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NCSCOS Grade 7 ELA / Reading - Topic: Informational Text

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Grade 7
North Carolina Standard Course of Study

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  • Q1
    How does the first sentence affect the reader's understanding of the rest of the selection?
    by specifying the scientific reasoning for the wave's origin
    by beginning with the outright statement that George Henderson performed the wave first
    by capturing the reader's attention with a startling statistic
    by giving the reader a detailed history of the wave
  • Q2
    Why is "human wave" enclosed in quotation marks in paragraph 2?
    It is the name for a specific fan activity at athletic events.
    It is the meaning of a specific nautical term.
    It is a direct quotation spoken by a character.
    It is the name of a group of surfers well-known for their skills.
  • Q3
    According to the selection, why is there controversy over the creation of the wave?
    Rob Weller and George Henderson both claim to have invented the wave in October of 1981.
    ESPN's Jim Caple claims to have created the wave in the 1970s.
    The Oakland A's lost their game, and the wave did not catch on.
    The Husky fans continued to participate in the wave throughout the season.
  • Q4
    Why did the author include the subheading "The Science of the Wave"?
    to show that the wave is a unique event that merits scientific study
    to show that the wave gained popularity at the 1986 World Cup
    to show that the wave can be started by as few as 35 people
    to show that scientists have studied the wave and understand how it works
  • Q5
    What is the summary of the section "The Science of the Wave"?
    There are no consistent features in a human wave.
    There is a systematic way in which a human wave is produced.
    At any given sporting event, a human wave will be different.
    The human wave is a fad that is no longer popular in Mexico.
  • Q6
    Which statement gives support to the assertion that George Henderson created the wave?
    "Rob Weller claims he led the world's first wave on October 31, 1981, . . ."
    " 'The A's season ended on October 15, 1981, and there I am on this video leading the wave.' "
    "The wave became widespread in the 80s and early 90s . . ."
    " 'The Wave was a very intimidating thing for awhile until everyone copied us.' "
  • Q7
    Which quotation summarizes the central idea of this selection?
    "Whether a voter drops a marble into a drum or points and clicks on the Internet, voting is an important process all around the world."
    "Many communities around the world provide transportation to the polls."
    "Early voters used simple, inexpensive objects to cast their votes."
    "Many different styles of voting machines have been invented to make counting more accurate."
  • Q8
    What is the reason the selection is named "From Marbles to Machines"?
    to show how people vote in Australia and Switzerland
    to show how many countries remind their citizens to vote
    to show how voting is done in America
    to show how voting has changed over the years
  • Q9
    What is the purpose of the first paragraph?
    It gets the reader's attention by asking thoughtful questions.
    It creates a mood of suspense by introducing a conflict.
    It helps the reader understand the humor in the topic.
    It provides a brief history of voting practices in different cultures.
  • Q10
    According to the selection, why is voting privately by paper ballot called "kangaroo voting"?
    It involves putting the vote in a pouch similar to a kangaroo's.
    It started in Australia, which is where kangaroos live.
    It is the way people voted in ancient Rome.
    It is the type of voting used by children.
  • Q11
    In the selection, how are green paint, narrow Roman bridges, and purple ink similar?
    They ensure elections are fair.
    They are tools people use to vote.
    They help voters find polling places.
    They make the voting process safer.
  • Q12
    In the selection, why do ballots in Afghanistan have stamp-sized pictures next to the names of candidates?
    The voters need to see which candidate is the best looking.
    Many voters prefer to paint their arms.
    The voters need to see what the candidates look like.
    Many voters are unable to read the candidates' names.
  • Q13
    Which sentence summarizes the election officials' solution to the issue of voting rules?
    Each person votes by voice so the choices are known.
    Voters traveling long distances must be provided food and shelter.
    Only healthy, educated people are allowed to vote.
    Even in distant locations, each person is allowed to vote only once.
  • Q14
    In paragraph 3, what does the word zoomed suggest happened to the atoms?
    They were moved rapidly.
    They were viewed closely in focus.
    They were magnified to appear larger.
    They were blasted to pieces.
  • Q15
    According to the selection, what is the purpose of gluons?
    They bind the quark particles together.
    They form the boundary of the nucleus.
    They separate the protons from the neutrons.
    They help the quark particles to duplicate.

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