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Common Core Standard RI.11-12.6 Questions

Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness or beauty of the text.

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Grade 11 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.11-12.6

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Which statement would the author of the passage most likely support?
  1. Humans take themselves too seriously.
  2. There's no place for laughter in a human's life.
  3. Most drama in life is justified.
  4. Avoid drama at all cost.
Grade 11 Personification CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.11-12.6

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How does the author use personification to describe the stars?
  1. He compares them to butterflies flitting on flowers.
  2. He explains that the stars seem to talk to humans.
  3. He calls them celestial eyes.
  4. He describes their beauty in terms of human beauty.
Grade 11 Simile CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.11-12.6
How do humans differ from machines?
  1. They have to be fed.
  2. They have to be bathed.
  3. They operate mechanically.
  4. They have to deal with psychology and morality.
Grade 12 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.6, RI.11-12.4, RI.11-12.6

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Which phrase represents a metaphor to show the contagiousness of joining together to take action?
  1. "Now the trumpet summons us again — not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need; not as a call to battle, though embattled we are — but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle..."
  2. "Can we forge against these enemies a grand and global alliance, North and South, East and West, that can assure a more fruitful life for all mankind?"
  3. "The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavour will light our country and all who serve it — and the glow from that fire can truly light the world."
  4. "My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man."
Grade 12 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.11-12.6

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Grade 12 Point of View CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.11-12.6

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Grade 11 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.11-12.6

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Which quote about laughter would the author be most likely to agree with?
  1. "In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed." - Khalil Gibran
  2. "If love is the treasure, laughter is the key." - Yakov Smirnoff
  3. "Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion." - Kurt Vonnegut
  4. "It is impossible for you to be angry and laugh at the same time. Anger and laughter are mutually exclusive and you have the power to choose either." - Wayne Dyer
Grade 12 Rhetoric and Propaganda CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.11-12.6

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This speech was most likely given...
  1. Before Congress
  2. Before his family and friends
  3. Before an audience of religious leaders
  4. Before a group of union workers
Grade 11 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.11-12.6

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Grade 12 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.11-12.6

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Grade 12 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.11-12.6, RH.11-12.6

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What factor do these two viewpoints have in common?
  1. Cursive is no longer needed in today’s classroom.
  2. Penmanship is not as important as keyboarding.
  3. Handwriting is a skill that is not as popular as in the past.
  4. Writing by hand is much faster than using a computer keyboard.
Grade 11 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.11-12.6, RST.11-12.6

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Which detail about exotic animals would people on both sides of the issue most likely agree on?
  1. These animals are a risk to the public.
  2. These animals are more exciting than traditional pets.
  3. These animals require special food, housing, and maintenance.
  4. These animals should only be owned by people with special licenses.
Grade 11 Rhetoric and Propaganda CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.11-12.6

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Martin Luther King Jr.'s quoting of St. Augustine is an example of...
  1. Appealing to authority
  2. Allusion
  3. Metaphor
  4. Testimonial
Grade 12 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.11-12.6

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What do both viewpoints have in common?
  1. Everyone should go to college.
  2. Helping people is essential.
  3. It is tempting to spend these months relaxing.
  4. Summer time rarely lasts long enough for students.
Grade 11 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.11-12.6, RST.11-12.6

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What factor do these two viewpoints have in common?
  1. Facebook is an incredibly popular social media site.
  2. Facebook is an excellent tool for learning social and computer skills.
  3. Facebook is helping to connect and network people all around the globe.
  4. Facebook is extremely damaging to people’s daily face to face interactions.
Grade 12 Rhetoric and Propaganda CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.11-12.6

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Why does Clinton quote the passage from the Jewish liturgy?
  1. To connect with more religious leaders
  2. To encourage to move past the incident
  3. To show how he has repented
  4. To show that a new season is coming
Grade 12 Point of View CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.11-12.6

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Grade 12 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.11-12.6

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