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Grade 6 Nature and Science (Stories)
Grade 4 Animals (Stories)
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)
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 6 Nature and Science (Stories)
Grade 4 Animals (Stories)
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)
What is one of the tarantula's predators?
  1. a coyote
  2. a wild boar
  3. a desert turtle
  4. a brown anteater
Grade 4 Animals (Stories)
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 Nature and Science (Stories)
Grade 6 Nature and Science (Stories)
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 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 4 People (Stories) CCSS: RI.4.1
Grade 6 Nature and Science (Stories)
What odds did your mother have to get the chromosomal assortment that she has from her mother?
  1. 1 to 8.4 million
  2. 1 to 16.8 million
  3. 1 to 25.2 million
  4. 1 to 46 million
Grade 6 Nature and Science (Stories)
Grade 5 Nature and Science (Stories)
Kindergarten Nature and Science (Stories)

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What group did Zoe and James belong to?
  1. The Paw Patrol
  2. The Trash Patrol
  3. The Police Patrol
Grade 4 People (Stories) CCSS: RI.4.2
Which choice best summarizes the main idea of "What Does the President Do?"
  1. The President lives in the White House.
  2. The President is elected every four years.
  3. The President has a lot of important jobs.
  4. Anyone can do the job of the President.
Grade 5 Nature and Science (Stories)

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Where did most of the names of the planets come from?
  1. ancient astronomers
  2. Greek and Roman gods
  3. words in foreign languages
  4. the people who discovered them
Grade 6 Events (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.6.2

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What would make the best title for this passage?
  1. An Ancient Argument
  2. A Trip to Europe
  3. A Mess to Clean up
  4. An Italian Sticky Battle
Grade 6 Games (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.6.5

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Which idea is supported primarily in the third paragraph?
  1. How challenging it is to stay in the same position underwater
  2. Why an underwater checkers game was originally created
  3. What steps divers go through in order to play this game
  4. How the winners of this different competition are chosen
Grade 6 Events (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.6.2

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What is the main idea of the first paragraph?
  1. An unusual battle that takes place in Italy
  2. What to pack when going on a long trip
  3. The legend behind the fruity festival
  4. Where all the rotten oranges come from
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