Theme Vs. Main Idea
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  • Question 1
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of these things is not related to the "theme" in a story?
    answer choices
    how a character is feeling
    a "life lesson" the main character learns
    a big idea that people from any culture or any place can understand
    the moral of the story
  • Question 2
    60 seconds
    Q. What is the theme of this story? 
    answer choices
    Necessity is the mother of invention.
    Don't steal.
    Respect your elders.
    Slow and steady wins the race.
  • Question 3
    60 seconds
    Q. What is the theme of this story?
    answer choices
    Don't steal.
    Look both ways before crossing the street. 
    Necessity is the mother of invention. 
    One good turn deserves another.
  • Question 4
    60 seconds
    Q. What is the theme of this story? 
    answer choices
    Respect your elders.
    Look before you leap.
    Don't brag too much.
    Be polite.
  • Question 5
    60 seconds
    Q. Which of these would be a good example of theme in a story?
    answer choices
    math is difficult
    if you steal, something bad will happen to you
    pets make people happy
    respect for others
  • 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
    180 seconds
    Q. John and Matt want to be firemen.  They want to ride on the big fire truck.  John wants to climb ladders and rescue people from fires.  Matt wants to hold the big hose and spray water on the fires to put them out.
    What is the main idea?
    answer choices
    John wants to climb a ladder.
    John and Matt want to be firemen
    Matt wants to hold a fire hose.
    They want to ride on the big fire truck.
  • Question 8
    180 seconds
    Q. Jenny visited her grandmother in the hospital.  She saw how kind and helpful the nurses were to her grandmother.  Now she wants to be a nurse when she grows up.  She wants to help sick people get well. 
    What is the main idea?
    answer choices
    Jenny got sick.
    Jenny wants to be a nurse.
    Her grandmother was in the hospital.
    Jenny was glad the nurses were being kind to her grandmother.
  • Question 9
    180 seconds
    Q. The frog sat on the side of the pond.  He was very still.  His green color made him hard to see.  A bug flew near him.  His tongue zipped out, and he gobbled it up.  Then the frog was still again.  He waited for the next bug.
    What is the main idea?
    answer choices
    Frogs are green .
    Frogs eat bugs.
    Frogs do not move.
    Frogs live in ponds.
  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q. What is the difference between THEME and MAIN IDEA?
    answer choices
    Theme is a universal lesson and the main idea is what the story is about.
    The theme is what the story is about and main idea is the universal lesson it teaches.
  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q. "Never give up on something that is important to you" is a...
    answer choices
    Theme
    Main idea
  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q. Many people are not good listeners.
    answer choices
    Theme
    Main idea
  • Question 13
    30 seconds
    Q. What is the difference between THEME and MAIN IDEA?
    answer choices
    Theme is a universal lesson and the main idea is what the story is about.
    The theme is what the story is about and main idea is the universal lesson it teaches.
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