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Common Core Standard RI.7.2 Questions

Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.

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Grade 7 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, RI.7.1, RI.7.2

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Identify three details that should be included in a summary of the passage.
  1. Worms and viruses are rather unpleasant terms that have entered the jargon of the computer industry to descry some of the ways that computer systems can be invaded.
  2. A worm can be defined as a program that transfers itself from computer to computer over a network and plants itself as a separate file on the target computer's disks.
  3. One worm was injected into an electronic mail network where it multiplied uncontrollably and clogged the memories of thousands of computers until they could no longer function.
  4. A virus is a set of illicit instructions that passes itself on to other programs or documents with which it comes on contact.
  5. It can change or delete files, display words or obscene messages, or produce bizarre screen effects.
  6. A virus can be dealt with using a vaccine, or antivirus, which is a computer program that stops the virus form spreading and often eradicates it.
  7. In its most vindictive form, a virus can slowly sabotage a computer system and remain undetected for months, contaminating data or wiping out an entire hard drive.
Grade 7 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.7.2, RH.6-8.2, RST.6-8.2

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What is the main idea of this passage?
  1. Greenhouse gases are essential for life on earth.
  2. A century ago, people's reliance on fossil fuels increased.
  3. The planet's climate is shifting primarily because of human behavior.
  4. Carbon dioxide is extremely damaging to people, plants, and animals.
Grade 7 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.7.2
The faculty at Newtown Elementary School invites you to attend our annual Honors Dinner on Thursday, June 17, 2005, in the school cafeteria.
A meal will be served at 7:00 P.M. The cost of the meal is $7.50 per person. Please respond by June 5th with the number of family members attending. We look forward to seeing you there.
Which of the following is the best summary of the invitation?
  1. The teachers at school are having a dinner to which you are invited. It will be at 7 P.M. on June 17 and will cost $7.50 a person.
  2. Students need to decide if they want to go to the Honors Dinner with their teachers and family at Newtown Elementary School.
  3. Newtown Elementary School is going to have an Honors Dinner. The teachers hold this dinner once a year for all of the honors students.
  4. The dinner costs $7.50 a person. You need to let the teachers know by June 5 how many people you are bringing to the dinner.
Grade 7 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.7.2
Someone writes an essay arguing that world record setting challenges are good ways to raise money for charity. Which is the best TOPIC sentence for an introductory paragraph in this essay?
  1. Nonprofit organizations depend on the support of charitable donations.
  2. You are going to start a fundraiser for my favorite charity.
  3. A record setting attempt can attract donors, provide entertainment, and generate publicity for a deserving charity.
Grade 7 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.7.2, RST.6-8.2

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What is the main idea of this passage?
  1. Most people have ineffective or weak passwords.
  2. The Federal Trade Commission monitors unsolicited mail.
  3. There are a number of simple ways to avoid getting spam on the computer.
  4. Spam comes from companies who want to infect computers or steal personal information.
Grade 7 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.7.2, RH.6-8.2, RST.6-8.2

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What is the main idea of this passage?
  1. Australia has a new type of creature to add to its list.
  2. The most unusual animals are found on mountain peaks.
  3. These pink slugs are one of Australia's most intimidating creatures
  4. New creatures are found daily in remote places all over the planet.
Grade 7 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.7.2, RST.6-8.2

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What would make the best title for this passage?
  1. A Dozen Simple Ways to Avoid Getting Spam
  2. The Importance of Choosing the Best Internet Service Provider
  3. Creating the Strongest Possible Password to Avoid Spam
  4. Why You Should Never Hit "Unsubscribe" or "Preview Pane"
Grade 7 Reading Strategies CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.7.2

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What is the main idea of this passage?
  1. How astronauts survive in space
  2. How astronauts keep track of items in space
  3. How astronauts use velcro in space
  4. How astronauts helped velcro become popular
Grade 7 Reading Strategies CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.7.2, RI.7.2

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