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Sixth Grade (Grade 6) Main Idea Questions

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Grade 6 Main Idea CCSS: RI.6.2

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What is the main idea of the passage?
  1. Bed bugs are creatures that live outdoors and don't bother humans.
  2. Bed bugs are creatures that feed on the blood of humans, but are easy to spot.
  3. Bed bugs are creatures that are hard to see, but can cause big problems in homes.
  4. Bed bugs are creatures that are harmless, although a bit annoying.
Grade 6 Main Idea CCSS: RI.6.2
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
“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 CCSS: RI.6.5, RST.6-8.5

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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
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?
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