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Common Core Standard RI.7.4 Questions

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.

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Grade 7 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.7.4

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In paragraph five, the passage says the Bulls had retired Michael Jordan's number. What does that mean?
  1. ceased to use the number on the team
  2. gave his number to someone else
  3. ended his work agreement with them
  4. canceled his debt with the team
Grade 7 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.7.4

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Which choice best describes the meaning of the word ELECTRIFYING as it is used in paragraph four?
  1. pass an electric current through something
  2. be very impressive
  3. cause a lot of tension
  4. stir up a lot of negative energy
Grade 7 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.7.4, RST.6-8.4

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Read this sentence from the text.

Mosquito repellents have been on the market for years, of course.

Why does the author most likely include the words "of course"?
  1. To emphasize the importance of repellants
  2. To highlight the need for an improved product
  3. To show readers why mosquitoes are annoying
  4. To indicate most people knew this fact already
Grade 7 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.7.4

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As it is used in the passage, what does the word sabotage mean?
  1. destroy or damage
  2. cause to go off course
  3. mark with graffiti
  4. improve or make better
Grade 7 Vocabulary CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.7.4

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In paragraph 1 of the text, what does the word jargon mean?
  1. made-up words used by people
  2. dictionary-defined words
  3. words used by kids
  4. words related to a particular field
Grade 7 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.7.4, RH.6-8.4, RST.6-8.4

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What does the term "land down under" most likely refer to?
  1. New South Wales
  2. Australia
  3. Mountain peaks
  4. Nandewar Range
Grade 7 Reading Strategies CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.7.4

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Grade 7 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.7.4

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Which of the following best describes the word sepulchral as it is used in the third paragraph of the passage?
  1. relating to hard work
  2. relating to a place of burial
  3. relating to a religious conversion
  4. relating to education
Grade 7 Reading Strategies CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.7.4
Scientists have yet to figure out how deep the abyss is. Staring into it, I could see only darkness.

What is the meaning of the word abyss?
  1. a small and sandy mound
  2. a gigantic piece of rock
  3. a vast and limitless space
  4. a large man-made lake
Grade 7 Reading Strategies CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.7.4

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Based on the passage, what is a cosmonaut?
  1. Someone who builds spaceships
  2. Another name for an astronaut
  3. A special type of inventor
  4. Someone who studies the cosmos
Grade 7 Reading Strategies CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.7.4

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What is the meaning of the word benefactor as used in the article?
  1. one who gives aid to others
  2. one who receives money
  3. one who works as a seamstress
  4. one who lives in near poverty
Grade 7 Reading Strategies CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.7.4

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The word impervious used in paragraph 7 means?
  1. unaffected.
  2. fireproof
  3. synthetic
  4. attracted

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