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Citing Evidence Pre-test Byrd5 - Quiz

After carefully reading the selection about BMX bikes (I will give you a hard copy), carefully answer the questions that follow. Do your best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In a well written paragraph, EXPLAIN how the author develops the claim that bicyclists have had the easiest time capturing attention for their sport.  Use at least TWO specific details FROM the passage to SUPPORT your answer:(You may type your answer in the box below:

  • 2. 

    Which statement BEST presents the central idea of the passage and the way in which it is developed?

    • A.

      The place of BMX among other sports is developed by recounting the history of the sport.

    • B.

      The thrill of stunt riding on bicycles is developed through details about early riders and a contemporary BMX star.

    • C.

      The changes in bicycle features is developed through comparisons of early bicycles to the bicycles used for BMX.

    • D.

      The importance of BMX as a recognized sport is developed through details about the most famous rider.

    Correct Answer
    D. The importance of BMX as a recognized sport is developed through details about the most famous rider.
    Explanation
    The passage develops the central idea of the importance of BMX as a recognized sport through details about the most famous rider. By providing information about the accomplishments and influence of this rider, the passage highlights the significance of BMX within the sporting world. This suggests that the recognition and respect given to BMX as a sport are directly tied to the success and impact of its most famous rider.

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  • 3. 

    Read the sentence from the selection below, then choose the correct answer:"Some athletes have fought uphill battles, trying to get their athletic activities recognized as legitimate sports."    What is the meaning of the word LEGITIMATE as it is used in the sentence?

    • A.

      Challenging

    • B.

      Authentic

    • C.

      Organized

    • D.

      Profitable

    Correct Answer
    B. Authentic
    Explanation
    The word "legitimate" in the sentence means "authentic." It implies that some athletes have faced difficulties in getting their athletic activities recognized as genuine or valid sports.

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  • 4. 

    Read the last sentence from paragraph 1 of the selection:"Most people rode their bikes on level surfaces and paved roads, but some bikers had the idea of playing around a little."          How does this sentence function in the passage?

    • A.

      It serves as a transition into paragraph 2

    • B.

      It acts as a summary statement for paragraph 1

    • C.

      It contrasts with the claim developed in paragraph 2

    • D.

      It restates an important point from paragraph 1.

    Correct Answer
    A. It serves as a transition into paragraph 2
    Explanation
    The sentence "Most people rode their bikes on level surfaces and paved roads, but some bikers had the idea of playing around a little" serves as a transition into paragraph 2. This is because it introduces the idea that there were some bikers who deviated from the norm and wanted to have some fun with their bikes, which sets the stage for the discussion in the following paragraph.

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  • 5. 

    According to the passage, Dave Mirra will continue to build his reputation as a BMX superstar by....

    • A.

      Beginning to design his own line of bikes.

    • B.

      Winning competitions against younger riders.

    • C.

      Coaching BMX athletes for the X Games in the future.

    • D.

      Remaining loyal to his fans and receiving more endorsements.

    Correct Answer
    D. Remaining loyal to his fans and receiving more endorsements.
  • 6. 

    Why does the author include information about the Klunkers in the passage?

    • A.

      To illustrate the difficulty of BMX competition

    • B.

      To contrast early contests with modern BMX

    • C.

      To explain the origins of BMX competition

    • D.

      To describe the skills needed for success at BMX

    Correct Answer
    C. To explain the origins of BMX competition
    Explanation
    The author includes information about the Klunkers in the passage in order to explain the origins of BMX competition. The Klunkers were the first type of bikes used in BMX racing, and their development and use marked the beginning of the sport. By providing this information, the author is giving context and background to the reader about how BMX competition started.

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  • 7. 

    How does the passage make a connection between Dave Mirra's career as a rider and his personality?

    • A.

      By comparing the development of his career to the development of his personality

    • B.

      By explaining how his career decisions have led to positive changes in his personality

    • C.

      By describing aspects of his career and his personality that have led to his success

    • D.

      By analyzing parts of his personality that caused him to seek out a career as a rider

    Correct Answer
    C. By describing aspects of his career and his personality that have led to his success
    Explanation
    The passage makes a connection between Dave Mirra's career as a rider and his personality by describing aspects of his career and his personality that have led to his success. This suggests that there are specific characteristics of Mirra's personality that have influenced his career choices and ultimately contributed to his achievements as a rider.

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  • 8. 

    After reading the passage, look back at paragraph 1 ----carefully re-read it, then answer the question.....What is a velocipede?  

    • A.

      A part of the BMX races

    • B.

      The first bike ever invented

    • C.

      Bikes made to ride on level surfaces and paved roads

    • D.

      A bike that has pedals

    Correct Answer
    D. A bike that has pedals
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a bike that has pedals". This answer is supported by the information in the passage, which states that a velocipede is a "pedal-driven bicycle". The other options are not mentioned in the passage and do not accurately describe what a velocipede is.

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  • 9. 

    A strong and (important to the Centrail Idea) inference that  can be made from this passage is...

    • A.

      There is no limit to Dave Mirra's popularity and he is a superstar in his sport.

    • B.

      BMX biking is the most important sport because it is watched throughout the nation.

    • C.

      Bike riding has a long history.and Klunkers were an early group of bike enthusiasts,

    • D.

      BMX has had an easier time grabbing people's attention than some other sports.

    Correct Answer
    A. There is no limit to Dave Mirra's popularity and he is a superstar in his sport.
    Explanation
    The passage suggests that Dave Mirra is extremely popular and a superstar in his sport. This can be inferred from the statement that there is no limit to his popularity and the use of the word "superstar." The passage does not provide any information about the popularity of BMX biking or bike riding in general, so these options cannot be inferred from the passage. The passage also does not mention Klunkers or their significance in relation to bike riding history. Therefore, the correct inference is about Dave Mirra's popularity and status in his sport.

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