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Reading Plus Answers Level K

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Tweeting the News

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What is the central idea of this selection?Journalists are concerned that new methods of reporting are becoming less standardized, and as a result, new information is not as accurate.
In this selection, the author compares journalism to a watchdog. Why?To provide the reader insight into what responsibilities reporters have
Think about your answer to the previous question. Which sentence from the selection confirms why the author uses this analogy?In other words, reporters hold government and businesses accountable for their actions.
How does the author support the assertion that Twitter is causing more harm than good when it comes to journalism?By describing the disadvantages of accepting unsubstantiated reporting as professional journalism
Choose the two sentences from this excerpt that reveal two disadvantages of using Twitter as a resource for the news.• “Depending on the person the reader is following–a professional journalist, a friend, someone unknown to them-judging the authenticity and accuracy of a particular Tweet might be difficult.”
• “However, Twitter can also be used to spread unconfirmed, incomplete, or inaccurate information.”
Read this excerpt. The tone can be best described ascautionary.
Read this excerpt. What two roles does the media have?• Keep the public informed
• Prevent people from breaking the rules
The genre of this selection can best be described asAn informational article.
Read the two excerpts. Which statement best describes how the media was viewed in the past compared to today?In the past, media was viewed as a way to secure political agendas, while today, media is advocated as a means to secure the truth.
Based on what you have read, how do changes in journalism methods, like using Twitter, affect readers?They have to determine whether the information they are reading is credible.

Madagascar’s Poacher Problem Part 1

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Read this excerpt. Which two factors have contributed to the decline…• A prolonged drought resulting in poverty and hunger
• A continuing political crisis
In this selection, Ndranto Razakamanarina says,…The chain of government and political corruption…
Choose the two sentences in this expert that provides the strongest evidence that wildlife…• The chief customs collector at…
• “There are lots of public servants…
Richard Lewis and his colleges at the…They saw a Facebook post with a photo…
The plowshare tortoise is critically endangered…It implants a microchip in each tortoise…
Based on this selection, you can tell the author thinksAnimal trafficking in Madagascar…
Which one of these experts from the selection most directly explains…“We worked out that half a million…
Read this excerpt. This section conveys…Disheartening
In this expert, Richard Lewis states…A great many people who had…

Madagascar’s Poacher Problem Part 2

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This selection is primarily about Project Alarm…Attempts to eradicate…
During the raid…Ratsila was complacent…
Think about your answer to the previous question…“Not to worry,”
The text states, “From the start….”Establish the long-standing conflict
Read this excerptTo deter
Read this excerpt.• The distrust
• The corruption
Read this excerpt.He thinks that all judicial members need to start taking animal trafficking seriously and appropriately.
In this excerpt, the tone…Despairing
Read this excerpt.To depict the full scope
Avg and eagle chose not…To prevent others

The Power of the Printed Page

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What is the main idea of this selection?The process of writing and the advent of books and printing have had major impacts in human history.
Which two of the following were obstacles that Gutenberg faced when experimenting with the printing process?• The metal used to cast the letters must have the right combination of softness and hardness.
• The movable letters must be precise in fit, arrangement. and spacing.
The word hieroglyphics is derived from the Greek word meaning“Sacred carvings” because they were used in highly revered places like temples and tombs.
Gutenberg’s first printing apparatus was an adapted version of which piece of machinery?A winepress
In this excerpt, the author makes an analogy comparing the results of Gutenberg’s ingenuity toKeys that helped unlock the door to the modern world.
The image shown in this picture can best be described asAn ideogram.
How do these two excerpts compare to or contrast with each other?Both explain early methods of mechanical printing.
The text states that parchment would become, and remain, the most popular writing material for more than 1,000 years. What caused parchment to become more widely used than papyrus?The high demand for papyrus made the plant become scarce.
This selection describes the process of making writing material from the papyrus plant. Put the steps in this process in order from first to last.The stem was cut and the interior fibers were removed, flattened, and dried.
The edges of the fibers were overlapped, layered, and pressed together.
The layered papyrus was dried in large sheets.
The sheets were attached together to form rolls.
The selection describes the process to make a codex. Put the steps in this process in order from first to last.The copied pages were folded and separated into numbered groups called signatures.
The signatures were sewn with thread along the folded edge and then bound together with cords.
Beveled boards were attached to the front and back of the signatures, forming a book.
Leather was wrapped around the boards and then decorated with elegant designs.

Trend Or Tradition?

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What is the main idea of this selection?Even a new practitioner of yoga can experience a state of clarity by unifying the body and mind.
Choose the sentence in this excerpt that indicated the rigorousness of yoga.“Fire burns in your thighs as you maintain this awkward position; sweat begins to pour down your contorted face”
A yoga instructor could best be described asA perceptive, calm guide who is knowledgeable about anatomy.
Based on what you read, this yoga practitioner is doing a pose meant to resemble aDog
If you were in tree pose in a yoga class, what would you do to help stabilize your position, based on the information in the selection?Fix your gaze straight ahead at a stationary object.
What is the author’s purpose in this opening paragraph of the selection?To provide a visual picture of the setting
What structure does the author follow in this selection?Alternating between a personal yoga experience and information about the history and practice of yoga
Put these steps in the cow and cat positions in the correct order, starting with the cow.Inhale while rolling your shoulder blades downward
Focus your gaze upward toward the ceiling
Exhale while arching your back muscles
Focus your gaze toward your fingers on the floor
Which sentence reflects the main point that the author is making in this excerpt?People can be more productive when working in a state of calmness.
During a yoga class what are the two primary functions of the teacher?• To adjust student’s position according to their unique musculoskeletal structure
• To help maintain their attention on their breathing

