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ReadWorks: That Tickles: Cause and Effect

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  • Q1
    Tickling yourself usually doesn’t work, because
    you cannot laugh if you are not surprised.
    you get scared of your own tickles.
    scientists conducted experiments about it.
    the brain directs your body to ignore the feeling.
    20s
  • Q2
    Tickling is important, scientists think, because
    the sensation of being tickled could alert you to danger.
    they have studied it and they know.
    all humans like to be tickled.
    it makes you feel happy.
    20s
  • Q3
    The statement “a self-tickle is silly business” means that
    self-tickling belongs in a comic show.
    it is impossible to warn yourself of danger by self-tickling.
    self-tickling protects your body against danger.
    self-tickling is entertaining instead of alarming.
    20s
  • Q4
    The cerebellum is the part of the brain that controls
    how the body reacts to sensations.
    all of the above.
    balance.
    coordination.
    20s
  • Q5
    What is the main idea of this passage?
    The main idea of the article is that the brain does not respond to self-tickling.
    The main idea of the article is that the brain responds to self-tickling, because the cerebellum recognizes that self-tickling is a warning of danger.
    The main idea of the article is that the brain does not respond to self-tickling, because the cerebellum shuts down.
    The main idea of the article is that the brain does not respond to self-tickling, because the cerebellum recognizes that self-tickling is not a warning of danger.
    20s

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