Christmas 2

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Christmas 2

YOU will have to complete all questions which cover the concepts we have went over thus far as well as the novel "Letters My Mother Never Read" for credit. FAILURE TO COMPLETE THE QUIZ ON THE FIRST ATTEMPT WILL CAUSE YOU TO NOT GET FULL CREDIT. YOU MAY NOT RETAKE.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What does it mean when the theme is implied?
    • A. 

      It is a secret.

    • B. 

      You can't figure out the theme by reading the story.

    • C. 

      The author tells the reader directly what the theme of the story is.

    • D. 

      The reader has to think about all the elements of the work to make an inference or educated guess about the theme.

  • 2. 
    What does it mean when a theme is stated?
    • A. 

      You say the theme out loud.

    • B. 

      Someone else says the theme out loud.

    • C. 

      The author tells the reader directly what the theme of the story is.

    • D. 

      All of these.

    • E. 

      None of these.

  • 3. 
    A theme can change throughout the book that you're reading.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The day began like any other school day, except she really wanted to run to the bus and get to school. Mrs. Taylor had a feeling that today would be the day that she would be named homecoming queen! The author's purpose is to:
    • A. 

      Entertain

    • B. 

      Persuade

    • C. 

      Inform

  • 5. 
    The author's purpose is his or her reason for creating the work.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Clues like a story explains or gives you information about a topic help you decide the author's purpose is to _______________
  • 7. 
    Rabbit thought Turtle was slow. So he challenged Turtle to a race. But, Rabbit was so confident that he would win the race he decided to take a nap. Turtle knew he could win the race if he just kept on going. Turtle did just that and he WON! What is the author's purpose for writing this passage?
    • A. 

      Entertain

    • B. 

      Inform

    • C. 

      Persuade

  • 8. 
    Grandma Resuba treats Alice better than Jerri and her brothers because
    • A. 

      Alice is a pretty little girl.

    • B. 

      Jerri has been born with a cleft palate and talks funny.

    • C. 

      Grandma Resuba only has enough money to support one grandchild.

    • D. 

      Alice is her own flesh and blood

  • 9. 
    My conversation with Leah is a tremendous relief to me. Finally someone has told me what I have always known to be true: that the shattering experiences of my young life cannot and should not be swept under the carpet and forgotten. If I am ever to feel like a whole human being again, not afraid of myself and others, I need to make some changes. I agree that I need to find a therapist. Leah agrees to meet with me for counseling until I can find someone permanent. The main idea of the excerpt above is that
    • A. 

      Jerri realizes that terrible life experiences cannot be ignored.

    • B. 

      Jerri may never feel like a whole human being again.

    • C. 

      Leah is only a substitute counselor.

    • D. 

      Leah is a tremendous friend.

  • 10. 
    When I get back from this meeting, the other kids tell me about foster homes. They don’t say much that’s good. Foster parents usually have children of their own, they tell me, and they will always favor their own kids over us. They will never buy us what we need, let alone what we want. The kids say that the thing to aim for is adoption. Adoption means that I would belong to a family forever. I’d have the same last name and no social worker could ever drive up and take me away. Adoptive parents would protect me and not let anyone call me names.The main idea of the excerpt above is that
    • A. 

      Foster parents usually have other kids to take care of.

    • B. 

      The kids at the orphanage try to make the best of foster care.

    • C. 

      When you are in foster care, people call you names.

    • D. 

      Adoption is better than foster care.

  • 11. 
    The social worker in Kansas tells Mrs. Wesson that she will never get a baby, or any other child from her agency because
    • A. 

      Mrs. Wesson already has four children of her own.

    • B. 

      The Wesson family moves too often.

    • C. 

      Mrs. Wesson has badly mistreated Jerri.

    • D. 

      Mrs. Wesson has violent mood swings.

  • 12. 
    The author can shift focus from character to character. The author’s narrator shares knowledge of each main character’s thoughts and of events which no single character could be aware. What point of view does this statement describe.
    • A. 

      1st person

    • B. 

      3rd person limited

    • C. 

      3rd person omniscient

  • 13. 
    The author picks one character and follows him or her around for the duration of the book.
    • A. 

      1st person

    • B. 

      3rd person limited

    • C. 

      3rd person omniscient

  • 14. 
    The author, when speaking of the main character, uses pronouns like I, me, mine.
    • A. 

      1st person

    • B. 

      3rd person limited

    • C. 

