Cause And Effect Practice

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  • 1. 
    A Place Called Freedom is a story written by Scott Sanders. In it he describes a town in Ohio that was established by slaves who escaped to the North during the Civil War. More and more people came to the town. They heard about it even in the South. Runaway slaves knew that if they could reach Ohio, they would finally be safe. Many of them found a home in Freedom.The town was named Freedom because...
    • A. 

      It was in Ohio.

    • B. 

      It was established by former slaves.

    • C. 

      It became very famous.

    • D. 

      It was named after Scott Freedom.

  • 2. 
    Two hurricanes passed through the area in a two-week period. It seemed as if it was raining all the time. Sometimes the downpour was very heavy. The ground, already saturated with water, couldn’t hold tree roots in place. Trees had toppled across roads and onto buildings. A section of a major highway was closed. The soil beneath that part had washed away and slid into the river.What caused part of the highway to be closed?
    • A. 

      Trees fell across it.

    • B. 

      Part of it was washed into the river.

    • C. 

      The rain was very heavy at times.

    • D. 

      Another hurricane was coming.

  • 3. 
    Driving in the mountains is different from driving where the land is flat. It seems as if you are always going either uphill or downhill. Weather conditions that would not be worrisome in the flatlands can be a big problem in the mountains. A heavy rain can cause flash flooding at the base of any hill. An inch or two of snow can bring everything to a stop.What causes driving in the mountains to be different?
    • A. 

      There is more rain.

    • B. 

      You are almost always going up or down.

    • C. 

      It seems to snow more often.

    • D. 

      The flatlands have better weather.

  • 4. 
    Luisa lived in a house close to some beautiful woods. Most of the time, she loved where she lived. Spring and fall were colorful times, and a winter snow made the woods seem like a fairyland. Sometimes, however, the woods made her nervous. For instance, one time someone left the garage door open all day. The black snake that wandered in certainly was not a welcome visitor!Luisa was sometimes nervous because...
    • A. 

      The woods were so close to the house.

    • B. 

      Animals came out of the woods.

    • C. 

      The woods were dangerous in winter.

    • D. 

      It was lonely where she lived.

  • 5. 
    A fossil is the remains of a plant or animal that once lived on Earth. The word fossil comes from a Latin word that means “dug up.” Some fossils are very old. Scientists have found fossils of prehistoric plants and animals. Fossils are the reason we know about dinosaurs. One reason that scientists study fossils is to learn about the sizes of dinosaurs. Some dinosaurs were quite small. Others were huge!What is one effect of scientists studying dinosaur fossils?
    • A. 

      They learned that the fossils had not been buried long.

    • B. 

      They learned that the fossils all look alike.

    • C. 

      They learned the size of some dinosaurs.

    • D. 

      They learned that all dinosaurs were huge.

  • 6. 
    Picture some old roller-skate wheels attached to some wood scraps. This would be very similar to the original skateboards of the 1950s. Surfers invented skateboards as a way to try to “surf” the streets. Alan “Ollie” Gelfand is given credit for creating the first skateboard trick. The Ollie is a way of popping a skateboard up into the air by slamming your back foot down on the tail. Even today, the Ollie is one of the first skateboard maneuvers kids learn. It is the basis for many other skateboarding tricks.Ollie Gelfand had what effect on skateboarding? 
    • A. 

      He introduced protective gear.

    • B. 

      He originated skateboarding tricks.

    • C. 

      He invented the first skateboard.

    • D. 

      Surfers created skateboards.

  • 7. 
    The poinsettia is a popular holiday flower. The classic colors are red and white. In recent years breeders have produced plants in many shades of pink as well. These brilliant colors do not come from the plant’s flowers, which are tiny yellow structures that look like large seeds. It is the plant’s bracts, or leaves at the base of the flowers, that give the plant its beauty. The poinsettia was named for Dr. Joel Robert Poinsett, who, in addition to being the U.S. ambassador to the newly independent Republic of Mexico from 1825 to 1829, was an avid botanist.The poinsettia's brilliant color is caused by its...
    • A. 

      Flowers.

    • B. 

      Name.

    • C. 

      Bracts.

    • D. 

      Seeds.

  • 8. 
    Believe it or not, there is no lead in a pencil. Calling the substance in pencils lead was the result of mistaken identity. A huge deposit of what people thought was lead was discovered in England. It wasn’t lead but an entirely new substance that scientists called graphite. Although using graphite for writing was new to Europeans, it had been used by the Aztecs for centuries. At first Europeans just sharpened the graphite to a point and wrote with it, but the problem was that it got all over everything. They began wrapping string around the graphite, and later it was encased in wood.Pencils are called lead pencils because...
    • A. 

      People mistook graphite for lead.

    • B. 

      Writing with pencils was new to them.

    • C. 

      Aztecs had been using graphite for centuries.

    • D. 

      Lead is the substance in pencils.

  • 9. 
    The Lost Colony is one of the great American mysteries. In 1587 about 100 British colonists arrived on the coast of what we now call North Carolina. The group was made up of men, women, and children. By 1590 all of them had disappeared. No one knows where they went or what happened to them. For more than 400 years, people have been trying to solve the mystery. This mystery has made the area popular with scientists and tourists alike. No one has uncovered any remnants from this Lost Colony. One new idea is that the original settlement is now underwater. Since the sixteenth century, one-quarter mile of coastal land has sunk.One effect of the Lost Colony has been...
    • A. 

      A lot of curious visitors going to North Carolina.

    • B. 

      By 1590 all the settlers had disappeared.

    • C. 

      No one knows what happened to them.

    • D. 

      Men, women, and children were colonists.

  • 10. 
    When the manuscript for The Hobbit arrived at a publishing house in 1936, the publisher wasn’t sure it would sell. He asked his son to read the manuscript. His son loved it, and as a result, it was published. Sixteen years later that child was an editor working at his father’s publishing company. A 1,000-page manuscript arrived from the author of The Hobbit. No one wanted to publish it, but the young editor came up with the idea of breaking up the manuscript into three volumes. It was published as The Lord of the Rings trilogy and has been a classic ever since.The Hobbit was published because...
    • A. 

      Many people read it and liked it.

    • B. 

      The publisher's son liked it.

    • C. 

      It was a long book.

    • D. 

      It was divided into three books.

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