7th Grade: English Language Arts! Trivia Quiz

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7th Grade: English Language Arts! Trivia Quiz - Quiz

English can be divided into different forms, and it is important to ensure that you understand the different levels to be considered a person with a good understanding of the English language. The quiz below is designed to help you identify how good your English language skills are. Take it up and get to find out which areas you can work out on.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Copy the following sentence with 100% correct grammar (any mistake will mark it wrong):  the small furry adorable dog barked at our feet

    Explanation
    Need commas between each item in an adjective list.

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  • 2. 

    Copy the following sentence with 100% correct grammar (any mistake will make it wrong): i did my homework ate dinner and went to bed early.

    Explanation
    You need a comma between each item of a list of activities (verb). The exception is the last comma-- two rules conflict and it becomes an optional comma (Oxford comma).

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  • 3. 

    Copy the following with 100% correct grammar: before I went to bed i read my favorite book

    Explanation
    Complex sentence-- you need a comma after "bed" to separate your dependent clause.

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  • 4. 

    Copy the following with 100% grammar: i wanted to go to the party but my mom said i was too sick

    Explanation
    Compound sentence: sentence + comma + FANBOYS + sentence

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  • 5. 

    Copy the following with 100% grammar: my best friend sarah is going to meet us there

    Explanation
    A name, repeated after the person has been introduce (like "my best friend"), needs commas around the name. Repeating information.

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  • 6. 

    The conflict of The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton was...

    • A.

      ...when Johnny kills Bob.

    • B.

      ...when Dally dies.

    • C.

      ...when Johnny dies.

    • D.

      ...when Ponyboy talks about his dead parents.

    Correct Answer
    A. ...when Johnny kills Bob.
    Explanation
    The "official" conflict of the story is where the problem begins and the story starts building toward a climax. In THE OUTSIDERS, the story starts building toward Johnny & Dally's deaths when Johnny kills Bob.

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  • 7. 

    The climax of City of the Beasts would be...

    • A.

      ...the scene where the guy gets wrapped up in an anaconda.

    • B.

      ...the scene where they climb the sheer wall of the waterfall.

    • C.

      ...the scene where they stop Omayra Torres from vaccinating the natives and chaos breaks out.

    • D.

      ...the scene where Nadia gives Alex the diamonds and says he'll know what to do with them.

    Correct Answer
    C. ...the scene where they stop Omayra Torres from vaccinating the natives and chaos breaks out.
    Explanation
    The climax of the story is the moment the whole story builds up to. Generally speaking, after the climax, there aren't more "oh my gosh" scenes-- it all starts settling after that.

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  • 8. 

    A symbol is an object in a text that has a deeper meaning.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Think "hair" in OUTSIDERS which represents "identity", or "fire" in FAHRENHEIT 451 which represents "the power to do both good and evil, destruction or warmth/utility".

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  • 9. 

    The rising action of the story comes between the climax and the conclusion.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The rising action of a story comes between the conflict and the climax-- it "rises" from the problem to the final action scene.

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  • 10. 

    The theme of a story is...

    • A.

      ...the best part of the story.

    • B.

      ...what the story is about.

    • C.

      ...the layout of the cover, pages, etc.

    • D.

      ...the lesson of the story.

    Correct Answer
    D. ...the lesson of the story.
    Explanation
    Chances are good, if you marked "what the story is about" you didn't read to the bottom of the list. It happens. What the story is about is called "plot", but the theme is particularly the lessons you are intended to get out of that plot.

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  • 11. 

    A five-paragraph essay (at least as WE wrote them this year) REQUIRES (check all that apply):

    • A.

      A thesis

    • B.

      5 sentences per paragraph

    • C.

      Claims

    • D.

      Evidence

    • E.

      Explanations to the evidence

    • F.

