3rdhm-theme3-sel2-barletta CST Formatted Test

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This is a third grade selection test for the HM Theme 3-Sel2 Giant of Barletta story in the CST format.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Read this sentence from the story.Why don’t you hop down from your pedestal?What does the word pedestal mean in this sentence?

    • A.

      Statue

    • B.

      Base of a statue

    • C.

      Pedals on a bike

    • D.

      Plaza

    Correct Answer
    B. Base of a statue
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the word "pedestal" is used metaphorically to refer to a position of superiority or arrogance. The speaker is suggesting that the person being addressed should come down from their self-important position and be more humble. The word "pedestal" traditionally refers to the base or support on which a statue stands, so the correct answer is "base of a statue."

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  • 2. 

    Read this sentence from the story. She lived right across the square from the giant statue. In this sentence, you can tell that square means

    • A.

      An area in the middle of town

    • B.

      A shape

    • C.

      Pedestal

    • D.

      Park

    Correct Answer
    A. An area in the middle of town
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the word "square" is used to describe a location where the person lives. Since it is mentioned that the person lives "right across" from the square, it implies that the square is a central area in the town. Therefore, the correct answer is "an area in the middle of town."

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  • 3. 

    At the end of the story, why did the army turn and leave instead of attacking the town?

    • A.

      They felt sorry for the boy.

    • B.

      They were waiting for another army.

    • C.

      They were tired of fighting.

    • D.

      They thought everyone was taller than the statue.

    Correct Answer
    D. They thought everyone was taller than the statue.
    Explanation
    The army turned and left instead of attacking the town because they thought everyone in the town was taller than the statue. This suggests that the army had a mistaken perception that the statue was a representation of the people's height. This misunderstanding led them to believe that the people in the town were much larger and more powerful than they actually were, causing the army to retreat out of fear.

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  • 4. 

    Read this sentence from the story. “Friends,” Zia Concetta said, “Our giant will go to meet this army himself!” Which two words from this sentence can be spelled differently and have a different meaning?

    • A.

      Our, meet

    • B.

      Himself, our

    • C.

      Said, meet

    • D.

      Will, go

    Correct Answer
    A. Our, meet
    Explanation
    The two words from the sentence that can be spelled differently and have a different meaning are "our" and "meet". "Our" can be spelled as "hour" which refers to a unit of time, while "meet" can be spelled as "meat" which refers to the flesh of an animal used as food.

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  • 5. 

    Why is this story a fantasy story?

    • A.

      Statues aren’t in towns.

    • B.

      Statues can’t really come to life.

    • C.

      Armies don’t really attack towns.

    • D.

      Onions don’t make you cry.

    Correct Answer
    B. Statues can’t really come to life.
    Explanation
    This story is a fantasy story because one of the elements mentioned, statues coming to life, is not possible in reality. In the real world, statues are inanimate objects and cannot possess life or movement. This element of statues coming to life introduces a supernatural or magical aspect to the story, placing it firmly in the genre of fantasy.

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  • 6. 

    How should the word mysterious be divided into syllables?

    • A.

      Myst-erio-us

    • B.

      Myster-ious

    • C.

      Mys-te-ri-ous

    • D.

      My-st-er-i-ous

    Correct Answer
    C. Mys-te-ri-ous
    Explanation
    The word "mysterious" should be divided into syllables as "mys-te-ri-ous". Each syllable contains one vowel sound, making it easier to pronounce and understand the word.

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  • 7. 

    What is the correct way to write the statue of Barletta?

    • A.

      Barlettas’ statue

    • B.

      Barlettaes statue

    • C.

      Barlettas statue

    • D.

      Barletta’s statue

    Correct Answer
    D. Barletta’s statue
    Explanation
    The correct way to write the statue of Barletta is "Barletta's statue." This is because the apostrophe is used to indicate possession or ownership. In this case, the statue belongs to Barletta, so the apostrophe is placed before the "s" to show that possession.

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  • 8. 

    Which sentence is written correctly?

    • A.

      That onion was biggest than the orange.

    • B.

      The onion is bigger of them all.

    • C.

      That onion is the biggest in the whole bunch.

    • D.

      Out of all the onions he could pick, he picked the bigger.

    Correct Answer
    C. That onion is the biggest in the whole bunch.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "That onion is the biggest in the whole bunch." This sentence is written correctly because it uses the comparative form of the adjective "biggest" to compare the size of the onion to the other onions in the bunch. The use of the definite article "the" before "biggest" indicates that it is the superlative form, meaning it is the largest among all the onions.

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  • 9. 

    Which word is an ANTONYM for giant?

    • A.

      Pedestal

    • B.

      Weakling

    • C.

      Small

    • D.

      Colossal

    Correct Answer
    C. Small
    Explanation
    An antonym is a word that has the opposite meaning of another word. In this case, the word "giant" refers to something that is very large or huge. The word "small" is the opposite of large, making it the correct antonym for "giant".

