Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test Preparation Materials Sample Quiz 5

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Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test Preparation Materials Sample Quiz 5 - Quiz

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  What does the increasing use of barbless hooks suggest about anglers?

    • A.

      They want to help maintain fish populations.

    • B.

      They want to retain as many fish as possible.

    • C.

      They want to make a lot of money selling fish.

    • D.

      They want to make sure the fish are securely hooked.

    Correct Answer
    A. They want to help maintain fish populations.
    Explanation
    The increasing use of barbless hooks suggests that anglers want to help maintain fish populations. Barbless hooks are designed to minimize harm to fish by making it easier to release them without causing injury. Anglers who choose to use barbless hooks are demonstrating a concern for the well-being and sustainability of fish populations, as they prioritize the long-term health of the ecosystem over personal gain or convenience.

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  • 2. 

    Question 2  If the trends shown in the graphs continue, what is a logical prediction?

    • A.

      The number of fish caught decreases.

    • B.

      The number of anglers rises to 1985 levels.

    • C.

      In 2005, anglers spend less than one billion dollars on fishing.

    • D.

      In 2005, the number of retained fish reaches 150 million.

    Correct Answer
    A. The number of fish caught decreases.
    Explanation
    Based on the given trends shown in the graphs, it can be predicted that the number of fish caught will decrease. This prediction can be made because the question states that the trends shown in the graphs will continue. Since the number of fish caught is decreasing, it is logical to predict that this trend will continue in the future. Therefore, the correct answer is that the number of fish caught decreases.

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  • 3. 

    Question 3  What is the purpose of the asterisk ( * ) beside " Direct fishing-related expenditures " ?

    • A.

      To direct the reader to the graph

    • B.

      To indicate the importance of the section

    • C.

      To connect the heading to other information

    • D.

      To emphasize the amount of fishing - related expenditures

    Correct Answer
    C. To connect the heading to other information
    Explanation
    The purpose of the asterisk (*) beside "Direct fishing-related expenditures" is to connect the heading to other information. The asterisk is commonly used as a symbol to indicate a footnote or additional information related to the main text. In this case, it suggests that there is more detailed information or explanation about the direct fishing-related expenditures elsewhere in the document.

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  • 4. 

    Question 4  Which part of the selection relates most closely to the final paragraph?

    • A.

      The introductary paragraph

    • B.

      The " Total number of anglers " graph

    • C.

      The " Total fish caught and retained " graph

    • D.

      The " Direct fishing-related expenditures " graph

    Correct Answer
    C. The " Total fish caught and retained " graph
    Explanation
    The final paragraph most closely relates to the "Total fish caught and retained" graph. This is because the final paragraph is likely discussing the overall impact or results of the fishing activity, and the "Total fish caught and retained" graph would provide information on the actual number of fish caught and kept by anglers.

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  • 5. 

    Question 5  What is the meaning of " adopted " as used in the final paragraph?

    • A.

      Used

    • B.

      Noticed

    • C.

      Suggested

    • D.

      Abandoned

    Correct Answer
    A. Used
    Explanation
    In the final paragraph, the word "adopted" is used. This means that something was taken into use or accepted. It implies that whatever was being discussed in the paragraph was implemented or embraced.

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  • 6. 

    Question 6  Which part of the selection shows that the recreational fishing industry contributes to the economy?

    • A.

      The picture of the angler

    • B.

      The " Total number of anglers " graph

    • C.

      The " Total fish caught and retained " graph

    • D.

      The " Direct fishing - related expenditures " graph

    Correct Answer
    D. The " Direct fishing - related expenditures " graph
    Explanation
    The "Direct fishing - related expenditures" graph shows the contribution of the recreational fishing industry to the economy. This graph likely displays the amount of money spent on fishing-related activities such as equipment, licenses, and travel expenses. By showing the direct expenditures, it demonstrates the economic impact of the recreational fishing industry.

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