Language Arts Final Exam

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Language Arts Final Exam - Quiz


Warrior Academy Spring 2011


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

     WRITING A LETTER: You will type a letter of apology to a friend below. The friend can be imaginary. Before you type think about:  To Whom are you writing? How did you hurt your friend?  What will you say to your friend? How will you avoid this in the future? Remember to include: indentions, punctuation, the date, greeting, body, closing, and signature. Your letter should be at least two paragraphs !

  • 2. 

    Which sentence is a simple sentence?

    • A.

      The sounds were coming from the pine tree near the fence

    • B.

      He stood still, and he listened to chirping and the flutter of wings

    • C.

      As he came out the back door, Leroy saw a flash of wings

    • D.

      When he looked up, Leroy counted a flock of twenty red birds.

    Correct Answer
    A. The sounds were coming from the pine tree near the fence
    Explanation
    The sentence "The sounds were coming from the pine tree near the fence" is a simple sentence because it consists of a single independent clause. It has a subject ("The sounds") and a predicate ("were coming from the pine tree near the fence"), and it expresses a complete thought.

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  • 3. 

    What type of sentence is the one below? Look what that clown is wearing!

    • A.

      Exclamatory

    • B.

      Declarative

    • C.

      Imperative

    • D.

      Interrogative

    Correct Answer
    A. Exclamatory
    Explanation
    The sentence "Look what that clown is wearing!" is an exclamatory sentence because it expresses strong emotion or excitement. The use of the exclamation mark and the word "look" indicate a sense of surprise or astonishment.

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  • 4. 

    Which two words are the subject and predicate of the sentence below? Many people visit the King Center in Atlanta, Georgia, during the school year.

    • A.

      People visit

    • B.

      King Center

    • C.

      During school

    • D.

      Atlanta Georgia

    Correct Answer
    A. People visit
    Explanation
    The subject of the sentence is "people" and the predicate is "visit." This sentence is talking about the action that many people take, which is visiting the King Center in Atlanta, Georgia, during the school year.

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  • 5. 

    Which change should be made to the sentence below?                  Al raised his hand in English class and asked, "is the author we are reading about from the southern part of Alabama?"

    • A.

      Use a small e in English

    • B.

      Use a capital C in class

    • C.

      Use a capital I in is

    • D.

      Use a small a in Alabama

    Correct Answer
    B. Use a capital C in class
    Explanation
    The sentence should be changed to use a capital C in "class" because it is referring to a specific class, which is English class.

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  • 6. 

    Which sentence has only the simple predicate underlined? A. Last night the orchestra gave a concert in the auditorium. B. The orchestra members tuned their instruments. C. The conductor walked on stage and bowed to the audience. D. I enjoyed listening to the music.

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      D

    Correct Answer
    A. A
    Explanation
    In sentence A, the simple predicate is "gave". This is the only part of the sentence that is underlined. The other sentences have multiple underlined words or do not have the simple predicate underlined at all.

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  • 7. 

    Why should you write an outline before beginning to write a letter or report?

    • A.

      To check for spelling errors

    • B.

      To help organize thoughts and information

    • C.

      To check for grammar and usage mistakes

    • D.

      To find out how many pages long the letter or report will be

    Correct Answer
    B. To help organize thoughts and information
    Explanation
    Writing an outline before beginning to write a letter or report is important because it helps in organizing thoughts and information. It provides a structure and framework for the writing, allowing the writer to have a clear direction and flow of ideas. By outlining, one can ensure that all relevant points are included and that they are presented in a logical and coherent manner. It also helps in identifying any gaps in the information or areas that need further research. Ultimately, an outline serves as a roadmap for the writing process, making it easier to create a well-organized and cohesive letter or report.

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  • 8. 

    Cynthia needs to find out some basic information about raccoons. Where should she look?

    • A.

      An encyclopedia

    • B.

      A periodical or magazine

    • C.

      An almanac

    • D.

