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Question #1:

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On June 11, 1897, a group of men led by Solomon Andree attempted to fly over the North Pole in a balloon. Their frozen bodies, undeveloped film, and a journal were found 33 years later. The explorers had died of starvation and cold.

how the exploration was attempted

why the explorers failed in their mission

how the fate of the Andree expedition was learned


Question #2:

Choose the main idea of this paragraph.



Farming records show that nature is not always more efficient than machinery.

Corn uses sunshine better than other plants, but wastes most of the sunlight

that reaches it. If plants were as efficient as machinery, it would be possible to

raise 3 tons of corn on a single acre of land in one day!

which plants use sunshine most efficiently

the importance of farming records

how plants and machinery compare in efficiency


Question #3:

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Kites served a useful purpose for shipwrecked people during World War II. A person in a life raft could crank a generator to get an electric current for broadcasting. A kite was then attached to a radio by a wire, which acted as an antenna. Stranded people sent SOS messages over the airwaves.

why sailors liked radios

how kites helped shipwrecked people

the importance of broadcasting in the wars

Question #4:

Choose the main idea of this paragraph. Sacajawea was a famous Native American girl who became an important guide for the Lewis and Clark expedition from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. She made friends with other Native Americans along the way who were also very helpful. No one knows where or when the famous guide died.

Sacajawea made many friends during her travels.

Sacajawea was a famous Native American guide.

Sacajawea died without anyone knowing.

Question #5:

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Desert plants usually have long root systems that quickly soak up available water. Unlike the thin leaves of other plants, desert plants have thick leaves that store water for use during the driest parts of the year.

root systems of desert plants

how desert plants get and store water

how leaves store water


Question #6:

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The largest known single open space below the surface of the earth is found in Carlsbad Caverns of New Mexico. This giant room is so large that a 28 story skyscraper could fit inside. There are still parts of the cavern that remain unexplored.

open spaces beneath the surface of the earth

exploring Carlsbad Caverns

describing the size of Carlsbad Caverns


Question #7:

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Sleigh bells were once a necessary part of winter traffic. In days when there were no sidewalks, people walked on the roads. Sleighs drawn through the snow were fast and silent. Without bells to alert pedestrians, the roads were dangerous.

the importance of sleigh bells in winter traffic

the development of sidewalks in rural America

how sleighs move in winter



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Question #8:

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England was established as a great naval power during an important sea battle in 1588. The Spanish Armada of more than 100 ships was defeated by the English fleet. The battle took place in the English Channel off the coast of France.

famous battles of the French Revolution

the importance of the Spanish Armada

how England became an important naval power

Questions #9:

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Earthquakes sometimes follow a pattern of foreshocks, main shocks, and aftershocks. Foreshocks can be very strong or very weak. The main shock is larger than the rest. Aftershocks can continue for many days.

describing earthquake patterns

measuring the strength of an earthquake

measuring damage caused by earthquakes


Question #10:

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The word "Waterloo" has been used as a synonym for defeat. This is because the French Army, led by Napoleon Bonaparte, was defeated at Waterloo, a town in Belgium. The battle was so disastrous to Bonaparte that the term Waterloo became synonymous for defeat.

How Waterloo, Belgium, became famous.

How the term Waterloo developed.

How the French Army was defeated.


Question #11

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The ice cream cone was born at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904. Mr. Hamini was selling sugar waffles. When an ice cream vendor ran out of dishes, Mr. Hamini offered his waffles as crude dishes to hold the ice cream.

World's Fair

ice cream cones

sugar waffles


Question #12:

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Our national highway system is one of the safest in the world. Cars traveling in opposite directions are separated by a wide strip of land. Drivers can travel for miles without stopping because the highways are lifted above road obstacles.

travel


highways

road obstacles

Question #13:

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The lamprey is a water animal that resembles an eel. It has smooth shiny skin but dull color and a round mouth. The lamprey attaches its mouth to the body of a fish and sucks its blood.

lampreys

eels

water animals


Question #14:

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The blizzard of 1888 is still famous. Four feet of snow fell on New England in four days. Snowdrifts piled as high as 60 feet. Many people could climb out of second story windows.

blizzard

snowdrifts

snow
Question #15:

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The phoenix was a beautiful huge bird, according to myth. It lived for many years but died in a tremendous fire. From the ashes of the fire came another phoenix.

fire


phoenix

bird



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Question #16:

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We must be patient as we try to reach our goals. Have you heard the expression, "Rome wasn't built in a day"? It means that it is difficult to accomplish something worthwhile in a short period of time. The larger the task, the more time needed to accomplish it.

accomplishing worthwhile things

reaching goals

goals
Question #17:

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There were no horses living in the New World when Columbus landed in America. The explorer, Cortez, is believed to have brought horses from Mexico in 1519. Some horses escaped and roamed free. These horses became known as mustangs.

Cortez


horses

Columbus


Question #18:

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Salmon use the sun and stars to navigate the ocean. They use their nose to identify the place of their birth. They can remember the smell of their home river from their infancy.

navigation

senses

salmon
Question #19:

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Trees use a great amount of water. They also give off a tremendous amount of water into the air. Water is taken in by roots and released by leaves. An average tree may evaporate 80 gallons of water in a day.

evaporation

water use of trees

tree leaves

Question #20:

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Broken bones can be called either a simple or a compound fracture. Fracture means break. The difference between simple and compound fractures is that the bone pierces the skin in a compound fracture.

break


bones

bone fractures


Question #21:

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Rob Roy was a famous Scottish outlaw know as the "Robin Hood of Scotland." His real name was Robert MacGregor. He narrowly escaped capture many times, but gave himself up in 1722.

Scotland

Rob Roy

outlaws


Question #22:

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The first hydrogen-filled balloon was launched in Paris in 1873. Fifteen miles away, it landed in a small village and terrified the peasants. They thought it was a monster and fired shots at it and stabbed it with pitchforks.

hydrogen balloons

Paris

monsters


Question #23:

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Have you ever heard of a "silent sound"? These are sounds that humans cannot hear with ears. They are caused by very few vibrations per second on the eardrum. Ultrasonic is a word that means silent sounds.

human hearing

vibrations

silent sound

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Question #24:

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Which plants on earth do you think are tallest? Would you choose the giant redwoods of California? These can reach 400 feet in height. However, seaweed that grow in the ocean grow taller. They can reach 700 feet in height.

tall plants

redwoods

seaweed


Question #25:

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Our planet once consisted of only rock and water. Soil developed when water and ice pressure ground the rocks into particles. Although earthworms produce a lot of soil, it is soil that came originally from rock.

rocks


soil

earthworms



Beach Park

Main Ideas and Details
Answer Key

1. how the fate of the Andree expedition was learned

2. how plants and machinery compare in efficiency

3. how kites helped shipwrecked people

4. Sacajawea was a famous Native American guide.

5. how desert plants get and store water

6. describing the size of Carlsbad Caverns

7. the importance of sleigh bells in winter traffic

8. how England became an important naval power

9. describing earthquake patterns

10. How the term Waterloo developed.

11. ice cream cones

12. highways

13. lampreys

14. blizzard

15. phoenix

16. reaching goals

17. horses

18. salmon

19. water use of trees

20. bone fractures

21. Rob Roy

22. hydrogen balloons

23. silent sound

24. tall plants



25. soil




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