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General Questions
100
Name the genre of the passage.
What is expository nonfiction?
100
Explain why the author included a picture of banyan tree roots.
What is to show how some roots grow in an unusual way?
100
Identify the layer under the growing bark.
What is cambium?
100
Explain what is inside all nuts, cones and fruits.
What are seeds?
100
Tell if the passage is real or make believe.
What is real?
200
Name the oldest known living tree on earth.
What is the bristlecone pine?
200
Explain how you know all roots are strong.
What is they can split rocks?
200
Name one of the tallest trees in the world.
What are sequoias?
200
Tell what season trees stop growing.
What is autumn or fall?
200
Identify the passage as fiction or nonfiction.
What is nonfiction?
300
Tell what you call the sugary water made in the leaves that is mixed with other tree juices.
What is sap?
300
What does it tell you when a tree's bark is rough and cracked.
What is it is old?
300
Identify the seeds of an oak tree.
What are acorns?
300
Name a type of tree that does not have its needles change color in the winter.
What is a pine tree?
300
Identify the author's purpose for writing the passage.
What is to give information and facts?
400
Tell what you make when you boil the sap from maple trees.
What is maple syrup?
400
Tell why people might count tree rings.
What is to tell how old the tree is?
400
Explain how animals help plants grow.
What is they carry pollen to other flowers?
400
Tell what season trees begin growing again.
What is spring?
400
Explain why the author wrote "A Tree Is Growing".
What is to explain how trees grow and change?
500
Tell what part of the tree makes its food.
What is the leaves?
500
Tell the job of the outer layer of bark.
What is it protects the tree?
500
Explain what is unusual about how trees grow.
What is they grow only at the top?
500
Explain how insects help trees.
What is they eat fallen leaves and make the soil better?
500
What type of figurative language has nonliving things acting like a human?
personification
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