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Third Grade (Grade 3) Main Idea Questions

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Grade 3 Main Idea
Grade 3 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.5, 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 3 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.3.3

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Which word BEST describes Rosa Parks?
  1. shy
  2. lazy
  3. friendly
  4. courageous
Grade 3 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.3.2

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Which choice best shows the main idea of this passage?
  1. Rosa Parks gave up her seat on a bus.
  2. Rosa Parks grew up in Tuskegee, Alabama.
  3. Rosa Parks lived on a farm with her mother and grandparents.
  4. Rosa Parks was an important part of the Civil Rights Movement.
Grade 3 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.3.2

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What is the main purpose of the passage?
  1. To give a detailed explanation of how leaves change color in the fall
  2. To offer a brief explanation of how weather has an effect on the changing colors of the leaves
  3. To explain why people like to look at leaves in the fall
  4. To describe a magical process by which leaves change color
Grade 3 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.3, 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 3 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.3.2

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What is the main point of the passage?
  1. Scientists think Usain Bolt is the fastest human in the world.
  2. Cheetahs will always run faster than humans.
  3. Humans have the ability to run up to 40 miles per hour.
  4. Most humans can only run 8.5 miles per hour.
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