Summarization

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1. When you are asked to summarize, you should:
A. Include the important facts and the details of the passage.
B. Include on the important facts.
C. Only include the details of the passage.
D. Rewrite the passage word for word.

 

2. Which of the following is not included in the "5 W's" of a summarization?
A. Who
B. When
C. Why or how
D. With

 

Look at the sentences below. Choose the best summary for the sentences:
* In 1609, Captain John Smith took charge of the Jamestown colony.
* Smith traded with the Indians for food in order to save the starving colonists.
* In 1609, Smith suffered an injury and returned to England.


3. Choose the best summary for the sentences above.

A. John Smith was a leader in the Jamestown colony in the 1600s.
B. John Smith, leader of the Jamestown colony, traded with the Indians so that the colonists would not starve, until he returned to England.
C. Smith, the leader of a colony, helped the colonists not to starve.
D. John Smith was a leader.

 

Look at the sentences below. Choose the best summary for the sentences:
* There was a starving time in Jamestown.
* Desperate colonists of Jamestown ate cats, dogs, and mice to survive.
* By 1610, all but about 60 of the original 500 colonists were alive.


4. Choose the best summary for the sentences above.
A. Between 1609-1610, all but 60 of 500 the Jamestown colonists survived by eating only small animals.
B. Sixty of the original 500 colonists lived through the starving time of 1609-1610.
C. Many colonists died during the starving time.
D. In the 1600's there was a starving time and only 60 colonists survived.

 

Look at the sentences below. Choose the best summary for the sentences:
* In 1620, a small group of Pilgrims set out from Plymouth, England.
* In Plymouth, they stopped for supplies and other colonists.
* They wanted to start a new life in Virginia, where they were free to worship in their own way.

5. Choose the best summary for the sentences above.
A. In 1620, the Pilgrims left Plymouth to start a new life in Virginia.
B. In 1620, the Pilgrims got supplies and left from Plymouth to start a new life in Virginia because they wanted religious freedom.
C. The supplies in Plymouth allowed the colonists to worship freely in Virginia.
D. The Pilgrims landed in Virginia in 1620.

 

Read the paragraph below to answer questions 6 -9.

When Anne Hutchinson came to America from England, she settled in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. She began preaching different beliefs than the Puritans that lived there in Massachusetts Bay. Many people joined her in her meetings. However, In 1637, Ann Hutchinson and her followers were forced, by the Puritans, to move out of the colony.

6. Who is the passage about?
A. The Puritans
B. The Massachusetts Bay colony
C. Ann Hutchinson
D. John Smith

 

7. Where and when did the event in the paragraph above take place?
A. Puritan in the 1600s
B. Massachusetts Bay colony in the 1600s
C. To Ann Hutchinson in Massachusetts Bay
D. Massachusetts Bay in the 1500s.

 

8. What happened in the story?
A. Colonists settled Massachusetts Bay.
B. People left England
C. Ann Hutchinson left England to settle in Massachusetts Bay but she was forced to leave.
D. John Smith came to the colony.

 

9. Use the paragraph above and choose the best summary.
A. Ann Hutchinson came to the Puritan colony at Massachusetts Bay in the 1600s, but was forced to leave because of her religious differences.
B. Ann Hutchison began preaching different beliefs than the Puritans that lived there in Massachusetts Bay.
C. John Smith came to the Massachusetts Bay colony in 1600.
D. Ann Hutchison came to the Puritan colony at Massachusetts Bay, but was forced to leave because of her religious differences.

 

10. Which of the following sentences include the information necessary to be a summary sentence without giving unnecessary details?
A. In 1675, Chief Metacomet declared war. B. The settlers burned a Pequot village which caused the death of many Indians.
C. In 1637 the Pequot Indians tried to resist the farmers in Connecticut because they were taking over the land.
D. They attacked villages.

 

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