Mid-year Language Arts Exam

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  • 1. 

    Choose the best mission statement.

    • A.

      Barnes & Noble: Our mission is to operate the best specialty retail business in America, regardless of the product we sell. Because the product we sell is books, our aspirations must be consistent with the promise and the ideals of the volumes which line our shelves. To say that our mission exists independent of the product we sell is to demean the importance and the distinction of being a bookseller.

    • B.

      Enron: Respect, Integrity, Communication, and Excellence

    • C.

      McDonald's: To be our customers' favorite place and way to eat and drink. Our worldwide operations are aligned around a global strategy called the Plan to Win, which center on an exceptional customer experience – People, Products, Place, Price and Promotion. We are committed to continuously improving our operations and enhancing our customers' experience..

    • D.

      Hershey: Undisputed Marketplace Leadership

    Correct Answer
    C. McDonald's: To be our customers' favorite place and way to eat and drink. Our worldwide operations are aligned around a global strategy called the Plan to Win, which center on an exceptional customer experience – People, Products, Place, Price and Promotion. We are committed to continuously improving our operations and enhancing our customers' experience..
  • 2. 

    Which of the following is not something you should do during a non-fiction preview?

    • A.

      Read the title

    • B.

      Look for information about the author

    • C.

      Figure out how the text is organized

    • D.

      Write down all of the vocabulary terms

    Correct Answer
    D. Write down all of the vocabulary terms
    Explanation
    During a non-fiction preview, it is important to read the title to get an idea of the topic, look for information about the author to understand their expertise, and figure out how the text is organized to anticipate the structure. However, writing down all of the vocabulary terms is not necessary during a preview. It can be more effective to focus on understanding the overall content and main ideas before diving into specific vocabulary.

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  • 3. 

    How long does the copyright on a poem last?

    • A.

      7 years

    • B.

      70 years

    • C.

      7 years after the author dies

    • D.

      70 years after the author dies

    Correct Answer
    D. 70 years after the author dies
    Explanation
    Copyright on a poem lasts for 70 years after the author dies. This means that the poem is protected from unauthorized copying, distribution, and use for a period of 70 years after the author's death. After this time, the poem enters the public domain and can be freely used by anyone without permission or payment. This ensures that the author's rights are protected and that they or their estate can benefit from their work for a significant period of time.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following is considered fair use?

    • A.

      Photocopying a book that you bought to give a copy to a friend

    • B.

      Using a sound recorder to record a song playing on Pandora Internet Radio

    • C.

      Listening to the new Miley Cirus album at your friend's Birthday Party

    • D.

      Posting a video to YouTube that has a Justin Timberlake song playing in the background

    Correct Answer
    C. Listening to the new Miley Cirus album at your friend's Birthday Party
    Explanation
    Listening to the new Miley Cyrus album at your friend's Birthday Party is considered fair use because it is a private, non-commercial use of the music. Fair use allows for limited use of copyrighted material without permission from the copyright owner, and private, non-commercial uses are generally considered to be fair use. The other options involve making copies or publicly sharing copyrighted material, which would typically not be considered fair use.

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  • 5. 

    The opposite of an independent clause is a ___________?

    • A.

      Fragment

    • B.

      Run-On

    • C.

      Complete Sentence

    • D.

      Needy clause

    Correct Answer
    A. Fragment
    Explanation
    An independent clause is a complete sentence that can stand alone and express a complete thought. Therefore, the opposite of an independent clause would be a fragment, which is an incomplete sentence that lacks a subject, a verb, or does not express a complete thought. Fragments can be missing essential components of a sentence, such as a subject or a verb, or they can be dependent clauses that cannot stand alone.

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  • 6. 

    The following could be a thesis statement: Representations of women in hip-hop

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Representations of women in hip-hop" is not a thesis statement. A thesis statement should present an argument or a claim that can be supported with evidence and analysis. The given statement is more of a topic or a subject of study rather than a specific argument. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 7. 

