The narrator of this story says it is hard to get to their camp. This is because
the people do not drive well.
the roads are crowded and busy.
the people do not have good cars and trucks.
the roads are in bad shape.
The family leaves their truck behind because
gas is expensive in the Arctic.
they don’t have snow tires and chains.
a four-wheeler is best for travel on the snow.
the truck can’t pull the small trailer.
Which statement is true about this family?
They don’t know much about machinery.
They are able to change plans to make things work.
They would be happier in a bigger town.
They could solve their problems better if they had more money.
The piece of ice that Ross got helped the family. The ice helped
because it was like a raft.
protect the family from polar bears.
the children have fun.
keep the food cold.
In the second paragraph of this story, the author tells about the time of year, day of the week and the place where the racetrack is located. What are details like these called in a story?
In the fourth paragraph, the author tells you that you’d see “a whole doll body with wild hair, sprawled in the chair you were just about to sit on.” This means that the doll was
Going out to turn on the pump in the swimming pool shows that Alex
is responsible and helps with household chores.
really would rather swim than go to the races.
is trying to ruin the Barbie doll.
is trying to find out what father is doing in the shed.
Based on what you learned from this story, which statement best describes Alex?
He is smarter than most kids at school.
He seems like an ordinary boy who is interested in his hobby.
He does many things to make his sister and brother cry.
He is selfish and spoiled.
The last sentence of this story tells you that “Alex’s total obsession was BMX.” This means that Alex
owned only BMX bikes.
was afraid of BMX.
was extremely enthusiastic about BMX.
knew he would be a pro.
Which of the birds is putting its bill into the water?
Why does the number 1 appear two times on the chart?
Because both of those birds are California gulls
To let readers know how many gulls we have in this country
To show that gulls mate for life
Because the person making the chart made a mistake
On this chart, the salt marsh creatures you see most of are the
This information probably came from
a science magazine for kids.
a history of beaches.
a book about water pets.
a book of adventure stories about the sea.
Which of the sentences did the author write to make you, the reader, feel like you really are at the salt marsh?
The water in some salt marshes is nearly as salty as the sea.
Most of our salt marshes are found along the East Coast and the Gulf of Mexico.
That's where the marsh can dry out during low tide.
Don't forget to explore the mudflats.
The information in the passage best supports the idea that
people are all alike.
Chinese and Russian fishing methods are the world's most effective.
not following the crowd can lead to unexpected opportunities.
commercial fishing is usually quite dangerous.
The eleventh paragraph begins “The birds went into a feeding frenzy . . . ” What is the author’s reason for including this paragraph in the story?
To provide the reader with a sense of being right there
To round out the character of the narrator
To support the theme of responsibility to the environment
To foreshadow the tragedy
In the first paragraph, the author tells you that the "fishermen turn on the winches and pull it up." This means that
the fishermen are using large hooks to pull the fish onto the trawler.
mechanical pulleys are bringing the net back on the boat.
smaller boats are sent out to get the nets.
the fishermen tug the net quickly to trap the sharks and rays.
Although the author doesn’t exactly say, which words best describe the way the narrator feels about this fishing trip?
Nervous and fearful
Angry and upset
Interested and excited
Bored and unhappy
The author most likely wrote the last three paragraphs to
This story has some facts and some opinions. Which sentence below is a fact?
There’s no need to learn how to do arithmetic.
No one wants to go back to the days of adding by hand.
Calculators and computers are happy.
Computers and calculators won’t tell you how to set up a problem.
Which sentence below is true about the author?
The author seems helpful.
The author seems confused.
The author seems silly.
The author seems angry.
Which of these does the author say is a benefit of calculators and computers?
They tell you what you need to find out.
They tell you what information you need to enter.
They save a lot of time.
They can check that the answers they get are correct.
According to the author, calculators and computers are good for
telling you which math operations to use.
setting up a math problem.
telling you another way to solve a math problem.
adding and subtracting.
In which section of the library would you be most likely to find the book that contained this article?