      A thesaurus

    Correct Answer
    A. An encyclopedia
    Explanation
    Cynthia should look in an encyclopedia to find basic information about raccoons. Encyclopedias are comprehensive reference books that provide detailed and reliable information on a wide range of subjects, including animals like raccoons. They are specifically designed to provide factual information and are a reliable source for obtaining basic knowledge about various topics.

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  • 9. 

    Which word is the subject of the sentence below?             Carmen gave Lucy a stuffed animal for her birthday.

    • A.

      Carmen

    • B.

      Lucy

    • C.

      Animal

    • D.

      Birthday

    Correct Answer
    A. Carmen
    Explanation
    The subject of a sentence is the noun or pronoun that performs the action of the verb. In this sentence, the action is "gave", and the noun that is performing this action is "Carmen". Therefore, "Carmen" is the subject of the sentence.

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  • 10. 

    Which word in the sentence below should be changed?      The brightly star twinkled in the night sky.

    • A.

      Brightly to bright

    • B.

      Twinkled to twinkling

    • C.

      Night to nightly

    • D.

      Sky to skies

    Correct Answer
    A. Brightly to bright
    Explanation
    The word "brightly" should be changed to "bright" because "bright" is the correct adjective to describe a star.

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  • 11. 

    Which one is a complete sentence?

    • A.

      Smiled every morning when Jennie gets up.

    • B.

      Every morning ehrn Jennie smiling gets up.

    • C.

      Every morning when Jennie gets up, she smiles.

    • D.

      Every morning when Jennie gets up smiles.

    Correct Answer
    C. Every morning when Jennie gets up, she smiles.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Every morning when Jennie gets up, she smiles." This is a complete sentence because it has a subject ("Jennie") and a predicate ("smiles"). It also includes a dependent clause ("Every morning when Jennie gets up") that provides additional information about when the action occurs.

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  • 12. 

    What does the underlined word they mean in the passage below?      After the rain, the air smelled sweet. Drops of water hung from the leaves of trees. The streets were shiny and wet. The cars splashed water as they went by.

    • A.

      Streets

    • B.

      Cars

    • C.

      Drops

    • D.

      Water

    Correct Answer
    B. Cars
    Explanation
    The underlined word "they" refers to the cars.

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  • 13. 

    Use the paragraph below for question 13. 1 Paul Revere was a famous American during the Revolutionary War.  2 He was an active member of the Sons of Liberty. 3 Washington was a famous American. 4 Perhaps Revere is most known for his ride to warn the people of Lexington and Concord that the British were coming. Which sentence does NOT belong in the paragraph above?

    • A.

      Sentence 1

    • B.

      Sentence 2

    • C.

      Sentence 3

    • D.

      Sentence 4

    Correct Answer
    C. Sentence 3
    Explanation
    Sentence 3 does not belong in the paragraph because it introduces a different person, Washington, who is not directly related to Paul Revere or his actions during the Revolutionary War. The other sentences all provide information about Paul Revere and his role in the war.

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  • 14. 

    Riley is writing a paper about fruit flies. What would be the BEST heading for her to look under?

    • A.

      Flying plants

    • B.

      Flying animals

    • C.

      Flying creatures

    • D.

      Flying insects

    Correct Answer
    D. Flying insects
    Explanation
    The best heading for Riley to look under would be "flying insects" because fruit flies are a type of insect that can fly. The other options, such as "flying plants," "flying animals," and "flying creatures," do not accurately categorize fruit flies as they are specifically insects.

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  • 15. 

    Which change should be made in order to correct the sentence below? There are all kind of fun games for kids to do after school.

    • A.

      Change kids to kid

    • B.

      Change are to is

    • C.

      Change kind to kinds

    • D.

      Change games to game

    Correct Answer
    C. Change kind to kinds
    Explanation
    The sentence is discussing multiple types of fun games for kids to do after school. Therefore, the word "kind" should be changed to "kinds" to indicate the plural form of "kind" and match the plural noun "games".

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  • 16. 

    Which word in the sentence below is the action word? Danielle sent Denise to the bakery for a dozen chocolate donuts.

    • A.

