Options For Youth English 9/10 Diagnostic

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Options For Youth English 9/10 Diagnostic

Multiple Choice Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the questions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Directions:  Read the following selection. Then answer the questions that follow.
    • A. 

      Depressing

    • B. 

      Mysterious

    • C. 

      Awkward

    • D. 

      Somber

  • 2. 
    The main conflict in this story takes place between the narrator and
    • A. 

      Margarita Martinez

    • B. 

      Her parents

    • C. 

      Senora Arellano

    • D. 

      Herself

  • 3. 
    The imagery in lines 25-26 appeals to which sense?
    • A. 

      Sight

    • B. 

      Smell

    • C. 

      Touch

    • D. 

      Hearing

  • 4. 
    In the climax of the story, the narrator
    • A. 

      Walks through the crowded schoolyard

    • B. 

      Talks to Margarita about Senora Arallano

    • C. 

      Debates whether to show her ability

    • D. 

      Memorizes the names of Inca rulers

  • 5. 
    The narrator's claim that the book is too difficult for her is ironic because the
    • A. 

      Narrator dislikes reading and is only pretending to be unable to read it

    • B. 

      Reader realizes that the narrator is embarrassed by her inability to read it

    • C. 

      Man intentionally chose a book he knew would be too difficult for her

    • D. 

      Reader knows that she can read it but that the man is unaware of her ability

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Entertain

    • B. 

      Persuade

    • C. 

      Express feelings

    • D. 

      Inform

  • 7. 
    Monitor your understanding of lines 13–15. In the winter, snowy owls
    • A. 

      Change their diet because lemmings are harder to catch

    • B. 

      Stop eating mammals and mostly eat plants

    • C. 

      Hunt exclusively at night to avoid predators

    • D. 

      Travel across the tundra with hares and ptarm

  • 8. 
    Use context clues in lines 1–3 from Owls Aren't Wise and Bats Aren't Blind to decide what it means to do something by stealth.
    • A. 

      Using force

    • B. 

      Showing emotion

    • C. 

      Very quickly

    • D. 

      With great speed

  • 9. 
    Which context clues from Owls Aren't Wise and Bats Aren't Blind give you a clue to the meaning of diurnally in line 7?
    • A. 

      Hunting

    • B. 

      Great surprise

    • C. 

      Daylight

    • D. 

      High Arctic

  • 10. 
    Which context clues from Owls Aren't Wise and Bats Aren't Blind give you a clue to the meaning of dynamics in line 32?
    • A. 

      Canada and the United States

    • B. 

      Reference to lemming

    • C. 

      Much remains

    • D. 

      Lemming/snowy owl relationship

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      I would rather have a horse

    • B. 

      Have a horse

    • C. 

      On my sixteenth

    • D. 

      On my sixteenth birthday

  • 12. 
    Choose the correct way to punctuate the transition in sentence 6.
    • A. 

      However, owning a horse is cheaper, better for your health, and much more enjoyable than owning a car.

    • B. 

      However owning, a horse is cheaper, better for your health, and much more enjoyable than owning a car.

    • C. 

      However owning a horse, is cheaper, better for your health, and much more enjoyable than owning a car.

    • D. 

      However owning a horse is cheaper, better for your health and much more enjoyable, than owning a car.

  • 13. 
    The choice of the word wheels in sentence 16 is inappropriate because the
    • A. 

      Tone of the paragraph is too formal for a slang term

    • B. 

      Reader may not know that wheels means the same as car

    • C. 

      Writer has a more neutral attitude about cars than the word suggests

    • D. 

      Word may have negative connotations for some readers

  • 14. 
    Choose the best way to vary the sentence structures in sentences 19 and 20.
    • A. 

      Using up calories, a rider contracts and relaxes muscles to stay balanced. A person burns about five calories a minute while riding a horse.

    • B. 

      A rider uses up calories and contracts and relaxes muscles to stay balanced. A person burns about five calories a minute while riding a horse.

    • C. 

      A rider uses up calories and contracts and relaxes muscles to stay balanced. A person burns about five calories a minute while riding a horse.

    • D. 

      A rider uses up calories contracting and relaxing muscles to stay balanced. A person rides a horse and burns about five calories a minute.

  • 15. 
    Choose the correct way to punctuate the transition in sentence 25.
    • A. 

      In addition to coordination riding a horse requires balance, and flexibility.

    • B. 

      In addition to coordination, riding a horse requires balance and flexibility.

    • C. 

      In addition to coordination riding a horse, requires balance and flexibility.

    • D. 

      In addition, to coordination riding a horse requires balance and flexibility.

  • 16. 
    Choose the best way to revise sentence 32 using an adjective clause introduced by a relative pronoun.
    • A. 

      Drivers who long for the open road seldom find it.

    • B. 

      If drivers look for the open road, they seldom find it.

    • C. 

      Drivers long for the open road, but they rarely f ind it.

    • D. 

      Although drivers may long for the open road, they rarely find it.

  • 17. 
    Which precise adjective would best replace bad in sentence 33?
    • A. 

      Poor

    • B. 

      Disagreeable

    • C. 

      Unpleasant

    • D. 

      Dense

  • 18. 
    Which phrase contains an example of sensory language?
    • A. 

      "The average horse costs less to buy"

    • B. 

      "you can pay well over $8,000"

    • C. 

      "when it comes to your health"

    • D. 

      "thick clop-clop of the horse's hooves"

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      The warmth of the tent makes the narrator feel peaceful and sleepy

    • B. 

      Communication between climbers is easy despite the blaring wind.

    • C. 

      Sleeping bags are close together and oxygen is scarce.

    • D. 

      The narrator feels comfortable despite the cramped and hazardous conditions.

  • 20. 
    Which statement best describes the mood in lines 4–54?
    • A. 

      The powerful language creates an optimistic mood.

    • B. 

      Discussion of eating and sleeping creates a hypnotic mood.

    • C. 

      The rapid succession of dialogue creates a mood of confusion.

    • D. 

      Repeated questioning creates a mood of uncertainty.

  • 21. 
    Based on the excerpt, which character trait best describes the narrator?
    • A. 

      Determined

    • B. 

      Apprehensive

    • C. 

      Generous

    • D. 

      Conceited

  • 22. 
    The description of the wind in line 16 appeals to which sense?
    • A. 

      Hearing

    • B. 

      Sight

    • C. 

      Touch

    • D. 

      Smell

  • 23. 
    • A. 

      Repetition

    • B. 

      Parallelism

    • C. 

      Analogy

    • D. 

      Rhetorical question

  • 24. 
    What opposing argument does the author anticipate in lines 34–44?
    • A. 

      Purebred dogs are more likely to be free of health problems.

    • B. 

      Changes in the German shepherd have improved its ability to spring forward.

    • C. 

      The standards of the American Kennel Club are subjective.

    • D. 

      Potential buyers must consider many factors before purchasing a dog.

  • 25. 
    The author's two purposes in writing this essay were to
    • A. 

      Persuade and entertain

    • B. 

      Inform and entertain

    • C. 

      Persuade and express feelings

    • D. 

      Express feelings and entertain