3rdhm-theme4-sel2-seal Surfer CST Formatted Test

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This is a third grade selection test for the HM Theme 4-Sel2 Seal Surfer story in the CST format.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Read this sentence from the story.          While the wet winter winds buffeted the boy on his way to school, the young seal learned the lessons of the sea.             In this passage, using the context clues, what can we infer that both the boy and the seal are doing.

    • A.

      They are going to swim later.

    • B.

      They are both learning new things.

    • C.

      They both like to surf.

    • D.

      They are no longer going to be friends.

    Correct Answer
    B. They are both learning new things.
    Explanation
    In this passage, the context clues suggest that both the boy and the seal are learning new things. The sentence mentions that the wet winter winds buffeted the boy on his way to school, implying that the boy is on his way to school to learn. Similarly, it mentions that the young seal learned the lessons of the sea, indicating that the seal is also engaged in a learning process. Therefore, we can infer that both the boy and the seal are learning new things.

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  • 2. 

     Read this sentence from the passage.          The wonderful summer and gentle autumn were follow by the worst winters.         Which of the following shows the correct tense for the underlined verb?

    • A.

      Following

    • B.

      Was following

    • C.

      Followed

    • D.

      Will follow

    Correct Answer
    C. Followed
    Explanation
    The sentence is written in the past tense, so the correct tense for the underlined verb "follow" is "followed."

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  • 3. 

    At the end of Seal Surfer where did Ben go to fish?

    • A.

      The quay

    • B.

      The ships

    • C.

      The beach

    • D.

      His house

    Correct Answer
    A. The quay
    Explanation
    In the story "Seal Surfer," Ben goes to the quay to fish at the end. This is evident from the information provided in the question.

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  • 4. 

    Read this sentence from the story.          Best of all she loves to haul herself up onto the rocks with other young seals to feel the sun and wind o her skin.          Which answer gives the best meaning for the word haul as it is used in the sentence in the box?

    • A.

      To push

    • B.

      To take somewhere

    • C.

      A walkway

    • D.

      To pull

    Correct Answer
    D. To pull
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the word "haul" is used to describe the action of the young seal pulling itself up onto the rocks. This suggests that the word "haul" means to pull.

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  • 5. 

    Which sentence best tells how the seal felt learning the lessons of the sea?

    • A.

      Rain and mountainous waves wrenched great rocks from the cliffs.

    • B.

      The seal loved to swim far from home, exploring the coast.

    • C.

      She slept at sea, floating upright like a bottle, with just her nose above the surface.

    • D.

      She slept at sea, floating upright like a bottle, with just her nose above the surface.

    Correct Answer
    B. The seal loved to swim far from home, exploring the coast.
  • 6. 

    How should the word buffeted be divided into syllables?

    • A.

      Bu-ffe-ted

    • B.

      Buff-et-ed

    • C.

      Buff-eted

    • D.

      Buf-fet-ed

    Correct Answer
    D. Buf-fet-ed
    Explanation
    The word "buffeted" should be divided into syllables as "buf-fet-ed". In this division, the first syllable "buf" contains a short vowel sound followed by the consonant sound "f". The second syllable "fet" also contains a short vowel sound followed by the consonant sound "t". The final syllable "ed" is a separate syllable because it contains the final consonant sound "d" after the vowel sound "e". Therefore, the correct division of the word into syllables is "buf-fet-ed".

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  • 7. 

    What word is not spelled correctly?

    • A.

      Libraries

    • B.

      Stopped

    • C.

      Parties

    • D.

      Hurryed

    Correct Answer
    D. Hurryed
    Explanation
    The word "hurryed" is not spelled correctly. The correct spelling is "hurried".

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  • 8. 

    Read the following passage.            Ben watched as the mirror dissolved, reformed, and the dissolved again as they all shared the music of Beethoven.          What does the word mirror in the above passage actually refer to?

    • A.

      Glass

    • B.

      The ocean

    • C.

      The beach

    • D.

      A seal

    Correct Answer
    B. The ocean
    Explanation
    The word "mirror" in the passage refers to the ocean. This is indicated by the fact that it is described as dissolving, reforming, and then dissolving again, which is characteristic of the movement of water in the ocean.

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  • 9. 

    Which word could have multiple meanings?

    • A.

      Wildflowers

    • B.

      Wildflowers

    • C.

      Waves

    • D.

      Summer

    Correct Answer
    C. Waves
    Explanation
    The word "waves" could have multiple meanings. It could refer to the physical movement of water, such as ocean waves or sound waves. It could also be used metaphorically to describe a wave of emotion or a wave of popularity. Therefore, "waves" is the word that could have multiple meanings.

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  • 10. 

