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Context Clues in Non-fiction

Quiz by Rhonda Pawlik

Grade 5
English Language Arts
Common Core

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Grade 5
English Language Arts
Common Core

RI.5.4

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12 questions
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  • Q1
    Kiki's efforts to open the door were "futile", as it was sealed shut. She would have to turn to drastic measures in order to escape before the sun set. Grabbing the rusty shovel, Kiki started digging through the rocky ground. What does futile mean in this sentence?
    assemble
    extreme
    useless
    easy
    300s
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  • Q2
    Kiki's efforts to open the door were futile, as it was sealed shut. She would have to turn to "drastic" measures in order to escape before the sun set. Grabbing the rusty shovel, Kiki started digging through the rocky ground. What does drastic mean in this sentence?
    extreme
    detailed
    simple
    useless
    300s
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  • Q3
    Damage to roadways is usually cumulative. It's after months and months of constant wear and tear that cracks and potholes start to form. These kinds of damages can create "hazardous" driving situations. they leave roads unsafe until repairs can be made. What does "hazardous" mean in this paragraph?
    safe
    extreme
    dangerous
    supported
    300s
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  • Q4
    Swifts "migrate" south to Central America and Venezuela every autumn. During this journey, different groups of swifts will congregate as night nears. They join together into one big group before taking shelter for the night. It's quite an amazing sight. What does "migrate" mean in the paragraph?
    travel
    stay
    trip
    assemble
    300s
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  • Q5
    Swifts migrate south to Central America and Venezuela every autumn. During this journey, different groups of swifts will "congregate" as night nears. They join together into one big group before taking shelter for the night. It's quite an amazing sight. What does "congregate" mean in the paragraph?
    travel
    assemble/gather
    sleep
    stand
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  • Q6
    One popular form of comedy is improvisation, in which characters make up lines and characters on the spot. it's great because it's so "spontaneous". Nothing is prepared beforehand, so it's a different kind of experience than watching a scripted play. What does "spontaneous" mean in this paragraph?
    planned in advance
    refusal to do business with.
    occurring on impulse and not planned.
    phrases or sayings
    300s
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  • Q7
    One popular form of comedy is "improvisation", in which characters make up lines and characters on the spot. it's great because it's so spontaneous. Nothing is prepared beforehand, so it's a different kind of experience than watching a scripted play. What does "spontaneous" mean in this paragraph?
    the act of creating something without a plan.
    fully in agreement
    the act of creating something with a plan.
    company or business
    300s
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  • Q8
    If a major corporation like Exxon or McDonald's hurts the public, the public often responds in a way that hurts the corporation. One way the public can fight back is through a "boycott". The public refuses to buy a corporation's products. As a result, the corporation loses money and power. What does "boycott" mean?
    accepting a business deal.
    working with the business.
    refusal to do business with.
    the act of creating something without a plan.
    300s
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  • Q9
    If a major "corporation" like Exxon or McDonald's hurts the public, the public often responds in a way that hurts the corporation. One way the public can fight back is through a boycott. The public refuses to buy a corporation's products. As a result, the corporation loses money and power.
    place of refuge
    company or business
    place
    building
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  • Q10
    The weather report had said that it would only drizzle, but Cam got caught in a deluge this afternoon. It was a welcome sight, though. It had been very "arid" the past few months, and the town's crops needed as much rain as they could get. What does "arid" mean?
    rainy
    dry
    wet
    cloudy
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  • Q11
    The weather report had said that it would only drizzle, but Cam got caught in a "deluge" this afternoon. It was a welcome sight, though. It had been very arid the past few, and the town's crops needed as much rain as they could get. What does "deluge" mean?
    cloudy
    flood
    dry
    windy
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  • Q12
    Damage to roadways is usually "cumulative". It's after months and months of constant wear and tear that cracks and potholes start to form. These kinds of damages can create "hazardous" driving situations. they leave roads unsafe until repairs can be made. What does "cumulative" mean in this paragraph?
    dangerous
    increasing through additions over time.
    slowing down.
    decreasing over time.
    300s
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