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Common Core Standard RST.6-8.3 Questions

Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.

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Grade 7 Cause and Effect CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.7.3, RST.6-8.3

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What is the main reason butterflies are struggling to survive in some parts of the country?
  1. They cannot find enough butterfly gardens near them.
  2. People have brought in new plants and removed native species.
  3. Many of the species are unable to migrate when and where they need to.
  4. They are losing the seeds and berries they eat to many of the local birds.
Grade 6 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.6.3, RST.6-8.3

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What factor do fruits and vegetables share?
  1. They both contain large seeds.
  2. They both are sweet to the taste.
  3. They both have large green leaves.
  4. They both contain minerals and vitamins.
Grade 6 Cause and Effect CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.6.3, RST.6-8.3

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What is the main cause of the lemur babies not surviving?
  1. The mothers do not produce enough milk to keep their babies fed.
  2. There is an increasing number of dry periods in the rain forest.
  3. The mothers do not have strong enough teeth to chew.
  4. Climate change is affecting the quality of food in the rain forest.
Grade 6 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.6.3, RST.6-8.3

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How does weather on Mars differ from that on Earth?
  1. It is far wetter there with frequent, intense storms.
  2. It stays the same basic season year round.
  3. It is blisteringly hot for nine months of the year.
  4. It is far colder with an average temperature below zero.
Grade 7 Cause and Effect CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.7.3, RST.6-8.3

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What is the main benefit of planting butterfly gardens?
  1. There will be more berries and seeds in the autumn.
  2. The garden will be full of colorful flowers and plants.
  3. The butterflies in the area will be able to eat native species.
  4. The area will not be bulldozed to make room for more buildings.
Grade 6 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.6.3, RST.6-8.3

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How are Mars and Earth alike?
  1. They both have large amounts of carbon dioxide.
  2. They both have days that last roughly 24 hours.
  3. They both are equally distant to the sun.
  4. They both are easy for humans to live on.
Grade 7 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.7.3, RST.6-8.3

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What factor do tornadoes and hurricanes share?
  1. Both begin over water as tropical storms.
  2. Both have a central eye where it is calm.
  3. Both are dangerous weather events.
  4. Both include thunder, lightning, and hail.
Grade 8 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.8.3, RST.6-8.3

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Why does a sleep mask help some of the astronauts rest better?
  1. It muffles the sounds of the other crew members.
  2. It blocks the sun's light coming through the windows.
  3. It helps to convince the brain it is still night time.
  4. It plays personalized music that is soothing to the astronauts.
Grade 6 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.6.3, RST.6-8.3

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What makes fruits and vegetables different?
  1. Which part of the plant they came from
  2. How often they are used as snacks
  3. When they are picked during the summer
  4. What recipes they are ingredients in
Grade 6 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.6.3, RST.6-8.3

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Vegetables are typically the...
  1. petals or flowers of the plant.
  2. stems, leaves, or roots of the plant.
  3. central seed of the plant.
  4. branches or trunk of the plant.
Grade 8 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.8.3, RST.6-8.3

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What is the major difference between e-readers and books?
  1. E-readers are harder to damage.
  2. E-readers require an energy source
  3. E-readers have limited available titles.
  4. E-readers cost loss than regular books.
Grade 7 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.7.3, RST.6-8.3

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What is the difference between tornadoes and hurricanes?
  1. Tornadoes last for hours to days.
  2. Tornadoes include a strong storm surge.
  3. Tornadoes are made up of ocean water.
  4. Tornadoes create powerful funnel clouds.
Grade 6 Cause and Effect CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.6.3, RST.6-8.3

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What are the results of changing rain patterns?
  1. Fewer lemur babies are born in the rain forest.
  2. The lemurs have to eat more to get the water they need.
  3. Mother lemurs stop producing any milk for their babies.
  4. Scientists wonder if climate change will impact the rain forest.
Grade 7 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.7.3, RST.6-8.3

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What does a hurricane have that a tornado does not?
  1. A funnel cloud
  2. A central eye
  3. A thunderstorm
  4. A high risk of danger
Grade 8 Cause and Effect CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.8.3, RST.6-8.3

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What is the main reason texting is considered the most dangerous driving distraction?
  1. It takes your mind off of the oncoming traffic.
  2. It involves your hands, eyes and brain all at the same time.
  3. It takes longer to text than it does to make an actual phone call.
  4. It is not possible to text with the safer hands-free style cell phone.
Grade 8 Cause and Effect CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.8.3, RST.6-8.3

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What is the main reason people continue to text while driving?
  1. They are not aware texting is as dangerous as it is.
  2. They have to stay in close contact with work and family.
  3. They have hands-free cell phones and know they are safe to use.
  4. They do not believe they take their eyes off of the road when texting.
Grade 8 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.8.3, RST.6-8.3

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What does an e-reader have that a book does not?
  1. hundreds of pages
  2. a table of contents
  3. a far lower price tag
  4. multiple print sizes
Grade 8 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.8.3, RST.6-8.3

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What factor do e-readers and books have in common?
  1. Both are quite expensive.
  2. Both are climbing in national sales.
  3. Both are difficult to see in dimly lit rooms.
  4. Both are enjoyable to hold and very portable.

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