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It was backward day at school. The students had to do things backwards.

Some of them wore their t-shirt backward. They took a test before they studied the lesson! Dessert was served first instead of last at lunch. They tried to walk home backward, but they kept bumping into each other and fell down. What is the main idea in this paragraph? A) Students had a backwards day. B) Dessert is supposed to come last. C) It is hard to do things backwards. D) Students failed their test.

Jon held the ball in his hands. He bounced it slowly on the ground. Once. Twice. He crouched low and then jumped. The ball flew into the air. Up, up, up it went. Then down, down, down into the basket. "Yes!" he yelled. "Nothing but the net!" What is the main idea in this passage? A) How to throw a basketball. B) Jon makes a basket. C) Jon likes basketball. D) Jon can jump high.

Someday we will all have robots that will be our personal servants. They will look and behave much like real humans. We will be able to talk to these mechanical helpers and they will be able to respond in kind! Amazingly, the robots of the future will be able to learn from experience. They will be smart, strong, and untiring workers whose only goal will be to make our lives easier. What is the main idea in this paragraph? A) We will be able to talk to robots and they will be able to respond. B) Someday we will have robots that will be our personal servants. C) Robots will look and behave much like real humans. D) Amazingly, the robots of the future will be able to learn from experience.

The frog sat on the side of the pond. He was very still. His green color made him hard to see. A bug flew near him. His tongue zipped out, and he gobbled it up. Then the frog was still again. He waited for the next bug. What is the main idea in this paragraph? A) Frogs are green. B) Frogs do not move. C) Frogs eat bugs and sit on lily pads. D) Frogs live in ponds.

C) Maria. I miss you. I can't sleep when you are gone. B) Maria. I miss the special way you like to eat your spaghetti with your fingers. They needed sunglasses because the sun and the snow were too bright for their eyes. D) Maria. They made them out of the skin and bones of animals. I need to hear your soft sweet voice and see your quiet brown eyes. What is this passage mainly about? A) Eskimos B) The History of Sunglasses C) Inuits D) Islanders . you have bad manners.Please come home soon! I miss you so much Maria. The first people to wear sunglasses were the Inuit (Eskimos) in North America. Please come home soon! What is the main idea in this paragraph? A) Maria. you need to clean your room. I have lost my appetite.

B) All cartoons are bad. Her favorite game is Chess because it requires a great deal of thought. His parents should spend more time reading or playing games with him and pull the plug on the TV! A baby needs more attention than just keeping them occupied and quiet. D) Watching a lot of television is good for a baby. Patty likes to play action videos as long as they aren't too violent. A toddler shouldn't spend hours sitting in front of a television screen. if she's alone.Patty loves to play games. C) Watching a lot of television is bad for Sonny. Worse yet. . She prefers Monopoly because it requires lusk and skill. What is the main idea of this paragraph? A) Books are good to read to a toddler. some of his wild behavior has been inspired by those awful cartoons he watches. Patty also likes to play less demanding board games that are based mostly on luck. What is this paragraph mainly about? A) Patty loves to play monopoly the most B) Patty loves to play games C) Patty likes action videos as long as they aren't too violent D) Patty likes games that require lusk Sonny watches too much television.

D) Third. Third. For instance. Writing down thoughts is an effective way of achieving better self-understanding. Sharing experiences creates an environment that will support your efforts to grow as a more interesting person.Many people claim that they do not have time to work exercise into their daily schedules. C) Sharing experiences creates an environment that will support your efforts to grow as a more interesting person. One can even do calf raises while talking on the phone. B) Exercise is good for you C) One can even do calf raises while talking on the phone D) Exercise can be easily worked into ones daily routine There are a number of activities that can be used to enhance your emotional growth. take an assertiveness training course. What is the main idea of this paragraph? A) Writing down thoughts is an effective way of achieving better self-understanding. More ideas: try walking around the building during lunch breaks and always take the stairs. However. take an assertiveness training course. What is the main idea in this passage? A) Many people claim that they do not have time to work exercise into their daily schedules. one can flex the abs or clench the rear. First. While standing in line at the grocery store. . you can join a support group. you can keep a daily journal. one can do stretches while taking a shower. Second. seek counseling. exercise can be easily worked ones daily routine. Last. B) There are a number of activities that can be used to enhance your emotional growth.

