STAAR Writing Revising And Editing – Grade 7

14 Questions | Total Attempts: 1757

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The STAAR writing, revising, and editing quiz is an all inclusive grammar test. You are required to read the story, understand and comprehend it as from it; you will be able to answer the questions that follow. All the best.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Read this story first! 
  • 2. 
    Read this story before answering the next set of questions. 
  • 3. 
    How can Tasha revise sentence 7 to more clearly establish the thesis of this paper? 
    • A. 

      How can a swimmer record such an amazing video?

    • B. 

      His video was so popular that people around the world have now seen it.

    • C. 

      Who do you suppose the photographer was?

    • D. 

      The photographer who recorded the world-famous footage was a sea turtle.

  • 4. 
    Sentences 10 and 11 are choppy and ineffective. What is the best way to revise these sentences? 
    • A. 

      Shultz charged the battery, while then discovering the video along with several photos.

    • B. 

      After charging the battery, Shultz discovered the video along with several photos.

    • C. 

      While charging the battery, Shultz then discovered the video along with several photos.

    • D. 

      Shultz charged the battery because he discovered the video along with several photos.

  • 5. 
    Sentence 14 is unclear because it contains an indefinite reference. Tasha can clarify the meaning of this sentence by changing it to — 
    • A. 

      The dive

    • B. 

      The camera

    • C. 

      the photo

    • D. 

      Them

  • 6. 
    Tasha wants to improve the transition between the third paragraph (sentences 13–17) and the fourth paragraph (sentences 18–20). Which sentence could best follow sentence 17 and help improve this transition? 
    • A. 

      As soon as the woman identified the children’s family, the mystery was solved.

    • B. 

      She wasn’t certain but thought she might know who they were.

    • C. 

      Months before, they had been in the area with the Royal Dutch Navy.

    • D. 

      As a matter of fact, some are calling this woman a hero.

  • 7. 
    Tasha wants to add the following detail to the fifth paragraph (sentences 21–27):In fact, it is estimated to have traveled close to 1,100 miles in its six months afloat! Where is the most logical place to insert this sentence?  
    • A. 

      At the beginning of the paragraph

    • B. 

      After sentence 21

    • C. 

      After sentence 24

    • D. 

      At the end of the paragraph

  • 8. 
     Tasha wants to provide a better closing for her paper. Which of the following could best be added after sentence 30 to support the previous ideas and bring a humorous conclusion to the paper? 
    • A. 

      As one viewer quipped, “I didn’t like some of the angles chosen and probably could have made a slightly better video, but I recognize I would not be as good at laying eggs on a beach.”

    • B. 

      Describing the video, Shultz said, “The camera started thrashing around and a fin came into the picture.”

    • C. 

      De Bruin added, “But we have the sea turtle on film proving the camera floated from Aruba to the U.S. It’s unbelievable, but it’s true.”

    • D. 

      “I have a smile on my face. I can’t stop laughing about it,” De Bruin said. “It’s really big news on the island.”

  • 9. 
    What change, if any, should be made in sentence 3? 
    • A. 

      Delete the comma

    • B. 

      Change suggested to sugested

    • C. 

      Change allowence to allowance

    • D. 

      No change should be made in this sentence.

  • 10. 
    What change, if any, needs to be made in sentence 6? 
    • A. 

      Change believe to beleive

    • B. 

      Change then to than

    • C. 

      Insert a comma after overweight

    • D. 

      No change needs to be made in sentence 6.

  • 11. 
    What change, if any, should be made in sentence 9? 
    • A. 

      Change are to is

    • B. 

      Change providing to provided

    • C. 

      Change balanced to balansed

    • D. 

      No change should be made in sentence 9.

  • 12. 
    What change, if any, should be made in sentence 11? 
    • A. 

      Change offer to offering

    • B. 

      Change their to there

    • C. 

      Change childrens’ to children’s

    • D. 

      No change should be made in this sentence.

  • 13. 
    What change, if any, needs to be made in sentence 13? 
    • A. 

      Change post to have posted

    • B. 

      Change clearer to clearly

    • C. 

      Change so that to then

    • D. 

      No change needs to be made in this sentence

  • 14. 
    What is the correct way to rewrite sentences 15 and 16? 
    • A. 

      And while I believe that what someone eats is a matter of personal choice, it is not something that society should control. Because people need information if they are going to make wise decisions.

    • B. 

      And I believe that what someone eats is a matter of personal choice, it is not something that society should control, people need information if they are going to make wise decisions.

    • C. 

      And while I believe that what someone eats is a matter of personal choice and not something that society should control, people need information if they are going to make wise decisions.

    • D. 

      Sentences 15 and 16 are written correctly in the paper.

  • 15. 
    What is the correct way to write sentence 18? 
    • A. 

      In fact, one New York City study found that 27 percent of fast-food customers. They used information about calorie counts to make their choices.

    • B. 

      In fact, one New York City study found that 27 percent of fast-food customers using information about calorie counts to make their choices.

    • C. 

      In fact, one New York City study found something. That 27 percent of fast-food customers used information about calorie counts to make their choices.

    • D. 

      In fact, one New York City study found that 27 percent of fast-food customers used information about calorie counts to make their choices.

  • 16. 
    What change is needed in sentence 23? 
    • A. 

      Insert a comma after scale

    • B. 

      Change they to it

    • C. 

      Insert a comma after eating

    • D. 

      Change knowledge to knowlege

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