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Common Core Standard RI.8.6 Questions

Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author acknowledges and responds to conflicting evidence or viewpoints.

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Grade 8 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.8.6, RST.6-8.6

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The author opens the passage with a question. The purpose of this question is to:
  1. get readers to think back to their childhood art skills.
  2. explain why the sun looks like a yellow circle.
  3. introduce instruction on how to draw the sun.
  4. provide a contrast for the actual composition of the sun.
Grade 8 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.8.6

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Why does the author share Cassius Clay's encounter with a police officer when he was 12?
  1. To describe where he grew up
  2. To show that he was a violent child
  3. To explain how he got his start as a boxer
  4. To share why he appreciates police officers
Grade 8 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.8.6, RST.6-8.6

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The author shared what Incan people believed about the red moon. Why did the author share this information?
  1. to provide a logical explanation for the appearance of the red moon
  2. to explain how people's understanding of the red moon has changed over time
  3. to introduce a story about the history of the red moon
  4. to show how rare the red moon really is
Grade 8 Point of View CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.8.6

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Which statement BEST describes the author's view of Muhammad Ali?
  1. He was the greatest boxer of all time.
  2. He was the most over-rated boxer in history.
  3. He was an incredibly self-centered and arrogant person.
  4. He was an average boxer who had a few great wins when he went pro.
Grade 8 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.8.6, RST.6-8.4, RST.6-8.6

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Grade 8 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.6, RI.8.2, RI.8.6, RST.6-8.2, RST.6-8.6

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Based on this text, which statement most likely reflects the author'€™s conclusion about diet fads?
  1. Following a healthy diet is essential for everyone.
  2. There are advantages and disadvantages to every diet.
  3. Diet books often sell very well and make a profit for their authors.
  4. News reporters consider food regimens extremely important issues.
Grade 8 Fact and Opinion CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.8.6
Grade 8 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.8.6, RST.6-8.6

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What does the author of the passage most likely believe about most diet fads?
  1. They are temporary.
  2. They are imaginative.
  3. They are unique.
  4. They are repetitive.
Grade 8 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.8.6

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What is one thing both passages have in common?
  1. Both share negative opinions about Mao Zedong
  2. Both share positive opinions about Mao Zedong
  3. Both fail to show both sides of the issue
  4. Both fail to include supporting details
Grade 8 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.8.6

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What is the tone of the speech?
  1. Anger
  2. Despair
  3. Pride
  4. Strength

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