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SUBJECT
Social Studies

GRADE
5-6

AGE
10-12

Source
Scholastic News Edition 5/6
Scholastic News Edition 5/6 helps students build skills and connects classroom learning to timely current events in an accessible, kid-friendly way.
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1
In the article "Kids Helping Haiti," which sentence best describes the main idea of the story?
  1. Earthquakes are very rare in the Caribbean.
  2. Haiti has few resources to recover from the recent earthquake.
  3. Students around the country have found a way to aid those in need.
  4. Few people care about what has happened to the people of Haiti.
2
In the article "A Family Affair," on page 3, what is the meaning of the word observes as used in paragraph 1?
  1. to celebrate
  2. to invade
  3. to watch
  4. to utter
3
What is the most likely reason the author wrote the article "Kids Helping Haiti" on page 2?
  1. to inform students
  2. to persuade students
  3. to confuse students
  4. to entertain students
4
What would be another good title for the article on the top of page 3?
  1. "Life in the White House"
  2. "Family Feud"
  3. "President's Day"
  4. "Bowling Alleys"
5
Illustrator Kadir Nelson's work often features ___.
  1. Jackie Robinson
  2. children
  3. older people
  4. African-Americans
6
Which event listed occurred first?
  1. The Voting Rights Act becomes law.
  2. The Supreme Court rules that segregation in schools is unconstitutional.
  3. President Harry S. Truman signs an executive order to integrate the military.
  4. Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas is integrated.
7
The main reason Noni Carter wrote a book about slavery was to ___.
  1. pass some time
  2. solve a family mystery
  3. encourage young people to learn more about their families
  4. earn a good grade in her class
8
You know that segregation continued after the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case because ___.
  1. integration was the law
  2. few African-Americans attended college in the 1960s
  3. Major League Baseball had black players
  4. sit-ins were held throughout the 1960s to protest segregation
9
Which term best describes the article "Sitting Down to Take a Stand"?
  1. tall tale
  2. nonfiction
  3. folktale
  4. fiction
10
Based on the article "A Grrr-eat New Year!" on page 13, you know China has ___ urban population.
  1. a shrinking
  2. a very small
  3. a fairly large
  4. a limited
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