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What is the meaning of the word currency as it is used in paragraph 4?
the money used in a country
something that is up-to-date
an idea accepted by many people
goods used in trade
Which phrase from the passage helps the reader understand the meaning of currency?
“based on the dollar”
“produced by hand”
“lost its value”
“a new design”
Which word in the paragraph below that means “traded or exchanged one thing for another.”
A commodity is a product or raw material offered as payment for another thing. Cows, sheep, or other kinds of animals were bartered for what a person wanted. Furs, beads, grain, giant stones, or salt were also exchanged.
What is the meaning of minted as it is used in paragraph 4 of the text.
After the American Revolution, the Continental Congress established a national currency based on the dollar in 1785. The first American coins were minted in 1793. These copper cents were produced by hand.
having a lot of money
cool and fresh
one of a kind
Today’s piggy banks are made from
clay, metal, glass, or plastic, and most contemporary piggy banks have a hole in the bottom for taking out money easily.
What is a context clue?
is the point of the paragraph. It is the most important thought about the topic.
hints found within a sentence, paragraph, or passage that a reader can use to understand the meanings of new or unfamiliar words
provide information to clarify, prove, or explain the main idea.