Evidence in Literary Text
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  • Question 1
    45 seconds
    Q.

    They weren’t on the hook by the phone and they weren’t in her purse. Alison checked the pockets of the jacket she’d worn the day before, but they weren’t there either. She looked at her watch and realized she would be late for work if she didn’t leave soon..

    What is Alison looking for?

    answer choices

    Her Keys

    Her Car

    Her Cat

    Her Smoothie

  • Question 2
    300 seconds
    Q. Sometimes we have to “read between the lines.” Authors don’t always tell us everything. We need to use textual evidence and prior knowledge to understand the text better. 
    answer choices
    True
    False
  • 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
    900 seconds
    Q. Macey's mom noticed that she was squinting as she read her book, which was only a few inches away from her face. She scheduled a doctor's appointment for the next week, and when the doctor said Macey needed glasses, she tried on every single pair in the office. After spending an hour looking at glasses, mom suggested that perhaps she should sleep on it and come back and decide in the morning. Macey agreed, but she kept talking about the pros and cons of each pair all night long. 
    What can you infer about Macey?
    answer choices
    Macey is mad at her mother.
    Macey does not want glasses.
    Macey is very excited about getting glasses.
    Macey has trouble making decisions.
  • Question 5
    900 seconds
    Q. As the teacher lectured the class about how important it was to pay attention, Brian found himself staring out the window again. Suddenly, a little boy came up to the window and peeked in. The boy blew a bubble with his gum and it exploded all over his face and the window. Brian began laughing so hard he fell out of his seat. The rest of the class silently stared at him as the teacher walked to his desk.
    What can you infer about how the teacher will react?
    answer choices
    She will ignore him and pretend she doesn't see.
    She will laugh at him because he's on the ground.
    She will help him up and give him a piece of gum.
    She will scold Brian for not paying attention in class.
  • Question 6
    60 seconds
    Q. Every day after work Paul took his muddy boots off on the steps of the front porch.  Alice would have a fit if the boots made it so far as the welcome mat.  He then took off his dusty overalls and threw them into a plastic garbage bag; Alice left a new garbage bag tied to the porch railing for him every morning.  On his way in the house, he dropped the garbage bag off at the washing machine and went straight up the stairs to the shower as he was instructed.  He would eat dinner with her after he was "presentable," as Alice had often said.  
    What type of relationship do Paul and Alice have?
    answer choices
    They are brother and sister
    They are neighbors
    They are colleagues
    They are husband and wife
  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q. In real life, people who can back up an opinion about a text with Textual Evidence are taken more seriously than people who can only give a reason of “just because".
    answer choices
    True
    False
  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q. What is an inference?
    answer choices
     An inference is something that you think is true based on information that you have.
    An inference is directly written in the text
  • Question 9
    300 seconds
    Q. To make an inference, we use evidence from the text, and our prior knowledge. 
    answer choices
    True
    False
  • Question 10
    180 seconds
    Q. When reading literature, it is important to cite text evidence to support your analysis of the most important details and events of a story. In addition to citing text evidence to answer comprehension questions, you can also use text evidence to make inferences.
    answer choices
    True
    False
  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q. Inferring uses these skills?
    • making an assumption based on subtle verbal and nonverbal clues
    • judging or concluding that something is true
    • analyzing facts and coming to a logical outcome based on
    the evidence
    • drawing conclusions (reading between the lines)
    • realizing “Oh, now I get it!”
    answer choices
    True
    False
  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q. Joshua went into the backyard to play on the swing set. His new puppy, Rascal,ran beside him. As Joshua was running toward the play area, he twisted his ankle.The accident caused him a lot of pain. Joshua’s dad was always doing yard work and making sure that the grass was perfectly cut and the ground was even.Certainly, he would have noticed that hole and filled it up. Neither Joshua nor his father could figure out how that hole appeared.Who or what do you think caused the hole?
    answer choices
    Joshua
    Rascal
    The Father
  • Question 13
    30 seconds
    Q. Rosario was enjoying her vacation in the California sun. She was lying on araft in the ocean. This was perfect, Rosario thought. There was no noise—no childrenscreaming, no horns honking—and there were no papers to grade. All she couldhear was the crashing of the waves onto the beach. Rosario sighed and lookedaround her at the beauty of the ocean. Then she saw something long and graycoming toward her on an approaching wave. She thought, “This could only be onething!” and started yelling for help. She paddled back to shore as quickly as she could.She made it to the shore in one piece , but she realized that many people were laughing at her.
    We can infer that the "thing" was not a...
    answer choices
    shark
    surfer
    swimmer
  • Question 14
    300 seconds
    Q.

