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  • Q1
    The broad thing that a book is about is called the _______.
    main idea
    key detail
  • Q2
    Which of the following is an example of a main idea of a book?
    SuperPup is a brave dog that fights crime in New York.
    Slap Jake is my favorite comic book hero.
    Sparky, a dog who fights fires.
    I read a story about Duke, a police dog.
  • Q3
    Which of the following is an example of a subject of a book?
    Whistling is one way that dolphins talk to each other.
    Have you ever heard a dolphin?
    Dolphinscan communicate with one another.
  • Q4
    Which question would be MOST helpful for figuring out the main idea of a book?
    Who is the author?
    What is the main thing the author wants to say?
    What is my opinion?
    What else do I know about the subject?
  • Q5
    The main idea of a book is "plants need sunlight to grow." Which of these is a detail that supports the main idea?
    There are different species of plants on the Earth.
    Plants that get more sunlight grow taller than plants that sit in the dark.
    My favorite kind of plant is the Venus fly trap.
    Jessica sat in the sun and looked at her garden.
  • Q6
    Descriptions of people, places or things that support the main idea are called _______.
  • Q7
    What sentence gives you the BEST clue about the main idea of this paragraph?
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    Insects are called "bugs" because they bother people.
    Some bugs are very helpful to farmers and other people.
    Another bug that helps people is the honeybee.
    Some farmers buy ladybugs for their farms.
  • Q8
    What is the subject of this paragraph?
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    getting to school on the bus
    what third grade was like
    friendship with Lauren
    all the friends someone has in school
  • Q9
    Which sentence BEST describes the main idea of this paragraph?
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    The surface of the moon is dusty.
    The Apollo rocket circled the moon.
    Armstrong became the first man on the moon in 1969.
    The world likes to watch astronauts on television.
  • Q10
    Which sentence BEST describes the main idea of this passage?
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    Tony the Tiger is a mascot that sells cereal.
    You might not know what a mascot is.
    There can be mascots for products, schools, and sports teams.
    Some schools don't have mascots.
  • Q11
    What is the subject of the passage?
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    The ability to vote is an important right.
    People should be able to vote easily.
    Voting stations should be easy to get to.
    the ability to vote
  • Q12
    What is the main idea of the passage?
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    Federica sat in the back of the cab, watching her new city go by.
    A girl named Federica.
    Sometimes people have to get used to a new way of life.
    Federica doesn't feel at home in her new city.
  • Q13
    Which of the following details from the passage best supports the main idea that “Serena enjoys searching for shells and other creatures on the beach”?
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    "...hairy and ancient hermit crabs and swift, darting minnows and sometimes a crumbling sand dollar..."
    “It was early morning, and the ocean tide was low.”
    “Serena crossed the beach.”
    “...sand shifting beneath her feet as she ran.”
  • Q14
    What is the main idea of the passage?
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    During Lent, people give up certain things, like eating their favorite foods, for a few weeks.
    Mardi Gras is an annual festival in New Orleans, during which people can enjoy themselves before Lent.
    Festivals help bring people together.

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