3rdhm-theme6-sel2-poppa's New Pants CST Formatted Test

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This is a third grade selection test for the HM Theme 6-Sel2 Poppa's New Pants story in the CST format.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Read this sentence from the story.Poppa set down a bag of groceries and unwrapped his new pants.  He proudly stretched them across the table for Grandma Tiny, Big Mama, and Aunt Viney to see.In this passage, how does Poppa feel about his new pants? 

    • A.

      He does not like them.

    • B.

      He is proud of them and wants to wear them.

    • C.

      He wants to share them with the ladies.

    • D.

      He wants to give them to charity.

    Correct Answer
    C. He wants to share them with the ladies.
    Explanation
    In this passage, Poppa is described as setting down a bag of groceries and proudly stretching his new pants across the table for Grandma Tiny, Big Mama, and Aunt Viney to see. This indicates that Poppa feels proud of his new pants and wants to share them with the ladies.

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  • 2. 

    Read this sentence from the passage.Big Mama and Aunt Viney come for a visit.   Which of the following shows the correct tense for the underlined verb?

    • A.

      Were coming

    • B.

      Camed

    • C.

      Was come

    • D.

      Comed

    Correct Answer
    A. Were coming
    Explanation
    The correct tense for the underlined verb is "were coming." This is because the sentence is referring to an action that happened in the past, and the past continuous tense is used to indicate an ongoing action in the past.

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  • 3. 

    Which encyclopedia volume could you use if you wanted to find out about sewing? 

    • A.

      Volume I Aa-At

    • B.

      Volume IX Ce-Do

    • C.

      Volume XV Ou-Qu

    • D.

      Volume XVII Se-Ta

    Correct Answer
    D. Volume XVII Se-Ta
    Explanation
    Volume XVII Se-Ta would be the most appropriate encyclopedia volume to find information about sewing. This is because it covers topics starting from "Se" to "Ta", which indicates that it includes information related to sewing. The other volumes mentioned do not specifically mention sewing in their range of topics.

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  • 4. 

    Read this sentence from the story.“That’s all right, y’all,” Poppa said sadly.  He put his new pants across the rocker to be mended. Which answer gives the best meaning for the word mended as it is used in the sentence in the box?

    • A.

      To be taped together

    • B.

      To be repaired by sewing

    • C.

      To be stapled together

    • D.

      To be cut

    Correct Answer
    B. To be repaired by sewing
    Explanation
    The word "mended" in the sentence means to be repaired by sewing. This is implied by the context of the sentence, where Poppa puts his new pants across the rocker to be fixed. The word "mended" suggests that the pants need to be repaired, and sewing is a common method of repairing clothes.

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  • 5. 

    George is afraid of the white shapes that he sees.  What would have MOST likely have happened if he had been in his room instead of on the floor in the kitchen? 

    • A.

      He would have gotten up to see what the shapes were.

    • B.

      George would have followed the shapes

    • C.

      He would not have seen the shapes moving around.

    • D.

      They would have come into his room.

    Correct Answer
    C. He would not have seen the shapes moving around.
    Explanation
    If George had been in his room instead of on the floor in the kitchen, it is likely that he would not have seen the shapes moving around. This suggests that the shapes were only visible from the kitchen area, and being in a different room would have prevented George from seeing them.

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  • 6. 

    What word is not spelled correctly?

    • A.

      Because

    • B.

      About

    • C.

      Awhile

    • D.

      Betwen

    Correct Answer
    D. Betwen
    Explanation
    between

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  • 7. 

    Read the following passage.  Grandma Tiny, Big Mama, and Aunt Viney usually have a good long gossip spell when they get together. But this time, the three women quietly finished their chores and turned in for the night.What can we infer from the above passage as to why the women didn’t do what they normally do?  

    • A.

      The women were tired from cleaning house and traveling all day.

    • B.

      They were excited about the next day.

    • C.

      They usually go to bed early.

    • D.

      They were upset with each other and didn’t want to talk to each other.

    Correct Answer
    A. The women were tired from cleaning house and traveling all day.
    Explanation
    The passage states that the women "quietly finished their chores and turned in for the night." This suggests that they were tired from cleaning house and traveling all day, as indicated in the correct answer.

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  • 8. 

    Which word is a main heading for the other three words?

    • A.

      Face

    • B.

      Arms

    • C.

      Leg

    • D.

      Body

    Correct Answer
    D. Body
    Explanation
    The word "body" is a main heading for the other three words because it encompasses and includes all of them. The face, arms, and legs are all parts of the body, so "body" is the most general and overarching term that encompasses them all.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following words is NOT and adjective?

    • A.

      New

    • B.

      Long

    • C.

      Mended

    • D.

      Plaid

    Correct Answer
    C. Mended
    Explanation
    The word "mended" is not an adjective because it is the past tense of the verb "mend". Adjectives describe or modify nouns, while verbs indicate actions or states of being. Therefore, "mended" does not fit the criteria of an adjective in this context.

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  • 10. 

    What would be the correct way to write George’s address?

    • A.

      George Collins, 12 Austin Circle, Houston, TX 63999

    • B.

      George Collins 12, Austin Circle, Houston TX 63999

    • C.

      George Collins, 12 Austin, Circle, Houston TX 63999

    • D.

