Mini Assessment 1-main Idea,Supporting Details

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Short passage with 5 questions about creating the main idea from supporting details


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the author trying to show the reader with this article?
    • A. 

      Potatoes from Ireland started the Potato Revolution

    • B. 

      The average American eats 50 lbs of potatoes a year

    • C. 

      French fries are made from potatoes

    • D. 

      Potatoes are a key vegetable in America

    • E. 

      The various terms for potatoes have a long history

  • 2. 
    In the second paragraph, what point is the author trying to make with all the statistics about potatoes?
    • A. 

      Potatoes are grown all year long in every country

    • B. 

      Many countries grow potatoes as a money maker

    • C. 

      Potatoes are a very common food for people to want

    • D. 

      More potatoes are grown than onions in this country

    • E. 

      Potatoes are very expensive to grown and maintain

  • 3. 
    Why are Burbank potatoes used to make french fries?
    • A. 

      They have less water than other potatoes

    • B. 

      They are larger than other potatoes

    • C. 

      They are cheaper than other potatoes

    • D. 

      They are the smallest potato and therefore are easy to collect

    • E. 

      They are the most different potato out of all the potatoes

  • 4. 
    Look at the second to the last paragraph.  The author is trying to say something about the process farmers use to select their fries.  What point are they trying to make?
    • A. 

      The bigger the potato, the nicer the fries

    • B. 

      The more potatoes you have to use, the more money you will make

    • C. 

      The better quality potato, the better quality of fry

    • D. 

      The process to make fries is meticulous and careful

    • E. 

      Has no relevance to making french fries

  • 5. 
    What is the author trying to do with this passage about potatoes?
    • A. 

      They are attempting to teach the reader about pototoes as a commerical food

    • B. 

      They are attempting to define the potato industry

    • C. 

      They are attempting to make you think about potatoes

    • D. 

      They are attempting to explain how potatoes are important to America

    • E. 

      They are attempting to persuade the reader to like potatoes

  • 6. 
    Passage about the potato industry