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Example Question #1 : Main Idea

The Rainforest 

The rainforest would be a great place to visit because it is the habitat of many different types of wildlife and plants. It rains a lot in the rainforest. However, this allows many different types of flowers and trees to grow. There are over 700 types of trees and 1,000 types of flowers that grow in the rainforest! All of these trees and flowers create a diverse habitat that is a great home for many different types of animals.

Plants are not the only things that you would see if you visited the rainforest. A lot of different types of animals can be found in the rainforest. While in the rainforest, you might see a slithering snake rapping itself around a tree branch, or a slimy frog hoping along the ground. In the tops of the trees you may also see the bright colors of many different birds flying from branch to branch. But, if you do not like bugs, you will not like the rainforest! In the rainforest, there are more bugs than any other living thing. 

If you plan to visit the rainforest one day, do not forget to pack your rain-boots and bug spray!

Select the main idea of the passage.

Possible Answers:

What to pack for a vacation. 

The rainforest is a fun place to visit. 

The rainforest is home to many different plants and animals. 

Fun places to visit during a vacation. 

Correct answer:

The rainforest is home to many different plants and animals. 

Explanation:

This passage was about the rainforest. The first paragraph talks about the different flowers and trees that grow in the rainforest and the second paragraph talks about the different animals that are in the rainforest. This makes the best answer, "The rainforest is home to many different plants and animals." 

Though the last line of the passage does suggest what to pack, the passage as a whole was not about what to pack on a vacation. Also, we weren't given multiple places to visit during a vacation, so the passage wasn't about fun places to visit, it just talked about one place. Though we are led to believe that the rainforest would be a fun place to visit, because the passaged talked specifically about plants and animals, the best answer is that the rainforest is home to many different plants and animals. 

Example Question #1 : Isee Primary 2 Reading

The Rainforest 

The rainforest would be a great place to visit because it is the habitat of many different types of wildlife and plants. It rains a lot in the rainforest. However, this allows many different types of flowers and trees to grow. There are over 700 types of trees and 1,000 types of flowers that grow in the rainforest! All of these trees and flowers create a diverse habitat that is a great home for many different types of animals.

Plants are not the only things that you would see if you visited the rainforest. A lot of different types of animals can be found in the rainforest. While in the rainforest, you might see a slithering snake rapping itself around a tree branch, or a slimy frog hoping along the ground. In the tops of the trees you may also see the bright colors of many different birds flying from branch to branch. But, if you do not like bugs, you will not like the rainforest! In the rainforest, there are more bugs than any other living thing. 

If you plan to visit the rainforest one day, do not forget to pack your rain-boots and bug spray!

According to the passage, how many type of trees can be found in the rainforest? 

Possible Answers:

1,000

700

Over 1,000

Over 700

Correct answer:

Over 700

Explanation:

The answer to this question is in the first paragraph. 

"The rainforest would be a great place to visit because it is the habitat of many different types of wildlife and plants. It rains a lot in the rainforest. However, this allows many different types of flowers and trees to grow. There are over 700 types of trees and 1,000 types of flowers that grow in the rainforest! All of these trees and flowers create a diverse habitat that is a great home for many different types of animals."

According to the passage, there are over 700 types of trees in the rainforest. 

Example Question #1 : Isee Primary 2 Reading

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 was the final score of the baseball game?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

We are told in the last paragraph of the story that the final score of the game was .

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

Example Question #1 : Supporting Ideas

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's mom make for breakfast? 

Possible Answers:

Both pancakes and toast 

Both pancakes and bacon 

Bacon

 

 

Pancakes

Correct answer:

Both pancakes and bacon 

Explanation:

We are told in the second paragraph that Max could smell bacon and pancakes, so we can assume that is what his mom cooked for breakfast. 

"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."

Example Question #1 : Supporting Ideas

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 0-0 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 4-0, Max’s team had won because of his home run hit! 

Why did Max wake up early on the morning of the championship game?

Possible Answers:

The game was really early in the morning 

He smelled breakfast cooking

He ate too much candy for bed and could not sleep

He was too excited to sleep

Correct answer:

He was too excited to sleep

Explanation:

In the second paragraph, we are told that on the morning of the game, Max got up early because he was too excited to sleep. 

"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." 

Example Question #1 : Inference

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's team do after the game? 

Possible Answers:

Max's team went to a pool party. 

Max's team went to a pizza party. 

Max's team went over to Max's house for a pool party. 

Max's team went to a cookout. 

Correct answer:

Max's team went to a pizza party. 

Explanation:

The passage ends with the score of the game and the reason why Max's team wins the game. However, at the beginning of the story we were told that the winners of the game get a trophy and then a pizza party after the game. Because Max's team won, we can infer that they went to a pizza party. 

Example Question #2 : Isee Primary 2 Reading

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! 

How do you think Max's team felt after the game? 

