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Common Core Standard RL.5.2 Questions

Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.

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Grade 5 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.5.2

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Which choice correctly summarizes the story?
  1. It was a very long winter, but spring just started, and the birds went around to wake everything up.
  2. A little boy's mother is sick, but he doesn't have any money to buy food. He sells violets to a lady so he can buy his mother breakfast.
  3. A mother needs to buy food for her little boy so she decides to sell daffodils at the market.
  4. The birds are happy that it is the first day of spring, so they fly around chirping and waking the flowers.
Grade 5 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.5.2

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What is the main idea of the poem?
  1. Summer is very hot and annoying.
  2. Summer is a wonderful time for the speaker.
  3. Summer is only enjoyed by kings.
  4. Summer is full of fun things to do outside.
Grade 5 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.5.2
Grade 5 Story Elements CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.5.2
Finding the theme to a passage is most like...
  1. a camera zooming in to find the details
  2. a camera zooming out to see the entire picture
Grade 5 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.5.2

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What is the theme of this passage?
  1. Don't let anything stop you.
  2. Give in to your struggles.
  3. Life often throws you curveballs.
  4. A positive attitude is everything.
Grade 5 Reading Strategies CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.5.2

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Who is this story about?
  1. a flock of birds
  2. a family of flowers
  3. a little boy and his mother
  4. a lady who liked flowers
Grade 5 Reading Strategies CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.5.2

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Which is NOT an obstacle the main character faced?
  1. No one wanted to buy his flowers.
  2. He didn't have any money to buy food.
  3. The violets refused to be picked.
  4. His mother was very sick.
Grade 5 Reading Strategies CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.5.2

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How did the main character try to solve the problem?
  1. He woke up the birds and the flowers.
  2. He sold flowers to earn money to buy food.
  3. He asked a doctor to come look at his mother.
  4. He called his father away from work.
Grade 5 Reading Strategies CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.5.2

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What was the problem in this story?
  1. It was very cold during the winter.
  2. The little boy's mother was sick.
  3. The flowers were still sleeping.
  4. It was the beginning of spring.
Grade 5 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.5.2

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Grade 5 Reading Strategies CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.5.2

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What is the theme of this poem?
  1. A dream lost
  2. The value of hard work
  3. Learning a new game
  4. It hurts to fail
Grade 5 Reading Strategies CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.5.2

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What is the theme of this passage?
  1. Life on the farm is a lot of work.
  2. Life on the farm is different from city life.
  3. Chickens are dangerous animals.
  4. Chickens like to eat their food quickly.
Grade 5 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.5.2

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Grade 5 Reading Strategies CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.5.2

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Which statement best summarizes the passage?
  1. Angie goes to Tennessee to visit a farm and does a bunch of chores.
  2. Angie goes to live on a farm and quickly wishes she is back home in the city.
  3. Angie visits family in Tennessee and gets a quick introduction to farm life.
  4. Angie feeds the chickens and learns how to quickly get out of their way.
Grade 5 Reading Strategies CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.5.2

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Which choice best represents the theme of the passage?
  1. Overcoming fear
  2. Putting on a play
  3. Facing a challenge
  4. Impressing others

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