Plastic Cups - Fiction (Grade 7)

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Plastic Cups - Fiction

"Mom, I suspect I am in massive trouble," Jessica whispered over the telephone.
A hundred different problems flashed through Mrs. Tompkins' mind. Had Jessica been injured; did she despite being at summer camp; was someone being intentionally unkind?

"Remember how I was supposed to teach a workshop to everyone on how to do the Cup Song?" asked Jessica. Of course, Mrs. Tompkins remembered; ever since her Aunt Marie had taught her the song, Jessica had been practicing it and the associated moves with the plastic red cups endlessly.

"My workshop is tomorrow afternoon, so I asked if anyone knew how to play the game; absolutely everyone in the room raised their hands."

"That definitely creates a conflict," muttered Mrs. Tompkins, mulling over various suggestions for her panicked daughter. "Try this, Jessica: remember how Aunt Marie taught the song to you in both Spanish and French? Why not teach the campers the International Cup Song?"

The next afternoon, the telephone rang again, but this time Jessica sounded relatively smug as her workshop had been a resounding success. She was already making plans to learn and memorize the lyrics in German and Japanese for next year's gathering.
What is the main idea of this passage?
  1. Camp can be an extremely stressful place to go.
  2. Learning the Cup Game is fun for everyone.
  3. Mothers can always be trusted to find answers.
  4. All problems have a solution waiting to be found.
What would be the best title for this passage?
  1. The Cup Game, the Sequel
  2. Surviving Summer Camp
  3. A Visit from Aunt Marie
  4. Learning French and Spanish
The author of this passage is primarily concerned with pointing out that...
  1. the Cup Game can be sung in multiple languages.
  2. this camp was full of helpful workshops and classes.
  3. looking at a problem differently can help solve it.
  4. Jessica and her mother have trouble getting along.

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