6th Grade Reading Practice Quiz
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Question 1 of 15
Read the passage.
“In Idaho Falls live two awesome ladies. Several years ago it was the good fortune of May and Phyllis to come into some unexpected money. Not only theirs but also many others lives have been touched by that good fortune.” – from The Idaho News mailbox
What fact is in this paragraph?
Copyright Info: Post Register, Letter to the Editor, 2002. P.O. Box 1800, Idaho Falls, Idaho
Question 2 of 15
Read the passage and answer the question.
It was an awful sound. I was pushed forward in my seat and felt the straps pulling me back. I looked around and saw that our car was off the road, and we were crunched up against a telephone pole. There was no possible way to avoid the accident, but I knew that our seat belts had saved our lives. My dad was sitting in the driver’s seat, trying to take off his seat belt so he could check to see if I was okay. I will always wear my seat belt, and I hope everyone else does too.
What does the author want you to care about?CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 15
1. Read the passage and answer the question.
Charlotte’s pretty, ruffled dress was becoming torn and ragged. She needed a pair of pants to she could climb around on the ship without getting caught in the ropes on the deck. She needed to get around more quickly, because she could not keep up with the rest of the crew. She had to find something quick.
What is the best summary for this passage?CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 15
Read the paragraph and answer the question.
What do you do after boiling the noodles?CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 15
Tara and Tanisha were planning a surprise party for Krystal. They invited a few of Krystal’s friends. They began decorating the house. Tanisha hung streamers along the ceiling while Tara blew up balloons. Next, they both decided to serve punch and cake. Tara went to the store for punch while Tanisha baked the cake. At last, they were ready for the party.
What did they do to prepare for the party?CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 15
Read the sentences and answer the question.
A. I think I will read this book.
B. Sara is going to come over to study.
C. Last year, I got a new bicycle.
D. Tomorrow, we are going to the store.
Which sentence happened in the past?CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 15
Read the passage.
Friday was going to be a big day! It was the championship game of the season in soccer, and Joe was the team captain. He wanted to lead his team to their first district championship in the history of their school. They only had enough players to use 3 substitutes, so they always had to be in excellent shape in order to play almost the entire games and run at their fastest speeds the whole time. Alex was one of their fastest players, and Joe knew that without Alex, it was be
difficult to win on Friday. The school held a huge pep rally to encourage the team and cheer them on that morning. The cheerleaders were planning a special presentation during half time, and it seemed that the entire community was going to be at the game to witness the historic victory. The game was supposed to start at 5:00 that evening, so Joe asked all the players to meet in the locker rooms at 3:30 to suit up and have a quick warm up before the game. Excitement and tension were in the in air, and Joe was feeling both confident and nervous. He didn’t want to let everyone down. As he walked up to the locker rooms to get ready for all the other players to arrive, he saw the coach standing at the door. He looked very upset and told Joe that three of the players had come down with the flu, and they would be unable to play in the game today. They didn’t have to forfeit the game as long as the rest of the players were still willing to play, but this would mean they would have to stay in the whole time and have no substitutes.
What would be the best solution?CorrectIncorrect
Question 8 of 15
Read the sentence.
I gave him the dog whistle and the key to the cabin and left sufficient food.
Which word means the same as sufficient?CorrectIncorrect
Question 9 of 15
What word rhymes with bear?CorrectIncorrect
Question 10 of 15
Which bibliography lists magazines?CorrectIncorrect
Question 11 of 15
Read the label.
Copyright Info: 2001 Welch’s Concord, MA 01742
How many servings does this product contain?CorrectIncorrect
Question 12 of 15
Read the passage.
At the very time of the humiliation at Fort Duquesne—when George Washington, Daniel Boone, and General Edward Braddock were defeated by French and Indian foes—a Mohawk Indian was readying himself for a warriors’ dance. The Mohawk—name Warraghiyagey (war-rag-ee- YAH-gay)—painted bright designs on his naked chest, stepped into a deerskin kilt adorned with porcupine quills, and donned a cap topped with a single eagle feather. Tied to his wrists and
ankles were dried deer’s hoofs that rattled as he moved. He ate of ceremonial dog meat and threw a red-painted hatchet onto a war post. Soon he would lead the strenuous dance.
Copyright Info: Hakin, Joy. From Colonies to Country: 1710-1791. Book 3, Second Edition. Oxford University Press, 1999.
In the last three sentences to whom does “he” refer?CorrectIncorrect
Question 13 of 15
Read the passage.
Plants need nutrients to make their food and get energy. Some plants that grow in poor soil get the nutrients they need by “eating” animals. A sweet-smelling liquid attracts insects to a pitcher plant. Once an insect enters the tube-shaped leaf of the plant, hairs that point downward stop it from leaving. The insect falls into the pool of liquid inside the leaf. The liquid dissolves the insect, and the plant uses the nutrients.Copyright Info: Harcourt, Inc. 2002. School Permissions and Copyrights, Harcourt, Inc., 6277 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, Florida 32887-6777.
Why do plants eat animals or insects?CorrectIncorrect
Question 14 of 15
Literal Reading Comprehension—Sequencing–RIT 211 – 220
Read the Passage.
After Joel finished his run, he went and recorded his time on his log. It was his best time he had recorded since his last run in October. Since then, he wondered if he was not in as good of shape because his times seemed to be longer. After today, he would have to pay close attention to what he was doing differently to make sure he was running as fast as he could.
How would you paraphrase Joel’s events?CorrectIncorrect
Question 15 of 15
Read the passage.
Why did I raise my hand? He asked himself, but in his heart, he knew exactly why he had bolted his hand in the air so fast. He longed for the spotlight and the attention. What would I do in the talent show, John thought. I could sing, but Jake was a much better singer. I could play the piano, but Carla would surely play her masterpiece and amaze everyone. I have no idea what I am even thinking!
What can you infer about John?CorrectIncorrect