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Cause and Effect

Cause and Effect Answer Key

1. 
Mrs. Marcozzi didn't remind the students to wear their pride shirts for Friday's Fanfare, therefore, many of the students forgot. What is the CAUSE?
  1. Mrs. Marcozzi didn't remind the students to wear their pride shirts
  2. Many of the students forgot to wear their pride shirts.
  3. There was a Fanfare celebration on Friday.
  4. The students weren't required to wear their pride shirts.
2. 
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. It often leaves mud, sand and debris behind. It can take months to clean up after a flood.

What is the EFFECT?
  1. Floods can cause a lot of damage
  2. Floods happen in many areas without warning.
  3. Floods are strong and unpredictable.
  4. Flood damage is devastating
3. 
Due to sending home various notes from the office and writing reminders in our planner, the students brought in a total of 435 packages of pasta for the schoolwide 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.
4. 
Due to sending home various notes from the office and writing reminders in our planner, MLR students brought in a total of 435 packages of pasta for the schoolwide service project.

What is the CAUSE?
  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.
5. 
Mrs. Marcozzi didn't remind the students to wear their pride shirts for Friday's Fanfare, therefore, many of the students forgot. What is the EFFECT?
  1. Mrs. Marcozzi didn't remind the students to wear their pride shirts
  2. Many students forgot to wear their pride shirts.
  3. There was a Fanfare celebration on Friday.
  4. The students weren't required to wear their pride shirts.
6. 
Mrs. Marcozzi didn't remind the students to wear their pride shirts for Friday's Fanfare; therefore, many of the students forgot. What is the EFFECT?
  1. Mrs. Marcozzi didn't remind the students to wear their pride shirts
  2. Many students forgot to wear their pride shirts.
7. 
Write your own scenerio that includes a cause and effect situation.
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8. 
Students at school have been sick all winter long. Many students have missed over a week of school due to the viruses passing from student to student. A few students, though, have not gotten sick at all. They have had perfect attendance. When asked why they had not gotten sick, the students explained that they cleaned their hands regularly with hand-sanitizer.

What is the CAUSE of the students not getting sick?
  1. They missed no school.
  2. They missed many days of school.
  3. They used hand-sanitizer.
  4. They ate breakfast everyday.
9. 
In the Story Gorillas In Crisis, West Africans ate a diet dominated by Bush meat including Gorillas. As time went by in that region, the natives continued to eat this meat as a main portion of their diet. The story gave us several reasons for this. Using your knowledge from the story explain the cause and effect relationship of the West African people and their continued choice to kill gorillas for food.

Hint: Try to remember the information you used to complete your graphic organizer from the story.
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