Cause and Effect
  • 1. What is the definition of a cause?
A) The effect of what happened in a given situation.
B) What happened in a given situation.
C) The result of what happened in a given situation.
D) The reason something happened in a given situation.
  • 2. What is the definition of an effect?
A) What happened in a given situation.
B) The result of what happened in a given situation.
C) The order of events in a given situation.
D) The reason something happened in a given situation.
  • 3. Read the cause in this situation and choose the effect. A child stretched a balloon, put it to his lips, and pursed his lips around the balloon's neck.
A) The child took a deep breath.
B) The child blew up the balloon.
C) The balloon deflated.
D) The balloon popped.
  • 4. Read the cause and choose the effect. She was in a hurry riding her bike, so she carried her viola across the handlebars. She failed to see the rock on the street in front of her.
A) The girl fell off of her bike.
B) The rock did not get in the girl's way.
C) The viola did not fall off the bike.
D) The girl got off her bike to take a break.
  • 5. Read the cause and choose the effect. We had a tremendous snowstorm during the night. Winds gusted to 45 mph. The roads are blocked, even at the bus stop.
A) We stayed inside and made hot chocolate.
B) We were not able to go to school.
C) We went to the store to get some snacks.
D) We decided to make a snowman.
  • 6. Read the cause and choose the effect. I ran as fast as I could, passing all the other runners in the race. I wasn't even tired, either.
A) I came in last place in the race.
B) I decided to run the last lap of the race again.
C) I won the race.
D) I stopped at the store for a snack, since I was ahead of everyone else.
  • 7. Read the cause and choose the effect. I awoke in the morning and ate breakfast. Then I pulled out my toothbrush and smeared ADA-approved toothpaste all over the bristles.
A) I left for the bus stop.
B) I brushed my teeth.
C) I took a shower.
D) I combed my hair.
  • 8. Look at the picture and choose the best cause and effect to match the picture.
A) The girl went to her friend's house for the day even though she had a cold.
B) The girl took a nap because she was tired.
C) The girl sneezed because she has a cold.
D) The girl spread her germs when she sneezed.
  • 9. Look at the picture and choose the best cause and effect to match the picture.
A) The janitor went home with his tools because he didn't feel needed.
B) The janitor was tired from smiling all day.
C) The janitor didn't have any friends because he was always working.
D) The janitor is getting ready to clean the room because he has the right tools.
  • 10. Look at the picture and choose the best cause and effect to match the picture.
A) The one way sign was hard to read because it was dark outside.
B) A one way street is common in our city.
C) We couldn't go both ways on the street because it was a one way street.
D) The boy only knew one way to the movies because of the one way sign.
  • 11. Read the cause and choose the effect. Dani held her burger in her hand, even though she had already eaten a large lunch. Her pup looked up at her with those begging eyes. Sighing, the dog rested it's head on her lap.
A) Dani gave the dog the burger.
B) The dog whined for hours.
C) The dog took a nap.
D) Dani ate the burger, even though she wasn't really hungry.
  • 12. Look at the picture and choose the best cause for the stated effect. Effect = Everyone had a great time dancing at the party.
A) The kids went to the party.
B) The party was a bore. No one enjoyed it at all.
C) The chaperones forgot to collect money at the door for all the party goers.
D) The kids dreamed about going to the party.
  • 13. Look at the picture and choose the best cause for the stated effect. Effect = The toast was ready to eat, since steam was coming from the toaster.
A) I put some bread in the toaster to eat for breakfast.
B) I went to take a shower to get ready for school.
C) I poured some milk to go with the toast.
D) I got out the peanut butter to spread on my toast.
  • 14. Look at the picture and choose the best cause for the stated effect. Effect = Newspapers contain many advertisements.
A) The newspaper in our town is called "The Ledger".
B) I don't like to read newspapers.
C) The newspaper article was boring.
D) Newspapers can sell for reduced prices.
  • 15. Look at the picture and choose the best cause for the stated effect. Effect = I studied for three hours for the math test.
A) I don't like my math class.
B) I didn't really study at all.
C) I practiced my multiplication tables the night before the test.
D) I got an A+ on my math test.
  • 16. Look at the picture and choose the best cause for the stated effect. Effect = The cops are chasing a criminal.
A) The cops are driving quickly, using their guns.
B) The cops want to get home for dinner.
C) The cops forgot their handcuffs at the station.
D) The cops want to beat the lunch rush at the restaurants in town.
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