Nouns, Characters, Genres, And Prep Phrases

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  • 1. 

    1.  What kind of noun is underlined in the sentence below? The herd of cows stamped through the fence.

    • A.

      Abstract

    • B.

      Proper

    • C.

      Collective

    • D.

      Singular

    Correct Answer
    C. Collective
    Explanation
    The underlined noun "herd" in the sentence "The herd of cows stamped through the fence" is a collective noun. Collective nouns refer to a group of people, animals, or things as a single unit. In this case, the noun "herd" is used to refer to a group of cows.

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  • 2. 

    2.  Which is not a prepositional phrase?

    • A.

      By the door

    • B.

      To laugh

    • C.

      Above her

    • D.

      Under the tree

    Correct Answer
    B. To laugh
    Explanation
    The phrase "to laugh" is not a prepositional phrase because it does not include a preposition. It is an infinitive phrase, where "to" is used as part of the infinitive verb "to laugh." Prepositional phrases typically consist of a preposition followed by a noun or pronoun. In this case, "by the door," "above her," and "under the tree" are all prepositional phrases because they contain prepositions ("by," "above," and "under") followed by nouns ("the door," "her," and "the tree").

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  • 3. 

    3.  What is the genre of the book listed below?A Trip to Outerspace is all about robots and a family that travels to different planets.

    • A.

      Historical fiction

    • B.

      Fantasy

    • C.

      Realistic fiction

    • D.

      Science fiction

    Correct Answer
    D. Science fiction
    Explanation
    The book "A Trip to Outerspace" is categorized as science fiction because it involves robots and a family traveling to different planets, which are elements commonly found in science fiction stories. Science fiction typically explores imaginative and futuristic concepts, often incorporating advanced technology and space exploration.

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  • 4. 

    4.  What is the genre of the book listed below? The Soldier tells of a World War II soldier named Joe that lives through the horrors of war.

    • A.

      Science fiction

    • B.

      Informational book

    • C.

      Historical fiction

    • D.

      Realistic fiction

    Correct Answer
    C. Historical fiction
    Explanation
    The given book is classified as historical fiction because it tells the story of a soldier named Joe who experiences the events of World War II. Historical fiction combines fictional characters and events with real historical settings and time periods. In this case, the book uses the backdrop of World War II to explore the experiences and challenges faced by soldiers during that time.

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  • 5. 

    5.  What kind of character is Cinderella?

    • A.

      Minor, static

    • B.

      Major, dynamic

    • C.

      Minor, dynamic

    • D.

      Major, static

    Correct Answer
    B. Major, dynamic
    Explanation
    Cinderella is considered a major character because she is the protagonist and the central focus of the story. She undergoes significant changes and growth throughout the narrative, which makes her a dynamic character.

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  • 6. 

    6.  What type of character is the evil stepmother in Cinderella?

    • A.

      Protagonist, dynamic

    • B.

      Antagonist, static

    • C.

      Protagonist, static

    • D.

      Antagonist, dynamic

    Correct Answer
    B. Antagonist, static
    Explanation
    The evil stepmother in Cinderella is portrayed as the antagonist, as she opposes the protagonist (Cinderella) and creates obstacles for her. She is considered static because her character does not undergo any significant changes or development throughout the story. She remains consistently cruel and wicked, maintaining her role as the primary source of conflict for Cinderella.

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  • 7. 

    7.  What kind of noun is underlined in the sentence below?The solier had more bravery than we had ever seen.

    • A.

      Concrete

    • B.

      Plural

    • C.

      Collective

    • D.

      Abstract

    Correct Answer
    D. Abstract
    Explanation
    The underlined noun in the sentence is "bravery." It is an abstract noun because it represents a quality or concept that cannot be physically touched or seen. Bravery is not a tangible object, but rather a characteristic or state of being. In the sentence, it is used to describe the level of courage exhibited by the soldier, which cannot be measured or quantified in a physical sense.

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    8.  What kind of noun is underlined in the sentence below?The desk shook when the cart was wheel through the room.

    • A.

      Plural

    • B.

      Abstract

    • C.

      Proper

    • D.

      Concrete

    Correct Answer
    D. Concrete
    Explanation
    The underlined noun in the sentence is "desk." It is a concrete noun because it refers to a physical object that can be seen and touched.

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  • 9. 

    9.  Where are the historical fiction books located in the media center?

    • A.

      Arranged by author's last name

    • B.

      Mixed in with all of the other fiction books

    • C.

      With a number in the nonfiction section

    • D.

      Both a and b

    Correct Answer
    D. Both a and b
    Explanation
    The historical fiction books are located in the media center in two ways. Firstly, they are arranged by the author's last name, which means that all the books by the same author will be grouped together. Secondly, they are mixed in with all of the other fiction books, which means that they are not separated into a separate section but rather integrated within the general fiction collection. Therefore, the historical fiction books can be found both by the author's last name and within the general fiction section.

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    10.  What is the most critical part of a book?

    • A.

      Exposition

    • B.

      Rising action events

    • C.

      Climax

    • D.

      Falling action events

    Correct Answer
    C. Climax
    Explanation
    The climax is the most critical part of a book because it is the point of highest tension and the turning point in the story. It is the moment when the conflict reaches its peak and the outcome of the story is determined. The climax is often the most intense and exciting part of the book, and it is crucial in keeping the reader engaged and interested in the story.

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