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  • Question 1
    900 seconds
    Q. Tim looked out the window. The house looked so lonely. Tim's father put the last suitcase in the trunk and started up the car. Thor, his dog, put his head on Tim's lap, like he understood how  Tim was feeling. "It's okay Thor," he said, "Dad says we will like California." What is happening?
    answer choices
    Tim is sad because his dog doesn't have a house to live in.
    Tim is taking a trip to visit peolpe he doesn't know.
    Tim is taking Thor to live with his grandmother.
    Tim is moving to California with his family.
  • Question 2
    900 seconds
    Q. Joseph and Caitlin were choosing the players for their teams. It was Caitlin's turn to choose, and only Jason was left. Caitlin said, "Jason."

    We can infer that…
    answer choices
    Jason was the best player.
    Caitlin wanted Jason on her team.
    Jason was not a very good player.
    Caitlin had a hard time choosing a team member.
  • Question 3
    900 seconds
    Q. Many breeds of dogs are used for work. In many cultures dogs are used to herd sheep. The dogs keep the flock from being attacked by animals such as wolves. They also keep sheep from wandering off. Sheepdogs are known for their loyalty and gentleness. Based on your reading of the text, you can INFER that:
    answer choices
    Sheepdogs are not very smart dogs.
    Sheepdogs are gentle and loyal.
    There are many breeds of dogs.
    Wolves are afraid of sheepdogs.
  • Question 4
    30 seconds
    Q. What can you "infer" by reading the passage below?

    "I hate the idea of having all those people out there watching me...I just don't like it when I'm around so many people. I wish I just could hide somewhere," whispered Violet.
    answer choices
    Violet can be a mean girl.
    Violet can be somewhat relaxed.
    Violet is probably somewhat shy.
    Violet is afraid of everything.
  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q. Albert stormed into his apartment and threw down his lunchbox. He had just lost his job. Albert had worked for the same company for over ten years. But today he was informed that he was no longer needed. Albert didn't know what to do.  
    Based on what you have read, you can INFER  that:
    answer choices
    Albert threw down his lunchbox.
    Albert's job lasted over ten years.
    Losing his job made Albert upset.
    Albert lived in a house with his parents.
  • Question 6
    30 seconds
    Q. Due to their incredible force and unpredictability, floods can cause tremendous damage. They can ruin houses, roads and buildings. Floods can take down trees and cause mudslides. It often leaves mud, sand and debris behind. It can take months to clean up after a flood.
    Based on what you have read, you can INFER that:
    answer choices
    Cleaning up after a flood can be expensive and take time.
    Floods only occur along the coast.
    Floods are not that dangerous.
    After flood waters dry up then the problem is over.
  • Question 7
    300 seconds
    Q. Penguins live in cold, windy places and gather in large groups.  Why do you think they stand close together?
    answer choices
    To hunt for fish more easily
    To dance
    To stay warm
    To hide from their predators
  • Question 8
    300 seconds
    Q. Sam woke up and saw the sun shining in the sky. He packed his swimming suit, a towel, a beach ball, and his sandals in his bag. Then, he went to the kitchen and made a sack lunch.
    Where is Sam most likely going?
    answer choices
    the beach
    school
    the mall
    the library
  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q. Brittany's mom walks into the kitchen wearing her sun hat and a pair of old shoes. “Those vegetable plants are growing by leaps and bounds!” she exclaims to Brittany, as she takes off a dirty glove and wipes a smudge of dirt off her face. Where was Brittany's mom?
    answer choices
    At the store
    At the doctor's office
    In the garden
    At the airport
  • Question 10
    120 seconds
    Q. The toothbrush as we know it today was not invented until 1938. However, early forms of the toothbrush have been in existence since 3000 BC. Ancient civilizations used a "chew stick," which was a thin twig with a frayed end. These 'chew sticks' were rubbed against the teeth. The bristle toothbrush, similar to the type used today, was not invented until 1498 in China. The bristles were actually the stiff, coarse hairs taken from the back of a hog's neck and attached to handles made of bone or bamboo. Boar bristles were used until 1938, when nylon bristles were introduced by Dupont de Nemours. The first nylon toothbrush was called Doctor West's Miracle Toothbrush. Later, Americans were influenced by the disciplined hygiene habits of soldiers from World War II. They became increasingly concerned with the practice of good oral hygiene and quickly adopted the nylon toothbrush. What can you infer about the nylon toothbrush?
    answer choices
    It was cheaper than previous toothbrushes.
    It worked better than any toothbrush before it.
    It was very popular when it was invented.
    It originally used animal hairs.
  • Question 11
    120 seconds
    Q. Eight people are carrying a large inflatable down the bank of a river. The water in the river is moving very fast. Each person buckles up their life preserver and puts on a helmet. They climb into the raft and paddle to catch the rapid current.  
    What do you think the eight people are doing?
    answer choices
    Climbing a mountain
    Going white water rafting
    Going fishing
    Going surfing
  • Question 12
    45 seconds
    Q. You could say that bears are everywhere, but that's not true. They aren't native to Australia or Africa. You may think that the koala is a bear, but it is not a bear at all. Like the kangaroo, the koala, is a marsupial that has a pouch to carry its young.
    The author refers to kangaroos most likely because-
    answer choices
    People know what koalas look like.
    More people are familiar with kangaroos being marsupials.
    Australia has many different animals.
    Koalas are oddly shaped kangaroos.
  • Question 13
    45 seconds
    Q. Daylight Savings time refers to the practice of setting our clocks an hour forward in the spring and back in the fall to maximize the amount of sunshine during our waking hours. Ben Franklin came up with the plan to "save" daylight by turning the clocks an hour ahead, thus bring our waking hours into closer harmony with daylight.
    What may the read conclude about Ben Franklin?
    answer choices
    He liked to make people sleepy.
    He is hated for his daylight savings idea.
    He wanted people to increase their productivity.
    He owned many clocks.
  • Question 14
    45 seconds
    Q. When Tommy came back into the kitchen, Katie and her farther were still cleaning up from lunch. "Dad," said Tommy, "do you know where I can find the-" He trailed off, realizing that he couldn't mention wrapping paper. He would give the surprise away, and Tommy would hate to ruin the surprise before he had to.
    What will the speaker most likely do next?
    answer choices
    Ask Katie for the wrapping paper.
    Ask Dad to find he wrapping paper.
    Not wrap the presents.
    Go an search for the wrapping paper by himself.
  • Question 15
    900 seconds
    Q. Tim looked out the window. The house looked so lonely. Tim's father put the last suitcase in the trunk and started up the car. Thor, his dog, put his head on Tim's lap, like he understood how  Tim was feeling. "It's okay Thor," he said, "Dad says we will like California." What is happening?
    answer choices
    Tim is sad because his dog doesn't have a house to live in.
    Tim is taking a trip to visit peolpe he doesn't know.
    Tim is taking Thor to live with his grandmother.
    Tim is moving to California with his family.
  • Question 16
    900 seconds
    Q. Joseph and Caitlin were choosing the players for their teams. It was Caitlin's turn to choose, and only Jason was left. Caitlin said, "Jason."

    We can infer that…
    answer choices
    Jason was the best player.
    Caitlin wanted Jason on her team.
    Jason was not a very good player.
    Caitlin had a hard time choosing a team member.
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