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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 shelbylyn
“The rain forest is home to many creatures. Monkeys, toucans and macaws live in the rain forest. Butterflies and anteaters also live in the rain forest.”

What is the main idea?
  1. Sloths and tapirs are other creatures that live in the rain forest.
  2. The rain forest is home to many creatures.
  3. Monkeys, toucans and macaws live in the rain forest.
Grade 6 :: Main Idea by kprovince
What question should you ask yourself to find the topic of a passage?
  1. What is the passage mainly about?
  2. Does this relate to the topic?
  3. What is the title of the passage?
  4. Who is the author of the passage?
Grade 6 :: Main Idea by ReadingMatters

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Which detail would fit best within the bulleted list?
  1. How much to plan to spend on a camera
  2. How to best take a picture of an incoming wave
  3. How long to stay on the beach to get the best light
  4. How to become a professional nature photographer
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.
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