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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Reading Strategies Questions

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Grade 5 Cause and Effect
Since Marcy didn't set her alarm to the correct time, she was late to work and missed a very important meeting. What is the EFFECT in this sentence?
  1. Marcy didn't set her alarm on time
  2. She was late to work
  3. She missed a very important meeting
  4. Both B and C
Grade 5 Personification CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.5.5
Fill in the blank with the word that makes the sentence below an example of personification.

The sun                 down on the Earth.
  1. smiled
  2. showed
  3. shone
Grade 5 Simile CCSS: CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.5, RL.5.4, L.5.5, L.5.5a
"The baby's skin was like a rose petal." What does this simile say to you?
  1. The baby's skin is very soft and delicate.
  2. The baby's skin is rough.
  3. The baby's skin is dry.
  4. The baby's skin is sticky.
Grade 5 Simile CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.5.5, L.5.5a
"The stars were like diamonds," is an example of which type of figurative language?
  1. personification
  2. simile
  3. metaphor
  4. none of the above
Grade 5 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions
I am not in a good mood. My head feels like a balloon, I cannot stop shivering, and I can barely breathe. No matter how much I blow into a tissue, I cannot clear my nose enough to take in a good breath of air. To make matters worse, my mother has dragged me out of my warm bed to this awful place filled with miserable people.

Everywhere around me, I hear people sneezing and coughing. I can only imagine all of the germs floating around this place. Just thinking about it makes me want to throw up even more. How is this supposed to make me feel better?

I glance at the clock and see that we have already been waiting for forty minutes. Just as I am about to complain to my mom again, a lady in red scrubs calls my name. My mother gets up to follow her, and I gloomily trail behind.


Based on the passage, what can the reader conclude about the narrator?
  1. The narrator is in the waiting room of a doctor's office.
  2. The narrator is missing school because he or she is sick.
  3. The narrator is taking his sick mother to see a doctor.
  4. The narrator is at school waiting to see the principal.
Grade 5 Figurative Language
Identify the type of figurative language used in the sentence.

"For the first time in forever, there'll be music, there'll be light."
  1. alliteration
  2. hyperbole
  3. simile
  4. metaphor
Grade 5 Cause and Effect CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.5.1
Due to sending home various notes from the office and writing reminders in our planner, MLR students brought in a total of 435 packages of pasta for the school-wide service project.

What is the CAUSE?
  1. The students brought in packages of pasta.
  2. The students at MLR were participating in a project.
  3. The students at MLR were very generous.
  4. Notes went home and reminders were written in planners.
Grade 5 Onomatopoeia CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.5.5a
Onomatopoeia is the type of figurative language that imitates the sound it actually names.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Theme
Eddie Schaffer wheeled through the corridors of Riverside Middle School like a race car passing the pit stops at the Daytona Speedway! If Principal Shandling could give out speeding tickets, Eddie would owe hundreds of dollars in fines by now. As it was, the harried principal simply told Eddie to slow down no less than twelve times a day as he mumbled, "I wish all our students were as eager to get to class on time!"

Eddie's friends marveled at his enthusiasm, his teachers were thrilled to have him in their class, and everyone had long since grown accustomed to his bulky, squeaky wheelchair. After all, it never seemed to slow him down.

After school, he played softball right along with the rest of the kids, smacking the ball with his fist and then zooming around the bases like a bolt of lightning. At PE, he was a star athlete, as healthy as anyone else on the playing field. In band class, he played the trumpet like nobody's business.

Eddie's best friend, Jeremy, was just as athletic, but doubly-blessed by the fact that he could still use both his legs. He loved to push Eddie around, saying it made him twice as strong! Some people thought that it was Jeremy who inspired Eddie to do more, go faster, and be better. But those who listened to Jeremy the day Eddie got hurt knew differently.

Monday morning dawned clear and bright for the kids in Mr. Fisker's homeroom class. They made paper airplanes, chatted about the weekend, and visited loudly until their teacher stood up from his desk and made an announcement:
"Gang," he said wearily, as if he hadn't slept the night before. "I have bad news. Jeremy Givens was in a car accident over the weekend, and his left leg was badly broken. They say that even if it heals properly, he will always have a limp from now on."

The class gasped, thinking of Jeremy's many awards and ribbons for running, jumping, and sprinting. They thought of his bright future as a high school track star, now ruined. Boys shook their heads sadly, some of the girls even cried. But not Eddie.

Jeremy's best friend just cleared his throat and raised his hand. "Mr. Fisker," he said proudly. "I know Jeremy, and if anyone can get over having a limp, it's my best buddy. I've watched him run when he was winded, keep doing push-ups long after his arms had turned to Jell-O, and he's never given up yet..."

What is the theme of this passage?
  1. Don't let anything stop you.
  2. Give in to your struggles.
  3. Life often throws you curveballs.
  4. A positive attitude is everything.
Grade 5 Sequence of Events CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.5.3
If vegetables are to be added, they should be already cooked, seasoned and hot; place in the center of the omelet, just before turning; so with mushroom, shrimps, or any cooked ingredients. All omelets should be served the moment they are done, as they harden by standing, and care taken that they do not cook too much.

You should let an omelet sit before serving it.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Figurative Language
"She is an angel"


This is an example of                  .
  1. simile
  2. personification
  3. metaphor
  4. none of the above
Grade 5 Figurative Language
"The bright red, orange and yellow flames shone brightly as the piercing howls surrounded us. The only images we could see in the distance were set of glowing dots that continued to come closer to our camp." This is an example of which type of figurative language?
  1. Idiom
  2. Metaphor
  3. Imagery
  4. Simile
Grade 5 Figurative Language
Identify the type of figurative language.

"The stars will cry the blackest tears tonight."
  1. alliteration
  2. hyperbole
  3. onomatopoeia
  4. personification
Grade 5 Figurative Language
Identify the type of figurative language.

"My heart's a stereo; it beats for you, so listen close."
  1. alliteration
  2. metaphor
  3. hyperbole
  4. onomatopoeia
Grade 5 Figurative Language
Identify the type of figurative language used in the sentence.

"And I'm going to miss you like a child misses their blanket."
  1. simile
  2. personification
  3. hyperbole
  4. alliteration
Grade 5 Figurative Language
Identify the type of figurative language.

"Every morning she wakes up, knock, knock, knock on the door."
  1. onomatopoeia
  2. metaphor
  3. simile
  4. hyperbole
Grade 5 Figurative Language
Identify the type of figurative language.

"I jumped so high I touched the clouds."
  1. alliteration
  2. onomatopoeia
  3. simile
  4. hyperbole
Grade 5 Alliteration
Repeating the same initial consonant sound in neighboring words. EX. Silly Sally sells shells by the seashore.
  1. alliteration
  2. poetry
  3. idiom
  4. acrostic
Grade 5 Figurative Language
Identify the type of figurative language.

"You've got a smile that could light up this whole town."
  1. hyperbole
  2. metaphor
  3. alliteration
  4. onomatopoeia
Grade 5 Text Structure CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.5.5
The middle school soccer team had practiced and played hard all season long. The coach really wanted the team to win the state championship game. Finally, the day of the big game arrived. The team played their best, and they won the championship by one goal!

Which BEST describes how the paragraph is organized?
  1. compare and contrast
  2. chronological order
  3. cause and effect
  4. similarity and difference
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