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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.
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