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NCSCOS Grade 6 ELA / Reading - Topic: Literature

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Grade 6
North Carolina Standard Course of Study

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  • Q1
    What does the author mean by saying that the old woman "tried to hobble up a narrow path"?
    The old woman was enjoying walking.
    The old woman was walking carefully.
    The old woman was walking briskly.
    The old woman was having difficulty walking.
  • Q2
    What did the fairy queen do that Liam's parents failed to do?
    She asked Liam about the reasons for his choices.
    She offered to take Liam to the Galway fair.
    She showed Liam the best way to make a decision.
    She gave Liam love, care, and affection.
  • Q3
    Why did Liam choose to sit beside Kieran at school?
    He was afraid of Kieran.
    He wanted to please his teacher.
    He felt sorry for Kieran.
    He wanted to please his parents.
  • Q4
    In paragraph 31, to what is the fairy queen referring?
    the fairy queen's good sense
    Liam's cheerful personality
    Liam's ability to make choices
    the fairy queen's magical power
  • Q5
    In the selection, how does the town's view of Liam change from the beginning to the end?
    The townspeople worship him and then disown Liam when they find out he is dishonest.
    The townspeople mock him and then realize Liam is the one who makes the wisest decisions.
    The townspeople pity him and then betray Liam when they realize he helped a stranger.
    The townspeople despise him and then regret how they treated Liam when he becomes famous.
  • Q6
    What is the central idea of the poem?
    Being a friend is fun, and it takes very little time.
    Being a friend is easy, and the rewards are great.
    Being a friend is boring, and it is too difficult.
    Being a friend is a big burden, and it takes a lot of time.
  • Q7
    What is the meaning of line 10?
    Being a friend is not hard work.
    Being a friend is its own reward.
    Being a friend is not forgotten.
    Being a friend is a difficult task.
  • Q8
    How does line 11 contribute to the poem's theme?
    It suggests that being a friend means overcoming obstacles.
    It suggests that being a friend means giving up riches.
    It suggests that being a friend means overlooking flaws.
    It suggests that being a friend means helping those in need.
  • Q9
    Which statement describes how the first and third stanzas have similar central ideas?
    Both suggest wealth attracts the unbefriended.
    Both suggest money comes between friends.
    Both suggest it is better to give than receive.
    Both suggest friendship is the greatest wealth.
  • Q10
    How is the third stanza different from the two previous stanzas?
    The third stanza tells the reader the benefits of being a friend.
    The third stanza does not rhyme, but the other two stanzas rhyme.
    The third stanza rhymes, but the other two stanzas do not rhyme.
    The third stanza tells the reader how to be a good friend.
  • Q11
    Which statement summarizes the theme of this selection?
    Do not discard books, as it takes too long to write them.
    Never read books and leave them unattended.
    Rushing through your work may sometimes be necessary.
    Hard work done properly pays off in the end.
  • Q12
    Which quote from the selection illustrates the central idea of the selection?
    "In that case, you'd better sit down and listen carefully."
    "You see Mike, everything done properly is never as 'easy' as it first seems!"
    " 'I have decided that we should leave the story of our lives for others to see.' "
    " 'Anybody can make a totem pole, it's easy!' they chanted."
  • Q13
    In the selection, why did the Chief believe that the village should have a totem pole?
    His sons needed to learn to find good totem pole wood.
    The neighboring villages each had totem poles.
    The totem pole would make his sons famous.
    The totem pole would be a record of the village history.
  • Q14
    In the selection, what was the grandfather trying to teach his grandson by telling the fable?
    Books and totem poles are valuable and should be preserved and shared for historical purposes.
    Writing a book is much more difficult than creating a totem pole.
    No one should ever destroy another person's property.
    People gain more appreciation for the value of something when they have tried to create it.
  • Q15
    What purpose is served by paragraph 25?
    It describes how the third son was thanked by the village for creating a totem pole.
    It explains that the first son was the last son to complete a village totem pole.
    It describes how the first son brought firewood to the village instead of creating a totem pole.
    It explains that the first son's totem pole was a reflection of his preparation during the winter.

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