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A Whole New Ball Game 3/26/18
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by laura Black
| 20 Questions
Note from the author:
Questions based on Scholastic News 4 March 26, 2018
Use the diagram above to answer questions 1-3.
1
1 pt
What is a payload?
2
1 pt
Which of the following happened at about 3:48 p.m.?
A The Falcom Heavy took off.
B The side boosters separated from the main rocket.
C The side boosters landed.
D The main booster landed.
Read "Blast Off!" and then answer the following questions.
3
1 pt
What happened to the main booster after it separated from the rocket?
4
1 pt
Why does SpaceX reuse rockets?
A to reduce costs
B to show it may be able to spend people into deep space
C to beam back images to Earth
D to grab attention
5
1 pt
Which word means nearly the opposite of innovative?
A important
B original
C uncreative
D powerful
Read "Plan Bees" and then answer the following questions.
6
1 pt
Which context clue helps explain the meaning of conservationists?
A "land animals"
B "tiny bees"
C "using that fear"
D "help protect"
7
1 pt
Threats to elephants include poachers, habitat loss, and _____.
A electric fences
B conservationists
C beehive fences
D crops
8
1 pt
What is the main purpose of beehive fences?
A to keep elephants from going on farms
B to stop poachers from killing elephants
C to make honey
D to keep bees from stinging elephants.
Read "A Whole New Ball Game" and then answer the following questions.
9
1 pt
The introduction to the article says "female players stepped up to the plate." This means that women _____.
A practiced batting
B responded to a challenge
C went off to war
D stood on home plate
10
1 pt
People started to take the women's baseball league seriously when they _____.
A learned how much the women were paid
B saw how "ladylike" the players were
C met the owners of the teams
D saw how talented the players were
11
1 pt
Which of the following was a cause of the others?
A Many Major League Baseball players joined the military.
B Nearly 300 women tried out for the first pro baseball league for women.
C Philip K. Wrigley worried that Americans would lose interest in baseball.
D The U.S. entered World War II.
12
1 pt
An athlete is a professional is he or she _____.
A practices a lot
B is very talented
C plays a sport for fun
D is paid to play
13
1 pt
Which statement best summarized the section "A New League"?
A Women had new job opportunites during World War II.
B Betsy Jochum was paid $50 per week.
C For years, women were shut out of many jobs.
D Women can play baseball as well as men.
14
1 pt
Why is Rosie the Riveter important?
A There was a song about her in the 1940s.
B She worked in a factory during World War II.
C She is a symbol of strength for women.
D She was a baseball player in the 1940s.
15
1 pt
Why did the women's baseball league end?
A Women had to return to other jobs.
B Troops came home after World War II.
C People realized that women could not play baseball as well as men.
D It struggled to compete with Major League Baseball.
Read "Monument Makeover" and then answer the following questions.
16
1 pt
An appropriate subheading for paragraphs 3 to 5 would be _____.
A "The Beautiful Taj Mahal"
B "Soot, Sewage, and Goo"
C "An Emperor's Command"
D "The Dangers of Scaffolding"
17
1 pt
Which word is most similiar in meaning to obstructs?
A blocks
B opens
C builds
D cleans
18
1 pt
Which of the following is a cause of the discoloration of the Taj Mahal?
A a mud bath
B insects
C metal scaffolding
D visitors to the site
19
1 pt
What is Shah Jahan's connection to the Taj Mahal?
A He ordered that the Taj Mahal be built.
B He lived in the Taj Mahal for 22 years.
C He shut down many coal-burning factories.
D He ordered a cleaning of the Taj Mahal.
20
1 pt
Which detail best explains how the cleaning of the Taj Mahal might affect tourists?
A "Millions of people have visitied the while marble monument."
B "Workers have cleaned the Taj Mahal's walls and towers."
C "The project could be finished in November."
D "The tall system of wooden planks and metal poles obstructs the view."
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