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  • Question 1
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    Q. Barry liked playing board games, but he hated losing. He hated losing so much that he would do whatever it took to win, even bending or breaking the rules. He'd steal money from the bank and hide it under the couch cushions. He'd skip spaces while he was moving around the board. He'd shortchange others money that they were owed and argue with them about it. Barry's techniques were effective. He did win most of the games that he played, but the people whom he played with were his friends and family, and it didn't take too long until they caught on to Barry's tricks. They tried to tell Barry to stop cheating. They said that the game wasn't any fun when he cheated, but he didn't listen. He continued with his treacherous style of game play, until nobody would play with him anymore. 
    Which statement expresses a main theme of the passage?
    answer choices
    Do not judge a book by its cover
    Winning isn't everything.
    Be thankful for the things that you receive.
    Don't sweat the small stuff.
  • Question 2
    60 seconds
    Q. Through who's experiences do we learn a story's theme through?
    answer choices
    main character(s)
  • Question 3
    300 seconds
    Q.  Blaine opened up the present and began pouting. He screamed in a high-pitched voice, "This is Captain Thunder! I wanted Captain Lightning!" His mother looked at him with dismay and handed him another present, which he greedily opened. "Why did you get me a red hat? You know I like blue more," Blaine whined as he threw the hat across the room. His mother straightened her expression and squinted at him. Earlier she had hoped to take some pictures of this moment, but by now she had put away her camera. She sighed and handed him one more present in hopes that this year wouldn't be a total bust. Blaine huffed and opened it. "A Game Box 4000 wow. Where's the Game Box 5000 that I asked for?" His mother could bear his ingratitude no longer. The next time that Blaine returned from his father's house, he was shocked to find that all of these toys and gifts, along with many other of his things, had been generously donated to needy children. 
    From the character's experience, the reader can learn...
    answer choices
    It's more fun to share.
     Be thankful for the things that you receive.
  • Question 4
    60 seconds
    Q. What is the difference between a theme of a story and a topic of a story?
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    They are the same thing. 
    Theme is a summary and a topic is a life lesson.
    Theme is the life lesson you learn and topic is what the story is mostly about. 
    They both summarize the plot.
  • Question 5
    60 seconds
    Q. What was the theme for the story "The boy who cried wolf"
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    Take your time when working on a task. 
    Believe in yourself. 
    We can achieve anything we set our minds to.
    Don't be dishonest, because you won't be trusted. 
  • Question 6
    300 seconds
    Q. A number of flies were attracted to a jar of honey which had been overturned in a housekeeper's room, and placing their feet in it, ate greedily. Their feet, however, became so smeared with the honey that they could not use their wings, nor release themselves, and were suffocated. 
    Which statement expresses a main theme of the story?
    answer choices
    Think through the risks before following your instincts. 
    Treat others as you would like to be treated.
  • Question 7
    60 seconds
    Q. What helps you find the theme in a story?
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    understanding the conflict in the story
    understanding the news from last night
  • Question 8
    60 seconds
    Q. We learn a story's theme through the character's actions.
    True or False?
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  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q. What is another way of saying theme(life lesson) of a story?
    answer choices
    Main idea
    Central Message
    Central Park
  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q. What do folktales always have?
    answer choices
    reality TV stars
    Themes or life lessons
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