Citing Evidence Pre-test Church 2nd Block

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Citing Evidence Pre-test   Church 2nd Block

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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

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