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1. What is the central theme of the pictures above?
A. Green things
B. Plants
C. Trees
D. Outside

 

2. If the central theme is "flowers", which of the following could not be a supporting detail?
A. daisy
B. rose
C. sunflower
D. Oak tree

 

Read the passage below for questions 3 and 4.

Daniel Shays was a man that fought to protect his views. During the American Revolution, he fought to break away from Britain. He believed that Britain was taking unfair advantage of the colonies with taxes, forced housing of Redcoat soldiers, among other things. After the war, Daniel Shays fought again to protect his views. The Massachusetts government was deep in debt due to the cost of the Revolution. The legislature passed a hefty tax to pay the debt. Daniel Shays believed that the tax was an unfair burden to the farmers in the west. Therefore, in September of 1786, Daniel Shays and his followers tried to prevent the state from imposing the tax. They tried to seize the Springfield arsenal to get weapons for their cause. However, the militia stopped Shays' Rebellion.

 

3. What is the central theme of the passage?
A. taxes
B. The American Revolution
C. Daniel Shays fights for his views.
D. Shays' Rebellion

 

4. What is the main idea of the passage?
A. However, the militia stopped Shays' Rebellion.
B. Daniel Shays was a man that fought to protect his views.
C. Daniel Shays believed that the tax was an unfair burden to the farmers in the west.
D. Therefore, in September of 1786, Daniel Shay and his followers tried to prevent the state from imposing the tax.

 

Use the passage below to answer questions 5 and 7.

The first amendment provides five basic rights to all Americans. One of the rights is the freedom of assembly. Americans can meet together, in a peaceful manner, without fear of government intervention. Third, Americans have the right to a free press. This means that Americans can print the truth without fear of punishment for exposing negative views. We also have the right to our own religion. The government cannot interfere with our worship to God. These rights have become very dear to Americans.

 

5. What is the central theme of the paragraph above?
A. Freedom of assembly
B. Freedom of religion
C. Rights of Americans
D. Power of American

 

6. What is the main idea of the paragraph above?
A. The first amendment provides five basic rights to all Americans.
B. We also have the right to our own religion.
C. This means that Americans can print the truth without fear of punishment for exposing negative views.
D. Americans have the right to do whatever they want to do.

 

7. Which of the following could be added as a supporting detail to the passage.
A. The government can make Americans vote in elections.
B. The freedom of speech allows Americans to share their opinions.
C. The government has laws that prevent freedom of speech.
D. Americans are proud because they have a good President.

 

Use the passage below to answer questions 8-10

There are many great figures in the history of America. Yet, none seem to be so remembered as George Washington. He served as the Commander in Chief of the American forces during the Revolution. He made a reputation for himself and eventually became the first president of the United States. He set many precedents for future presidents and got the new country off and running. People will remember George Washington for his bravery as Commander in Chief, and for his decision making skills as President.

 

8. What is the central theme of the paragraph above?
A. George Washington
B. figures in American history
C. Abraham Lincoln
D. Commander in Chief

 

9. What is the main idea of the passage above?
A. He set many precedents for future presidents and got the new country off and running.
B. People will remember George Washington for his bravery as Commander in Chief, and for his decision making skills as President.
C. Abraham Lincoln was an important man.
D. Sam Houston was the first President of the United States.

 

10. Which of the following could be added to the passage as a supporting detail?
A. George Washington wanted to be as powerful as a King, and abused his position as president.
B. George Washington tried to set a good example as president.
C. Washington was tall, thin, and handsome.
D. Abraham Lincoln was a better president than Washington.

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