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6 th Grade Reading. Warm-ups. Test 2. Warm-up. 1. Choose the BEST meaning of the word durable as used in the first sentence of the passage. A. capable of withstanding use or wear B. not depleted or consumed by use C. stable, lasting D. permanent. Warm-up.

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6th Grade Reading

Warm-ups


  • Test 2


Warm-up

  • 1. Choose the BEST meaning of the word durable as used in the first sentence of the passage.

  • A. capable of withstanding use or wear B. not depleted or consumed by use C. stable, lasting D. permanent


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  • 2. The words chronology, chronograph, and chronicle are all related to which word?

  • A. time B. study C. travel D. history


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  • 3. If pneumonia is an illness of the lungs, which word best defines the prefix -pneu?

  • A. body B. organs C. breath D. sickness


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  • 4. In which of these sentences does the word focus mean "a central point?"

  • A. I had to be able to focus hard to understand the plot of the book. B. The focus of his speech was to get us interested in the new club at school. C. When trying to take a close-up picture of the flower, I had to focus the camera. D. I knew I had to focus all of my attention on the goal if I wanted to win the game.


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  • 5. What is the purpose of the passage?

  • A. to entertain B. to debate C. to inform D. to persuade


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  • 6. What does the narrator mean by saying each float had a theme?  

      Each float had a theme and carried people from the businesses and their families.

  • A. Each float carried people.B. Each float was very colorful.C. Each float had a central idea.D. Each float was nice to look at.


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  • 7. Which new title BEST fits the passage? A. Candy and BalloonsB. A Day to RememberC. All Around the TownD. The Statue of Liberty


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  • 8. Why does the narrator tell this story?

  • A. to encourage other towns to have parades B. to help people understand how to build a float C. to describe a favorite Independence Day parade D. to prove that animals make parades more entertaining


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  • 9. What does the word breeds MOST LIKELY mean in this sentence?    You will need to learn about the many breeds of dogs because each breed has a different personality, as well as special needs and habits.

  • A. typeB. sizeC. colorD. personality


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  • 10. What is one difference between a congressperson from American Samoa and one from the United States?

    A. Samoan congresspersons cannot travel abroad. B. Samoan congresspersons cannot vote in committee hearings. C. Samoan congresspersons cannot vote in the general congress. D. Samoan congresspersons cannot be re-elected.


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11. What is the meaning of the word debate in the sentence?  

The elected individual has the power to debate any issue but is not permitted to vote, except in committee hearings.

A. argue about

B. make up C. agree with D. change


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  • 12. Which animal is MOST important to American Samoa's ecosystem?

    A. the bat B. the snake C. the lizard D. the bird


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  • 13. Which BEST explains what this passage is about?

  • A. a brief history of American Samoa since European people arrived B. an overview of the government of American Samoa C. whalers visiting a tropical island in the mid-nineteenth century D. the kinds of foods grown on a beautiful South Pacific island


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  • 14. According to the passage, why do some people believe American Samoa is a "Polynesian paradise"?

  • A. It has very few animals. B. It has a wide variety of beautiful tropical plants. C. It has breathtaking mountains and warm ocean beaches. D. Its farmers raise tasty coconuts, pineapples, and papayas.


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  • 15. To understand the meaning of the word masonry used in this passage, prior knowledge of which topic would be MOST helpful?

  • A. graffiti B. construction C. chemical bonds D. pressure washing


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  • 16. Masonry refers to objects and structures made primarily from

  • A. wood. B. stone. C. steel. D. plastic.


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  • 17. A conservator is a person who

  • A. is an untrained worker. B. fines people who deface property. C. writes graffiti on historic masonry. D. repairs, restores, or maintains the condition of objects.


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  • 18. The passage suggests that the primary reason for traveling westward wasA. to make a better life for everyone. B. to seek a better climate for health reasons. C. to locate family members who had already settled out West. D. to discover natural resources, such as gold and oil.


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  • 19. Which is NOT a task shared by the men?A. providing the families with food B. gathering wood or other sources for fuel C. protecting the families from danger D. making decisions about where and when to stop


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  • 20. The author's purpose for writing this passage is toA. tell a story B. persuade the reader C. describe a setting D. give information


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  • 21. In the passage, caravans means aA. pack of wild animals B. group of travelers C. frontier family D. herd of buffalo


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  • 22. Zesty is closest in meaning to the word

  • A. hot. B. tasty. C. cheesy. D. buttery.


