Grammar Quiz - Smith ELA Keiser

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  • 1. 
    When writers do not state the way a character feels, the writer will include details that readers must use to make inferences or form opinions about how a character feels. When you make inferences, you use:
    • A. 

      Dictionaries and Wikipedia to locate answers.

    • B. 

      Your own imagination and ignore the text.

    • C. 

      Observations, prior knowledge and experiences, and details from the text.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 2. 
    Samantha had never seen so many fish before. She looked around at the huge tanks and could see hundreds of fish, crabs, shrimp, and all other amazing creatures completely surrounding her. She never thought she could feel like she was completely underwater, yet still be completely dry. Where was Samantha?
    • A. 

      The ocean

    • B. 

      The aquarium

    • C. 

      The pool

    • D. 

      A park

  • 3. 
    Today I was late for my volleyball game. Mom pulled the car over several times to study the map she had printed off the Internet. Mom even made me go into a convenience store to see if I could get some help in there. When we finally got to the gym, the girls on my team were almost finished warming up.   Which of these conclusions can the reader draw based on the passage?
    • A. 

      The girl and her mom got lost on the way to the game.

    • B. 

      The girl and her mom had car trouble on the way to the game.

    • C. 

      The coach was angry when the athlete showed up late.

    • D. 

      The girl was not an important player on her team.

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is the correct way to use a semicolon?
    • A. 

      John was really embarassed last night; he forgot he had a date

    • B. 

      John; was really embarassed last night, he forgot he had a date.

    • C. 

      John was; really embarassed last night he forgot he had a date.

    • D. 

      John was really embarassed last night he forgot he had a date.

  • 5. 
    Choose the appropriately edited version of this sentence: "I often find it difficult to write the sentences because I like them to read like a story."
    • A. 

      I often find it difficult to write the sentences, because I like them to read like a story.

    • B. 

      I often find it difficult to write the sentences; because I like them to read like a story.

    • C. 

      I often find it difficult to write the sentences; because, I like them to read like a story.

    • D. 

      The sentence is correct as it is written.

  • 6. 
    Choose the appropriately edited version of this sentence: "I took my last vacation which was to New Orleans after fall semester ended."
    • A. 

      I took my last vacation, which was to New Orleans after fall semester ended.

    • B. 

      I took my last vacation, which was to New Orleans, after fall semester ended.

    • C. 

      I took my last vacation which was to New Orleans, after fall semester ended.

    • D. 

      The sentence is correct as it is written.

  • 7. 
    Choose the appropriately edited version of this sentence: "In the past I've written about vacations I've taken with my family."
    • A. 

      In the past, I've written about vacations I've taken with my family.

    • B. 

      In the past; I've written about vacations I've taken with my family.

    • C. 

      In the past I've written about vacations, I've taken with my family.

    • D. 

      The sentence is correct as it is written.

  • 8. 
    Read the following paragraph: It was a bright and sunny day in Round Rock, Texas. mr. Perez could feel the sun's rays on his shoulders as he walked to his car. "Man, oh, man," he thought, "this is the life!" It had been another fantastic day teaching the most awesome 7th graders in the world. What a lucky guy! What changes, if any, would you make?
    • A. 

      Change "Round Rock, Texas" to "round rock, Texas"

    • B. 

      Change "mr. Perez" to "Mr. Perez"

    • C. 

      Change "'this is the life!'" to "'This is the life!'"

    • D. 

      Make no change

  • 9. 
    Read the following paragraph: She wasn't sure what it meant, but the note Mrs. Harris found in the hallway of Chisholm Trail Middle School intrigued her. She mumbled to herself, "could this be true? Could Jack Sparrow have hidden his treasure in this very school?" The rest of her afternoon was spent taking kids around the school for a lesson that also gave her the chance to search for buried treasure. What change, if any, would you make to the paragraph?
    • A. 

      Change "Mrs. Harris" to "mrs. Harris"

    • B. 

      Change "Chisholm Trail Middle School" to "chisholm trail middle school"

    • C. 

      Change "'could this be true?'" to "'Could this be true?'"

    • D. 

      Make no changes

  • 10. 
    Read the following paragraph: Doing safety patrol was always fun for Ms. Smith. She enjoyed the time spent wearing a reflective vest--it matched her favorite pair of shoes. it was only a problem when it was raining out. The rain messed up her hair. What changes, if any, would you make?
    • A. 