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Stars A Uniquely Human Trait

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Main idea?Laughter is a common behavior…
Why does the author mention the “Giggle Twins”?to demonstrate that laughter can be hereditary
According to this selection, what are two ways we can use laughter as a social tool?It can serve as an emotional release in stressful situations.
It can be used as a signal of acceptance of another person.
What does the author use to back up many of his conclusions about laughter?statements of experts who have conducted research
What is the main reason that laugh tracks are often added to TV situation comedies?Laughter is contagious and viewers will think the shows are funny.
How does the author support the assertion that laughter helps reduce stress?by citing a study that found patients who watched funny videos requested fewer tranquilizers
Put these scholars in the order in which they analyzed…– Herodotus
– Nietzsche
– Freud
– Morella
Based on this selection, how does the activity in this image relate to laughing?Laughing has a similar effect on the body as a good aerobic workout.
If you told a funny joke to a schizophrenic person, what would the likely reaction be?The person would exhibit little reaction because schizophrenics do not understand humor.
In this excerpt, which sentence helps explain the meaning of the word “sham”?These patients appear to be laughing out of amusement but report that they are feeling unpleasant sensations.

Cycling Capital of the World

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What is the main idea of this selection?Making cities more bike-friendly has become increasingly popular…
According to the selection, what are two drawbacks to taking a taxi to travel around the city?a – Taxis pollute the environment
b – Taxis can get stuck in traffic
Why can this part from the selection be considered ironic?The author writes that the best solution to cities’…
What could be considered surprising that Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the eighteenth most bike-friendly city in the world?The city receives a substantial amount of snowfall
Read this excerpt from the selection. It discusses Copenhageners, but from it you can tell that all…Children who ride bikes are most likely to ride bikes as adults.
What was the main reason why Copenhagen’s painted bike lanes were not effective in improving cyclists’ safety?People would throw garbage in the bike lanes…
Read these two excerpts. What two things do they tell you about Copenhagenize’s process in determining the world’s most bike-friendly cities?a – The more bike-friendly improvements a city makes…
b – The more inventive bike-friendly improvements a city makes…
Despite its high cost, for what main reason is the government of Copenhagen initiating its cycling superhighway project?It’s estimated to save the city’s health care system…
How does the author support her claim that “environmental and human health are linked”?By giving an example of an environmental problem…
Compared to Copenhagen, Portland’s cycling infrastructure is described as…Supplement in the vehicle space…

Female Flyers Make History

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Which statement best captures the central idea of this selection?Pioneering female pilots of WWII broke barriers, creating opportunities for women in the future.
Based on this text, male air force pilots were sent into combat in WWII, while female pilotsFlew military planes in non combat roles such as moving aircraft and towing targets.
Based on your answer to the previous question, you can reasonably conclude that in WWII the United States militaryBanned women from serving in combat roles.
One form of irony is when a situation is the opposite of what you would expect. Based on this text, it is ironic that after WWII theAir force offered WASPS a chance to become air force officers but did not let them fly.
The genre of this selection can best be described asInformational text.
Which two of the following describe what a WI pilot could be doing on a ferrying mission?Moving military aircraft from one airbase to another
Delivering planes from the manufacturer to airbases
The author writes that female that best supports this assertion. Pilots in WWII could fly just as well as men. Choose the sentence“WASP pilots flew every aircraft operated by the air force, and they also flew almost every kind of stateside non combat mission.”
Based on this excerpt from the text and one other, which two of the following statements are correct?Male pilots received training in using weapons in combat but WASPS did not.
WASPS flew the planes that towed targets for male pilots’ shooting practice.
Read this excerpt from this text and one other. Together they show thatThe military discriminated against women who faced the same level of danger as men in similar roles.

A Time Of Solitude

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What is the main idea of this selection?Humans and animals both exhibit brutish behavior in their attempt to survive and find sustenance.
Which two statements about the order in which Thoreau describes animals in this selection are correct?• The animals described later are in our near the pond
• The first animals are in or near the house
The author uses the adjective “domestic” here to emphasize his point thatThe cat’s innate wild nature has not been changed by years of easy indoor living.
Throughout the selection, Thoreau uses descriptions of animals’ actions to symbolizeHuman behavior
The animals described by Thoreau share a common trait. What is it?They are exhibiting survival instincts.
How does Thoreau describe the animal in this imageAs being large, about the size of a small boy
Thoreau is best described as a man whoWas recluse who found solace in the natural world around him.
In what way is the loon described in this selection different from the partridge and robing?The loon’s behavior is more unpredictable than the other birds’ behavior.
Where was Thoreau living when he wrote this chapter?Near a pond in a small town
Choose two sentences from this excerpt that use simile• “It could readily ascend the sides of the room by short impulses….”
• “When at last I held still a piece of cheese between my thumb and finger…”

