PARCC Reading Main Idea Practice Questions Story 6

6. What is the main idea of this passage?

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6. D: The passage focuses on the many challenges overcome by the subject, Siv, in particular, rather than mentioning any global nature of his persistence and courage (A) or the size of the area he covered (B). His perseverance to escape (C) is true, but only part of the main idea, not mentioning his desire to help others. His attaining American citizenship is mentioned, but his perseverance was not for this (E), but for escaping Cambodia and helping other refugees.