4th Grade ELA Presidents' Test (2018)
Directions: Carefully read the excerpt from the selection, "You CAN Run a Mile." Then answer questions 1 through 5 by selecting the best answer.
1. Based on the article, what is the main reason it is helpful to join a team or a club?
You can have fun running with people.
You can improve by working with a coach.
You can learn to change your time goals.
You can learn to run far without getting tired.
2. Based on paragraph 6, what does it mean to run "efficiently"?
to stretch and cool down correctly
to use correct speed and form
to train with another person
to avoid any danger
3. Which sentence best expresses the main idea of the article?
"If your school participates in the President's Challenge, chances are you have taken the Physical Fitness Test." (paragraph 1)
"But to perform your best in the mile run, and to feel good doing it, you really need to prepare properly,' says Larry Greene." (paragraph 2)
"To train for a mile run, start by running a short distance, such as one-quarter mile." (paragraph 5)
" 'Don't push yourself when running becomes painful,' Greene says." (paragraph 6)
4. Why is the text box "Fun Run" included in the article?
It provides ideas for training that add to suggestions given in the article.
It gives an opinion about training that is different from the rest of the article.
It suggests that a silly approach to running is better than the article's serious approach.
It provides evidence to support the article's claim that people can become better runners.
5. In paragraph 2, the details about Larry Greene are important because they suggest why
coaches need running experience
his book is full of good ideas for running
young people need special training
his advice about training can be trusted
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