      3rd person omniscient

  • 15. 
    The narrator is an outside observer who shares the thoughts, feelings, and memories of one main character.
    • A. 

      1st person

    • B. 

      3rd person limited

    • C. 

      3rd person omniscient

  • 16. 
    I said, “I’m only going to say this once. I am not going with you to the mall.”
    • A. 

      1st person

    • B. 

      3rd person limited

    • C. 

      3rd person omniscient

  • 17. 
    Harry told Nathan, “I’m only going to say this once. I am not going with you to the mall.” Harry felt he would loose Nathan’s friendship all together if Nathan knew why he didn’t want to go. He judged Nathan too harshly. Nathan would have helped him study, not ditched him.
    • A. 

      1st person

    • B. 

      3rd person limited

    • C. 

      3rd person omniscient

  • 18. 
    A dog decided to nap in a manger full of fresh hay intended for the family ox. At the end of that long day, the tired ox returned to the stable to eat some of the hay in the manger, but the dog awoke and barked and bit so fiercely that the ox could not eat the hay. "You are mean and vicious,” said the ox. "You don't eat hay, so why do you stop me from enjoying it?"   What is the theme of this passage?
    • A. 

      Don't keep others from what you can't use yourself.

    • B. 

      Nature is sometimes cruel to people.

    • C. 

      One good turn deserves another.

    • D. 

      God helps him who helps himself.

  • 19. 
    An ant climbing down a blade of grass to drink from a stream fell into the water.  A dove took pity on the drowning ant and dropped a leaf into the stream so the ant could use it to float ashore. Later, when the ant saw a hunter preparing to capture the dove, it stung the hunter; the hunter screamed in pain; and, alerted to its danger, the dove flew to safety. From what point of view is this fable told?
  • 20. 
    An ant climbing down a blade of grass to drink from a stream fell into the water.  A dove took pity on the drowning ant and dropped a leaf into the stream so the ant could use it to float ashore. Later, when the ant saw a hunter preparing to capture the dove, it stung the hunter; the hunter screamed in pain; and, alerted to its danger, the dove flew to safety.   What is the theme of this passage?
    • A. 

      Don't keep others from what you can't use yourself.

    • B. 

      Nature is sometimes cruel to people.

    • C. 

      One good turn deserves another.

    • D. 

      God helps him who helps himself.

  • 21. 
    Wind and Sun were both important weather makers, but each thought he was more powerful than the other was. Wind argued that his great strength made him more powerful. Sun argued that the ability to persuade gave him greater power.  “Let’s have a contest to prove who’s more powerful!” suggested Wind boastfully. Far below, he saw a man in a warm, winter coat walking along the road. “Whoever can make that man take off his coat will be more powerful,” said Wind with a smile. “I’ll go first.” Now Wind knew that when he blew, leaves flew through the air and trees bent. It should be easy to blow a man’s coat off! So Wind blew, gently at first, then harder and harder. But the harder he blew, the more the shivering man pulled his coat around him! “My turn,” said Sun, and he began to send warm rays toward the man below. Soon the man unbuttoned his coat. Sun glowed brighter and the man became uncomfortable in the heat. Before long, he took off the coat! Wind sighed. “I guess you win. You’re more powerful.” Sun just beamed. And all day he was as busy as a bee, lighting the sky until it was time for Moon to take over! What is the theme of this fable?
    • A. 

      “Everyone has some kind of strength.”

    • B. 

      “Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.”

    • C. 

      “Don’t cry over spilt milk.”

    • D. 

      “Gentle persuasion is better than force.”

  • 22. 
     What is the main conflict in the story above?
    • A. 

      Sun wants Moon to light the sky.

    • B. 

      Wind wants to make a big tree bend.

    • C. 

      The man doesn’t know which way to go on the road.

    • D. 

      The Wind and Sun need to get the man’s coat off.

  • 23. 
    Choose the most logical inference.Crumpled papers skittered across the parking lot.
    • A. 

      It is hot.

    • B. 

      It is windy.

    • C. 

      It is cold.

    • D. 

      It is snowing.

  • 24. 
    Laura had $5.00. Her mother had given the money to her so that she could buy a present for her brother. While Laura was shopping, she saw a book she had wanted to read. It cost $4.50.Choose the statement below that is an inference.
    • A. 

      Laura had $5.00

    • B. 

      She didn’t have a present to give her brother.

    • C. 

