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Theme Post Assessment

Quiz by Leigh Trimm

Grade 4
English Language Arts
Common Core

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English Language Arts
Common Core


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  • Q1
    What is a theme?
    the message, moral, or lesson the author is trying to teach the reader
    important words in the text
    who is telling the story
    what the story is mostly about
  • Q2
    Which of the following could be a possible theme?
    If you don't study for your spelling test, then you might not do well.
    Hard work pays off.
    First person
    The baseball player worked hard so he made it to the major leagues.
  • Q3
    Which of the following could be a possible theme?
    Third person
    My family is the best!
    A. If you don't study for your spelling test, then you might not do well.
    Family comes first.
  • Q4
    What is the theme of this passage? Adrian’s math test was next week and he still didn’t know how to do long division. He gave his best effort in class and asked questions, but was still confused. Adrian went home each night and did practice problems. The night before the test he was doing a practice problem and everything clicked. He finally figured out how to do long division. When test day arrived he was sure he would pass, and he did. Adrian earned an “A+.”
    Hard work pays off.
    Some things cannot be learned in the classroom.
    Long division is difficult.
    Practice problems are the best way to study.
  • Q5
    What is the theme of this passage? Mary liked to play with her toys in her front yard. Other kids would pass by from around the neighborhood and ask to play with her, but Mary only wanted to keep her toys for herself. Soon the other kids stopped coming by and Mary became very upset. Even Mary’s best friend, Rose, stopped coming over because Mary wouldn’t even share any of the delicious treats her mom made for her.
    You should never share delicious treats.
    Being selfish can lead to unhappiness.
    The only person you can depend on is yourself.
    Mary should always share everything.
  • Q6
    What is the theme of this passage? Mark loves to hang out with his best friend Greg. On Saturdays they get together and play cards and video games, but recently Mark noticed that Greg was not showing up on time as he usually does. Week after week, Greg came to his house two hours late until one Saturday morning Greg told Mark he would be at his house at noon. Mark replied, “OK, I’ll see you at 2 P.M.” Greg went silent for a moment and told him he will try to be on time.
    It is bad to be late to your friend's house.
    Stick to your word.
    Hard work pays off. .
    Don’t lie to your friends about being on time.
  • Q7
    What is the theme of this passage? Tim was so excited when he got to Disney World. But when he got to the water park he started to cry; he forgot his swimsuit! “It’s ok” he said to himself, I’ll just buy a new one. After a few hours, Tim and his friends were hungry and went to the Be Our Guest restaurant. Tim was so ashamed of himself; he forgot his dinner money at the hotel and had to ask his friend’s to pitch in. Tim said it wouldn’t happen again.
    It is important to plan ahead and be prepared.
    It is not acceptable to forget things.
    It is not acceptable to ask friends for money.
    Theme parks are only fun when you are prepared.
  • Q8
    What is the theme of this passage? While Sean was away at camp, he received a package from his mother. The package contained a bag of his mother’s homemade brownies. Sean thought to himself,“ If all of the other boys see these, they’ll want to have some too. There will barely be any left for me.” Sean decided to eat the entire bag of brownies before any of the other boys could see them. Within a few hours, Sean felt really sick to his stomach. Instead of playing in the soccer tournament that evening with his friends, Sean spent the evening curled up in bed all alone. He wished that he had just shared the brownies.
    Everything you receive from your mother should always be shared.
    You shouldn’t eat an entire bag of brownies in one sitting.
    Being selfish can lead to negative consequences.
    Don't judge a book by its cover.

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