    Stephen and Joseph Montgolfier were papermakers, but they had been interested in flying for many years. One night, in 1782, Joseph noticed something that gave him an idea. He was sitting in front of the fire when he saw some small pieces of scorched paper being carried up the chimney.Soon afterwards, the brothers conducted an experiment. They lit a fire under a small silk bag, which was open at the bottom; at once, the bag rose to the ceiling. After this, Stephen and Joseph conducted many more experiments, both indoors and in the open air. Eventually, they built a huge balloon of linen and paper. On June 5th, 1783, they launched their balloon in the village of Annonay.

    Which sentence in this article provides text evidence for the inference that the Montgolfier brothers used hot air to lift their balloon?

    answer choices

    Eventually, they built a huge balloon of linen and paper.

    They lit a fire under a small silk bag, which was open at the bottom; at once the bag rose to the ceiling.

    On June 5th, 1783, they launched their balloon in the village of Annonay.

    One night, in 1782, Joseph noticed something that gave him an idea.

  • Question 15
    60 seconds
    Q. Every day after work Paul took his muddy boots off on the steps of the front porch.  Alice would have a fit if the boots made it so far as the welcome mat.  He then took off his dusty overalls and threw them into a plastic garbage bag; Alice left a new garbage bag tied to the porch railing for him every morning.  On his way in the house, he dropped the garbage bag off at the washing machine and went straight up the stairs to the shower as he was instructed.  He would eat dinner with her after he was "presentable," as Alice had often said.  
    Based on the text, how do you know Paul works in construction?
    answer choices
    He has tools
    He goes straight up the stairs to shower
    His boots are muddy and his overalls are dusty
    He wears a hat
  • Question 16
    60 seconds
    Q. Crack!  Thunder struck and rain poured.  Max stared blankly out the window, trying to contain his emotions that raged like the weather.  He was beginning to lose it.  Dropping the kite from his hand, Max broke out into full sob.  His mother comforted him, "There, there, Max.  We'll just find something else to do."  She began to unpack the picnic basket that was on the counter and offered him a sandwich.  Max snapped, "I don't wanna sand-mich!"  A flash from the sky lit up the living room.  Boom!  Mom sighed.
    What line in the text tell you that Max is upset it is raining?
    answer choices
    He says, "I don't wanna sandwich?"
    Dropping his kite from his hand, Max broke out into a full sob
    Thunder struck and rain poured
    Mom sighed
  • Question 17
    60 seconds
    Q. Crack!  Thunder struck and rain poured.  Max stared blankly out the window, trying to contain his emotions that raged like the weather.  He was beginning to lose it.  Dropping the kite from his hand, Max broke out into full sob.  His mother comforted him, "There, there, Max.  We'll just find something else to do."  She began to unpack the picnic basket that was on the counter and offered him a sandwich.  Max snapped, "I don't wanna sand-mich!"  A flash from the sky lit up the living room.  Boom!  Mom sighed.
    What lines from the text support the idea that Mom and Max were going to go on a picnic?
    answer choices
    She began to unpack the picnic basket
    Max stares blankly out the window
    Mom offers Max a sandwich
    His mother conforted him
  • Question 18
    45 seconds
    Q.

    It was the sea eagle that called Emily down to the beach. It hovered above the waves, it's broad wings dusty where the land had left its mark, its small eyes that could follow the horizon bright and keen. She hadn't meant to come down onto the beach. She'd meant to sit at the top of the ramp till the other kids had left the street, till she could walk home from school in peace without strangers staring at her, but somehow the bird seemed to urge her to come down.

    Which textual evidence best describes Emily's thoughts and feelings?

    answer choices

    "... sea eagle that called Emily..."

    "... till she could walk home from school in peace..."

    "... its broad wings dusty..."

    "... the bird seemed to urge her to come down."

  • Question 19
    45 seconds
    Q.

    Michael woke up with a start. Someone was banging at the front door. Heavy footsteps clomped over the bare boards of the hallway. A shouting of voices. Jacko's familiar growl, then the front door slammed shut. Michael shivered and pulled the thin blanket closer around his shoulders. Through the cracked glass of the curtainless window, the sky looked gray and dirty. A groan from the other mattress told him that Toby was awake as well.

    Which words help describe the setting?

    answer choices

    "A shouting of voices."

    "...cracked glass of the curtainless window..."

    "Michael woke up with a start."

    "...Toby was awake as well."

  • Question 20
    45 seconds
    Q.

    Michael woke up with a start. Someone was banging at the front door. Heavy footsteps clomped over the bare boards of the hallway. A shouting of voices. Jacko's familiar growl, then the front door slammed shut. Michael shivered and pulled the thin blanket closer around his shoulders. Through the cracked glass of the curtainless window, the sky looked gray and dirty. A groan from the other mattress told him that Toby was awake as well.

    What can you infer about Jacko's mood?

    answer choices

    happy

    excited

    grumpy

    scared

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