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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Literature Questions

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Grade 5 Poetry
There once was a man from Peru,
Who dreamed of eating his shoe,
He awoke with a fright,
In the middle of the night,
And found that his dream had come true!

What type of poem is this?
  1. Limerick
  2. Couplet
  3. Haiku
  4. Acrostic
Grade 5 Bridge to Terabithia
Jess's father tells him he is going over to the Burke's to pay his respects and suggests that Jess comes along because he knew the little girl best. Jess is confused and does not know which "little girl" his father is speaking of.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Poetry
Identify the type of poetry:

The mountain frames the sky
As a shadow of an eagle flies by.
With clouds hanging at its edge
A climber proves his courage on its rocky ledge.
  1. Cinquain
  2. Acrostic
  3. Quatrain
  4. Haiku
Grade 5 The BFG
What does the BFG stand for?
  1. Big Fat Giant
  2. Big Fierce Giant
  3. Big Friendly Giant
  4. Big Funny Giant
Grade 5 The Road Less Traveled

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What is the theme of this poem?
  1. giving up hope
  2. making a difficult choice
  3. enjoying the present moment
  4. having the courage to fight for something you believe in
Grade 5 The Road Less Traveled

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The speaker of the poem wishes that he or she did not have to make a choice between the roads.

What lines from the poem support this statement?
  1. And sorry I could not travel both/And be one traveler, long I stood
  2. Though as for that, the passing there/Had worn them really about the same
  3. And both that morning equally lay/In leaves no step had trodden black
  4. Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,/I took the one less traveled by
Grade 5 Because of Winn-Dixie
What is the main character's full name?
  1. India Opal Buloni
  2. Opal Catherine Hardy
  3. Meredith Opal Bologna
  4. Opal Elizabeth Carpenter
Grade 5 Poetry

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Which choice best explains how the poem "The Land of Nod" is written?
  1. a set of 4 stanzas
  2. a block of 16 lines
  3. a series of 16 sentences
  4. a group of 4 paragraphs
Grade 5 The Road Less Traveled

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Which road does the speaker take?
  1. the first road
  2. the road less traveled by
  3. the road that bends in the undergrowth
  4. the road that he or she looks down as fas as possible
Grade 5 Because of Winn-Dixie
What is the occupation of the narrator's father?
  1. chef
  2. preacher
  3. mechanic
  4. shopkeeper
Grade 5 Because of Winn-Dixie
What is Winn-Dixie? (Choose all that apply)
  1. a dog
  2. a grocery store
  3. a brand of peas
  4. a type of clothing
Grade 5 The Road Less Traveled

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What is the setting of this poem?
  1. a quiet street on the edge of a town
  2. a forest in the middle of winter
  3. the back yard of a house in the country
  4. a wood with two roads in it
Grade 5 Poetry
A form of figurative language that gives an animal or nonliving object a human-like qualities or an object given life-like qualities is known as                   PERSONIFICATION                  .
Grade 5 The Road Less Traveled

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Based on the information in the poem, why might the second road have "wanted wear" and been "grassy?"
  1. because the second road was close to a stream that ran through the woods
  2. because the second road received a lot of sunlight
  3. because many people had taken the second road
  4. because few people had taken the second road
Grade 5 Animals (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.5.1

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A hare is the same as a rabbit.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Because of Winn-Dixie
What is the purpose of the first chapter?
  1. to show where the narrator went
  2. to describe the town the narrator lives in
  3. to explain how the narrator came to own a dog
  4. to develop the relationship between the narrator and her father
Grade 5 Short Stories (Fiction) CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.5.5

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This passage is mostly written in the format of a
  1. diary.
  2. letter.
  3. article.
  4. newspaper.
Grade 5 Short Stories (Fiction) CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.5.3

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Why were the Native Americans invited to the first Thanksgiving?
  1. Governor Bradford decided to hold it.
  2. They met a young white girl around their age.
  3. Squanto befriended the white men and worked with them.
  4. The two groups got together and decided to hold a meal to bring peace.
Grade 5 Nature and Science (Stories)

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Why would it be difficult to see major changes to the Appalachian Mountain Range even if you visit it every day in a year?
  1. The weather changes every day.
  2. The mountain range never changes.
  3. The changes take place slowly over time.
  4. The mountain range changes in places visitors can't go.
Grade 5 Short Stories (Fiction) CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.5.3

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How did the main character feel about attending the first Thanksgiving?
  1. She did not want to go.
  2. She felt very nervous.
  3. She was happy.
  4. She felt sad.
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