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This quiz is to test your understanding of finding the main idea of a reading passage. SELECT THE MAIN IDEA FOR EACH PASSAGE. There is only one correct answer per question. This is not a graded activity. ...
Questions: 5 | Attempts: 11123 | Last updated: Jun 21, 2021
Sample QuestionFor young children, losing privileges for short amounts of time can be very effective. One way for this to happen is by using what is called “Time-Out.” Time-Out means time away from all those fun things in a child’s life. It is a way of disciplining your child without raising your hand or your voice. Basically, Time-Out involves having your child sit in one place for a certain amount of time. You can easily see that most kids wouldn’t like Time-Out because they would rather be doing fun things (Burke & Herron, 1996, p. 40).
It's time to answer some cool and interesting questions about some main ideas and details!
Questions: 5 | Attempts: 4871 | Last updated: May 3, 2021
Sample QuestionDo you ever wonder how you taste things? You owe your sense of taste to your taste buds. We have nine thousand taste buds just on the tongue alone. There are also taste buds on the roof of your mouth. You even have taste buds on the back of your throat.
Questions: 5 | Attempts: 1904 | Last updated: Apr 2, 2015
Sample QuestionRead each paragraph and determine its main idea. How do migrating animals find their destination? They navigate in a variety of ways. Fish use their sense of smell to recognize their migration paths and are guided by changing water temperatures. Birds use the position of the sun to orient themselves. Some birds have magnetic particles in their ear mechanisms that act as a compass. Mammals rely on their memory. Some elephant trails have been used for hundreds of years.The main idea is:
Identify topic sentence, supporting details, and concluidng sentences
Questions: 15 | Attempts: 4818 | Last updated: Sep 12, 2014
Sample QuestionThere are moments when the parents of a teen-ager say, or at least think, "Why don't you act your age?" But what age is the young adolescent to act? One minute he is twelve years old; the very next, he seems sixteen; and a moment later he crawls back into childish comfort. The betwixt-and-between junior-high-school pupil offers parents and teachers exciting challenge, for adults cannot guide seventh, eighth and ninth graders without growing themselves.Neither "fish nor fowl," the junior-high-school pupil is caught between tender childishness and manly promise. During these years of change and unashamed enthusiasm, the young adolescent explores a million quandaries, test a hundred selves and questions tumbling values as he rapidly constructs others. What is the main idea of this passage about teenagers?
This quiz is about the main ideas
Questions: 10 | Attempts: 1261 | Last updated: Apr 22, 2013
Sample QuestionBasketball was invented in 1891 by a physical education instructor in Springfield, Massachusetts, by the name of James Naismith. Because of the terrible weather in winter, his physical education students were indoors rather than outdoors. They really did not like the idea of boring, repetitive exercises and preferred the excitement and challenge of a game. Naismith figured out a team sport that could be played indoors on a gymnasium floor, that involved a lot of running, that kept all team members involved, and that did not allow the tackling and physical contact of American-style football. Question: What is the main idea of the passage?
This could be a good exercise to measure reading comprehension and critical analysis of students. It aims to teach learners the importance of the topic sentence and how it affects the ideas of the supporting details.
Questions: 8 | Attempts: 816 | Last updated: Oct 4, 2016
Sample QuestionIt is the most important idea in a paragraph?
When it comes to writing one has to ensure that the reader can follow through the story and understand it clearly. This is made possible by how the paragraphs and ideas are arranged in the document. Test out your ability to...
Questions: 8 | Attempts: 555 | Last updated: Aug 20, 2018
Sample QuestionWhich shape illustrates a paragraph or a story when the main idea is in the first sentence and the supporting details follows after?
Would you like to know what is your main idea? Simply take this quiz and find out now!
Questions: 8 | Attempts: 174 | Last updated: Mar 8, 2017
Sample QuestionWhich of these are most important to you?
Do you know what main idea is? If you haven't known it yet, take this quiz and you will surely know what does it means.
Questions: 8 | Attempts: 124 | Last updated: Nov 22, 2016
Sample QuestionDo you love to play scrabbles?
Students will read short passages and identify the main idea of each.
Questions: 8 | Attempts: 3062 | Last updated: Mar 8, 2013
Sample QuestionAdults tend to eat a lot of pre-made food, but it’s not always healthy. For instance, a Big Mac has 530 calories with 28 grams of fat and a large order of fries has 450 calories and 22 grams of fat. Add a large soda and a meal comes close to 1,000 calories. What is the main idea?
Short passage with 5 questions about creating the main idea from supporting details
Questions: 6 | Attempts: 650 | Last updated: Sep 10, 2013
Sample QuestionWhat is the author trying to show the reader with this article?
Reading and Social Studies
Questions: 7 | Attempts: 259 | Last updated: Feb 6, 2013
Sample QuestionWhat is the main idea of paragraph 2?
Topics and Main Ideas
Questions: 11 | Attempts: 111 | Last updated: Jan 22, 2013
Sample QuestionChoose the topic of each group of sentences.
Number your paper 1-5 to answer these questions on text features in informational articles.
Questions: 5 | Attempts: 492 | Last updated: Jan 18, 2013
Sample QuestionWhen reading non-fiction, or informational, how do you know you understand the article?