Main Idea
Vocabulary In Context
Supporting Details
Implied Main Idea
Relationships
100

Scientists can measure the intensity of an earthquake. They use an instrument called the Richter scale. The Richter scale compares the strength of different earthquakes. Earthquakes below 2.0 usually can’t be felt. Earthquakes over 5.0 on the scale can cause damage. A magnitude 7.0 is a major earthquake and can cause tremendous damage. WHAT IS THE MAIN IDEA?


Scientists can measure the intensity of an earthquake.

100

Nocturnal animals such as bats and owls, have highly developed senses that enable them to function in the dark.

A.  feathery

B.  living                    C.  active at night

C
100

The coastal Mid-Atlantic colonies were not defined by an particular religions, as was the case in the New England colonies. The Mid-Atlantic colonies were attractive to colonists due to their religious tolerance. What is the supporting detail in the paragraph?

The Mid-Atlantic colonies were attractive to colonists due to their religious tolerance.

100

Many people like me especially in the morning.  I come from different parts of the world, but I grow better in South America. I am sold everywhere.

What am I?


Coffee

100

In the Middle Ages, Europeans believed that bathing opened the pores and encouraged deadly gases to invade the body.  Consequently, most Europeans did not wash or even get wet, if they could avoid it.

What is the relationship between the two sentences?

A.  Addition   B.   Time    C.  Cause and Effect

C

200

What do you get when you cross a robot and an astronaut? A Robonaut! Work on the first Robonaut began in 1997, and by 2002 Robonaut B was revealed to the public. Robonaut B may have featured interchangeable lower bodies, like four-wheel mode or hydraulic legs, but scientists and engineers continued to improve Robonaut. Robonauts are robot helpers designed to work side-by-side with astronauts. In February of 2010, Robonaut 2 was released to the public. Robonaut 2 moved four times faster than the first Robonaut. An advanced version of Robonaut 2 was finally tested in outer space in 2011. Robonaut functioned exactly as designed.

Robonauts are robot helpers designed to work side-by-side with astronauts.

200

Mundane activities such as doing the laundry or dishes or going food shopping or reading the newspaper all help me relax.

A.  Boring

B.  Exciting                 C.  Ordinary

C

200

Peter's parents bought a new carpet for the living room. Now, he has to take his shoes off when he enters the house. He's also not allowed to eat or drink in the living room any more. Peter's furry dog isn't allowed to play ball in there either. When his parents got the new carpet, there were lots of new rules.

A supporting detail for this paragraph is: a. He has to take his shoes off when he comes in the house. b. Peter's parents got new carpeting. c. Peter likes to make a mess. d. Peter's parents made new rules so the new carpet stays clean.

A supporting detail for this paragraph is: a. He has to take his shoes off when he comes in the house.

200

You can find me in a house, at a college, almost anywhere.  I can accommodate two or more people.  I come in different colors or material.  You like me when you need to relax.

What am I?

Couch or Sofa

200

In zombie movies, zombies almost always have a slow, shuffling way of walking and a craving for human flesh.  Moreover, they exist in a decaying state, with discolored skin and eyes.

What is the relationship between the two sentences?

A.  Addition   B.   Contrast   C.  Time Order

A

300

One day Benjamin tried a very dangerous experiment to prove that lightning was electricity. He attached a key to a kite string and flew the kite during a thunderstorm. Benjamin Franklin was very interested in electricity. When the lightning hit the kite, sparks flew from the key. Benjamin Franklin proved that lightning was electricity.

Benjamin Franklin was very interested in electricity.

300

Whether or not there is life in outer space is an enigma.  We may never know for sure until we are capable of space travel or aliens actually land on our planet.

What does enigma mean?

Mystery

300

Brad is sixteen years old and yesterday he had his first driving lesson. “Back out of the driveway carefully,” his dad said. “Be sure you look in the mirror to make sure nobody is behind you.” Brad backed the car up and turned the wheel quickly. He and his father felt the car go bump. Oh no! Brad hit the mailbox. 

