Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test Preparation Materials Sample Quiz 1

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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 Read moreliteracy lead.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Question 1 Which paragraph describes the event that happened first?

    • A.

      Paragraph 2

    • B.

      Paragraph 3

    • C.

      Paragraph 4

    • D.

      Paragraph 5

    Correct Answer
    B. Paragraph 3
    Explanation
    The event described in paragraph 3 happened first.

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  • 2. 

    Question 2  What is the meaning of hypothesis as used in paragraph 5?

    • A.

      A recipe

    • B.

      A problem

    • C.

      A prediction

    • D.

      An experiment

    Correct Answer
    C. A prediction
    Explanation
    In paragraph 5, the term "hypothesis" is used to refer to a prediction. A hypothesis is an educated guess or a proposed explanation for a phenomenon or a problem. It is based on prior knowledge, observations, and logical reasoning. In the context of the paragraph, the term "hypothesis" is used to suggest that the prediction made in the experiment is being discussed.

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  • 3. 

    Question 3  What is responsible for the decomposition of plastic bags?

    • A.

      Bacteria

    • B.

      Polyethylene

    • C.

      Additional water

    • D.

      Large composters

    Correct Answer
    A. Bacteria
    Explanation
    Bacteria are responsible for the decomposition of plastic bags. Bacteria have the ability to break down the chemical bonds in the plastic, leading to its decomposition. This process is known as biodegradation, where bacteria use the plastic as a source of energy and carbon. Bacteria produce enzymes that can break down the complex structure of plastic, converting it into simpler compounds that can be utilized by other organisms in the environment. Therefore, bacteria play a crucial role in the natural breakdown of plastic bags.

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    Question 4  What is the purpose of the information inside the parentheses in paragraph 6?

    • A.

      It provides an explanation.

    • B.

      It refers to another experiment.

    • C.

      It presents a step in the experiment.

    • D.

      It emphasizes the importance of the problem.

    Correct Answer
    A. It provides an explanation.
    Explanation
    The purpose of the information inside the parentheses in paragraph 6 is to provide an explanation. The information is likely providing additional details or clarification about a concept or result mentioned in the paragraph. This explanation helps to enhance the reader's understanding of the topic being discussed.

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  • 5. 

    Question 5  Why did Burd's experiment win the top prize?

    • A.

      It could solve a significant problem.

    • B.

      Burd plans to study science in university.

    • C.

      It encourages people to reduce their use of plastic bags.

    • D.

      Burd discovered the bacteria that break down plastic bags.

    Correct Answer
    A. It could solve a significant problem.
    Explanation
    Burd's experiment won the top prize because it could solve a significant problem. This suggests that his experiment was able to address an important issue or challenge, potentially related to plastic bags. The other options, such as Burd's future plans or the discovery of bacteria, may be interesting but they do not directly explain why his experiment was awarded the top prize.

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