Theme and Main Idea
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  • Question 1
    180 seconds
    Q. There are many fun things to do at the beach.  Swimming is one thing that can be done at the beach.  Snorkeling is another thing that can be enjoyed.  Playing beach volleyball can be a lot of fun.  It is also fun to look for shells.  Some people simply like to sunbathe.
    What is the main idea?
    answer choices
    There are many fun things to do at the beach.
    It is also fun to look for shells.
    Some people simply like to sunbathe.
    Going to the beach to swim can be fun.
  • Question 2
    180 seconds
    Q. Soccer players learn many skills when playing soccer.  Soccer players learn how to dribble and pass the ball.  They also learn how to control the ball so they can eventually score.  Most importantly, soccer players learn how to work together with their teammates.
    What is the main idea?
    answer choices
    They also learn how to control the ball so they can eventually score.
    Soccer players learn how to dribble.
    They learn how to work together as teammates.
    Soccer players learn many skills when playing soccer.
  • Question 3
    180 seconds
    Q. What is the central idea?
     There are many types of lethal venom in the animal kingdom, but perhaps no stranger carrier than the platypus. The platypus is one of few venomous mammals.  Males carry a venom cocktail in their ankle spurs that incapacitates victims with excruciating pain.  Stranger still, the platypus is the only mammal that uses electroreception.  What this means is that the platypus uses its bill to sense the electricity produced by the muscular movements of its prey.  The platypus neither sees, hears, nor smells its prey while hunting but, rather, pursues it through electroreception.  Perhaps most odd, the platypus is the only mammal that lays eggs rather than giving birth to live young.  The platypus is an odd creature indeed.  
    answer choices
    The platypus is an odd, poisonous creature.
    Platypus males have a poison ankle spur.
    Platypus can sense electricity
    None of these options
  • Question 4
    120 seconds
    Q. What is the central idea here
    A penny for your thoughts?  If it's a 1943 copper penny, it could be worth as much as fifty thousand dollars.  In 1943, most pennies were made out of steel since copper was needed for World War II, so the 1943 copper penny is ultra-rare.  Another rarity is the 1955 double die penny.  These pennies were mistakenly double stamped, so they have overlapping dates and letters.  If it's uncirculated, it'd easily fetch $25,000 at an auction.  Now that's a pretty penny.  
    answer choices
    The 1943 penny is worth 50 thousand dollars.
    the 1943 penny is more rare than the 1955 penny.
    Some pennies are rare and worth a lot of money.
    None of these options
  • Question 5
    180 seconds
    Q. Find the central idea
    The term "machine gun" is commonly applied to any gun that is designed to fire repeatedly and in rapid succession for as long as the trigger is held down.  During the course of warfare, the trigger of some machine guns may be held down almost continuously for hours to create suppressant fire (rounds fired not necessarily to kill an enemy, but to prevent them from attacking).  All of this firing can generate a lot of heat, which may cause the weapon to overheat and malfunction.  But this situation has been addressed in a number of ways.  For one, practically all machine guns fire from an open bolt, which allows air to cool the breach between bursts of fire.  Additionally, some machine guns have removable barrels, which allow hot barrels to be replaced.  And some advanced machine guns even have sophisticated barrel cooling systems, which maintain a functional heat level within the weapon.  As you might have concluded, a lot of brain power has gone into keeping those guns firing.
    answer choices
     Machine guns overheat and there are different ways to address the issue. 
    Machine guns are powerful weapons.
    Machine guns fire rapidly and repeatedly.
    None of these
  • Question 6
    300 seconds
    Q. During a baseball game, Tanner tried to tag a player leaving first base. When the umpire called the player out, Tanner immediately informed the umpire that he in fact did not tag the runner. Two weeks later, the very same umpire was at another one of Tanner’s baseball games. Tanner was playing short stop and tagged a runner as they approached third base. When the umpire called the player safe, Tanner didn’t say a word, but the umpire noticed the surprised look on Tanner’s face. “Did you tag the runner?” she asked Tanner. When Tanner told her that he did tag the runner, the umpire changed her decision and called the player out. The coaches and parents were furious, but the umpire stood by her decision.
    What is the theme?
    answer choices
    You should cheat to win.
    Always work hard.
    It pays to be honest.
    Teamwork is best.
  • Question 7
    300 seconds
    Q. One summer's day, a merry Grasshopper was dancing, singing and playing his violin with all his heart. He saw an Ant passing by working hard to store food for the winter. “Come and sing with me instead of working so hard,” said the Grasshopper “Let’s have fun together.” “I must store food for the winter,” said the Ant,“ and I advise you to do the same.” “Don’t worry about winter, it’s still very far away,” said the Grasshopper, laughing at him. But the Ant wouldn’t listen and continued to work. When winter came, the starving Grasshopper went to the Ant’s house and humbly begged for something to eat. “If you had listened to my advice in the summer you would not now be in need,” said the Ant. “I’m afraid you will have to go without supper,” and he closed the door.
    What is the theme?
    answer choices
    share with your neighbor
    work before you play
    be respectful
    don't be greedy
  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q. The best definition of theme is...
    answer choices
    The lesson the author is teaching. 
    The message the author is sending.
    A word that summarizes the story.
    The character's main problem.
  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q. A novel can have more than one theme.
    answer choices
    TRUE
    FALSE
  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q. A theme should always be written as...
    answer choices
    A sentence or statement
    A phrase
    One or two words
    A brief summary of 5-8 sentences. 
  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q. What is the best definition of THEME?
    answer choices
    A universal truth, moral, or idea that the author wants to express. 
    The location and time of the story
    The events that occur in the story
    The author's reason for writing a story
  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q. What is the main difference between THEME and MAIN IDEA. 
    answer choices
    Theme is a universal lesson and main idea is what a story is about.
    Theme is what a story is about and main idea is the universal lesson it teaches.
  • Question 13
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of the following is an example of THEME?
    answer choices
    Carry your laptops with two hands at all times.
    Cereal is the healthiest food you can eat.
    You can severely break your leg while crossing the street.
    Life is short; make the most of it.
  • Question 14
    30 seconds
    Q. What does the MAIN IDEA of a story tell the reader?
    answer choices
    When to eat lunch
    The conflict of the story
    What the story is about 
    The universal truth, moral, or idea the author wants to express
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