How to solve unseen passages?
Here are some tips for handling questions with reading passages.First
Step 1: Read the question and the possible answers. You are looking for the reason why the Iroquois formed the Iroquois League.
Step 2: Read the passage. Since you 're looking for specific information, read quickly. Information in the first and second paragraphs suggests that the Iroquois wanted peace and the common good.
Step 3: “Peace and the common good” sounds like the right answer. Still, read quickly through the last paragraph to be sure there 's no other information on why the League formed.
Step 4: If you didn 't get the answer, reread the question. Then reread the passage. Now do you know the answer?
Directions: Read the passage below and answer the question.
During the late 1500s, five related Iroquois Nations formed what is known as “The Iroquois League.” The Five Nations were the Cayuga, the Mohawk, the Oneida, the Onondaga, and the Seneca. They lived in the woods and hills of New York. The Iroquois called this union “The Great Peace.” They did not want wars among themselves. They wanted peace.
The Iroquois joined together for their common good. They created a council made up of leaders from each of the five Nations. Iroquois women picked the leaders, and they picked them for life. They chose leaders for their patience, good will, generosity, and ability to act in the best interests of all.
Because of their unity and peace-seeking, the Iroquois prospered for a long time. Their representative form of government later inspired the American colonists.
According to the passage above, which statement best explains why the Iroquois League was formed among the five Iroquois Nations?
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