Female Writers

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Which statement expresses…Acclaimed female novelist has had…
This image relates…Characters in romance novels began to reflect changes…
Based on this statement…Are a visible symbol of white privilege…
Read this excerpt…Her writing reflected the prevalent issues…
Agutha Christie…Ans 1: At the time…
Ans 2: Book sales in the billions…
Based on these two excerpts…Dominated by male authors & white…
Anna Katherine green…Had such legal accuracy.
Based on this selection…Het protagonist… Ans 2: She was a minority…
Isabel Allende…Magical elements…
Alice warner…Struggle for civil rights

Slavery in the South

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What is the central idea of this selection?African Americans who lived during the Civil War experienced constant discrimination, prejudice, and mistreatment.
As evidenced by these excerpts, the lives of free African Americans living in both the Upper South and Lower South were constantly plagued by…Biased restrictions.
Choose the two sentences thatt best illustrate how slave owners made decisions regarding enslaved people based soley on economics.• “The amount of food provided to slaves depended on the slave owners, but many fed them as little as possible to keep costs low”
• “Many slave owners were not concerned with the overall health of slaves, as they could replace them after six or seven years.”
Read these two excerpts. Which definition of “impressed” in the second excerpt applies, based on how the word is used in the first excerpt?Definition 4: To levy or take by force for public service
The author included James Curry’s account of his mothers life toIllustrate the daily hardships enslaved people endured.
Many free African Americans in the South supported the Union during the war primarily due to which two factors?• The discrimintaion they faced in the South
• The prejudice they experienced in the South
James Curry wrote about the daily life of his mother, an enslaved African American who was a domestic in the slaveholders home. Her typical day included all of the following duties EXCEPTPlanting, tending, and harvesting crops, then preparing the harvested products to be sold at market
Based on these excerpts, what was the main distinction between the Upper South and Lower South?The prevalence of plantations
The Civil War began on April 12,1861. How did this affect enslaved people living in Confederate states?Slave Owners left to fight, resulting in more freedom for enslaved people on plantations.
Based on what you have read, the genre of this selection can be best described asNon-narrative nonfiction

The Trapped

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What is the main idea of this selection?Miners trapped underground…
In this opening excerpt, the author creates a mood of…Danger and suspense…
Which two hardships did relatives of the trapped miners have to endure initially?a – Inadequate shelter…
b – Constant Questioning…
The author supports his statement that mining is “inherently dangerous” by noting…The average number of miners…
Choose the sentence in this excerpt that indicates a contributing factor for the cave-in at the San-Jose mine.The mine, located near the…
Put the following events in the order in which they occurred, starting with the earliest.a – Boreholes are drilled…
b – A drill penetrates…
c – Rescue workers pull…
d – A camera is sent…
Which of the following was the most dangerous condition faced by the trapped miners?Food supplies inadequate…
Which of the following can you conclude from these two excerpts?Survival for all…
What part does the fruit in this image play in this selection?It provided an example…
One decision the miners agreed to while trapped underground involved…Sharing of any proceeds…
Why was Maria Segovia…She was assertive…
In this excerpt, the author uses…Simile…

A Tough Prisoner of War / A True Survival Story / A Hero’s Unbroken Spirit

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Main idea?An airman’s unbreakable spirit…
Place these events in Louie’s life in the order in which they occurred…Louie and his family…
2. Louie competes…
3. Louie flies…
4. Louie is taken captive…
When stuck in the life raft, it was most important…Preserve their health keep their minds and spirits sharp
According to the selection, what was the Bird’s purpose…To destroy his feeling of self-worth…
Which of the following attributes helped Louie endure his imprisonment?His willpower and self-assurance…
Choose the sentence in this excerpt that best explains why Louie started boxing.Third sentence.
Which of the following sentences supports the author’s description of Louie’s return home after the war as “miraculous”…His family and friends had no idea that he was still alive.
Louie earned the nickname “Torrance Tornado” because he…Set a race record that remained unbroken for 15 years.
In this excerpt, what does Laura Hillenbrand mean when she calls Louie a “virtuoso of joy”?Louie was an expert at brightening her outlook…
What does this quote by Laura Hillenbrand say about life?A negative attribute can develop into a positive one over time.

The Bet / Human Punishment

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Based on what you have read, how could Chekhov’s writing style be considered ironic?He wrote simply of complex characters with complicated motivations
What was the bet?The banker bet that the lawyer couldn’t handle living in solitary confinement
There are two main characters in this piece, but only the banker provides narration. How does this affect the selection?The reader is allowed only one character’s point of view
Based on the context of this excerpt, the word “gaoler” meansjailor
Based on this excerpt, what conclusion can be made about the banker’s motivations?His greed drove him to consider committing a terrible crime
Based on these excerpts, which two statements best describe the significance of books in this selection?At the end, they symbolize a descent into madness
At the beginning, they represent entertainment and study
The letter is the only opportunity the reader is given to get inside the lawyer’s head. In which two ways did the 15 years of isolation affect him?He became disgusted by the materialism
He became deeply spiritual
Aside from giving insight into the lawyer’s state of mind, what else did the letter unwillingly do?It saved him from being murdered
Themes in this selection include the concepts of knowledge and wisdom. The lawyer writes that the books he read “imparted wisdom” and he is now “cleverer than you all.”But how might his knowledge and wisdom be considered flaws?They were gained through theory, not through experience
This excerpt states that the banker was filed with contempt for himself, yet he locked the lawyer’s letter in his safe. Based on your knowledge of the banker, what may be inferred by this?Although he felt loathing for his actions, he remained motivated by greed and viewed the letter as evidence to prove he could keep his money

Are You Not Entertained?

