7th Grade Ela Practice Mcas 1

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1.  Read the sentence below. An experimenter might put two objects in front of the child, perhaps a teddy bear and a potato masher, and ask, "May I have the bloof?" What part of speech is the nonsense word bloof as it is used in the sentence?
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2.  Read the sentences below. PEW: So it's "Captain" Bones, is it? We'll give you "Captain" my mate—aye, we'll give you that and more. What is the purpose of the quotation marks in the sentences?
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3.   The final stop on the field trip, a short distance by bus from the poet's house, is agraveyard where the writer lies buried. They take a few minutes wandering from stoneto stone, among thick and thin tablets, some leaning back as if pressed by a wind. Thestones are square and arched, black and gray, more often plain than shiny, caked withlichen and moss. Read the sentence below. They take a few minutes wandering from stone to stone, among thick and thin tablets, some leaning back as if pressed by a wind. In the sentence, to what does the word tablets refer?
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4.  But then, suddenly, the crayon meets with slight resistance, and letters, one after another,emerge magically on the page: ABIJAH CRAVEN, 1701–45. Gogol has never met a personnamed Abijah, just as, he now realizes, he has never met another Gogol. He wondershow to pronounce Abijah, whether it's a man's or a woman's name. He walks to anothertombstone, less than a foot tall, and presses another sheet of paper to its surface. Thisone says ANGUISH MATHER, A CHILD. He shudders, imagining bones no larger than hisbelow the ground. Some of the other children in the class, already bored with the project,begin chasing one another around the stones, pushing and teasing and snapping gum.But Gogol goes from grave to grave with paper and crayon in hand, bringing to life onename after another. PEREGRINE WOTTON, D. 1699. EZEKIEL AND URIAH LOCKWOOD, BROTHERS,R.I.P. He likes these names, likes their oddness, their flamboyance. "Now those aresome names you don't see very often these days," one of the chaperones, passing byand looking down at his rubbings, remarks. "Sort of like yours." Until now it has notoccurred to Gogol that names die over time, that they perish just as people do. Read the sentence  below. Until now it has not occurred to Gogol that names die over time, that they perish just as people do. Which of the following best explains what the phrase "names die over time" means?
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5.  First, they laid out 10 of his playthings in a room. Out of sight in another room, his owner asked him for one of the objects by name. When he brought that one to her, sherewarded him and asked for another. After he had brought the second one, the researcherslaid out a different set of 10 toys and repeated the process. They did this 20 times, using 200playthings that he knew by name and asking for two of the ten objects in each trial. Hesuccessfully retrieved 37 of the 40 objects requested. What is the meaning of the word retrieved as it is used above?     A. took out   B. lifted up   C. played with   D. brought back
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6.  "So I crept around behind the camp, stuck my head in the window and yelled. He shot through the door like a bullet and headed for the lake. I never saw such an odd gait on a bear before—sort of mixture of running and galloping. And all on three legs. He was holding up the paw daubed with molasses. Which of the following phrases provides the best context clue for the word daubed as it isused?  
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7.  "But Mama!" I gasped. "We can't do without Old Yeller. He's—""But Mama!" I gasped. "We can't do without Old Yeller. He's—""Travis!"What is the function of the dashin the first sentence?
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8.    "But Mama!" I gasped. "We can't do without Old Yeller. He's -" Mama's voice was too sharp. I knew I was whipped. Read the sentences below. Mama's voice was too sharp. I knewI was whipped. What does whipped mean in the sentence?  
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9.  The word neurotoxin in  comesfrom the Greek word neuro, whichmeans "nerve," and the Latin wordtoxicus, which means "poison." Whichphrase best defines the word neurotoxin?  
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10.  During the next few days Iyapo seemed to be drawn towards the door all the time. Without being aware of trying, he found himself outside the door several times a day and each time he was getting more and more curious as to what was behind it. Sometimes without thinking about it, his hand actually started towards the handle but he managed to stop himself each time.Which of the following is the bestdefinition of drawn as it is used in theparagraph?  
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