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Common Core Standard RI.11-12.9 Questions

Analyze seventeenth-, eighteenth-, and nineteenth-century foundational U.S. documents of historical and literary significance (including The Declaration of Independence, the Preamble to the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address) for their themes, purposes, and rhetorical features.

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Grade 11 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.9, RI.11-12.4, RI.11-12.9

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Part of the Declaration of Independence includes a list of grievances. Based on the Declaration, a grievance is
  1. a feeling of resentment over something believed to be wrong.
  2. a burden placed upon someone.
  3. an official statement of complaint.
  4. an injury.
Grade 11 Synonyms CCSS: CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.9, RI.11-12.4, RI.11-12.9

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Grade 12 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.9, RI.11-12.3, RI.11-12.9

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What tone does Lincoln's speech have?
  1. A tone of hope
  2. A somber tone
  3. A tone of restoration
  4. A tone of forgiveness
Grade 12 Point of View CCSS: CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.9, RI.11-12.1, RI.11-12.9

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Which quote would not be supported by the Bill of Rights?
  1. "Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress." - MLK Jr.
  2. "ghtful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual." - Thomas Jefferson
  3. "The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings capable of law, where there is no law, there is no freedom." - John Locke
  4. "Where you find the laws most numerous, there you will find also the greatest injustice." - Arcesilaus
Grade 12 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.9, RI.11-12.1, RI.11-12.9

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Grade 12 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.9, RI.11-12.6, RI.11-12.9

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