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Tenth Grade (Grade 10) Main Idea Questions

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Grade 10 Main Idea

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What does the central idea of "O Captain! My Captain!" center around?
  1. a victory in battle
  2. the death of a hero
  3. a rough sailing
  4. the beginning of a new era
Grade 10 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.9-10.2, RST.9-10.2

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The author titled this passage "All About Fish". What does the title suggest about the type of information the passage will contain?
  1. The passage will focus on different characteristics and varieties of fish.
  2. The passage will talk about fish with vertebrae.
  3. The passage will highlight different types of sharks.
  4. The passage will introduce readers to all of the creatures of the sea.
Grade 10 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.9-10.2, RST.9-10.2

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What is the purpose of this passage?
  1. to describe the organization of living things
  2. to summarize the work of Aristotle
  3. to classify different types of living organisms
  4. to explain the characteristics of living things
Grade 10 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.9-10.2, RST.9-10.2

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What is the main idea of the passage?
  1. Living and non-living organisms are a lot alike.
  2. All living things share a set of characteristics.
  3. All living things use energy.
  4. Living and non-living organisms work together.
Grade 10 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.9, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.9

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Which statement sums up one of the main messages of the speech?
  1. Americans have misconceptions about Muslims
  2. Muslims have misconceptions about Americans
  3. Americans and Muslims have common goals
  4. Americans and Muslims have little in common
Grade 10 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.9-10.3
Which key event from American history does the poem focus on?
  1. America's independence from Great Britain
  2. The start of the Civil War
  3. The shot heard round the world
  4. Paul Revere's ride
Grade 10 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.9-10.2

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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
Grade 10 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.9-10.2

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What does the author present as the main idea of the passage?
  1. The changing role and format of the media
  2. The history of media
  3. The importance of the media in history
  4. The role of the media in people's lives
Grade 10 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.9-10.3
What is the focus of stanzas 3 and 4?
  1. Creating a monument to commemorate the occasion
  2. Remembering the sacrifice of those involved
  3. The first shot of the American Revolution
  4. The freedom of all
Grade 10 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.9-10.2

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What is the main idea in this passage?
  1. Brothers are often very kind.
  2. Blisters can be extremely painful.
  3. Running without socks is not a good idea.
  4. Sisters sometimes make thoughtless mistakes.
Grade 10 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.9-10.2

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What is the main idea in the bulleted list?
  1. Composting is easily done with the various debris found in most backyards.
  2. Composting often pays for itself in the money saved on fertilizers and chemicals.
  3. Composting has multiple advantages for the average homeowner or gardener.
  4. Composting can make the country's landfills obsolete within a few years.
Grade 10 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.9-10.6

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The author of Passage 1 most likely wrote the passage to...
  1. Educate teens about drug abuse
  2. Discourage teens from abusing drugs
  3. Provide solutions for teens currently abusing drugs
  4. Both a and b
Grade 10 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.9-10.1, RST.9-10.1

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Which of these sentences most strongly supports the main idea of this passage?
  1. "Composting is nature's way of recycling organic materials back into the soil in order for the cycle of life to continue."
  2. "The billions of living organisms in healthy soil transform dead plants into vital nutrients for new plant growth."
  3. "You can start with just leaves and grass, then work your way towards composting your food scraps."
  4. "Adding compost to your garden can reduce or eliminate the need to buy chemical fertilizers or compost."
Grade 10 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.9-10.3

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What was the primary reason the author had Addison attempt to give an unintelligible response to her brother?
  1. To show that Cooper doesn't understand Addison
  2. To shift the main focus from Addison to Cooper
  3. To emphasize Addison's confusion over what happened
  4. To show that Addison is embarrassed by her actions
Grade 10 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.9-10.2, RST.9-10.2

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What is the main idea of this passage?
  1. What ingredients are needed to create healthy compost
  2. How to grow a thicker, healthier lawn or garden at home.
  3. When to recycle organic materials back into the soil to compost.
  4. Why composting can help people save money and protect the earth.
Grade 10 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.9-10.2

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What would be the best title for this passage?
  1. Accident at the Track
  2. A Brother's Concern
  3. Running Tips for Beginners
  4. Blister Care 101
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