Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test Preparation Materials Sample Quiz 2

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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  In 1979 the method of naming hurricanes changed to respond to

    • A.

      The need for more names.

    • B.

      Requests for equal treatment.

    • C.

      Confusion with repeated names.

    • D.

      A desire to use all letters in the alphabet.

    Correct Answer
    B. Requests for equal treatment.
    Explanation
    The change in the method of naming hurricanes in 1979 was a response to requests for equal treatment. Prior to this change, hurricanes were named exclusively after women, which led to concerns of gender bias. The new system introduced the use of both male and female names, ensuring that both genders were represented equally in the naming of hurricanes. This change aimed to address the issue of unequal treatment and promote fairness in the naming process.

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  • 2. 

    Question 2  What factor determines when a hurricane's name is retired?

    • A.

      The location of its origin

    • B.

      The time of year it struck

    • C.

      The first letter of its name

    • D.

      The degree of its destruction

    Correct Answer
    D. The degree of its destruction
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the degree of its destruction. When a hurricane causes significant damage and loss of life, its name is retired. This is done to honor the victims and to avoid confusion in future hurricane seasons. By retiring the name, it ensures that the hurricane's impact is not forgotten and serves as a reminder of the destructive power of such storms.

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    Question 3  The word designated as used in line 10 means

    • A.

      Assigned.

    • B.

      Repeated.

    • C.

      Demanded.

    • D.

      Eliminated.

    Correct Answer
    A. Assigned.
    Explanation
    The word "designated" in line 10 means assigned. This can be inferred from the context of the sentence. When something is designated, it is specifically assigned or chosen for a particular purpose. The other options (repeated, demanded, eliminated) do not fit the context and meaning of the sentence.

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  • 4. 

    Question 4  Why are the letters q,u,x,y and z (line 11) shown in italics?

    • A.

      To highlight their importance

    • B.

      To indicate the naming pattern

    • C.

      To distinguish letters from words

    • D.

      To emphasize their unique sounds

    Correct Answer
    C. To distinguish letters from words
    Explanation
    The letters q, u, x, y, and z are shown in italics to distinguish them from the rest of the words. By using italics, these letters stand out and can be easily identified as individual letters rather than being mistaken for complete words. This helps in clarifying their presence in the given context and prevents any confusion.

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  • 5. 

    Question 5  The numbers in lines 15 and 16 emphasize the

    • A.

      Uncommon names.

    • B.

      Pattern on unusual names.

    • C.

      Intensity of severe storms.

    • D.

      Increasing frequency of storms.

    Correct Answer
    D. Increasing frequency of storms.
    Explanation
    The numbers in lines 15 and 16 suggest an increasing frequency of storms. This can be inferred because the question states that the numbers emphasize something, and the only option that aligns with this emphasis is the increasing frequency of storms. The other options, such as uncommon names, pattern on unusual names, or intensity of severe storms, do not have any connection to the numbers mentioned in the lines.

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  • 6. 

    Question 6  What is the overall organizational structure of this selection?

    • A.

      Present to past

    • B.

      General to specific

    • C.

      Problem to solution

    • D.

      Least to most important

    Correct Answer
    C. Problem to solution
    Explanation
    The overall organizational structure of this selection is problem to solution. This means that the text begins by introducing a problem or issue and then proceeds to present a solution or resolution to that problem. The information is presented in a logical sequence, starting with the problem and then moving towards the solution.

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