Communication Arts: What Do You Know?

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Communication Arts: What Do You Know?

In this quiz, we will see what you know and remember regarding topics covered this year in Communication Arts. You will also take this quiz again in the spring to track your improvement.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    At the beach, there is a contest for building castles from the sand. Some of the castles are very elaborate.  They have towers, windows, and even bridges. In this paragraph, the word elaborate means--
    • A. 

      Sandy

    • B. 

      Short

    • C. 

      Plain

    • D. 

      Fancy

  • 2. 
    Sharks have a number of "tools" that help them find food. They have a keen sense of hearing and can smell blood from almost 2,000 yards away. They also have a special system of channels in their skin that helps them feel the vibrations of a struggling swimmer. We know that in clear water, sharks can see their prey from about fifty feet away.What is the main idea of this selection?
    • A. 

      Sharks hear well.

    • B. 

      Sharks have poor vision.

    • C. 

      Sharks sense food in a special way.

    • D. 

      Sharks like struggling swimmers.

  • 3. 
    Mary's parents were having guests for dinner. Her mother asked Mary to help set the table. She noticed that Mary was trying to carry too many dishes at one time. Mary loaded down a tray with ten crystal glasses and had trouble lifting the heavy tray. Her mother had warned her, but Mary paid no attention.What will Mary probably do next?
    • A. 

      Drop the tray

    • B. 

      Set the table

    • C. 

      Serve the guests

    • D. 

      Stop listening to her mother

  • 4. 
    Sally sold seashells down by the seashore.The above sentence is an example of what figurative language device?
    • A. 

      Hyperbole

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Alliteration

    • D. 

      Metaphor

  • 5. 
    No! Mrs. Spoehr assigned us 500 pages of homework!This sentence is an example of what figurative language device?
    • A. 

      Hyperbole

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • D. 

      Simile

  • 6. 
    Your smile is as bright as the sun.This sentence is an example of what figuarative language device?
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Alliteration

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Imagery

  • 7. 
    The wind whistled during the night.This sentence is an example of what figurative language device?
    • A. 

      Hyperbole

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Metaphor

  • 8. 
    My life is a dream.This sentence is an example of what figurative language device?
    • A. 

      Imagery

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Alliteration

    • D. 

      Onomatopoeia

  • 9. 
    The pitter patter of rain against the window kept me awake all night.This sentence is an example of what figuarative language device?
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Imagery

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Personification

  • 10. 
    Listen to the fire crackle and pop in the dark.This sentence is an example of what figurative language device?
    • A. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • B. 

      Alliteration

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Hyperbole

  • 11. 
    Read the following sentence. Decide which punctuation mark, if any, is needed.It is almost 6:30 we'll never make it home for dinner.
    • A. 

      , (comma)

    • B. 

      ; (semi-colon)

    • C. 

      : (colon)

    • D. 

      None

  • 12. 
    Read the following sentence. Decide which punctuation mark, if any, is needed."Stop" shouted the man as the child walked toward the street.
    • A. 

      . (period)

    • B. 

      ? (question mark)

    • C. 

      ! (exclamation mark)

    • D. 

      None

  • 13. 
    Choose the sentence that best combines the underlined sentences into one.Cassandra lives in Detroit, Michigan.Cassandra lives on Park Street.
    • A. 

      Cassandra lives on Park Street, and she lives in Detroit, Michigan.

    • B. 

      Cassandra, who lives on Park Street, lives in Detroit, Michigan.

    • C. 

      Cassandra lives on Park Street, which is a street in Detroit, Michigan.

    • D. 

      Cassandra lives on Park Street in Detroit, Michigan.

  • 14. 
    Choose the sentence that best combines the underlined sentences into one.Jupiter is called an outer planet.Earth is called an inner planet.
    • A. 

      Earth is called an inner planet, and Jupiter is called an outer planet.

    • B. 

      Earth is called an outer planet, and an inner planet is called Jupiter.

    • C. 

      Earth and Jupiter are planets that are inner and outer.

    • D. 

      Earth, which is an inner planet, and Jupiter, which is an outer planet.

  • 15. 
    Read each sentence. Find the sentence that is a complete sentence and is written correctly.
    • A. 

      The ship USS Hammerhead sank.

    • B. 

      The ship that sank off the coast of Florida.

    • C. 

      Caught in a fierce storm, sank quickly.

    • D. 

      Underwater is just a few minutes.

  • 16. 
    Read each sentence. Find the sentence that is a complete sentence and is written correctly.
    • A. 

      The telescope is on sale.

    • B. 

      Costs only two hundred eight dollars.

    • C. 

      Will save more than $75.00.

    • D. 

      The telescope which I have wanted for years.

  • 17. 
    Read the topic sentence below. Choose the answer that best develops the topic sentence.Sasha has always enjoyed taking part in the drama productions at her school.
    • A. 

      Sasha also plays sports after school. In the spring she runs track, and in the fall she plays football.

    • B. 

      Sasha has often played the parts of minor characters in school plays. This year she is trying out for the lead in a school musical.

    • C. 

      Sasha thought about becoming part of student council. However, she decided that her schedule was already much too full.

  • 18. 
    Read the following paragraph. Choose the sentence that does not belong.(1) The sun dance was one of the most important ceremonies of the Native American tribes who lived on the Plains. (2) The buffalo-calling dance and the green corn ceremony were also very important. (3) The sun dance was usually held during the summer months in honor of the great spirit who guided and protected the tribes. (4) The sun dance consisted of songs, activities, and dances that had been handed down for generations.
    • A. 

      Sentence 1

    • B. 

      Sentence 2

    • C. 

      Sentence 3

    • D. 

      Sentence 4

  • 19. 
    Victor is planning a science project on the ancient pyramids of Egypt. He wants to include a scale model and a written report with his project.As Victor begins to plan his report, which of the following would be useful for him to do first?
    • A. 

      Build a scale model of a pyramid

    • B. 

      Prepare a bibliography

    • C. 

      Learn about all ancient cultures

    • D. 

      List information he knows about his topic

  • 20. 
    Victor is planning a science project on the ancient pyramids of Egypt. He wants to include a scale model and a written report with his project.Which of these subjects would most likely not be included in Victor's report?
    • A. 

      Current population

    • B. 

      Ancient traditions

    • C. 

      Pyramid construction

    • D. 

      Geographical conditions

  • 21. 
    Read the following sentence. Find the word or words that correctly complete the sentence.Though the box is small, it is the __________ of them all.
    • A. 

      Heavy

    • B. 

      Heavier

    • C. 

      Heaviest

    • D. 

      More heaviest

  • 22. 
    Read the following sentence. Find the word or words that correctly complete each sentence.The phone hasn't stopped __________ all morning.
    • A. 

      Ring

    • B. 

      Rang

    • C. 

      Rung

    • D. 

      Ringing

  • 23. 
    Read the following sentences. Find the sentence that is written completely and correctly.
    • A. 

      Philadelphia, the home of Benjamin Franklin.

    • B. 

      Benjamin Franklin, who lived in Philidelphia.

    • C. 

      Benjamin Franklin once lived in Philidelphia.

    • D. 

      In Philidelphia where Benjamin Franklin once lived.

  • 24. 
    Read the following sentences. Find the sentence that is written completely and correctly.
    • A. 

      The Ryans asked me to baby-sit tonight.

    • B. 

      I told them that I dont have any plans.

    • C. 

      Aren't the Ryans your new neighbor's?

    • D. 

      The havent lived here very long.

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