Grade 5 Writing - Compare and Contrast
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Grade 5 Writing - Compare and Contrast

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Many shorter writing assignments may be accompanied by having the student read a selection. Then the student pulls from that literary text in order to answer questions. The student may be required to analyze, reflect or research. The information in the literary text may support their answers to the questions. In this quiz, the students will answer questions from a literary text.

Story - Buying Candy

Gregory wandered around the corner to the convenient store to quickly buy the sugar his mother needed to bake the cake. She had sent him and told him to return immediately. Gregory always took his time. Gregory paid for the sugar and decided he would look around the store. Even though he was supposed to return the extra money from the sugar to his mother, he thought he might be able to spend the money. He could just tell his mother that the store raised the prices on their sugar.

Gregory went up and down the aisles looking at the candy and the few toys that the store carried. He rolled the two quarters in his hand. What could he buy for only two quarters? Most of the items on the candy aisle would cost more than fifty cents.

Gregory located a small pack of gum that was only forty cents. He picked it up and placed it on the counter.

"Forty-seven cents!" the clerk said sleepily. Gregory threw the money on the counter happily. Gregory pocketed the three cents and ran out of the store. With a smile on his face, he rounded the corner and ran into a dog. Without thinking twice, the dog snatched the gum out of his hand and took off in the other direction.

"Hey, that's mine!" Gregory yelled after him. Pouting Gregory walked home, thinking of what he would tell his mother about the missing change.
1.
What word or phrase best describes how Gregory usually moves?
In an attentive way
Without a care in the world
By mocking others
Quickly
Gregory moves slowly as if he is never in a hurry
2.
What evidence supports the answer to question 1?
Gregory went up and down the aisles looking at the candy and the few toys that the store carried
Gregory always took his time
She had sent him and told him to return immediately
Gregory wandered around the corner to the convenient store to quickly buy the sugar his mother needed to bake the cake
This shows that Gregory does not like to hurry
3.
How can Gregory be described for what he does in the store?
Understandable
Entitled
Agreeing
Forgiving
Gregory is portrayed as entitled
4.
What evidence supports the answer to question 3?
He rolled the two quarters in his hand
Gregory went up and down the aisles looking at the candy and the few toys that the store carried
What could he buy for only two quarters?
Even though he was supposed to return the extra money from the sugar to his mother, he thought he might be able to spend the money
This shows that Gregory thinks he should be able to keep the money
5.
Why is Gregory probably getting exasperated while in the store?
Because he can't keep the extra change
Because the dog stole his gum
Because he couldn't find anything for fifty cents
Because his mother would be mad at him
Gregory was probably getting a little upset because he couldn't find something to buy
6.
What evidence supports the answer to question 5?
He could just tell his mother that the store raised the prices on their sugar
Gregory threw the money on the counter happily
Gregory located a small pack of gum that was only forty cents
Most of the items on the candy aisle would cost more than fifty cents
This evidence supports the exasperation with Gregory
7.
How does Gregory's attitude change after leaving the store?
He becomes happy
He becomes angry
He becomes confused
He becomes joyful
Gregory's attitude changes from happy to angry
8.
What evidence supports the answer to question 7?
With a smile on his face, he rounded the corner and ran into a dog
"Hey, that's mine!" Gregory yelled after him
Without thinking twice, the dog snatched the gum out of his hand and took off in the other direction
He would tell his mother about the missing change
This evidence shows Gregory's anger
9.
Which of the following could be said about Gregory?
Gregory enjoys running errands for his mother
Gregory changes moods frequently
Gregory is only happy when he is getting his way
Gregory is eager to get back home
Gregory only seems happy when he gets to do things that make him happy
10.
What evidence supports the answer to question 9?
Gregory is suffering from a disorder
Gregory is spoiled
Gregory probably doesn't feel well
Gregory has lived a difficult life
With each event in the story, Gregory's attitude changes so he is probably given anything he wants
Author:  Amy Flanders

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