3rdhm-theme4-sel1-pufflings CST Formatted Test

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This is a third grade selection test for the HM Theme 4-Sel1 Pufflings story in the CST format.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Read this sentence from the story.          These “clowns of the sea” return to the same burrows year after year.               Who are they referring to when they say, “clowns of the sea”?

    • A.

      Heimaey Island, Iceland

    • B.

      Halla

    • C.

      Puffins

    • D.

      Chicks

    Correct Answer
    C. Puffins
    Explanation
    The sentence states that the "clowns of the sea" return to the same burrows year after year. This indicates that the "clowns of the sea" are a specific group of animals that have burrows and exhibit this behavior. The correct answer, puffins, fits this description as puffins are seabirds that are known for their distinctive appearance and behavior, often described as clown-like. They nest in burrows and are known to return to the same nesting sites year after year.

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  • 2. 

    Read this sentence from the passage.          The last swing is the highest, launching the bird up in the air and out over the water beyond the surf.          In this sentence, you can tell that launching means...

    • A.

      Flying

    • B.

      Run around

    • C.

      Sending up in the air

    • D.

      To eat lunch

    Correct Answer
    C. Sending up in the air
  • 3. 

    Why do the Puffins return to Heimaey Island in April?

    • A.

      To lay eggs and raise chicks

    • B.

      To eat

    • C.

      To swim in the ocean

    • D.

      To fly over the island

    Correct Answer
    A. To lay eggs and raise chicks
    Explanation
    Puffins return to Heimaey Island in April to lay eggs and raise chicks. This is a natural behavior for many bird species, including puffins. They choose specific breeding grounds, such as Heimaey Island, to create nests and raise their offspring. This ensures a safe and suitable environment for their eggs to hatch and for the chicks to grow. By returning to Heimaey Island in April, the puffins are following their biological instincts to continue their life cycle and ensure the survival of their species.

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  • 4. 

    Read this sentence from the story.The older birds usually fly farther out to sea where the fishing is better.Which two words from this sentence can be spelled differently and have a different meaning?

    • A.

      Older, sea

    • B.

      Where, better

    • C.

      Birds, fly

    • D.

      Sea, where

    Correct Answer
    D. Sea, where
    Explanation
    see, wear

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  • 5. 

    Why is the story named Nights of the Pufflings?

    • A.

      The pufflings are nocturnal animals.

    • B.

      The children are up all night so they can play.

    • C.

      The children stay up at night to save the pufflings.

    • D.

      The pufflings hunt for food at night.

    Correct Answer
    C. The children stay up at night to save the pufflings.
    Explanation
    The story is named "Nights of the Pufflings" because the children in the story stay up at night to save the pufflings. This suggests that the main focus of the story is the children's efforts to protect and help the pufflings during their nighttime activities. The title implies that the story revolves around the nighttime adventures and rescue mission of the children and the pufflings.

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  • 6. 

    How should the word bobbing be divided into syllables?

    • A.

      Bobb-i-ng

    • B.

      Bob-bi-ng

    • C.

      Bobb-ing

    • D.

      Bob-bing

    Correct Answer
    D. Bob-bing
    Explanation
    VC/CV pattern

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  • 7. 

    What two words do not have the same vowel sound?

    • A.

      Pear, air

    • B.

      Scare, hear

    • C.

      Where, share

    • D.

      Chair, care

    Correct Answer
    B. Scare, hear
    Explanation
    The words "scare" and "hear" do not have the same vowel sound because "scare" has the /ɛər/ sound (as in "air") while "hear" has the /ɪər/ sound (as in "ear").

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  • 8. 

    What is the correct way to write the title of the story?

    • A.

      Nights Of The Pufflings

    • B.

      Nights of the Pufflings

    • C.

      “Nights of the Pufflings”

    • D.

      Nights of the Pufflings (all words underlined)

    Correct Answer
    D. Nights of the Pufflings (all words underlined)
    Explanation
    The correct way to write the title of the story is "Nights of the Pufflings" with all words underlined. Underlining the title is a common practice in writing to indicate that it is a title. The other options either have incorrect capitalization or do not include the underlining, which is why they are not the correct way to write the title.

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  • 9. 

    Which sentence is written with the verb form “to be”?

    • A.

      Dangers await.

    • B.

      The pufflings are ready to fly.

    • C.

      The baby puffins never come out.

    • D.

      They see puffin pairs tap-tap-tap their beaks together.

    Correct Answer
    B. The pufflings are ready to fly.
    Explanation
    The sentence "The pufflings are ready to fly" is written with the verb form "to be" because it uses the verb "are" which is the present tense form of "to be."

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  • 10. 

    Read this sentence.Halla and her friends race to the rescue. Which sentence is broken up correctly into subject and predicate?

    • A.

      Halla / and her friends race to the rescue.

    • B.

      Halla and her friends / race to the rescue.

    • C.

      Halla and her friends race / to the rescue.

    • D.

      Halla and her / friends race to the rescue.

