Signs Of Change (sp08reading8)

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Read the above story and answer the following questions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What does the word bantering mean in paragraph 2?
    • A. 

      Chatting

    • B. 

      Practicing

    • C. 

      Disagreeing

    • D. 

      Competing

  • 2. 
    Which excerpt from paragraph 2 contains a metaphor?
    • A. 

      Jason could almost hear the slap of leather . . .

    • B. 

      The stands behind him had been a sea of parents . . .

    • C. 

      The winner would play for the city’s . . .

    • D. 

      Jason felt wonderful, joking with his teammates . . .

  • 3. 
    The italics in the story are primarily used in order to —
    • A. 

      Emphasize the coach’s instructions

    • B. 

      Highlight unfamiliar baseball terms

    • C. 

      Create the voice of the announcer

    • D. 

      Identify the main character’s thoughts

  • 4. 
    The author uses third-person limited point of view because —
    • A. 

      Jason’s thoughts provide the main conflict

    • B. 

      Jason’s actions are not important to the plot

    • C. 

      Coach’s thoughts can be expressed by dialogue

    • D. 

      Coach’s actions are not important to the theme

  • 5. 
    How will Jason most likely be described in the upcoming baseball season?
    • A. 

      Dedicated

    • B. 

      Courageous

    • C. 

      Generous

    • D. 

      Patient

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      As the game progressed, though, Jason began to worry.

    • B. 

      He strutted up to the plate, grinned, and gave a thumbs-up sign to the cheering crowd.

    • C. 

      As Jason looked back, he saw the ball coming at him fast.

    • D. 

      Besides apologizing to his coach and teammates, he had worked hard to improve his skills.

  • 7. 
    Which is most important to the structure of the story?
    • A. 

      Irony

    • B. 

      Flashback

    • C. 

      Setting

    • D. 

      Foreshadowing

  • 8. 
    What does this story suggest is most important to Coach Fowler?
    • A. 

      Talent

    • B. 

      Style

    • C. 

      Cooperation

    • D. 

      Strength

  • 9. 
    The author includes details about baseball in paragraph 8 to —
    • A. 

      Explain the game

    • B. 

      Create humor

    • C. 

      Develop the characters

    • D. 

      Build suspense

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      The team has begun to lose the game.

    • B. 

      Jason has finally focused on the game.

    • C. 

      One of the players has started to feel sick.

    • D. 

      Jason has promised to stop clowning around.