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Common Core Standard RL.4.4 Questions

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).

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Grade 4 Vocabulary CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.4.4

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Grade 4 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.4.4

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Why does the author most likely repeat the word cuckoo?
  1. because it is a fun sound to say
  2. because it mimics the birds of summer
  3. because it sounds very silly
  4. because it mimics the sound of baby animals
Grade 4 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.5, RL.4.4, L.4.5, L.4.5a
The young boy was a skyscraper next to his friend.
  1. He was a building.
  2. The young boy was shorter than his friend.
  3. The young boy was much taller than his friend.
  4. He had many stories.
Grade 4 Vocabulary CCSS: CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.4, RL.4.1, RL.4.4

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Which detail from the story helps the reader understand the meaning of the word preached?
  1. I'm not preaching; I'm just telling you what you ought to know without being told.
  2. If you don't like your name, why don't you change it?
  3. Peter sat up and the disagreeable frown had left his face.
  4. And all the way up the Crooked Little Path, Jimmy chuckled to himself as he thought of foolish Peter Rabbit trying to change his name.
Grade 4 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.5, RL.4.4, L.4.5, L.4.5b
At halftime, Coach Durkes' rousing speech pumped up the football team.

What does pumped up mean in the sentence above?
  1. To discourage
  2. To inflate something
  3. To be unfair
  4. To inspire someone for a difficult task
Grade 4 Vocabulary CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.4.4

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What is the meaning of the word preached as it is used in Paragraph 9?
  1. yelled at
  2. taught a lesson
  3. told a joke
  4. started an argument
Grade 4 Vocabulary CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.4.4

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What is the meaning of the word wooed from line 10 of the poem?
  1. complimented
  2. tried to get their attention
  3. sought the love of
  4. angered
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