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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Compare and Contrast Questions

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According to the poem, how are proteins and carbohydrates similar?
  1. They both provide energy.
  2. They both taste really good.
  3. They are both really bad for you.
  4. They are both eaten during breakfast.
Grade 5 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.5.3

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How is life on the farm likely the most different from Angie's urban life at home?
  1. Angie likely never spends time with her aunt and uncle at home.
  2. Angie likely never gets up at 6 a.m. at home.
  3. Angie likely does not have chickens at home.
  4. Angie likely does not have to do chores at home.
Grade 5 Compare and Contrast

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In the poem "The Wind," the speaker compares the sound of the wind to
  1. a bird's call.
  2. the ocean's waves
  3. ladies' skirts on the grass.
  4. a broom sweeping the floor.
Grade 5 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.5.3
While one ant gathered food for the winter, his cousin partied away. When winter came, the first ant had plenty of food to eat, while the second eat found himself cold and starving.

Which ant was more responsible?
  1. The first ant
  2. The second ant
  3. The ant's mother
  4. None of the above
Grade 5 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.5.3
A wolf was looking for food when he passed a dog. The dog said "I get all the food I want, in exchange for wearing this collar and being tied to this tree at night. Want to join me?" The wolf said he'd rather have less to eat and kept on walking.

Which character loves its freedom?
  1. The dog
  2. The wolf
  3. The dog's owner
  4. None of the above
Grade 5 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.5.3

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What does the poet compare spring to?
  1. The birth of a baby
  2. A lamb's bleating
  3. The Garden of Eden
  4. A peaceful garden
Grade 5 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.5.5
Gary and Terry have always been mistaken for one another. They are both the same age. They share the same birthday. They both grew up in Maryland.
Terry is slightly older than Gary. He practices martial arts and used to play football in school. He has longer hair and likes movies.
Gary, on the other hand, is a music guy. He loves music and plays the saxophone constantly. In school, he ran track but never made the football team.
Even though they are twins, Gary and Terry do not feel they are alike at all.

What is the text structure?                        Compare and Contrast                       

How do you know?
Grade 5 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.5.3
"One day when the queen asked her mirror:
Mirror, mirror, on the wall,
Who in this land is fairest of all?

It answered:
You, my queen, are fair; it is true.
But Snow-White is a thousand times fairer than you."

Who is the most beautiful?
  1. The queen
  2. Snow White
  3. The mirror
  4. None of the above
Grade 5 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.5.3
In a family, there were two sisters. Anna always did all of her chores and listened to her parents. Ellie spent her time taking naps and playing video games.

Ellie was the more responsible sister.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.5.3
A father on his deathbed told his sons there was treasure in the fields. The sons went out and worked the fields but found no treasure. Their work, however, produced an abundant crop.

Who was smarter, the father or his sons?
  1. The father
  2. His sons
  3. Neither
  4. Both
Grade 5 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.5.3
Three goats went into a grove to eat leaves. The first had one little belly, the second had two little bellies, and the third had three little bellies.

Which goat was the largest?
  1. The first
  2. The second
  3. The third
  4. They were all the same size
Grade 5 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.5.3
"Once upon a time there lived in a certain village a little country girl, the prettiest creature who was ever seen. Her mother was excessively fond of her; and her grandmother doted on her still more."

The little girl's grandmother spoiled her even more than the girl's mother.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.5.3
The first two pigs built their houses out of sticks and straw. The third pig built his house out of bricks.

The third little pig was smarter than the first two pigs.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RL.5.1
Goldilocks just barged into the three bears' house. The Wolf knocked on the doors of the homes of the three little pigs. Which character was more polite?
  1. Goldilocks
  2. The Wolf
  3. The Three Little Pigs
  4. The Three Bears
Grade 5 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RL.5.1
A cat dressed up as a doctor and went to visit an aviary full of ailing birds. The cat offered to treat the birds, but the birds told him they would be better if he just went away. Which was smarter: the cats or the birds?
  1. The cat
  2. The birds
  3. Neither
  4. Both
Grade 5 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.5.3

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How does an alligator differ from a crocodile?
  1. It keeps its teeth hidden until it strikes.
  2. It prefers larger, tougher prey for meals.
  3. It will attack a human if it feels threatened.
  4. It has a longer, narrower snout shaped like a V.
Grade 5 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.5.3

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What two things is this story comparing?
  1. Flowers and weeds
  2. Seeds and plants
  3. Gardens and soil
  4. Roses and dandelions
Grade 5 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.5.1

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Where would you most likely find a crocodile?
  1. In a lake
  2. In a swamp
  3. In an ocean
  4. In a marsh
Grade 5 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.5.3

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How are alligators and crocodiles alike?
  1. They both prefer to live in salt water.
  2. They both capture very large animals to eat.
  3. They both can be found living in the Everglades.
  4. They both have the same shape of snout and teeth.
Grade 5 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.9, RL.5.3, RL.5.9

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Another Irish blessing reads...

May God give you...
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise,
And a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends,
A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song,
And an answer for each prayer.

How does it differ from the first?
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