Possible Answers:

Sad

Unhappy 

Excited

Lonely 

Correct answer:

Excited

Explanation:

Max's team won the championship game, which resulted in a pizza party and a big team trophy. Most likely, Max's team would be very happy, or excited about this. When you win a game, you probably will not feel sad, unhappy, or lonely. Winning is something that most people get excited about. 

Example Question #1 : Isee Primary 2 Reading

The Rainforest 

The rainforest would be a great place to visit because it is the habitat of many different types of wildlife and plants. It rains a lot in the rainforest. However, this allows many different types of flowers and trees to grow. There are over 700 types of trees and 1,000 types of flowers that grow in the rainforest! All of these trees and flowers create a diverse habitat that is a great home for many different types of animals.

Plants are not the only things that you would see if you visited the rainforest. A lot of different types of animals can be found in the rainforest. While in the rainforest, you might see a slithering snake rapping itself around a tree branch, or a slimy frog hoping along the ground. In the tops of the trees you may also see the bright colors of many different birds flying from branch to branch. But, if you do not like bugs, you will not like the rainforest! In the rainforest, there are more bugs than any other living thing. 

If you plan to visit the rainforest one day, do not forget to pack your rain-boots and bug spray!

According to the passage, how many type of trees can be found in the rainforest? 

Why does the passage suggest for you to pack bug spray if you go to the rainforest? 

Possible Answers:

There are a lot of plants in the rainforest. 

It rains a lot in the rainforest. 

There are a lot of animals in the rainforest.

There are a lot of bugs in the rainforest.

Correct answer:

There are a lot of bugs in the rainforest.

Explanation:

Let's think: Why do we use bug spray? Answer: To keep bugs away from us. 

The passage suggests packing bug spray because there are lots of bugs in the rainforest, as described in the second paragraph. 

"Plants are not the only things that you would see if you visited the rainforest. A lot of different types of animals can be found in the rainforest. While in the rainforest, you might see a slithering snake rapping itself around a tree branch, or a slimy frog hoping along the ground. In the tops of the trees you may also see the bright colors of many different birds flying from branch to branch. But, if you do not like bugs, you will not like the rainforest! In the rainforest, there are more bugs than any other living thing. "

Because there are a lot of bugs in the rainforest, the passage suggests that you bring bug spray. 

Example Question #1 : Isee Primary 2 Reading

The Rainforest 

The rainforest would be a great place to visit because it is the habitat of many different types of wildlife and plants. It rains a lot in the rainforest. However, this allows many different types of flowers and trees to grow. There are over 700 types of trees and 1,000 types of flowers that grow in the rainforest! All of these trees and flowers create a diverse habitat that is a great home for many different types of animals.

Plants are not the only things that you would see if you visited the rainforest. A lot of different types of animals can be found in the rainforest. While in the rainforest, you might see a slithering snake rapping itself around a tree branch, or a slimy frog hoping along the ground. In the tops of the trees you may also see the bright colors of many different birds flying from branch to branch. But, if you do not like bugs, you will not like the rainforest! In the rainforest, there are more bugs than any other living thing. 

If you plan to visit the rainforest one day, do not forget to pack your rain-boots and bug spray!

In the passage, what is the living thing that can be found in the rainforest that is is mentioned last in the passage? 

Possible Answers:

Flowers

Bugs

Trees

Birds

Correct answer:

Bugs

Explanation:

At first, the passage starts by discussing the plants found in the rainforest. Next, the passage mentioned the different animals that can be found in the rainforest. Finally, the passage mentions that there are many bugs found in the rainforest. Bugs are the last living thing that is mentioned in the passage, so bugs is the correct answer. 

Example Question #1 : Vocabulary

The Rainforest 

The rainforest would be a great place to visit because it is the habitat of many different types of wildlife and plants. It rains a lot in the rainforest. However, this allows many different types of flowers and trees to grow. There are over 700 types of trees and 1,000 types of flowers that grow in the rainforest! All of these trees and flowers create a diverse habitat that is a great home for many different types of animals.

Plants are not the only things that you would see if you visited the rainforest. A lot of different types of animals can be found in the rainforest. While in the rainforest, you might see a slithering snake rapping itself around a tree branch, or a slimy frog hoping along the ground. In the tops of the trees you may also see the bright colors of many different birds flying from branch to branch. But, if you do not like bugs, you will not like the rainforest! In the rainforest, there are more bugs than any other living thing. 

If you plan to visit the rainforest one day, do not forget to pack your rain-boots and bug spray!

What does the word "habitat" mean? 

Possible Answers:

A habitat is a plant that lives off of another plant.

A habitat is an animal that lives off of another animal. 

A habitat is a home or environment where plants and animals live. 

A habitat is a group of trees. 

Correct answer:

A habitat is a home or environment where plants and animals live. 

Explanation:

A habitat is a home or environment where plants and animals live. 

We are told in the passage that "the rainforest would be a great place to visit because it's the 'habitat' of many different types of wildlife and plants. This means we could see wildlife and plants in their habitat, and were plants and animals are found is their home. 

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