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This selection is mainly aboutThe transition of zoos from sources…
The author includes direct quotes…To reveal different individuals…
Adelaide continued to include pandas…• Officials believed they could protect…
• The animal is popular…
Which statement best describes how modern zoos…Zoos have chosen to entertain…
When the author describe the Sumatran tiger…How the exhibit and animal looks
What are two zoo considerations zoo officials…• How much space the zoo…
• How popular is the particular species…
Look at this image of visitors feeding lemurs…Provide visitors with meaningful way…
The author gives the reader the idea of how important zoos are…An ark
Based on this selection, the Zoos and Aquarium Associations…Promotes the physical and mental…
The influence of ” Blackfish”…Zoo officials around the world…

The Man With The Muck-Rake

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What is the main idea of this speech?People are who focus….
To Theodore Roosevelt…Excusing the…
Overall, the purpose of Roosevelt’s…Average American citizen…
In this speech, Roosevelt attacks…Tabloid journalism and corporate…
Which sentence is correct about R…They were more interested in…
The time of Roosevelt’s speech…Moralistic…
According to Theodore Roosevelt…The inability/a cynical…
Which sentence from the selection…To assail great evils of our political…
Based on the excerpt, which larger…The role and responsibilities…
What did Roosevelt view as a solution…Emotional restraint and common sense…
What larger question did Roosevelt…The role and responsibilities of…
When it comes to muck-rakers…Use their profession for worthy…

Mystery And Adventure

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Main idea?Humans are unaware…
Which of the following is true about people…They were confident…
In this excerpt, the author uses an analogy to illustrate thatMartians regard humans as humans regard animals.
Based on this selection, Martians could be described assmart, indifferent, and insensitive.
Choose the sentence in this excerpt that contains an example of irony.3rd sentence
Put in chronological order the sequence of clues that point to a future…A great light is seen
Lavalle of Java
The author observes three
The author observes a jetting out of gas
Compared to Earth, Mars hascolder temperatures, thinner air, and fewer oceans.
The author points out that humans should nothumans too have conducted incidents of destruction and warfare.
Identify two pieces of evidence that support the answerMankind has eradicated
Mankind has brought
In this excerpt, the author creates a mood offoreboding.

Crisis On The Slopes / Lost In The Snow

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What is the main idea of thisOverconfidence and misjudgment
What was the most importantThe deduction of his sister
According to this selectionPups have only the slightest chance…
In this excerpt, the toneDoubtful /pessimistic
Read the following excerptThe aspen highlands/they had already searched most of the are
In the last part of the selectionAbout 30 degrees to the left
Which sentence supports theBut for now, I choose to live free
Which sentence best supportsHe spent hours researching
While Morgan was in the helicopterShe was always that avalanches
Put Jake’s dialogue describingwe tucked our heads/I yelled for nick/nick pulled me down/crawling on our hands…
According to this selection, snow constantly…The evolution of man…

What Can You Grow in a Cell Pod?

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What is the central idea of this selection?Scientists are tinkering with…
Based on what you have read, it seems possible that the Cell podCould change people’s relationship…
In this excerpt, the author most likely set out toEnlighten readers to several challenges…
According to Reuder, whole plant cell…Capsules, with most of
What figurative language is “Fruits of one labor”
sorry i forgot the whole question
An idiom
Based on this image of saffron…It depicts a food that…
Why is Lauri Reutuer’s question…It opened up a discussion…
In this excerpt, Marianne Ellise…Insider expert commentary
Presently, cell cultures grown…Healthful nutritional supplements
According to the scientist, expanding the human diet…Boost human resilience…

Heroes And Trailblazers

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Main idea?The Visionary
Which sentence supports the author’s statement that Jobs developed a cultlike following?New Apple products
Choose the sentence in this excerpt that describes Jobs’ style of “nonmanagement”.Second sentence
Jobs dropped out of college becausehe was concerned about straining his family’s finances.
Why does the author mention the “Big Brother” Super Bowl commercial that launched the Mac?to demonstrate Apple’s nonconformist style
Why does the author use the word “elegant” to describe Jobs’ product design?Jobs tuned
Based on this excerpt, in what two ways was Steve Jobs like Tom Sawyer?He was good at getting others…
He was effective in gaining…
Put these events in Steve Jobs’ life in the correct order in which they occurred, starting with the earliest.He joins
He meets
He builds
He copies
Jobs’ leadership style could be described asexacting.
What evidence does the author give to support his contention…Jobs, the son of working-class parents

