Prep TExES 191, 291 Generalist Ec-6 Exam Practice Test

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Prep TExES 191, 291 Generalist Ec-6 Exam Practice Test

Prep TExEs 191, 291 Generalist EC-6 Exam Practice Test. This quiz has a combination of three tests in the competency of English, Social Studies, Science, and Fine Arts except for Maths. So, stay on this quiz till the very end, it is going to be a little longer. No compromises with learning!


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  • 1. 
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  • 2. 
    The use of thematic planning is ideal for English language learners (ELLs) because in this curriculum arrangement students are exposed to 
    • A. 

      Cultural features through the use of concrete objects in reallife situations.

    • B. 

      The same information in all content areas.

    • C. 

      Instruction in highly contextualized situations.

    • D. 

      Concepts and vocabulary related to the themes in various content areas.

  • 3. 
    The main purpose of using semantic mapping in social studies is to
    • A. 

      Teach geography concepts to ELLs.

    • B. 

      Identify critical features of a given concept.

    • C. 

      Establish connections between concepts in two languages.

    • D. 

      Present a graphic representation of a process.

  • 4. 
    The Spaniards Francisco Pizarro and Hernán Cortés conquered, respectively, which of the following two civilizations? 
    • A. 

      Mayan and Aztec

    • B. 

      Inca and Aztec

    • C. 

      Toltec and Olmec

    • D. 

      Taino and Quechua

  • 5. 
    The tallest mountains in the world are part of the 
    • A. 

      Andes Range.

    • B. 

      Himalayas Range.

    • C. 

      Karakoram Range.

    • D. 

      Kunlun Range.

  • 6. 
    The Earth, spherical in shape, is artificially divided into 24 time zones to account for its rotation around the axis and its varying exposure to the sun. What is the degree of separation among these time zones? 
    • A. 

      10°

    • B. 

      20°

    • C. 

      30°

    • D. 

      15°

  • 7. 
    The earliest European colonization efforts in North America began with the founding of 
    • A. 

      Virginia and Massachusetts.

    • B. 

      Texas and New Mexico.

    • C. 

      Saint Augustine and Roanoke.

    • D. 

      New York and New Jersey.

  • 8. 
    The United States has 50 states and at least four territories. Based on these figures, what is the maximum number of senators who can serve in the U.S. Senate? 
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      100

    • C. 

      54

    • D. 

      435

  • 9. 
    A census of the population in the U.S. is con- ducted every 10 years. Based on census results, identify the agency or entity that can be affected by population changes. 
    • A. 

      House of Representatives

    • B. 

      U.S. Senate

    • C. 

      Justices of the Supreme Court

    • D. 

      The Executive Branch

  • 10. 
    Identify the syntactic structure that represents the following sentence—Mary gave me a dollar. 
    • A. 

      Noun, intransitive verb, predicative nomina- tive

    • B. 

      Noun, intransitive verb, predicative adjective

    • C. 

      Noun, transitive verb, indirect object, direct object

    • D. 

      Noun, transitive verb, direct object

  • 11. 
    Scenario: Joe is a third grader having difficulties with American idioms. He often gets confused with expressions like “keep an eye on the baby” and “keep your nose clean.” Joe is having problems dealing with 
    • A. 

      Academic English.

    • B. 

      Denotative language.

    • C. 

      Connotative language.

    • D. 

      Metaphors and similes.

  • 12. 
    Scenario: Mr. Figueroa introduced a cooperative learning activity for fourth graders where in the students were to identify the syntactic classification for selected words. Accent marks were used to indicate the appropriate pronunciation of a word, and also to give a clue to its meaning. The students were also to write a sentence with each of the words assigned.  In addition to promoting vocabulary development, what is the main phonological component presented through this activity? 
    • A. 

      The use of sight words for decoding

    • B. 

      The importance of using accents to guide pronunciation of words in English

    • C. 

      The semantic value of word stress

    • D. 

      The importance of contrasting similar words to help in their spelling

  • 13. 
    The key feature of a balanced reading program is that it uses    
    • A. 

      A balance between the receptive and productive skills of the language.

    • B. 

      A balance between theory and application of reading concepts.

    • C. 

      Phonics instruction as the primary method to teach English reading.

    • D. 

