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Common Core Standard RST.6-8.4 Questions

Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6–8 texts and topics.

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Grade 8 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.8.4, RST.6-8.4

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The author says that for a red moon to appear the Earth, sun, and moon must align precisely. PRECISELY means:
  1. connect in a circle
  2. happens only twice a year
  3. must happen exactly
  4. on top of each other
Grade 8 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.8.4, RST.6-8.4

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The author describes the sun as a dynamic structure. DYNAMIC means:
  1. positive in energy and attitude.
  2. full of constant change or activity.
  3. a large range of sound.
  4. very simple in shape.
Grade 6 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.6.4, RST.6-8.4

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Read this sentence from the text.

Only athletes who have proven they can endure such harsh running conditions are allowed.

Why does the author use the verb "endure" in this sentence?
  1. To indicate the strictness of the race's rules.
  2. To point out that many people do not survive the event.
  3. To discourage novice runners from joining the competition.
  4. To emphasize the difficulty of participating in this race.
Grade 7 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.7.4, RST.6-8.4

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Read this sentence from the text.

Mosquito repellents have been on the market for years, of course.

Why does the author most likely include the words "of course"?
  1. To emphasize the importance of repellants
  2. To highlight the need for an improved product
  3. To show readers why mosquitoes are annoying
  4. To indicate most people knew this fact already
Grade 8 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.8.6, RST.6-8.4, RST.6-8.6

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Grade 7 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.7.4, RH.6-8.4, RST.6-8.4

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What does the term "land down under" most likely refer to?
  1. New South Wales
  2. Australia
  3. Mountain peaks
  4. Nandewar Range

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