      Danielle

    • B.

      Sent

    • C.

      Bakery

    • D.

      Dozen

    Correct Answer
    B. Sent
    Explanation
    The action word in the sentence is "sent". It indicates that Danielle performed the action of sending Denise to the bakery.

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  • 17. 

    What is the structure of the sentence below? Mike enjoys peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, but he has no idea of the peanut's history.

    • A.

      Simple

    • B.

      Compund

    • C.

      Fragment

    • D.

      Run-on

    Correct Answer
    B. Compund
    Explanation
    The sentence is a compound sentence because it contains two independent clauses joined by the coordinating conjunction "but." The first independent clause is "Mike enjoys peanut butter and jelly sandwiches" and the second independent clause is "he has no idea of the peanut's history."

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  • 18. 

    Which sentence has quotation marks that are misplaced?

    • A.

      Mr. Smith said, "Don't forget to feed the fish."

    • B.

      "Would you like to share my snack?" asked James.

    • C.

      "The water is hot! cried Alex."

    • D.

      Mr. Johnson asked, "Would you please pass the water?"

    Correct Answer
    C. "The water is hot! cried Alex."
    Explanation
    The quotation marks in the sentence "The water is hot! cried Alex." are misplaced. Quotation marks should only be used to indicate direct speech or a quotation. In this sentence, the quotation marks are used to emphasize the words "The water is hot!" as if they were being quoted, but they are not. The correct placement of the quotation marks would be "The water is hot!" cried Alex.

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  • 19. 

    Which word should be replaced in the sentence below? Ted saw a beautiful jet plain fly overhead.

    • A.

      Saw

    • B.

      Beautiful

    • C.

      Plain

    • D.

      Overhead

    Correct Answer
    C. Plain
    Explanation
    The word "plain" should be replaced in the sentence because it is misspelled. The correct word should be "plane" which refers to a flying vehicle.

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  • 20. 

    Which sentence has the correct subject and verb ?

    • A.

      She were late for dinner.

    • B.

      He sing very well.

    • C.

      There is two minutes left.

    • D.

      The hats are made of straw

    Correct Answer
    D. The hats are made of straw
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The hats are made of straw." This sentence has the correct subject "The hats" and the correct verb "are made." The verb "are made" agrees with the plural subject "The hats."

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  • 21. 

    Sasha wants to know how much rain fell in Washington this week. What is the BEST place to llok for this information?

    • A.

      A dictionary

    • B.

      An encyclopedia

    • C.

      An atlas

    • D.

      The Internet

    Correct Answer
    D. The Internet
    Explanation
    The best place to look for information on how much rain fell in Washington this week would be the Internet. The Internet provides real-time updates and a wide range of sources such as weather websites, news outlets, and official government websites that can provide accurate and up-to-date rainfall data for the specific location. A dictionary, encyclopedia, or atlas would not provide this specific and current information.

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  • 22. 

    In the sentence below, which words should be capitalized? Mr. E. F. payne runs a paint and wallpaper store in cody, georgia.

    • A.

      Payne, cody, georgia

    • B.

      Payne, paint, store

    • C.

      Store, cody, georgia

    • D.

      Paint, wallpaper, store

    Correct Answer
    A. Payne, cody, georgia
    Explanation
    The words "payne," "cody," and "georgia" should be capitalized because they are proper nouns, referring to a specific person (Mr. E. F. Payne) and specific locations (Cody and Georgia). Capitalizing proper nouns is a standard rule of grammar.

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  • 23. 

    Which word BEST fills in the blank in the sentence below?                                   Karen has a new pen. She used ________________ at school today.

    • A.

      Them

    • B.

      It

    • C.

      Theirs

    • D.

      These

    Correct Answer
    B. It
    Explanation
    Karen has a new pen. She used it at school today.

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  • 24. 

    ___________________ means having a feeling that something is wrong or disturbing,

    • A.

      Frayed

    • B.

      Suspicious

    • C.