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  • 23. The author mentions the Wright BrothersA. to show how their work affected the field of medicine. B. to show how some achievements are based on the work of others. C. to tell about inventions and discoveries of Dr. Williams' time. D. to tell about things that influenced Dr. Williams' career choice.


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  • 24. As used in the passage, the word dedication meansA. impatience B. lack of interest C. commitment D. skill with tools


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  • 25. According to the passage, the word apprentice meansA. an assistant. B. a teacher. C. a doctor. D. a shoemaker.


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  • 26.  Which of the following helped Daniel Hale Williams III to become a successful doctor?A. his high grades and academic scholarships. B. his hard work and dedication to his studies. C. his apprenticeship with a shoemaker that taught him many things. D. his establishing of Provident Hospital.


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  • 27. In the sentence, "she accomplished this remarkable feat," another word for feat is A. puzzle B . deed C. price D. mystery


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  • 28. Sharon sold the MOST tickets becauseA. her parents bought all her tickets B. she promised something in return C. people wanted her room's prize D. Mr. Schwartz offered to help her


  • Test 1


Warm-up

  • 1. What is the purpose of the passage?

    A. to entertain B. to debate C. to inform D. to persuade


Warm-up

  • 2. What does the narrator mean by saying each float had a theme?    Each float had a theme and carried people from the businesses and their families.

  • A. Each float carried people.B. Each float was very colorful.C. Each float had a central idea.D. Each float was nice to look at.


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  • 3. Which new title BEST fits the passage? A. Candy and BalloonsB. A Day to RememberC. All Around the TownD. The Statue of Liberty


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  • 4. Why does the narrator tell this story? A. to encourage other towns to have parades B. to help people understand how to build a float C. to describe a favorite Independence Day parade D. to prove that animals make parades more entertaining


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  • 5. This fable shows that

    A. a heavy rainfall helps plants to be well-watered. B. the sisters should have married men with the same job. C. what is good for one person may not be good for another. D. dry weather with the sun shining bright helps bricks to dry.


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  • 6. Who is the telling the story?

  • A. The father is telling the story. B. A narrator is telling the story. C. The first daughter is telling the story. D. The second daughter is telling the story.


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  • 7. How does the father feel at the end of the fable?

    A. He is angry because his daughters can't agree on things. B. He feels sad now that his daughters have married, and he is alone. C. He feels glad that both daughters are doing well in their marriages. D. He feels confused because he can't wish for one daughter without hurting the other.


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  • 8. The problem in this fable is

  • A. the two daughters are fighting about the weather. B. the two daughters are selfish and won't compromise. C. the father loves both his daughters and wants to support their opposing wishes. D. the father doesn't have time to water the plants and dry the bricks at the same time .


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  • 9. The poem appeals mainly to the senses of

  • A. taste and sight. B. taste and smell. C. hearing and smell. D. hearing and sight.


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  • 10. Which line from the poem contains personification?

  • A. The snow whispers around me B. They will be covered and gone C. Leave holes behind me in the snow D. And when the temple bell rings again


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  • 11. How does the setting contribute to the meaning of this poem?

  • A. The setting provides a backdrop for the speaker's grief. B. The speaker must endure harsh weather during the journey. C. The snow covers the landscape and the speaker's bad memories. D. The winter weather promises to erase signs of the speaker's presence.


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  • 12. What is personified in this poem?

  • A. the sun B. the child C. the spider D. the gardener


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  • 13. Which line from the poem contains an example of alliteration?

  • A. The dusty attic spider-clad B. He bares to all the garden ground C. Though closer still the blinds we pull D. Round the bright air with footing true


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  • 14. The tone of the poem is communicated primarily through

  • A. conflict. B. repetition. C. word choice. D. sentence structure.


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  • 15. The tone of the poem can BEST be described as

  • A. great. B. empty. C. ordinary. D. cheerful.


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  • 16. The poet uses sensory details to

  • A. make the poem rhyme. B. make the poem longer. C. tell about the fun of summer. D. create pictures in the reader's mind.


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  • 17. Which line from the poem contains a metaphor?

  • A. Meantime his golden face around B. And in the blue and glowing days C. To slip his golden fingers through D. The gardener of the World, he goes


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  • 18. What emotion does this poem attach to sunlight?

  • A. love B. sadness C. despair D. happiness


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  • 19. In the last verse of the poem, what two things are being compared?

