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Common Core Standard RI.2.1 Questions

Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

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Grade 2 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.2.1

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Bigfoot is real.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 2 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.2.1

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What is the most unique part of each giraffe?
  1. its neck
  2. its spots
  3. its height
  4. its tongue
Grade 2 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.2.1

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How does oxygen get to the blood of a fish?
  1. through its mouth
  2. through the water
  3. through its gills
  4. through the blood vessels
Grade 2 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.2.1

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Grade 2 Sequence of Events CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.2.1

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Grade 2 Sequence of Events CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.2.1

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Which sentence best helps you see how the passage is organized?
  1. You may need more than one container to get the job done.
  2. You can decorate the cake however you like.
  3. You may choose to top it with sprinkles or use a tube of colored icing to write a special message.
  4. Then spread icing on the sides of the cakes.
Grade 2 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.2.1

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Why does the author think giraffes can't hide very well where they live?
  1. They are too brown.
  2. They are too loud.
  3. They are too tall.
  4. They are too slow.
Grade 2 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.2.1

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Which shark mentioned in the passage is probably the least dangerous to humans?
  1. Bonnethead shark
  2. Great White shark
  3. Whale shark
  4. Nurse shark
Grade 2 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.2.1

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What is a bodyguard's main job?
  1. to look big and scary
  2. to take out bad guys
  3. to keep someone safe
  4. to drive celebrities around
Grade 2 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.2.1

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Based on the passage, you can infer that when the Colosseum was in use in Rome...
  1. women and slaves were treated very well.
  2. women and slaves didn't like watching battles.
  3. women and slaves were not treated very well.
  4. women and slaves had the best view of the battles.
Grade 2 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.2.1

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What pulls objects into a black hole?
  1. a vacuum cleaner
  2. suction power
  3. gravity
  4. air
Grade 2 Cause and Effect CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.2.1

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What was the cause of the tower's leaning?
  1. poor design
  2. soft subsoil
  3. bad construction
  4. heavy rocks
Grade 2 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.2.1

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Which detail from the passage best explains why all people could go to the Colosseum?
  1. The people sat by social class.
  2. Admission was free.
  3. The Colosseum was in the center of Rome.
  4. Battles took place in the Colosseum.
Grade 2 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.2.1

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What is competitive swimming?
  1. swimming for fun
  2. swimming to make money
  3. swimming against others
  4. swimming in a lake
Grade 2 Nature and Science (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.2.1

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Where does the smallest flower in the world grow?
  1. In rainforests
  2. In watery areas
  3. In Indonesia
  4. On other plants
Grade 2 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.2.1

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Which of the following represents a competitive swimming event?
  1. the 400 meter breaststroke
  2. the great team event
  3. the 200 meter backflip
  4. the deep water relay
Grade 2 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.2.1

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Grade 2 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.2.1

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According to the passage, who can swim on the national team at the Olympics?
  1. the best swimmers in the country
  2. anyone who likes to swim
  3. swimmers who are older than 16
  4. those who swim on school swim teams
Grade 2 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.2.1

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Why did people go to the Colosseum?
  1. to visit with the Emperor
  2. to watch bloody battles
  3. to see a play performed
  4. to watch a football game
Grade 2 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.2.1

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Why do sharks have such strong senses?
  1. to help them smell blood
  2. to help them find food
  3. to help them see better
  4. to help them get around the water
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