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PSSA Questions

100

Tell if the story is fiction or nonfiction.
What is nonfiction?

100

Use a word to describe Ellen after she was not accepted for a job in the space program in 1985.
What is disappointed or determined?

100

On page 126 tell what Ellen had to learn before she could travel in space.
What is she had to learn how to use computers and special tools.

100

Tell if this story is real or make believe?
What is real?

100

Identify what type of nonfiction is "Ellen Ochoa, Astronaut".
What is a biography?

200

Define the term biography.
What is a true story of a person's life that is written by another person?

200

Tell what Ellen made.
What is robots with special tools to see things around them?

200

Tell one way that astronaut's meals are different from our meals.
What is they must come in special packages so they cannot float away?

200

Identify the type of figurative language that compares two things using like or as.
What is a simile?

200

Tell me the author's purpose for writing "Ellen Ochoa, Astronaut".
What is to give information and facts?

300

In the passage Ellen's mother told her to "reach for the stars". Tell me what that means.
What is to follow your dreams?

300

Tell the instrument Ellen played.
What is the flute?

300

Name the first space shuttle on which Ellen flew.
What is Discovery?

300

Tell the main reason why the author wrote "Ellen Ochoa, Astronaut".
What is to tell a story about one special astronaut?

300

Tell me the relationship that existed between Ellen and her mother.
What is loving or caring?

400

Tell me why Ellen Ochoa's flight into space was so special.
What is she was the first Hispanic woman in space?

400

Tell me what Ellen learned while she was waiting to become an astronaut.
What is she became a pilot and learned to fly a plane?

400

Tell me the job Ellen had on Discovery.
What is she had to control a robot arm to catch satellites?

400

Tell me what Ellen's job was after she flew on Discovery.
What is she delivered supplies to astronauts on the space station so they could live and work there?

400

Tell me the information you will find under the heading "The Early Years"?
What is information about Ellen's life when she was young and in school?

500

True or False: There were no women astronauts in 1969.
What is true?

500

Tell me when Ellen's dream became true.
What is in 1990 when she was chosen for the astronaut program?

500

Identify under which heading you would look to find out about Ellen's flight on the space shuttle Discovery.
What is "A Trip into Space"?

500

Tell why the author included the information that Ellen failed to get into the space program in 1985.
What is to show that Ellen was a person who did not give up?

500

Tell me how Ellen's feeling changed from the beginning to the end of the passage.
What is from disappointed to proud (happy) because she was refused permission to enter the space program, but then she was accepted and became an astronaut?