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6.10.A Summarize The Main Ideas And Supporting Details In A Text

Quiz by Texas Education Agency

Grade 6
ELAR (2009)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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Grade 6
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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

6.10.A: Reading - Comprehension of Informational Text - Expository Text

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  • Q1
    What is the best summary of this selection?
    Luke Pearce and Dr. David Hunter discovered a colony of yellow-spotted bell frogs. A few of the frogs were taken to the Taronga Zoo for breeding. Once the frog population has been replenished, groups of the yellow-spotted bell frogs will be released in different locations in the wild.
    Originally thought to be extinct, a yellow-spotted bell frog was seen by Luke Pearce. A year later Pearce and Dr. David Hunter, an expert on threatened species, discovered a small colony of the frogs. This species’ population was drastically reduced to near extinction by a harmful fungus.
    While walking along a stream, Luke Pearce noticed a frog that was thought to be extinct. He contacted Dr. David Hunter, an expert on threatened species. The two men returned to the site and discovered a small colony of yellow-spotted bell frogs. Efforts are now being made to save the species from extinction.
    Luke Pearce was searching for a fish in a stream in New South Wales when he saw an unusual frog. He called Dr. David Hunter, an expert on threatened species. After Pearce took Hunter to the location where he first saw the frog, Hunter confirmed that it was from a colony of yellow-spotted bell frogs.
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  • Q2
    Why did Dr. Hunter have hope that the yellow-spotted bell frog might someday be rediscovered?
    Conditions where the frogs were typically found became less dangerous.
    Less human contact reduced the risk to the species.
    Other species thought to be extinct had been found.
    The decrease in predators made it likely that some frogs survived.
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  • Q3
    Pearce was able to identify the yellow-spotted bell frog because he —
    visited the Taronga Zoo with Hunter
    had seen the species before a fungus attacked them
    had attended a lecture given by Hunter
    studied endangered frog species as a fisheries conservation officer
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  • Q4
    Antarctica is a good place to search for meteorites because —
    natural events in Antarctica make it possible for meteorites to be noticed easily
    a robot can easily travel on the ice-covered land in Antarctica
    the weather conditions in Antarctica keep people from visiting the area
    meteorites land in Antarctica more often than in other areas
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  • Q5
    What is the best summary of the selection?
    Meteorites are important to NASA because they hold clues about planets and the origin of the solar system. Seven scientists journeyed to the Antarctic Plateau to find meteorites for NASA. They experienced freezing temperatures and set up tents immediately.
    A group of scientists went to Antarctica as part of a project for NASA. The scientists worked to reassemble Nomad, an advanced robot, after it had been flown in by helicopter from the coast. With the robot’s help, the scientists searched for and identified several meteorites on the ice fields.
    Several scientists in Antarctica used a robot named Nomad. The scientists got the robot to start searching for meteorites in the ice fields. Antarctica was different from Pennsylvania, where Nomad was first tested, and changes needed to be made to the robot’s software and sensors.
    A robot named Nomad traveled long distances over rough and slippery ground in Antarctica. Nomad had already been used to explore a South American desert. Heaters were added to keep the robot’s equipment warm, and studs were added to its tires so that it could move on ice without slipping.
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  • Q6
    What happened to the Great Pyramid as Cairo increased in size and population?
    People used its outer rock to build other structures.
    The natural elements started wearing down its outer layers.
    Water started collecting inside its walls.
    It started sinking into the desert sand.
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  • Q7
    Look at the diagram. Which of the following is the best title for the diagram?
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    Changes That Need to Be Made to the Great Pyramid
    Effects of Nature on the Appearance of Pyramids
    Why the Great Pyramid Is Shrinking
    Reasons Tourists Should Stop Visiting Pyramids
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  • Q8
    Which sentence best summarizes paragraphs 4 through 7?
    Older children walked beside the wagons and gathered wood as the wagons rolled along.
    Younger children rode in the wagons with their mothers.
    Pioneer children were often given duties to help their families.
    Children encountered many dangers while traveling across the prairie.
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  • Q9
    Which sentence best expresses the main idea of the selection?
    Pioneer families who traveled west showed creativity while completing chores.
    Pioneer families who journeyed west showed great patience and kindness toward others.
    Pioneer families who journeyed west traveled slowly by covered wagon.
    Pioneer families who traveled west worked hard and were resourceful.
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  • Q10
    Which of the following is the best summary of the article?
    People have always tried to construct the tallest buildings possible. Modern skyscrapers are usually constructed with steel and glass and have elevators. Today the tallest building in the world is many times higher than the first skyscraper.
    Tall buildings have always interested people but have not always been easy to construct. Throughout the years new developments have allowed people to build skyscrapers. Today tall buildings are common in cities around the world.
    Though people have always shown an interest in constructing tall buildings, the height of such structures was relatively limited for many years. The use of steel and elevators helped make taller buildings possible.
