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Second Grade (Grade 2) Compare and Contrast Questions

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Grade 2 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.2.3
Lucy is a good baker. She likes to bake cookies and cakes. She likes to make chocolate
chunky cookies. She puts lots of chocolate chunky pieces in her cookie batter. Then she adds lots of walnuts. Lucy makes a delicious banana cakes. She puts banana pieces in her cake batter. Lucy spreads frosting on her cake, and tops it with walnuts.

How are the cookies and cakes alike?
  1. The cake has frosting.
  2. The banana cake and cookies have walnuts.
  3. Lucy makes them like a pie.
  4. Lucy is a good baker.
Grade 2 Compare and Contrast
When you compare and contrast two characters, what is NOT something you look at?
  1. what the characters say
  2. what the author says about the characters
  3. what the characters look like
  4. what the author's name is
Grade 2 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.2.3
Nuts and peanuts are healthy for you. Nuts grow on trees whereas peanuts grown in underground pods just like potatoes. Peanuts are legumes(peas and beans). People make peanut butter, and peanut oil from peanuts. Both are good for snacking.

How are nuts and peanuts alike?
  1. Peanut butter is made from both of them.
  2. Nuts grow on trees.
  3. Peanuts grow underground.
  4. Both are good for snacking.
Grade 2 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.2.3
Cars are designed to transport people. They are comfortable to ride in. Trucks are designed to haul weight. A truck has a bed and a car doesn't. Both trucks and cars are nice to own, because they are very useful.

What is the difference between a car and a truck?
  1. They both haul weight.
  2. Trucks haul weight and cars do not.
  3. Both a car and truck have beds.
  4. Both are nice to own.
Grade 2 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.2.3
Betty has two cats. Bo and Bib both have brown and white fur. Bo like to climb trees, and Bib like to chase butterflies. They like to take many naps during the day. Bo has a long fluffy tail,and Bib has a short tail. Bo and Bib are good cats.

What is the difference between Bo and Bib?
  1. They both have brown and white fur.
  2. Bo likes to chase butterflies.
  3. Bo and Bib are good cats
  4. Bib likes to chase butterflies and Bo doesn't.
Grade 2 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.2.3
Apples and oranges are fruit. Both grow on trees. Oranges are orange in color. Apples are red, green or yellow. Apples are harvested in the fall,but oranges are harvested in the summer.

How are apples and oranges alike?
  1. They are bad for you.
  2. Oranges are the color orange.
  3. They are both fruit and grow on trees.
  4. Apples are harvested in the fall.
Grade 2 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.2.3
Bill and Jack enjoy eating pizza. Bill favorite pizza is pepperoni and Jack only likes cheese pizza. Their favorite place to eat pizza is at Mario's Pizza.
How are Bill and Jack alike?
  1. They hate pizza.
  2. They are good friends.
  3. They both like pizza.
  4. They like cake.
Grade 2 Compare and Contrast
How are Benjamin Bunny and Peter Rabbit alike?
  1. They both have strict fathers.
  2. They both like to get into trouble.
  3. They both enjoy eating carrots and celery.
  4. They both have three little sisters at home.
Grade 2 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.2.3
Ostriches and puffins are beautiful birds. Ostriches have long necks, and are very tall. Puffins are the size of a pigeon. Puffins live on the open ocean for most of their lives. Ostriches are the biggest birds in the world. Ostriches live in the plains and deserts of Africa.

How are ostriches and puffins different?
  1. They are beautiful birds.
  2. Puffins are called "sea parrots."
  3. Ostriches live in the plains and deserts.
  4. Puffins are small, but ostriches are big.
Grade 2 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.2.3
Jan and Jill are very good friends. Jill has black hair and blue eyes. Jan has black hair and green eyes.

How is Jill different from Jan?
  1. They both have the same color of eyes.
  2. They are good friends.
  3. They both have black hair.
  4. Jill has blue eyes.
Grade 2 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.2.3
Bill and Jack both like to eat pizza. Bill likes pepperoni pizza, but Jack only likes cheese pizza.

How are Bill and Jack alike?
  1. They hate pizza.
  2. Bill likes sausage pizza.
  3. They both like pizza.
  4. Jack likes pepperoni pizza.
Grade 2 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.2.3

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How is a crepe different from a pancake?
  1. It is thinner.
  2. It is thicker.
  3. It is rounder.
  4. It is sweeter.
Grade 2 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.2.3

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How are a giraffe's spots like a human's fingerprints?
  1. Their pattern is different from other giraffes' spots.
  2. They are found on the giraffe's fingers.
  3. They can be used by police to identify a giraffe.
  4. Their color is similar to the color of fingerprints.
Grade 2 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.2.1

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Why does the author think giraffes can't hide very well where they live?
  1. They are too brown.
  2. They are too loud.
  3. They are too tall.
  4. They are too slow.
Grade 2 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.2.3

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Why does the author compare the giraffe to a camel?
  1. to show how tall it is
  2. to describe where a giraffe lives
  3. to explain how much water a giraffe needs
  4. to share a distant cousin of a giraffe
Grade 2 Compare and Contrast

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What is one way Little Elephant was the same as Little Duck?
  1. He was nervous.
  2. He liked to go to recess.
  3. He was in the same class.
  4. He packed a banana for lunch.
Grade 2 Compare and Contrast

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What is one way Little Elephant was different from Little Duck?
  1. He was big.
  2. He was friendly.
  3. He was in kindergarten.
  4. He did not like to go to recess.
Grade 2 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.2.3

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What does the author compare a tiny house to?
  1. a hut
  2. a treehouse
  3. a bedroom
  4. a mansion
Grade 2 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.9, RI.2.9
Passage #1
To serve the ball underhand hold the ball in your non- hitting hand. Start with the opposite foot forward and take a step forward while bringing your hitting hand back. You may use an open hand or a closed fist. Hit the ball on the bottom side of the ball and follow through to your target.

Passage #2
To set the ball to your teammate, hold an invisible ball over your head. Your fingers should make a triangle. When the ball hits your hands, push it up gently. It will go towards your teammate.

How are the two passages different?
Grade 2 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.2.3

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How is short track speed skating different from long track speed skating?
  1. The skaters are female instead of male
  2. The skaters skate a shorter length of track
  3. The skaters are shorter than in long track
  4. The skaters spend less time practicing
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