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Common Core Standard RL.8.2 Questions

Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.

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Grade 8 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.8.2
Predator in the night
Eyes flashing with intent
Hunting for something to feed
Her and her young
She claws up a tree to perch high above
To watch closely and carefully
Ready to kill, ready to provide
So that they can live another day

What would be a possible theme for the poem?
  1. People turn into animals if they are left in the wild.
  2. Hunting is a dangerous sport if you aren't careful.
  3. Watch out for predators when you are outdoors.
  4. The predator instinct exists within everyone.
Grade 8 Reading Strategies CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.8.2
Grade 8 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.8.2

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What would be the best title for this passage?
  1. The Cup Game, the Sequel
  2. Surviving Summer Camp
  3. A Visit from Aunt Marie
  4. Learning French and Spanish
Grade 8 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.8.2

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What is the main idea of this passage?
  1. Camp can be an extremely stressful place to go.
  2. Learning the Cup Game is fun for everyone.
  3. Mothers can always be trusted to find answers.
  4. All problems have a solution waiting to be found.
Grade 8 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.8.2

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The author of this passage is primarily concerned with pointing out that...
  1. the Cup Game can be sung in multiple languages.
  2. this camp was full of helpful workshops and classes.
  3. looking at a problem differently can help solve it.
  4. Jessica and her mother have trouble getting along.
Grade 8 Langston Hughes CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.8.2
Which word best represents the theme of the poem?
  1. Oppression
  2. Equality
  3. Brotherhood
  4. Patriotism
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