Context Clues
Text Evidence
Character Traits
Story Elements
100

According to the text, what is a geode?

A A hamster in a ball

B A bundle of sticks 

C A group of rocks

D A rock with crystals inside

D A rock with crystals inside

100

Which paragraph is this quote from:


"“You found a geode? Cool!” 

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100

Carefully, Layla removed the geode from her pocket. As she held it, she felt the heaviness lift from inside her. 

Which answer best desribes Layla's actions:

A she reconsiders what she'll do

B she going to keep the rock

C she knows that not keeping it is the right thing to do

D she is going to throw it away

C she knows that not keeping it is the right thing to do

100

"This story is nonfiction"


True or false?

False

200

Read this sentence from paragraph 13. 

"She smiled when the sunlight bounced off the crystals, sending the rays in a thousand directions at once."

 The author uses this description to suggest that —

A the geode looks beautiful as it shines

B Layla really wants to keep the geode

C the forest has many other hidden geodes 

D Layla is wondering how the geode formed  

A the geode looks beautiful as it shines

200

Which paragraph is the quote found?

“I know just who to show you to,” Layla said with confidence as she ran to join the group and talk to the guide.

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200

Cooper rolled his eyes. “Yeah, yeah. ‘Take only pictures. Leave only footprints.’ 

Which word describes Cooper:

A kind

B dishonest

C polite

D determined

B dishonest

200

What is the main message of the story? 

A People do not always learn from their mistakes. 

B Spending time outdoors can be rewarding. 

C Rules are made for the safety of everyone.

D Making the right choice can be difficult.

D Making the right choice can be difficult.

300

Read paragraph 11.

 "Take only pictures. Leave only footprints. The tour guide’s words played over and over in Layla’s mind."

 What do these sentences show about Layla?

 A She wants to take pictures of the geode.

 B She is good at recalling important ideas. 

C She is not sure what the tour guide meant. 

D She is considering what she should do with the geode.

D She is considering what she should do with the geode.

300

What to paragraphs is this quote found:

"Take only pictures. Leave only footprints."

9 & 11

300

“I’m not sure I should keep it,” Layla said.

Which word best describes layla at this moment?

A bashful

B sneaky

C quiet

D thoughtful

D thoughtful

300

What is the most likely reason Layla decides against taking the geode home? 

A She cannot think of a way to make the rock useful. B She realizes that the rock should stay in its natural surroundings.

C She is afraid of what others might say if she keeps it.

 D She is worried that Cooper will try to take it away from her.

B She realizes that the rock should stay in its natural surroundings.

400

Read this sentence from paragraph 10. 

"But Layla could not ignore the heavy feeling that had settled in her heart."

 The imagery in this sentence suggests that Layla feels:

 A angry, because she doesn’t like what she is thinking to herself 

B uncomfortable, because she knows that she is making a mistake

 C curious, because she wants to study the rock and learn more about it

 D proud, because she realizes that she is the one who found an unusual rock

B uncomfortable, because she knows that she is making a mistake

400

What paragraph does this occur:

“I’m not sure I should keep it,” Layla said. “The tour guide might like to see it and tell us what she knows about it. Besides, don’t you remember what she told us?”

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400

"Layla quickly shoved it into the pocket of her jacket. Then she turned, looking over her shoulder to see where the tour guide was."

Which word best describes layla at this moment?

A bashful

B sneaky

C quiet

D kind

B sneaky

400

What was the solution to Layla's problem?

Turn the geode into the tour guide

500

Which words from paragraph 14 best help the reader understand what cradled means?

 A at her classmates 

B down the trail 

C with the tour guide

 D gently in her hands

D

500

Which paragraph does this occur?

Layla jumped. “A what?” she asked. 

5

500

Paragraph 1:

"Layla knew the grin on her face stretched from ear to ear. She just couldn’t help it. Was there anything better than spending a school day exploring a national park? Layla didn’t think so. She loved being outside because there was always something new to discover. This was only the second field trip she had ever been on, but Layla was certain this would be the best one of her school career. "

The details in paragraph 1 are important to the plot of the story because they help the reader understand that Layla —

A is easy to please 

B enjoys being alone 

C loves and respects nature

D has been to a forest on another field trip

C loves and respects nature

500

All of the following BEST demonstrates how Cooper tries to sway Layla's thinking execpt?

A "“Yeah, yeah. ‘Take only pictures. Leave only footprints.’ "

B "’ But there are probably a million of those rocks lying around in this area. "

C "Do you really think they are going to miss this one rock?" 

D You know what I think? It will make an awesome souvenir.” 

A "“Yeah, yeah. ‘Take only pictures. Leave only footprints.’ "

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