MAP 2nd Grade Reading : Literature: Craft and Structure

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Example Question #1 : Literature: Craft And Structure

The Big Game

Max plays on a summer baseball team. The team’s name is The Dragons and the team wears bright green jerseys to each of their games. So far this season, The Dragons have won every game that they have played. They have one game left, the championship game. The winner of the championship game gets a giant trophy and a big pizza party after the game. 

On the morning of the championship game Max woke up early, too excited to sleep! From his room he could smell bacon and pancakes, so he rushed to the kitchen. His mom had woken up early and cooked a breakfast for a champion! After his belly was full and he had put on his bright green uniform, Max and his family drove to the ballpark for his final baseball game. 

The game started out slow, the score was still  going into the top of the ninth inning. When it was Max’s turn to bat, the bases were full. On the first pitch, Max put all of his might behind his swing and the ball went soaring out of the park! He stood and watched as his three teammates came running for home-plate, then he took off, and ran around the bases. 

The final score of the game was , Max’s team had won because of his home run hit! 

What did Max do right when he woke up? 

Possible Answers:

Went to the kitchen

Took a shower

Got dresses 

Brushed his teeth

Correct answer:

Went to the kitchen

Explanation:

The answer to this question can be found in the second paragraph of the passage. 

"On the morning of the championship game Max woke up early, too excited to sleep! From his room he could smell bacon and pancakes, so he rushed to the kitchen. His mom had woken up early and cooked a breakfast for a champion! After his belly was full and he had put on his bright green uniform, Max and his family drove to the ballpark for his final baseball game."

The correct answer is "went into the kitchen". 

Example Question #2 : Literature: Craft And Structure

The Big Game

Max plays on a summer baseball team. The team’s name is The Dragons and the team wears bright green jerseys to each of their games. So far this season, The Dragons have won every game that they have played. They have one game left, the championship game. The winner of the championship game gets a giant trophy and a big pizza party after the game. 

On the morning of the championship game Max woke up early, too excited to sleep! From his room he could smell bacon and pancakes, so he rushed to the kitchen. His mom had woken up early and cooked a breakfast for a champion! After his belly was full and he had put on his bright green uniform, Max and his family drove to the ballpark for his final baseball game. 

The game started out slow, the score was still  going into the top of the ninth inning. When it was Max’s turn to bat, the bases were full. On the first pitch, Max put all of his might behind his swing and the ball went soaring out of the park! He stood and watched as his three teammates came running for home-plate, then he took off, and ran around the bases. 

The final score of the game was , Max’s team had won because of his home run hit! 

Of the answer choices, which happened first? 

Possible Answers:

Max ate breakfast 

Max's team won the baseball game

Max woke up

Max's team went to a pizza party

Correct answer:

Max woke up

Explanation:

Because we want to know which event happened first, we want to start at the beginning of the story. 

We do learn in the first paragraph that the winning team gets a pizza party, but that's not when we are told that Max's team went to a pizza party, so that is not the correct answer. 

The last paragraph of the story is when we learn that Max's team won the baseball game, so that is not the correct answer. 

In the second paragraph we learn that Max wakes up and then eats breakfast. Because we want to know what he did first, "Max woke up" is the correct answer. 

 

Example Question #3 : Literature: Craft And Structure

The Big Game

Max plays on a summer baseball team. The team’s name is The Dragons and the team wears bright green jerseys to each of their games. So far this season, The Dragons have won every game that they have played. They have one game left, the championship game. The winner of the championship game gets a giant trophy and a big pizza party after the game. 

On the morning of the championship game Max woke up early, too excited to sleep! From his room he could smell bacon and pancakes, so he rushed to the kitchen. His mom had woken up early and cooked a breakfast for a champion! After his belly was full and he had put on his bright green uniform, Max and his family drove to the ballpark for his final baseball game. 

The game started out slow, the score was still  going into the top of the ninth inning. When it was Max’s turn to bat, the bases were full. On the first pitch, Max put all of his might behind his swing and the ball went soaring out of the park! He stood and watched as his three teammates came running for home-plate, then he took off, and ran around the bases. 

The final score of the game was , Max’s team had won because of his home run hit! 

What is the first thing we learn about Max? 

Possible Answers:

He has won all of his baseball games

He hit a home run

His team name is The Dragons 

He plays on a baseball team

Correct answer:

He plays on a baseball team

Explanation:

Because we are looking for the first thing we learn about Max, we want to start at the beginning of the passage. The first sentence tells us that Max plays on a baseball team. We later learn the name of his team, that his team has won all of their games, and that Max hit a home run during his last baseball game. 

The correct answer is "he plays on a baseball team". 

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