Thank You Ma'am & Text Structure Test

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following best describes the boy's feelings in the story?

    • A.

      Frightened, then trusting

    • B.

      Angry, then hungry

    • C.

      Greedy, then generous

    • D.

      Curious, then nervous

    Correct Answer
    A. Frightened, then trusting
    Explanation
    In the story, the boy initially feels frightened, possibly due to a scary or dangerous situation. However, as the story progresses, he starts to trust someone or something, which helps alleviate his fear. This shift in emotions from fear to trust suggests that the boy's feelings evolve throughout the story.

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  • 2. 

    What was the effect of the author using such expressions as “No’m”, “I didn’t aim to” and “You a lie!” in the dialogue?

    • A.

      It provides information about the characters’ background and culture

    • B.

      It makes the setting easier to visualize.

    • C.

      It provides an example of Standard American English

    • D.

      The language reveals the theme of the story.

    Correct Answer
    A. It provides information about the characters’ background and culture
    Explanation
    The author's use of expressions like "No'm", "I didn't aim to", and "You a lie!" in the dialogue provides information about the characters' background and culture. These expressions suggest that the characters may be from a specific region or have a certain dialect. The use of non-standard English can give insights into their upbringing, social status, and way of life.

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  • 3. 

    What is the most likely reason why Mrs. Jones left her purse on the daybed where the boy could have grabbed it?

    • A.

      She was old and forgetful.

    • B.

      She didn’t have any money in the purse.

    • C.

      She wanted to give the boy a chance to make the right decision.

    • D.

      She wanted the boy to help himself to the money he needed.

    Correct Answer
    C. She wanted to give the boy a chance to make the right decision.
  • 4. 

    What is the most likely reason why the author put the phrase "and went to the sink" in italics?

    • A.

      To emphasize the boy's decision

    • B.

      To describe the boy's location

    • C.

      To indicate the boy's motivation

    • D.

      To reveal the boy's anger

    Correct Answer
    A. To emphasize the boy's decision
    Explanation
    The author put the phrase "and went to the sink" in italics to draw attention to the boy's decision. By emphasizing this action, the author highlights the significance of the boy's choice to go to the sink.

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  • 5. 

    Which answer best explains the significance of the woman not turning the boy over to the police?

    • A.

      The woman felt sorry for the boy.

    • B.

      The woman wanted to punish the boy herself

    • C.

      The woman wanted to frighten the boy

    • D.

      The woman wanted to teach the boy a lesson

    Correct Answer
    D. The woman wanted to teach the boy a lesson
    Explanation
    The woman's decision not to turn the boy over to the police suggests that she wanted to take matters into her own hands and personally teach him a lesson. By not involving the authorities, she likely believed that she could have a more direct and impactful influence on the boy's behavior.

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  • 6. 

    How is Roger's attempt to steal Mrs. Jones' pocketbook thwarted (foiled, stopped)?

    • A.

      The police stop him after he has grabbed the purse

    • B.

      The combined weight of the purse and his body throws him off balance

    • C.

      Mrs. Jones uses her knowledge of martial arts to trip him.

    • D.

      Mrs. Jones sees what he is about to do and talks him out of it.

    Correct Answer
    B. The combined weight of the purse and his body throws him off balance
    Explanation
    Roger's attempt to steal Mrs. Jones' pocketbook is thwarted because the combined weight of the purse and his body throws him off balance.

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  • 7. 

    What will Roger probably do as a result of his encounter with Mrs. Jones?

    • A.

      Stop purse-snatching.

    • B.

      Buy something other than shoes.

    • C.

      Ask her for a job.

    • D.

      Try to get revenge

    Correct Answer
    A. Stop purse-snatching.
    Explanation
    Roger will probably stop purse-snatching as a result of his encounter with Mrs. Jones. This can be inferred from the information given in the question that his encounter with Mrs. Jones has had an impact on him, leading to a change in his behavior. Since purse-snatching is an illegal and unethical act, it is reasonable to assume that Roger will stop engaging in it after his encounter with Mrs. Jones.

