CRCT QOTD - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

Loading...

PPT – CRCT QOTD PowerPoint presentation | free to view - id: 5b1fb9-NTExN



Loading


The Adobe Flash plugin is needed to view this content

Get the plugin now

View by Category
About This Presentation
Title:

CRCT QOTD

Description:

Title: CRCT QOTD Author: jeanne.griggs Last modified by: jeanne.griggs Created Date: 3/21/2013 4:36:08 PM Document presentation format: On-screen Show (4:3) – PowerPoint PPT presentation

Number of Views:1767
Avg rating:3.0/5.0
Slides: 116
Provided by: jea119
Category:
Tags: crct | qotd | against | protest | waste

less

Write a Comment
User Comments (0)
Transcript and Presenter's Notes

Title: CRCT QOTD


1
CRCT QOTD
  • 7th Grade
  • ELA and Reading

2
Question 1
  • No sooner had Fearenside's dog caught sight of
    him, however, than it began to bristle and growl
    savagely, and when he rushed down the steps it
    gave an undecided hop, and then sprang straight
    at his hand
  • Which is the BEST meaning for bristle as it is
    used in this sentence?
  • A) soft hair
  • B) to stand stiffly
  • C) a tooth in a comb
  • D) to annoy or irritate

3
Question 2
  • Next day his luggage arrived through the
    slushand very remarkable luggage it was.
  • Which of these is the BEST meaning for the word
    slush as it is used in the selected sentence?
  • A. soft mud slop mire
  • B. partially melted snow or ice
  • C. to walk or proceed through melted snow or ice
  • D. nautical grease or fat discarded from a ships
    galley

4
Question 3
  • You wrote an interesting composition supporting
    the thesis that being an archaeologist is a
    perfect fit for you because you love outdoor work
    and world travel. However, your paper needs
    concrete details.
  • Which concrete detail would NOT add concrete
    information to support your thesis?
  • A. Archaeologists perform extensive fieldwork
    involving excavations.
  • B. Archaeologists travel world wide to excavate
    artifacts from underground sites.
  • C. Archaeologists follow detailed laboratory
    procedures to scrutinize collected objects.
  • D. Archaeologists work outdoors an average of 8.5
    months a year to uncover historical relics

5
Question 4
  • Which research source would provide the most
    information about the Trail of Tears?
  • A) British history textbook
  • B) Native American textbook
  • C) western civilizations textbook
  • D) early-American history textbook

6
Question 5
  • My gorgeous palace for a hermitage, My gay
    apparel for an almsman's gown, My figured goblets
    for a dish of wood,150 My sceptre for a palmer's
    walking staff, My subjects for a pair of carved
    saints And my large kingdom for a little grave.
  • In line 149, what is the BEST definition for
    almsman's gown?
  • A) women's dress
  • B) minister's robe
  • C) soldier's uniform
  • D) poor man's clothing

7
Question 6
  • Which is a simple sentence?
  • A) Why didn't you call me after you finished your
    chores?
  • B) Can you help me with this, or should I ask
    someone else?
  • C) Did you know that we went to get ice cream
    after school yesterday?
  • D) Are you going to the store with your mother or
    your sister this afternoon?

8
Question 7
  • 20) Temperature is carefully controlled since
    these young animals are not as good at
    controlling their body temperature as are adults.
    Look at the underlined section marked (20).
  • Choose the answer that best corrects this
    sentence, if appropriate.
  • A) Correct as is.
  • B) Temperature is carefully controlled these
    young animals are not as good at controlling
    their body temperature as are adults.
  • C) Temperature is carefully controlled before
    these young animals are not as good at
    controlling their body temperature as are adults.
  • D) Temperature is carefully controlled even
    though these young animals are not as good at
    controlling their body temperature as are adults.

9
Question 8
  • (14) It may be meat, a prepared diet such as
    ZuPreem or Mazuri, but a combination of both.
  • Look at the underlined section marked (14).
    Choose the answer that best corrects this
    sentence, if appropriate.
  • A) Correct as is.
  • B) It may be meat, a prepared diet such as
    ZuPreem or Mazuri, or a combination of both.
  • C) It may be meat, a prepared diet such as
    ZuPreem or Mazuri, yet a combination of both.
  • D) It may be meat, a prepared diet such as
    ZuPreem or Mazuri, nor a combination of both.

10
Question 9
  • (18)Proper nursing is especially important, yet
    cubs and kittens are never given milk while they
    are lying on their back.
  • Look at the underlined section marked (18).
    Choose the answer that best corrects this
    sentence, if appropriate.
  • A) Correct as is.
  • B) Proper nursing is especially important, so
    cubs and kittens are never given milk while they
    are lying on their back.
  • C) Proper nursing is especially important, but
    cubs and kittens are never given milk while they
    are lying on their back.
  • D) Proper nursing is especially important, in
    other words, cubs and kittens are never given
    milk while they are lying on their back.

11
Question 10
  • 19) The milk given to cats is different than the
    milk given to human children in a number of ways.
  • Look at the underlined section marked (19).
    Choose the answer that best corrects this
    sentence, if appropriate.
  • A) Correct as is.
  • B) The milk given to cats being different than
    the milk given to human children in a number of
    ways.
  • C) Because the milk given to cats is different
    than the milk given to human children in a number
    of ways.
  • D) Although the milk given to cats is different
    than the milk given to human children in a number
    of ways.

