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Type: Multiple-Choice
Category: Main Idea
Level: Grade 5
Score: 6
Author: rjohnson8
Created: 2 years ago

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Grade 5 Main Idea

Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet explored the Mississippi River. Marquette was born in France. He went to Catholic schools and planned to become a missionary. He came to America to teach the Indians about his church. He heard about the great river from the Indians. Jolliet was a French Canadian explorer. He was sent to the Mississippi in hopes of finding a good trade route. Although their goals were different, Marquette and Jolliet worked together to explore the river.

The main idea in this passage is:
  1. It tells where Jolliet was born.
  2. It describes the Mississippi River.
  3. It tells who first discovered the Mississippi River.
  4. It compares the two explorers, Marquette and Jolliet.
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