      The best practices from the skill-based and the meaning-based approaches.

  • 14. 
    Identify the rationale for the popularity of onset and rimes to teach spelling skills in English. 
    • A. 

      It is used to compensate for the grapheme– phoneme inconsistency of English.

    • B. 

      It is used to teach words as sight words.

    • C. 

      It is the best approach to teach words with multiple syllables.

    • D. 

      It is the best approach to teach the spelling pattern for prefixes and suffixes.

  • 15. 
    What is the main reason for introducing the letter– sound correspondence of the m, b, t, p, and s prior to the letters like the x or q? 
    • A. 

      Children might have more interest in the first set of sounds.

    • B. 

      The first set of graphemes occurs more frequently in reading.

    • C. 

      Children have muscular control and can pronounce nasal sounds.

    • D. 

      The last set of graphemes can create language interference.

  • 16. 
    During the pre-reading stage of the shared book experience, teachers can increase interest in the story by 
    • A. 

      Encouraging students to make predictions based on the title and the pictures.

    • B. 

      Encouraging students to draw a picture representing the main idea of the story.

    • C. 

      Encouraging students to draw pictures representing the characters of the story.

    • D. 

      Introducing students to the author’s biography and books written by the author.

  • 17. 
    During the first reading of the shared book experience, the teacher reads the whole story in an enthusiastic and dramatic manner. The main purpose of this activity is ​​
    • A. 

      To make the content understood to children so they can enjoy it and corroborate their earlier predictions about it.

    • B. 

      To introduce decoding skills and the main idea.

    • C. 

      To introduce vocabulary unknown to the children and decoding skills.

    • D. 

      To review the parts of the book, check for comprehension and practice the use of contextual clues.

  • 18. 
    What is the main purpose of exposing third-grade Spanish-speaking children learning English as a second language to common prefixes that are used in both Spanish and English? 
    • A. 

      To present the idea that English has been influenced by other languages

    • B. 

      To present the idea that English has many foreign words

    • C. 

      To present the idea that elements from the first language can transfer to English

    • D. 

      To present the idea that English is not a difficult language

  • 19. 
    The word “predestined” is composed of 
    • A. 

      One inflectional morpheme and one derivational morpheme.

    • B. 

      One derivational morpheme, the root of the word, and two inflectional morphemes.

    • C. 

      Two inflectional morphemes and the root of the word.

    • D. 

      One derivational morpheme, the root and one inflectional morpheme.

  • 20. 
    Silent sustained reading (SSR) is designed to promote 
    • A. 

      Reading fluency.

    • B. 

      Reading comprehension.

    • C. 

      Word analysis.

    • D. 

      Decoding skills.

  • 21. 
    The main purpose of an intergenerational literacy initiative is to 
    • A. 

      Improve the literacy development of adults and the community.

    • B. 

      Use children as a reason to involve parents in school activities.

    • C. 

      Promote literacy among children using the support of parents and other family members.

    • D. 

      Begin in preschool and continue through high school.

  • 22. 
    Kindergarten students can identify the main idea of a story by 
    • A. 

      Drawing a picture representing the story.

    • B. 

      Writing a short paragraph summarising the story

    • C. 

      Verbalizing the main points of the story and writing a chronology of events in the story.

    • D. 

      Developing a detailed analysis of the story line.

  • 23. 
    Reciprocal teaching is a technique used with struggling readers and is designed to 
    • A. 

      Promote reading fluency.

    • B. 

      Promote reading comprehension in the content areas.

    • C. 

      Establish an environment where students can practice oral language skills.

    • D. 

      Introduce cooperative learning activities.

  • 24. 
    When planning for the accommodations to be used when assessing special education students, the first element teachers should consider is 
    • A. 

      The cost associated with the proposed ac- commodations.

    • B. 

      The legality of the proposed adaptations.

    • C. 

      The feasibility of time and resources available for such accommodations.

    • D. 

      The type of disability the child has.

  • 25. 
    The key advantage of using interactive writing journals for emerging writers is: 
    • A. 

      Students can communicate silently in class.

    • B. 

      Students learn that writing can be used for communication.

    • C. 

      Students can correct each other’s writing samples.

    • D. 

      Students can learn about personal information from teachers and peers.