Reading Plus Answers Level J

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Fact Or Fiction

What is the main idea?
Urban legends arise when …Put these events in order
(1) Pop rocks are marketed
(2) An urban Legend spreads
(3) A company Changes
(4) Pop rocks are backWhy do many people feel compelled to tell cautionary types of urban legends like that of ” Pop Rocks and Soda Pop?”
To inform others …What is probably the most important reason urban legends are believed?
They contain elements of the truth …What evidence does the author..
Scientists have conducted experiments…Why did the company that made Pop rocks…
Another company brought the rights to..If someone eating Pop rocks were told …
uneasiness

what is probably the most important…
contains elements of the truth

why does the author relate the…
To illustrate the media can…

Based on this excerpt, how did John F. Kennedy’s use …
The inventor thought that when…

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No Technology Challenge

  1. Main Idea… Face to face interaction…
  2. Put in order…
    a – Choose a meaningful
    b – Discuss and analyse a
    c – Put the ideas
    d – Reflect and report
  3. Mr. Crawford uses the phrase… Focus on living…
  4. According to Mister Crawford… To seek self + to find closure over…
  5. In this part of the selection… Skylar and Jason had been there…
  6. Skylar feels rejected because…  Think they should date others…
  7. Which sentence from the selection… By the time she went to bed…
  8. Choose the sentence… Skylar smiled confidently…
  9. According to this selection… Find purpose and fulfillment…
  10. Based on what you have read… Jason and Skylar would not have repaired…

 

Leaping into Fame

  1. What is the main idea of this selection?… Some dancers have to overcome obstacles, prejudice, and even tragedy in order to fulfill their dreams…
  2. Q. Put the following events that reflect the history of ballet in the correct order, starting with the earliest
    a – Catherine de Medici…
    b – King Louie XIV performs…
    c – Charles Didelot invents…
    d – Anna Pavlova dances…
  3. Choose the sentence in the excerpt that reflects a change in the attitude for ballet… Designed as a showcase for Tagoloni’s…
  4. The ballerinas in this image are demonstrating which ballet position… En pointe…
  5. What do Cisneros, Deprince, and Copeland all have in common…  They all became prima ballerinas despite…
  6. Which of the following contributed to Cisneros interest in ballet… Her mother encouraged…
  7. Because she was of Spanish decent… Made her put makeup…
  8. Which sentence best captures… “I have always felt…”
  9. What is one way Copeland could have been described as a “poppy in a field of daffodils”… She was shorter…
  10. What evidence does the author give to support… Copeland filed emancipation…

 

Guilty or Innocent

  1. What is the main idea of this selection? A wrongly accused man…
  2. Choose the sentence in this…  The starched blue blouses….
  3. Which two activities does the author…  Pushing a plow. Reaping grain.
  4. Based on this excerpt, which… Practicality. Thriftiness.
  5. What is the underlying mood of…. Distrustful.
  6. Based on your answer to the previous…  “Distrustful” suggests the people…
  7. Based on this excerpt the author… Empathy for Hauchercorne.
  8. Based on this excerpt, how do Hauchercorne’s… His friends became convinced…
  9. This selection is told from the point of view…. The farmer Hauchercorne…
  10. What happens to Hauchercorne at… He is driven to insanity…

 

What’s In a Dollar – Know Your Money

  1. This selection is mainly about? The role of the federal reserve…
  2. The unfinished pyramid on the U.S. $1 bill…  Country’s future growth.
  3. In this excerpt, what does the phrase “out of many, one” mean? The 13 colonies united to form one country.
  4. What financial crisis led to the passage of the Federal Reserve Act of 1913?  A panic of bank withdrawals.
  5. According to the selection which two of the following things can happen to the money that…  1.) It is lent to other people to use as interest. 2.) It is invested.
  6. The primary responsibility of the U.S. Treasury Department is?  Managing federal finances.
  7. Lowering the funds rate generally causes a rise in the stock market because?  Lower interest rates will lead to an increase of consumer spending.
  8. The author backs up the statement that the economy can be unpredictable… A. Natural disasters can affect the demands for goods and disrupt production.
  9. Reread this excerpt. Which two of the following things usually occur when the Fed lowers the funds interest? A. 1.) Stock market value increases. 2.) People borrow money to make purchases.
  10. Based on this excerpt, which if the following would indicate that the Fed is doing a good job… A. A high rate of employment for U.S. workers.

 

Douglas Denounces Slavery

  1. What is the main idea of this speech? Celebrations of independence are meaningless to a slave…
  2. In his speech Douglass accuses the audience of… Showing hypocrisy by celebrating liberty while there is slavery in America…
  3. What was Douglass’ opinion of the Declaration Of Independence…. It included principals that he thought should apply to all people…
  4. In this excerpt, what would make Douglass’ task “light” and “delightful”… Granting the slaves freedom to truly enjoy independence…
  5. In this excerpt the phrase “in fetters” most closely means… In chains…
  6. Which sentence from the selection supports the irony Douglass’ being asked to speak on the Fourth of July…  The rich inheritance of justice, liberty, prosperity and independence, bequeathed by your fathers , is shared by you, not by me…
  7. What is the main reason Douglass accepts the invitation to speak even though he cannot celebrate independence… To use the occasion to denounce the wrongs of American slavery…
  8. Based on this excerpt, what issue on slavery does Douglass feel there is no need to defend… The humanity of the slave…
  9. In this excerpt, Douglass’ tone could be described as… Accusatory…
  10. In this excerpt what does the author mean by “America reigns without a rival”?… America is the worst practitioner of abuses…