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  • 8. 

    By the end of the story, Roger seems to want Mrs. Jones to....

    • A.

      Trust him

    • B.

      Take care of him

    • C.

      Release him

    • D.

      Punish him

    Correct Answer
    A. Trust him
    Explanation
    By the end of the story, Roger's actions and behavior indicate that he wants Mrs. Jones to trust him. Despite trying to steal her purse earlier, Roger shows remorse and gratitude towards Mrs. Jones. He even opens up about his troubled home life, which suggests that he wants her to understand him and trust that he is capable of change. Additionally, Roger's decision to not run away when Mrs. Jones leaves the door unlocked implies that he wants to prove himself trustworthy.

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  • 9. 

    When I get through with you, sir, you are going to remember Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones," Mrs. Jones says. From this announcement you can see that Mrs. Jones...

    • A.

      Is afraid of Roger

    • B.

      Is courteous (polite)

    • C.

      Has a powerful personality

    • D.

      Looks up to Roger

    Correct Answer
    C. Has a powerful personality
    Explanation
    From Mrs. Jones' statement, "When I get through with you, sir, you are going to remember Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones," it can be inferred that she is confident and assertive. Her determination to make a lasting impression on Roger suggests that she has a powerful personality.

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  • 10. 

    A character's TRAITS are the.....

    • A.

      Way the characters treats others

    • B.

      Things that made the character an individual; says, thinks, acts, responds

    • C.

      Words the character says

    • D.

      Words that the author uses to describe the character

    Correct Answer
    B. Things that made the character an individual; says, thinks, acts, responds
    Explanation
    The traits of a character refer to the things that make them unique and individual. This includes how they speak, what they think, how they act, and how they respond to different situations. These traits help to shape the character's personality and distinguish them from other characters in the story.

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  • 11. 

    Which words best describe Mrs. Jones?

    • A.

      Meek and shy

    • B.

      Tough and ruthless

    • C.

      Wise and kind

    • D.

      Foolish and trusting

    Correct Answer
    C. Wise and kind
    Explanation
    Mrs. Jones is described as wise and kind because these words suggest that she possesses intelligence, good judgment, and compassion. This implies that she is knowledgeable and makes wise decisions, while also showing kindness and empathy towards others. These qualities indicate that Mrs. Jones is a thoughtful and caring individual who is both knowledgeable and compassionate in her interactions with others.

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  • 12. 

    Readers can conclude (figure out) that Mrs. Jones....

    • A.

      Wants Roger to visit her often

    • B.

      Thinks Roger should earn the money for shoes

    • C.

      Wants to adopt Roger

    • D.

      Is able to forgive Roger

    Correct Answer
    D. Is able to forgive Roger
    Explanation
    Based on the information given, it can be inferred that Mrs. Jones is able to forgive Roger. The other options are not supported by the given information. There is no mention of Mrs. Jones wanting Roger to visit her often, thinking he should earn money for shoes, or wanting to adopt him. Therefore, the correct answer is that Mrs. Jones is able to forgive Roger.

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  • 13. 

    Mrs. Jones says, "I have done things, too, which I would not tell you, son." this statement MOST LIKELY means that Mrs. Jones....

    • A.

      Has held a variety of jobs

    • B.

      Is lying about her past

    • C.

      Once stole something

    • D.

      Is a private person

    Correct Answer
    C. Once stole something
    Explanation
    This statement most likely means that Mrs. Jones once stole something. The phrase "which I would not tell you" suggests that she is hiding something from her son, implying that she has done something wrong or illegal in the past.

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  • 14. 

    "When I get through with you, sir, you are going to remember Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones," Mrs. Jones says. From this announcement you can see that Mrs. Jones...

    • A.

      Is afraid of Roger

    • B.

