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SUBJECT
Social Studies

GRADE
4

AGE
9-10

Source
Scholastic News Edition 4
Scholastic News Edition 4 provides exciting science and social studies features and helps kids build their geography skills.
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Scholastic News Edition 4: April 5, 2010

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1
Which of the following is not true about the asteroid described in the story "Rock-Solid Theory"?
  1. It was 20 times faster than a speeding bullet.
  2. It was about 9 miles wide.
  3. Its impact caused particles to cloud the air and block sunlight.
  4. It slammed into Africa.
2
Which of the following is a theory?
  1. The Yucatán Peninsula is in Mexico.
  2. The dinosaurs were killed by an asteroid.
  3. The dinosaurs were killed by huge volcanic activity in India.
  4. both B and C
3
Bees are like humans in that they _____.
  1. make honey
  2. recognize faces
  3. buzz
  4. create puzzles
4
National Poetry Month _____.
  1. is in April
  2. aims to encourage people to write poetry
  3. celebrates the art of poetry
  4. all of the above
5
The author's main purpose in "Hanging in There" is _____.
  1. to show how cute pandas are
  2. to encourage people to go to zoos
  3. to explain why pandas need saving and efforts to help them
  4. to write a short history of China
6
What would a panda most enjoy on a restaurant menu?
  1. bamboo salad
  2. chicken fingers
  3. pork tenderloin
  4. shrimp cocktail
7
Wild pandas live in which kind of habitat?
  1. desert
  2. ocean
  3. mountain range
  4. tundra
8
Which of the following is an opinion?
  1. Pandas are native to China.
  2. China loans pandas to other countries.
  3. Tai Shan and Mei Lan traveled in a plane back to China.
  4. It's sad that the pandas left the U.S.
9
Which of the following is true about tornadoes?
  1. They are cone-shaped.
  2. They can spin more than 200 miles per hour.
  3. They touch the ground.
  4. all of the above
10
What is unique about Tornado Alley?
  1. It is located in the center of the U.S.
  2. It has more tornadoes than anywhere in the world.
  3. It is mostly flat land.
  4. none of the above
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