Les. 18 The Kid Who Named Pluto Vocabulary And Reading Test

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  • 1. 
    What is the author's MAIN purpose for writing this selection?
    • A. 

      To tell why planets have Greek names

    • B. 

      To tell how a planet was discovered

    • C. 

      To explain how a planet was named

    • D. 

      To explain where a planet is located

  • 2. 
    Why was Venetia especially interested in naming a planet?
    • A. 

      She wanted to become a famous astronomer.

    • B. 

      Her great-uncle had named the moons of Mars.

    • C. 

      She thought the planet should be named by a girl.

    • D. 

      Her family hoped they would be greatly honored.

  • 3. 
    Why did Venetia, upon hearing about the new planet, begin looking through her books?
    • A. 

      She knew that planets were traditionally named from mythology.

    • B. 

      She needed to learn how the other eight planets had been named.

    • C. 

      She wanted to prove that a child in England could name a planet.

    • D. 

      She wanted to read about the astronomer Percival Lowell.

  • 4. 
    How do you know that "The Kid Who Named Pluto"is expository nonfiction?
    • A. 

      It is written in the first-person point of view.

    • B. 

      It tells about people, places, and events that are real.

    • C. 

      It is set in the future and has technology of the future.

    • D. 

      It has details about important events in the author's life.

  • 5. 
    What is the MOST LIKELY reason Zymal was not chosen as the new planet's name?
    • A. 

      Zymal referred to just one of the planet's characteristics.

    • B. 

      Zymal was not the last word in many current dictionaries.

    • C. 

      The observatory members wanted a name with Lowell's initials.

    • D. 

      Scientists did not know this was the last planet in the solar system.

  • 6. 
    Which sentence in an OPINION from :The Kid Who Named Pluto"?
    • A. 

      An unknown object was traveling across the solar system.

    • B. 

      The object could only be one thing, Planet X!

    • C. 

      Percival or Lowell just didn't seem to fit.

    • D. 

      At first they favored Cronus.

  • 7. 
    How does the author organize information in most of "The Kid Who Named Pluto"?
    • A. 

      He arranges details about naming Pluto from greatest to least importance.

    • B. 

      He states an opinion about naming Pluto and supports it with details.

    • C. 

      He compares the naming of Pluto to the naming of another planet.

    • D. 

      He tells events related to naming Pluto in the order they occurred.

  • 8. 
    What does the author believe is amazing about the discovery of Pluto?
    • A. 

      The informatioin used to predict the planet's existence was incorrect.

    • B. 

      Clyde Tombaugh was really looking for a star and not a planet.

    • C. 

      The planet was discovered by using a Blink-Comparator.

    • D. 

      The planet is less that half the size of our moon.

  • 9. 
    Everyone in the crowd was shouting, and the _____ mad it impossible to hear the referee's calls.
    • A. 

      Foresight

    • B. 

      Beacon

    • C. 

      Clamor

    • D. 

      Testimony

  • 10. 
    Some citizens disagreed with the City Council's plan, so they attended the meeting and raised _____ to the plan.
    • A. 

      Contortions

    • B. 

      Distractions

    • C. 

      Disturbances

    • D. 

      Objections

  • 11. 
    The powerful light in the lighthouse could be seen for miles and served as a _______ for ships at sea.
    • A. 

      Beacon

    • B. 

      Premonition

    • C. 

      Clamor

    • D. 

      Bliss

  • 12. 
    _____, I got a phone call from my uncle just as I was about to call him.
    • A. 

      Meticulously

    • B. 

      Coincidentally

    • C. 

      Gingerly

    • D. 

      Precisely

  • 13. 
    I _______ at the Great Pyramid in Egypt and other amazing wonders of the ancient world.
    • A. 

      Publicize

    • B. 

      Regulate

    • C. 

      Marvel

    • D. 

      Counteract

  • 14. 
    The students were so ______ by the acrobats that they kept their eyes focused on the stage throughout the performance.
    • A. 

      Entralled

    • B. 

      Indebted

    • C. 

      Compensated

    • D. 

      Persisted

  • 15. 
    Instead of giving into fatigue, the runner _______ in the race and finally reached the finish line.
    • A. 

      Counteracted

    • B. 

      Persisted

    • C. 

      Petitioned

    • D. 

      Entralled

  • 16. 
    After the championship game, the noisy victory parties created ________ in several neighborhoods.
    • A. 

      Perfectionists

    • B. 

      Contortions

    • C. 

      Disturbances

    • D. 

      Petitions

  • 17. 
    What is the first thing you are asked to write on your paper?
    • A. 

      First name

    • B. 

      Last name

    • C. 

      Full name

    • D. 

      Middle name

  • 18. 
    When checking out an AR book, you must first _____.
    • A. 

      Conference with the librarian.

    • B. 

      Receive written permission from Mr. Richardson.

    • C. 

      Know what your ZPD or reading level is.

    • D. 

      Know how many points you need to make your goal.

  • 19. 
    Your first class procedure in all of your classes SHOULD BE ____
    • A. 

      To talk to your friends.

    • B. 

      To ask "what are we doing today?"

    • C. 

      To copy your homework.

    • D. 

      To sit and do nothing.

  • 20. 
    The last class procedure in all of your classes SHOULD BE ______
    • A. 

      To make sure you have everything you need.

    • B. 

      To leave everything in your desk.

    • C. 

      To talk to your friends.

    • D. 

      To copy your homework.

  • 21. 
    I studied my vocabulary words.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    I studied for my weekly reading test.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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