    What is a personal narrative?

    • A.

      An essay written to depict a historical moment.

    • B.

      An essay written in the first person, about the author's life.

    • C.

      An essay written to convince the reader to take a stand for or against a topic.

    • D.

      An essay written to explain the steps of a process

    Correct Answer
    B. An essay written in the first person, about the author's life.
    Explanation
    A personal narrative is an essay written in the first person, about the author's life. This type of essay provides a personal account of a specific experience or event in the author's life, often including thoughts, emotions, and reflections. It allows the author to share their unique perspective and connect with the reader on a personal level. The focus is on the author's personal story rather than historical events, persuasive arguments, or explanations of a process.

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  • 8. 

    What is true about first person? 

    • A.

      The character is in the story

    • B.

      Only reveals their personal thoughts/ feelings(cannot tell another characters thoughts/feelings

    • C.

      Very descriptive and paints a picture in the readers mind

    • D.

      Uses "me," "us," "I,", and "we" and participates in the action in the story

    • E.

      All of the Above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the Above
    Explanation
    First person is a narrative point of view where the character is in the story and participates in the action. It is characterized by the use of pronouns such as "me," "us," "I," and "we." In addition, first person narration only reveals the personal thoughts and feelings of the character, and it tends to be very descriptive, creating a vivid picture in the reader's mind. Therefore, all of the given statements accurately describe the characteristics of first person narration.

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  • 9. 

    Every type of book or story can be identified as either fiction or non-fiction.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Every book or story can be categorized into two broad categories: fiction and non-fiction. Fiction refers to stories that are made up and not based on real events or people, while non-fiction refers to factual accounts or information. Since every type of book or story can be classified as either fiction or non-fiction, the statement is true.

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  • 10. 

    Which genre relates facts that can be proven and checked, and is true?

    • A.

      Historical Fiction

    • B.

      Realistic Fiction

    • C.

      Non-Fiction

    • D.

      Fable

    Correct Answer
    C. Non-Fiction
    Explanation
    Non-Fiction is the correct answer because it is a genre that presents information and facts that can be proven and checked for accuracy. Unlike fiction genres such as Historical Fiction or Realistic Fiction, which may contain fictional elements, Non-Fiction is based on real events, people, and facts. Fables, on the other hand, are fictional stories that often contain moral lessons and are not necessarily based on true events or facts. Therefore, Non-Fiction is the genre that relates facts that can be proven and checked, making it the true genre.

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  • 11. 

    The words underneath pictures, diagrams, or graphs are known as _______________________________.

    • A.

      Titles

    • B.

      Subheadings

    • C.

      Captions

    Correct Answer
    C. Captions
    Explanation
    Captions are the words that are placed underneath pictures, diagrams, or graphs. They provide a brief description or explanation of the visual content, helping to clarify or enhance the understanding of the image. Captions are typically used in publications, presentations, or articles to provide context and aid in comprehension.

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  • 12. 

    Before I read the informational text, I should:

    • A.

      Look at all pictures, diagrams, and charts and read their captions

    • B.

      Read the title, subheadings, and familiarize myself with the bold-faced words

    • C.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. All of the above
    Explanation
    Before reading the informational text, it is important to look at all pictures, diagrams, and charts and read their captions. This helps in getting a visual understanding of the content and can provide additional information. Additionally, reading the title, subheadings, and familiarizing oneself with the bold-faced words gives an overview of the main ideas and key points covered in the text. Therefore, doing all of the above helps in preparing oneself to comprehend the informational text more effectively.

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  • 13. 

    True or false: Wikipedia is highly reliable research location for writing a research paper and citing in a works cited page.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Wikipedia is not considered a highly reliable research location for writing a research paper and citing in a works cited page. While Wikipedia can be a good starting point to gather general information on a topic, it is not a peer-reviewed source and anyone can edit its content. Therefore, it is important to verify the information from more credible and authoritative sources before using it in an academic paper.

