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Common Core Standard RI.7.8 Questions

Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims.

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Grade 7 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.7.8

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In the first paragraph, the author states Michael Jordan was born for greatness. Which sentence from the passage best supports that statement?
  1. Michael Jordan went on to lead the Bulls to three more finals championships.
  2. After going in and out of the league a couple more times, he finally officially retired on April 16, 2003.
  3. Michael Jordan finished as the NBA’s third leading scorer of all time, won the scoring title nine times, and made the all-defensive team nine times.
  4. Off the court Michael has an extremely successful brand of shoes, called Jordans, owns the Charlotte Hornets, and has made appearances in many different movies, including the iconic Space Jam.
Grade 7 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.7.8
If it is raining, my feet will get wet. If the sprinklers outside my office are on, my feet will get wet.

Based on the information above, which of the following MUST be true?
  1. If my feet are wet, it was raining and the sprinklers outside my office were on.
  2. If my feet are wet, then the sprinklers outside my office were on
  3. If it is not raining, my feet will not get wet
  4. If it is not raining, the sprinklers outside my office are on
  5. If my feet are not wet, it is not raining and the sprinklers outside my office are off
Grade 7 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.7.8
In the 1920s, people diagnosed with disease X were not expected to live beyond 6-12 months. Now many people diagnosed with disease X are able to survive for 5 years and even longer if they receive early treatment.

According to the above information, which of the following MUST be true?
  1. Modern medicine is now capable of curing disease X
  2. Most people no longer die from disease X
  3. Disease X is more easily cured than other serious diseases
  4. Progress has been made in the treatment of disease X
  5. The worst outbreak of disease X was in the 1920s
Grade 7 Cause and Effect CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.7.8, RST.6-8.8

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What was the purpose of explaining the life cycle of the butterfly?
  1. To point out how important it is to its survival to have the right food
  2. To explain what a strong and durable species most butterflies are
  3. To show how long insects such as butterflies have been living on the planet
  4. To demonstrate how brief the life span is for the majority of insects
Grade 7 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.8, RI.7.1, RI.7.8
Which detail supports the argument that buying recycled materials will help the environment?
  1. Recycled materials are materials that have been reused.
  2. You can make a big difference if you try.
  3. Recycled materials reduce the amount of waste that goes to the landfill.
  4. You should avoid materials with harmful chemicals.
Grade 7 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.8, RI.7.1, RI.7.8
A student argues that without immigration our society would not be as developed as it currently is. Which evidence supports this argument?
  1. Immigrants still migrate to our nation
  2. Immigrants helped to build the railroads and dams
  3. Immigrants come from other countries
  4. Immigrants bring their culture with them

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