Groundbreaking Female Authors

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What is the central ideaDespite persistent gender bias in publishing
In this excerpt, the author use the militaryGender equality issues
Which two details from the selection• Her boom about the dangers
• She was a scientist at A time
Together those two excerpts shows thatBoth nonfiction and poetry
Please read the following two excerptThoughts about her evolution
Poet and civil rightsSpoken word movement which inspired the hip-hop
In this excerpt the author uses the word searingExtremely intense
The author describes A sequence of eventsTo emphasize her rapid rise
Read this excerptGoing by undercover as A low wage unskilled workers
The author writes thatIncorporate verse
Emily Dickinson was one of the greatest poets in American history, Which one of the following shows the significance of this?She was unknown as a poet until after her death.
In this excerpt, the phrase “hard nut to crack” shows the authors use of a literacy device known as…An idiom.
According to this excerpt from the text and one other, what “cultural assumption” has contributed to male authors’ domination nonfiction?Female authors have historically not been viewed as being able to handle serious content.
The author describes books and poetry as Emily Dickenson’s “salvation”. Choose the two sentences that show why.• For most of her life, Dickenson preferred to stay indoors.
• She isolated herself from the public, staying close to her family.

Sam’s Monkey / Gretchen

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What is the main idea of this…Never give up hope because…
When the surgeon discusses his…He uses a direct, but reassuring tone…
Why did Sam’s mom display his…To demonstrate he had the ability…
Why does the author use the…To emphasize her theme of…
Capuchin Monkeys can help their…Operating basic equipment like…
Which sentence best captures…Gretchen would cock her head…
Which sentence provides…Gretchen became thrilled with…
Why does Sam refuse to see any…He doesn’t want anyone to feel so…
What sentence demonstrates that…As Sam watched from the sidelines…
In this excerpt, what does Sam…So knows his body will come back…

The Greatest Issues Of Our Time

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The speech delivered by Mrs. Roosevelt wasmainly about preservation of human freedom.
Why did Mrs. Roosevelt choose to make this speech in France?France had a long history of supporting human rights.
Based on Mrs. Roosevelt’s description of the U.N. declaration, which statement is true?The declaration was created to uphold the dignity of the individual.
The Declaration of Human Rights was ratifiedby a clear majority of nations.
Read the synopsis of the U.S. Bill of Rights and the summary of the U.N Declaration of Human Rights. Based on these excerpts, which statement is correct?The rights described in the two documents overlap in many ways, but the Declaration is more explicit in the description of personal freedoms.
According to Mrs. Roosevelt, trade unions in Soviet countries werea propaganda tool of the government.
President Truman most likely selected Mrs. Roosevelt as a delegate to the U.N. because she wasenormously popular with the American people.
Soviet Bloc nations did not ratify the declaration, in part, because they claimed to have already achieved many of the rights cited in the declaration. Mrs Roosevelt challenged these Soviet claims. What did she say?She said Soviet citizens did not have a free press, because they were prohibited from criticizing Communism.
In the speech, Mrs. Roosevelt use the phrase “slave society’ to describe a society in whicheveryone is employed, but not at work of their own choosing.
Which terms best describes the tone of Mrs. Roosevelt’s speech?persuasive and meticulous

Suffrage & Civil Rights

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What is the central idea of this selection?The turn of the 20th century heralded a significant period of social activism & change in America, particularly for women & African Americans…
Compare the women described in these excerpts from the test. Compared to American women living at the onset of US independence, American women today…Have more rights in the workplace through inequalities remain, particularly for Latinas and women of color…
The National American Woman Suffrage Association was formed…When separate women’s suffrage groups founded by Susan B. Anthony and Lucy Stone merged into one…
Which of the following court cases overturned segregation in schools to launch the modern civil rights movement?Brown v. Board of Education
Put these significant events from the modern American feminism movement in the order they occurred, from earliest to latestAns 1: Alice Paul formed the National Women’s party…
Ans 2: The U.S. passed the nineteenth Amendment…
Ans 3: The Equal Rights Amendment was first proposed…
Ans 4: The National Organization for Women was formed…
In this sentence, the word oratorical is best replaced by the wordSpeaking
The Montgomery Bus Boycott was so effective becausePulled money away from the Montgomery busing system, forcing change to happen
When the author describes many 20th-century women as being “frustrated with their limited citizenship” she is…emphasizing the growing agitation women experience, having limited rights in a country controlled politically by men…
The document in this image related to which event in the history of women’s suffrage?The Seneca falls convention
The first protestors to descend on the White House…were women advocating for their right to vote, and they were arrested by police and mistreated by bystanders.

Profit, People, and the Planet / Little Farms, Big Benefits

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Read this excerpt from the text and one other. Which sentence from the text do these excerpts support?Farmers are combining old methods with new technologies to change farming for the better
Based on the text, which one of the following describe the agriculture practice of monoculture?Production of a single crop in the same field year after year
Based on your answer to the previous question, which one of the following describes an opposing agriculture practice?Use of intensive crop rotation
Based on the text, sustainable farms must be “capable of maintaining their productivity.” Which part of the “triple bottom line” does this refer to?Economic profit
Don Bustos grows salad greens in a greenhouse year-round. According to this excerpt, what prevented him from doing this before he installed solar panels?High operating costs
Which two of the following techniques did the Carvers implement to “rejuvenate the land”?• Control where cattle graze
• Avoid disturbing the soil
A calorie measures energy in food. Energy used to produce food can also be measured in calories. Based on the excerpt, you can conclude that theMore processing that happens to the food the more energy it takes to produce it
The author’s purpose in writing this selection is toPresent information about sustainable agriculture and its benefits to farmers and society
Based on these two excerpts, you can conclude that intensive grazingReduces soil erosion
Which one of the following describes the term “acequia”?Community operated irrigation system
What is the main idea of the storyFarmers are combining old methods with new technologies to change farming for the better
Read these two excerpts. Which two of the following show differences in how Bustos and industrial farmers manage pests.• Industrial crops have a low tolerance for pests; Bustos plants crops when there is a low risk of pests.
• Bustos uses beneficial insects to control pests, while industrial farmers may use harmful pesticides.
Which one of the following shows the metaphor used by the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems to describe sustainable farming?Three-legged stool
A calorie measures energy in food. Energy used to produce food can also be measured in calories. Based on this except you can conclude thatMore processing that happens to food the more energy it takes to produce it
Read this excerpt from the text and one other. Which sentence from the text do these excerpts support?Sustainable and industrial agriculture are not mutually exclusive

