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Common Core Standard RI.6.4 Questions

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.

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Grade 6 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.6.4

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What does the phrase SALLY FORTH mean in the passage?
  1. head out bravely
  2. stop and eat
  3. sneak away quietly
  4. hide out in crevices
Grade 6 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.6.4, RST.6-8.4

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Read this sentence from the text.

Only athletes who have proven they can endure such harsh running conditions are allowed.

Why does the author use the verb "endure" in this sentence?
  1. To indicate the strictness of the race's rules.
  2. To point out that many people do not survive the event.
  3. To discourage novice runners from joining the competition.
  4. To emphasize the difficulty of participating in this race.
Grade 6 Animals (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.6.4

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From the passage, you can infer that an ornithologist is someone who...
  1. studies mammals
  2. studies mountain life
  3. studies birds
  4. studies nature
Grade 6 Animals (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.6.4

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Which definition best defines the word SAVAGE as it is used in the passage?
  1. primitive and uncivilized
  2. cut off from modern advances
  3. fierce, violent, and uncontrolled
  4. process of attacking violently
Grade 6 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.6.4

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Grade 6 Reading Strategies CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.6.4

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Based on the passage, the word severe means...
  1. Not a threat
  2. A small storm
  3. A major threat
  4. Not a big deal
Grade 6 Reading Strategies CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.6.4

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In paragraph 3, what does the word "fueled" most likely mean?
  1. Filled with gas
  2. Powered
  3. Added with rainfall
  4. Controlled
Grade 6 Reading Strategies CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.6.4

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What is the meaning of radar in the passage?
  1. a device used by the highway patrol to catch speeding cars
  2. a device that collects and purifies hurricane waters
  3. a device that flies into the hurricane to determine which way the storm will move
  4. a device for determining the presence and location of an object

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