The Biscuit Tradition EOG Practice Test
Read the selection about what Kara's family does on Thanksgiving and answer the lower lower and higher level questions below. (2008, permission to use for instructional purposes, North Carolina Testing Program)
1. What is the main idea of the first pagagraph?
Kara made cardboard Pilgrims in school.
Kara has special memories of Thanksgiving.
Kara's dad liked to play checkers.
Kara's mom banged pans in the kitchen.
2. What did Kara do when she put on her jacket to go feed the birds?
She buttoned it up because she didn't want to get cold.
She put on mittens because she didn't want to get her hands dirty.
She pulled her hood tight around her face.
She zipped it up and snapped the snap.
3. What is most likely true about the biscuit tradition in Kara's family?
Everyone helped to make biscuits for the birds.
Everyone knew that Great-Great-Grandma's biscuits tasted bad.
No one in the family liked biscuits, so there were a lot left over.
No one had ever asked how it got started before Kara asked.
4. Great-Grandpa said, "After dinner we gathered the leftover biscuits and scattered them outside." What does scattered mean?
put in place
5. How did Kara stay busy on Thanksgiving Day?
Playing in the leaves.
Making placemats for everyone.
Reading a book.
Watching a movie.
6. Why did Kara's mother have to wait for Grandpa to come home?
He was getting the car washed.
He was at Bojangle's buying the biscuits.
He was helping Grandma in the kitchen.
He was deer hunting up north.
7. According to the selection, what is one reason that Great-Grandpa liked feeding the birds?
He liked being with his grandchildren.
It gave him time to study the birds.
It made him think about his parents.
He liked telling the biscuit story every year.
8. According to Great-Grandpa, why do families have traditions?
to keep the birds fed
to hold the family together
to make grandparents happy
to do the same things every year
9. Why did Kara's grandma put their dog, Buster on the porch while she fed the birds?
So he wouldn't scare the birds.
To sleep on his soft dog bed.
To eat leftover crumbs.
To get ready for his walk.
10. Why did Great-Great-Grandpa tell Great-Great-Grandma that giving leftover biscuits to birds was a family tradition?
so she would make more biscuits
so he could make a new family tradition
so that everyone would have room for dessert
so he could get rid of the biscuits without hurting her feelings
What makes something a tradition? What is a Thanksgiving tradition in your family?
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