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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 7. 
    What word is not spelled correctly?
    • A. 

      Libraries

    • B. 

      Stopped

    • C. 

      Parties

    • D. 

      Hurryed

  • 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

  • 9. 
    Which word could have multiple meanings?
    • A. 

      Wildflowers

    • B. 

      Wildflowers

    • C. 

      Waves

    • D. 

      Summer

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 16. 
    How should the word reflection be divided into syllables?
    • A. 

      Refl - ection

    • B. 

      Reflec-tion

    • C. 

      Re – flec - tion

    • D. 

      Re – fle - ction

  • 17. 
    2Which reference book would I use to find out more information about seals?  
    • A. 

      Encyclopedia

    • B. 

      Thesaurus

    • C. 

      Dictionary

    • D. 

      Phone book