      The book cost $4.50

  • 25. 
    67 Green AvenueLeedsJanuary 6thDear Anne,It was great to receive your card. It's good to keep in touch. I hope you and Mike had a good Christmas this year.We had a grand family occasion. James and Denise came and brought little Lyndsey who is six months old now. Debbie has a new boyfriend called David. He is six foot four, and kept us in fits of laughter all day. He seems nice enough.Where are you going on holiday this year? We're thinking of Spain again.Do let me know how your family is getting on.Love fromMarieWhat so you think is the main purpose of this piece of writing?
    • A. 

      To persuade her to do something

    • B. 

      To keep in touch with a friend

    • C. 

      To tell her how to do something

    • D. 

      To give information about things which have happened

  • 26. 
    67 Green AvenueLeedsJanuary 6thDear Anne,It was great to receive your card. It's good to keep in touch. I hope you and Mike had a good Christmas this year.We had a grand family occasion. James and Denise came and brought little Lyndsey who is six months old now. Debbie has a new boyfriend called David. He is six foot four, and kept us in fits of laughter all day. He seems nice enough.Where are you going on holiday this year? We're thinking of Spain again.Do let me know how your family is getting on.Love fromMarieWhat sort of writing is this?
    • A. 

      An informal letter

    • B. 

      A note

    • C. 

      A formal letter

    • D. 

      An email

  • 27. 
    What makes a dog a good pet? Dogs like to be with people. They are not happy when left in a yard alone. They like to sleep at your feet. They also like to have their tummies rubbed. You can train them and play with them. Some are quick to learn new tricks. A dog can be a good member of the family.The main idea in this passage is:
    • A. 

      Dogs like to be with people

    • B. 

      Gogs like to fetch

    • C. 

      Dogs come in many shapes

    • D. 

      Dogs make good pets

  • 28. 
    Julie has many culinary talents - cooking an incredible meatloaf and cooking an amazing chicken.Using the example clue, the word culinary in this sentence means
    • A. 

      Of science

    • B. 

      Of medicine

    • C. 

      Of math

    • D. 

      Of cooking

  • 29. 
    Marjoram, such as lavender, can be very soothing and relaxing.Using the example clue, the word marjoram in this sentence means
    • A. 

      Flower

    • B. 

      Candle

    • C. 

      Aromatic herb

    • D. 

      Crayon

  • 30. 
    Zack was a good at many sports. He excelled in swimming, running, horsemanship, fencing, and target shooting. He decided to compete in the pentathlon rather than having to choose one of the events.Using the example clue, the word pentathlon in this sentence means
    • A. 

      Competition with four events

    • B. 

      Competition with ten events

    • C. 

      Competition with eight events

    • D. 

      Competition with five events

  • 31. 
    Zack was a good at many sports. He excelled in swimming, running, horsemanship, fencing, and target shooting. He decided to compete in the pentathlon rather than having to choose one of the events. Having made this decision Zack needed to figure out how he would make each event in time because they were not all arranged neatly. In fact, they were meandered throughout the park in an odd configuration.Using the example clue, the word meandered in this sentence means
    • A. 

      Straightened

    • B. 

      Tidied

    • C. 

      Arranged

    • D. 

      Zigzagged

  • 32. 
    The woman threw on her frock and ran outside, forgetting that she needed a belt around her dress.Using the explanation clue, the word frock in this sentence means
    • A. 

      Socks

    • B. 

      Disregard

    • C. 

      Woman's dress

    • D. 

      Arch

  • 33. 
    The student tried to assimilate the information so that he could understand how satellites orbit in space.Using the explanation clue, the word assimilate in this sentence means
    • A. 

      Miss

    • B. 

      Comprehend or learn

    • C. 

      Not learn

    • D. 

      Not get

  • 34. 
    Rusty was a star baseball player. To the surprise of the crowd, he ____ the ball to the audience.
  • 35. 
    Rex's school had a fire drill at least four times a year. This was ____ for safety.
  • 36. 
    Choose the sentence below that is a opinion statement.
    • A. 

      It is never too late to set goals for your life.

    • B. 

      Sleeping in a tent is the best part of camping.

    • C. 

      A light year is the distance that light travels in a year going 186,000 miles a second.

