Leaves And Blue Jay Test

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  • 1. 
                        In “What Stumped the Blue Jays,” what is Jim Baker’s story about?
    • A. 

      A group of blue jays who attack a cat

    • B. 

      A blue jay who tries to steal another bird’s eggs

    • C. 

      A blue jay who tries to fill a house with acorns


  • 2. 
                       Twain’s style in “What Stumped the Blue Jays” is
    • A. 

      Serious yet informal

    • B. 

      Humorous and informal

    • C. 

      Detailed and poetic.

    • D. 

      Scholarly yet humorous


  • 3. 
    What is the main purpose of “What Stumped the Blue Jays”?
    • A. 

      To entertain readers

    • B. 

      To inform readers

    • C. 

      To persuade readers

    • D. 

      To warn readers


  • 4. 
    “What Stumped the Blue Jays,” what special gift does Jim Baker say that blue jays have over other birds?
    • A. 

      Best talkers

    • B. 

      Store the most food

    • C. 

      Eat the most

    • D. 

      Quieter than any other bird


  • 5. 
     What purpose does the author have for including the following description in “What Stumped the Blue Jays”? You may say a cat uses good grammar. Well, a cat does—but you let a cat get excited once; you let a cat get to pulling fur with another cat on a shed, nights, and you’ll hear grammar that will give you the lockjaw.
    • A. 

      To improve readers’ grammar

    • B. 

      To inform readers about cats

    • C. 

      To teach readers about fighting

    • D. 

      To make readers laugh


  • 6. 
                      In “What Stumped the Blue Jays,” which of the following characteristics do the blue jays seem to share with human beings?
    • A. 

      They always support someone who has made a mistake.

    • B. 

      They love to give advice and make fun of each other.

    • C. 

      They are greedy and fight over everything.


  • 7. 
                       According to “What Stumped the Blue Jays,” blue jays
    • A. 

      Gather in large groups

    • B. 

      Are smarter than cats

    • C. 

      Use bad grammar

    • D. 

      Have no sense of humor


  • 8. 
    Which of the following sentences is one of the main ideas of  “Why Leaves Turn Color in the Fall”?
    • A. 

      Leaves stop making chlorophyll as summer ends

    • B. 

      Leaves reflect the colors of pumpkins and squash in the fall.

    • C. 

      Photosynthesis begins in the fall.


  • 9. 
                      According to “Why Leaves Turn Color in the Fall,” why does the United States have brighter fall foliage than Europe?
    • A. 

      There is too much pollution in Europe.

    • B. 

      There are no maple trees in Europe.

    • C. 

      The United States has colder nights and drier, sunnier days in fall.


  • 10. 
                          What is the main purpose of “Why Leaves Turn Color in the Fall”?
    • A. 

      To persuade readers to stop pollution

    • B. 

      To inform readers of scientific facts about autumn leaves

    • C. 

      To explain the origin of macabre fall holidays


  • 11. 
                      Ackerman’s style in “Why Leaves Turn Color in the Fall” is
    • A. 

      Serious yet informal.

    • B. 

      Humorous and informal.

    • C. 

      Detailed and poetic

    • D. 

      Scholarly yet humorous.


  • 12. 
    “Why Leaves Turn Color in the Fall,” the author compares people to leopards because she wants to stress
    • A. 

      That leopards are endangered

    • B. 

      That leopards hide

    • C. 

      How powerful people are

    • D. 

      How carefully we must observe nature


  • 13. 
    Which of the following examples reflects Ackerman’s style in “Why Leaves Turn Color in the Fall”?
    • A. 

      Her detailed explanation of how the colored leaves fall.

    • B. 

      Her humorous description of children playing in the leaves

    • C. 

      C. Her scholarly explanation of how leafless trees survive the winter.


  • 14. 
                     What purpose might have inspired this final sentence of “Why Leaves Turn Color in the Fall”? Sometimes one finds in fossil stones the imprint of a leaf, long since disintegrated, whose outlines remind us how detailed, vibrant, and alive are the things of this earth that perish.
    • A. 

      To make readers angry about the idea of dying

    • B. 

      To provide readers with a sense of wonder about life

    • C. 

      To make readers laugh

    • D. 

      To explain how fossils are formed


  • 15. 
                      What is the meaning of the word guffawed in the following passage from “What Stumped the Blue Jays”? Well, sir, they roosted around here on the house-top and the trees for an hour, and guffawed over that thing like human beings.
    • A. 

      Stared

    • B. 

      Chattered

    • C. 

      Frowned

    • D. 

      Laughed


  • 16. 
                      According to “Why Leaves Turn Color in the Fall,” the green chlorophyll in leaves is camouflage, which means that it
    • A. 

      Destroys the other colors in the leaves

    • B. 

      Hides the other colors in the leaves

    • C. 

      Makes the leaves fall off the trees

    • D. 

      Brightens the other colors in the leaves


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