A supporting detail for this paragraph is: a. Brad is sixteen. b. Brad hit the mailbox when the was backing up the car. c. Brad's first driving lesson did not go well. d. Brad just started learning to drive.

A supporting detail for this paragraph is: b. Brad hit the mailbox when the was backing up the car.

300
Some people love me and some people cannot put me down once they pick me up.  There are different types of me but I usually only have one type of shape.  You can find me in stores or make me.


What am I?

Cookies or Cake

300

Americans have mixed feelings about government.  We complain about highway and bridge tolls, but we insist that every road be repaired.  Our consumption of tobacco and alcohol are the highest in world, yet we insist on strict regulations who can buy them and where they can be sold.  We complain about taxes, however, we demand clean air and clean water.

The main pattern of organization is:

A.  Time Order  B.  Comparison/Contrast  C.  List of Items

B

400

His favorite game is chess because it requires a great deal of thought. Juan also likes to play less demanding board games that are based mostly on luck. Juan loves to play games. He prefers Monopoly because it requires luck and skill. If he’s alone, Juan likes to play action video games as long as they aren’t too violent.

Juan loves to play games.

400

A major accomplishment of sociology is dispelling the myths and prejudices that groups of people have about each other.

What does dispelling mean?

Making vanish or getting rid of

400

Some species of fish migrate from place to place. They find food and places to lay eggs. Other fish are happy living in one location. The migrators set out on journeys that seem to be impossible distances, seemingly taking great risks. 

What is a supporting detail from this paragraph?       a. how fish find food. b. great risks fish take. c. fish migration.

A supporting detail from this paragraph is: b. some fish migrate to find food.


400

I have 11 friends and there are 12 of us total. We have different names. I was invented by the Romans.

What am I?

A Month

400

A conflict of interest exists when a businessperson is faced with a situation in which an action benefiting one person or group has the potential to harm another.  For instance, a real estate agent who represents both the seller and the buyer or a lawyer who represents the accused and the accuser.

The main pattern of organization is:

A.  Definition and Example B.  List of items  C.  Time order

A

500

Following the right steps can definitely turn an old furniture piece into a welcomed addition to any home. Changing the look of an old piece of furniture begins with the removal the the existing paint or finish. You can buy several products designed for paint removal. After removing the paint, the piece must be well sanded. The sanded piece should be primed if necessary to eliminate any "bleeding through" of the original color. The new paint should be applied neatly and carefully, allowing for the appropriate amount of time for drying before applying a second coat if needed. Depending on your preference, you may want to add a clear coat to finish the job.

Following the right steps can definitely turn an old furniture piece into a welcomed addition to any home.

500


To lessen or to decrease 

500


It was Mother's Day so Amy and Rob woke up early and snuck into the kitchen. Amy cracked some eggs into a bowl and stirred them up. Rob put some bread in the toaster. “Do you think Mom will be surprised?” Rob asked. “I'm sure of it,” answered Amy. Amy poured the eggs into a pan and began to cook them. Rob and Amy quietly cooked so they did not wake their mother. 

What is a supporting detail for this paragraph?        a. Amy and Rob get along well. b. Amy and Rob are siblings. c. They cracked eggs and then poured them in a pan to cook. d. Amy and Rob made breakfast for their mom.



A supporting detail for this paragraph is: c. They cracked eggs and then poured them in a pan to cook.

500
A lot of people don't like me.  I can cause stress and anxiety.  I can be online or not.  Teachers love me because they get the information that they need.


What am I?

Exam or Test

500

Sawing a woman in half is an easy illusion for magicians.  The trick begins when a table holding a  coffin is rolled on stage and woman is hiding inside the table.  When the magician shows the box it is empty.  Then, an assistant climbs into the box.  Each person curls up into one end with their knees to their chest allowing the magician to saw through the coffin. Now the box appears to have only one woman.

The main pattern of organization is:

A.  Compare/Contrast B. Definition and Example C.  Time Order

C

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