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Journey's 5th: Lesson 28: Fossils A Peek to the Past
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Read this sentence from the article.
A ten-year-old boy named Jared Post had made a fantastic find.
Which phrase in the sentence above indicates that the statement is an opinion?
a) "had made"
b) "fantastic find".
A fact expressed in the article is that the rock Jared found
a) was a fossilized tooth.
b) created big news from Alaska
The section under the heading "Imagine a Woolly Mammoth!" states the opinion that woolly mammoths
a) walked around Jared's neighborhood.
b) most likely used their tusks to scrape snow
What is the author's opinion of woolly mammoths?
a) They are fascinating.
b) They ate plants for food
Which heading expresses an opinion?
a) "Imagine a Woolly Mammoth!"
b) "One Girl's Remarkable Finds".
You can tell that the author has the opinion that children who discover fossils
a) are interesting to learn about.
b) are smarter than other children
What could prove that the idea that 2007 was a great year for finds is a fact?
a) if Mary agreed that 2007 was one of the great years for finding fossils
b) if the author compared the 2007 fossil finds to every other year's finds.
The phrase that says fossils help us understand what the world was like is an opinion because it
a) defines a word
b) expresses a belief.
An opinion expressed in the article is that Mary Anning
a) was the greatest fossilist in the world.
b) discovered a fossil when she was eleven
Which statement from the article expresses an opinion?
a) "The Ice Age occurred between 1.6 million and 10,000 years ago."
b) "Another super-successful young fossil hunter was Mary Anning, who was born on the south coast of England.".
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