    Correct Answer
    B. Halla and her friends / race to the rescue.
    Explanation
    The subject of the sentence is "Halla and her friends" and the predicate is "race to the rescue." This sentence is broken up correctly into subject and predicate.

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  • 11. 

    Which word means more than one puffling?

    • A.

      Pufflinges

    • B.

      Pufflings’

    • C.

      Pufflings

    • D.

      Pufflings’s

    Correct Answer
    C. Pufflings
    Explanation
    The word "pufflings" is the plural form of the word "puffling." Plural nouns are used to refer to more than one of a person, place, thing, or idea. In this case, "pufflings" indicates multiple pufflings, meaning more than one of these birds. Therefore, "pufflings" is the correct word to use when referring to more than one puffling.

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  • 12. 

    Which statement is a fact? 

    • A.

      Puffins are beautiful birds.

    • B.

      I don’t think puffins look like clowns.

    • C.

      Puffins look silly when they swim.

    • D.

      Puffins come in April to lay and hatch their eggs.

    Correct Answer
    D. Puffins come in April to lay and hatch their eggs.
    Explanation
    The statement "Puffins come in April to lay and hatch their eggs" is a fact because it presents a specific and verifiable information about the behavior of puffins.

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  • 13. 

    Why do the children stay up all night chasing the lost pufflings?

    • A.

      It is fun to do.

    • B.

      So the pufflings will not be hurt and they can be taken back to the water.

    • C.

      So the pufflings can be taken to the zoo.

    • D.

      So the children can take them home for pets.

    Correct Answer
    B. So the pufflings will not be hurt and they can be taken back to the water.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "So the pufflings will not be hurt and they can be taken back to the water." This answer suggests that the children stay up all night chasing the lost pufflings to ensure their safety and return them to their natural habitat, the water. By doing so, the pufflings are protected from harm and given the opportunity to survive and thrive in their natural environment.

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  • 14. 

    Read this sentence.They are coming back to Halla’s island and the nearby uninhabited islands to lay eggs and raise puffin chicks.Which word in the above passage is a compound word?

    • A.

      Nearby

    • B.

      Coming

    • C.

      Uninhabited

    • D.

      Puffin

    Correct Answer
    A. Nearby
    Explanation
    The word "nearby" is a compound word because it is made up of two separate words, "near" and "by", which have been combined to form a new word with a different meaning.

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  • 15. 

    Read this sentence.It will be a race to see who finds the stray pufflings first.What word is an antonym for the word finds:

    • A.

      Dizzy

    • B.

      Hungry

    • C.

      Safe

    • D.

      Lost

    Correct Answer
    D. Lost
    Explanation
    The word "finds" means to discover or locate something, while the word "lost" means to be unable to find something. Therefore, "lost" is an antonym for "finds" as it represents the opposite meaning.

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  • 16. 

    Which sentence is an opinion

    • A.

      Puffins are unable to take off from flat ground.

    • B.

      Puffins return to the same burrow every year.

    • C.

      I think it is important to save the pufflings.

    • D.

      Adult puffins must feed the baby puffins.

    Correct Answer
    C. I think it is important to save the pufflings.
    Explanation
    The sentence "I think it is important to save the pufflings" is an opinion because it expresses the personal belief or viewpoint of the speaker. Opinions are subjective and can vary from person to person. In this case, the statement reflects the speaker's belief in the importance of saving the pufflings, but it may not be a universally held opinion.

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  • 17. 

    Read this passage.The baby puffins never come out.  They stay safely hidden in the long dark tunnels of their burrows.  But Halla and her friends hear them calling out for food.  What is the main idea of this selection?

    • A.

      The baby puffins are scared.

    • B.

      The baby puffins aren’t ready to fly.

    • C.

      The baby puffins are kept safe from danger.

    • D.

      The baby puffins are nocturnal animals.

    Correct Answer
    C. The baby puffins are kept safe from danger.
    Explanation
    The main idea of this selection is that the baby puffins are kept safe from danger. This is evident from the passage stating that the baby puffins stay hidden in their burrows and are not seen coming out. The mention of them calling out for food implies that they are being taken care of and protected from potential harm.

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  • 18. 

    How should the word uninhabited be divided into syllables?

    • A.

      Un-inh-abite-d

    • B.

      Un-in-habited

    • C.

      Unin-habit-ed

    • D.

      Un-in-hab-it-ed

    Correct Answer
    D. Un-in-hab-it-ed
    Explanation
    The word "uninhabited" should be divided into syllables as "un-in-hab-it-ed". Each syllable represents a separate sound unit in the word, and this division accurately reflects the pronunciation of the word.

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  • 19. 

    Which sentence does not use the verb ”to be” in the sentence. 

    • A.

      Puffins swim in the ocean.

    • B.

      One puffin is stranded.

    • C.

      He was chasing the puffling.

    • D.

      The puffin is a sea bird.

    Correct Answer
    A. Puffins swim in the ocean.
    Explanation
    The sentence "Puffins swim in the ocean" does not use the verb "to be" because it describes the action of puffins swimming rather than stating their existence or identity.

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