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Type: Multiple-Choice
Category: Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions
Level: Grade 9
Standards: CCRA.R.4, RL.9-10.4
Score: 12
Author: ReadingMatters
Last Modified: 6 years ago

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Grade 9 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.9-10.4

Read this sentence from the passage.

She sighed deeply; Jonathan felt like he should respond, but had a limited knowledge of this apparent ecological threat

Why does the author of this passage most likely use the word "apparent" in this sentence?
  1. To emphasize the seriousness of the threat to the planet
  2. To point out the obviousness of the threat to the natural world
  3. To explain how devastating the threat is to the story's characters
  4. To suggest it is an alleged threat at this point, rather than a proven one
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