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Type: Multiple-Choice
Category: Main Idea
Level: Grade 3
Standards: CCRA.R.2, RI.3.2
Score: 8
Author: Cooper22
Last Modified: 2 years ago

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Grade 3 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.3.2

Amelia Earhart is famous for being the first woman to fly an airplane across the Atlantic Ocean. She was born in 1897 and saw her first airplane at the Iowa state fair at age 10. Although she studied to be a nurse and then a social worker, she was always interested in flight.

She started taking flying lessons in 1921 and then bought her first plane. Since the aircraft was bright yellow, she called it Canary. In 1928, Earhart flew from Canada to Wales, crossing the Atlantic Ocean in only 21 hours. When she returned to the United States, a parade was held in her honor.

She crossed the Atlantic again in 1932, this time by herself. After this accomplishment, the U.S. Congress gave her a special medial called the Distinguished Flying Cross. Earhart continued to set new records, and in 1937 she decided to fly around the world. Her plan was lost over the Pacific Ocean, and Earhart was never heard from again.

What is the main idea?
  1. Amelia Earhart flew around the world.
  2. Amelia Earhart was a brave woman who flew airplanes.
  3. Amelia Earhart had a yellow plane called Canary.
  4. Amelia Earhart flew from Canada to Wales.
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