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Common Core Standard RI.4.1 Questions

Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

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Grade 4 Sequence of Events CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.4.1

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Why does the author say to only give a fist bump, not run off the field, if there are only two outs?
  1. Because the play was not that good
  2. Because there is still more game to play
  3. Because you did an awesome job
  4. Because running off the field looks bad
Grade 4 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.4.1

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Select the best summary of the article.
  1. The Trojans were given a peace offering by the Greeks and brought it into their city.
  2. The Trojans were blind and did not see that the peace offering was going to harm their city.
  3. The Trojans had fought long and hard and were finally glad that the war was over.
  4. The Trojans had been in the middle of a long and difficult war against the Greeks.
Grade 4 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.4.1

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Based on the poem, you can infer that the country is...
  1. attached to other countries
  2. land-locked
  3. an island
  4. very cold
Grade 4 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.4.1

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Which two quotations from the article best support the answer to Part A?
  1. There had been a time when the Trojans had gone out and fought with their enemies on the plain, sometimes they had beaten them in battle, and once they had very nearly burnt their ships.
  2. We can easily believe then that Priam, King of Troy, and his people were very glad to hear that one day the Greeks had gone home.
  3. A great rattling sound was heard, and the Trojans, if they had not been very blind and foolish, might have known that there was something wrong.
  4. 'You must make a Horse of Wood to be a peace-offering to Minerva. Make it, I advise you, very great, so that the Trojans may not take it within their walls.
  5. For while Laoco├Ân, the priest of Neptune, the same that had thrown his spear at the Horse, was sacrificing a bull on the altar of his god, two great serpents came across the sea from a certain island that was near.
  6. That night they kept a feast to the gods with great joy, not knowing that the end of their city was now close at hand.
Grade 4 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.4.1
When Nellie Bly first started working for the The Pittsburgh Dispatch, she wanted to be an investigative reporter and write pieces about how hard life was for female factory workers. However, since women were not taken seriously as writers, she often had to write articles about fashion, gardening and other typically female things. Instead of working with the newspaper, Nellie Bly headed to Mexico and did her own investigative reporting on the lives of Mexicans.

Which sentence from the passage shows that Nelly Bly was not happy with her job at The Pittsburgh Dispatch?
  1. When Nellie Bly first started working for the The Pittsburgh Dispatch, she wanted to be an investigative reporter and write pieces about how hard life was for female factory workers.
  2. However, since women were not taken seriously as writers, she often had to write articles about fashion, gardening and other typically female things.
  3. Instead of working with the newspaper, Nellie Bly headed to Mexico and did her own investigative reporting on the lives of Mexicans.
  4. None of the above.
Grade 4 Nature and Science (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.4.1

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Why are divers needed to gather sea cucumbers?
  1. Because they are hard to see from the surface
  2. Because they grow on the sea floor
  3. Because they stick to the coral reef
  4. Because they need to be gathered quickly
Grade 4 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.4.1

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Which detail from the passage best describes how fast Easter lilies grew once they were introduced in the United States?
  1. They planted them and soon lilies began to grow.
  2. The bulbs were distributed up and down the West Coast and by 1945 there were over 1,000 growers on the West Coast.
  3. They harvested and sold their bulbs to give to others interested in growing Easter lilies too.
  4. Today, you can only buy Easter lilies in stores for about two weeks every year, but when they are available they sell out.
Grade 4 Nature and Science (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.4.1

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Which detail from the passage BEST illustrates the strength of the sea cucumber's stomach?
  1. Moreover, these stomachs have digestive powers that are not to be despised
  2. far surpassing even those popularly ascribed to the ostrich
  3. he sea-cucumber actually seems to feed upon coral
  4. and even granite has been found in its stomach
Grade 4 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.4.1

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Which paragraph from the article best supports the answer to Part A?
  1. Paragraph 1
  2. Paragraph 2
  3. Paragraph 3
  4. Paragraph 4
Grade 4 Reading Strategies CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.4.1

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Why can't we see the Statue of Zeus today?
  1. It burned down.
  2. It was carefully maintained.
  3. It rotted from dampness.
  4. It was torn down by critics.
Grade 4 Reading Strategies CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.4.1

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Which detail best explains why the area is called the Ring of Fire?
  1. It also has a lot of seismic activity which causes earthquakes.
  2. This ring is actually shaped more like a horseshoe than a ring.
  3. Around 75 percent of all volcanoes on Earth are found in the Ring of Fire.
  4. People who live in the Ring of Fire take extra precautions to make sure they stay safe.
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