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Common Core Standard RI.3.3 Questions

Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.

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Grade 3 Sequence of Events CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.3.3
What comes next?

I put my dog on a leash.
I walked my dog down the street.
My dog saw a squirrel.
  1. My dog started to sing
  2. It started to rain
  3. My dog barked at the squirrel
  4. My dog ate a bone
Grade 3 Sequence of Events CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.3.3

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When you cut open an onion, what happens first?
  1. Your eyes make more tears.
  2. The gas hits your tears.
  3. A gas is released from the onion.
  4. Sulfuric acid is made.
Grade 3 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.3.3

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Which profession is MOST similar to what groundhogs do on February 2?
  1. Fortune teller
  2. Weather forecaster
  3. Scientist
  4. Naturalist
Grade 3 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.3.3

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Which famous groundhog is LEAST like the others?
  1. Octorara Orphie
  2. Buckeye Chuck
  3. Phil-Staten Island Chuck
  4. Tennessee Groundhog
Grade 3 Sequence of Events CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.3.3

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What type of ball came after featheries?
  1. A guttie ball
  2. A patterned guttie ball
  3. A hollow ball fused together
  4. A leather ball stuffed with feathers
Grade 3 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.3.3

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Which choice best explains why onions make people cry?
  1. Onions increase your body's hormones and make you sad.
  2. Gas from the onion mixes with tears to create an acid the body tries to wash away.
  3. Tears help prevent the onion's gas from reaching the eyes.
  4. Onions combine with tears to create a salty flavor that improves the onion.
Grade 3 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.3.3

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What feature of today's golf ball helps them travel farther?
  1. the material they are made of
  2. their light weight
  3. their hollow core
  4. their white outside
Grade 3 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.3.3

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Why do different golfers want different numbers of dimples?
  1. The way they hit the ball helps change how fast and far the ball goes too.
  2. They don't want the ball to work as well as other balls.
  3. The dimples change the look and feel of the ball.
  4. Different numbers of dimples are allowed in different tournaments.
Grade 3 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.3.3

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Which choice best explains why humans don't currently run 40 miles per hour?
  1. No human has tried to reach 40 miles per hour.
  2. A lot of factors go in to making it possible to run 40 miles per hour.
  3. The human body is not designed to run 40 miles per hour.
  4. Scientists need to conduct more research to determine if running 40 miles per hour is possible.
Grade 3 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.3.3

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Which is NOT a way fingernails are like hair?
  1. They contain keratin.
  2. They grow from roots.
  3. They are different colors.
  4. They must be trimmed regularly.
Grade 3 Cause and Effect CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.3.3
Since no one signed up for the school talent show, the teachers decided to cancel it and try again next year. What is the cause?
  1. No one signed up for the school talent show.
  2. They canceled the show.
  3. They will try again next year.
  4. Many kids signed up for the talent show.
Grade 3 Cause and Effect CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.3.3
My ice cream was melting AS A RESULT OF the hot weather.

What is the cause?
  1. The ice cream melted.
  2. As a result of cold weather my ice cream melted.
  3. I was standing in the rain.
  4. The hot weather made my ice cream melt.
Grade 3 Cause and Effect CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.3.3
My ice cream was melting AS A RESULT OF the hot weather.

What is the effect?
  1. The ice cream melted.
  2. As a result of cold weather my ice cream melted.
  3. I was standing in the rain.
  4. The hot weather made my ice cream melt.
Grade 3 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.3.3

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What was the biggest difference between the alphabet we use today and the alphabet the Greek used?
  1. The Greek alphabet didn't have vowels.
  2. The Greek alphabet didn't have the letter V.
  3. The Greek alphabet didn't have consonants.
  4. The Greek alphabet didn't have the letter X.
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