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Grade 10 Text Elements CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.9-10.4, RST.9-10.4

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The author uses terms such as cell membrane, nucleolus, and cytoplasm. These are all:
  1. organelles in a cell.
  2. stages in the life of a cell.
  3. types of cells.
  4. shapes of lipids.
Grade 10 Text Elements
What is the advantage of highlighting a text?
  1. It makes reading fun.
  2. It helps to enhance the text.
  3. It produces a pleasant visual effect.
  4. It isolates key details.
Grade 10 Text Elements
A legend at the bottom or beside a text tells the reader:
  1. the purpose, meaning and importance of the words or phrases
  2. how each color relates to the author's point of view
  3. what symbols are added to the text in order to make it more interesting
  4. the words and phrases related to etymologies
Grade 10 Text Elements CCSS: CCRA.R.7, RI.9-10.7, RST.9-10.7

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Which choice best explains why the author included the diagram at the end of the passage?
  1. to show three different parts of diffusion
  2. to help readers visualize the process of endocytosis
  3. to give readers a picture of a concentration gradient
  4. to describe what happens during phagocytosis
Grade 10 Text Elements CCSS: CCRA.R.7, RI.9-10.7, RST.9-10.7

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The author includes two images in the passage. These images help the reader:
  1. describe the parts of an exoskeleton.
  2. understand how annelids digest their food.
  3. distinguish between annelids and arthropods.
  4. show a picture of a crustacean.
Grade 10 Text Elements CCSS: CCRA.R.7, RI.9-10.7, RST.9-10.7

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The diagram in the passage focuses on:
  1. the creation of DNA
  2. the movement of chromosomes
  3. the creation of daughter cells
  4. the steps of Interphase
Grade 10 Text Elements

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Which choice best describes how the author organized the information in this passage?
  1. problem and solution
  2. cause and effect
  3. description and definition
  4. compare and contrast
Grade 10 Text Elements CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.9-10.5, RST.9-10.5

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Which choice BEST describes how the author organizes the passage?
  1. cause and effect
  2. definition and description
  3. compare and contrast
  4. problem and solution
Grade 10 Text Elements

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How does the author organize this passage on Mitosis?
  1. cause and effect
  2. compare and contrast
  3. sequential order
  4. chronological order
Grade 10 Text Elements CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.9-10.5, RST.9-10.5

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Which choice best describes how the author chose to organize this passage?
  1. cause and effect
  2. compare and contrast
  3. description and definition
  4. problem and solution
Grade 10 Text Elements CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.9-10.5, RST.9-10.5

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Which choice best describes how the author organized this passage?
  1. description and definition
  2. compare and contrast
  3. problem and solution
  4. cause and effect
Grade 10 Text Elements CCSS: CCRA.R.7, RI.9-10.7, RST.9-10.7

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The author includes the first diagram in the passage to:
  1. describe the appearance of a typical chordate.
  2. show an animal that has all the characteristics of a chordate in adulthood.
  3. help the reader visualize what a human fetus looks like.
  4. explain how chordates change over time.
Grade 10 Text Elements CCSS: CCRA.R.7, RI.9-10.7

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What does the first image in the text help readers understand about fish?
  1. Some fish have fins that are ray-like or lobe-like.
  2. Some fish do not have vertebrae and are snake-like in shape.
  3. Fish have been around for millions of years.
  4. Fish are ancestors of the four-limbed vertebrates on land.
Grade 10 Text Elements CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.9-10.5, RST.9-10.5

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How does the author organize the text?
  1. by describing how each type of fish evolved
  2. by comparing modern-day fish to other animals
  3. by contrasting fresh and saltwater fish
  4. by defining key words related to fish
Grade 10 Text Elements CCSS: CCRA.R.7, RI.9-10.7, RST.9-10.7

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The author includes letters in parentheses after certain words. These letters represent:
  1. the item's importance in the cell's structure
  2. the first letter of each item's name
  3. the scientific symbols for the items
  4. the location of the items on the diagram
Grade 10 Text Elements

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The author uses the term HYPHAE. Based on the information in the passage, what are HYPHAE?
  1. tops of mushrooms
  2. hail-like structures
  3. types of penicillin
  4. decomposers
Grade 10 Text Elements CCSS: CCRA.R.7, RI.9-10.7, RST.9-10.7

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Based on the information in the passage, what is shown at letter A on the diagram?
  1. the nucleolus
  2. the physiology of the cell
  3. a multicellular organism
  4. lipds
Grade 10 Text Elements CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.9-10.5, RST.9-10.5
Which choice best describes how the author chose to organize this passage?
  1. cause and effect
  2. compare and contrast
  3. description and definition
  4. problem and solution
Grade 10 Text Elements CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.9-10.3

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Which flower is not from Europe like the rest of the flowers?
  1. Common Day-Flower
  2. Spiderwort
  3. Pickerel Weed
  4. Wild Hyacinth
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