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1 Vocabulary WEEKLY TESTS 1.2 Vocabulary Answer Numbers 1 through 10 on your Answer Sheet. Choose the best answer for each question. 1 What does the word specialty mean in the The restaurant s specialty is making perfect pizza. A. chef B. hobby C. favorite food D. unique talent 4 What does the word interrupted mean in the The baby s crying interrupted our conversation. F. changed G. helped H. reviewed I. stopped 2 What does the word collapsed mean in the The house of cards collapsed just as I placed the last card on top. F. bent G. fell H. grew I. jumped 5 What does the word wobbled mean in the The toddler wobbled toward the door. A. ran quickly B. crawled slowly C. rolled unhappily D. walked unsteadily 3 What does the word disturbing mean in the Teddy kept disturbing us while we were doing our homework. A. bothering B. entertaining C. following D. helping 6 What does the word pursuit mean in the The athletes all tried their best in pursuit of the grand prize. F. the end of a race G. a medal or trophy H. an effort to achieve I. something that holds money Target Vocabulary, Using Context 15

2 W E E K LY T E S T S 1. 3 Vocabulary 7 What does the word vigorously mean in the I ran vigorously after my homework, but the wind carried it away before I could grab it. A. to give up B. to move slowly C. in a strong way D. in an uneasy way 9 What does the word tendency mean in the That clock has a tendency to fall behind by a few minutes. A. change B. habit C. rarity D. softness 8 What does the word jubilant mean in the Allison felt jubilant when she heard the wonderful news. F. cold G. impatient H. joyful I. upset 10 What does the word urgent mean in the Oscar called his sister as soon as he got her urgent message. F. friendly G. automatic H. very important I. moving too much Target Vocabulary, Using Context 16

3 Comprehension W E E K LY T E S T S 1. 4 Comprehension Answer Numbers 1 through 10 on your Answer Sheet. Base your answers on the passage. 1 What is the first important event in the passage? A. Louis passes out balls during recess. B. A truck horn honks and disturbs the students. C. Louis starts cleaning up junk on the playground. D. Students toss pieces of paper and pencils into the schoolyard. 2 This passage is told from the point of view of F. Louis. G. Mrs. Jewls. H. a first-person narrator. I. a third-person omniscient narrator. 3 Louis goes to Mrs. Jewls s classroom by A. riding the elevator. B. climbing up the stairs. C. going down a long hallway. D. walking across the schoolyard. 4 What causes Louis the most trouble in making sure that Mrs. Jewls gets her package? F. Mrs. Mush is cooking mushrooms in the cafeteria. G. The students cannot be interrupted while they are working. H. Mrs. Jewls s classroom is on the top floor of Wayside School. I. The delivery person must give the package directly to Mrs. Jewls. 5 What is the effect of this passage s point of view? A. There is no main character. B. The author is limited to describing one person. C. The reader does not know the thoughts and feelings of any character. D. The reader gets to know the thoughts and feelings of more than one character. 6 Which of the following is a clue that helps the reader determine the passage s point of view? F. the use of quotation marks G. the use of indented paragraphs H. the use of pronouns such as I and we I. the use of pronouns such as she and he Story Structure, Point of View, Irony, Anchor Text 17

4 W E E K LY T E S T S 1. 5 Comprehension 7 How does Mrs. Jewls solve the problem of letting Louis into the classroom? A. She holds a spelling bee. B. She opens the door for Louis herself. C. She chooses her best student to open the door. D. She flips a coin to decide who will open the door. 9 How does the use of irony affect the passage? A. It makes the reader sad. B. It adds humor and surprise. C. It makes the passage predictable. D. It makes the reader feel sorry for the students. 8 The end of the passage is ironic because F. Louis has worked so hard to deliver the computer to Mrs. Jewls. G. Mrs. Jewls uses the computer in a way that the reader would expect. H. the third-person narrator describes the humor of Mrs. Jewls s spelling bee. I. the reader does not expect Mrs. Jewls to use the computer the way she does. 10 At the end of the passage, Mrs. Jewls thanks Louis for F. taking good care of her package. G. picking up the paper and pencils. H. putting the package where she wants it. I. helping her teach the students about gravity. Mark Student Reading Level: Independent Instructional Listening Story Structure, Point of View, Irony, Anchor Text 18

5 Grammar W E E K LY T E S T S 1. 8 Grammar Answer Numbers 1 through 10 on your Answer Sheet. Choose the best answer for each question. 1 Which of the following is a complete A. The icy wind. B. The wind fast. C. The wind felt icy. D. The wind and rain. 4 Which of the following is a complete F. The children lunch. G. The playing children. H. At noon, the playing children. I. At noon, the children ate lunch. 2 Which of the following is a complete F. Suzy and Jacob like. G. Suzy reads Jacob likes. H. Suzy likes reading books. I. Suzy and Jacob might like. 5 Which of the following is a complete A. And six more. B. I want six more. C. Five or six more. D. Because of five more. 3 Which of the following is a complete A. Because the story unbelievable. B. Unbelievable stories are completely. C. The story was completely unbelievable. D. The story was almost unbelievable because. 6 Which of the following is a complete F. Bus stop at. G. The bus stop. H. The bus stopped. I. Because bus stopped. Complete Sentences 21

6 W E E K LY T E S T S 1. 9 Grammar 7 Which of the following is a complete A. Do man go and? B. Do you know if? C. Who is man and? D. Who is that man? 9 Which of the following is a complete A. I read so that. B. Reading can be. C. I like many books. D. As fiction and nonfiction. 8 Which of the following is a complete F. Bee stung the mark Syd. G. The mark on Syd s arm was. H. Because the stinger in Syd s arm. I. The bee stung Syd and left a mark. 10 Which of the following is a complete F. The best the amusement park. G. We will go to the amusement park. H. Because the amusement park is the. I. The amusement park is the because. Complete Sentences 22

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