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NCSCOS Grade 6 ELA / Reading - Topic: Informational Text

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Grade 6
North Carolina Standard Course of Study

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  • Q1
    Which statement summarizes the selection?
    Gustave Eiffel was an engineer who designed many bridges and structures, including the Eiffel Tower.
    Engineer Gustave Eiffel was indicted for fraud while building locks in the Panama Canal.
    Gustave Eiffel died in 1923 and is remembered for designing the "one-hit wonder" Eiffel Tower.
    The Eiffel Tower, designed in 1889 by Gustave Eiffel, stands today as an iconic Paris landmark.
  • Q2
    Which section of the selection summarizes the text?
    Gustave Eiffel's Early Days
    The Rest of the Story
    The Introduction
    Eiffel's Notable Accomplishments
  • Q3
    According to the selection, which statement is true?
    The Eiffel Tower was originally to be built next to the Panama Canal.
    Gustave Eiffel was sentenced to prison for fraud on his work on the Statue of Liberty.
    Gustave Eiffel's designs for the Eiffel Tower were original and widely accepted.
    The Eiffel Tower was built to serve as a focal point for the Paris Centennial Exposition of 1889.
  • Q4
    Based on the last sentence in the paragraph 4, what does the word "barbarous" emphasize?
    that an object is too expensive for what it is worth
    disapproval and negative feelings
    gratitude for a job well done
    happiness and contentment
  • Q5
    Which quote from the selection is the example of Gustave Eiffel's point of view?
    "Artists in Paris protested the tower, calling it 'vertiginously ridiculous' and 'barbarous.' "
    " 'The man behind the masterpiece gradually disappeared in the towering shadow of his creation.' "
    " 'I ought to be jealous of the tower, it is much more famous than I am.' "
    "He couldn't understand the criticism surrounding the project."
  • Q6
    How does the author support her claim that Gustave Eiffel's creations can be found on several continents?
    by including structures such as St. Anne Mission and Pont Faidherbe Bridge in the selection
    by naming every bridge that Gustave Eiffel built
    by listing all the masterpieces constructed by Gustave Eiffel
    by explaining the design for Philadelphia's 1876 Centennial Exposition
  • Q7
    How does the selection support the idea that Gustave Eiffel is best known for his tower?
    It contrasts Eiffel's tower in Paris with the one planned in Philadelphia.
    It details how his career was damaged through constant scandal.
    It states that Eiffel's name and the monument became one and the same.
    It describes Eiffel's early work as a civil engineer.
  • Q8
    Which statement summarizes the selection?
    Silkworm silk is far superior to that made by spiders.
    Scientists are just beginning to discover the many uses of spider and insect silk.
    Spiders are fascinating and interesting arachnids.
    Scientists have learned a great deal from their study of silkworms and silk.
  • Q9
    What is the central idea of paragraph 12?
    It is important for spiders to use sticky silk to catch prey.
    Spiders must use a stronger silk for the outline of their web.
    It is important to have stiff silk to protect spider eggs.
    Spiders are capable of creating a variety of silks for different needs.
  • Q10
    What is the main ingredient in silk?
  • Q11
    According to the selection, why are scientists studying a variety of animal-produced silk?
    to find a way to make the spinning process shorter
    to produce a silk without the harsh chemicals in man-made fibers
    to find a way to make silk less sticky
    to discover a silk strong enough to pull a fish from water
  • Q12
    How will the study of spider silk benefit human cells?
    It provides a temporary structure for cells to thrive.
    It can provide a flexible, porous place for cells to move.
    It can be used to replace weak or damaged cells.
    It provides a rigid and permanent home for cells.
  • Q13
    What is the impact of paragraph 14?
    It informs the reader of the disadvantages of silk made by spiders.
    It allows the reader to imagine what a golden spider looks like.
    It allows the reader to realize how strong spider silk is.
    It informs the reader of the scientific name of the garden spider.
  • Q14
    Which explains the author's purpose in writing this selection?
    to inform the reader that different species of spiders spin silk differently
    to inform the reader that silk might make good vests
    to inform the reader about the chemical composition of silk
    to inform the reader about the different types and uses of silk
  • Q15
    According to the selection, when would be an exception to following the five rules?
    on days when school is out
    on certain special occasions
    only when friends are around
    only during the school week

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