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Informational Texts Review (Grade 5)

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Informational Texts Review

1. 
Due to their incredible force and unpredictability, floods can cause tremendous damage. They can ruin houses, roads and buildings. Floods can take down trees and cause mudslides. Floods often leaves mud, sand and debris behind. It can take months to clean up after a flood.

Based on what you have read, you can INFER or CONCLUDE that:
  1. Cleaning up after a flood can be expensive and take time.
  2. Floods only occur along the coast.
  3. Floods are not that dangerous.
  4. After flood waters dry up, the problem is over.
2. 
Due to sending home various notes from the office and writing reminders in their planners, the students brought in a total of 435 packages of pasta for the school-wide service project.

What is the EFFECT?
  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.
3. 
Police depend on evidence to solve crimes. Forensic scientists collect evidence to solve many different kinds of mysteries, including robberies, missing persons, and murders. Examining the crime scene with precise methods, they collect hair, fibers, trash, and many other tiny bits of material which help them determine the individual who committed the crime. They are particularly interested in evidence, such as fingerprints, that can be linked to a specific person.

What is the topic sentence in the paragraph above?
  1. Police depend on evidence to solve crimes.
  2. They are particularly interested in evidence, such as fingerprints, that can be linked to a specific person.
  3. Examining the crime scene with precise methods, they collect hair, fibers, trash, and many other tiny bits of material which help them determine the individual who committed the crime.
  4. Forensic scientists collect evidence to solve many different kinds of mysteries, including robberies, missing persons, and murders.
4. 
Mars, a reddish orange planet often seen in the night sky, has long been of interest to humans. Many years ago, scientists used telescopes to chart the movements of Mars. Modern scientists can do more than just look at Mars through a telescope.

Which sentence, if added at the end of Paragraph 1, best supports the main topic of the paragraph?
  1. Scientists first began using telescopes in the early 1600's.
  2. Cameras today can take much sharper images than earlier models.
  3. Scientists in the United States can actually study the surface of the planet.
  4. Photographs of planets are known to become important historical records.
5. 
Scientists are learning a great deal about the aging process. This knowledge will allow doctors to help their patients live longer and better lives. They will be able to defeat diseases associated with aging and perhaps even delay the onset of old age. Many doctors would agree that some medicines are much too expensive.

Choose the sentence that should be removed from the paragraph.
  1. Scientists are learning a great deal about the aging process.
  2. This knowledge will allow doctors to help their patients live longer and better lives.
  3. They will be able to defeat diseases associated with aging and perhaps even delay the onset of old age.
  4. Many doctors would agree that some medicines are much too expensive.
6. 
Read the first part of Mandy's directions for making an apple cobbler.

(1)Slice six cups of apples. (2)Put the crust in the pie plate. (3)Spread the sliced apples over the crust. (4)Put the sugar and butter on top of the apples.

Which of the following directions could be added between sentences 3 and 4?
  1. Get out the sugar and the butter.
  2. Put the pie in the oven.
  3. Cut the pie into six pieces.
  4. Put a crust on top of the sugar and butter.
7. 
Sammy is writing instructions on how to make a sandwich.
Which of the following ideas does Sammy need to include in his instructions?
  1. Where should the sandwich be made?
  2. What is the history of sandwiches?
  3. When is a good time to make a sandwich?
  4. What is needed to make the sandwich?
8. 
The archaeologists discovered an empty sarcophagus deep within the tomb. They were disappointed because Egyptian burial sites often contained well-preserved mummies.

What is the meaning of the word sarcophagus in the selection above?
  1. a robe
  2. a stone coffin
  3. a small jar
  4. a beetle
9. 
When the snow froze over into ice, it caused quite the catastrophe for the parking lot. The ice was so heavy; it caused the branches to break from the trees and onto the parked cars. In addition to the broken windshields, the floor of the lot was covered in debris and other particles. This was abnormal weather for this time of the year.

What is the meaning of the word abnormal in the passage above?
  1. again normal
  2. not normal
  3. like normal
  4. above normal
10. 
Located at the end of a book or paper that lists books, websites, magazines, or other sources that were used or referred to by the author:
  1. Glossary
  2. Thesaurus
  3. Bibliography
  4. Biography
11. 
In which chapter would a reader most likely find a stencil for a pumpkin?
  1. Ghoulish Gamers
  2. Batty Decorators
  3. Crafty Black Cats
  4. Jack O. Lantern
12. 
What do you do with aluminum cans? Do you throw them in the trash, or do you recycle when you are finished with them? At the rate we are filling our landfills, we will not have anywhere else to put our trash. If you recycle, you will help the environment. The next time you throw away your Coke can, think about putting it in a recycling bin. Your effort will help save your community.

The author's purpose is to...
  1. persuade
  2. inform
  3. entertain
13. 
Lisa always looked forward to the fall because of the Harvest Festival. Of course, she loved the rides, but she really enjoyed the shows. This year would be the best. Lisa had a special opportunity to perform in the talent show.

The author's purpose is to....
  1. persuade
  2. inform
  3. entertain
14. 
How many people should you get information from to record family history?
  1. only one or two
  2. at least a thousand
  3. as many as possible
  4. your immediate family
15. 
If you were recording your family's oral history, who would be the best people to talk to?
  1. yourself
  2. only the children
  3. the oldest people in the family
  4. the youngest people in the family
16. 
A TV commercial from Coca-Cola is meant to persuade its viewers to buy more Coca-Cola.
  1. True
  2. False
17. 
Which phrase is a clue that a passage is persuasive?
  1. The facts are...
  2. I believe...
  3. The first step is...
  4. We will rock you...
18. 
In a compare and contrast expository text some key words to look for are...
  1. just like, different, both
  2. first, second, third
  3. specific words with details
  4. because, problem solution
19. 
What is information based on an interpretation of events seen by someone else?
  1. primary source
  2. secondary source
  3. visual source
  4. business source
20. 
A first hand account made at the time an event occurs is called:
  1. secondary source
  2. visual source
  3. primary source

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