinion?
  1. According to the MLB rule book, there are 9 innings in a baseball game.
  2. The average salary of an NFL quarterback in 2009 was 15 million dollars.
  3. Barry Bonds holds the record for the most homeruns in a season.
  4. John Elway is still the greatest quarterback in NFL history.
Grade 9 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.9-10.8
What Sentence might provide the BEST EVIDENCE for the following controlling idea.

"Before the crusades brought in new food and new flavors from outside, food in the Middle Ages was more varied for the richer population than that of the poor"
  1. "In fact, when you were eating in a medieval castle, the salt would be on the table in a huge fancy salt cellar, and the rich people would sit near the salt so they could use it, while the poor people sat further down the long table and couldn't use the salt." (Paragraph 3)
  2. "In the Middle Ages in Europe, what people ate depended a lot on how rich they were." (Paragraph 1)
  3. "They grew herbs like parsley, chives, basil and rosemary to flavor their food." (Paragraph 2)
  4. "...they had spices to put on their food, expensive spices that had to come all the way from India like pepper and cinnamon." (Paragraph 3)
Grade 8 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.8.8

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Why does the author reference Serena's injuries?
  1. to describe a low point in her career
  2. to show how she has overcome obstacles
  3. to support why she is no longer a strong player
  4. to explain that she is so good she can win despite being injured
Grade 9 Fact and Opinion CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.9-10.8
Which of the following is not a fact?
  1. George Washington was the first President of the United States.
  2. John Adams was the smartest President.
  3. Ronald Reagan was one of the Presidents of the United States.
  4. George Bush was a Republican became President in 1989.
Grade 9 Fact and Opinion CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.9-10.8
The best amendment that was passed by Congress was the 19th Amendment. It states that, "the rights of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex." I think that all women should be proud and vote in every election. It wasn't so long ago, that men prevented the most intelligent gender in America from voting!

Which of the following sentences from above is not an opinion?
  1. The best amendment that was passed by Congress was the 19th Amendment.
  2. It wasn't so long ago, that men prevented the most intelligent gender in America from voting!
  3. I think that all women should be proud and vote in every election.
  4. It states that, "the rights of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.
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