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Common Core Standard RST.6-8.2 Questions

Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

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Grade 7 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.7.2, RH.6-8.2, RST.6-8.2

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What is the main idea of this passage?
  1. Greenhouse gases are essential for life on earth.
  2. A century ago, people's reliance on fossil fuels increased.
  3. The planet's climate is shifting primarily because of human behavior.
  4. Carbon dioxide is extremely damaging to people, plants, and animals.
Grade 8 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.8.2, RST.6-8.2

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What is the main idea of this passage?
  1. Sleep needs shift dramatically while on the space shuttle.
  2. Astronauts would oversleep if not for Mission Control's morning call.
  3. Sleeping on the space shuttle requires a mix of adaptation and creativity.
  4. Motion sickness makes a good night's sleep on the shuttle very difficult.
Grade 8 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.8.2, RST.6-8.2

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What is the main idea of this passage?
  1. The Inuit once lived in igloos in Canada and Greenland.
  2. Igloos are easier to build than some may believe.
  3. Snow provides a surprising amount of insulation for igloos.
  4. Igloos are more comfortable to live in than most people realize.
Grade 8 Main Idea CCSS: RST.6-8.2

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Which detail would fit best in the first paragraph of the text?
  1. The Inuit often relied on igloos on hunting trips.
  2. Oil lamps were usually filled with oil from whales.
  3. Boots and clothes were often put near a window to dry.
  4. The Inuit ate seal, caribou and fish, both raw and cooked.
Grade 6 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.6.2, RST.6-8.2

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What is the main idea of this passage?
  1. Patterns in beach sand are easy and fun to photograph.
  2. Photography is a hobby that is growing steadily in popularity.
  3. The beach is the best place for taking any pictures of nature.
  4. Taking high quality photographs is possible with just a few tips.
Grade 8 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.6, RI.8.2, RI.8.6, RST.6-8.2, RST.6-8.6

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Based on this text, which statement most likely reflects the author'€™s conclusion about diet fads?
  1. Following a healthy diet is essential for everyone.
  2. There are advantages and disadvantages to every diet.
  3. Diet books often sell very well and make a profit for their authors.
  4. News reporters consider food regimens extremely important issues.
Grade 6 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.6.2, RST.6-8.2

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What is the main idea of this passage?
  1. Establishing a settlement on Mars is no longer science fiction
  2. Astronauts must undergo extreme and precise training to survive in space
  3. The application process for being chosen to go to Mars is slow and demanding
  4. Raising money to fund space exploration often involves the public's help
Grade 6 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.6.2, RST.6-8.2

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What would make the best title for this story?
  1. Establishing a Settlement on Mars
  2. Raising the Money for Exploring Space
  3. Making the Video and Paying the Fees
  4. Being Part of the Team Going to the Red Planet
Grade 8 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.8.2, RST.6-8.2

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What would make the best title for this passage?
  1. A Mission Control Alarm Clock
  2. Inside a Four Person Space Mission
  3. Eating, Sleeping, and Living in Space
  4. Finding Sleep Miles above the Earth
Grade 6 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.6.2, RST.6-8.2

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Which would make the best title for this passage?
  1. Poking an Underground Balloon
  2. Like Droplets on a Window Pane
  3. Getting Oil Out of Rocks
  4. Treasure in an Underground Pool
Grade 7 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.7.2, RST.6-8.2

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What is the main idea of this passage?
  1. Most people have ineffective or weak passwords.
  2. The Federal Trade Commission monitors unsolicited mail.
  3. There are a number of simple ways to avoid getting spam on the computer.
  4. Spam comes from companies who want to infect computers or steal personal information.
Grade 6 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.6.2, RST.6-8.2

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What would make the best title for this passage?
  1. Going to a National Wildlife Refuge
  2. Watching Crabs in their Natural Habitat
  3. Capturing Beach Life with a Camera
  4. Catching the Light at Sunrise and Sunset
Grade 7 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.7.2, RH.6-8.2, RST.6-8.2

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What is the main idea of this passage?
  1. Australia has a new type of creature to add to its list.
  2. The most unusual animals are found on mountain peaks.
  3. These pink slugs are one of Australia's most intimidating creatures
  4. New creatures are found daily in remote places all over the planet.
Grade 7 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.7.2, RST.6-8.2

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What would make the best title for this passage?
  1. A Dozen Simple Ways to Avoid Getting Spam
  2. The Importance of Choosing the Best Internet Service Provider
  3. Creating the Strongest Possible Password to Avoid Spam
  4. Why You Should Never Hit "Unsubscribe" or "Preview Pane"

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