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Sixth Grade (Grade 6) Literature Questions

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Grade 6 Nature and Science (Stories)

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Grade 6 A Christmas Carol

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What was the main reason Marley's ghost visited Scrooge?
  1. to visit with his old friend
  2. to alert him to an accounting error
  3. to warn him about his fate
  4. to bring him a Christmas gift
Grade 6 A Christmas Carol
Who is Marley?
  1. Scrooge's nephew
  2. Scrooge's deceased business partner
  3. Scrooge's employee
Grade 6 A Christmas Carol CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.6.3

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How did the atmosphere is Fezziwig's office on Christmas Eve differ from the atmosphere in Scrooge's office on Christmas Eve?
  1. It was more festive and fun.
  2. It was darker and colder.
  3. It was full of needy people.
  4. It was completely empty.
Grade 6 A Christmas Carol CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.6.3

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Marley was bound by a chain. Why did he have to wear the chain?
  1. It was a punishment for how he acted when he was alive.
  2. It represented all of the people he made happy.
  3. It was to prevent him from escaping his grave.
  4. It represented the money he made in business.
Grade 6 A Christmas Carol CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.6.3

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Characters in a story are often different. How was Scrooge's nephew most different from Scrooge?
  1. He was taller than Scrooge.
  2. He was wealthier than Scrooge.
  3. He was happier than Scrooge.
  4. He was busier than Scrooge.
Grade 6 A Christmas Carol CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.6.4

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A simile is a comparison that compares two things using "like" or "as".

How did the author use a simile in the opening of "A Christmas Carol"?
  1. Scrooge cried like an infant.
  2. Scrooge's name was good upon 'Change.
  3. Marley was as dead as a door-nail.
  4. Marley's name was on the door of the office.
Grade 6 A Christmas Carol

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The Ghost of Christmas Past took Scrooge to a scene between himself and a former love. What happened between him and his former love?
  1. She left him because he was too focused on money.
  2. She died in a terrible accident.
  3. She left him so she could marry someone else.
  4. She found out she was expecting a child.
Grade 6 A Christmas Carol

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Setting is where a story takes place. What is the setting when the Ghost of Christmas Past takes Scrooge on a journey?
  1. Scrooge's first law office
  2. Places from Scrooge's childhood
  3. A field in the country
  4. The home Marley grew up in
Grade 6 A Christmas Carol CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.6.5

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Marley's ghost said Scrooge would receive visitors. Who were those visitors?
  1. three spirits
  2. his nieces and nephews
  3. the police
  4. people he had wronged
Grade 6 A Wrinkle in Time
Where is Meg's father in the first chapter?
  1. He is at home.
  2. He is at work.
  3. He is on vacation.
  4. It does not say where he is.
Grade 6 A Wrinkle in Time
What is Mrs. Murry's occupation?
  1. chef
  2. scientist
  3. homemaker
  4. cosmetologist
Grade 6 A Wrinkle in Time
How does Mrs. Murry react to what the visitor tells her?
  1. She is happy.
  2. She is afraid.
  3. She is worried.
  4. She is excited.
Grade 6 A Wrinkle in Time
What does the visitor tell Mrs. Murry about?
  1. the storm
  2. a tesseract
  3. the local tramp
  4. a cure for a cold
Grade 6 A Wrinkle in Time
Who is Charles Wallace?
  1. Meg's father
  2. Meg's teacher
  3. Meg's best friend
  4. Meg's baby brother
Grade 6 Games (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.6.2

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What is the main idea of this passage?
  1. Checkers is such an easy game, it can be played anywhere.
  2. The winters in the city of Janeda, Estonia are extraordinarily cold.
  3. Some Checkers games actually have pieces made out of lead.
  4. Estonia is the home of an extremely unusual checkers game.
Grade 6 A Christmas Carol CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RL.6.1

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The author described Scrooge as a very cold man. Which detail best supports this description?
  1. Even blind men's dogs would turn and run from Scrooge.
  2. Scrooge kept Marley's name on the door of his office.
  3. People sometimes called Scrooge "Marley" and he still answered.
  4. On the day of Marley's funeral, Scrooge was a man of business.
Grade 6 A Christmas Carol CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.6.5

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The scene at Old Fezziwig's caused Scrooge to realize something. He realized
  1. he missed his old boss.
  2. he was never paid for his work.
  3. he should treat his own clerk better.
  4. he wanted to find himself a wife.
Grade 6 Eleven
Which of the following in the story "Eleven" is the conflict?
  1. Rachel is turning eleven.
  2. Phyllis Lopez claims the red sweater as her own.
  3. Rachel's mom bakes her a cake.
  4. Rachel is upset that Mrs. Price put the sweater on her desk.
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