Saturday, March 24, 2012

Take the Measurement of Student Progress

Can you figure out the answers (or narrow it down to the top 2), just from the question and answer set?
In a later post, I'll explain how you can.  Give it a try for now.

Story 1--Excerpt from Iditarod Dream
1.  What is the main idea of “Excerpt from Iditarod Dream”?
  1. Sled dog racing is a thrilling and dangerous sport. 
  2. Sled dog racing requires teamwork and training. 
  3. Sled dog racing requires specialized equipment. 
  4. Sled dog racing can be a family activity.
2.  According to “Excerpt from Iditarod Dream,” why does Dusty decide to help the other racers build a fire?
  1.         He uses the fire light to see the trail markers. 
  2. He thinks the fire will help him stay awake. 
  3. He is following the rule of the wilderness. 
  4. He needs to cook the dogs’ frozen meat.
3.   According to “Excerpt from Iditarod Dream,” how would Dusty most likely react to entering another dog sled race?
A. He would be hopeful because he came so close to winning.
B. He would be nervous because he had trouble staying on the trail at night.
C. He would be excited because he knew how it felt to cross the finish line in the lead.
D.    He would be anxious because he ran out of supplies and needed more for the next race.
Story 2--Nurses in the Wilderness
4.  Which sentence tells how the Frontier Nursing Service and the Mary Breckinridge Hospital are similar?
  1.   Both have modern supplies.
  2.   Both provide rural medical services.
  3.   Both are located in Wendover, Kentucky.
  4.   Both train people from all over the world.
5. What is most likely the author’s main purpose for writing this selection?
  1.   To inform the reader about the history of rural nursing 
  2.   To describe the effects of diseases on rural children 
  3.   To persuade the reader to support rural medicine 
  4.   To explain the difficulty of travel in rural areas
6.  According to the captions in the selection, which statement is true?
  1.   Nurses often called Mary an angel on horseback. 
  2.   Patients were sometimes carried to clinics by neighbors. 
  3.   Mary’s first clinic became the Mary Breckinridge Hospital. 
  4.   Riding horseback was the only form of travel to the hospital.
7.   Which sentence best summarizes the selection?
  1.   Mary and her family were always very generous to others.
  2.   The Frontier Nursing Service reached far beyond Kentucky.
  3.   Rural nurses found creative ways to transport supplies and patients.
  4.   Mary and other nurses provided compassionate medical care to rural people.
Story 3-- A Touch of Genius
8.  Which sentence from the selection is an opinion?
  1.     “The same process happens with me.”
  2.     “He lost his sight and partial use of one hand.” 
  3.     “I had no words to describe the emotion I felt.” 
  4.     “Behind this statement lies a remarkable story.”
9. Which sentence best states the main idea of the selection?
  1.     Michael served in Vietnam. 
  2.     Michael is a talented artist. 
  3.     Michael teaches sculpture in the pueblo. 
  4.     Michael has displays in museums around the world.
10.   Which statement is the most important conclusion that may be drawn from the selection?
  1.   War teaches people to be strong. 
  2.   Art can make a difference in a child’s life. 
  3.   Hardships can motivate a person to greatness. 
  4.   Mothers have a great influence on their children.
11. After reading this selection, what generalization can you make about Michael?
  1.   Michael is a motivated individual. 
  2.   Michael is an excellent teacher.
  3.   Michael likes military service. 
  4.   Michael loves animals.


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