  • 37. 
    When scientists explore a sea vent on the ocean floor, what are they looking for? Far below the surface, the atmosphere is dark, hot, and under a lot of pressure. Not only that, sea vents expel toxic chemicals that would kill ordinary sea creatures. So, what are they looking for? Life forms. That's right - they are looking for unusual forms of life that thrive on sulfur. Explorers find Jericho worms, orange worms, red palm worms, and giant tube worms living, and growing at an amazingly fast speed, around sea vents.The main idea in this passage is:
    • A. 

      Sea explorers

    • B. 

      Creatures that live around sea vents

    • C. 

      Jericho worms

    • D. 

      How sea vents are explored

  • 38. 
    It can be played by one person, or by three or more. A single player would hold one end of the rope in each hand. Then she would turn the rope so that it goes over her head. Each time the rope approaches her feet, she would jump over. For three or more players, two girls would each hold one end of a long rope. They would turn the rope so that it touches the ground at the bottom, and goes above the players' heads at the top. The other girls would take turns jumping.The main idea in this passage is:
    • A. 

      The best rope jumper

    • B. 

      Three-person jump rope

    • C. 

      How to jump rope

    • D. 

      One-person jump rope

  • 39. 
    Michelangelo was a gifted Italian artist. He was a sculptor, a painter, an architect, and a poet. One of his most famous works of art is on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Born in 1475, he is one of the most famous artists who ever lived.The main idea in this passage is:
    • A. 

      Michelangelo was a gifted Italian artist.

    • B. 

      Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel.

    • C. 

      Michelangelo was a sculptor, painter, architect, and poet.

    • D. 

      Michelangelo was born in 1475.

  • 40. 
    When Josephine found out she had won $10,000 in a contest, she was walking on air.If you found out your pet died while you were at school, would you say you were walking on air?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 41. 
    When Josephine found out she had won $10,000 in a contest, she was walking on air.If Maxine was happy when Felix proposed, would you say she walked on air?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 42. 
    Put the following sentences in order and choose the correct answer. Spiders' abdomens have spinning organs that contain many tiny holes. The silk is forced through the tiny holes. The silk becomes solid after it comes in contact with the air. Spiders make silk from certain glands located in the abdomen. The silk comes out in liquid form.
    • A. 

      2,5,1,4,3

    • B. 

      2,3,5,1,4

    • C. 

      1,2,3,5,4

    • D. 

      2,4,5,1,3

  • 43. 
    Read the sentence. Pick the choice that uses the underlined word in the same way as in the original sentence.More missiles are sure to pelt the area tomorrow.
    • A. 

      As an animal lover, I couldn't stand the sight of the pelt.

    • B. 

      The proud hunter held the pelt to show all of us.

    • C. 

      Watch out because he will pelt you with snowballs.

  • 44. 
    Read the sentence. Pick the choice that uses the underlined word in the same way as in the original sentence. My dressy shoes are uncomfortable because they are tight on my right heel.  
    • A. 

      John was the biggest heel I knew after he hurt all of those people.

    • B. 

      Lance has a blister on his right heel from hiking.

    • C. 

      Paul was a heel for taking credit for Eileen's idea.

  • 45. 
    Read the sentence. Pick the choice that uses the underlined word in the same way as in the original sentence. The family had to tote six boxes of goods to the recycling center
    • A. 

      I need to tote all the baby's belongings upstairs.

    • B. 

      The tote was chocolate brown with two straps and two pockets on the outside.

    • C. 

      The tote contained everything Margaret will need at the beach.

  • 46. 
    Read the sentence. Pick the choice that uses the underlined word in the same way as in the original sentence. I might glance at the game on TV if I get a chance.  
    • A. 

      I saw one car glance the other car in the parking lot as the driver tried to pull out of the spot.

    • B. 

      I only had a chance to glance at my notes before the test.

    • C. 

      Thank goodness all you did was glance the telephone pole.

  • 47. 
    Read the sentence. Pick the choice that uses the underlined word in the same way as in the original sentence.We picked strawberries at the strawberry patch.
    • A. 

      The patch covered his knee.

    • B. 

      Grandma sewed a patch on my backpack.

    • C. 

      The farmer tended his pumpkin patch.

  • 48. 
    Jerri was born with this birth defect.
  • 49. 
    The novel "Letters My Mother Never Read' is based on a true story, therefore the book would be considered a
    • A. 

      Biography

    • B. 

      Autobiography

    • C. 

      Fiction

  • 50. 
    Jerri chose the name Bernadette Marie, because her mother called her this as a young girl.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False