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The Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions questions below are in the following grade levels: Kindergarten
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Grade 4 :: Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions by szeiger
When Nellie Bly first started working for the The Pittsburgh Dispatch, she wanted to be an investigative reporter and write pieces about how hard life was for female factory workers. However, since women were not taken seriously as writers, she often had to write articles about fashion, gardening and other typically female things. Instead of working with the newspaper, Nellie Bly headed to Mexico and did her own investigative reporting on the lives of Mexicans.

Which sentence from the passage shows that Nelly Bly was not happy with her job at The Pittsburgh Dispatch?
  1. When Nellie Bly first started working for the The Pittsburgh Dispatch, she wanted to be an investigative reporter and write pieces about how hard life was for female factory workers.
  2. However, since women were not taken seriously as writers, she often had to write articles about fashion, gardening and other typically female things.
  3. Instead of working with the newspaper, Nellie Bly headed to Mexico and did her own investigative reporting on the lives of Mexicans.
  4. None of the above.
Grade 2 :: Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions by karoleigh
Grade 9 :: Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions by ReadingMatters

This question is a part of a group with common instructions. View group »

Read this sentence from the passage.

She sighed deeply; Jonathan felt like he should respond, but had a limited knowledge of this apparent ecological threat

Why does the author of this passage most likely use the word "apparent" in this sentence?
  1. To emphasize the seriousness of the threat to the planet
  2. To point out the obviousness of the threat to the natural world
  3. To explain how devastating the threat is to the story's characters
  4. To suggest it is an alleged threat at this point, rather than a proven one
Grade 3 :: Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions by Crystal1983
Lucy was furious about her spelling grade. She kicked her desk and ran out of the classroom.

Why does the author use the word furious instead of mad in the example above.
  1. Furious is a fancier word than mad.
  2. Lucy was really upset.
  3. Lucy wasn't that mad after all.
  4. Lucy was going home.
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