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Common Core Standard RI.9-10.6 Questions

Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to advance that point of view or purpose.

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Grade 9 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.9-10.6

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Grade 10 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.9-10.6, RST.9-10.6

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Why did the author most likely write this passage?
  1. to explain where annelids and arthropods came from
  2. to contrast earthworms and grasshoppers
  3. to describe two of the main groups of invertebrate animals
  4. to encourage readers to protect insects
Grade 9 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.9-10.6

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Which detail helped begin to form a different view of the Earth and solar system?
  1. The Earth was spherical in shape.
  2. The Earth was situated below the heavens.
  3. The Earth was sitting in an ocean.
  4. The ancient philosophers could view the Earth from afar.
Grade 9 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.9-10.6

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Which is NOT a way the speaker makes the speech more personal?
  1. He says "Nancy and I".
  2. He describes what happened.
  3. He uses the word we.
  4. He addresses the victims' families.
Grade 10 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.9-10.6

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The author of Passage 1 most likely wrote the passage to...
  1. Educate teens about drug abuse
  2. Discourage teens from abusing drugs
  3. Provide solutions for teens currently abusing drugs
  4. Both a and b
Grade 9 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.9-10.6

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