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1Assessment Practice Questions “The Southpaw”Assessment Practice Questions
2Imagine that “The Southpaw” was written in dialogue rather than a series of notes. Which example of dialogue is written correctly?Joel is moving to Kansas and Danny sprained his wrist, explained Richard in frustration.“Joel is moving to Kansas and Danny sprained his wrist”, explained Richard in frustration.“Joel is moving to Kansas and Danny sprained his wrist,” explained Richard in frustration.“Joel is moving to Kansas and Danny sprained his wrist, explained Richard in frustration.
3Correct AnswerThe correct answer is C. The dialogue is surrounded by quotation marks. Also, the comma appears directly before the end quotation marks.
4How about a permanent place in the outfield? Which word could be used to replace permanent?fixedtemporarysolidprofessional
5Correct AnswerThe correct answer is B. Fixed is a synonym for permanent.
6Which sentence best describes the exposition of the story? If I’m not good enough to play on your team, I’m not good enough to be friends with.Here is your stupid Disneyland sweatshirt, if that’s how you are going to be.I’m not saving any more seats for you on the bus.D. Nobody ever said that I was unreasonable. How about Lizzie Martindale instead?
7Correct AnswerThe correct answer is A. This sentence gives the reader the background information that is needed to understand the conflict in the story.
8Which detail BEST shows that Janet is a good negotiator? I pitch.Wow! I understand you’re the laughing stock of New Jersey.In case you didn’t notice, I didn’t call you.Nobody ever said that I was unreasonable. How about Lizzie Martinez instead?
9Correct AnswerThe correct answer is D. This detail shows that Lizzie is willing to compromise in order to make a deal—this is a quality of a good negotiator.
10What makes the conflict between Janet and Richard an internal one? It happens outside of the main setting of the story.The conflict is caused by the players not being able to play on Richard’s team.It is a personal conflict between Richard and Janet in which there are feelings of anger, hurt, and betrayal of friendship.It is caused by an outside force–in this case, girls are not allowed to play on the Maple Street baseball team.
11Correct AnswerThe correct answer is C. The notes begin when Janet expresses her anger towards Richard for not allowing her to play on the baseball team. The notes are written as a result of hurting each other’s feelings. Therefore, it is an internal conflict.