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Quiz by Marleigh Stone

Grade 6
ELA (2017)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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Grade 6
ELA (2017)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

110.22.b.9.a

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6 questions
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  • Q1
    When you’re scribbling a note with a pencil, do you ever wonder what this handy tool is made from? To get right to the point, a pencil is made of several materials. The inside is made of graphite that is made stronger with clay. Its wooden outside comes from cedar trees. The yellow paint on the wood is made from minerals, while the metal band at one end is aluminum. Should you make a mistake while writing, use the eraser. Its main materials are soybean oil and latex.
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  • Q2
    You know that Mr. is short for mister, but do you know what CEO means? It stands for chief executive officer. Not all abbreviations stand for people. For example, Pk. means park, Rd. stands for road, and Mt. represents mountain. The abbreviation Dr. stands for two different words-doctor and drive. Units of measure also have abbreviations. Teaspoon is often shortened to tsp. and gal. stands for gallon.
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  • Q3
    Merc Corporation has just completed trials on its new facial cream, No Age. No Age will soon hit the shelves at all major retailers. This product has the promise to be one of the best creams to prevent wrinkles. Hopefully, people will discover its amazing abilities to make skin look better. Give it a shot. It just might turn you into your old self.
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  • Q4
    History is full of colorful events. Television first appeared in living color in 1953. People began taking color photographs in 1935. Colorful music history was made in 1970 when a frog puppet named Kermit croaked out the song “Bein’ Green.” The year 1968 marked a milestone in another color with the release of the movie The Yellow Submarine starring the Beatles. Traffic signals appeared in 1920. Another colorful event occurred in 1927 when bathtubs and sinks-once only available in white-were sold in tones such as Spring Green, Autumn Brown, and Horizon Blue for the first time.
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  • Q5
    Football is an American sport. It is a popular game in which two teams compete. This is a dangerous sport for the players on the field. Players must wear special equipment for games. They wear pads and a helmet. This gear keeps them safe. The game includes throwing a ball and running. The players try to score points, but the other team tries to stop them. Players block and tackle in order to prevent the other team from scoring. Many players become injured from this physical and harmful sport.
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  • Q6
    For over a century, climbing Mount Everest was a great challenge. Early attempts at reaching the top of the mountain brought climbers to about 28,000 feet. But the mountain was just too high. The physical effects of high altitudes and the limitations of available equipment made attempts to reach the top impossible. In 1924, British climbers Andrew "Sandy" Irvine and George Mallory climbed past 28,000 feet. They were once seen nearing the top of the mountain but disappeared soon after. Whether or not Mallory and Irvine reached the top remains a mystery. Since their climb, many expeditions have gathered clues and tried to determine for certain whether the two reached the top, but none have succeeded so far. The top of Mount Everest was finally reached by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953.
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