Slave Trade and Ships

 
Which statement from the selection best expresses the central idea?
The Amistad was an important event in the transatlantic…..
 
The authors of this selection discuss the “Middle Passage” of the three-part transatlantic trade…..
Transport of kidnapped African people to the Americas where they sold……
 
The previous question asked about the transatlantic trade route. Based on your answer to that question…..
Ships from European ports brought goods to Africa in exchange for human beings.
 
Which two of the following show the significance of Justice Joseph Story’s Supreme Court decision?
1. It was a turning point in the abolitionist movement
2. It affirmed the ideals on which the country was founded.
 
Which one of the following shows the irony in this excerpt?
The meaning of the name of the ship
 
The African captives on slave ships had a “completely unknown future” Based on the text, a primary reason for this was that
Those who were captured never returned to their homelands to share their experience.
 
Based on this excerpt from the selection, the “three-part transatlantic trade route” could be considered
Forced Migration
 
Select the two sentences in this excerpt from the text….
1. The naval officers from the USS Washington, as well as two
2. They claimed they should receive the value
 
Read the excerpt from the selection and one from another source…
By expanding on information in the first excerpt
 
Which pair of words best characterizes the authors tone throughout this selection?
Candid and Objective

From Field to Table

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What is the main idea of this selection?Concern about freshness and quality…
Put these events in the operation of a CSA in the order…Shareholders buy a portion…
Farmers buy supplies and equipment…
Shareholders put in some hours working…
Some produce is donated…
Choose the sentence in this excerpt that indicates the causes for the decline…Because of urbanization and industrialization…
Based on this excerpt, which feature of CSAs most promote shareholders’…The concept of shared risks in investments
In which two ways have CSAs prompted…• Some supermarkets now display information…
• Some supermarkets now purchase organic produce…
What evidence does the author offer to support the claim that…They are free of chemicals pesticides and herbicides
When a consumer joins a CSA, the process can be compared toBuying a stock whose profitability…
Based on this excerpt, how does the author view the problems…Sympathetically
Which aspect of farmers’ market and CSAs would be…The short distance the food travels
Based on this excerpt, you can deduce thatThe actions of relatively small groups can start trends…

Basic Butterflies?

QuestionAnswer
Which of the following statements conveys the central idea of this selection?Environmental changes can lead to what was once weird becoming the new normal.
Read this excerpt. What is the author’s main point in this excerpt?Different environments can favor one version of a gene over another.
Based on the text, what changed for white monarch butterflies in the mid-1960s?The white monarch butterfly population on Oahu was increasing.
Put these events in order to show the education and career of “bugman” Mark Berman.He went to college for his undergraduate degree at the University of Hawaii.
He worked with zoologist John Stimson to research the rare white monarch butterfly.
He studied science education and mosquitos in graduate school
He started a company that provides educational programs about the natural world.
Read this excerpt. Based on the text, sequencing monarch genomes may help scientists answer which of the following two questions?• Are the white monarchs in Vanuatu descended from white monarchs in Hawaii?
• Is a different gene involved in the wing color of Vanuatu’s white monarch?
Read this excerpt. Based on the text, which one of the following inferences can be drawn?Warning coloration and patterns help protect both monarch butterflies and their predators.
Read this excerpt. Choose the sentence that contains the scientific word for the “quirks” within a species.“These differences are called “polymorphisms,” and human populations have them too.”
Choose the two sentences that show that monarch butterflies are not the only species to exhibit genetic “polymorphisms.”• “Tigers in India are sometimes born with black stripes on a white coat.”
• “Black bears in Canada might enter the world wearing white fur, despite their name.”
Choose the sentence that shows what scientists believe may relate to the increase of white monarch butterflies on Oahu.“Judging from the carnage they leave behind-disembodied butterfly wings, mostly orange, scattered like autumn leaves on the ground–bulbuls are most likely to target orange monarchs.”
Read these two excerpts from the selection. Based on the text, the idea of an “evolutionary life raft” helps explain howThe dark peppered moth was able to make a comeback.

