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Common Core Standard RI.8.1 Questions

Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

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Grade 8 Reading Strategies CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.8.1
What is the most logical main idea you can conclude from reading this selection?
  1. We will soon run out of water in Texas if the drought continues.
  2. Water conservation is expensive if you have to replace all your old fixtures and appliances.
  3. Having a green lawn during a drought is neither a good goal nor a likely choice for water conservation.
  4. Little everyday habits within my family can have a huge impact on water usage.
Grade 8 Reading Strategies CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.8.1
Why would you want to read "How to Save Water"?
  1. to understand causes for droughts
  2. to learn specific steps for water conservation
  3. to appreciate one of the side effects of global climate change
  4. all of the above.
Grade 8 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.3, RI.8.1, RI.8.3

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What can you infer about the stems of nettles from the description in paragraph 2?
  1. They have prickers.
  2. They are smooth.
  3. They are hard to pull.
  4. They look pretty.
Grade 8 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.5, RI.8.1, RI.8.5

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Which piece of parental advice is supported by the information in paragraph 3?
  1. Keep your elbows off the table!
  2. Don't play with your food!
  3. Chew with your mouth closed!
  4. Don't eat too much!
Grade 8 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.8.1
Grade 8 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.8.1
Grade 8 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.8.1

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Grade 8 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.8.1

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Which sentence from the above passage best describes the main idea of the third paragraph?
  1. "McHugh joins Gates as Republicans in important positions dealing with the nation's military."
  2. "The president values different opinions in his administration."
  3. "He kept Robert Gates as Secretary of Defense."
  4. "He did not agree with cuts Obama wanted to make in military budgets."
Grade 8 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.8.1

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Which of these sentences most strongly supports the main idea of this passage?
  1. "Many expect Irving's Latino population to increase to more than 50 percent."
  2. "Irving also has many city parks."
  3. "Many customers will order cafe con leche, or coffee with milk, a favorite drink in Mexico."
  4. "Driving into Irving from the east, you're greeted by the town's most famous building: the white-domed Texas Stadium with the big hole in its roof."

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