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Grade 10 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.9-10.1, RST.9-10.1

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Grade 10 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.9-10.3, RST.9-10.3

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According to the passage, how did Linnaeus organize his list of classifications?
  1. from least specific to most specific
  2. from oldest to youngest
  3. from biggest to smallest
  4. from least complicated to most complicated
Grade 10 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.9-10.3, RST.9-10.3

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Based on the information in the passage, which feature is NOT correctly matched with how it changes over time?
  1. post-anal tail - retained in many chordates
  2. dorsal hollow nerve cord - becomes an exterior fin
  3. notochord - becomes the spinal cord
  4. pharyngeal slits - sometimes remain as gills
Grade 10 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.9-10.3

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What do all of the flowers have in common?
  1. They are all found in Illinois.
  2. They all attract the same kinds of insects.
  3. They all have blue and/or purple flowers.
  4. They all start with the letter W.
Grade 10 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.9-10.5, RST.9-10.5

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The author includes the example of poking a dog with a stick. The author includes this example to show:
  1. the process of reproduction.
  2. the difference between living and nonliving organisms.
  3. why dogs are considered alive.
  4. how living things respond to stimuli.
Grade 10 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.9-10.5

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President Obama ends his speech with the following lines:

"The Holy Koran tells us: "O mankind! We have created you male and a female; and we have made you into nations and tribes so that you may know one another."

The Talmud tells us: "The whole of the Torah is for the purpose of promoting peace."

The Holy Bible tells us: "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God."

The people of the world can live together in peace. We know that is God's vision. Now that must be our work here on Earth."

Which line from earlier in the speech do these lines most support?
  1. So long as our relationship is defined by our differences, we will empower those who sow hatred rather than peace, those who promote conflict rather than the cooperation that can help all of our people achieve justice and prosperity.
  2. And this cycle of suspicion and discord must end.
  3. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles -- principles of justice and progress; tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.
  4. All this has bred more fear and more mistrust.
Grade 10 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.9-10.3, RST.9-10.3

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Based on the information in the text, which part of the cell is NOT correctly matched with a word or phrase that describes it?
  1. cell membrane - barrier
  2. Golgi apparatus - fluffy pillows
  3. endoplasmic reticulum - materials mover
  4. nucleus - control center
Grade 10 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.9-10.8

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How does the author enhance the discussion on distracted driving?
  1. By citing a national study on distracted driving
  2. By pointing out instances of distracted driving
  3. By incorporating stories from actual teen drivers
  4. By loading the passage with personal opinion
Grade 10 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.9-10.6

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This passage was most likely written for drivers...
  1. in Michigan
  2. who are teenagers
  3. with a history of good driving
  4. in Ohio
Grade 10 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.9-10.8

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How could the author of the passage make the argument against drug abuse even stronger?
  1. Introduce the names and descriptions of abused drugs
  2. Provide specific examples of problems drug abusers face
  3. Use fear tactics to scare teens away from drugs
  4. Keep repeating how bad drugs are for teens
Grade 10 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.9-10.3

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What did the ballerina have to apologize for?
  1. Her gracefulness
  2. Her voice
  3. Her colleague
  4. Her performance
Grade 10 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.9-10.3

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In Passage 2, how did the war change Johnny the most?
  1. It changed his mental state
  2. It changed his overall appearance
  3. It changed his emotions
  4. It changed his family's love for him
Grade 10 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.9-10.8

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Why does Obama bring up past wars, colonialism, and attacks by Muslim extremists?
  1. To remind the Muslims of their negative role in history
  2. To anger the Muslims and encourage them to take action
  3. To help explain what has lead to the tensions between the United States, the West, and Muslims
  4. To provide a bit of a history lesson for the students at the university
Grade 10 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.9-10.3

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Which is NOT a reason most people abuse prescription drugs?
  1. To get high
  2. To cure an illness
  3. To relax
  4. To get more energy
Grade 10 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.9-10.3

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What is one thing those who abuse prescription drugs fail to take into account?
  1. The drug's intended use
  2. The drug's side effects
  3. The amount of the drug to take
  4. The reasons for taking the drug
Grade 10 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.9-10.4

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Grade 10 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.9-10.3

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What purpose did the annoying sounds and headaches serve?
  1. They made people angry.
  2. They caused people to go deaf.
  3. They interfered with people's mental ability.
  4. They helped the government control people's lives.
Grade 10 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.9-10.3
Which word best describes the purple finch?
  1. Rare
  2. Populous
  3. Obvious
  4. Ambiguous
Grade 10 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.9-10.4

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Grade 10 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.9-10.3

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Which is NOT something you can do before driving to keep from being distracted?
  1. Avoid involved, stressful, or confrontational conversations.
  2. Complete any personal grooming before you start driving or after you reach your destination.
  3. Preprogram your favorite radio stations or load any CDs beforehand.
  4. Be familiar with the equipment in the vehicle.
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