A Sisterhood of Spies

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What is the main idea of this selection?It is not widely known that women have played important roles in the world of espionage.
Based on the text, in what way did female spies once hold a tactical advantage over men?Women didn’t draw attention because they were viewed as housewives.
According to Lindsay Moran, a key to survival for spies isstreet smarts.
Based on the text, why are some female spies referred to as “honey trappers”?They use their sweet charms to seduce the enemy.
Which sentence supports the statement that women spies made invaluable contributions to their respective counties?Nancy Wake coordinated a spy network so extensive and effective that the Gestapo put a price on her head worth millions of dollars.
The case of Elizabeth Van Lew, or “Crazy Bet,” demonstrates that it is advantageous if a spyis a convincing actor.
In this excerpt, the term “patriots in petticoats” has a tone that could be consideredhumorous.
A statement that follows the phrase “contrary to stereotype” would refer to somethingnot regarded widely as true.
Based on the text, what kept women from being recruited to work as spies prior to World War II?persistent prejudice
From this selection, you can deduce thatmany essential characteristics of successful spies come naturally to women.

The New 49ers

 
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What is the main idea of this selection?
A modern “gold rush” has compelled
 
Choose the sentence in this excerpt that…
Despite the relative ease of finding…
 
Place these mining methods in the order in
Panning in water; Using shovels and picks; Blasting with dynamite; Blasting with electronical explosives
 
In this opening excerpt, the author’s…
To pique readers’ curiosity about gold
 
Based on this selection, most people…
Lustrous appearance
 
A modern gold rush is taking place because
Mining techniques have become cheaper and safer
 
Based on this selection, where did this…
In lode gold deposits from within mountains…
 
Based on this excerpt, when Keith Emerald…
Compelling
 
The Stutter Gold mining company…
The price of gold was so high that…
 
Based on this excerpt, why was it so surprising…
The land had been heavily mined…

Amateur Astronauts

 
What is the main idea
The space tourism industry has A brilliant
 
According to this excerpt
1 the need for large
2 the need to bring
 
Which of the following
It peaked during the first moon landing
 
In this photo
Another ship launches it in mid air as opposed
 
In this excerpt
To illustrate that pan-am believed space tourism
 
Place the following
1 the us Apollo
2 Dennis tito
3 anousteh
4 virgin galactics
 
What is the biggest barrier
Astronomical prices for space trips
 
Which sentence best summarizes
Early accommodation for space tourists
 
What do these two excerpts
He presents positions of both supporters
 
Anousheh Absuri trip
1 she was the first female space tourist
2 she was the first Iranian to go into space

Human or Ape?

 
The selection mainly
Identifies a discovery that is forcing…
 
Scientists will continue to look…
The current understanding of human evolution…
 
What is the most compelling evidence…
Studies show humans…
 
The author used the word “encase”…
Would be difficult to extract
 
What is the author’s purpose for including rhetorical…
To persuade the reader to consider other points of view
 
This text is best described as
informational nonfiction

Suffrage and Civil Rights

 
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What is the central idea of this selection?
The turn of the 20th century heralded a significant period of social activism and change in America, particularly for women and African Americans
 
Compare the women described in these excerpts from the test. Compared to American women living at the onset of the U.S. independence, American women today
Have more rights in the workplace though inequalities remain, particularly for Latinas and women of color
 
The National American Woman Suffrage Association was formed
When separate women’s suffrage groups founded by Susan B. Anthony and Lucy Stone merged into one.
 
Which of the following court cases overturned segregation in schools to launch the modern civil rights movement?
Brown v. Board of Education
 
Put these significant events from the modern American feminism movement in the order they occurred, from earliest to latest.
1. Alice Paul formed the national Women’s party
2. The U.S. passed the nineteenth Amendment
3. The Equal Rights Amendment was first proposed
4. The National Organization for Women was formed
 
In this sentence the word oratorical is best replaced by the word
Speaking
 
The Montgomery Bus Boycott was so effective because
Pulled money away from the Montgomery busing system, forcing change to happen.
 
When the author describes many 20th century women as being “frustrated with their limited citizenship” she is
emphasizing the growing agitation women experience, having limited rights in a country controlled politically by men.
 

The document in this image related to which event in the history of women’s suffrage?

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the Seneca falls convention
 
The first protestors to descend on the White House
were women advocating for their right to vote, and they were arrested by police and mistreated by bystanders.

Looking For Clues In Quilts

 
This selection revolves around the
Questionable authenticity
 
When other quilt scholars
Provided evidence that the research
 
What is most strongly implied
People may have trouble seeing
 
How do these excerpts from the text
Are discusses the definition
 
What would have most likely happened
McDowell may have success
 
The author included this selection
Over trusts organization failed
 
In this excerpt from the text the word dearth
Lack
 
Based on this selection a coded quilt
What the areas immediate dangers
 
While Rubin and Poland were writing
Conducting historical research
 
The tone of this selection
Candid and informative

A Woman’s Prerogative

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What is the main ideaA newspaper reporter defies conventional
Choose the sentence that shows NellieNever one to conform to custom
This drawing of Nellie BlyPeople were so excited by her journey
You can tell Nellie Bly articlesPrompted further investigation
Place the following news articlesNellie writes about corrupt politics
Nellie writes about the wretched
Nellie writes about her world travels
Nellie writes about World War I
As a business ownerAccess to gymnasium in which to exercise
In this excerpt the tone of NelliePractical
Why was Nellie Bly so infuriatedShe had learned firsthand that
When Nellie Bly departedDressed in a ankle length suit
What evidence does the author givesShe provided her own workers
Nellie Bly’s family went from wealth to poverty when she was a little girl becauseHer father died without a will
After returning to New York after World War IOrphanages
Which two sentences describe Nellie…• She was intelligent enough…
• She was surprised but…

