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In India, people celebrate the festival of Holi (pronounced “hoh-lee“) in March. This festival occurs after the wheat harvest. Wheat is used to make many important foods in India. Holi celebrates the triumph of good over evil. Holi is a very bright celebration. People lightbonfires, tell stories, and cover each other in a variety of colored powders. These powders are called gulal (pronounced “goo-lahl“). People are then sprayed with water, and everyone becomes a beautiful, brightly colored mess. This custom of coloring people comes from a legend about a trickster who loved to trick his friends by pouring colored water on them. Questions 1) The festival of Holi occursafter A. B. C. D. the month of March the wheat harvest people are sprayed with water people are covered with colorful powders

2) The custom of coloring people during Holi comes from A. B. C. D. a legend about a trickster stories that are told around a bonfire the triumph of good over evil harvesting wheat in March

3) Which word best describes the festival of Holi? A. B. C. D. colorful trickyflavorful wet

4) As used in paragraph 2, which of the following best illustrates the actions of a trickster? A. For Tony’s birthday, Mike brings him a soccer jersey signed by his favorite player. B. Micah invites Delea to work with his group for a school project, and then he asks his mom to bake brownies when the group meets to work. C. Jill excitedly convinces Mae to come see a rabbit outside,but it turns out that the rabbit is a stone statue Jill placed in the garden. D. Robert refuses to let Travis play basketball at lunch, because Travis is just learning to play.

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Answers and Explanations 1) B To answer this detail question correctly, we need to find where the author discusses the basic background of the festivalof Holi in the passage. A good way to do this is to scan the topic sentence of each paragraph, since this sentence will likely tell us what information can be found in the rest of that paragraph. The topic sentence of the first paragraph reads: "In India, people celebrate the festival of Holi (pronounced ‘hoh-lee‘) in March.“ This lets us know that the details we are looking for can likely be foundin the first paragraph. In the first paragraph, after introducing the festival of Holi, the author writes, “This festival occurs after the wheat harvest.” Using this information, we can tell that the festival of Holi occurs after the wheat harvest. This means (B) is correct. In the first paragraph, the author writes, “people celebrate the festival of Holi (pronounced “hoh-lee“) in March.” Sincethis festival is celebrated in March, we can understand that Holi does not occur after the month of March. Therefore (A) is incorrect. In paragraph 2, the author writes, “People are then sprayed with water, and everyone becomes a beautiful, brightly colored mess.” This detail explains one part of the celebration of the festival of Holi. Because it happens during Holi, we can understand that thefestival of Holi does not occur after people are sprayed with water. This means choice (C) is incorrect. In paragraph 2, the author writes, “People light bonfires, tell stories, and cover each other in a variety of colored powders.” This detail explains one part of the celebration of the festival of Holi. Because it happens during Holi, we can understand that the festival of Holi does not occur afterpeople are covered with colorful powders. This means (D) is incorrect. 2) A

To answer this detail question correctly, we need to find where the author discusses the history behind the custom of coloring people during Holi. A good way to do this is to scan the passage for words like “custom,” “history,” or “from,” since these words will likely tell us the location of the information we want....
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