      Change "safety patrol" to "Safety Patrol"

    • B. 

      Change "vest--it matched" to "vest--It matched"

    • C. 

      Change "it was only" to "It was only"

    • D. 

      Make no changes

  • 11. 
    Read the following paragraph: When the bell rang, i didn't know what to do. I know that I was supposed to put away my phone, but I really wanted to text my bff, Rose. I couldn't wait to tell her that Bob had asked me out! What changes, if any, would you make?
    • A. 

      Change "i didn't know what to do" to "I didn't know what to do"

    • B. 

      Change "bff" to "BFF"

    • C. 

      Change "Bob" to "bob"

    • D. 

      Make no changes

  • 12. 
    Floral repeats are the prettiest of all fabric surface patterns.
    • A. 

      Fact

    • B. 

      Opinion

    • C. 

  • 13. 
    London is the best city to visit for art exhibitions and fashion shows. 
    • A. 

      Fact

    • B. 

      Opinion

  • 14. 
    London is the capital city of England. 
    • A. 

      Fact

    • B. 

      Opinion

  • 15. 
    Pattern pieces always need a grain line added to show the direction of the grain for each individual piece.
    • A. 

      Fact

    • B. 

      Opinion

  • 16. 
    Floral repeats are the prettiest of all fabric surface patterns.
    • A. 

      Fact

    • B. 

      Opinion

  • 17. 
    The perspective from which a story is told is known as:
    • A. 

      Narration

    • B. 

      Hyperbole

    • C. 

      Point-of-view

    • D. 

      Persuasion

  • 18. 
    A(n) _____________ point-of-view story is told in the third person (he, she, they, them) from a "god-like perspective". The narrator knows and sees everything, including characters' thoughts and feelings.
    • A. 

      Omniscient

    • B. 

      Heavenly

    • C. 

      Heroic

    • D. 

      Outsider

  • 19. 
    In first person point-of-view, the story is told in the first person (ie: ____,_____,____). The reader sees and knows only as much as the narrator.
    • A. 

      He, she, they

    • B. 

      I, me, my

    • C. 

      It, that, this

    • D. 

      Him, her, they

  • 20. 
    Their / They’re / There car was stolen yester day.
    • A. 

      There

    • B. 

      They're

    • C. 

      Their

  • 21. 
    Do you want to meet/meat the new teacher?
    • A. 

      Meat

    • B. 

      Meet

  • 22. 
    Their / They’re / There car was stolen yester day.
    • A. 

      There

    • B. 

      They're

    • C. 

      Their

  • 23. 
    The wind (dispersed/disbursed) the seeds over the lawn.
    • A. 

      Dispersed

    • B. 

      Disbursed

  • 24. 
    (Whether/Weather) or not you get good grades is up to you.
    • A. 

      Whether

    • B. 

      Weather

  • 25. 
    The teacher thought she knew who stole the MP3 player, but she didn't have one (kernel/colonel) of evidence.
    • A. 

      Colonel

    • B. 

      Kernel

  • 26. 
    (They're/Their/There) thoughts during this difficult time were greatly appreciated.
    • A. 

      They're

    • B. 

      Their

    • C. 

      There

  • 27. 
    Read the sentence below from the passage."Shoes clang and clatter across tile and hardwood floors."The sentence contains an example of which type of figurative language?
    • A. 

      Analogy

    • B. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Personification

  • 28. 
    Read the sentence below from the passage."Shoes travel through a jungle of germs."The sentence is an example of which type of figurative language?
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Analogy

    • D. 

      Hyperbole

  • 29. 
    "By the time they were finishing dinner, a rising full moon peeked over the edge of the forest, chasing away the last drops of sunlight."The sentence contains an example of which type of figurative language?
    • A. 

      Personification

    • B. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

    • D. 

      Simile

  • 30. 
    "The 'road' to food safety, however, can either be a bumpy one or smooth."The sentence contains an example of which type of figurative language?
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

    • D. 

      Personification

  • 31. 
    Read the sentece below from the passage."It would be a world where going anywhere takes forever."The sentence is an example of which type of figurative language?
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

    • D. 

      Personification

  • 32. 
    "He looked as big as a bear to Betsy; and as he walked his great red tongue hung out of his mouth and his white teeth gleamed horrible."  This sentence contains which type of figurative language?
    • A. 

      Idiom

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • D. 

      Personification