MCT 2 Practice Game. Pick a Subject. Reading. Writing. Math. Read the following passage “The Evolution of the Hot Dog.” Then answer questions 1-5 based on the passage. You may write in your test booklet, but you must mark your answers on your answer document
MCT 2 Practice Game
Pick a Subject
Read the following passage “The Evolution of the Hot Dog.” Then answer questions
1-5 based on the passage. You may write in your test booklet, but you must mark your answers on your answer document
The Evolution of the Hot Dog
The variety of ethnic groups that call America home is clearly reflected in the foods that Americans eat. We love spaghetti and pizza. We devour sushi, tacos, and egg rolls. We crave chocolate. We drink coffee and tea on a daily basis. Americans have become quite skilled at taking the food of one culture and making it part of their own. Even when Americans invent a dish, the recipe often derives from the recipe or dish of another nation. Such is the case with the hot dog. Many people believe the hot dog was invented in America. Its roots are actually somewhere else. A hot dog is made of pieces of beef, pork, or turkey stuffed inside a casing or skin. This casing makes the hot dog a kind of sausage, and sausages are not a new food. They date as far back as the 9th century B.C. when Homer mentions them in his epic poem The Odyssey. The northern Europeans perfected sausages. In fact, two cities quarrel over which one gave birth to the wiener. Frankfurt, Germany, claims to have developed the frankfurter in 1487, while Vienna (Wien), Austria,
declares that the wiener originated in its fair city long before that time.
A wiener by itself, however, is not a hot dog. To be called a hot dog, the wiener
needs a bun. The Germans ate bread with their wieners, but they did not place the
wieners inside buns. That invention came about in America during the 1800s—by
German immigrants! The bun allowed people to hold the sausage while walking.
No one knows who first put a sausage into a bun, but in the 1860s German
immigrants began selling them from food carts on the streets of New York City.
The new snack was a success. In 1871 Charles Feltman sold almost four thousand
sausages-in-rolls at Coney Island, the beach and fairgrounds most famous for
popularizing the hot dog.
The invention of the hot dog preceded the name. The first hot dogs were called
“dachshund sausages,” named for the German breed of dog that looks like a wiener.
How the name changed to “hot dogs” is uncertain. However, since the new name
was short and easy to remember, it quickly became a part of the American
vocabulary. By the 1890s the term “hot dog” could be found in a Yale University
In 1893 hot dogs became associated with baseball. Chris von der Ahe, a German
immigrant who owned the St. Louis Browns, began selling hot dogs at his games.
Thus began the tradition of having a hot dog or two at the ballpark. Many legends exist about the invention of the hot dog. One of them tells of a cold April day in 1900 at the New York City Polo Grounds. Harry Stevens was selling
ice cream and cold drinks; however, because of the cold weather, he was not selling
very much. Then he had an idea. He grilled German sausages, sold them in rolls,
and called them “red hot dachshund sausages.” T.A. Dorgan, a well-known cartoonist, bought one. The next day he drew a cartoon of a dachshund in a roll, thus immortalizing the hot dog. Another legend claims that Antoine Feuchtwanger was selling sausages at the
1904 St. Louis World’s Fair. He loaned gloves to customers so that they could hold
their sausages without making a mess. Because many customers never returned the
gloves, Feuchtwanger came up with the idea of having a baker make rolls for the
By the twentieth century, hot dogs had become a regular snack or even meal for
Americans. In 1939 President Roosevelt served the visiting king of England, King
George VI, hot dogs because he wanted the king to experience a uniquely American
If one is to experience American cuisine, the hot dog must be on the menu. Hot
dogs are as American as the Fourth of July. In fact, the two often go together. Hot
dogs are popular because they are inexpensive and easy to eat. The average
American eats eighty hot dogs a year. How many hot dogs do you eat in a year?
5. The author uses several different textstructures to organize this passage.Which of the following textstructures does the author not use?
6. Read the following sentencesDebbie asked her friend, “Isn’tthere some way I can entice you tojoin our club? We really want youto be a member.”Based on these sentences, what is themeaning of entice?
Beth knew that her baby sisterhad just gone to sleep. Carryingher shoes, she tiptoed down the dark hall as if walking oneggshells. What does the phrase “walking oneggshells” help the readerunderstand?
