Reading Plus Answers Level K

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Following are all the answers to some of the stories of Level K found in Reading Plus.

Cycling Capital of the World:

Q. What is the main idea of this selection?

A. Making cities more bike-friendly has become increasingly popular…

Q. 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

Q. Why can this part from the selection be considered ironic?

A. The author writes that the best solution to cities’…

Q. What could be considered surprising that Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the eighteenth most bike-friendly city in the world?

A. The city receives a substantial amount of snowfall

Q. Read this excerpt from the selection. It discusses Copenhageners, but from it you can tell that all…

A. Children who ride bikes are most likely to ride bikes as adults.

Q. What was the main reason why Copenhagen’s painted bike lanes were not effective in improving cyclists’ safety?

A. People would throw garbage in the bike lanes…

Q. 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…

Q. Despite its high cost, for what main reason is the government of Copenhagen initiating its cycling superhighway project?

A. It’s estimated to save the city’s health care system…

Q. How does the author support her claim that “environmental and human health are linked”?

A. By giving an example of an environmental problem…

Q. Compared to Copenhagen, Portland’s cycling infrastructure is described as…

A. Supplement in the vehicle space…

The Trapped

Q. What is the main idea of this selection?

A. Miners trapped underground…

Q. In this opening excerpt, the author creates a mood of…

A. Danger and suspense…

Q. Which two hardships did relatives of the trapped miners have to endure initially?
a – Inadequate shelter… 
b – Constant Questioning…

Q. The author supports his statement that mining is “inherently dangerous” by noting…

A. The average number of miners…

Q. Choose the sentence in this excerpt that indicates a contributing factor for the cave-in at the San-Jose mine.

A. The mine, located near the…

Q. 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…

Q. Which of the following was the most dangerous condition faced by the trapped miners?

A. Food supplies inadequate…

Q. Which of the following can you conclude from these two excerpts?

A. Survival for all…

Q. What part does the fruit in this image play in this selection?

A. It provided an example…

Q. One decision the miners agreed to while trapped underground involved…

A. Sharing of any proceeds…

Q. Why was Maria Segovia…

A. She was assertive…

Q. In this excerpt, the author uses…

A. Simile…

A Tough Prisoner of War

Q. Main idea?

A. An airman’s unbreakable spirit…

Q. Place these events in Louie’s life in the order in which they occurred…

A. 1. Louie and his family… 2. Louie competes… 3. Louie flies… 4. Louie is taken captive…

Q. When stuck in the life raft, it was most important…

A. Preserve their health keep their minds and spirits sharp

Q. According to the selection, what was the Bird’s purpose…

A. To destroy his feeling of self-worth…

Q. Which of the following attributes helped Louie endure his imprisonment?

A. His willpower and self-assurance…

Q. Choose the sentence in this excerpt that best explains why Louie started boxing.

A. Third sentence.

Q. Which of the following sentences supports the author’s description of Louie’s return home after the war as “miraculous”…

A. His family and friends had no idea that he was still alive.

Q. Louie earned the nickname “Torrance Tornado” because he…

A. Set a race record that remained unbroken for 15 years.

Q. In this excerpt, what does Laura Hillenbrand mean when she calls Louie a “virtuoso of joy”?

A. Louie was an expert at brightening her outlook…

Q. What does this quote by Laura Hillenbrand say about life?

A. A negative attribute can develop into a positive one over time.

The Man With The Muck-Rake

Q. What is the main idea of this speech?

A. People are who focus….

Q. To Theodore Roosevelt…

A. Excusing the…..

Q. Overall, the purpose of Roosevelt’s…

A. Average American citizen….

Q. In this speech, Roosevelt attacks…

A. Tabloid journalism and corporate…

Q. Which sentence is correct about R…

A. They were more interested in…

Q. The time of Roosevelt’s speech…

A. Moralistic…

Q. According to Theodore Roosevelt…

A. The inability/a cynical…

Q. Which sentence from the selection…

A. To assail great evils of our political…

Q. Based on the excerpt, which larger…

A. The role and responsibilities…

Q. What did Roosevelt view as a solution…

A. Emotional restraint and common sense…

Q. What larger question did Roosevelt…

A. The role and responsibilities of…

Q. When it comes to muck-rakers…

A. Use their profession for worthy…

Crisis On The Slopes/ Lost In The Snow

Q. What is the main idea of this…

A. Overconfidence and misjudgment…

Q. What was the most important…

A. The deduction of his sister…

Q. According to this selection…

A. Pups have only the slightest chance…

Q. In this excerpt, the tone…

A. Doubtful /pessimistic…

Q. Read the following excerpt…

A. The aspen highlands/they had already searched most of the are…

Q. In the last part of the selection…

A. About 30 degrees to the left…

Q. Which sentence supports the…

A. But for now, I choose to live free…

Q. Which sentence best supports…

A. He spent hours researching…

Q. While Morgan was in the helicopter…

A. She was always that avalanches…

Q. Put Jake’s dialogue describing…

A. we tucked our heads/I yelled for nick/nick pulled me down/crawling on our hands…

Q. According to this selection, snow constantly…

A. The evolution of man…

Sam’s Monkey/Gretchen

Q. What is the main idea of this…

A. Never give up hope because… 

Q. When the surgeon discusses his…

A. He uses a direct, but reassuring tone…

Q. Why did Sam’s mom display his…

A. To demonstrate he had the ability… 

Q. Why does the author use the…

A. To emphasize her theme of… 

Q. Capuchin Monkeys can help their…

A. Operating basic equipment like… 

Q. Which sentence best captures…

A. Gretchen would cock her head… 

Q. Which sentence provides…

A. Gretchen became thrilled with… 

Q. Why does Sam refuse to see any…

A. He doesn’t want anyone to feel so… 

Q. What sentence demonstrates that…

A. As Sam watched from the sidelines… 

Q. In this excerpt, what does Sam…

A. So knows his body will come back… 

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

 

The New 49ers

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3 stars
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 explosivesIn this opening excerpt, the author’s…
To pique readers’ curiosity about goldBased on this selection, most people…
Lustrous appearanceA modern gold rush is taking place because
Mining techniques have become cheaper and saferBased 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

PICTURE OF STORY ON THIS LINK
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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?

Image:

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

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