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Grade 7 Main Idea
Main ideas are:
  1. specific
  2. general
  3. both specific and general
  4. none of the above
Grade 7 Main Idea
What are the two most important things to look for when trying to find the main idea?
  1. general ideas and the purpose
  2. specific details and the purpose
  3. general ideas and the setting
  4. specific details and the setting
Grade 7 Main Idea CCSS: RI.7.2, RST.6-8.2

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What is the main idea of this passage?
  1. Most people have ineffective or weak passwords.
  2. The Federal Trade Commission monitors unsolicited mail.
  3. There are a number of simple ways to avoid getting spam on the computer.
  4. Spam comes from companies who want to infect computers or steal personal information.
Grade 7 Main Idea CCSS: RL.7.2, RH.6-8.2

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What would make the best title for this story?
  1. Speaking to the City Council
  2. Making Children's Lives Brighter
  3. Organizing a Neighborhood Garage Sale
  4. Cleaning out Closets, Attics, and Basements
Grade 7 Main Idea CCSS: RL.7.5, RH.6-8.5

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Which detail would best fit in the first paragraph of the passage?
  1. How Crystal was chosen to speak to the city council
  2. Why the children's hospital needed new toys and games
  3. When the people in the neighborhood should plan to hold their sales
  4. What people said about Crystal's speech after the meeting
Grade 7 Main Idea CCSS: RI.7.2, RH.6-8.2, RST.6-8.2

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What is the main idea of this passage?
  1. Australia has a new type of creature to add to its list.
  2. The most unusual animals are found on mountain peaks.
  3. These pink slugs are one of Australia's most intimidating creatures
  4. New creatures are found daily in remote places all over the planet.
Grade 7 Main Idea CCSS: RI.7.2, RST.6-8.2

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What would make the best title for this passage?
  1. A Dozen Simple Ways to Avoid Getting Spam
  2. The Importance of Choosing the Best Internet Service Provider
  3. Creating the Strongest Possible Password to Avoid Spam
  4. Why You Should Never Hit "Unsubscribe" or "Preview Pane"
Grade 7 Main Idea CCSS: RI.7.5, RH.6-8.5, RST.6-8.5

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Which detail would fit best after the last sentence of the text?
  1. These types of gases trap heat in the atmosphere.
  2. Temperatures in this city have dropped ten degrees a year.
  3. Like dominoes, one change sets off another in a cascade.
  4. Some politicians do not accept global warming is a reality.
Grade 7 Main Idea CCSS: RI.7.6, RH.6-8.6, RST.6-8.6

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Based on the information in this passage, what does the author most likely believe about global warming?
  1. It can be stopped if people just become more aware.
  2. Fossil fuels will run out soon and end the overall problem.
  3. People's actions are the main cause of the international crisis.
  4. Soon the world will lose its reliance on fossil fuels and begin healing
Grade 7 Main Idea

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Grade 7 Main Idea CCSS: RI.7.5, RST.6-8.5

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Which detail would fit best with the main idea in point #9?
  1. How spam is reported to its sender
  2. The function of "preview pane" on a computer
  3. Why spam has grown so much in recent years
  4. Where to find "preview pane" on a computer
Grade 7 Main Idea

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Which is not a smart thing to do when a person feels pressure to take illegal drugs?
  1. take a small amount and hope the side effects are small.
  2. say no firmly.
  3. excuse yourself from the situation.
  4. be specific about why you do not want to do drugs.
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