Quiz #3 - Reading Literature: Craft, Structure, Evaluation

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  • 1. 
    Below 160 Read the story.Mother was getting ready for Sandy’s surprise tomorrow.  She had baked a cake and invited all of Sandy’s friends.  Now all she needed was seven candles for the cake.Tomorrow would be…
    • A. 

      Sandy's first day of school

    • B. 

      Sandy's seventh birthday

    • C. 

      A good day to work in the yard

    • D. 

      Mother's birthday

  • 2. 
    161-170Read the directions.Making mud pies is fun.  Find some nice sticky mud.  Shape it into little pies.  Set the pies in the sun to dry out. This will work best on 
    • A. 

      A sunny day

    • B. 

      A rainy day

    • C. 

      A snowy day

    • D. 

      A cloudy day

  • 3. 
    171-180Read the paragraph.Miss Hill’s class was painting a big picture to put on the walls in the hall.  Paintings were all spread out on the floor.  Suddenly there was a loud noise.  It was a fire drill!What probably happened next? 
    • A. 

      The children went right outside, and some paintings were stepped on.

    • B. 

      The other classes waited to leave until the paintings were moved.

    • C. 

      The fire drill was called off.

    • D. 

      Miss Hill's class finished the paintings before they went outside.

  • 4. 
    181-190Read the paragraph.Making bricks is easy.  First, you scrape clay and mud into a ball.  Then put the clay and mud into small boxes to give it a brick-like shape.  Then you set the blocks of mud and clay in the sun to bake.After the blocks of mud and clay are set in the sun,
    • A. 

      Their shape changes

    • B. 

      They turn to dust

    • C. 

      They dry and harden

    • D. 

      They begin to get softer

  • 5. 
    191-200The following directions tell how to fix a punctured tire inner tube.  Which step in the directions suggests that the leak in the tube may be a very small hole and hard to find?
    • A. 

      Remove the tire from the rim of the wheel

    • B. 

      Pull out the inner tube and put air in it

    • C. 

      Put the inner tube in water or pass your hand across the tube to find the place where the air leaks

    • D. 

      Rub glue all around the hold and put on a patch that is much bigger than the hole

  • 6. 
    201-210Read the passage.Once the flower buds are formed, it doesn’t matter if the plant is kept indoors or in a deep shade.  Full sun tends to fade the flowers faster, while cool temperatures prolong their staying power.  Although a light frost won’t harm most mums, play it safe and bring them indoors if a cold snap threatens.In the passage, the phrase “full sun” means
    • A. 

      No shade

    • B. 

      Lights half of the day

    • C. 

      Deep shade

    • D. 

      Cool temperature

  • 7. 
    211-220Read the paragraph.The 1965 Voting Rights Law was an outgrowth of the protest demonstrations organized by African Americans to draw attention to discriminatory voter registration practices in national elections. The law abolished tests of literacy, knowledge, and character as qualifications for voting. It empowered federal registrars to register potential voters in any county where such tests had been suspended. The Attorney General also had the right to take legal action deemed necessary to eliminate any equivalent of the poll tax. Which words best describe the author's purpose?
    • A. 

      To inform readers about the Voting Rights Law

    • B. 

      To persuade people to register and vote

    • C. 

      To inspire readers to work for civil rights

    • D. 

      To entertain readers

  • 8. 
    221-230Read the opening paragraph of Spencer Heinz' "Cityscape" column, from The Times, October 10, 1989.The day was one of those bonus days, a miracle day in early fall with a million miles of sky. But the park was mostly empty. The boombox summer was gone. The author wants us to think that
    • A. 

      Early fall is a dreary time of year

    • B. 

      Summer is a better season than fall

    • C. 

      Fall is a time of wonderful weather

    • D. 

      Fall is quieter than summer in the park

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