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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 4 Technology (Stories)

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Grade 4 Technology (Stories)

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How does gravity help a toilet work?
  1. It creates phantom flushing.
  2. It makes sure the water stays in the bowl.
  3. It pulls the waste and water down quickly.
  4. It keeps the toilet from falling through the floor.
Grade 4 Nature and Science (Stories)

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How do many animals adjust to the changing seasons in the intertidal zone?
  1. They rely on humans to help.
  2. They adapt so they can survive.
  3. They feed off of a variety of plants.
  4. They enjoy riding away with the tide.
Grade 4 Nature and Science (Stories)

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What causes the biggest daily changes to the intertidal zone?
  1. tides moving
  2. animals dying
  3. sunlight shining
  4. humans swimming
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.
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