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Common Core Standard RL.6.5 Questions

Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.

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Grade 6 A Christmas Carol CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.6.5

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Marley's ghost said Scrooge would receive visitors. Who were those visitors?
  1. three spirits
  2. his nieces and nephews
  3. the police
  4. people he had wronged
Grade 6 A Christmas Carol CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.6.5

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The scene at Old Fezziwig's caused Scrooge to realize something. He realized
  1. he missed his old boss.
  2. he was never paid for his work.
  3. he should treat his own clerk better.
  4. he wanted to find himself a wife.
Grade 6 A Christmas Carol CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.6.5

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Suspense is when the reader knows something bad is going to happen, but is not sure what. Which is an example of how the author used suspense in Stave One?
  1. Two men came to ask Scrooge for a donation.
  2. Marley's face appeared in the knocker on the door.
  3. Scrooge was angry about giving his clerk Christmas day off.
  4. The narrator repeated that Marley was dead as a door-nail.
Grade 6 A Christmas Carol CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.6.5

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Which detail best shows how Scrooge started to change when he saw his old friends?
  1. He wished he had given a young caroler some money the night before.
  2. He said that his sister was a delicate creature with a large heart.
  3. He wished he had treated Old Fezziwig better when he was alive.
  4. He said that he wanted that night to remain with him forever.
Grade 6 A Christmas Carol CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.6.5

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The Ghost of Christmas Past shared multiple memories with Scrooge. How were the final two memories most different from the first few memories?
  1. Scrooge was younger.
  2. Scrooge was happier.
  3. They were both negative memories.
  4. They were both other people's memories.
Grade 6 Story Elements CCSS: CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.5, RL.6.3, RL.6.5

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How does Paragraph 4 contribute to the setting?
  1. It shows how ordinary Mr. Acton's days were.
  2. It describes what was going on when Mr. Acton learned the news of his son.
  3. It provides a date and time for the story.
  4. It offers a list of all those present when the main action of the story took place.
Grade 6 Poetic Devices CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.6.5
'Once by the Pacific' by Robert Frost

The shattered water made a misty din.
Great waves looked over others coming in.

The figurative language in line 2 of this poem...
  1. makes the waves seem human
  2. compares the waves to one another
  3. exaggerates the size of the waves
  4. makes the reader hear the waves
Grade 6 Poetic Devices CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.6.5
Measure of rhythm within poetry is:
  1. ballad
  2. sonnet
  3. meter
  4. rhyme scheme
Grade 6 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.6.5

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Which option describes the main purpose of Paragraph 2 in the passage?
  1. to explain how Acton lived
  2. to describe how Acton felt about his son
  3. to introduce the reader to Acton's family
  4. to establish the setting of the story about Acton
Grade 6 Poetic Devices CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.6.5
What do the following stanzas have in common?

There was a dog named Cat.
He always wore a blue hat.

People made fun of him,
so he changed his name to Jim.
  1. They both have internal rhyme schemes
  2. They both contain examples of alliteration
  3. They both have external rhyme schemes
  4. They both contain examples of onomatopoeia
Grade 6 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.6.5
Which of these BEST defines rhythm in poetry?
  1. the repetition of sounds at the ends of words
  2. the sound pattern created by stressed and unstressed syllables
  3. a regular pattern of rhyming words in a poem
  4. a repeated line or group of lines in a poem
Grade 6 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.6.5
Acrostic poems are:
  1. poems that have 14 lines and often talk about love.
  2. poems that have words that begin with with the same letter within a stanza
  3. poems that use repeating vowel sounds in the formation of the lines
  4. poems that use a word on the left side of the page, then use those letters to describe the word.
Grade 6 Sequence of Events CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.6.5
Grade 6 Sequence of Events CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.6.5
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