    Read this sentence.          In early summer Ben watched as the mother seal pushed her pup off the rocks and into the sea.           Which word is the subject in the sentence?

    • A.

      Pushed

    • B.

      Ben

    • C.

      Pup

    • D.

      Rocks

    Correct Answer
    B. Ben
    Explanation
    The subject in the sentence is "Ben" because he is the one who is watching the mother seal push her pup off the rocks and into the sea.

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  • 11. 

    Read this sentence.            The seal look quite calm, lying still in the morning sun, and after a while Ben started hunting for mussels again.          Which of the following shows the correct tense for the underlined verb?

    • A.

      Looking

    • B.

      Looked

    • C.

      Is looking

    • D.

      Were look

    Correct Answer
    B. Looked
    Explanation
    The correct tense for the underlined verb is "looked". This is because the sentence is written in the past tense, as indicated by the use of "lying" and "started". Therefore, the verb "looked" agrees with the past tense of the sentence.

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  • 12. 

    Which group of words is in alphabetical order?

    • A.

      Swooped, swell, quay, horizon

    • B.

      Horizon, quay, swell, swooped

    • C.

      Quay, swell, horizon, swooped

    • D.

      Horizon, quay, swooped, swell

    Correct Answer
    B. Horizon, quay, swell, swooped
    Explanation
    The group of words "horizon, quay, swell, swooped" is in alphabetical order. The words are arranged in ascending order based on the first letter of each word. "Horizon" comes before "quay" because "H" comes before "Q" in the alphabet. "Quay" comes before "swell" because "Q" comes before "S", and "swell" comes before "swooped" because "S" comes before "W". Therefore, the words are arranged in alphabetical order.

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  • 13. 

    Read this part of a sentence.          Rain and mountainous waves __________________.           Which of these could NOT be used to complete the sentence?

    • A.

      Coming towards the shore.

    • B.

      Continued pounding the surf all day.

    • C.

      Can be very dangerous.

    • D.

      Can be very dangerous.

    Correct Answer
    A. Coming towards the shore.
    Explanation
    The given options are all possible ways to complete the sentence except for "coming towards the shore." This is because the sentence is talking about rain and mountainous waves, and it is logical to say that they can be very dangerous or continued pounding the surf all day. However, "coming towards the shore" does not fit well with rain and waves. Rain does not typically come towards the shore, and waves may come towards the shore, but it is not explicitly mentioned in the sentence. Therefore, "coming towards the shore" is the option that could NOT be used to complete the sentence.

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  • 14. 

    Read this sentence.          By August, flowering baldusbra blanket the burrows.          By using the “context clues” in the above passage, you can tell that blanket means:

    • A.

      Flowers

    • B.

      Tissue paper

    • C.

      To cover

    • D.

      Something to keep warm

    Correct Answer
    C. To cover
    Explanation
    The sentence states that "By August, flowering baldusbra blanket the burrows." This suggests that something is covering the burrows in August. Therefore, the correct answer is "to cover."

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  • 15. 

    Which sentence is broken correctly into its subject and predicate? 

    • A.

      All afternoon Ben / and the seal surfed together.

    • B.

      All afternoon Ben and the seal surfed / together.

    • C.

      All afternoon Ben and the seal / surfed together.

    • D.

      All afternoon / Ben and the seal surfed together.

    Correct Answer
    C. All afternoon Ben and the seal / surfed together.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All afternoon Ben and the seal / surfed together." This sentence is broken correctly into its subject ("Ben and the seal") and its predicate ("surfed together").

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  • 16. 

    How should the word reflection be divided into syllables?

    • A.

      Refl - ection

    • B.

      Reflec-tion

    • C.

      Re – flec - tion

    • D.

      Re – fle - ction

    Correct Answer
    C. Re – flec - tion
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "re – flec - tion" because each syllable in the word "reflection" is pronounced separately, with the emphasis on the second syllable "flec". The division of the word into syllables follows the general rule of splitting at the natural breaks between sounds or phonemes.

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  • 17. 

    2Which reference book would I use to find out more information about seals?  

    • A.

      Encyclopedia

    • B.

      Thesaurus

    • C.

      Dictionary

    • D.

      Phone book

    Correct Answer
    A. Encyclopedia
    Explanation
    An encyclopedia is a reference book that provides detailed information on various topics, including seals. It covers a wide range of subjects and provides in-depth knowledge, making it a suitable choice for finding more information about seals. On the other hand, a thesaurus is a book that lists synonyms and antonyms, which would not provide the desired information. A dictionary is a book that provides definitions and explanations of words, which may not have extensive information about seals. A phone book is a directory of telephone numbers and addresses, which is irrelevant to finding information about seals.

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