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Created: Oct 5, 2013
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Making Inferences Informational 3 - Grade 6

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Can you imagine running a marathon from start to finish? Surviving 26 miles of running
is quite a challenge for most people. Compared to the Badwater Ultramarathon held each year California, it is little more than a short walk.

This difficult race covers more than one hundred miles and is equal to five marathons. It is held in the summer, so temperatures frequently hit triple digits. Runners have two full days to reach the finish line. During that time, they have to cross three mountain ranges.

They commonly run into headwinds blowing up to 25 miles an hour.

Each year, people from all over the world apply to be part of the race. The event's
organizers have had to set up strict rules about who can participate. Only athletes who
have proven they can endure such harsh running conditions are allowed. A sense of humor helps too. In 2012, one male runner completed the race wearing a pink tutu.
Grade 6 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.6.4, RST.6-8.4
A.
Read this sentence from the text.

Only athletes who have proven they can endure such harsh running conditions are allowed.

Why does the author use the verb "endure" in this sentence?
  1. To indicate the strictness of the race's rules.
  2. To point out that many people do not survive the event.
  3. To discourage novice runners from joining the competition.
  4. To emphasize the difficulty of participating in this race.
Grade 6 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.6.8, RST.6-8.8
B.
Why does the author most likely add details about the three mountain ranges and powerful headwinds?
  1. To stress the challenges runners often face in this race
  2. To highlight the reason why so many runners apply to the race
  3. To explain the exact route this annual race follows through California
  4. To accentuate the purposes of the race being held during the summer time
Grade 6 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.6.1, RST.6-8.1
C.
Based on this passage, which statement is most likely true about the Badwater Ultramarathon?
  1. It will be difficult to find future sponsors for the race.
  2. It will earn the nickname "the world's toughest footrace."
  3. It will struggle to find enough people interested in meeting the challenge.
  4. It will become more popular as global warming drop local temperatures.