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Oregon - Reading - Grade 4 - 2003-2005

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  • Where did Willa’s Mum go?

    To the garden
    Dancing
    On a hike
    Shopping


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  • Why is Joshua tied up?

    So he won’t run away
    So he won’t step on flowers in the garden
    So he won’t get sick
    So he won’t eat things in the garden


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  • Willa probably thought Joshua was a ghost because he

    was tied by the laundry.
    was white.
    tried to catch her.
    lived behind the house.


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  • What do you think will probably happen after the walk?

    Willa will make friends with some of the children she met.
    Miss Annie will get sick because she pulled so hard on the rope.
    Miss Annie will be much happier with Joshua out of the yard.
    Joshua will get in trouble because he scratched the pavement with his feet.


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  • Which statement from the story best shows that Willa is feeling better about her new

    Willa thought that Joshua didn’t look like a ghost at all.
    “Poor ghost,” she said.
    “Because he’d eat everything in my garden. And he’d have hiccups.”
    Willa felt proud to be the one taking Joshua for a walk.


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  • What is the hook on the chain used for?

    To connect several cars together
    To push the cars down the last hill
    To make the cars slow down
    To pull the cars up the first hill


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  • Why are the hooks not needed for most of the ride?

    The cars never go up again.
    The cars have their own motors.
    The cars use gravity to travel.
    The cars are connected to a chain.


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  • Toward the end of the selection, the word coasting means to

    be near the beach.
    keep moving without power.
    go faster and faster.
    reach the bottom.


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  • How do roller-coaster cars get started?

    They are hooked to a chain.
    They are powered by gravity.
    The gears connect it to the ground.
    They are pushed by people on the ground.


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  • The author probably wrote this selection

    to teach you how to be safe on roller coasters.
    so you will learn what makes a roller coaster move.
    so everyone will have a good time on a roller coaster.
    to tell how useful roller coasters can be.


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  • The wind scale chart tells you that smoke drifts when wind blows at 1 to 3 miles per hour. What does the word drifts mean? It means that

    the smoke will go straight up.
    the smoke will get in everyone’s eyes.
    the smoke will rise at an angle.
    there might be a chimney fire.


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  • At what wind speed does the wind scale tell you that flags flap?

    13-18 m.p.h.
    19-24 m.p.h.
    25-31 m.p.h.
    32-38 m.p.h.


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  • At what wind speed do twigs break?

    13-18 m.p.h.
    19-24 m.p.h.
    25-31 m.p.h.
    39-46 m.p.h.


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  • If the wind were blowing at 6 m.p.h., which of these would probably happen?

    Branches would move.
    Leaves would rustle.
    Walking would be difficult.
    Trees would fall over.


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  • In the statement “…and people flocked to hear him play…” flocked means

    flew.
    gathered together.
    became quiet.
    didn’t like.


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  • What was the first job Mishka was given at the circus?

    Helping the lion tamer
    Mucking out the elephants
    Target practice for the knife-thrower
    Feeding the sea lion


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  • Based on this story, what do you think will happen later? Mishka will

    become the ringmaster.
    return home to his grandfather.
    continue to play his fiddle at the circus.
    practice to become a trapeze artist.


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  • While Mishka played his fiddle, the Ringmaster “…scowled in the corner.” He was probably scowling because

    the audience was booing.
    the elephant was in danger.
    nobody came to the circus.
    Mishka was getting all the attention.


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  • People enjoyed watching Mishka play the fiddle on the elephant because

    it was dangerous.
    they liked hearing “The Blue Danube.”
    they thought the elephant was big.
    they had never seen anything like it.


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  • Which of the following was true in 1904?

    Women were allowed only to umpire in baseball games.
    Women were allowed only to pitch in baseball games.
    Women were not supposed to sit in the grandstand.
    Women were not supposed to participate in sports.


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  • Which best explains why Mrs. Clement did not want her daughter to umpire the game?

    She thought that Mandy was too tall.
    She was afraid Mandy might get hurt.
    She was afraid of what other people would say.
    She thought one of the base umpires could do it.


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  • How did Amanda Clement change the game of baseball?

    She was the first paid umpire.
    She was the first woman umpire.
    She was the first to wear a peaked cap and black necktie.
    She was the first to be an umpire, a coach, and a teacher.


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  • The story says that Mandy finally persuaded her mother. When used this way, the word persuaded means

    convinced.
    told.
    helped.
    confused.


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  • Mandy wore her hair tucked inside a cap. What does the word tucked mean in this article?

    Long
    Hidden
    Rolled in a ball
    Hanging down from


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