Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test Preparation Materials Sample Quiz 4

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This practice quiz is designed to help you prepare for the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test which will take place in April, 2013. The multiple choice questions focus on the reading skills required in school and daily life such as understanding explicitly (directly) stated ideas and information, understanding implicitly (indirectly) stated ideas and information and making connections between information and ideas in a reading selection and personal knowledge and experience. Check www. Eqao. Com for more information. You will continue with preparation for the OSSLT in September, 2012 with your classroom teachers and your school literacy lead.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Question 1  Why did Terasa create her own cookies?

    • A.

      To be able to work from home

    • B.

      To compete on a television show

    • C.

      To find a way to bond with Sierra

    • D.

      To provide a healthy diet for Sierra

    Correct Answer
    C. To find a way to bond with Sierra
    Explanation
    Terasa created her own cookies to find a way to bond with Sierra. This suggests that Terasa wanted to spend quality time with Sierra and believed that baking cookies together would help them connect and strengthen their relationship.

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  • 2. 

    Question 2  What is emphasized by the use of the word "plied" (paragraph 4) ?

    • A.

      Terasa's trust

    • B.

      Terasa's fussiness

    • C.

      Terasa's frustration

    • D.

      Terasa's determination

    Correct Answer
    D. Terasa's determination
    Explanation
    The use of the word "plied" suggests that Terasa is actively and persistently applying effort or pressure towards achieving something. This implies that Terasa is determined and focused on her goal, rather than being fussy, frustrated, or simply trusting.

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  • 3. 

    Question 3  When were Barnies available in 144 stores across Canada?

    • A.

      After Terasa appeared on TV

    • B.

      After Terasa recovered from her illness

    • C.

      While Terasa's friends and family ran the business

    • D.

      While Terasa was making them in her own kitchen

    Correct Answer
    B. After Terasa recovered from her illness
    Explanation
    After Terasa recovered from her illness, Barnies became available in 144 stores across Canada. This suggests that Terasa's illness was a barrier to the expansion of the business, and once she regained her health, the company was able to grow and reach a wider market.

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  • 4. 

    Question 4  Between which paragraphs does the focus shift from Sierra to Terasa's business?

    • A.

      Paragraphs 2 and 3

    • B.

      Paragraphs 4 and 5

    • C.

      Paragraphs 5 and 6

    • D.

      Paragraphs 6 and 7

    Correct Answer
    B. Paragraphs 4 and 5
    Explanation
    The focus shifts from Sierra to Terasa's business between paragraphs 4 and 5. In paragraphs 2 and 3, the discussion is centered around Sierra and her success in the business. However, in paragraphs 4 and 5, the focus transitions to Terasa's business and her strategies for growth. This shift is evident as the author starts talking about Terasa's business plans and the challenges she faced.

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  • 5. 

    Question 5  Why was it important for Terasa to deliver " her sales pitch persuasively " ( paragraph 11 ) ?

    • A.

      She hoped to impress the judges.

    • B.

      Sierra's health depended on her success.

    • C.

      Her daughters had written encouraging notes.

    • D.

      Four thousand applicants were auditioning for the show.

    Correct Answer
    A. She hoped to impress the judges.
    Explanation
    Terasa's goal was to impress the judges, which indicates that delivering her sales pitch persuasively was important to her. This suggests that the judges' opinion of her performance would have a significant impact on her success or advancement in whatever context she was in. The other options provided do not directly relate to Terasa's goal of impressing the judges, making them less likely to be the correct answer.

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  • 6. 

    Question 6  What did Terasa have to give up to attain greater success?

    • A.

      Sierra

    • B.

      Her health

    • C.

      A part of her earnings

    • D.

      Time with her friends

    Correct Answer
    C. A part of her earnings
    Explanation
    Terasa had to give up a part of her earnings in order to attain greater success. This suggests that she had to make financial sacrifices and invest her earnings into her pursuit of success. This could involve investing in her education, career development, or any other means that would help her achieve her goals. By sacrificing a part of her earnings, Terasa demonstrates her commitment and determination to achieve greater success.

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  • 7. 

    Question 7  Which of the following was most likely spoken?

    • A.

      " Barnies " ( paragraph 5 )

    • B.

      " We believe in you ! " ( paragraph 10 )

    • C.

      " straight from the horse's mouth " ( paragraph 11)

    • D.

      " Dream big, work hard..." (paragraph 12)

    Correct Answer
    D. " Dream big, work hard..." (paragraph 12)
    Explanation
    The phrase "Dream big, work hard..." (paragraph 12) is most likely spoken because it is a motivational statement that encourages someone to have big dreams and put in effort to achieve them. The other options, "Barnies" (paragraph 5), "We believe in you!" (paragraph 10), and "straight from the horse's mouth" (paragraph 11), do not convey the same motivational tone and are less likely to be spoken in a motivational context.

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  • 8. 

    Question 8   Why is paragraph 13 an effective conclusion?

    • A.

      It provides surprising information.

    • B.

      It returns to the topic of the opening paragraph.

    • C.

      It continues the focus of the paragraph before it.

    • D.

      It builds suspense by asking an unanswered question.

    Correct Answer
    B. It returns to the topic of the opening paragraph.
    Explanation
    Paragraph 13 is an effective conclusion because it brings the discussion back to the topic introduced in the opening paragraph. By returning to the main idea, it provides a sense of closure and reinforces the central theme of the text. This helps the reader to understand the main point being made and leaves a lasting impression.

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  • 9. 

    Question 9   Which phrase indicates the popularity of Barnies?

    • A.

      " Terasa took up this challenge "

    • B.

      " Terasa found a national distributor "

    • C.

      " Terasa plied Sierra with many treats "

    • D.

      " Terasa delivered her product sales pitch "

    Correct Answer
    B. " Terasa found a national distributor "
    Explanation
    The phrase "Terasa found a national distributor" indicates the popularity of Barnies because finding a national distributor suggests that there is a high demand for the product and that it is gaining popularity on a larger scale. A national distributor would only be interested in a product that has proven to be popular and has the potential for widespread success.

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