Which statement uses appropriate capitalization and punctuation? A.I studied for the test; before playing video games. B.I studied for the test before playing video games. C.before playing video games, I studied for the test. D.before playing video games I studied for the test.
Which word(s) in the following passage help you understand what hover means? Have you ever watched a hummingbird fly? This small American bird with bright plumage can fly sideways, backwards, and upside down. Amazingly, a hummingbird is also able to hover, hanging in the air over a certain spot, like a helicopter. When flying, hummingbirds flap their wings about 90 times per second. They flutter their wings so fast that you can’t see their wings at all. You can only hear the humming sound that their fluttering makes.
How do you recognize the main idea of a passage? A. Many details are provided to support the idea. B. The idea is emphasized throughout the passage. C. The idea is what readers should remember most about the passage. D. All of the above
Which sentence combines these two fragments correctly? At the last second the ball in the net A.At the last second; the ball dropped in the net. B.At the last second, the ball dropped in the net. C.At the last second, and the ball dropped in the net. D.At the last second, the ball in the net.
True or False? To recognize a main idea, the reader should pay attention to the important point to which all facts included in the passage add up to.
Which part of the plot ties up loose ends and gives the reader closure?
Which sentence uses correct punctuation of dialogue? A.Then I won’t turn you loose said the lady. B.“Then I won’t turn you loose,” said the lady. C.“Then I won’t turn you loose.” said the lady. D.“Then I won’t turn you loose”, said the lady.
Read the following passage from “Thank you, Ma’am” by Langston Hughes. What character traits does Mrs. Jones exhibit? She was a large woman with a large purse that had everything in it but a hammer and nails. It had a long strap, and she carried it slung across her shoulder. It was about eleven o’clock at night, dark, and she was walking alone, when a boy ran up behind her and tried to snatch her purse. The strap broke with the sudden single tug the boy gave it from behind. But the boy’s weight and the weight of the purse combined caused him to lose his balance. Instead of taking off full blast as he had hoped, the boy fell on his back on the sidewalk and his legs flew up. The large woman simply turned around and kicked him right square in his blue-jeaned sitter. Then she reached down, picked the boy up by his shirtfront, and shook him until his teeth rattled.
Which word(s) in the following passage help you understand what evoke means? There are few names in American history that can still evoke images the way Daniel Boone can. The mention of Boone’s name calls to mind a rugged, tough, and handsome man who helped settle the state of Kentucky. Who was Daniel Boone really, and why is he still a renowned figure?
Name the most intense, exciting part of the plot.
What are facts and pieces of information that an author includes to strengthen the main idea?
Which example of dialogue is written correctly? A.Where should we go for dinner asked Granny. How about Applebees replied Gramps? B.Granny asked, “Where should we go for dinner tonight?” “How about Applebees?” replied Gramps. C.“Where should we go for dinner asked Granny.” “How about Applebees replied Gramps”. D.“Where should we go for dinner?” asked Granny. “How about Applebees?” replied Gramps.
Which type of figurative language is used below? When she learned she had won, Mandy’s smile was a burst of sunlight.
Which group would not be the intended audience for a hard news story about recent tax increases? A.Adults who have just gotten married B.Senior citizens living on a fixed income C.Middle school students who babysit D.A store manager who just received a promotion
What is the main idea or lesson that an author wants a reader to understand?
Which of the following would be the best question to ask the director of the animal shelter if you were doing a feature story on animals available for adoption? A.What other jobs have you held? B.What is your least favorite part of your job? C.Is this a no kill shelter? D.What type of animals are currently available for adoption?
Which part of the plot advances the action by introducing complications and building up suspense?
In the following excerpt from “Thank You Ma’am” by Langston Hughes, how does Hughes show characterization? “But you put yourself in contact with me,” said the woman. “If you think that that contact is not going to last awhile, you got another thought coming. When I get through with you, sir, you are going to remember Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones.”
Explain the difference between a hard news story and a feature story.
Which statement LEAST helps you understand that Byron is a bully? A.“As soon as I looked at him, Byron blasted me in the face with a mouthful of snow.” B.“Byron rolled his eyes like he didn’t care. All he did was tuck the blanket farther into the couch cushions” C.“I must be adopted, there just ain’t no way two folks as ugly as your momma and daddy coulda give birth to someone as sharp as me.” D.If it had been me with my lips stuck on something like this he’d have tortured me for a couple of days before getting help.
Which of the following titles contains alliteration? A.“Thank You Ma’am” B.“And You Wonder Why They Call Us the Weird Watsons” C.“The Gathering of the Wild Animals” D.“Persephone”
What type of questions should be avoided in an interview?
Which type of figurative language is used below? Only today I wish I didn’t have only eleven years rattling inside me like pennies in a tin Band-Aid box. --”Eleven” by Sandra Cisneros
Who is the intended audience for a feature story on how to apply make-up so that it looks natural?
Name at least 3 ways an author can show characterization.
Which type of figurative language is used below? Theresa ate the entire pizza in roughly three seconds.
Which of the following would be the least appropriate graphic to use in a news story about flooding in Haiti? A.A current map of Haiti B.A picture of Haitian children playing on a sunny day C.Pictures of damage caused by the flood D.Video clips of people trying to repair their homes after the flood
What is the theme of the following passage? Elaine laid out a map of the United States across the kitchen table and called her family into the room. On the map she pointed to a large star sticker she’d placed over Lexington, their hometown. Then she pointed to a circle she’d drawn over Seattle, the city where they would be spending their vacation. For thirty minutes, Elaine described the routes that they would drive on the way to Seattle, the places they would see, and the towns where they would sleep. She also told everyone how long each drive would take and what time they would leave each morning to see as much as they could. Three weeks later, when the trip was over, the whole family looked back with amazement at how much they were able to see and how much fun they had on vacation.
Which sentence uses dialogue correctly? A.Joan thought about her choices and then told her parents, “I am going to major in chemistry.” B.Joan thought about her choices and then told her parents “I am going to major in chemistry.” C.Joan thought about her choices and then told her parents, I am going to major in chemistry. D.Joan thought about her choices and then told her parents, “I am going to major in chemistry”.