Want to see correct answers?
Login or join for free!

Search Results for mainly - All Grades

1767 questions match "mainly". Refine Your Search

Select questions to add to a test using the checkbox above each question. Remember to click the add selected questions to a test button before moving to another page.

1 2 3 4 ... 89
Grade 4 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.4.2
What is the best question to ask yourself when you are trying to find the main idea?
  1. Who is the main character?
  2. What is the main event?
  3. What point is the author trying to make?
  4. What is one important detail?
Grade 3 Main Idea
The main idea of a story tells us                               .
  1. who is the main character.
  2. what the story is mainly about.
  3. the details of the story.
  4. Nothing
Grade 3 Main Idea
The purpose of a supporting detail is:
  1. to tell you the main idea
  2. to give more information about the main idea
  3. to give you the conclusion
  4. to tell you who the narrator is
Grade 3 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.3.2
What is the main idea of the following paragraph?

Not all plants grow in the same way. Some plants grow and reproduce in one year and are called annuals. Some plants grow and reproduce in two years and are called biennials. Other plants grow and reproduce for many years and are called perennials.
  1. Plants grow and reproduce for many years and are called perennials
  2. Some plants grow and reproduce in two years and are called biennials.
  3. Some plants grow and reproduce in one year and are called annuals.
  4. Not all plants grow in the same way.
Grade 7 Main Idea
Most people think it's fine to be busy as a beaver. Little do they know. Beavers may work hard, but often they don't get much done.

Beavers are supposed to be great tree cutters. It is true that a beaver can gnaw through a tree very quickly. (A six-inch birch takes about ten minutes.) But then what? Often the beaver does not make use of the tree. One expert says that beavers waste one out of every five trees they cut.

For one thing, they do not choose their trees wisely. One bunch of beavers cut down a cottonwood tree more than one hundred feet tall. Then they found that they could not move it.

In thick woods a tree sometimes won't fall down. It gets stuck in the other trees. Of course, doesn't think to cut down the trees that are in the way. So a good tree goes to waste.

Some people think that beavers can make a tree fall the way they want it to. Not true. (In fact, a beaver sometimes gets pinned under a falling tree.) When beavers cut a tree near a stream, it usually falls into the water. But they do not plan it that way. The fact is that most trees lean toward the water to start with.

Now what about dam building? Most beaver dams are wonders of engineering. The best ones are strongly built of trees, stones, and mud. They are wide at the bottom and narrow at the top.

Beavers think nothing of building a dam more than two hundred feet long. One dam, in Montana, was more than two thousand feet long. The largest one ever seen was in New Hampshire. It stretched four thousand feet. It made a lake large enough to hold forty beaver homes.

So beavers do build good dams. But they don't always build them in the right places. They just don't plan. They will build a dam across the widest part of the stream. They don't try to find a place where the stream is narrow. So a lot of their hard work is wasted.

Beavers should learn that it's not enough to be busy. You have to know what you're doing, too. For example, there was one Oregon beaver that really was a worker. It decided to fix a leak in a man-made dam. After five days of work it gave up. The leak it was trying to block was the lock that boats go through.

What is the main idea of this passage?
  1. Beavers may be hard working animals, but they don't always choose the most efficient mechanisms
  2. Beavers are excellent dam builders
  3. New Hampshire was the site of the largest beaver dam
  4. Beavers are well developed tree cutters
  5. Beavers are poor surveyors of aquatic environments in some cases
Grade 2 Main Idea
Brandon is in the fourth grade. He loves to play games. His favorite game is basketball. When Brandon goes outside, he plays basketball with his friends.

The main idea is:
  1. Brandon is in the fourth grade.
  2. Brandon loves to play games.
  3. Brandon plays outside.
  4. Brandon's favorite game is basketball.
Grade 3 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.3.2
Teeth can tell you what kinds of food a mammal eats. Plant eaters (herbivores) like deer have large, flat molars for grinding plants. Animals that eat both plants and meat (omnivores) have strong canines and molars for tearing and grinding foods. Animals that are meat eaters (carnivores) have canine teeth for cutting and tearing.

What is the main idea of this paragraph?
  1. Animals have different kinds of teeth.
  2. An animal's teeth can tell you what kinds of food the animal eats.
  3. Animals that are meat eaters have canine teeth for cutting and tearing, but plant eaters have flat molars for grinding plants.
  4. Animals that eat both plants and meat have strong canines and molars for tearing and grinding foods.
Grade 2 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.2.2
Grade 7 Main Idea
If you can't figure out the main idea of a passage, what should you do?
  1. Try to recall every specific detail in the passage.
  2. Ask yourself general questions about the passage.
  3. Read the passage over and over until you have it memorized.
  4. Read the passage once and don't look at it again.
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 2 Supporting Details
1 2 3 4 ... 89
You need to have at least 5 reputation to vote a question down. Learn How To Earn Badges.