  • A. the sun to a child B. the sun to a gardener C. the child to the rose D. the gardener to the world


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  • 20. This passage appeals mainly to the sense of

  • A. smell. B. touch. C. sight. D. hearing.


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  • 21. This passage is an example of

  • A. simile. B. metaphor. C. hyperbole. D. personification.


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  • 22. Why did the author of this passage use quotation marks around some of the words in the last line?

  • A. to conclude the passage B. to show that the flag is speaking C. to emphasize the words at the end D. to show words from The Star Spangled Banner


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  • 23. Which word BEST describes the tone of this passage?

  • A. hopeful B. excited C. confused D. patriotic


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  • 24. Who is the speaker in this passage?

  • A. a friend B. a student C. a narrator D. the American flag


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  • 25. The author uses dialogue to

  • A. make conversation. B. create the conflict. C. make the story longer. D. show that animals can talk.


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  • 26. From the tone of the passage, Kim seemsA. excited B. upset C. content D. uneasy


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  • 27.Where was the Wright Brothers' home?A. Dayton, Ohio B. New Bern, North Carolina C. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania D. Kitty Hawk, North Carolina


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  • 28. What is the sentence below an example of?  

  • At that point, their goal must have seemed more distant than the moon!

  • A. personification B. rhyme C. onomatopoeia D. metaphor


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  • 29.You can tell from the passage the Wright Brothers wereA. frivolous B. determined C. opinionated D. irritable


  • Test 4


Warm-up

  • 1. Which piece of information would be MOST helpful to someone planning to visit the Sandy Springs Park?

  • A. information about other museums B. the phone number for the park C. brief biographies of performing musicians D. the names of people who have visited


Warm-up

  • 2. What should a reader do to get a complete calendar for the year for Sandy Springs Historic Site & Park?

  • A. call one of the facilities over the weekend B. attend one of the educational tours C. visit the Williams-Payne House D. write to the historic foundation in Atlanta


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  • 3. What could a family do at Sandy Springs Historic Site & Park?

  • A. go horseback riding B. stroll through gardens C. watch as milk is processed D. take canoe trips on the river


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  • 4.   What is the likely reason the glass is positioned to the upper right of the plate?

  • A. The right side is better than the left. B. This puts it opposite the napkin. C. Most people are left handed. D. Most people are right handed.


Warm-up

  • 5. What do the tern and the plover have in common?A. Their bodies are streamlined. B. Their bodies are fat and strong. C. They travel great distances. D. They travel the same amount of time.


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  • 6. Where does the spring migration of the tern begin?A. Nova Scotia B. West Africa C. Hawaii D. Alaska


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  • 7. Which statement does the author use to support the main idea of the second paragraph?A. The tern is as big as a crow. B. The tern is an Arctic bird. C. The tern travels a long distance. D. The tern migrates to another land.


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  • 8. After migrating north, why does the golden plover become thin?A. It stops once for food. B. It can fly better and faster. C. It is no bigger than a crow. D. It has to fly against the ocean wind.


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  • 9. Which of the following is NOT a benefit of volunteering?

  • Volunteering is fun

  • Volunteering can make you feel better about yourself

  • Volunteering helps you to earn money

  • Volunteering enables you to help others


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  • 10. One way to volunteer is to do which of the following?

  • Clean up a park

  • Go roller skating

  • Clean your room

  • Play video games


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  • 11. Which of the following is factor that some people might not volunteer?

  • It makes them feel good about themselves

  • It pays too much money

  • They have to work alone when volunteering

  • It can be very tiring at times


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  • 12.  The purpose of this passage is toA. tell a story. B. describe a setting. C. entertain the reader. D. persuade the reader.


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  • 13. The passage suggests that the primary reason for traveling westward wasA. to make a better life for everyone. B. to seek a better climate for health reasons. C. to locate family members who had already settled out West. D. to discover natural resources, such as gold and oil.


Warm-up

  • 14. Which is NOT a task shared by the men?A. providing the families with food B. gathering wood or other sources for fuel C. protecting the families from danger D. making decisions about where and when to stop


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  • 15.   Sharon sold the MOST tickets becauseA. her parents bought all her tickets B. she promised something in return C. people wanted her room's prize D. Mr. Schwartz offered to help her


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  • 16. Why does the author of “Raffle Tickets” use quotation marks in the passage?

  • To show possession

  • To show that someone is speaking

  • To show excitement

  • To ask a question


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  • 17. Why would the typewriter be considered one of the worst prizes?