has had Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. The presidents are George Washington. and Abraham Lincoln. Theodore Roosevelt.S. Thomas Jefferson. The main idea of this story is? A) Where Mount Rushmore is B) What Mount Rushmore is C) The name of the presidents D) How many presidents the U. The carving is of four U. presidents. How many pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick? What is the Main Idea of this alliteration? A) Who is Peter Piper B) Why is Peter Piper picking peppers C) Picking Peppers D) What an alliteration is .S.Mount Rushmore is a huge carving in the side of a stone cliff.

What is the main idea of this passage? A) Mercury is very hot B) What Mercury is like C) The planets of the solar system D) Mercury is the closest planet to the sun.Mercury is one of the planets in our solar system. Mercury is the closest planet to the sun. It is very hot there. In parts of California the fall is very hot. What is this paragraph about? A) Hot winds B) California's dry season C) Fighting forest fires D) Fires in California . Because of tall weeds these fires spread very quickly. Often hot winds blow. If someone starts the smallest fire these winds will make the small fire become a large fire. Mercury moves around the sun like the other planets.

. The character D. D) How Marc Brown started writing Arthur books.Immigrants are people who come to another country to live. Brown bases his characters on people he knows. C) Where Marc Brown gets the ideas for his characters.S. and Francine are like his sisters. is a new country B) Immigrants coming to the U. Mr. B) Why Marc Brown's books have so many characters.W.S. What is the main idea of this passage? A) The U. C) The late 1800s D) Building new homes As young child we all enjoy reading about the adventures of Arthur. many immigrants came to the U. What is the main idea? A) Why Arthur is an aardvark. In the late 1800s.S. They came to build a better life for their family. These wonderful stories were written by Marc Brown.

Seuss was an American Writer and Illustrator. D) Dr. C) When dolls were made. B) The size of dolls. Dr. Dolls serve as playmates. Seuss' rhymes. What is the main idea? A) Dr. and wonderful creatures. B) Dr. and an outlet for many emotions. Seuss's silly words. D) Girls enjoy playing with dolls. Seuss' birthday. This toy is made to look like human beings to help children identify with the doll. He was best known for his children books. We have all enjoy the clever rhymes. Seuss was an American writer and illustrator. C) Dr. Dr.Girls all over the world enjoys playing with dolls. . What is the main idea of the story? A) Dolls look like people. Suess's invented silly words have often delighted young readers.

. D) The back of the stegosaurus.10. D) The year 1889. B) When Oklahoma City was settled.000 settlers living in tents.000 settlers pitched tents in the center of Oklahoma in the year of 1889. Stegosaurus was an unusual looking dinosaur. C) A dinosaur with a small head. What is the main idea of this passage? A) The United States of America. B) Stegosaurus was an unusual dinosaur. It had a very small head. Soon after building were built and it was named as the state capital of Oklahoma. C) 10. The city of Oklahoma City was formed. Along the back of the stegosaurus was large triangle shaped plates. What was the main idea of this passage? A) Triangle shaped plates.

Selenium produces a bad smell when dissolved. It kept the trapped bugs and leaves in perfect shape. Some scientists say they are more useful than fossils. What is the main idea in this passage? A) why deer eat pine trees B) how much damage deer do to trees C) what selenium is D) how trees can be protected from deer . They use a substance called selenium. The bad smell keeps the deer away until the trees are fully grown. Now scientists are learning much about the distant past from amber samples. The resin hardened into what we know as amber. A bit of this element is put in the ground near trees. What is the topic of this paragraph? A) Soft tree resin B) Fossils C) Bugs and leaves D) Amber samples Every year hungry deer do millions of dollars' worth of damage to young pine trees.Ages ago living things like bugs and leaves got trapped in soft tree resin. and the trees absorb it. Rain dissolves the selenium. Scientists in Washington have found a way to protect the trees.

