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Oregon - 2005 - Reading - Grade 3

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  • The author holds your interest by

    using rhyming words.
    telling jokes.
    involving you in the story.
    using a scary setting.


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  • Which words does the writer use to help you pretend you are there?

    They are found only in the Waitomo Caves of New Zealand.
    Imagine yourself on a visitor’s tour of these caves.
    But there isn’t anything but rock and water.
    They sparkle like thousands of stars in the night sky.


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  • How can you see the worms in the caves?

    Visit the caves early in the morning.
    Use the guide’s flashlight.
    The worms give off light.
    The worms are everywhere.


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  • Think of the title and what you have read. The rest of this article probably tells

    an exciting adventure in the caves.
    more information about the glowworms.
    more information about stars in the night sky.
    how to paddle a boat.


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  • Which of the following words from the story is a compound word?

    Ceiling
    Dark
    Underground
    Caves


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  • Morning Girl describes the strangers with the canoe as “dipping and pulling.” This means that the strangers were

    fighting with the Native Americans.
    swimming beside the canoe.
    paddling toward shore.
    using ropes to get off the rocks.


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  • Which of the following statements is an opinion, not a fact?

    They wore cotton.
    What a backward, distant island they must have come from.
    “My brother is Star Boy.”
    I allowed my body to sink.


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  • The story tells you that the breeze “disturbed the palm fronds strewn on the ground.” This means that the palm branches were

    stacked neatly in piles.
    burning slightly.
    woven into mats.
    scattered around.


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  • According to the passage, while the strangers are landing their canoe, Morning Girl wants to

    show them a Native American dance.
    borrow their strange-looking canoe.
    go back to the village to get her parents.
    sit in a circle and eat fish with them.


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  • Why does the author describe the way the strangers are dressed?

    To make the reader think that they are more civilized than Morning Girl
    To show how odd they look to Morning Girl
    To make the reader admire their colorful clothing
    To show the reader how wealthy they are compared to Morning Girl


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  • What is the most likely reason that the strangers were pointing at Morning Girl and all talking at once?

    They were surprised to see Morning Girl.
    They were an impolite group of people.
    They wanted to get Morning Girl’s attention.
    They were laughing at Morning Girl.


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  • Which sentence below is true about the way that this glossary is organized?

    It is organized by alphabetical order.
    It is organized by which page number is first.
    It is organized by how important the words are.
    It is organized in a way the author liked.


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  • According to this glossary, what does the word beat mean?

    It means to whip eggs.
    It means to hit someone.
    It means a sound made regularly.
    It means a group of people.


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  • Which of these words is a unit that measures sound?

    An amplifier
    A chord
    A decibel
    An eardrum


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  • Where would you most likely find this article?

    In a magazine about science
    In a book of short stories
    In a book of fairy tales
    In a book of poems about animals


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  • What is the main use for a beetle’s front wings?

    They help the beetle to fly.
    They protect the beetle from birds.
    They make the beetle hard to see.
    Their color warns birds to stay away.


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  • Which of the following sentences is an opinion, not a fact?

    Most people think wings are just for flying.
    When the beetle flies, it holds its front wings out to the side.
    Insect wings have many different shapes and colors.
    The colors help the insect hide from animals that might eat it.


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  • Based on what you have read, which of the following insects do you think would fly the fastest?

    Grasshoppers
    Moths
    Butterflies
    Honeybees


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  • Warning colors protect some insects by

    showing birds the insects are not good to eat.
    showing birds the insects are beautiful.
    making the insects look like a stone or piece of bark.
    making the insects give off a bad smell.


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