Figurative Language, Inference, And Main Idea

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  • 1. 
    “The house revolved around her big sister." What is the meaning of the line as it is used in the passage?  
    • A. 

      The big sister's needs came first.

    • B. 

      The little sister's needs came first.

    • C. 

      The big sister made all the decisions.

    • D. 

      The little sister controlled the house.

  • 2. 
    “Jessica was grinning from ear to ear.” This line is an example of  
    • A. 

      Rhyme.

    • B. 

      A metaphor.

    • C. 

      An idiom.

    • D. 

      Onomatopoeia.

  • 3. 
     It can be inferred that when Mom and Aunt Mary were younger,  
    • A. 

      Mary hated sports.

    • B. 

      They had the same birthday.

    • C. 

      They were both in the school band.

    • D. 

      Mom played a musical instrument.

  • 4. 
    At the beginning of the story, Jessica could be best  described as   
    • A. 

      Her Mom's favorite child.

    • B. 

      Jealous of her big sister.

    • C. 

      Aunt Mary's usual babysitter.

    • D. 

      A member of the school band.

  • 5. 
      The author’s purpose in writing this passage is to  
    • A. 

      Encourage the reader to value different skills.

    • B. 

      Explain the difference between music and sports.

    • C. 

      Persuade the reader to play clarinet.

    • D. 

      Describe a backhand at tennis.

  • 6. 
     According to the passage, what is the main reason Jessica is not on the tennis team?  
    • A. 

      She doesn't want to practice.

    • B. 

      Mom won't giver her any tennis balls.

    • C. 

      Her tennis racket is too old.

    • D. 

      She would rather be in the band.

  • 7. 
    According to the passage, the word intently in paragraph 22 means  
    • A. 

      Threateningly.

    • B. 

      Angrily.

    • C. 

      Jokingly.

    • D. 

      Closely.

  • 8. 
    Which sentence  best states the main idea of the passage?  
    • A. 

      A girl gets a new clarinet to play.

    • B. 

      A girl feels her mom neglects her.

    • C. 

      An aunt gives her niece a tennis racket.

    • D. 

      A girl and her mother learn an important lesson about people having different interests.

  • 9. 
    It can be inferred that, at the beginning of the passage, Mom values
    • A. 

      Music.

    • B. 

      Sports.

    • C. 

      Birthdays.

    • D. 

      Substitutes.

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