English Literature And Grammar, Grades 6th-7th

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English Literature And Grammar, Grades 6th-7th - Quiz

The first test of the semester, over Nouns, Compound nouns -single, hyphenated, separate words, common and proper nouns, pronouns and their antecedents, personal pronouns, singular and plural, 1st, second, and 3rd person., demonstrative pronouns. Also, over the short story "Water" by Helen Keller, basic points of the story, and vocabulary.
"How to write a poem about the sky" "I'll tell you how the sun rose". -vocabulary words,
"Be Like the Bird" and "Stage Fright". Vocabulary, about the authors.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is a Noun?

    • A.

      Person

    • B.

      Place

    • C.

      Thing

    • D.

      Idea

    • E.

      All of the Abover

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the Abover
    Explanation
    A noun is a word that represents a person, place, thing, or idea. It is the name given to any entity or concept. In this case, the correct answer is "All of the Above" because a noun can refer to any of these categories. It can be used to identify a person, such as "John" or "teacher," a place like "Paris" or "school," a thing like "car" or "book," or an idea like "love" or "freedom." Therefore, all options listed in the question are valid examples of nouns.

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  • 2. 

    The Noun "Father-in-Law" is what kind of compound noun?

    • A.

      Single word compound noun

    • B.

      Separate words compound noun

    • C.

      Hyphenated words compound noun

    Correct Answer
    C. Hyphenated words compound noun
    Explanation
    A hyphenated words compound noun is a type of compound noun that is formed by joining two or more words together with a hyphen. In this case, "Father-in-Law" is a compound noun that is formed by combining the words "father" and "in-law" with a hyphen. This type of compound noun is used to refer to the father of one's spouse.

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  • 3. 

    "city" is a common noun. Which of these examples if a proper noun?

    • A.

      Cat

    • B.

      Chicago

    • C.

      Mop

    • D.

      Singer

    Correct Answer
    B. Chicago
    Explanation
    Chicago is a proper noun because it is the name of a specific city. Proper nouns are used to identify a particular person, place, or thing, and they are always capitalized. In this case, Chicago is the name of a specific city, so it is a proper noun.

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  • 4. 

    What is a pronoun's purpose?

    • A.

      To replace a verb

    • B.

      To replace an adjective

    • C.

      To replace an article

    • D.

      To take the place of a noun.

    Correct Answer
    D. To take the place of a noun.
    Explanation
    A pronoun's purpose is to take the place of a noun. Pronouns are used to refer back to a previously mentioned noun in order to avoid repetition and make sentences more concise. By using pronouns, we can avoid saying the same noun multiple times in a sentence or paragraph. This helps to improve the flow and clarity of our writing.

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  • 5. 

    Find the antecedent of the pronoun in this sentence:"Florida is popular because it has a warm climate."

    • A.

      It

    • B.

      Climate

    • C.

      Florida

    • D.

      Warm

    • E.

      Has

    Correct Answer
    C. Florida
    Explanation
    In the given sentence, the pronoun "it" refers to the noun "Florida". The sentence states that "Florida is popular because it has a warm climate", indicating that the reason for Florida's popularity is its warm climate. Therefore, "Florida" is the antecedent of the pronoun "it".

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  • 6. 

    Find the pronoun in this sentence:"Marie said she would visit on Tuesday"

    • A.

      Marie

    • B.

      Tuesday

    • C.

      She

    • D.

      Visit

    • E.

      Said

    Correct Answer
    C. She
    Explanation
    The pronoun "she" refers to Marie in the sentence. It is used to replace the noun "Marie" to avoid repetition.

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  • 7. 

    List all four of the 1st person, singular pronouns.

    Correct Answer
    I, me, my, mine
    Explanation
    The question asks for a list of the first person, singular pronouns. The answer provided includes four pronouns that fit this description: I, me, my, and mine. These pronouns are used to refer to oneself or to show possession.

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  • 8. 

    List the three 2nd person, singular pronouns

    Correct Answer
    you, your, yours
    Explanation
    The three 2nd person, singular pronouns are "you," which is used as the subject of a sentence, "your," which is used as a possessive pronoun, and "yours," which is used as a possessive pronoun to show ownership or possession. These pronouns are used when referring to the person or people being spoken to directly.

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  • 9. 

    List all four 3rd person, plural pronouns.

    Correct Answer
    they, them, their, theirs
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "they, them, their, theirs" because these are all examples of 3rd person, plural pronouns. "They" is the subject pronoun, "them" is the object pronoun, "their" is the possessive adjective, and "theirs" is the possessive pronoun. These pronouns are used when referring to a group of people or things as the subject or object of a sentence, or to show possession.

