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Main Idea Questions - All Grades

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Grade 3 Main Idea CCSS: RL.3.5

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What is the purpose of the first paragraph of this passage?
  1. To explain why groundhogs are used
  2. To show that Punxsutawney Phil is one of many groundhogs
  3. To describe why Groundhog Day became famous
  4. To introduce readers to another famous groundhog
Grade 1 Main Idea CCSS: RL.1.1

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Which is NOT green?
  1. An apple
  2. A pear
  3. A cherry
  4. A shamrock
Grade 1 Main Idea CCSS: RL.1.1

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What is the passage about?
  1. St. Patrick's Day
  2. The color green
  3. A special day
  4. Things in nature
Grade 4 Main Idea CCSS: RI.4.2
What is the best question to ask yourself when you are trying to find the main idea?
  1. Who is the main character?
  2. What is the main event?
  3. What point is the author trying to make?
  4. What is one important detail?
Grade 2 Main Idea CCSS: RI.2.1

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Bigfoot is real.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 7 Main Idea CCSS: RI.7.2, RH.6-8.2, RST.6-8.2

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What is the main idea of this passage?
  1. Greenhouse gases are essential for life on earth.
  2. A century ago, people's reliance on fossil fuels increased.
  3. The planet's climate is shifting primarily because of human behavior.
  4. Carbon dioxide is extremely damaging to people, plants, and animals.
Grade 3 Main Idea CCSS: RL.3.3

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What is the main idea of the poem?
  1. Boys can have a lot of fun outdoors in the summer.
  2. You can go fishing in the summer.
  3. Girls and boys enjoy the summertime.
  4. Summer is for relaxing outside.
Grade 4 Main Idea CCSS: RL.4.2, RL.4.5

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What is the subject of the second stanza?
  1. flowers blooming
  2. animals and their babies
  3. growing crops
  4. singing about summer
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