A Whole New Ball Game 3/26/18
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.
What is a payload?
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.
What happened to the main booster after it separated from the rocket?
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
Which word means nearly the opposite of
Read "Plan Bees" and then answer the following questions.
Which context clue helps explain the meaning of
A "land animals"
B "tiny bees"
C "using that fear"
D "help protect"
Threats to elephants include poachers, habitat loss, and _____.
A electric fences
C beehive fences
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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"
Which word is most similiar in meaning to
Which of the following is a cause of the discoloration of the Taj Mahal?
A a mud bath
C metal scaffolding
D visitors to the site
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.
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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