      Sensation

    Correct Answer
    B. Suspicious
    Explanation
    The word "suspicious" means having a feeling that something is wrong or disturbing. It is often used to describe a situation or person that arouses distrust or doubt. When someone is suspicious, they have a sense that something may be amiss or not quite right. This feeling can be based on intuition, observations, or past experiences.

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  • 25. 

    _____________________ means unraveled or coming apart.

    • A.

      Suspicious

    • B.

      Frayed

    • C.

      Debris

    Correct Answer
    B. Frayed
    Explanation
    The word "frayed" means unraveled or coming apart. It is often used to describe the condition of fabric or rope that has started to unravel at the edges. In this context, "frayed" is the best choice among the given options as it directly matches the meaning of the word described in the question. "Suspicious" means having or causing suspicion, and "debris" refers to scattered pieces of waste or remains.

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  • 26. 

    Fragments of something that has been destroyed or broken into pieces is _____________

    • A.

      Parched

    • B.

      Debris

    • C.

      Wearily

    Correct Answer
    B. Debris
    Explanation
    Debris refers to the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken into pieces. It can include fragments of buildings, objects, or any other material that is left behind after a destructive event. The word "parched" means extremely dry, and "wearily" means in a tired or exhausted manner, neither of which accurately describe the concept of something being broken or destroyed. Therefore, the correct answer is debris.

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  • 27. 

    To be physically tired is to be _____________.

    • A.

      Suspicious

    • B.

      Parched

    • C.

      Wearily

    Correct Answer
    C. Wearily
    Explanation
    To be physically tired means to be weary. Weary refers to the feeling of exhaustion or fatigue in the body, often resulting from physical exertion or lack of rest. It is a state of being worn out or drained of energy. Therefore, "wearily" is the appropriate word to describe the condition of being physically tired.

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  • 28. 

    Abruptly means to happen suddenly or without warning.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement accurately defines the meaning of the word "abruptly." It states that something happens suddenly or without warning. Therefore, the correct answer is true.

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  • 29. 

    Jubilant means to be unexcited.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is incorrect. Jubilant means to be extremely joyful, happy, or excited. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 30. 

    Jill is using a computer. She wants to find out how much elephants eat each day. Under which topic should Jill search? ELEpHANT:                       Diet                       Characteristics                       Habitat                       Species

    • A.

      Characteristics

    • B.

      Diet

    • C.

      Habitat

    • D.

      Species

    Correct Answer
    B. Diet
    Explanation
    Jill wants to find out how much elephants eat each day, which falls under the topic of their diet.

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  • 31. 

    To get away means to

    • A.

      Escape

    • B.

      Image

    • C.

      Numb

    Correct Answer
    A. Escape
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "escape." To get away means to escape from a situation or place. It implies the act of leaving or fleeing in order to avoid something or someone. This can be used in various contexts, such as escaping from danger, escaping from a boring or unpleasant situation, or escaping from stress or responsibility.

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  • 32. 

    If you are unable to feel or have sensations, you are

    • A.

      Numb

    • B.

      Shudder

    • C.

      Flee

    Correct Answer
    A. Numb
    Explanation
    If someone is unable to feel or have sensations, they are numb. Numbness refers to the loss or reduction of sensation in a specific part of the body or the entire body. It can be caused by various factors such as nerve damage, injury, or certain medical conditions. When a person is numb, they are unable to perceive touch, temperature, pain, or any other physical sensations.

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  • 33. 

    A newspaper is a printed paper containing news  .

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A newspaper is a printed paper containing news, which means that it is a true statement. Newspapers are typically printed publications that provide information and news about current events, politics, sports, entertainment, and other topics. They are widely distributed and read by the public to stay informed about local, national, and international news.

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  • 34. 

    An image is a picture or likeness of somebody  or something.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true because an image is indeed a picture or likeness of somebody or something. Images can be visual representations of people, objects, or scenes captured through various mediums such as photography, painting, or digital rendering. They serve as visual aids to convey information, evoke emotions, or simply capture moments in time. Therefore, the statement accurately describes the nature and purpose of an image.

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