Exploring Literature, Grade 7
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Unit 8 Stories To Tell: Fiction
Unit 9 Words In Motion: Poetry
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Exploring Literature, Grade 7 : Unit 8 Stories To Tell: Fiction : The Snow Goose / Paul Gallico : Test Practice

The Snow Goose / Paul Gallico

Test Practice

Determine Main Idea and Identify Relevant Details

Discuss with your partner how best to answer the following questions about main ideas in the selection.

1. What is foreshadowed by the following sentence from the story?
For the sea has claimed its own and spread its rippled blanket over the site, and the great white bird with the black-tipped pinions that saw it all from the beginning to the end has returned to the dark, frozen silences of the northlands from whence it came.
a. Rhyader’s feelings for Frith
b. the sudden departure of the snow goose
c. Rhyader’s death
d. the effect of war on Frith and Rhyader


What is the correct answer to the question above? How did information you gathered while reading help you eliminate incorrect answers?

2. What two reasons make Frith afraid of Rhayader?
a. his moodiness and his growing feelings for her
b. the stories about him and his strange skills with birds
c. his growing feelings for her and his strange skills
d. the stories about him and his growing feelings for her


What is the correct answer to the question above? Explain how you chose that answer.

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