"Freedom Timeline: An Unlikely Spy" (Benchmark Practice)

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"Freedom Timeline: An Unlikely Spy" (Benchmark Practice)

CAREFULLY read "Freedom Timeline: An Unlikely Spy" (after completing the classroom assignment/annotating the mystery article) then CAREFULLY read the questions


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How does the first paragraph contribute to the idea of Lydia becoming an unlikely spy during the war with the British?
    • A. 

      It shows some things are worth fighting for

    • B. 

      It indicates Philadelphia was an important location during the war.

    • C. 

      It states how a country relies on intelligence during times of war.

    • D. 

      It introduces the central idea of the selection about Lydia's experience during the war.

  • 2. 
    What is the meaning of the word impact?
    • A. 

      Have hope in the way things are done and the way people feel at certain times

    • B. 

      To create in someone

    • C. 

      To turn things around

    • D. 

      Have a strong effect on something/someone (either positive or negative)

  • 3. 
    What is the meaning of the word contribute as used in benchmarks and/or EOG Tests?
    • A. 

      To give in order to help and/or to provide something

    • B. 

      To bring about belief and joy in someone

    • C. 

      To give money to someone in order to help

    • D. 

      To offer a series of ideas in an effort to help someone think things through more clearly

  • 4. 
    In paragraph 5, what is the role of the last sentence in developing details about Lydia's experience during the war?
    • A. 

      To illustrate how routine her journey had become

    • B. 

      To show that she was easily able to cross British lines

    • C. 

      To describe how Lydia supported the story she told her family

    • D. 

      To reveal the decision Lydia made to inform General Washington

  • 5. 
    Why does the author include Lydia's quote, 'No one in her family" in paragraph 6?
    • A. 

      It shows the kindness of the British officers during their questioning.

    • B. 

      It shows Lydia's patience and kind character in dealing with the British officer.

    • C. 

      It shows Lydia's dedication and loyalty to her country during dangerous times.

    • D. 

      It shows how Lydia carefully crafted her words to remain honest about her activities.

  • 6. 
    What is the purpose of the first sentence in paragraph 5?
    • A. 

      It serves as a transition to connect paragraphs.

    • B. 

      It emphasizes that Lydia made the right decision.

    • C. 

      It introduces the idea that Lydia has options to consider

    • D. 

      It begins the discussion of Lydia's actions during that day.

  • 7. 
    How does the sentence "The British soldiers left without attacking," contribute to the idea that Lydia was effective as a spy?
    • A. 

      It shows that Lydia was concerned about her country's freedom from the British.

    • B. 

      It shows that the secret attack plan by British soldiers was foiled (prevented) by Lydia.

    • C. 

      It shows that the British soldiers were afraid of the American troops.

    • D. 

      It shows that American troops were stronger than the British.

  • 8. 
    In the selection, how do Lydia's actions impact Washington's soldiers at Valley Forge?
    • A. 

      Lydia's actions inspire them.

    • B. 

      Lydia's actions betray them.

    • C. 

      Lydia's actions save their lives.

    • D. 

      Lydia's actions ruin their plans.

  • 9. 
    How does the text connect Lydia's sleep on December 2 to the officer's questioning days later?
    • A. 

      He questioned her because she was asleep during his private meeting.

    • B. 

      He questioned her about British orders which were read when she was asleep.

    • C. 

      Her pretended sleep created a cover for her ride to Valley Forge the next day.

    • D. 

      Her pretended sleep that night created a reason for him to believe what she told him.

  • 10. 
     For what purpose does Lydia purchase flour on her way home after talking with George Washington's men?
    • A. 

      She needed flour in order to bake a cake she'd planned to bake.

    • B. 

      She knew that the British were watching her, so she had to pretend to care about what they wanted.

    • C. 

      She had told her family that she was going out to get some flour and needed the flour to keep her spy activity of heading to talk to Washington's officers a secret.

    • D. 

      She was going by it anyway, so it was easy to stop.

  • 11. 
    When a benchmark or EOG type question asks about the IMPACT of a person or event to what occurred.....the question is asking: 
    • A. 

      How you - as the reader - feels about the character, person, or event.

    • B. 

      How the person or event effected something else.

    • C. 

      If there is a point to the central theme or idea of the situation.

    • D. 

      How the question can make a difference to others and their situations.

  • 12. 
    As mentioned in the selection, what is the impact on Lydia when she is questioned about what her family members were doing the night of the meeting at her house?
    • A. 

      The questions inspired her to be duplicitous and sneaky by carefully choosing her words when she answered him

    • B. 

      The questions disrupted her nightly sleep ritual

    • C. 

      The questions caused her to be gravely concerned for the safety of her family.

    • D. 

      The questions made her extremely nervous and caused her to confess to her husband what she'd done in hopes that he'd then be able to help protect her and their children!

  • 13. 
    Determine the best summary of the following question stem. According to a certain paragraph, how do character's actions impact him/her?
    • A. 

      In a certain part of the story, how is a character changed by what they have done? Or what effect do the actions have on the person.

    • B. 

      In a certain part of the story, why does the character make a decision and/or why does he act the way he does in connection with the events.

    • C. 

      In a certain part of the story, when does a character decide to remain static? Why does he/she decided to stay that way?

    • D. 

      In a certain part of the story, where does the character test their ability level and how it causes that ability to show growth.

  • 14. 
    What is the GENRE of this selection?
    • A. 

      Fiction

    • B. 

      Non-Fiction

    • C. 

      Drama

    • D. 

      Realistic Fiction

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