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  • 10. 

    Read this sentence from the story. The Mysterious Giant climbed back and stood still. Which sentence is broken up correctly into subject and predicate?

    • A.

      The Mysterious Giant / climbed back and stood still.

    • B.

      The Mysterious / Giant climbed back and stood still.

    • C.

      The Mysterious Giant climbed / back and stood still.

    • D.

      The Mysterious Giant climbed back / and stood still.

    Correct Answer
    A. The Mysterious Giant / climbed back and stood still.
    Explanation
    The sentence "The Mysterious Giant climbed back and stood still" is broken up correctly into subject and predicate in the answer choice "The Mysterious Giant / climbed back and stood still." The subject of the sentence is "The Mysterious Giant" and the predicate is "climbed back and stood still."

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  • 11. 

    Which two words have the same vowel sound?

    • A.

      North, smart

    • B.

      Girl, dark

    • C.

      Her, clear

    • D.

      Turn, work

    Correct Answer
    D. Turn, work
    Explanation
    The words "turn" and "work" have the same vowel sound. Both words have the "er" sound, which is a common vowel sound in English.

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  • 12. 

    Which word does not belong with the others?

    • A.

      Giant

    • B.

      Small

    • C.

      Weakling

    • D.

      Tiny

    Correct Answer
    A. Giant
    Explanation
    The word "giant" does not belong with the others because it is the only word that describes something of significant size or strength, while the other words (small, weakling, tiny) all describe things that are small or lacking in strength.

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  • 13. 

    Which of the following suffixes can be added at the end of the word quick to make a new word that means “most quick”?

    • A.

      -er

    • B.

      -ed

    • C.

      -ing

    • D.

      -est

    Correct Answer
    D. -est
    Explanation
    The suffix "-est" can be added at the end of the word "quick" to make a new word that means "most quick". This is because the suffix "-est" is used to form the superlative degree of adjectives, indicating the highest degree of a quality. Therefore, adding "-est" to "quick" creates the word "quickest", which means "most quick".

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  • 14. 

    Read this sentence from the story. The Mysterious Giant stands in the square, watches the people, and talks to Zia Concetta. What are the verbs in the above sentence?

    • A.

      Stands, watches, people

    • B.

      Giant, watches, Concetta

    • C.

      Stands, watches, talks

    • D.

      stands, square, talks

    Correct Answer
    C. Stands, watches, talks
    Explanation
    The verbs in the sentence are "stands," "watches," and "talks." These verbs indicate the actions of the Mysterious Giant, who is standing in the square, observing the people, and having a conversation with Zia Concetta.

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  • 15. 

    What is the correct way to write “most big”?

    • A.

      Biger

    • B.

      Bigger

    • C.

      Bigest

    • D.

      Biggest

    Correct Answer
    D. Biggest
    Explanation
    The correct way to write "most big" is "biggest." This is because "big" is a one-syllable adjective, so to form the comparative and superlative forms, we add "-er" and "-est" respectively. In this case, "biggest" is the superlative form indicating the greatest size or extent.

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  • 16. 

    Read these sentences from the story. No one even smiled, let alone waved at the Mysterious Giant.  No children played.  Everyone rushed around, piling their belongings in carts and wagons.  Everyone was getting ready to run from Barletta. What is the main idea of this selection?

    • A.

      The people of Barletta are too busy to talk to the Mysterious Giant.

    • B.

      The people of Barletta are scared and planning on moving.

    • C.

      The people of Barletta are working.

    • D.

      The people of Barletta are unfriendly.

    Correct Answer
    B. The people of Barletta are scared and planning on moving.
    Explanation
    The main idea of this selection is that the people of Barletta are scared and preparing to leave. This is evident from the sentences that mention how no one smiled or waved at the Mysterious Giant, no children played, and everyone was busy piling their belongings in carts and wagons. This behavior indicates that the people are in a rush and getting ready to run away from Barletta, suggesting fear and a plan to move.

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  • 17. 

    How should the word celebration be divided into syllables?

    • A.

      Cele-bra-tion

    • B.

      Cel-ebrat-ion

    • C.

      Cele-bration

    • D.

      Cel-e-bra-tion

    Correct Answer
    D. Cel-e-bra-tion
    Explanation
    The word "celebration" should be divided into syllables as "cel-e-bra-tion". Each syllable is clearly separated and pronounced individually.

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  • 18. 

    Something that is mysterious is

    • A.

      A weakling.

    • B.

      An imaginary creature.

    • C.

      Hard to explain or understand.

    • D.

      Recognizable.

    Correct Answer
    C. Hard to explain or understand.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "hard to explain or understand." This is because something that is mysterious is not easily comprehensible or able to be explained. It implies a level of complexity or secrecy that makes it difficult for people to fully understand or grasp.

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