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Third Grade (Grade 3) Compare and Contrast Questions

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Grade 3 Compare and Contrast
When you compare and contrast, you only tell how things are alike.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 3 Compare and Contrast
The strategy to use for comparing and contrasting is:
  1. Predicting
  2. Rereading
  3. Asking Questions
  4. Using Prior Knowledge
Grade 3 Compare and Contrast
When you read, look for clue words that signal comparisons and contrasts, such as like, both, different, and however.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 3 Compare and Contrast

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What did all three of the pigs have in common?
  1. They were all rich.
  2. They were all eaten by the wolf.
  3. They all built houses.
  4. They all got married.
Grade 3 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.9, RL.3.9

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How were the houses of the first two pigs different than the house of the third pig?
  1. They were bigger.
  2. They were weaker.
  3. They were prettier.
  4. They were more expensive.
Grade 3 Compare and Contrast

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In the poem "How the Leaves Came Down," the speaker compares the leaves falling down to
  1. playing a game
  2. going to bed
  3. painting a picture
  4. singing a song
Grade 3 Compare and Contrast

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From the details in the story, you can guess that the third little pig was                 than the other little pigs.
  1. smarter
  2. bigger
  3. hungrier
  4. richer
Grade 3 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.9, RL.3.9, RI.3.9
What does it mean to compare?
  1. to tell how something caused something else to happen.
  2. to tell how something is the same or different
  3. to tell how something is the same, similar or alike.
  4. to tell how something is unlike, or different.
Grade 3 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.9, RL.3.9
How do we compare and contrast events in a story?
  1. Decide how events are caused.
  2. Decide how things or events are alike and different.
  3. Decide when things happen in a story.
  4. Decide what the effect of an event was.
Grade 3 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.3.3

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Which is NOT a way fingernails are like hair?
  1. They contain keratin.
  2. They grow from roots.
  3. They are different colors.
  4. They must be trimmed regularly.
Grade 3 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.3.3

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What was the biggest difference between the alphabet we use today and the alphabet the Greek used?
  1. The Greek alphabet didn't have vowels.
  2. The Greek alphabet didn't have the letter V.
  3. The Greek alphabet didn't have consonants.
  4. The Greek alphabet didn't have the letter X.
Grade 3 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.3.3
Using the Venn Diagram below, compare and contrast how a cookie and a doughnut are alike and different.
Venn Diagram
Grade 3 Compare and Contrast

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Why didn't the wolf eat the third little pig?
  1. He was much smaller than his brothers.
  2. He was more clever than the wolf.
  3. The wolf had enough to eat.
  4. The wolf decided to eat vegetables.
Grade 3 Compare and Contrast

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How was the first little pig's meeting with the wolf different than the third little pig's meeting with the wolf?
  1. The wolf sung to the first little pig.
  2. The wolf saved the first little pig.
  3. The wolf ate the first little pig.
  4. The wolf spent more time with the first little pig.
Grade 3 Compare and Contrast
If you look at one Oreo cookie and one Ritz cracker and describe how they are SIMILAR and DIFFERENT, you are comparing and contrasting.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 3 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.3.5

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Why does the author include information about Usain Bolt?
  1. to compare the fastest human with how fast scientists think humans can run
  2. to show an example of a great Olympic runner
  3. to contrast the speed of humans with the speed of animals
  4. to highlight how impressive Usain Bolt's speed is
Grade 3 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.3.3

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Which sentence from the passage best explains why humans cannot currently run 40 miles per hour?
  1. By averaging his times from his fastest races, scientists figured out that Usain Bolt could run at a speed of around 23 miles per hour.
  2. Considering the average human can run about 8.5 miles per hour, that is really fast!
  3. A human's body weight, height, and muscle strength, all play a role in determining how fast someone can run.
  4. To reach 40 miles per hour, the runner and the conditions must be perfect.
Grade 3 Compare and Contrast
When you compare and contrast, you tell about one thing.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 3 Compare and Contrast

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In "Bed in Summer," why doesn't the speaker like going to bed in the summer?
  1. He is too hot.
  2. He wants to play.
  3. He is afraid of the dark.
  4. He likes to fall asleep by candle light.
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In "Bed in Summer," what does the author do in winter?
  1. Stays up all night
  2. Gets up when it is still dark
  3. Goes to bed before the sun sets
  4. Listens to the birds chirp outside
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