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The Main Idea questions below are in the following grade levels: Kindergarten
Grades: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 College
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Grade 9 :: Main Idea by Lovinmuzic
What is the main idea of this passage?
  1. The Marathon of the Sands race tests the limits of human endurance
  2. The runners run at their own pace.
  3. The race causes the strong to stumble and the weak to not finish.
Grade 8 :: Main Idea by shelleygeorge

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Which of these sentences most strongly supports the main idea of this passage?
  1. "Many expect Irving's Latino population to increase to more than 50 percent."
  2. "Irving also has many city parks."
  3. "Many customers will order cafe con leche, or coffee with milk, a favorite drink in Mexico."
  4. "Driving into Irving from the east, you're greeted by the town's most famous building: the white-domed Texas Stadium with the big hole in its roof."
Grade 8 :: Main Idea by shelleygeorge

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Which sentence from the above passage best describes the main idea of the third paragraph?
  1. "McHugh joins Gates as Republicans in important positions dealing with the nation's military."
  2. "The president values different opinions in his administration."
  3. "He kept Robert Gates as Secretary of Defense."
  4. "He did not agree with cuts Obama wanted to make in military budgets."
Grade 9 :: Main Idea by shelleygeorge

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Which sentence best describes the main idea of the news story?
  1. "You do need to plan to spend extra time locating coins for many of your simpler purchases and exchanges."
  2. "Lately, however, a bizarre problem has hit the city: it has become very difficult to make change."
  3. "A quick walk through any of the shopping districts of Buenos Aires will show the casual visitor many "No Coins" signs in storefront windows."
  4. "If you hope to visit this beautiful, up-and-coming city soon, don't let the great Buenos Aires coin shortage stop you."
Grade 4 :: Main Idea by szeiger
I am very upset with your company and the service I received. I saw a commercial on TV about your latest CD "All the Loud Music Hits" and decided to buy it. I called the number on the screen and ordered the CD and was very excited to receive it so that I could listen to the great songs it was supposed to have on it. It took two weeks for the CD to arrive at my house even though I paid extra to have it arrive in three days. When I got the CD, it was not "œAll the Loud Music Hits." Instead you sent me "Rockin' With the Oldies" and a bill for $9.99.

Which sentence from the passage best explains the main idea?
  1. I am very upset with your company and the service I received
  2. I saw a commercial on TV about your latest CD "œAll the Loud Music Hits" and decided to buy it.
  3. It took two weeks for the CD to arrive at my house even though I paid extra to have it arrive in three days. When I got the CD, it was not “All the Loud Music Hits.”
  4. Instead you sent me "œRockin'™ With the Oldies" and a bill for $9.99.
Grade 8 :: Main Idea by shelleygeorge
Predator in the night
Eyes flashing with intent
Hunting for something to feed
Her and her young
She claws up a tree to perch high above
To watch closely and carefully
Ready to kill, ready to provide
So that they can live another day

What would be a possible theme for the poem?
  1. People turn into animals if they are left in the wild.
  2. Hunting is a dangerous sport if you aren't careful.
  3. Watch out for predators.
  4. The predator instinct exists within everyone when faced with survival.
Grade 3 :: Main Idea by Jille
The main idea of a story tells us                               .
  1. who is the main character.
  2. what the story is mainly about.
  3. the details of the story.
  4. Nothing
Grade 5 :: Main Idea by jacksonp1
April is beginning the lengthy process of choosing a college to attend. She is buying and reading guides to the best schools. She hasn't completely ruled out working for a year before attending college. She's checking out the many Websites that provide information for picking the right college or university. She's even researching the climate of the area of every school she considers.

Choose the sentence that should be removed from the paragraph.
  1. April is beginning the lengthy process of choosing a college to attend.
  2. She is buying and reading guides to the best schools.
  3. She hasn't completely ruled out working for a year before attending college.
  4. She's checking out the many websites that provide information for picking the right college or university.
  5. She's even researching the climate of the area of ever school she considers.
Grade 9 :: Main Idea by szeiger

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What "ancient view" is the passage describing?
  1. The ancient view of society
  2. The ancient view of the earth
  3. The ancient view of the solar system
  4. The ancient view of man
Grade 10 :: Main Idea by szeiger

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What was the focus of the speech?
  1. The greatness of the words Maya Angelou wrote
  2. How Maya Angelou empowered and inspired others
  3. Maya Angelou's love for others
  4. The love Maya Angelou had for God
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