Quiz #5 - Reading Informational Texts: Craft, Structure, Evaluation

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  • 1. 

    Below 160Read the sentenceBefore the children went outside to play, their father said, “Be sure to wear your mittens, warm jackets, hats, and boots.”This is a part of a . 

    • A.

      Poem

    • B.

      Story

    • C.

      Song

    • D.

      Letter

    Correct Answer
    B. Story
    Explanation
    The given sentence, "Before the children went outside to play, their father said, 'Be sure to wear your mittens, warm jackets, hats, and boots'," suggests that it is a part of a story. The sentence sets up a scene where the children are preparing to go outside, and their father is giving them instructions on what to wear. This indicates that there is a narrative being developed, which is characteristic of a story.

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  • 2. 

    161-170 Read the story.John went to visit his Grandma.  He saw her cows, horses, and pigs.  He helped his Grandma pick apples.John is at a

    • A.

      School

    • B.

      Farm

    • C.

      Zoo

    • D.

      Circus

    Correct Answer
    B. Farm
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Farm because the story mentions that John saw cows, horses, and pigs, which are typically found on a farm. Additionally, John helped his Grandma pick apples, which is another activity commonly associated with farms.

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  • 3. 

    171-180Read the paragraph.Jim and John went outside for recess.  Jim took a basketball with him.  John wanted to play with the basketball, too.  Jim did not want to share the ball.  They both began to argue.  Finally, John shoved Jim down and took the ball away from him. What is described in the paragraph?

    • A.

      The setting

    • B.

      The problem

    • C.

      The solution

    • D.

      The main character

    Correct Answer
    B. The problem
    Explanation
    The paragraph describes a problem between Jim and John. They argue because Jim does not want to share the basketball with John, and the problem escalates when John shoves Jim down and takes the ball away from him. Therefore, the correct answer is "The problem."

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  • 4. 

    181-190Read the passage.Mary Ann worked all afternoon to clean the house.  She folded the clothes and put her little brother’s toy away.  She washed and put away all of the dirty dishes in the sink.  She even vacuumed the carpets in the house.  When her mother came house she said, “I am so happy you cleaned the house!  You are such a good daughter!”  Mary Ann’s face beamed! What word best describes how Mary Ann feels?

    • A.

      Tired

    • B.

      Hungry

    • C.

      Sleepy

    • D.

      Happy

    Correct Answer
    D. Happy
    Explanation
    Mary Ann feels happy because her mother praised her for cleaning the house and called her a good daughter. This made Mary Ann's face beam, indicating that she is feeling joyful and satisfied with her accomplishment.

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    191-200Read the passage.Tina’s arm was tired of turning the jump rope.  Would Carrie ever miss?  “100!”  Carrie puffed, “one hundred one, one hundred two…”  “Peppers!”  yelled Tina, suddenly turning as fast as she could.  Carrie stumbled and missed.  “No fair!”  she wailed. What was Carrie’s problem here?

    • A.

      She is not good at jumping

    • B.

      She cannot count past 100

    • C.

      Tina stole her jumprope

    • D.

      Tina treated her unfairly

    Correct Answer
    D. Tina treated her unfairly
    Explanation
    Carrie's problem in this situation was that Tina treated her unfairly. Tina suddenly turned the jump rope as fast as she could, causing Carrie to stumble and miss. Carrie's reaction of saying "No fair!" indicates that she felt that Tina's actions were unjust or unfair.

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  • 6. 

    201-210Read the passage.Juan watched the sparkles dancing on the river.  He loved the bright sun on the water and the feel of the soft breeze on his face.  They sky above was a brilliant blue.  What a good day!This passage seems to be part of a  

    • A.

      Poem

    • B.

      Joke

    • C.

      Report

    • D.

      Story

    Correct Answer
    D. Story
    Explanation
    The passage describes a scene with descriptive language and a narrative tone, indicating that it is part of a story. It sets the scene and introduces a character, Juan, who is observing the sparkles on the river and enjoying the weather. This suggests that the passage is part of a larger narrative or story.

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  • 7. 

    211-220Read the paragraph and answer the question.Just as the clock struck midnight, Greg was awakened by a sound coming from outside his window.  He jumped out of bed to inquire about the sound.  As he approached the window he saw Robot GB-47 landing his spacecraft.  The bright green lights from the spacecraft’s anti-gravity boosters caused Greg to cry out in excitement. What does the author portray in this paragraph?

    • A.

      A science fiction setting

    • B.

      A historical fiction setting

    • C.

      A tall tale setting

    • D.

      A mystery setting

    Correct Answer
    A. A science fiction setting
    Explanation
    The author portrays a science fiction setting in this paragraph by describing the appearance of Robot GB-47 landing his spacecraft with bright green lights from the anti-gravity boosters. This suggests a futuristic and imaginative scenario that is characteristic of the science fiction genre.

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  • 8. 

    221-230Read the sentences.The engine coughed. The wind sighed.Fortune smiled on her.The photograph leered from the wall.What type of figurative language is used in the sentences?

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Symbolism

    Correct Answer
    C. Personification
    Explanation
    The correct answer is personification because personification is a figure of speech in which human qualities are attributed to non-human entities. In the given sentences, non-human entities such as the engine, wind, fortune, and photograph are described as if they have human characteristics. The engine "coughed," the wind "sighed," fortune "smiled," and the photograph "leered," which are all examples of personification.

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