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Common Core Standard RI.6.8 Questions

Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.

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Grade 6 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.6.8, RST.6-8.8

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Why does the author most likely add details about the three mountain ranges and powerful headwinds?
  1. To stress the challenges runners often face in this race
  2. To highlight the reason why so many runners apply to the race
  3. To explain the exact route this annual race follows through California
  4. To accentuate the purposes of the race being held during the summer time
Grade 6 Cause and Effect CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.6.8, RST.6-8.8

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Why did the author include information about the lemur's teeth?
  1. It points out how remote this part of the world is.
  2. It supports the idea that lemurs eat quite a bit.
  3. It explains how dry seasons affect the lemur's diet.
  4. It shows why lemur babies need water to survive.
Grade 6 Reading Strategies CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.6.8
Grade 6 Reading Strategies CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.6.8
Grade 6 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.6.8, RST.6-8.8

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Why does the author most likely use the example of the balloon?
  1. To explain what oil droplets look like to experts
  2. To demonstrate how oil is forced through a rock
  3. To show how people's ideas about underground oil is mistaken
  4. To illustrate how the rock's pores appear under a microscope
Grade 6 Reading Strategies CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.6.8
Grade 6 Reading Strategies CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.6.8
Which is an example of ethos?
  1. We've been doing business for 200 years.
  2. Send us money or you're killing children in Africa!
  3. Our planes are designed with speed in mind; they can travel the SPEED OF LIGHT!!!
Grade 6 Reading Strategies CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.6.8
Grade 6 Reading Strategies CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.6.8
Grade 6 Reading Strategies CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.6.8
Everyone wants a MAIDBOT, the robot who does your house cleaning for you.
This is an example of:
  1. testimonial
  2. overgeneralization
  3. faulty cause and effect
  4. bandwagon
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