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Grade 9 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.9-10.3
Grade 9 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.9, RL.9-10.9

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Which statement best compares the author's purpose in The Revival of Stephen Crane and the poet's purpose in the poem?
  1. The first passage describes many people's lives; the poem only describes the poet's life.
  2. The first passage narrates a story about the poet; the poem shows a universal point of view.
  3. The first passage informs about the poet's works; the poem reveals the poet's emotions.
  4. The first passage instructs the reader to read more about the poet; the poem shows an opinion.
Grade 9 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.9, RI.9-10.9

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The people of Bukovina could be compared to...
  1. The British
  2. Mohandas Gandhi and his supporters
  3. Others fighting in WWII
  4. The Gestapo
Grade 9 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.9-10.1

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Which line from passage 1 does the poem most support?
  1. The vividness of description and intensity found in Stephen Crane's fiction and poetry intrigued many writers and critics alike.
  2. Many related to the themes of fear, spiritual crisis, and isolation found in his works.
  3. He became renowned for his unconventional and ironic poetry and short stories, such as "The Open Boat," "The Blue Hotel," "The Monster," and "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky."
  4. Not only did Stephen Crane leave a deep impression on twentieth century writers such as Ernest Hemingway, but he also inspired the Modernist and the Imagist writers and artists.
Grade 9 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.9, RI.9-10.9

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Sir Galahad is a knight in King Arthur's Court who was known for being the epitome of Christian virtue. Which line from the poem "Sir Galahad" best shows that?
  1. My strength is as the strength of ten,
  2. I yearn to breathe the airs of heaven
  3. Me mightier transports move and thrill;
  4. O just and faithful knight of God!
Grade 9 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.9-10.3

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What is one of the major differences between purchasing clothing at a department store or a thrift store?
  1. The price of the item
  2. The quality of the item
  3. The style of the item
  4. The size of the item
Grade 9 Compare and Contrast

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According to the speaker in the poem "Lucy," how did Lucy compare to other women?
  1. She had all of the skills a woman needed.
  2. She was average in looks and temperament.
  3. She stood out among a less than stellar crowd.
  4. She followed all of the latest fads and fashions.
Grade 9 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.9-10.3, RST.9-10.3

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What do butterflies have that moths do not?
  1. Bright colors
  2. Soft scales
  3. Patterned wings
  4. Feathered antenna
Grade 9 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.9-10.3

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When discussing whether secondhand smoke causes cancer, Passage 2 differs from Passage 1 by...
  1. Explaining that secondhand smoke causes cancer
  2. Describing the kinds of cancer caused by secondhand smoke
  3. Listing the cancer-causing chemicals found in secondhand smoke
  4. Discussing the dangers of secondhand smoke
Grade 9 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.9-10.3, RST.9-10.3

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What feature do letters offer that emails may not?
  1. They tend to be more personal than an email.
  2. They have better spelling and grammar than an email.
  3. They can contain more information than a standard email.
  4. They are generally less expensive to send than an email.
Grade 9 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.9-10.3

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What does Passage 2 contain that Passage 1 doesn't contain?
  1. A discussion of the dangers of secondhand smoke
  2. A discussion of acceptable levels of secondhand smoke
  3. A discussion of how you can personally limit exposure to secondhand smoke
  4. A discussion of how states and countries are limiting exposure to secondhand smoke
Grade 9 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.9-10.3

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Another description of the Festival of Lights, also known as Diwali, says...
"Diwali also called the "festival of lights", is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn every year. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair. The festival preparations and rituals typically extend over a five day period, but the main festival night of Diwali coincides with the darkest, new moon night of the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartik. In the Gregorian calendar, Diwali night falls between mid-October and mid-November.

Diwali is an important festival for Hindus. The name of festive days as well as the rituals of Diwali vary significantly among Hindus, based on the region of India. In many parts of India, the festivities start with Dhanteras, followed by Naraka Chaturdasi on second day, Diwali on the third day, Diwali Padva dedicated to wife-husband relationship on the fourth day, and festivities end with Bhau-beej dedicated to sister-brother bond on the fifth day. Dhanteras usually falls eighteen days after Dussehra."

Which statement from this passage best explains why the days in the Nepalese Festival of Lights are different than more traditional Diwali celebrations?
  1. Diwali is an important festival for Hindus.
  2. Diwali also called the "festival of lights", is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn every year.
  3. The name of festive days as well as the rituals of Diwali vary significantly among Hindus, based on the region of India.
  4. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair.
Grade 9 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.9-10.3

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Passage 1 says that India changed after its independence. Which line from Passage 2 most supports that?
  1. The neighboring nations have fought three wars since independence, the last of which was in 1971 and resulted in East Pakistan becoming the separate nation of Bangladesh.
  2. Years of nonviolent resistance to British rule, led by Mohandas GANDHI and Jawaharlal NEHRU, eventually resulted in Indian independence, which was granted in 1947.
  3. Despite pressing problems such as significant overpopulation, environmental degradation, extensive poverty, and widespread corruption, economic growth following the launch of economic reforms in 1991 and a massive youthful population are driving India's emergence as a regional and global power.
  4. The British Indian Army played a vital role in both World Wars.
Grade 9 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.9-10.3, RST.9-10.3

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What factor do moths and butterflies have in common?
  1. Both have feathered antennae.
  2. Both have bright, colorful wings.
  3. Both have the same schedule for flying and sleeping.
  4. Both have a coating of soft scales like tiny hair.
Grade 9 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.9-10.3

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Which sentence from passage 2 shows India as the exotic nation Tabitha remembers in passage 1?
  1. European explorers began establishing footholds in India during the 16th century.
  2. The Indus Valley civilization, one of the world's oldest, flourished during the 3rd and 2nd millennia B.C. and extended into northwestern India.
  3. Years of nonviolent resistance to British rule, led by Mohandas GANDHI and Jawaharlal NEHRU, eventually resulted in Indian independence, which was granted in 1947.
  4. Aryan tribes from the northwest infiltrated the Indian subcontinent about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture.
Grade 9 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.9-10.3, RST.9-10.3

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What is the primary difference between moths and butterflies?
  1. Moths have two set of wings.
  2. Moths tend to only fly at night.
  3. Moths begin life as a caterpillar.
  4. Moths have club-shaped antenna.
Grade 9 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.9-10.3, RST.9-10.3

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What is the primary difference between email and letters?
  1. How much information can be sent at a time.
  2. How often companies use them for advertising.
  3. How fast their messages can be delivered.
  4. How many families use them to keep in touch.
Grade 9 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.9-10.3, RST.9-10.3

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What factor do emails and letters have in common?
  1. Both are being utilized more each year.
  2. Both are methods of communicating.
  3. Both are delivered almost instantly.
  4. Both are dependent on a type of jargon.
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