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Common Core Standard RI.6.3 Questions

Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).

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Grade 6 Point of View CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.6.3

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Which attribute does the author suggest most helped Jackie Robinson succeed in life?
  1. skin color
  2. sheer talent
  3. mental ability
  4. inner strength
Grade 6 Cause and Effect CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.6.3

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According to the passage, why doesn't the bed bug have wings?
  1. It never used them.
  2. It gets eaten when it flies.
  3. It crawls around on the ground.
  4. It travels by riding on people.
Grade 6 Cause and Effect CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.6.3

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What happens to young bed bugs as they get older?
  1. They get darker.
  2. They get hungrier.
  3. They get bigger.
  4. They get poisonous.
Grade 6 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.6.3

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According to the passage, what can a homeowner do to prevent bed bugs?
  1. Remove all beds from the house.
  2. Spray the house with chemicals.
  3. Keep the house clean and stay on top of them.
  4. There is nothing that can be done to prevent bed bugs.
Grade 6 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.6.3

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Which feature is not used to describe a bed bug in the passage?
  1. long-lasting
  2. reddish brown
  3. smelly
  4. scarce
Grade 6 Cause and Effect CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.6.3

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Why did Eli Whitney accept a contract to manufacture small weapons for the government?
  1. To continue inventing things
  2. To help out the war effort
  3. To make money
  4. To protect himself and his family
Grade 6 Cause and Effect CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.6.3

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What idea did Eli Whitney help develop through his invention of guns?
  1. The idea of mass manufacturing
  2. The idea of massive acts of war
  3. The idea of gun ownership by all
  4. The idea of slaves on cotton plantations
Grade 6 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.6.3

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What effect did the cotton gin have on slavery?
  1. It caused slavery to decline.
  2. It caused slavery to increase.
  3. It had no effect on slavery.
  4. It caused slaves to leave.
Grade 6 Cause and Effect CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.6.3
Which is the most severe form of the storm?
  1. Tropical depression
  2. Tropical storm
  3. Hurricane
  4. Super hurricane
Grade 6 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.6.3, RST.6-8.3

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What factor do fruits and vegetables share?
  1. They both contain large seeds.
  2. They both are sweet to the taste.
  3. They both have large green leaves.
  4. They both contain minerals and vitamins.
Grade 6 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.6.3
Key points/details...
  1. tells what the text is about.
  2. are arguments or information that is used to support the main idea.
  3. elaborate on a key point / key detail.
  4. includes the main idea and key points, but NOT the supporting details.
Grade 6 Cause and Effect CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.6.3, RST.6-8.3

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What is the main cause of the lemur babies not surviving?
  1. The mothers do not produce enough milk to keep their babies fed.
  2. There is an increasing number of dry periods in the rain forest.
  3. The mothers do not have strong enough teeth to chew.
  4. Climate change is affecting the quality of food in the rain forest.
Grade 6 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.6.3, RST.6-8.3

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How does weather on Mars differ from that on Earth?
  1. It is far wetter there with frequent, intense storms.
  2. It stays the same basic season year round.
  3. It is blisteringly hot for nine months of the year.
  4. It is far colder with an average temperature below zero.
Grade 6 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.6.3, RST.6-8.3

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How are Mars and Earth alike?
  1. They both have large amounts of carbon dioxide.
  2. They both have days that last roughly 24 hours.
  3. They both are equally distant to the sun.
  4. They both are easy for humans to live on.
Grade 6 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.6.3, RST.6-8.3

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What makes fruits and vegetables different?
  1. Which part of the plant they came from
  2. How often they are used as snacks
  3. When they are picked during the summer
  4. What recipes they are ingredients in
Grade 6 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.6.3, RST.6-8.3

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Vegetables are typically the...
  1. petals or flowers of the plant.
  2. stems, leaves, or roots of the plant.
  3. central seed of the plant.
  4. branches or trunk of the plant.
Grade 6 Animals (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.6.3

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According to the passage, what could happen if you are caught taking a baby eaglet from its nest?
  1. You will be fined a large amount of money.
  2. You will be able to carefully return the eaglets.
  3. You will be attacked by the eagles.
  4. You will be able to get away safely.
Grade 6 Cause and Effect CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.6.3, RST.6-8.3

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What are the results of changing rain patterns?
  1. Fewer lemur babies are born in the rain forest.
  2. The lemurs have to eat more to get the water they need.
  3. Mother lemurs stop producing any milk for their babies.
  4. Scientists wonder if climate change will impact the rain forest.
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