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Third Grade (Grade 3) Literature Questions

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Grade 3 Nature and Science (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.3.2

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What is the main idea of the story?
  1. Polar bears like to have fun in the Arctic.
  2. White fur makes it easy for polar bears to hide.
  3. Climate change has made life hard for polar bears.
  4. Mama and baby polar bears hibernate in the winter.
Grade 3 Nature and Science (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.3.3

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Why do Uffo and his mother have to leave the area where they live?
  1. It is too hot.
  2. It is too cold.
  3. There are too many humans.
  4. There are too many predators.
Grade 3 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Why are Charlie's grandparents' stories important?
  1. They are true.
  2. They make the room happy.
  3. They cause the grandparents to feel young.
  4. They help Charlie to get into the chocolate factory.
Grade 3 Nature and Science (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.3.3

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Why were Uffo and his mother in a den in the snow?
  1. They were caught in a snowstorm.
  2. It helped them stay safe during the winter.
  3. The ice melted and refroze around them.
  4. They were escaping dangerous humans and other bears.
Grade 3 Nature and Science (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.3.3

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Why can't Uffo get to their destination?
  1. He cannot swim that far.
  2. He wants to play all of the time.
  3. He has to stay and wait for his mother.
  4. He is scared of the boat that passes by.
Grade 3 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
How many days did Charlie have to prepare for the visit to the factory?
  1. less than one
  2. two
  3. a week
  4. thirty
Grade 3 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
According to the ticket, what would happen after the tour?
  1. Charlie would stay at the factory.
  2. Charlie would receive a large check.
  3. A procession of trucks would follow Charlie home.
  4. A worker would come to Charlie's house to take him to the factory.
Grade 3 Poetry
When a poem is divided into groups of lines, these are called          stanzas          .
Grade 3 Charlotte's Web
Who did Fern ride the Ferris Wheel with?
  1. Avery Arable
  2. Mr. Zuckerman
  3. Henry Fussy
  4. Lurvy
Grade 3 Poetry
Poetry                                            
  1. manages to say a lot with just a few words.
  2. is intended to be read aloud.
  3. is personal and can be about anything.
  4. all of the above
Grade 3 Nature and Science (Stories)

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Why is polar bears' white fur good for them? (Choose all that apply)
  1. It is beautiful.
  2. It is easy to clean.
  3. It keeps them warm.
  4. It helps them hide while hunting.
  5. It keeps humans from spotting them.
Grade 3 Nature and Science (Stories)
What is the main idea of this story?
  1. A prosthesis is a unique device to held someone who has lost a body part.
  2. A kid wanted to ask his teacher a lot of questions.
  3. It is important not to run in the halls.
  4. Legs made of carbon fiber are hard.
Grade 3 Short Stories (Fiction)

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What caused Suzy to be upset?
  1. Her friends were mean to her.
  2. She thought she might not be smart.
  3. She had a difficult time making friends.
  4. Her teacher gave her a bad grade on her report card.
Grade 3 Autobiography and Biography
Your teacher is reading to you out of a book with the title, "The Life of Rosa Parks", written by John Smith. She asks if the book is a biography or an autobiography. Which one is it?
  1. an Autobiography
  2. a Biography
Grade 3 Nature and Science (Stories)
What did the doctor's find in Mr. M's leg?
  1. a tumor
  2. a virus
  3. a metal bar
  4. a bad nerve
Grade 3 Nature and Science (Stories)
What was unique about Mr. M's leg?
  1. It was very soft.
  2. It was wrapped in a cast.
  3. It was a prosthesis.
  4. It was shorter than the other.
Grade 3 Nature and Science (Stories)
What did the stranger bring to help Ottie-O?
  1. a megaphone
  2. a new song to sing
  3. a special message
  4. a pair of headphones
Grade 3 Nature and Science (Stories)
Ottie-O's family members left her alone so it would be quiet. How did that make Ottie-O feel?
  1. She had a lot of fun.
  2. She was sad and lonely.
  3. She liked everyone a lot better.
  4. She felt like everyone hated her.
Grade 3 Nature and Science (Stories)
How did Ottie-O feel when her family members sang loudly?
  1. She felt loved.
  2. She got a headache.
  3. She was jealous of them.
  4. She wished she had a beautiful voice.
Grade 3 Short Stories (Fiction) CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.3.2
A summary is another way to describe what happened in a story. Which choice summarizes the story?
  1. Four bunnies went into Mr. McGregor's garden and only one came out alive.
  2. Mr. McGregor invited Peter to his garden, but it turned out to be a terrible trick.
  3. Peter's mother told the bunnies the story of when their father went to Mr. McGregor's garden. It did not have a happy ending.
  4. Peter did not listen to his mother and went to Mr. McGregor's garden. He faced some trouble and became very sick.
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