Summarizing

Post-Test

1. Which of the following statements about SUMMARIZING is false?
A. The Summary is usually found in more than just one sentence of the passage.
B. The Summary is one isolated thought in a passage.
C. The Summary is what all or most of the sentences or paragraphs are about.
D. The Summary is what the passage is mostly about.


2. Which of the following statements about SUMMARIZING is true?
A. The Summary is a thought that is true but is not in the passage.
B. The Summary is specific, detailed informed contained in the passage.
C. The Summary is what the passage is mostly about.
D. The Summary is always found in the first sentence of the passage.

Read the following passage and then answer the question.

There are five teams of students in the fifth grade. The blue team has math first period, and the red team has science. The yellow team gets to go outside early in the morning, while the green team goes to music. Only students on the orange team get to play games first period. Each student wears a nametag with his or her color, so that the teachers and students all know where a student should be.

3. The Summary of this passage is:
A. Students are organized by teams with color names .
B. The blue team has math first.
C. Students wear nametags.
D. The yellow team has the best schedule.


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The Elk River flows from the far northern part of the state all the way to the southern tip. All kinds of animals rely on it for drinking water, people eat the fish they catch in it, and farmers in the state depend on it for irrigating their crops. Since there is very little rain in this state, the Elk River gives animals and humans the water they need to stay alive. Even though the river is not nearly the biggest in the nation, it is very important to the people and animals that live near it.

4. The Summary of this passage is:
A. The Elk River is a small river.
B. The Elk River starts in the northern part of the state.
C. The Elk River is very important to people and animals.
D. People catch fish in the Elk River.


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As soon as she arrived at grandmother's house, Jessica ran into her bedroom to look at the blue quilt. It covered her grandmother's bed and was Jessica's favorite. It had patches of dark blue, medium blue, and light blue, with pictures of birds and flowers on every other patch. Jessica liked to take naps with the quilt wrapped around her. She loved the way it felt so soft and warm against her skin. Whenever she was visiting grandma, just looking at the quilt made Jessica happy.

5. The Summary of this passage is:
A. Jessica's grandmother has a pretty blue quilt.
B. Jessica loved her grandmother's quilt.
C. Jessica took naps at her grandmother's house.
D. The quilt was warm.


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Books lay in the middle of his floor. Several broken toys were shoved halfway under the bed, and dirty clothes were everywhere. Frank's parents kept telling him to clean his room, but it never seemed to get clean. In fact, if Frank did manage to clean part of it, the rest of the room just got messier. In one corner of the room was an old peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and an open bag of potato chips was thrown on the dresser.

6. The Summary of this passage is:
A. Frank's room was a mess.
B. A peanut butter and jelly sandwich was in one corner of the room.
C. Frank liked potato chips.
D. Frank got in big trouble because his room was not clean.


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Math didn't make much sense to Cathy. She always got area and perimeter mixed up and she had no idea what a right angle was. Last quarter she failed math, and this quarter wasn't any better. As long as she could remember, math had been hard for Cathy. She did fine in reading and science, but not math. Now she was working on her math homework, but she didn't know how to do most of it. Who invented math, anyway!

7. The Summary of this passage is:
A. Who invented math?
B. Cathy did well in reading and science.
C. Cathy always got area and perimeter mixed up.
D. Cathy was not very good at math.

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Jose carefully poured out the bag of marbles on his bed. He picked his ten favorite marbles and carefully set them to the side. Then he got out a small bag from his top drawer, and put the ten marbles inside. Just to make sure he wouldn't forget them, he placed the bag of marbles in his backpack. Jose loved show and tell, and he was excited that he would get to show his class some of his favorite marbles.

8. The Summary of this passage is:
A. Jose had lots of marbles.
B. Jose was getting his favorite marbles ready to take to school for show and tell.
C. Jose would rather play marbles than play baseball.
D. Jose placed the bag of marbles in his backpack.


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"Are you already done, son?" his father asked. "It seems like you just got in the water." Jacob was finished with his bath in less than two minutes. He got his body and hair wet, rubbed some grape flavored shampoo on his hair, washed his body with soap, and quickly rinsed it off. He liked to take fast baths so he would have more time to play. In fact, Jacob never took a long bath. To him, the faster the bath, the better.

9. The Summary of this passage is:
A. Jacob is very clean.
B. Jacob uses grape flavored shampoo.
C. Jacob likes to take fast baths.
D. Jacob never took showers.


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Lisa knew all of the seven dwarfs except one. She remembered Grumpy, Sleepy and Bashful. And of course she couldn't forget Doc and Dopey. Dopey was her favorite. But there was one she just could not remember. Let's see. There's also Sneezy, and that's six. But she could not remember that last one. What was his name?

10. The Summary of this passage is:
A. Dopey was Lisa's favorite dwarf.
B. Lisa could not remember the name of one of the dwarfs.
C. There were seven dwarfs in all.
D. Lisa had a good memory.

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