3rdhm-theme3-sel3-raising Dragons CST Formatted Test

16 Questions | Total Attempts: 421

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This is a third grade selection test for the HM Theme 3-Sel3 Raising Dragons story in the CST format.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Read this sentence from the story.One morning with Samson, our mule, hitched for work, Pa set out to plow the fields.What does the word plow mean in this sentence?
    • A. 

      Run over

    • B. 

      To turn over dirt

    • C. 

      Play

    • D. 

      Work

  • 2. 
    Read this sentence from the story. When Ma harvested her tomatoes, Nancy Akins bought some. In this sentence, you can tell that harvested means
    • A. 

      Planted seeds

    • B. 

      Autumn

    • C. 

      Everyday job

    • D. 

      Picked and brought in a crop

  • 3. 
    At the beginning of the story, why was Pa afraid of the egg?
    • A. 

      He wanted to sell it for a lot of money.

    • B. 

      He wanted to keep it for himself.

    • C. 

      He was going to give it back to the original owner.

    • D. 

      He did not know what it was and wanted to protect the girl.

  • 4. 
    Read this sentence from the story. When I saw Hank playing run-and-fly-and-chase, I knew he had found the perfect place to be. Which two words from this sentence can be spelled differently and have a different meaning?
    • A. 

      Knew, be

    • B. 

      Fly, be

    • C. 

      When, knew

    • D. 

      Saw, found

  • 5. 
    Why did Hank give the girl dragon eggs at the end of the story?
    • A. 

      There was no room on the island.

    • B. 

      He wanted her to sell them.

    • C. 

      He knew the family needed help at the farm.

    • D. 

      He knew she would do a great job of caring for and raising dragons.

  • 6. 
    How should the word appetite be divided into syllables?
    • A. 

      App-et-ite

    • B. 

      App-etite

    • C. 

      Ap-pe-tite

    • D. 

      App-e-tite

  • 7. 
    What two words do not have the same ending sound?
    • A. 

      Squeeze, jeans

    • B. 

      Judge, orange

    • C. 

      Rock, quick

    • D. 

      Courage, gym

  • 8. 
    Read this sentence from the story. Hank and I tended the crops, too. Which sentence is broken up correctly into subject and predicate?
    • A. 

      Hank and / I tended the crops, too.

    • B. 

      Hank and I tended / the crops, too.

    • C. 

      Hank / and I tended the crops, too.

    • D. 

      Hank and I / tended the crops, too.

  • 9. 
    Which of the following words mean “ full of clouds?”
    • A. 

      Cloudly

    • B. 

      Cloudy

    • C. 

      Cloudier

    • D. 

      Cloudiest

  • 10. 
    Why did Hank eat things such as fish, frogs, eels and insect instead of beef, lamb, chicken and pork?
    • A. 

      He was a picky eater.

    • B. 

      He was a dragon and they don’t eat human food.

    • C. 

      He didn’t like the girl’s mom’s cooking.

    • D. 

      He had to have a special diet.

  • 11. 
    Read this sentence from the story. He was a fire-breathing dragon, and he made sure he kept his temper whenever I was near.Why would Hank keep his temper under control around the girl?
    • A. 

      He had to save it to pop the popcorn.

    • B. 

      He did not have his fire yet.

    • C. 

      He was scared to use it.

    • D. 

      Because he cared for her and did not want to hurt her with his fire breath.

  • 12. 
    Read this sentence from the story. Growing to be as big as the barn from tail to snout.Which two words in this sentence are antonyms?
    • A. 

      Growing, barn

    • B. 

      Big, tall

    • C. 

      Barn, snout

    • D. 

      Tail, snout

  • 13. 
    What is the correct way to write “more strange?”
    • A. 

      Strangely

    • B. 

      Strangest

    • C. 

      Stranger

    • D. 

      Strangeing

  • 14. 
    Read this passage from the story. Up until then I had been afraid of the dark. The shadows and muffled noises and the complete quiet stillness always seemed to be waiting and watching me. What is the main idea of this selection?
    • A. 

      The girl was nervous about being alone in the dark.

    • B. 

      The girl was excited about going out at night time.

    • C. 

      The girl couldn’t wait to go camping outdoors with the dragon.

    • D. 

      The girl enjoyed night time.

  • 15. 
    How should the word harvested be divided into syllables?
    • A. 

      Har-ves-ted

    • B. 

      Harvest-ed

    • C. 

      Harv-e-sted

    • D. 

      Harv-est-ed

  • 16. 
    Something that is sown is
    • A. 

      Thrown away.

    • B. 

      Picked up.

    • C. 

      Planted with seeds.

    • D. 

      Made with needle and thread.