Main Idea #1, #2, and #3
  • 1. Main Idea #1.1 What is the main or central idea of this passage?
A) Astronauts must undergo extreme and precise training to survive in space.
B) The application process for being chosen to go to Mars is slow and demanding.
C) Establishing a settlement on Mars is no longer science fiction.
D) Raising money to fund space exploration often involves the public's help.
  • 2. Main Idea #1.2. What would make the best title for this story?
A) Establishing a Settlement on Mars
B) Raising the Money for Exploring Space
C) Being Part of the Team Going to the Red Planet
D) Making the Video and Paying the Fees
  • 3. Main Idea #1.3. Which detail would fit best in the second paragraph of the text?
A) When the final four winners will be chosen and announced publicly
B) What the name of the group's reality television show will be
C) How the foundation will develop the technology to reach Mars
D) What kind of challenges the applicants will have to undergo
  • 4. Main Idea #2.1. What is the main or central idea of this passage?
A) The beach is the best place for taking any pictures of nature.
B) Taking high quality photographs is possible with just a few tips.
C) Photography is a hobby that is growing steadily in popularity.
D) Patterns in beach sand are easy and fun to photograph.
  • 5. Main Idea #2.2. What would make the best title for this passage?
A) Catching the Light at Sunrise and Sunset
B) Going to a National Wildlife Refuge
C) Capturing Beach Life with a Camera
D) Watching Crabs in their Natural Habitat
  • 6. Main Idea #2.3. Which detail would fit best within the bulleted list?
A) How to become a professional nature photographer
B) How much to plan to spend on a camera
C) How to best take a picture of an incoming wave
D) How long to stay on the beach to get the best light
  • 7. Main Idea #3.1. What is the main or central idea of this passage?
A) Astronauts would oversleep if not for Mission Control's morning call.
B) Sleep needs shift dramatically while on the space shuttle.
C) Motion sickness makes a good night's sleep on the shuttle very difficult.
D) Sleeping on the space shuttle requires a mix of adaptation and creativity.
  • 8. Main Idea #3.2. What would make the best title for this passage?
A) Finding Sleep Miles above the Earth
B) Inside a Four Person Space Mission
C) Eating, Sleeping, and Living in Space
D) A Mission Control Alarm Clock
  • 9. Main Idea #3.3. Why does a sleep mask help some of the astronauts rest better?
A) It muffles the sounds of the other crew members.
B) It helps to convince the brain it is still night time.
C) It plays personalized music that is soothing to the astronauts.
D) It blocks the sun's light coming through the windows.
  • 10. Floods can cause tremendous damage. They can ruin houses, roads and buildings. Floods can take down trees and cause mudslides. They often leaves mud, sand and debris behind. It can take months to clean up after a flood. What is the main idea of this paragraph?
A) It takes a long time to clean up after a flood.
B) Floods can cause a lot of damage.
C) Floods damage houses and roads.
D) Floods cause mudslides.
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