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Identify the main ideas of the indicated paragraphs of this article. (Paragraphs with the asterisks are indicated.)

My choices are in parentheses.

*(Geography is essential to our education.) Not just knowing how to read a map, but at least a basic understanding of where countries, states and continents are located on a map. Yet the study of our world has many other implications as well:

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  1. Yes.

  2. *Yet they all knew where the Chuck-E-Cheese is located. Most have an encyclopedic knowledge of the shops in Co-Op City, or the amusement possibilities of New Rochelle (dubbed “New Roc City”). They also have exact bearings on where to find the nearest McDonald’s, Burger King and KFC, which would also become their future employers, if they’re not careful.

    *Students should have access to as much geography as humanly possible. The more kids understand the world, the more curious they get about how the world works–especially its problems. The geography problem, in many ways, is the most urgent problem, as it colors almost every other aspect of social studies. Extending knowledge of world geography will help our students make a positive mark on that same world later in life.

    I don't get the first one, and I'm confused if it is the first or last sentence in the second paragraph.

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  3. The last sentence in the second paragraph is a better summary of the main idea.

  4. Would the first one be the second sentence?

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  5. I think the first sentence is the main idea.

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