LO 2 Main Idea
by Carol Sponholtz
| 5 Questions
1. Compared with the fourteen-thousand-foot peaks of the Rockies, Mt. Washington in New Hampshire may seem relatively small at 6, 288 feet high. However, the top of Mt. Washington has unbelievably treacherous weather can change from a sunny to a stormy day-- often with fierce gales. No wonder the building on this mountain top is chained to the ground.
The paragraph tells mainly--
A Why people climb to the top of Mt. Washington.
B Why Mt. Washington is smaller than the Rockies.
C Why the weather can change so fast at the top of Mt. Washington.
D Why the top of Mt. Washington is treacherous.
2. Many fighters for women’s equality say it’s about time the United states put a woman’s portrait on some of its paper money. Few people know, however, that two women have already achieved that honor, a century ago. Martha Washington’s face graced a one-dollar bill and Pocahontas’’ picture appeared on a twenty-dollar bank note.
The paragraph tells mainly--
A Why women should be pictured on paper money.
B When women’s portraits were printed on paper money.
C How people fight for equality.
D Why women are no longer pictured on paper money.
3. Trees use and give off a surprising amount of water. The water is taken in by the roots and released by the leaves. It has been estimated that eighty gallons of water a day may evaporate from the average tree. A white oak tree will give off 150 gallons of moisture in a single day during hot weather. A large oak tree will give off 28,000 gallons of water during one growing season.
The paragraph tells mainly--
A How much water trees give off.
B How trees give off water.
C What trees give off the least water.
D How trees take in water.
4. The North Pole is not the world’ coldest region. Northeastern Siberia, over one thousand miles south of the North Pole, is the coldest place on earth. Temperatures as low as eighty degrees below zero Fahrenheit (-62.2 Celsius) have often been recorded. Oddly enough, you would seldom catch a cold in the world’s coldest region. Most germs cannot live in such extreme cold!
The paragraph tells mainly--
A How cold it gets.
B Why people don’t catch cold.
C What the coldest region is like.
D What the North Pole is like.
5. The mystery of how salmon can find their way back to their home rivers is solved. A salmon navigates by sun and stars when traveling in the ocean. When the salmon nears the general area of the river in which it was born, it used its nove. The salmon can remember the small of the home river that it left as a baby.
The paragraph tells mainly--
A What a mystery is.
B How far salmon travel.
C What salmon remember.
D How salmon find their way home.
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