    Throughout history people have always tried to construct tall buildings. People were eventually able to build skyscrapers as a result of several inventions. There is some debate about which building is the first example of a skyscraper.
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  • Q11
    Read this summary of paragraph 3 written by a student. Which sentence in the student’s summary is unnecessary?
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    In the late 1800s three developments made building skyscrapers possible.
    In addition, the invention of the elevator allowed people to go up and down tall buildings more easily.
    The use of steel in construction and the adoption of new construction designs made buildings stronger.
    New Yorkers were very pleased with these advances.
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  • Q12
    What is paragraph 1 mainly about?
    The ancient Greeks telling about people who try to fly like birds
    People being interested in flying like birds
    People watching birds in flight
    Leonardo da Vinci inventing a pair of mechanical wings in the 1400s
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  • Q13
    Why aren’t people bothered by the interruptions to vision caused by blinking?
    Blinking relaxes people’s eyes.
    Blinking removes dust that lands on the eyes.
    The brain is designed to ignore very brief moments of darkness.
    The brain can process information even when people’s eyes are closed.
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  • Q14
    How did the idea for HARP come about?
    The National Park Service wanted to open an airfield to the public.
    A veteran thought of a practical use for a historic airfield.
    Citizens of New York City wanted to honor their airfield’s military past.
    Pilots who flew during World War II needed a place to restore old planes.
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  • Q15
    What is the best summary of the selection?
    HARP was founded in order to restore aircraft and an old airfield where the rebuilt aircraft could be displayed. The aircraft were restored by volunteers, many of whom were retired military pilots or aircraft engineers. They spent thousands of hours making planes such as the PBY Catalina like new. Students go each week to view the aircraft and learn about the history of aviation from the volunteers of HARP.
    Floyd Bennett Field was an airfield from which notable pilots and military aircraft flew important missions. The airfield was closed in the early 1970s, but in 1996, Arnie Migliaccio proposed an idea to the National Park Service to make the neglected airfield a place to display restored aircraft. The project became known as HARP, and volunteers known as “angels” work to help meet the project’s goals. Today visitors to Hangar B learn about the history of the airfield and planes.
    In 1996 a veteran named Arnie Migliaccio proposed an idea to the National Park Service to make Floyd Bennett Field a place to view restored airplanes. The HARP volunteers began working to repurpose the site and several aircraft from the World War II era. Today the restored planes no longer fly, but the HARP volunteers work to ensure that the planes will remain in good condition for many years.
    Floyd Bennett Field was opened in 1931 and became a busy airport over the years. Famous pilots used the airfield, and military planes used it during times of war to fly important missions. After it was closed in the early 1970s, the airfield became run-down. But in 1996, veteran Arnie Migliaccio proposed to the National Park Service that the airfield be used as a place to restore and display planes.
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  • Q16
    Mole’s motivation for creating living pictures came from his —
    desire to demonstrate his respect for the United States
    desire to meet the president of the United States
    admiration of other talented people who created art during World War I
    interest in using U.S. soldiers as the subjects of his art
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  • Q17
    Which sentence from the selection supports the idea that the Olympic rings symbolize each participant’s home country?
    The symbol’s message of unity, though, remains the same.
    The rings are now shown with three on top and two underneath, whereas originally they were interlocked in a single line.
    A flag bearing five interlocking colored rings is lifted.
    Each country competing in the games has at least one of the symbol’s colors in its nationalflag.
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  • Q18
    Why did Coubertin want the Olympic Games to be successful?
    He viewed the Games as a way to promote peace among countries.
    He believed sporting events would entertain people from different countries.
    He wanted to increase the popularity of a committee he served on.
    He hoped the Games would inspire young people to become athletes.
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  • Q19
    What is the best summary of paragraphs 3 and 4?
    The International Olympic Committee selected Athens as the site of the first modern Olympic Games. The ancient games were banned in Greece more than 1,500 years ago.
    Pierre de Coubertin is credited with the creation of the modern Olympic Games. He formed the International Olympic Committee, which selected Athens for the first modern Games in honor of its role as the location of the ancient Olympics.
    The International Olympic Committee was created by Pierre de Coubertin in 1894. The committee was responsible for selecting the location of the modern Olympic Games.
    Pierre de Coubertin would be pleased to know that his Olympic symbol is used in the opening ceremony of every Olympics. He served on a committee that supported the modern Olympic Games and approved the Olympic symbol.
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  • Q20
    Which idea from the selection emphasizes the impact the Olympic symbol has had on others?
    The Olympic symbol was presented to the IOC in 1914.
    The Olympic symbol has five interlocking rings.
    The Olympic symbol was developed by Coubertin to convey a message of unity.
    The Olympic symbol is one of the most widely known logos on Earth.
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