Identify The Supporting Details

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Identify The Supporting Details - Quiz

Students will identify the supporting details in the following paragraphs.


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  • 1. 

    You.  You're not an artist or an actor, and you're not a nurse or a cook. You're a student,and school is your job.  It may be fine, or not so good.  Can you think of any ways imagination could have a part in your school life?  Could it help you get better grades?  Or get along better with your teachers?  Or understand your subjects better?  Can you tell how?Which of the following is NOT a supporting detail?

    • A.

      Imagination can help you get better grades.

    • B.

      Cooks have gotten their diplomas and so, they don't have to go to school any more.

    • C.

      School is your job and you can make it better by using your imagination.

    • D.

      You can do a better job in school by using your imagination to get along with the teachers.

    Correct Answer
    B. Cooks have gotten their diplomas and so, they don't have to go to school any more.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Cooks have gotten their diplomas and so, they don't have to go to school any more." This statement is not a supporting detail because it does not relate to the topic of using imagination in school life. The other options all mention ways in which imagination can be beneficial in school, such as getting better grades, getting along with teachers, and understanding subjects better.

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  • 2. 

         George MacDonald, the ninety-two year old recluse who died last week, left more than $500,000 in cash to his four cats.  he also left them a coin collection valued at $10,000.  In addition, he willed that his twelve-room house on Elm Street would become a home for lost cats.  mr. MacDonald stated in his will that the inheritance was an expression of his gratitude for the faithful friendship of his pets Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme.What is NOT a supporting detail in this paragraph?

    • A.

      He had 4 cats named Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme, whom he considered faithful friends.

    • B.

      George MacDonald died last week.

    • C.

      George MacDonald died and left his inheritance to a variety of causes that help cats.

    • D.

      He willed that his house on Elm Street would become a home for lost cats.

    • E.

      George MacDonald left more than $500,000 to his four cats.

    Correct Answer
    C. George MacDonald died and left his inheritance to a variety of causes that help cats.
    Explanation
    The paragraph does not mention anything about George MacDonald leaving his inheritance to a variety of causes that help cats. The only mentioned inheritance is the cash and coin collection left to his four cats, as well as his house becoming a home for lost cats. Therefore, the statement "George MacDonald died and left his inheritance to a variety of causes that help cats" is not a supporting detail in the paragraph.

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  • 3. 

         Although the Industrial Revolution reached the United States in the early 1800's, most Americans still lived on farms.  Out of a population of over 30 million, only 1.3 million Americans worked in industry when the Civil War began in 1861.  After the war, industry rapidly expanded, and millions of Americans left their farms to work in mines and factories.  Factories began to replace smaller workshops as complex machinery began to substitute for simpler hand tool.Which is NOT a supporting detail?

    • A.

      Originally, most Americans lived on farms, but more and more moved to industry.

    • B.

      War caused industry to expand.

    • C.

      Americans also left the farms to work in the mines.

    • D.

      The United States industrialized.

    • E.

      Small workshops were replaced with larger factories.

    Correct Answer
    D. The United States industrialized.
    Explanation
    The statement "The United States industrialized" is not a supporting detail because it is a general statement that does not provide any specific information or evidence to support the main idea. The other statements in the passage provide specific details about the shift from farms to industry, the expansion of industry after the war, and the replacement of small workshops with larger factories.

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  • 4. 

    By the late 1800's, the United States was the world's leading industrial nation.  By 1914, the nation's gross national product - the total value of all goods and services that a country produces- was eight times greater than it had been in 1865 when the Civil War came to an end. Which is NOT a supporting detail of this paragraph?

    • A.

      The value of goods and services produced in the US expanded many times.

    • B.

      The United States became the world's leading industrial nation.

    • C.

      The GNP growth between 1865 and 1914 was 800%.

    • D.

      Industry has always been important to the US economy.

    Correct Answer
    D. Industry has always been important to the US economy.
    Explanation
    This statement does not directly support the specific information given about the growth of the United States' gross national product (GNP) from 1865 to 1914, nor does it pertain specifically to the United States becoming the world's leading industrial nation by the late 1800s. It is a general statement about the importance of industry to the US economy, which is not directly addressed or supported by the details in the provided paragraph.

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  • 5. 

    People like Alexander Graham Bell, who developed the telephone, and Thomas Alva Edison, whose1000 patents included the phonograph, the lightbulb, and the electric generator, contributed to America's economic growth.  In fact, they were two of many inventors whose technology increased the nation's productivity, improved transportation, and perfected communications networks.  These new inventions also resulted in new industries, which in turn, produced more wealth and jobs. The United States was on an upward path to world dominance through invention and technology. Which of these is NOT a supporting detail?

    • A.

      The United States was on its way to world domination through technology.

    • B.

      Thomas Alva Edison had more than 1000 patents.

    • C.

      Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, which improved communications.

    • D.

      Technology helped make many people rich.

    Correct Answer
    B. Thomas Alva Edison had more than 1000 patents.
    Explanation
    This detail specifically highlights the contributions of Edison but does not directly support the overarching theme of how inventions contributed to America's economic growth and technological dominance, unlike the other options which tie directly back to the main point about technological advancement leading to increased productivity, wealth, and jobs.

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