      Has a powerful personality

    • C.

      Is courteous (polite)

    • D.

      Looks up to Roger

    Correct Answer
    B. Has a powerful personality
    Explanation
    From Mrs. Jones' statement, it can be inferred that she is confident and determined to leave a lasting impression on the person she is speaking to. This suggests that she has a strong and forceful personality.

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  • 15. 

    Why did Roger try to steal the purse?

    • A.

      He was hungry

    • B.

      He can’t find a job

    • C.

      He needs money

    • D.

      He wants new suede shoes

    Correct Answer
    D. He wants new suede shoes
    Explanation
    The answer suggests that Roger tried to steal the purse because he wants new suede shoes. This implies that he may not have enough money to buy them and therefore resorts to stealing in order to fulfill his desire for new shoes.

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  • 16. 

    What type of text structure is used in this paragraph?Through the ages, Pennsylvania has seen many interesting events. The state was founded in 1681 by William Penn. Later, Pennsylvania was the site of important Revolutionary War battles. After that, Pennsylvania was home to new factories during the Industrial Revolution. Today, Pennsylvania continues to make history.

    • A.

      Cause and Effect

    • B.

      Chronological/ Sequence

    • C.

      Problem and Solution

    • D.

      Description

    • E.

      Compare and Contrast

    Correct Answer
    B. Chronological/ Sequence
    Explanation
    The paragraph is organized in a chronological/sequence structure. It presents a series of events in the order they occurred, starting with the founding of Pennsylvania in 1681 by William Penn, followed by the Revolutionary War battles, the Industrial Revolution, and finally the present day. This structure allows the reader to follow the timeline of events in a logical and sequential manner.

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  • 17. 

    What type of text structure is used in this paragraphThe cardinal and the goldfinch are two common birds. Both are brightly colored. Both are common at birdfeeders. But the birds have some differences. The male cardinal is a bright red, while the male goldfinch is yellow.  Cardinals like shrubs and trees, while goldfinches prefer open meadows

    • A.

      Problem and Solution

    • B.

      Compare and Contrast

    • C.

      Cause and Effect

    • D.

      Description

    • E.

      Chronological / Sequence

    Correct Answer
    B. Compare and Contrast
    Explanation
    The paragraph compares and contrasts the cardinal and the goldfinch by highlighting their similarities and differences. It mentions that both birds are common and brightly colored, but then goes on to explain that the male cardinal is red while the male goldfinch is yellow. It also states that cardinals prefer shrubs and trees, while goldfinches prefer open meadows. This use of similarities and differences to describe the two birds makes it a clear example of the compare and contrast text structure.

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  • 18. 

    What text structure is used in this paragraphThe night’s snowstorm had many effects. People were out shoveling snow from their sidewalks. The power lines were draped with ice. Snow plows drove down every street. Children were the happiest of all. The unexpected snow caused school to be cancelled!

    • A.

      Compare and Contrast

    • B.

      Problem and Solution

    • C.

      Cause and Effect

    • D.

      Description

    • E.

      Chronological/Sequence

    Correct Answer
    C. Cause and Effect
    Explanation
    The paragraph describes the effects of a snowstorm that occurred at night. It explains how people were shoveling snow, power lines were covered in ice, snow plows were clearing the streets, and children were happy because school was cancelled. This shows a cause and effect relationship, where the cause is the snowstorm and the effects are the various outcomes mentioned in the paragraph.

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  • 19. 

    What text structure is used in this paragraphHeavy rains can cause flooding in small streams. For weather forecasters and local authorities, this flooding can be difficult to predict. Fortunately, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) has more than 7,000 streamgages that measure water flow. These streamgages help scientists to monitor water levels in good and bad weather.

    • A.

      Description

    • B.

      Chronological/Sequence

    • C.

      Compare and Contrast

    • D.

      Problem and Solution

    • E.

