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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Reading Strategies Questions

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Grade 5 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.5.2

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What is the main idea of the poem?
  1. Summer is very hot and annoying.
  2. Summer is a wonderful time.
  3. Summer is only enjoyed by kings.
  4. Summer is full of fun things to do outside.
Grade 5 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.5.3
"One day when the queen asked her mirror:
Mirror, mirror, on the wall,
Who in this land is fairest of all?

It answered:
You, my queen, are fair; it is true.
But Snow-White is a thousand times fairer than you."

Who is the most beautiful?
  1. The queen
  2. Snow White
  3. The mirror
  4. None of the above
Grade 5 Fact and Opinion
Fact or Opinion:

We had a great day at the beach.
  1. fact
  2. opinion
Grade 5 Fact and Opinion
Fact or Opinion:

Veteran's Day is celebrated in November.
  1. fact
  2. opinion
Grade 5 Fact and Opinion
Fact or Opinion:

I live in the state of California.
  1. fact
  2. opinion
Grade 5 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions
Farmer Brown's pet mule kept running away. He was getting tired of chasing and catching him, so he decided to build a better fence. His mule never ran away again.

Why did Farmer Brown build a fence?
  1. His pet mule kept running away.
  2. He was getting old and tired.
  3. He wanted people off the grass.
Grade 5 Main Idea
It is estimated that over twenty million pounds of candy corn are sold in the US each year. Brach’s, the top manufacturer, sells enough candy corn to circle the earth 4.25 times if each piece were laid end to end. That’s a lot of candy corn, but that’s nothing compared to Tootsie Roll production. Over 64 million
Tootsie Rolls are produced every day! But even Tootsie Rolls have got nothing on the candy industry’s staple product, chocolate. Confectioners manufacture over twenty billion pounds of chocolate in the United States each year. Now that’s a mouthful!

What is the main idea of the passage?
  1. The United States only produces candy corn.
  2. The United States produces many types of candies in large amounts.
  3. It is estimated that over twenty million pounds of candy corn are sold in the US each year.
  4. But even Tootsie Rolls have got nothing on the candy industry’s staple product, chocolate.
Grade 5 Main Idea
Those people who like going fishing know how important the bait is. Some people choose worms or night crawlers as bait. Others are fond of using minnows, which are very small fish that larger fish would be attracted to. Some people do not like to use live bait. They prefer to use artificial bait, like lures and spinners. Fish are often attracted to the colors and movement of the artificial bait.

Which of these could be used as the title for the passage above?
  1. Artificial Bait vs. Live Bait
  2. How People Choose a Bait
  3. Why Minnows make the Best Fishing Bait
  4. Fishing Bait: Many to Choose From
Grade 5 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions

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Based on the poem, why are proteins good for athletes?
  1. They are full of salt.
  2. They give the body fuel.
  3. They come in liquid form.
  4. They can be eaten on the go.
Grade 5 Supporting Details
Those people who like going fishing know how important the bait is. Some people choose worms or night crawlers as bait. Others are fond of using minnows, which are very small fish that larger fish would be attracted to. Some people do not like to use live bait. They prefer to use artificial bait, like lures and spinners. Fish are often attracted to the colors and movement of the artificial bait.

Which supporting detail from the text DOES NOT support the main idea that there are many different things that can be used as bait?
  1. Those people who like going fishing know how important the bait is.
  2. Some people choose worms or night crawlers as bait.
  3. Others are fond of using minnows, which are very small fish that larger fish would be attracted to.
  4. Fishing can be a difficult task.
Grade 5 Character Study CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.5.4

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What does the word "queer" mean when describing the Toyman's answers?
  1. Clear
  2. Interesting
  3. Strange
  4. Dishonest
Grade 5 Cause and Effect
Since Marcy didn't set her alarm to the correct time, she was late to work and missed a very important meeting. What is the EFFECT in this sentence?
  1. Marcy didn't set her alarm on time
  2. She was late to work
  3. She missed a very important meeting
  4. Both B and C
Grade 5 Personification CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.5.5
Fill in the blank with the word that makes the sentence below an example of personification.

The sun                 down on the Earth.
  1. smiled
  2. showed
  3. shone
Grade 5 Simile CCSS: CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.5, RL.5.4, L.5.5, L.5.5a
"The baby's skin was like a rose petal." What does this simile say to you?
  1. The baby's skin is very soft and delicate.
  2. The baby's skin is rough.
  3. The baby's skin is dry.
  4. The baby's skin is sticky.
Grade 5 Simile CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.5.5, L.5.5a
"The stars were like diamonds," is an example of which type of figurative language?
  1. personification
  2. simile
  3. metaphor
  4. none of the above
Grade 5 Onomatopoeia CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.5.5a
Onomatopoeia is the type of figurative language that imitates the sound it actually names.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions
I am not in a good mood. My head feels like a balloon, I cannot stop shivering, and I can barely breathe. No matter how much I blow into a tissue, I cannot clear my nose enough to take in a good breath of air. To make matters worse, my mother has dragged me out of my warm bed to this awful place filled with miserable people.

Everywhere around me, I hear people sneezing and coughing. I can only imagine all of the germs floating around this place. Just thinking about it makes me want to throw up even more. How is this supposed to make me feel better?

I glance at the clock and see that we have already been waiting for forty minutes. Just as I am about to complain to my mom again, a lady in red scrubs calls my name. My mother gets up to follow her, and I gloomily trail behind.


Based on the passage, what can the reader conclude about the narrator?
  1. The narrator is in the waiting room of a doctor's office.
  2. The narrator is missing school because he or she is sick.
  3. The narrator is taking his sick mother to see a doctor.
  4. The narrator is at school waiting to see the principal.
Grade 5 Problem and Solution CCSS: RL.5.3
Which type of conflict is exhibited when a football player makes a tackle?
  1. person vs person
  2. person vs nature
  3. person vs society
  4. person vs technology
Grade 5 Figurative Language
Identify the type of figurative language used in the sentence.

"For the first time in forever, there'll be music, there'll be light."
  1. alliteration
  2. hyperbole
  3. simile
  4. metaphor
Grade 5 Cause and Effect CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.5.1
Due to sending home various notes from the office and writing reminders in our planner, MLR students brought in a total of 435 packages of pasta for the school-wide service project.

What is the CAUSE?
  1. The students brought in packages of pasta.
  2. The students at MLR were participating in a project.
  3. The students at MLR were very generous.
  4. Notes went home and reminders were written in planners.
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