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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 5 Animals (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.5.1

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Grade 4 People (Stories) CCSS: RI.4.1
Grade 2 Nature and Science (Stories)

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What is a sand dollar?
  1. a sea shell
  2. the skeleton of starfish
  3. a form of money used by humans
  4. the skeleton from a species of sea urchin
Grade 6 Nature and Science (Stories)

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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.
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.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 6 Nature and Science (Stories)

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Which choice shows the path blood follows when it enters the heart?
  1. aorta - ventricle - atrium
  2. valve - aorta - ventricle
  3. ventricle - valve - aorta
  4. atrium - valve - ventricle
Grade 7 People (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.7.3

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What caused Maria to write her textbook? Choose all that apply.
  1. She had to help teach her siblings.
  2. She thought calculus was interesting.
  3. She could not find a calculus textbook.
  4. She was tired of performing for her father at parties.
  5. She wanted to do something to impress the empress.
Grade 6 Nature and Science (Stories)

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Grade 7 People (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.7.3

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How did Maria feel about mathematics?
  1. She thought it was hard to learn.
  2. She thought it was a beautiful language.
  3. She thought it was only for wealthy people.
  4. She thought it was going to change the world.
Grade 7 People (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.7.3

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Why did Maria choose to write her textbook in Italian?
  1. She spoke Italian.
  2. She liked the academic language.
  3. She knew the empress would read it.
  4. She wanted it to be available to everyone.
Grade 7 People (Stories)
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 8 Places (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RL.8.1
Based on the passage, you can infer that the school Jane attended was
  1. located in a wealthy neighborhood.
  2. not one she enjoyed attending.
  3. very strong academically.
  4. falling apart.
Grade 5 Nature and Science (Stories)

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Why would it be difficult to see major changes to the Appalachian Mountain Range even if you visit it every day in a year?
  1. The weather changes every day.
  2. The mountain range never changes.
  3. The changes take place slowly over time.
  4. The mountain range changes in places visitors can't go.
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