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  • 10. 

    List one of the 1st person, plural pronouns.

    Correct Answer
    we
    us
    our
    ours
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "we, us, our, ours" because these are all examples of 1st person, plural pronouns. "We" is used as the subject of a sentence, "us" is used as the object of a verb or preposition, "our" is used to show possession, and "ours" is used to show possession without a following noun.

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  • 11. 

    In the sentence, "I read that lenses could beam light downwards", what is the personal pronoun?

    Correct Answer
    I
    Explanation
    The personal pronoun in the sentence is "I". A personal pronoun is a word that replaces or refers to a specific person or group of people. In this sentence, "I" is used to refer to the speaker or the person who is reading about lenses beaming light downwards.

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  • 12. 

    The personal pronoun "we" is which kind of personal pronoun?

    • A.

      2nd person, singular

    • B.

      3rd person, plural

    • C.

      1st person, singular

    • D.

      1st person, plural

    • E.

      3rd person, singular

    Correct Answer
    D. 1st person, plural
    Explanation
    The personal pronoun "we" is a 1st person, plural pronoun. It is used to refer to a group of people that includes the speaker.

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  • 13. 

    What is the purpose of a demonstrative pronoun?

    Correct Answer
    it points out a person, place, or thing
    to point out a person, place, or thing
    Explanation
    The purpose of a demonstrative pronoun is to point out or indicate a specific person, place, or thing. It is used to draw attention or refer to something in a sentence. Demonstrative pronouns include words like "this," "that," "these," and "those." They help provide clarity and specificity in communication by indicating the location or proximity of the noun being referred to.

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  • 14. 

    Which of these is a demonstrative pronoun?

    • A.

      My

    • B.

      This

    • C.

      When

    • D.

      Tomorrow

    Correct Answer
    B. This
    Explanation
    A demonstrative pronoun is a word that points to a specific person, thing, or idea. In this case, "this" is the only option that fits this definition. It is used to indicate something that is close in distance or time to the speaker. "My" is a possessive pronoun, "when" is an adverb, and "tomorrow" is a noun. Therefore, "this" is the correct answer.

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  • 15. 

    In the short story , "Water" by Helen Heller, what is the name of her teacher?

    • A.

      Miss Mary

    • B.

      Mrs. Yvonne

    • C.

      Annie Sullivan

    • D.

      Mrs. Keller

    Correct Answer
    C. Annie Sullivan
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Annie Sullivan. In the short story "Water" by Helen Heller, the name of the teacher is Annie Sullivan.

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  • 16. 

    Which of these are among Helen Keller's disabilities as a child?

    • A.

      Deafness

    • B.

      Paralysis

    • C.

      Blindness

    • D.

      Both a and c

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Both a and c
    Explanation
    Helen Keller had both deafness and blindness as disabilities during her childhood. She was unable to hear or see, which presented significant challenges in her communication and learning. Her disabilities were a result of an illness she had at the age of 19 months, which left her both deaf and blind. Despite these disabilities, Keller went on to become a renowned author, activist, and lecturer, proving that determination and perseverance can overcome even the most difficult circumstances.

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  • 17. 

    Which of these moments is the climax of the story?

    • A.

      When Helen meets her new teacher for the first time.

    • B.

      When Helen breaks the doll.

    • C.

      When Helen walks outside for the first time.

    • D.

      When Helen feels the water running on her hand and knows it has a name.

    Correct Answer
    D. When Helen feels the water running on her hand and knows it has a name.
    Explanation
    The climax of a story is the turning point or the most intense moment. In this case, when Helen feels the water running on her hand and realizes it has a name, it represents a significant breakthrough for her. It symbolizes her understanding and connection with the world around her, marking a pivotal moment in her journey of overcoming her disabilities. This moment holds the most emotional and transformative impact, making it the climax of the story.

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  • 18. 

    Did Helen Keller ever learn to speak?

    • A.

      No

    • B.

      Yes

    Correct Answer
    B. Yes
    Explanation
    Yes, Helen Keller did learn to speak. Despite being deaf and blind, she was able to communicate through sign language and eventually learned to speak with the help of her teacher, Anne Sullivan. Through years of hard work and dedication, Keller mastered the ability to understand and produce spoken language, allowing her to communicate effectively with others.

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  • 19. 

    What did Helen do immediately after coming back into the house after the water situation?

    • A.

      Try to put the doll back together

    • B.

      Apologize to her parents for being very bad.

    • C.

      Ask her teacher for some more water.