      Cause and Effect

    Correct Answer
    D. Problem and Solution
    Explanation
    The paragraph presents a problem, which is the difficulty in predicting flooding caused by heavy rains in small streams. It then provides a solution to this problem, which is the use of streamgages by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to monitor water levels and help scientists in monitoring water flow. Therefore, the text structure used in this paragraph is Problem and Solution.

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  • 20. 

    What text structure is used in this paragraphThe pond was a beautiful place to visit. The falling leaves, all different colors, decorated the surface of the water. At the edges of the pond, small wildflowers grew. The golden forest glowed faintly in the distance

    • A.

      Description

    • B.

      Compare and Contrast

    • C.

      Cause and Effect

    • D.

      Chronological/ Sequence

    • E.

      Problem and Solution

    Correct Answer
    A. Description
    Explanation
    The paragraph provides a detailed description of the pond, emphasizing its beauty and the different elements that contribute to its aesthetic appeal. The author describes the falling leaves, the colors, the wildflowers, and the golden forest in order to paint a vivid picture of the scene. This description helps the reader visualize the pond and appreciate its natural beauty.

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  • 21. 

    What text structure is used in this paragraphDaniel Sullivan was the first to notice the flames coming from the O’Leary barn at around 8:30 pm on October 8. A problem with the alarm box made it impossible for the people in the area to call for the fire department. By 9:30 pm, the entire block was blazing. In another 3 hours, there were fires all over Chicago. The heavy wind coming from the lake only made the fire bigger. It would be another day before the fire would be completely out. By that time, 17,500 buildings had been burned.

    • A.

      Cause and Effect

    • B.

      Compare and Contrast

    • C.

      Chronological/ Sequence

    • D.

      Problem and Solution

    • E.

      Description

    Correct Answer
    C. Chronological/ Sequence
    Explanation
    The paragraph presents events in a sequential order, starting with Daniel Sullivan noticing the flames and ending with the total number of buildings burned. The information is organized in a chronological manner, with each event following the previous one in a time sequence.

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  • 22. 

    What text structure is used in this paragraphWhy was the Great Chicago Fire so disastrous? After all, Chicago had fire departments and fire alarms. One reason for the terrible fire is that the alarm malfunctioned. The local fire company noticed the fire by accident as it was returning from another fire. As another problem, a watchman who saw the flames directed other fire companies to a location that was nearly a mile away from the fire. Because of these two problems, a fire that could have been controlled rapidly spread across the city.

    • A.

      Compare and Contrast

    • B.

      Cause and Effect

    • C.

      Problem and Solution

    • D.

      Description

    • E.

      Chronological/ Sequence

    Correct Answer
    B. Cause and Effect
    Explanation
    The paragraph explains the reasons why the Great Chicago Fire was so disastrous. It discusses two causes - the malfunctioning alarm and the misdirection of the fire companies - and their effects, which include the rapid spread of the fire across the city. The paragraph presents a clear cause and effect relationship, making the correct answer "Cause and Effect".

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  • 23. 

    What type of text structure is used in this paragraphAfter the fire, thousands of people were left homeless. Many escaped the fire with nothing except the clothes on their backs. Providing all of these people with food, clean water, and shelter was a huge task. Luckily, the city quickly formed a Relief and Aid Society. This group started giving out the food donations that were pouring in from other cities. The society built places for people to live, gathered the tools that people needed to rebuild their houses, and even vaccinated 64,000 people against smallpox

    • A.

      Description

    • B.

      Chronological/ Sequence

    • C.

      Compare and Contrast

    • D.

      Problem and Solution

    • E.

      Cause and Effect

    Correct Answer
    D. Problem and Solution
    Explanation
    The paragraph describes a problem, which is the thousands of people left homeless after a fire, and presents a solution to that problem, which is the formation of a Relief and Aid Society that provides food, shelter, and other necessities to the affected people. Therefore, the text structure used in this paragraph is Problem and Solution.

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