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Common Core Standard RI.9-10.5 Questions

Analyze in detail how an author’s ideas or claims are developed and refined by particular sentences, paragraphs, or larger portions of a text (e.g., a section or chapter).

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Grade 10 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.9-10.5

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"I would choose to die rather than live without freedom."

Patrick Henry uses this phrase...
  1. As a hyperbole to get his point across
  2. To explain the he is going to die
  3. As a reason for starting war
  4. As a metaphor for his personal feelings
Grade 10 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.9-10.5, RST.9-10.5

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The author includes the example of poking a dog with a stick. The author includes this example to show:
  1. the process of reproduction.
  2. the difference between living and nonliving organisms.
  3. why dogs are considered alive.
  4. how living things respond to stimuli.
Grade 10 Text Elements CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.9-10.5, RST.9-10.5

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How does the author organize the text?
  1. by describing how each type of fish evolved
  2. by comparing modern-day fish to other animals
  3. by contrasting fresh and saltwater fish
  4. by defining key words related to fish
Grade 10 Text Elements CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.9-10.5, RST.9-10.5

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Which choice BEST describes how the author organizes the passage?
  1. cause and effect
  2. definition and description
  3. compare and contrast
  4. problem and solution
Grade 10 Text Elements CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.9-10.5, RST.9-10.5

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Which choice best describes how the author chose to organize this passage?
  1. cause and effect
  2. compare and contrast
  3. description and definition
  4. problem and solution
Grade 10 Text Elements CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.9-10.5, RST.9-10.5

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Which choice best describes how the author organized this passage?
  1. description and definition
  2. compare and contrast
  3. problem and solution
  4. cause and effect
Grade 10 Text Elements CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.9-10.5, RST.9-10.5
Which choice best describes how the author chose to organize this passage?
  1. cause and effect
  2. compare and contrast
  3. description and definition
  4. problem and solution
Grade 10 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.9-10.5

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President Obama ends his speech with the following lines:

"The Holy Koran tells us: "O mankind! We have created you male and a female; and we have made you into nations and tribes so that you may know one another."

The Talmud tells us: "The whole of the Torah is for the purpose of promoting peace."

The Holy Bible tells us: "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God."

The people of the world can live together in peace. We know that is God's vision. Now that must be our work here on Earth."

Which line from earlier in the speech do these lines most support?
  1. So long as our relationship is defined by our differences, we will empower those who sow hatred rather than peace, those who promote conflict rather than the cooperation that can help all of our people achieve justice and prosperity.
  2. And this cycle of suspicion and discord must end.
  3. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles -- principles of justice and progress; tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.
  4. All this has bred more fear and more mistrust.
Grade 9 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.9-10.5

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Grade 9 Sequence of Events CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.9-10.5

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How does the author choose to organize the passage?
  1. Chronologically
  2. Cause and effect
  3. Main idea with supporting details
  4. Flashback
Grade 9 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.9-10.5

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Which section summarizes the arguments in other sections?
  1. What is secondhand smoke?
  2. Did you know secondhand smoke kills?
  3. Does secondhand smoke contain harmful chemicals?
  4. Key points
Grade 9 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.9-10.5, RST.9-10.5

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Which of the following ideas would best fit into the passage's bulleted list?
  1. Writing your representatives in Congress about your concerns
  2. Recycling all of your paper, cardboard, glass and plastic trash
  3. Read news reports about air and water pollution issues in your city
  4. Objecting to the continual damage being done to the planet's ozone layer
Grade 9 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.9-10.5, RST.9-10.5

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What idea is primarily supported by the bulleted list in the passage?
  1. Saving money
  2. Too much trash
  3. Greenhouse gases
  4. Air and water pollution
Grade 9 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.9-10.5

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The short phrases at the beginning of the passage, such as "On a historic island off Mumbai harbour..." are included there to...
  1. Summarize the festival's highlights
  2. Offer a history of the festival
  3. Explain where the festival is located
  4. Provide key details about the festival
Grade 9 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.9-10.5
Which sentence from Passage 2 best supports the final sentence from Passage 2, "You just have to remember what you see is more real than what you have been told"?
  1. The Golden Age ushered in by the Gupta dynasty (4th to 6th centuries A.D.) saw a flowering of Indian science, art, and culture.
  2. Despite pressing problems such as significant overpopulation, environmental degradation, extensive poverty, and widespread corruption, economic growth following the launch of economic reforms in 1991 and a massive youthful population are driving India's emergence as a regional and global power.
  3. ears of nonviolent resistance to British rule, led by Mohandas GANDHI and Jawaharlal NEHRU, eventually resulted in Indian independence, which was granted in 1947.
  4. The neighboring nations have fought three wars since independence, the last of which was in 1971 and resulted in East Pakistan becoming the separate nation of Bangladesh.
Grade 10 Rhetoric and Propaganda CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.9-10.5

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How does Michelle Obama end her speech?
  1. By continuing to praise Angelou
  2. By summarizing her own connection with Angelou
  3. By sharing Angelou's impact on her life
  4. By encouraging others to find inspiration from Angelou

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What is the main idea in the bulleted list?
  1. Composting is easily done with the various debris found in most backyards.
  2. Composting often pays for itself in the money saved on fertilizers and chemicals.
  3. Composting has multiple advantages for the average homeowner or gardener.
  4. Composting can make the country's landfills obsolete within a few years.
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