Read these sentences from Sharla’s report, which she was asked to present at a parents and teachers meeting. We hiked up Mount Sidney today. The air got a little thin near the top, andsome of the group had to turn back. I was really pumped that I made it allthe way up. To practice for the meeting, Sharla made her presentation for her class. Severalclassmates thought Sharla needed to make a change to her report based on audienceand purpose. Were Sharla’s classmates correct?
The car complained loudly as Mom drove to the construction site.This sentence uses personification. Based on the words “complained loudly,” which of the following sentences tells about the car?
October 23, 2007
Dear Aunt Olivia,
When I got home from school today, I was surprised to find a large package
waiting for me. Opening the package to find so many special toys from the past
was thrilling. Thank you so much for the wonderful old-fashioned toys!
I enjoyed playing with your toy collection last summer. The old toys you have
gathered over the years are so much fun. Toys have changed quite a bit since you
were young. Modern toys have every kind of special effect you can imagine. I still
think the old toys are better than the new ones. You must have remembered how
much I liked them. I was serious when I said I would like to start a collection of old toys, too.
Now, thanks to you, my toy collection is off to a great start. The wooden yoyo
is definitely my favorite. It is so simple and well made. I only have to jerk my
wrist, and the yoyo flows up and down from my hand. It is the smoothest yoyo I
have ever tried. The yoyo is one toy that has not changed much over the years.
Some newer yoyos may make sounds and have flashing lights, but none of them
flow as smoothly from my hand as this one. The yoyo is like part of my own body!
Another one of my favorites is the set of wooden blocks. The carved alphabet
letters and painted pictures on the sides still look great. I had some plastic blocks
when I was younger, but they were nothing like these. The wooden ones are very special.
The metal train and truck are great, too. Even though the paint has worn away
over time, these heavy little vehicles were built to last. Like the blocks, the train
and truck have many special details. They also have parts that resemble real trains
and trucks. I can just imagine little children playing with these many years ago.
I showed Mom the old slide whistle and kazoo you sent me. They look a little
like the recorders we used to play in music class. She told me to tell you,
“Thanks, Sis!” She had a funny look on her face when she said that. I guess she
does not appreciate the music I have been playing around the house all afternoon.
I cannot wait to show my antique toy instruments to my music teacher tomorrow.
Mom said I may take them to school to share with my music class. I wonder what
my teacher will think of them.
Finally, thank you for the beautiful china set with the delicate blue flowers
painted on the dishes. I have always wanted a real tea set. The flowers look as if
they were painted by hand. Mom said she would help me wash my tea set after
dinner. Then we will have a tea party! I can hardly wait!
Thank you so much for the toys. You have made me one very happy young toy collector!
Dana wants to get a pet gecko, but hermother does not want a lizard in thehouse. Dana decides to write a letter toMom explaining why she should beallowed to have a gecko.Dana decided to begin her letter withthe following sentence:A gecko is a remarkable lizardthat easily can walk upside downacross a ceiling.Is this sentence an appropriateopening sentence for the persuasivepurpose?
Carlos wants to be hired as a pet sitter for his neighbor’s pets. Read the following draft of his letter March 23, 2007Dear Mrs. Marks,I hope you will consider me for the pet sitting job. I am reliable. I havenever been late to school, and I have only missed two days of school this yearbecause I was sick. I help my father do yard work every weekend.I am also very caring. I have three brothers and sisters, and I help my momwith them. I also have a dog. I brush her often, and I love to play with her.Sincerely,Carlos
Which of the following sentences is the correct conclusion for this letter?
Which lists the figures named in the box in order from the figure with the fewest vertices to the figure with the most vertices?Triangular Pyramid Cone Hexagonal Prism Cube
Grace has a toy box shaped like a rectangular prism. She measured theinside of the box and found the width to be 12 inches and the length and height to be 16 inches. Grace predicts that herbox has a volume of 192 cubic inches.Is Grace correct?
Franco drew a line segment 7(5/8)that was inches long. Then he erased 2(1/2) inches of the line segment. What was the length of Franco’s linesegment after he erased part of it?
Reggie spent a total of $116.55, beforetax, on boxes of crackers that cost$2.59 per box. What is the total number of boxes ofcrackers Reggie bought?
Sean will pick a number between 1 and10 and then multiply it by one.Which choice below is the correct answerto Sean’s multiplication problem?