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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

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

      Bobb-i-ng

    • B. 

      Bob-bi-ng

    • C. 

      Bobb-ing

    • D. 

      Bob-bing

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

      Pear, air

    • B. 

      Scare, hear

    • C. 

      Where, share

    • D. 

      Chair, care

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 11. 
    Which word means more than one puffling?
    • A. 

      Pufflinges

    • B. 

      Pufflings’

    • C. 

      Pufflings

    • D. 

      Pufflings’s

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.