      A question for the "catch"

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. A thesis
    C. Claims
    D. Evidence
    E. Explanations to the evidence
    Explanation
    Five sentences per paragraph is probably too short to get in a claim, three pieces of evidence and three full explanations. If you recall, I tried to move you away from questions as catches, not because they are "wrong" but rather because it tends to be the easy way out.

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  • 12. 

    A primary source differs from a secondary source because...

    • A.

      ...the primary source is your main source of your paper. The secondary source just supports it.

    • B.

      ...a secondary source was actually present for the event. A primary source researched the event.

    • C.

      ...a primary source is the first you used. A secondary source comes after.

    • D.

      ...a primary source was present for the event. A secondary source researched the event.

    Correct Answer
    D. ...a primary source was present for the event. A secondary source researched the event.
    Explanation
    Primary = there for it. Secondary = researched primary documents and drew conclusions.

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  • 13. 

    Which of the following are compound sentences? (Check ALL that apply)

    • A.

      If I wasn't so tired, I'd come to your party.

    • B.

      I completely understand your dilemma.

    • C.

      I would go too, but my dad's birthday is the same day.

    • D.

      Several people couldn't come to the party, so she moved it to Tuesday.

    • E.

      It ended up being a great party.

    • F.

      We didn't even mind when it started to rain.

    Correct Answer(s)
    C. I would go too, but my dad's birthday is the same day.
    D. Several people couldn't come to the party, so she moved it to Tuesday.
    Explanation
    Compound sentence= sentence + comma + FANBOYS + sentence

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  • 14. 

    Which of the following sentences (same sentences as before) are COMPLEX sentences? (check all that apply)

    • A.

      If I wasn't so tired, I'd come to your party.

    • B.

      I completely understand your dilemma.

    • C.

      I would go, but my dad's birthday is the same day.

    • D.

      Several people couldn't come to the party, so she moved it to Tuesday.

    • E.

      It ended up being a great party.

    • F.

      We didn't even mind when it started to rain.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. If I wasn't so tired, I'd come to your party.
    F. We didn't even mind when it started to rain.
    Explanation
    A complex sentence has a dependent clause-- one of those clauses that starts with a subordinating conjunction and can be moved all over the sentence. In this case "If I wasn't so tired" could be moved to the end, and "when it started to rain" could be moved to the beginning of that sentence.

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  • 15. 

    The remaining sentences "It ended up being a great party" and "I completely understand your dilemma" are what kind of sentence?

    • A.

      Simple

    • B.

      Compound

    • C.

      Complex

    • D.

      Compound-Complex

    Correct Answer
    A. Simple
    Explanation
    There's no FANBOYS, so it can't be compound. There are no movable dependent clauses (no subordinating conjunctions), so it can't be complex. Because it is neither compound nor complex, it can't be compound-complex.

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  • 16. 

    "The stars danced playfully in the moonlit sky" is an example of personification.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Personification is "giving human characteristics to inanimate objects". So-- stars dancing.

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  • 17. 

    "I was as hungry as a bear" is an example of a metaphor.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    As a comparison, it's a simile-- its got that "as" in there. It's also hyperbole-- extreme exaggeration.

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  • 18. 

    Which of the following is an example of onomatopoeia?

    • A.

      She was a rock, solid and constant as always.

    • B.

      The rock hit the water with a quiet bloop.

    • C.

      This is the easiest question in the world.

    • D.

      Bob bounced beautifully by the beach.

    Correct Answer
    B. The rock hit the water with a quiet bloop.
    Explanation
    Onomatopoeia is "sound words".

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  • 19. 

    A comma splice is:

    • A.

      Dividing a sentence in half with a comma.

    • B.

      Using a comma instead of a dash.

    • C.

      Two sentences joined with a comma.

    • D.

      Failing to use a comma when you should.

    Correct Answer
    C. Two sentences joined with a comma.
    Explanation
    It's not grammatically correct-- sentences have to be joined with comma/FANBOYS, semi-colons, or periods, etc.

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