Redwoods and Arms Races

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Why does the author believe that redwoods grow so tall?
They want more oxygen, which is higher in the atmosphere.
They want more exposure to wind, so they grow high.
They want more rain, so they race toward the clouds.
They are in a life or death fight for sunlight.
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Which best describes the author's purpose in the FIFTH paragraph?
To explain how our government is corrupt and evil
To make a wish list of what he would do if he were the president
To propose ways that we could fix the redwoods and save the forests
To list how tax money could be better spent than on defense
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This author seems to think that life would be better for redwoods if they were shorter. Which best SUMMARIZES why he thinks this?
Growing tall is dangerous and hard.
Growing wider helps the tree get more wind.
Growing wider helps the tree to get more sun.
Growing tall is boring and time-consuming.
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Why do you believe this? Refer to the text in your answer.
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What risk do redwoods take if they stop growing taller?
They are more likely to be harmed in a war.
They will have less access to wind and water.
The wind is more likely to knock them over.
Other trees will take their sunlight.
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With which statement about SPENDING TAX MONEY ON DEFENSE would the author most likely AGREE?
It is the best thing we can do as a species.
It is wasteful and we should NOT do it.
It is wasteful but we should still do it.
It is not important because it's just a small part of the budget.
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Why do you believe this? Refer to the text in your answer.
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Which best defines the word 'detriment' as used in the SEVENTH paragraph? Use context clues to figure out the meaning.
To make things worse
To keep things about the same
To come to an agreement
To make things better
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According to the text, a nation that doesn't spend on defense faces which risk?
Another nation may invade and destroy them.
Another nation may want to trade with them.
They will not be able to invade other lands.
They will not be able to control their citizens.
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According to the text, which statement is TRUE?
Most nations spend almost none of their budgets on defense.
Most nations spend around a quarter of their budgets on defense.
Most nations spend more than half of their budgets on defense.
Most nations spend all of their budgets on defense.
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With which statement would the author most likely DISAGREE?
There are no downsides to maintaining a strong army.
Growing too tall is dangerous for a tree.
Defense budgets use a lot of resources.
Redwoods use a lot of energy to grow so tall.
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Why do you believe this? Explain your answer completely.
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Which statement best expresses the MAIN IDEA of this text?
SOME competitions are harmful to ALL competitors.
NO competitions are good for ANY competitors.
NO competitions are harmful to ANY competitors.
ALL competitions are good for ALL competitors.
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How does competition affect the lives of redwoods? Use text to support your response.
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How are redwoods and arms races similar? Refer to the text to support your response.
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