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Common Core Standard RI.8.5 Questions

Analyze in detail the structure of a specific paragraph in a text, including the role of particular sentences in developing and refining a key concept.

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Grade 8 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.5, RI.8.1, RI.8.5

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Which piece of parental advice is supported by the information in paragraph 3?
  1. Keep your elbows off the table!
  2. Don't play with your food!
  3. Chew with your mouth closed!
  4. Don't eat too much!
Grade 8 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.8.5

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What is the purpose of paragraph 7?
  1. to explain why nettles are weeds
  2. to describe the effects of nettle poison
  3. to show the importance of nettles in medicine
  4. to share why nettles are useful
Grade 8 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.8.5

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Grade 8 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.8.5

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What is the purpose of paragraph 6?
  1. to describe how to eat asparagus
  2. to cover rules for specific foods
  3. to highlight popular dinner foods
  4. to explain how to use a knife
Grade 8 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.5, RI.8.1, RI.8.5

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Which of the following details least fits with the other details in paragraph 5?
  1. It is very frequently buttered in the air, bitten in gouges, and still held in the face and eyes of the table with the marks of the teeth on it.
  2. This is certainly not altogether pleasant, and it is better to cut it, a bit at a time, after buttering it, and put piece by piece in the mouth with one's finger and thumb
  3. It is not considered good taste to mix food on the same plate.
  4. Salt must be left on the side of the plate and never on the tablecloth.
Grade 8 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.8.5

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Which two paragraphs least fit with the rest of the passage?
  1. paragraph 5
  2. paragraph 6
  3. paragraph 7
  4. paragraph 8
Grade 8 Cause and Effect CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.8.5
The passage above uses its text structure?
  1. to give comparisons of Labor Day celebrations.
  2. to describe how people celebrate Labor Day.
  3. to give a history of the Labor Day holiday.
  4. to show the effect of Labor Day on the country.
Grade 8 Cause and Effect CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.8.5
Which organizational pattern did the author use for this passage?
  1. cause and effect
  2. sequential order
  3. compare/contrast
  4. description
Grade 8 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.8.5

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Why does the author include the first list of questions?
  1. to help editors know what to look for when they review articles
  2. to help journalists improve their articles before they turn them in
  3. to show what the editor-in-chief wants to see in an article
  4. to show what makes a quality article for a newspaper
Grade 8 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.8.5, RH.6-8.5

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Which detail would fit best in the introduction of the passage?
  1. The average interest rates on most college loans
  2. The criteria for earning an academic scholarship
  3. The typical amount of financial aid given to students
  4. The history of the Federal Work-Study Program (FWS)
Grade 8 Reading Strategies CCSS: CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, RI.8.4, RI.8.5

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Why are the words (or thoughtful) included in parentheses?
  1. To introduce another personality type
  2. To help define the meditative personality type
  3. To describe Briggs' future son-in-law
  4. To distract the reader from the text
Grade 8 Reading Strategies CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.8.5

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If the reader wanted to find more information on the foods eaten in Tihar where would he or she look?
  1. Celebration with Brothers
  2. Worship of Cows and Goddess Laxmi
  3. Rituals and Customs
  4. Introduction

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