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Grade 6 Nature and Science (Stories)

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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 8 Places (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.8.2

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What is the main message of the story?
  1. A home must be beautiful.
  2. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
  3. People always want what they don't have.
  4. A home is more than what it looks like on the outside.
Grade 4 Animals (Stories)

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What part of its body does a tarantula use as a defense?
  1. its legs
  2. its eyes
  3. its hairs
  4. its antennae
Grade 4 Animals (Stories)

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What is one of the tarantula's predators?
  1. a coyote
  2. a wild boar
  3. a desert turtle
  4. a brown anteater
Grade 7 People (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.7.3

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Which statement best describes Maria?
  1. She was a woman from a big family.
  2. She was a young girl who knew a lot of things.
  3. She was a caring woman who made a difference.
  4. She was a wealthy Italian woman who liked the spotlight.
Grade 7 People (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.7.4

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Maria was called a walking polyglot. A polyglot is someone who
  1. is good at math.
  2. knows many languages.
  3. scores high on an IQ test.
  4. has a lot of brothers and sisters.
Grade 4 Food (Stories)

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Grade 4 Food (Stories)

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Grade 4 Food (Stories)

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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 8 Nature and Science (Stories)

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What are capillaries?
  1. heart tubes
  2. skin covers
  3. main arteries
  4. blood vessels
Grade 4 Animals (Stories)

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What does the tarantula's venom do to its victims?
  1. It causes them to go to sleep.
  2. It makes them poisonous to other animals.
  3. It causes them to dissolve into a liquid.
  4. It makes them blend in with the surrounding sand.
Grade 4 Animals (Stories)

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How does the tarantula know if another creature is near?
  1. It has a great sense of smell.
  2. It can feel the ground vibrate.
  3. It hears the creature approach.
  4. It has a lot of eyes around its head.
Grade 4 Animals (Stories)

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What happens if a tarantula loses a leg?
  1. It dies.
  2. It goes to hide.
  3. Its leg grows back.
  4. Its body gets smaller.
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 Nature and Science (Stories)

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Grade 6 Nature and Science (Stories)

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Which chromosomes do not contribute to your genetic makeup?
  1. your grandmother's
  2. your father's
  3. your mother's
  4. your sibling's
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 6 Nature and Science (Stories)

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Based on the passage, deoxygenated most likely means
  1. be full of oxygen.
  2. need oxygen to survive.
  3. have the oxygen removed from.
  4. carry oxygen from place to place.
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