      George Collins, 12 Austin Circle Houston TX 63999

    Correct Answer
    A. George Collins, 12 Austin Circle, Houston, TX 63999
    Explanation
    The correct way to write George's address is "George Collins, 12 Austin Circle, Houston, TX 63999" because it follows the standard format of including the recipient's name, house number, street name, city, state, and ZIP code.

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  • 11. 

    Read this sentence.  My mouth drop open.  So these were the ghosts that haunt me last night!  Which of the following shows the correct tense for the underlined verbs?

    • A.

      Dropped, am haunted

    • B.

      Dropped, were haunting

    • C.

      Dropping, haunts

    • D.

      Were dropping, were haunting

    Correct Answer
    B. Dropped, were haunting
    Explanation
    The sentence is written in the past tense, as indicated by the word "last night." Therefore, the correct tense for the underlined verbs should also be in the past tense. "Dropped" is the past tense of "drop," and "were haunting" is the past continuous tense of "haunt." This combination correctly conveys the action of the speaker's mouth dropping open in the past, and the ghosts haunting the speaker in the past.

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  • 12. 

    Which statement is an opinion? 

    • A.

      Poppa loves his new pants.

    • B.

      George was scared of the ghosts.

    • C.

      The women were sleepy.

    • D.

      Poppa’s new pants became George’s new pants.

    Correct Answer
    A. Poppa loves his new pants.
    Explanation
    The statement "Poppa loves his new pants" is an opinion because it expresses a personal sentiment or preference. It cannot be proven or disproven as it is based on the individual's feelings or beliefs.

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  • 13. 

    Which group of words is in alphabetical order?

    • A.

      Arthritis, mended, pallet, pants

    • B.

      Haunting, limbs, morning, crouched

    • C.

      Plaid, pattern, fabric, draped

    • D.

      Hem, uproar, rustling, Texas

    Correct Answer
    A. Arthritis, mended, pallet, pants
    Explanation
    The group of words "arthritis, mended, pallet, pants" is in alphabetical order because when arranged in alphabetical order, the words appear as "arthritis, mended, pallet, pants".

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  • 14. 

    Read this sentence.“They look real nice, Poppa,” I said, “but they must have been _______ for a giant!  They’re way _____ long for you.”Which pair of words makes the sentence correct?

    • A.

      Made, two

    • B.

      Maid, too

    • C.

      Maid, two

    • D.

      Made, too

    Correct Answer
    D. Made, too
    Explanation
    The sentence is talking about something being too long for the speaker's Poppa. The word "made" fits in the context because it implies that the objects were created or constructed, which would make sense in relation to their size. The word "too" is also appropriate because it indicates that the objects are excessively long for Poppa. Therefore, the pair of words "made, too" makes the sentence correct.

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  • 15. 

    Read this sentence.The extra fabric was so long, it draped onto the floor.By using the “context clues” in the above passage, you can tell that draped means:

    • A.

      Covered up

    • B.

      Hung loosely on

    • C.

      Needed to be cut

    • D.

      Fell off the counter

    Correct Answer
    B. Hung loosely on
    Explanation
    The sentence states that the extra fabric was so long that it draped onto the floor. This implies that the fabric was hanging loosely on the floor, suggesting that "draped" means "hung loosely on."

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  • 16. 

    Which sentence is broken correctly into its subject and predicate? 

    • A.

      Big Mama and Aunt Viney had arrived / by the time we got home.

    • B.

      Big Mama and Aunt Viney had / arrived by the time we got home.

    • C.

      Big Mama and / Aunt Viney had arrived by the time we got home.

    • D.

      Big Mama and Aunt Viney / had arrived by the time we got home.

    Correct Answer
    D. Big Mama and Aunt Viney / had arrived by the time we got home.
    Explanation
    had is a helping verb

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  • 17. 

    Read this passage.After awhile, the moon crept into the room, making a big pool of bright, white light by the rocking chair.  I jumped when a tree limb scraped against the window screen.  I was just drifting off to sleep when I spotted something out of the corner of my eye.What is the main idea of this selection?

    • A.

      George was too tired and didn’t hear anything.

    • B.

      George was awake and decided to explore the things he was hearing and seeing.

    • C.

      George was not used to sleeping in the kitchen and started to become afraid of the things he saw and heard.

    • D.

      George wanted to go back to his room and sleep for the night.

    Correct Answer
    C. George was not used to sleeping in the kitchen and started to become afraid of the things he saw and heard.
    Explanation
    The main idea of this selection is that George, who is not used to sleeping in the kitchen, becomes afraid of the things he sees and hears. The passage describes how the moonlight and the sound of a tree limb scraping against the window screen startle George, and how he becomes even more fearful when he sees something out of the corner of his eye. This suggests that George is not comfortable or familiar with his surroundings, leading to his fear and unease.

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  • 18. 

    What is an ANTONYM for crouched?

    • A.

      Stand

    • B.

      Sleep

    • C.

      Kneel

    • D.

      Chair

    Correct Answer
    A. Stand
    Explanation
    The word "crouched" refers to the action of bending down with the body close to the ground. An antonym for this would be "stand," which means to be in an upright position with the body supported by the feet. Therefore, "stand" is the opposite of "crouched."

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