Sometimes they added berries and sugar. They called these cakes pemmican. What is the topic of this paragraph? A) Pounded Meat B) Explorers today C) Native Americans D) Pemmican Air plants. such as mosses and lichens. What is the main idea in this passage? A) how mosses and lichens get food and water B) what kind of plants grow on buildings C) why mistletoe sometimes kills trees D) how some plants don't live in soil . and it provided lots of energy for people traveling or going hunting. and then mixed it with fat. grow on buildings and stones and get their food and water from the air around them. Then they pressed it into small cakes. Other plants such as mistletoe get their food and water from the trees they live on. Sometimes these trees die if the plants take away too much food or water.Native Americans dried strips of meat. Today explorers still carry and eat this food. pounded it into a paste. Pemmican didn't spoil.

C) Snorkeling can be enjoyed at the beach. If you turn it on its stomach. What is the main idea in this passage? A) where the hog-nose snake is found B) how dangerous the hog-nose snake is C) what things frighten the hog-nose snake D) how the hog-nose snake bluffs There are many fun things to do at the beach. Some people simply like to sunbathe. wiggling around as if it's in distress. Then it "dies" with its mouth open and tongue hanging out. Playing beach volleyball can be a lot of fun. When this snake is threatened. It is also fun to look for shells. Swimming is one thing that can be done at the beach. D) Playing beach volleyball at the beach is fun. it hisses and acts as if it will bite." It rolls over on its back. the hog-nose snake "plays dead. B) Some people simply like to sunbathe.The harmless hog-nose snake is a champion bluffer. If you don't run away. the snake will roll over on its back again. Snorkeling is another thing that can be enjoyed. What is the main idea in this passage? A) There are many fun things to do at the beach. .

toucans and macaws live in the rain forest. Monkeys. soccer players learn how to work together with their teammates. The rain forest is home to many creatures. toucans and macaws live in the rain forest. Blue Morpho butterflies and anteaters also live in the rain forest. C) Anteaters also live in the rain forest. B) Soccer players learn how to dribble. They also learn how to control the ball so they can eventually score. Most importantly. What is the main idea in this passage? A) They also learn how to control the ball so they can eventually score. B) The rain forest is home to many creatures. . D) Macaws live in the rain forest. What is the main idea in this passage? A) Monkeys. Soccer players learn how to dribble and pass the ball. D) Soccer players learn how to work together with their teammates. C) Soccer players learn many skills when playing soccer.Soccer players learn many skills when playing soccer.

Every time she goes to the store.00 out of his bank account and goes to the shopping mall.00 a week into his bank account. Her favorite piece of jewelry are necklaces. She loves to collect different pieces of jewelry.00 a week pocket money and David puts $2. his mother. David decides to wait a few days to look for his mother's gift again. I believe my mother will collect jewelry for the rest of her life. After three months David takes $20. He looks and looks for a perfect gift. David's father gives him $5.My mother is a very elegant and unique person. What is the topic of this paragraph? A) Her favorite piece of jewelry are necklaces B) My mother loves jewelry C) Mother's jewelry collection D) My mother likes unique pieces of jewelry David wants to buy a Christmas present for a very special person. What is the topic of this passage? A) David's mother B) The money C) Finding the perfect Christmas present D) David's father . she buys a special piece of jewelry to add to her collection.

A) why we can taste only sweet things B) that we taste through our nose C) where taste buds are found . If the baby looks to the right most of the time. Notice which side the baby faces. This hand may become the preferred one.from left-handed babies B) that babies use their hands for many things C) that there are more left-handed babies Do you ever wonder how you taste things? You owe your sense of taste to your taste buds. You even have taste buds on the back of your throat.Babies use both hands. A) how to tell right. We have nine thousand taste buds just on the tongue alone. What does it mean if the baby faces left more often? The baby will most likely be left-handed. But babies use one hand more than the other. How can you tell? Lay a baby on its back. it will probably be righthanded. There are also taste buds on the roof of your mouth.