    Correct Answer
    A. Try to put the doll back together
    Explanation
    After coming back into the house after the water situation, Helen attempted to put the doll back together. This suggests that the doll was damaged or broken during the water situation, and Helen's immediate response was to try and fix it.

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  • 20. 

    Who wrote the poem "I'll tell you how the Sun rose---"?

    • A.

      Arthur Miller

    • B.

      Miss Kaighla!

    • C.

      Dwight Eisenhower

    • D.

      Emily Dickinson

    Correct Answer
    D. Emily Dickinson
    Explanation
    Emily Dickinson is the correct answer because she is a well-known American poet who wrote the poem "I'll tell you how the Sun rose---".

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  • 21. 

    In the poem "I'll tell you how the Sun rose---", what "untied their bonnets?"

    • A.

      Little girls

    • B.

      The hills

    • C.

      The steeples

    • D.

      The squirrels

    Correct Answer
    B. The hills
    Explanation
    In the poem "I'll tell you how the Sun rose---", the phrase "untied their bonnets" refers to the hills. This metaphorical language suggests that the hills are personified as wearing bonnets and that the rising sun causes the hills to become uncovered or revealed. The image of the sun "untying" the bonnets conveys the idea of the sun's rays illuminating the hills and bringing them to life.

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  • 22. 

    Who wrote the poem, "Be Like the Bird"?

    • A.

      Mark Twain

    • B.

      Elizabeth I

    • C.

      William Shakespeare

    • D.

      Victor Hugo

    Correct Answer
    D. Victor Hugo
    Explanation
    Victor Hugo is the correct answer because he was a renowned French poet and author known for his works such as "Les Misérables" and "The Hunchback of Notre-Dame". Although "Be Like the Bird" is not one of his most famous poems, it is attributed to him. Mark Twain was an American writer, Elizabeth I was a monarch, and William Shakespeare was a playwright, none of whom are associated with this particular poem.

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  • 23. 

    Why does the bird sing, according to the author of "Be Like the Bird"?

    Correct Answer
    He has wings
    Because he has wings
    because it has wings
    Explanation
    The author of "Be Like the Bird" believes that the bird sings because it has wings. The bird's ability to fly and soar freely in the sky gives it a sense of joy and freedom, which is expressed through its song. The author suggests that we should be like the bird and find our own wings, our own passions and abilities, that bring us happiness and fulfillment, and express them freely just like the bird sings.

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  • 24. 

    In the speech, "Stage Fright", why is the author able to relate to people who are giving their first speech?

    • A.

      He is blind.

    • B.

      He has a speech impediment.

    • C.

      He remembers his first speech and how scary it was.

    • D.

      He can't relate.

    Correct Answer
    C. He remembers his first speech and how scary it was.
    Explanation
    The author is able to relate to people who are giving their first speech because he remembers his own experience of giving his first speech and how scary it was.

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  • 25. 

    Where did the author of "Stage Fright" give the speech?

    • A.

      At a dinner party

    • B.

      At his daughter's first singing recital

    • C.

      At his wedding

    • D.

      At his dad's funeral

    Correct Answer
    B. At his daughter's first singing recital
    Explanation
    The author of "Stage Fright" gave the speech at his daughter's first singing recital.

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  • 26. 

    In the speech, "Stage Fright", what were his friends holding in the audience that they would use when the author said something funny?

    • A.

      Horns

    • B.

      Drums

    • C.

      Clubs

    • D.

      Rubber chickens

    Correct Answer
    C. Clubs
    Explanation
    In the speech "Stage Fright," the author's friends were holding clubs in the audience that they would use when the author said something funny. This suggests that the author's friends were playfully pretending to "club" the author for making jokes, adding a humorous element to the speech.

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  • 27. 

    Tell a story about a time in which you had "Stage Fright".

  • 28. 

    What is a hearth?

    • A.

      Another word for heart

    • B.

      A stone or brick floor of a fireplace, sometimes stretching out into a room.

    • C.

      A well for pumping water.

    Correct Answer
    B. A stone or brick floor of a fireplace, sometimes stretching out into a room.
    Explanation
    A hearth refers to a stone or brick floor of a fireplace, which may extend beyond the fireplace and into the surrounding room. It is a traditional feature of a fireplace that provides a stable and fire-resistant surface for the fire to burn on. Additionally, the hearth can also serve as a gathering place for warmth and comfort in a room.

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  • 29. 

    ________ means purple or violet.

    Correct Answer
    amethyst
    Explanation
    Amethyst is a type of quartz that is typically purple or violet in color. It is a gemstone that is highly valued for its beauty and is often used in jewelry. Therefore, amethyst is the correct answer to the question as it is a word that means purple or violet.

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