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Summarizing Questions - All Grades

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Grade 3 Summarizing
Even though you skimmed the questions before you began reading the story, you should
  1. not waste time reading it again.
  2. work as fast as you can so you can take a nap.
  3. draw designs around the answer.
  4. read the entire question and all the answer choices.
Grade 8 Summarizing
Grade 8 Summarizing

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What was the little pumpkin's fate?
  1. He was eaten by a cow.
  2. He went back to his mother.
  3. He was carved into a jack-o-lantern.
  4. He moved to the big city with the boys.
Grade 4 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, RL.4.1, RL.4.2

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What needed to happen for the old woman to get home?
  1. She had to find her way.
  2. The pig had to jump over the stile.
  3. The fire had to burn the rope.
  4. Her horse had to move.
Grade 4 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.4.2

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Which choice is the best summary of the story?
  1. The pig refused to jump over the stile.
  2. A woman gave a saucer of milk to a cat so it would kill a rat.
  3. A woman bought a pig at the market, but she had a hard time getting it home.
  4. The butcher refused to kill the ox.
Grade 3 Summarizing

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What happened to their host?
  1. He forgot the time of the dinner.
  2. He was invited to another party.
  3. He got lost on his way to the party.
  4. He was hurt by the cook in the kitchen.
Grade 3 Summarizing

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Which statement best explains why all of the animals came for the feast?
  1. They were all very hungry.
  2. They were all gentle animals.
  3. They were all invited by Mr. Pug.
  4. They were all part of the same family.
Grade 5 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.5.2

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Which choice correctly summarizes the story?
  1. It was a very long winter, but spring just started, and the birds went around to wake everything up.
  2. A little boy's mother is sick, but he doesn't have any money to buy food. He sells violets to a lady so he can buy his mother breakfast.
  3. A mother needs to buy food for her little boy so she decides to sell daffodils at the market.
  4. The birds are happy that it is the first day of spring, so they fly around chirping and waking the flowers.
Grade 12 Summarizing
What type of summary is only based on the facts of a text?
  1. emotional
  2. subjective
  3. objective
  4. general
Grade 4 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.4.1

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Select the best summary of the article.
  1. The Trojans were given a peace offering by the Greeks and brought it into their city.
  2. The Trojans were blind and did not see that the peace offering was going to harm their city.
  3. The Trojans had fought long and hard and were finally glad that the war was over.
  4. The Trojans had been in the middle of a long and difficult war against the Greeks.
Grade 4 Summarizing

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Why did the old woman need milk from the cow?
  1. to get the cat to kill the rat
  2. to give to her pig
  3. to make butter for her bread
  4. to sell at the market
Grade 8 Summarizing
Which of the following does summarizing NOT help you do?
  1. Gives you a way to check your understanding.
  2. Makes it harder for you to understand what you are reading.
  3. Helps you remember information.
  4. Helps you clarify relationships among ideas.
Grade 4 Summarizing

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Except for the cat, whenever the old woman asked something to help her, it
  1. would not do it.
  2. called for help.
  3. gave an excuse.
  4. asked for money.
Grade 8 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.8.2
Is it an ant, you wonder, or a termite? Ants resemble termites, but they are quite different and can be easily distinguished. In contrast to termites, ants are usually dark in color, are hard bodied, and have constriction between the thorax and abdomen. Termites are light in color and shed their wings. Flying ants do not shed their wings. Also, ants and termites belong to different orders.

Select the best summary of this paragraph
  1. Termites are lighter in color and loose their wings at a certain stage of development.
  2. Ants are dark in color, hard bodied and belong to a different order than termites.
  3. Ants and termites are both insects and have many things in common
  4. Although ants resemble termites, they have differences that can be easily seen.
Grade 7 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, RI.7.1, RI.7.2

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Identify three details that should be included in a summary of the passage.
  1. Worms and viruses are rather unpleasant terms that have entered the jargon of the computer industry to descry some of the ways that computer systems can be invaded.
  2. A worm can be defined as a program that transfers itself from computer to computer over a network and plants itself as a separate file on the target computer's disks.
  3. One worm was injected into an electronic mail network where it multiplied uncontrollably and clogged the memories of thousands of computers until they could no longer function.
  4. A virus is a set of illicit instructions that passes itself on to other programs or documents with which it comes on contact.
  5. It can change or delete files, display words or obscene messages, or produce bizarre screen effects.
  6. A virus can be dealt with using a vaccine, or antivirus, which is a computer program that stops the virus form spreading and often eradicates it.
  7. In its most vindictive form, a virus can slowly sabotage a computer system and remain undetected for months, contaminating data or wiping out an entire hard drive.
Grade 6 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.5, CCRA.W.4, RI.6.5, W.6.4

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Which statement would make the best conclusion for this passage?
  1. The hotel has more then fifty rooms and each one is designed by a different artist.
  2. Visitors often combine the trip with activities like dog sledding or snowshoeing.
  3. Ice hotels have become so popular that they have been built in Canada, Norway and Romania
  4. The hotel features everything from a restaurant and a lobby made completely out of blocks of ice.
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