Of course. Her friends were busy.Goldilocks had nothing to do. C) It is okay to do the wrong things as long as it isn't hurting anybody. therefore. There was not anyone home. By the way. She knew it was a stranger’s house. Were you born after 1985? If so. A) Walking can be an adventure. She noticed a house. how long do you expect to live? Most people born after 1985 can expect to live more than 70 years. she decided to eat some food and take a nap in the stranger’s home. but she still entered. That’s taken from past records too! A) why people live to be 70 B) how long you might expect to live C) about the health of females . B) Goldilocks didn't follow safety procedures. females can expect to live about six years longer than males. so she decided to take a walk in the woods alone. this is just a guess based on past records.

He prefers Monopoly because it requires luck and skill. C) Juan enjoys Monopoly. so many kinds of food are shipped to Japan. His favorite game is chess because it requires a great deal of thought. Some farmers cut rows in the hillsides and grow crops there. D) Juan enjoys playing games. There is not much land to farm. C) The Japanese like getting food from different countries. Juan also likes to play less demanding board games that are based mostly on luck.Farmers in Japan have a problem. B) Juan likes to think. If he’s alone. but many kinds of food are shipped to Japan. They can choose anything they want to eat! A) There is little land to farm in Japan. Juan loves to play games. Juan likes to play action video games as long as they aren’t too violent. . B) Growing food on the hillside in Japan is hard work. This helps a little. What is the main idea of this paragraph? A) Juan dislikes violence. and there are many people to feed.

D) Samantha. . I have lost my appetite. I can’t eat or sleep when you are gone. Samantha. C) Samantha. you should see a dentist. I miss that special way that you eat soup with your fingers. I miss you.Maria is watching too much television. Worse yet. some of her wild behavior has been inspired by those awful cartoons she watches. I need to hear your scratchy voice and see your lovely toothless smile. C) All cartoons are bad. D) Some cartoons are bad for Maria. you have bad manners. Please come home soon! What is the main idea of this paragraph? A) Samantha. We need to spend more time reading books with her and pull the plug on the TV! What is the main idea of this paragraph? A) Watching a lot of television isn’t good for Maria. A toddler shouldn’t be spending hours staring blankly at a screen. B) Books are good. B) Samantha.

She likes the swings and the twisting slide. B) Marie likes to play on the playground at school. What is the main idea of this paragraph? A) This happened on July 20.1969 as the world watched on TV.A United States astronaut was the first person to set foot on the moon. Marie’s favorite thing to do is climb on the monkey bars. What is the main idea of this paragraph? A) She likes the swings and the twisting slide. C) Marie’s favorite thing to do is climb on the monkey bars. . B) A United States astronaut was the first person to set foot on the moon. C) He was Neil Armstrong. Marie likes to play on the playground at school. 1969 as the world watched on TV. He was Neil Armstrong. This happened on July 20.

they breath with their lungs. C) My class always likes to go to the computer lab at our school. What is the main idea of this paragraph? A) We read a book about dolphins in class. When we get there we listen for all of the directions.My class always likes to go to the computer lab at our school. We read a book about dolphins in class. B) Sometimes we get to listen to a story then play a game on the computer. B) A dolphin is not a fish. A dolphin is a mammal that swims and has fins like fish do. Sometimes we get to listen to a story then play a game on the computer. What is the main idea of this paragraph? A) When we get there we listen for all of the directions. . C) A dolphin is a mammal that swims and has fins like fish do. A dolphin is not a fish. A dolphin does not have gills.

You need to have strong legs to kick the ball and keep it away from others.All plants make their own food. You have to be in shape so you can run up and down the field. B) All plants make their own food. What is the main idea of this paragraph? A) The plant’s leaves collect energy from the sun. C) Soccer is a tough sport. B) You have to be in shape so you can run up and down the field. Plants take in air and water. What is the main idea of this paragraph? A) You need to have strong legs to kick the ball and keep it away from others. . The energy is used to change water and air into food for the plant. Soccer is a tough sport. C) Plants take in air and water. The plant’s leaves collect energy from the sun.

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