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SUBJECT
Social Studies

GRADE
5

AGE
10-11

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 5/6: May 10-17, 2010

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1
What is the main idea of the article "Good Start" on page 2?
  1. During World War II, the U.S. dropped bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
  2. Nuclear weapons are dangerous.
  3. The U.S. and Russia signed a historic agreement to reduce their stockpiles of nuclear weapons.
  4. Russia has the most nuclear weapons of any nation.
2
Which of the following is an opinion?
  1. Katie Smith went to Ohio State University.
  2. Katie Smith is the best basketball player in the WNBA.
  3. Julie Plank coaches the Washington Mystics.
  4. The Detroit Shock won the national championship in 2006 and 2008.
3
What does Katie Smith advocate in the story "Top of Her Game" on page 3?
  1. playing basketball
  2. eating healthy
  3. being confident
  4. getting exercise and being active
4
Which of the following is NOT true about Supreme Court Justices based on the story "Supreme Decision" on page 4?
  1. Justices can serve for life.
  2. A ruling made by Supreme Court Justices outlawed the segregation of U.S. schools.
  3. The Senate nominates Justices.
  4. Legal rulings made by Justices can affect our lives for many years.
5
What problem from the 1930s still exists in the Great Plains region today?
  1. drought
  2. poor farming techniques
  3. no prairie grasses
  4. none of the above
6
According to "Turning to Dust" on page 8, which of the following contributed to the Dust Bowl of 1935?
  1. dry and dusty soil
  2. the planting of non-native wheat and other crops
  3. high winds
  4. all of the above
7
Which of the following is the best synonym for the word tracts as used in the second-to-last paragraph of "Turning to Dust"?
  1. prints
  2. areas of land
  3. departments
  4. cycles
8
Which of the following would NOT be a way to get fit, based on the story "Make Your Move" on page 10?
  1. jumping rope
  2. eating vegetables
  3. bike riding
  4. watching TV
9
How do you know Paul Pierce supports kids' having healthier lifestyles?
  1. He plays basketball for the Boston Celtics.
  2. He struggled with his weight as a kid.
  3. He launched the Truth on Health campaign and works with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation's empowerME Kids' Movement.
  4. He was MVP of the 2008 NBA Finals.
10
According to "Muddy Waters" on page 12, which two continents are affected the most from lack of access to clean water?
  1. Africa and Europe
  2. Asia and Africa
  3. Asia and Australia
  4. South America and Russia
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