The Thoughts of a Monarch

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This selection is mainly about Queen Victoria and…Her thoughts regarding marriage
Before Victoria met Albert, what was her position regarding marriage?She preferred to postpone marriage as long as possible or not marry at all.
Put these events from VictoriaShe was crowned queen.
She turned 20.
She met her cousins Ernest and Albert.
She married Prince Albert.
Read this excerpt. When Queen Victoria commented, “In general such things were done the other way,” what did she mean?She had to ask Albert to marry her; Usually the man asked the woman.
What do these two excerpts suggest about Victoria’s attitude toward her role model as monarchShe realized the gravity of her position and strove to fulfill her duties to the best of her abilities.
What was the primary factor that caused Victoria to embrace the idea of marrying Albert?Albert was charming and handsome
What is the purpose of this paragraph?It illustrates the complications of royal succession.
Which two statements about Queen Victoria are correct?She became queen when she was 18 years old.
She reigned for 63 years.
The genre of this selection can be best described as…Autobiographical
The royal marriage act of 1772 stated that…No descendant of George II can marry without the Sovereign’s consent.
The mood in this excerpt can best be described as…Festive
Queen Victoria described her weddingKeep the promises they make
As a young and unmarried queen, Victoria lived with her mother. Why?She was required to do so by social construct.
Queen Victoria described her wedding ceremony as “imposing.” She hoped it made an “everlasting impression on every” to do what?Keep the promises they made

Trend Or Tradition

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What is the main idea of this selection?Even a new practitioner of yoga can experience a state of clarity by unifying the body and mind.
Choose the sentence in this excerpt that indicated the rigorousness of yoga…Fire burns in your thighs as you maintain this awkward position; sweat begins to pour down your contorted face.
A yoga instructor could best be described as…A perceptive, calm guide who is knowledgeable about anatomy.
Based on what you read, this yoga practitioner is doing a pose meant to resemble a…Dog
If you were in tree pose in a yoga class, what would you do to help stabilize your position, based on the information in the selection?Fix your gaze straight ahead at a stationary object.
What is the author’s purpose in this opening paragraph of the selection?To provide a visual picture of the setting.
What structure does the author follow in this selection?Alternating between a personal yoga experience and information about the history and practice of yoga.
Put these steps in the cow and cat positions in the correct order, starting with the cow…Inhale while rolling your shoulder blades downward.
Focus your gaze upward toward the ceiling.
Exhale while arching your back muscles.
Focus your gaze toward your fingers on the floor.
Which sentence reflects the main point that the author is making in this excerpt?People can be more productive when working in a state of calmness.
During a yoga class what are the two primary functions of the teacher?To adjust student’s position according to their unique musculoskeletal structure.
To help maintain their attention on their breathing.

Degrees Of Change Earth 2100

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What is the central idea?The consequences of climate change will be deadly.
Which statement best describes…The author explains the different factors.
Read this excerpt…Making it impossible for humans to live there.
The author feels some solution…Relocate humans to higher latitudes.
According to the selection…The plants and animals had time to adjust.
Choose the sentence that reveals…The reason is primarily making enough.
In this excerpt the word sanguine…Optimistic.
Read this excerpt which statement…Cities need to change the means in which.
In this excerpt the phrase…Where most of a country’s provisions come.
Choose the sentence in this excerpt…The tipping point for the Amazon.

The Orchestra Of Recycled Instruments

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What is the main idea…A community uses its meager resource to improve.
This except has a tone…Demoralizing.
The instrument used by orchestra members…Creativity Chavez & Gomes.
Based on this selection…Is a universal attraction that inspires.
The children of Cateura…Filmmakers posted a short film about them.
Which sentence provides evidence…Parents were acutely interested.
In this excerpt why is Cateura…The landfill contained hazardous.
Choose the sentence in this excerpt…They were acutely interested.
Based on this selection why would…They now know the value of working.
Which sentence is most…Poverty is so acute that one violin.

The Man With The Muck-Rake

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What is the main idea of this speech?People who focus on nothing but evil are themselves forces of evil.
Based on this excerpt, the audience members who heard this speech probably felt that Roosevelt waslooking out for their best interests.
When it comes to the muck-rakers, Roosevelt urges themto use their profession for worthy endeavors by sticking to the truth.
Overall, the purpose of Roosevelt’s speech could be described as a plea forthe average American citizen to display integrity.
In this speech, Roosevelt attackstabloid journalism and corporate greed.
Which sentence is true about Roosevelt’s feelings about the muck-rakers?They were more interested in scandal and sensational details than genuine reform.
The tone of Roosevelt’s speech could be described asmoralistic.
Which sentence from the selection supports Roosevelt’s claim that the muckrakers were doing “untold damage to the country as a whole”?To assail great evils of our political and industrial life with crude generalizations as to include decent men in the condemnation means the searing of the public conscience.
What did Roosevelt view as a solution to the muck-raking problem?emotional restraint and common sense
What larger question did Roosevelt’s speech raise?the role and responsibilities of journalists in a free society

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