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Sixth Grade (Grade 6) Main Idea Questions

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Grade 6 :: Main Idea by mferrero
During the Revolutionary War, a Yankee invented a submarine called the Turtle. A number of years later, Robert Fulton became interested in undersea craft. In 1800, he built the Nautilus. Then, during the American Civil War, another underwater craft was built.

Choose an appropriate topic sentence for this paragraph:
  1. For many years man tried to find ways to travel underwater.
  2. For many years Robert Fulton was interested in undersea craft.
  3. Underwater crafts were very important during American Civil War.
  4. For many years man tried many ways to win the Revolutionary War.
Grade 6 :: Main Idea by ReadingMatters

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Which detail would fit best in the second paragraph of the text?
  1. What kind of challenges the applicants will have to undergo
  2. How the foundation will develop the technology to reach Mars
  3. When the final four winners will be chosen and announced publicly
  4. What the name of the group's reality television show will be
Grade 6 :: Main Idea by ReadingMatters

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What is the main idea of this passage?
  1. Patterns in beach sand are easy and fun to photograph.
  2. Photography is a hobby that is growing steadily in popularity.
  3. The beach is the best place for taking any pictures of nature.
  4. Taking high quality photographs is possible with just a few tips.
Grade 6 :: Main Idea by ReadingMatters

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What is the main idea of this passage?
  1. Establishing a settlement on Mars is no longer science fiction
  2. Astronauts must undergo extreme and precise training to survive in space
  3. The application process for being chosen to go to Mars is slow and demanding
  4. Raising money to fund space exploration often involves the public's help
Grade 6 :: Main Idea by Tamra_Orr

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Which detail would fit best with the main idea of paragraph three?
  1. Where Sicily is located on the
  2. How the team members are chosen
  3. Why oranges are used instead of other fruit
  4. What the visitors, red hats look like
Grade 6 :: Main Idea by ReadingMatters

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What would make the best title for this story?
  1. Establishing a Settlement on Mars
  2. Raising the Money for Exploring Space
  3. Making the Video and Paying the Fees
  4. Being Part of the Team Going to the Red Planet
Grade 6 :: Main Idea by szeiger

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Tornadoes are more violent than hurricanes.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 6 :: Main Idea by ReadingMatters

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What would make the best title for this passage?
  1. Going to a National Wildlife Refuge
  2. Watching Crabs in their Natural Habitat
  3. Capturing Beach Life with a Camera
  4. Catching the Light at Sunrise and Sunset
Grade 6 :: Main Idea by szeiger

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Which line from the poem helps you understand the theme the most?
  1. Derek placed his chin on the cold cement
  2. His eyes knew the moves
  3. And knees jerked and bent on each pass
  4. Derek won a home game in his heart
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