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5.10 Draw Conclusions From Information Presented By An Author & Evaluate The Purpose

Quiz by Texas Education Agency

Grade 5
ELAR (2009)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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Grade 5
ELAR (2009)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

5.10: Reading - Comprehension of Informational Text - Culture and History

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15 questions
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  • Q1
    The author speaks directly to the reader in paragraphs 1 and 2 in order to —
    help the reader understand the experience of stage fright
    demonstrate that acting requires skill
    encourage the reader to try out for a play
    share a personal story with the reader
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  • Q2
    The author wrote this article most likely to —
    inform readers about a unique museum
    compare the different types of museum exhibits
    tell about the functions of the human body
    encourage readers to visit more museums
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  • Q3
    The main purpose of paragraphs 7 and 8 is to —
    show that Dusty takes items from only two of Chu’s neighbors
    explain that Chu’s neighbors aren’t bothered when Dusty takes their personal items
    emphasize that Chu’s neighbors deliberately leave objects lying around for Dusty
    describe how Dusty carefully chooses the items he takes from Chu’s neighbors
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  • Q4
    The author wrote this selection most likely to tell the reader that —
    Dusty is a cat with a habit that has attracted a lot of attention
    because Dusty is a cat, he is active mostly at night
    Dusty should face consequences for his actions
    Dusty has caused major problems for his owners over the years
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  • Q5
    The author wrote this selection most likely to explain —
    the scientific studies that involve wood frogs
    how wood frogs hibernate or migrate to warmer climates
    how the wood frog survives in harsh conditions
    the reasons scientists have been unsuccessful at freezing organs
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  • Q6
    The author uses questions in paragraph 4 and paragraph 11 as a way to —
    establish a connection between the reader’s experiences and totem poles
    show that American Indian art is similar to other types of art
    help the reader understand why totem poles attract visitors
    encourage the reader to reflect on what is considered art
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  • Q7
    The language the author uses in paragraph 10 emphasizes —
    how quickly the new totem pole was raised using the crane
    the emotional responses people have toward the totem poles
    that the new totem poles are more important than totem poles from the past
    that the types of trees used to make the totem poles affect their beauty
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  • Q8
    Read this sentence from paragraph 4. In this sentence, what does the author help the reader understand about the culture of the Tlingit people?
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    Their history is told through images on the totem poles.
    Their master carvers are highly skilled.
    Their carvers use special tools to make each totem pole.
    They have maintained their tradition of making totem poles.
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  • Q9
    The author informs the reader about Jackson’s journey mainly by —
    explaining how much money Jackson’s trip cost
    sharing Jackson’s thoughts as he traveled
    describing the difficulties and successes of Jackson’s trip
    listing the supplies that Jackson loaded into his car
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  • Q10
    Based on information in the selection, what can the reader infer about American society in 1903?
    The automobile had replaced the need for most farm animals.
    Many people disliked the changes brought about by new inventions.
    Most people did not travel far from the towns in which they lived.
    Many people opposed the idea of the government building roads.
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  • Q11
    The author wrote this article most likely to —
    provide information about a new tool used on the International Space Station
    share the history of the International Space Station
    persuade people to learn about the International Space Station
    describe some of the dangers on the International Space Station
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  • Q12
    What is the most likely reason the author included the information in paragraph 10?
    To support the idea that businesses should work together on inventions
    To describe the next stage for the humanoid robot
    To explain what robots of the future will be required to do
    To highlight the effectiveness of using humanoid robots in space
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  • Q13
    What is the author’s primary purpose in writing the letter?
    To explain why dogs are better behaved if they are used to being around people
    To suggest that many dog owners do not give their pets an opportunity to exercise
    To share information about a potential volunteer opportunity at the Medway dog park
    To convince the town council that the citizens of Medway would benefit from a dog park
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  • Q14
    The author included the information in paragraph 1 to help the reader —
    identify the ways in which animals survive in the desert
    understand the kinds of plants that live in sandy soil
    learn about people who live in extreme conditions
    visualize a hot desert region
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  • Q15
    The author’s main purpose in writing the selection is to —
    encourage the reader to think of clever uses for a product
    inform the reader about the invention and uses of an interesting product
    explain how to develop an invention
    describe some creative ways of promoting a new product
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