 

Goals of a Free Society

  1. Eisenhower’s address mainly… Changes nation was to make…
  2. In his speech, Eisenhower notes there is the uncertainty that America will continue to face… Outsized increases in defense spending…
  3. Based on this excerpt you can tell that Eisenhower was a supporter of which two of the following ideals… Equality, compassion…
  4. What does this excerpt tell you about the years of Eisenhower’s presidency… There had been military buildup unprecedented in American history…
  5. According to Eisenhower, “good judgment seeks” which 2 of the following qualities… Balance, progress…
  6. When he mentions the”military-industrial complex,” Eisenhower is referring to… The combination of a large standing army and permanent…
  7. Eisenhower notes that “threats, new in mind or degree constantly aside.” What is one threat he cites and from where does the threat originate… The intellectual compromise of universities due to high levels of government-funded research…
  8. Choose the sentence in this excerpt that gives the best evidence for why the U.S has expanded its and industry according to Eisenhower… But now we can no longer risk emergency improvisation…
  9. The first excerpt is from Eisenhower’s speech. The second is from JFK. … What is the tone of each excerpt… Kennedy is more optimistic about relations with the Soviet Union…
  10. In this excerpt, what is Eisenhower’s make concern in the establishment of what he terms “the military-industrial complex”… Its influence on the government could endanger democratic processes…

 

The Little Brown Bean

  1. This selection is mainly about coffee and… How it spread and became popular around the world…
  2. How was the earliest coffee different from what people consume today… People chewed coffee beans…
  3. In this excerpt, what does the phrase “a diplomatic tool” mean… Coffee was used to ease negotiations…
  4. Gabriel DeClieu was important to the history of coffee because… He smuggled coffee plants into the new world…
  5. What does the word “countenance” mean in this excerpt… Allow…
  6. Why were plantation workers paid do poorly… Coffee prices were lower than the cost of production…
  7. How are robusta beans different from arabica beans… They are far easier to grow…
  8. Put these countries in order in which coffee made its appearance from first to last… Ethiopia, Yemen, India, and Java…
  9. Based on this selection, you can tell that the author’s opinion on coffee drinking is… Positive…
  10. Choose the sentence that best shoes why the production of coffee is so inconsistent… Coffee is a highly volatile product, dependent on weather…

 

A Comic Book Legend

  1.  What is the main idea of this selection?…  The creator of super pop-culture icons transforms the comic book industry…
  2. In this excerpt, what is the meaning of the word cameos?… Minor parts…
  3. What did stan lee and Walt Disney have in common?…  They both forged personal connections with their fans…
  4. Choose the sentence in this excerpt that supports the author’s statement that lee was innovative… He also pioneered the practice of using comics to comment on social & political issues such as racism & bigotry…
  5. In this excerpt, the author intends the last sentence to have a tone of… Bemusement…
  6. What distinguished lee’s superheroes from earlier ones?… They possessed flawed humanity…
  7. In what way did the fantastic four set a precedent for later marvel comics series?… They were superheroes who were a lot like everyday people…
  8. Place the following events in stan lee’s life in order in which they occurred, from first to last…  Ans 1: He won a writing contest sponsored by a local newspaper…  Ans 2: He got a job as an office assistant at timely publications…  Ans 3: He and artist Jack Kirby created the Fantastic Four…  Ans 4: He had a cameo role in the film “The Avengers”…
  9. What trait set peter parker apart from other superheroes?… He was unsure of himself…
  10. Which of the following provides the reader with insight into lee’s integrity?… He used a credit panel that gave credit not only to the writer and penciler but also the inker and letterer…

 

When Students Protest

  1. The central idea of this selection is that the violent outcome of what began as a peaceful anti-war protest… Increased tensions on U.S. college campuses and raised important questions about the right to protest…
  2. In this selection, President Richard Nixon could best be described as a… Political flip-flopper…
  3. Tear gas is sometimes used during protests in the United States despite it being banned from international use in 1997. This is done for which two of the following reasons?…  Answer 1: The effects of tear gas are temporarily unpleasant but don’t usually cause lasting health problems…  Answer 2: A more effective chemical agent for crowd control is yet to be developed…
  4. What most likely would have happened if students knew the guard members’ rifles contained live ammunition?…  The students might have dispersed or at least not confronted the guardsmen returning to the Commons…
  5. Put the following events from the selection in the order in which they occurred in history…  Ans 1: President Nixon expanded U.S. military presence in Cambodia…  Ans 2: The Ohio National Guard was sent to Kent State University…  Ans 3: Hundreds of students gathered at the Kent State Commons…  Ans 4: Shots fired by the Ohio National Guard rang out on the Kent State campus…
  6. Read this excerpt from the text. In the author’s descriptions of the early interactions between student protestors and the Ohio National Guard on May 4, 1970, it seems likely that…  Both parties misread the other’s actions…
  7. The items in this image relate to this selection in which one of the following ways?…  Allison Krause said flowers were better than bullets…
  8. In this excerpt from the selection, the students are depicted as…  Defiant yet mainly law-abiding, while the National Guard is presented as severe & aggressive…
  9. In this quote from the selection, the word “blanks” most closely means…  Gun cartridges that contain no bullets but generate explosive sounds…
  10. For which likely reason did the author include this excerpt in the selection?…  To illustrate the uncertainties that lie at the heart of an important and tragic historic event…

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