Skill Item # 2 A Moderate Reading: Literature RL Central Idea [100577] D94381

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1 Teacher Key with Answers Skill Item # 1 C Moderate Reading: Literature RL Mystery, Tension, Surprise [100580] U A Moderate Reading: Literature RL Central Idea [100577] D D Easy Reading: Literature RL Central Idea [100577] D D Hard English Language Arts Standards: Language L Follow Language Guidelines [100607] D D Moderate Reading: Literature RL Analyze Complex Characters [100578] 6 D Hard Reading: Literature RL Analyze Complex Characters [100578] U51876 D B Easy Reading: Literature RL Central Idea [100577] D C Moderate English Language Arts Standards: Language L Follow Language Guidelines [100607] D A Moderate Reading: Literature RL Comprehend Literature [100584] D C Easy English Language Arts Standards: Language L Follow Language Guidelines [100607] D80992

2 Name: Date: SE Region English I Q2 Week 3 CA Question 1 of 10

3 Which line from the poem best reveals the writer s values? A. Swimmers swivel, splash, and kick B. Traverse the lane in record time. C. Their performances are so sublime! D. The victors celebrate their feats. Question 2 of 10 As Reggie hurried to get to the movies on time, his friend pulled up in his car and honked the horn. Just when Reggie was leaving the house, the phone rang and Reggie's grandmother asked him to come over and help. Reggie told his friend to go on without him. What is the central idea of the passage? A. Reggie went to his grandmother's instead of the movies. B. Reggie went with his friend to the movies. C. Reggie was getting ready to go to the movies.

4 Question 3 of 10 My heart is battered, and I feel so very alone. I want so much to see the delicate green of the new leaves on the tulip poplars, the shockingly lovely magenta of the redbuds, and the crisp, pure white of the dogwood blooms. I miss the cheery greetings of the lavender crocuses, singing their spring chorus. I'm afraid that the government job I have will keep me stuck on this hard, dry rock forever. Perhaps I will never again walk in those hills I love. Even though my body is in prison here, my heart soars back to my Tennessee springtime. What is the main idea of this passage? A. The author loves living in Tennessee in the springtime. B. Springtime is a beautiful season, with lovely flowers. C. The author is in prison, and wishes he or she could be back home in Tennessee. D. The author misses the beauty of the Tennessee outdoors in spring. Question 4 of 10 The U.S. building is located in Washington, D.C., our nation's. A. Capital, capital B. Capital, capitol C. Capitol, capitol D. Capitol, capital

5 Question 5 of 10 Ms. Kemp Recruits Volunteers 1 As a new ninth grader at my high school, I was sitting in an assembly about volunteerism.the guest speaker was Ms. Francis Kemp. Today I had an experience worth writing about. I must admit that I did not have high hopes for the hour. I was sure it was going to be a boring talk given by a boring speaker. She would probably go on and on about picking up trash along the road and other jobs that do not really appeal to many kids. I could not have been more wrong. 2 To my surprise, Ms. Kemp was a lively, funny person who kept the audience interested. She opened with a joke about one volunteer who tries to outdo another. I won t even try to retell the joke because I could never do it justice. So much of the impact depended on her timing and delivery. The point is that she is very self-aware. She knows that some students take a cynical attitude toward doing volunteer work. She was able to poke fun at herself and yet come off seeming wise and clever at the same time. 3 The hour flew by. She told one anecdote after another. Cleverly, she alternated between stories that were funny and those that were touching and moving. Overall, she was bright, amusing, knowledgeable, and had the desired effect. I cannot honestly say that I ran out to volunteer for a community service project right away, but I am thinking seriously about doing so. How does the author mainly reveal Ms. Kemp s character to the reader? A. by quoting Ms. Kemp B. by knowing Ms. Kemp C. by listening to Ms. Kemp D. by revealing stories about Ms. Kemp

6 Question 6 of 10 Sometimes I want to tell Jane Smithers to forget the job and the money and the whole thing, and just walk right out the door. She doesn't understand how hard this is, and that a little courtesy and a simple thank you are all it would take. People say she's a nice person, and I suppose she is. After all, she did hire me when nobody else would give my lousy resume a second glance. But, just look at her! There's her tense little fake smile for the big boss, and it'll drop right off her face as soon as he leaves. Then it'll be, "Come on, guys! We've got a deadline! Let's pull together and win this race!" She acts like we're some brainless rowing team. I think I heard her crying once, after she and the big boss had a private meeting. She came out of her office with red eyes, and I started to ask her if she was okay. I am human, after all. But she just asked me if there was a problem, and when I said there wasn't, she told me to get on back to work. "After all, she did hire me when nobody else would give my lousy resume a second glance." This sentence gives depth to the character of Jane Smithers because it. A. shows that the author was desperate for a job and out of money when he or she was hired B. shows that the workers at the company are not as educated as those at other companies C. shows that Jane Smithers doesn't put much effort into employee selection, or care much about her job D. shows that Jane Smithers was willing to hire the author even though his or her resume wasn't outstanding

7 Question 7 of 10 Exerpt from Decision of Character by Ann Plato Decision means determination. Where a person is decided in a point, we say that he has come to a full determination. Those who wish to be useful members of society, must come to decided opinions. Such persons are most useful in the domestic circle, and the most useful in community. To be diligent in any one thing, it requires that you should be decided. You cannot be diligent in your studies, without coming to the decision that you will be so. Columbus would not have discovered America had he not come to the determination that he would seek for a far distant country. Amidst all difficulties, Columbus displayed those traits of character which proved the greatness of his mind, and his peculiar fitness for the arduous duties of his station. He appeared with a steady and cheerful countenance, as satisfied with what he had done. He soothed his companions by holding out to them a prospect of riches and of fame, and by offering a gratuity to him who should first discover land. Having fully made up his mind to seek another country, he underwent all the threats and cruel treatment of his companions. After having undergone the siege of the first discovery, it was given the name of America, in honor of a Florentine Nobleman, named Americus Vespucius. After Robert Bruce had been defeated twelve times, as he lay on some straw in a barn, brooding over his misfortunes, and on the point of giving up in despair, he beheld a spider attempt in vain twelve times to ascend the beam, but its thirteenth attempt was crowned with success. He then arose, and determined to make one more vigorous effort in the cause of liberty; he did so, and it was crowned with equal success. The use of decision will raise you to elevated stations--its neglect will sink you to ruin. Which sentence best paraphrases the first paragraph of this essay? A. Only people in domestic circles are the most productive members of a society. B. The most productive members of society are those who are determined in their actions. C. Only homemakers and politicians need to be determined about their actions. D. It is important to be determined when making big decisions.

8 Question 8 of 10 Do you know I can find a longer hose? This one is much short. A. were, too B. where, to C. where, too D. were, to Question 9 of 10 Which type of figurative language do the following lines from the poem illustrate? And it kept in its place With a smile upon its face And its hands never hung by its side A. personification B. metaphor C. simile D. analogy

9 Question 10 of 10 Choose the correct words to complete the sentence below. Proper nouns should begin with letters, and proper adjectives should,. A. capitol; too B. capitol; to C. capital; too D. capital; to