  • It is an outdated machine

  • No one knows how to operate a typewriter

  • Typewriters work to quickly for the students to operate

  • Typewriters are too expensive


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  • 18. The numbers 31401 located in the upper right hand corner represent the:

  • House number

  • Zip Code

  • Area Code

  • Date


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  • 19. What is the purpose for writing this letter?

  • To inform about jazz music

  • To convince the reader that jazz music is the best type of music

  • To request to borrow two specific pieces of music

  • To inform about well known jazz musicians


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  • 20. What type of music originated from jazz?

  • A. rap

  • B. counrty

  • C. techno

  • D. classical


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  • 21. What is the main requirement for Paul’s research project?

  • He must perform a jazz song

  • He must write his own original jazz song

  • He must work in a group with other students

  • He must write a paper


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  • 22. What were the little white flowers on the cherry tree?

  • Leaves

  • Butterflies

  • Moths

  • Dragonflies


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  • 23. Why did the children want a cherry tree of their own?

  • Their grandma was a tree collector

  • They really liked to eat cherries

  • Their grandma’s cherry tree recently died

  • They wanted to plant the tree outside their grandma’s window so that she could enjoy the tree


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  • 24. The author’s purpose for writing “Bella and the Cherry Tree” is to:

  • Entertain

  • Inform

  • Persuade

  • Teach a lesson


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  • 25. The children in this selection could be considered:

  • Disrespectful

  • Cautious

  • Forgiving

  • Thoughful


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  • 26. Which of the following is NOT a reason that students do not want to wear school uniforms?

  • Students want to pick out their own style clothing

  • Students believe some color clothes look better on them than others

  • Students only want to wear name brand clothing

  • Students do not trust adults to choose their clothing


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  • 27. The narrator in this passage believes that:

  • There is a compromise that can be made about wearing school uniforms

  • School uniforms should not be considered

  • School uniforms are the only option

  • School uniforms should be used only in middle and high schools


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  • 28. What is one of the main reasons parents would choose school uniforms?

  • Less time spent arguing with their child about clothes

  • Less money spent on expensive shopping trips

  • More money to spend on themselves

  • Their children would have more room in their closets


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  • 29. What is the difference between non-fiction and fiction?

    Give a definition of each and an example of each genre to support your answer.


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  • 30. If you needed to find out what page Chapter 13 started on in your science textbook, where would you find that information?

  • The Glossary

  • The Dictionary

  • The Table of Contents

  • The Index


  • Test Reading Cogdill 5


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1.       The poet's purpose in writing this poem is to

A. inform the reader about Dr. King. B. debate whether or not people should use weapons. C. persuade the reader to treat all people equally. D. create an entertaining description of a famous American


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  • 2.       What can be assumed about Dr. King from reading this poem?

  • A. He traveled around the South a lot. B. He agreed with the people around him. C. He stood up for the things he believed in. D. He was a very violent person and not trustworthy.


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  • 3.       What makes "Dr. King's Work" a poem?

  • A. It talks about the writer's feelings. B. It includes a lot of descriptive language. C. It shows several points of view. D. It is written in verse form.


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  • 4.       In line 2, the word wary means

  • A. careful. B. fast. C. quiet. D. energetic.


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  • 5.       According to the poem, the narrator and Arlo became friends because

  • A. their fathers were friends. B. they shared a touchdown. C. they both played on the same football team. D. they lived near each other.


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  • 6.       The narrator and Arlo were put into the game because

  • A. the coach counts on them to make touchdowns. B. their team was winning by a wide margin. C. the narrator and Arlo were best friends. D. the quarterback fumbled the ball.


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  • 7.       Which best shows the extent of the friendship between Arlo and the narrator?

  • A. ". . . Arlo is right there to block for me . . ." B. ". . . I flip the ball back to Arlo . . ." C. ". . . Arlo and I dive on the ball together in the end zone and dance and slap each other on the back." D. "They give Arlo the touchdown, which rightly should be mine, but I don't mind . . ."


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  • 8.       On which of the following days is Papa Vinny's open the longest?

  • A. Monday B. Wednesday C. Saturday D. Sunday


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  • 9.       What would be the cheapest order to place for eight people?

  • A. one small and one medium pizza B. two medium pizzas C. two small pizzas D. one large pizza


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  • 10.       What is the author suggesting by putting the word hungry in italics?