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  • 14. 

    "I think..." is a great way to start writing a narrative story about taking a trip to Texas.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that starting a narrative story about taking a trip to Texas with the phrase "I think..." is a great way to begin. However, this is not necessarily true. When writing a narrative story, it is generally more effective to start with a strong and engaging introduction that captures the reader's attention. Starting with "I think..." may not create the desired impact and could weaken the storytelling. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 15. 

    Which of the following is the best order for beginning a research paper?

    • A.

      Determine a research question, choose a topic, write a thesis statement, conduct research

    • B.

      Choose a topic, determine a research question, conduct preliminary research, write a thesis statement

    • C.

      Write a thesis statement, conduct research, answer your research question

    • D.

      Begin Research, answer your research question, choose a topic, write a thesis statement

    Correct Answer
    B. Choose a topic, determine a research question, conduct preliminary research, write a thesis statement
  • 16. 

    What made the Presidential Election of 1960 different from the elections in previous years?

    • A.

      It was the first time an African American ran for president

    • B.

      It was the first time the candidates were shown on television

    • C.

      It was the first time the candidates tied

    • D.

      It was the first time a woman ran for president

    Correct Answer
    B. It was the first time the candidates were shown on television
    Explanation
    In the Presidential Election of 1960, the candidates being shown on television was a significant difference from previous elections. This marked the first time that the candidates utilized television as a medium to reach and connect with voters. The televised debates between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon played a crucial role in shaping public opinion and influencing the outcome of the election. The introduction of television allowed candidates to directly address the American people, making the election more accessible and visually engaging for voters.

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  • 17. 

    Place a check mark next to the facts in the following list.

    • A.

      The Earth rotates on an axis

    • B.

      Math is hard

    • C.

      Soccer is the most popular sport at Plato Academy

    • D.

      Glee is a great television show

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. The Earth rotates on an axis
    C. Soccer is the most popular sport at Plato Academy
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Earth rotates on an axis" and "Soccer is the most popular sport at Plato Academy". These statements can be considered as facts because they are objective and can be verified. The rotation of the Earth on its axis is a well-known scientific fact, and the popularity of soccer at Plato Academy can be determined through surveys or observations. However, the other statements "Math is hard" and "Glee is a great television show" are subjective opinions and cannot be considered as facts.

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  • 18. 

    Place a check mark next to the option that shows the following sentence edited correctly. johnny loved to play he trumpet so so much that he quite the Baseball team so that hed have more time to practise.

    • A.

      Johnny loved to play the trumpet so much that he quit the baesball team so he'd have more time to practise.

    • B.

      Johnny loved to play the trumpet so much that he quit the baseball team so that he'd have more time to practice.

    • C.

      Johnny loved to play The Trumpet so much that he quite the baseball team so that he would have more time to practice.

    • D.

      Johnny was even willing to quit the baseball team so that he would have more time to practice his true passion: playing the trumpet.

    Correct Answer
    B. Johnny loved to play the trumpet so much that he quit the baseball team so that he'd have more time to practice.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Johnny loved to play the trumpet so much that he quit the baseball team so that he'd have more time to practice." This option corrects the spelling of "trumpet" and "quit," and uses the contraction "he'd" for "he would." It also uses the correct verb tense ("quit" instead of "quite") and capitalization ("baseball team" instead of "Baseball team").

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  • 19. 

    "Please push in your chair" is an example of a sentence written in which point of view?

    • A.

      1st Person Point of View

    • B.

      2nd Person Point of View

    • C.

      3rd Person Point of View

    Correct Answer
    B. 2nd Person Point of View
    Explanation
    The sentence "Please push in your chair" is written in the 2nd person point of view because it directly addresses the reader or listener as "you". The speaker is giving a command or instruction to the person being addressed, indicating that it is in the 2nd person point of view.

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