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Common Core Standard RI.9-10.9 Questions

Analyze seminal U.S. documents of historical and literary significance (e.g., Washington’s Farewell Address, the Gettysburg Address, Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms speech, King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail”), including how they address related themes and concepts.

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Grade 9 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.9, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.9

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What is Washington's main message in this excerpt?
  1. Don't forget your common goals.
  2. Your differences will divide you.
  3. Stand up for justice.
  4. Watch out for outside influences.
Grade 10 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.9, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.9

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Which statement sums up one of the main messages of the speech?
  1. Americans have misconceptions about Muslims
  2. Muslims have misconceptions about Americans
  3. Americans and Muslims have common goals
  4. Americans and Muslims have little in common
Grade 9 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.9, RI.9-10.9

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Washington's discussion of focusing on national unity anticipates which future event in U.S. History?
  1. The Revolutionary War
  2. The Declaration of Independence
  3. The Emancipation Proclamation
  4. The Civil War
Grade 9 Reading Strategies CCSS: CCRA.R.9, RI.9-10.9
What irony exists between the two passages?
  1. One country gained independence, the other ceased to exist.
  2. Gandhi stressed nonviolence, but the British fought in WWII.
  3. The Gestapo in Bukovina was just like the British in India.
  4. India chose to gain Independence while people were dying in other parts of the world.
Grade 10 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.9, RI.9-10.8, RI.9-10.9

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What purpose does Obama hope to accomplish through this speech?
  1. To instantly solve the tensions between the U.S. and Muslims.
  2. To open the dialogue and begin to improve relations between the U.S. and Muslims.
  3. To remind Muslims of the attacks that took place on September 11, 2001.
  4. To justify the treatment of Muslims since September 11, 2001.
Grade 9 Reading Strategies CCSS: CCRA.R.9, RI.9-10.9
The people of Bukovina could be compared to...
  1. The British
  2. Mohandas Gandhi and his supporters
  3. Others fighting in WWII
  4. The Gestapo
Grade 10 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.9, RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.9

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Grade 10 Reading Strategies CCSS: CCRA.R.9, RI.9-10.9

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Which of these statement best compares the information in both passages?
  1. The news article offers opinions of Mohammad Yunus; the blog only shows one person's story.
  2. The news article informs with a formal language; the blog expresses feelings and opinions.
  3. The news article relates to universal ideas of economy; the blog shows a historical moment.
  4. The news article is biased against poverty; the blog reveals the author's view on world peace.
Grade 10 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.9, RI.9-10.3, RI.9-10.9

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How did the experience of people hearing about President Roosevelt's death differ from those hearing about President Kennedy's assassination?
  1. Roosevelt's death played out on television, while Kennedy's death played out in the newspapers.
  2. Both deaths represent key moments in media broadcasting.
  3. Both deaths were primarily broadcast by the media.
  4. Roosevelt's death was broadcast on radio programs and reported in newspapers, while Kennedy's death was largely broadcast on television.

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