  • A. Only hungry people will enjoy the pizza. B. The portions are large. C. Only hungry people order from Papa Vinny's. D. People will be hungry for more when they finish a pizza.


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  • 11.       How does the passage try to convince people of the quality/goodness of Vinny's food?

  • A. It uses exclamation points several times. B. It mentions the variety of toppings for pizzas. C. It uses the word homemade. D. It offers salad and bread as choices.


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  • 12.       Lines 1 through 6 of the poem describe the

  • A. joy of living in Harlem. B. sounds of night falling on Harlem. C. music of Harlem. D. sadness found in Harlem.


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  • 13.       The phrase "descends like a white mist" is an example of

  • A. rhythm. B. metaphor. C. personification. D. simile.


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  • 14. Like a rocket, the ball scorched the wind . . .

  •       What literary technique is being used in this description from the passage?

  • A. simile B. metaphor C. hyperbole D. alliteration


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  • 15.       Which of the following words most clearly describes the mood the author establishes in this passage?

  • A. bored B. excited C. frustrated D. confused


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  • 16.       What is the setting of this passage?

  • A. a tennis court B. a football field C. a baseball field D. a basketball court


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  • 17.       Which quotation from the passage is an example of hyperbole?

  • A. "The spectator thrived on the sights and sounds . . ." B. "At that moment, the conversations melted into a single roar." C. "It soared over the fence and beyond the scoreboard." D. "Time stood still, as the baseball was catapulted into another world."


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  • 18.       In the passage, the phrase "the conversations melted into a single roar" means

  • A. the spectator stopped listening to other people. B. everyone began to cheer when the ball was hit. C. only one person was cheering as the ball was hit. D. everyone in the crowd was speaking about the same subject.


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  • 19.       In the last line of the paragraph, the word catapulted means

  • A. burnt. B. thrown. C. destroyed. D. changed.


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  • 20.       The main purpose for having The Taste of Atlanta is to

  • A. bring musical groups to Atlanta. B. entertain a television audience. C. bring new restaurants to Atlanta. D. learn about different cultures.


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  • 21.       If you wanted to see the Marion Gospel Choir perform, when should you plan to go?

  • A. Friday night B. Saturday night C. Sunday afternoon D. Sunday night


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  • 22.       Which information comes first in this advertisement?

  • A. the dates of the events B. the locations of the restaurants C. what kinds of food are being served D. what musical groups are participating


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  • 23.       Which would be the price for three adults and one toddler to attend?

  • A. $10 B. $15 C. $35 D. $45


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  • 24.       The word diverse means

  • A. expensive. B. different. C. regional. D. changed.


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  • 25.       According to the article, dieters should

  • A. skip breakfast. B. eat a healthy breakfast. C. eat eggs instead of sugared cereal. D. include orange juice with every breakfast.


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  • 26.       According to the article, health-conscious people may skip breakfast because they

  • A. are too busy jogging or exercising. B. feel sleep is more important. C. want to avoid cholesterol and sugar. D. think breakfast makes them sluggish.


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  • 27.       What was wrong with the sweater?

  • A. the size B. the type C. the color D. the price


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  • 28.       How does Tamara organize her letter?

  • A. She explains the problem and offers a solution. B. She states her problems in order of importance. C. She compares her order with someone else's order. D. She tells a short story first to show she's not angry.


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  • 29.       Which word is an antonym for received?

  • A. got B. gave C. deceived D. retrieved


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  • 30.

  • How does the author's use of capital letters at the beginning of specific words throughout the poem change the reader's viewpoint?

  • A. The reader knows the words are proper nouns. B. The reader sees that the words are not ordinary words. C. The reader sees that the words are important to the author. D. The reader does not have to look for these words when reading the poem.


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  • 31.

  • Dickinson's use of short lines, dashes, and incomplete phrases gives this poem a sense of being

  • A. cheerful B. gloomy C. joyful D. urgent


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  • 32.

  • In her free time, Aunt Celeste enjoys

  • A. playing raquetball. B. reading books. C. writing articles. D. interviewing famous people.


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  • 33.              Steve's tone throughout the passage is

  • A. enthusiastic. B. depressed. C. fearful. D. curious.


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  • 34.              The passage can BEST be described as

  • A. nonfiction. B. a letter. C. fiction. D. a poem.


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  • 35.          Aunt Celeste has a career as

  • A. a movie director. B. an interviewer. C. a career advisor. D. a teacher.


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