12
Question 11
  • Over the next few weeks, Joshua and Dong Soo
    became great friends and did almost everything
    together. Because the young men were so
    drastically different, their friendship surprised
    some people. Joshua was sociable he loved
    cracking jokes and playing tricks. Dong Soo,
    however, was quiet and calm. He thought for a
    long time before speaking.
  • In paragraph 3, the word drastically means
  • A) knowingly
  • B) effectively
  • C) significantly
  • D) intentionally.

13
Question 12
  • Although we seldom spoke about it, that first
    year without Mom was the year Coach Moses and Ms.
    Willow, stepped into our lives. They were both
    from our church. Ms. Willow paid for my first
    summer basketball camp and bought my shoes every
    season. Coach took me home from practice during
    those middle school years. Pops always loved me
    and supported me. It was getting late, but I had
    two more things to do.
  • The last section of Jeromes journal states that
    he has two more things to do.
  • What are those two things?
  • A) Watch the recorded news and talk with Pops.
  • B) Call Coach Moses and Ms. Willow to thank them.
  • C) Write in his journal and watch the recorded
    news.
  • D) Call his teammates and Coach Moses to check
    playoff schedule.

14
Question 13
  • The phrase, "the longest journey begins with a
    single step" means
  • A) "it is going to take a long time to get
    there.
  • B) "getting started at a task is relatively
    easy.
  • C) "you may not take the trip you planned to
    take.
  • D) "you don't know where you are going all the
    time."

15
Question 14
  • The repetition of the same initial letter, sound,
    or group of sounds in a series of words.includes
    tongue twisters. Example She sells seashells by
    the seashore.
  • A. Onomatopoeia
  • B. Personification
  • C. Metaphor
  • D. Alliteration

16
Question 15
  • Which sentence contains a correctly used
    participial phrase?
  • A) The squawking geese kept me awake camping by
    the lakeside.
  • B) After brushing on another stroke of fiery
    crimson, the canvas looked complete.
  • C) Peering through the rain spattered window, the
    scenery appeared lush and verdant.
  • D) Kicking the ball into the upper left hand
    corner of the goal, the striker scored the
    winning goal.

17
Question 16
  • The misplaced modifier in this sentence is
    confusing because it seems to modify which
    word?While driving to school this morning, a
    deer ran across the road.
  • A) deer
  • B) driving
  • C) road
  • D) school  

18
Question 17
  • The thief was described as a short man with a
    beard weighing 200 pounds.
  • Which answer choice corrects the error in the
    sentence?
  • A) The thief was described as a short man with a
    beard weighing 200 pounds.
  • B) The thief was described as a short man with a
    beard weighing 200 lbs.
  • C) The thief was described as a bearded, short
    man weighing 200 pounds.
  • D) The thief was described as a short-bearded man
    weighing 200 pounds.

19
Question 18
  • Which sentence contains a misplaced or dangling
    modifier?
  • A) During the presentation, the children sat
    attentively.
  • B) While swimming, the towels did not have a
    chance to dry.
  • C) The lottery winners were so surprised that
    they were speechless.
  • D) To get to the theater, you must take Fifth
    Avenue to Main Street.

20
Question 19
  • Which sentence contains a misplaced or dangling
    modifier?  A) The road was in dire need of
    repair after the landslide.  B) Simon was taking
    guitar lessons from a professional musician.  C)
    The new pier lets people access their boats that
    live on the river.  D) In this area, most people
    want hotels with swimming pools and saunas.

21
Question 20
  • Austin loved baseball, like fish love water, but
    he felt his asthma had probably kept him from
    reaching his full athletic potential.
  • What two things are being compared in this
    sentence?
  • A) Breathing in water and out of water
  • B) Austins asthma to a fish out of water
  • C) Austins asthma and his athletic potential
  • D) Austins love for baseball and a fishs love
    for water

22
Question 21
  • George GrayBy Edgar Lee Masters
  • I have studied many times The marble which was
    chiseled for me-- A boat with a furled sail at
    rest in a harbor. In truth it pictures not my
    destination But my life. 5 For love was offered
    me and I shrank from its disillusionment Sorrow
    knocked at my door, but I was afraid Ambition
    called to me, but I dreaded the chances. Yet all
    the while I hungered for meaning in my life. And
    now I know that we must lift the sail 10And
    catch the winds of destiny Wherever they drive
    the boat. To put meaning in one's life may end
    in madness, But life without meaning is the
    torture Of restlessness and vague desire-- 15
  • It is a boat longing for the sea and yet afraid.
    According to the speaker, "a life without
    meaning" is  A) like a boat in a storm.  B) a
    boat that is afraid to set sail.  C) like a sail
    without wind or purpose.  D) a boat that is
    destined for destruction.  

23
Question 22
  • Which is an example of personification?
  • A) "And catch the winds of destiny...
  • B) "A boat with a furled sail at rest in the
    harbor.
  • C) "Ambition called to me, but I dreaded the
    chances.
  • D) "In truth it pictures not my destination/But
    my life."

24
Question 23
  • What statement BEST summarizes the irony of the
    picture chiseled on the speaker's tombstone?
  • A) The speaker died by drowning.
  • B) He fell in love during his life.
  • C) The picture should represent his death but
    instead represents his life.
  • D) He had a satisfying life, but the picture is a
    boat and he hated sailing.

25
Question 24
  • The dog has eaten its food. The underlined
    words above represent a
  • A) adjective phrase
  • B) verb phrase
  • C) adverb phrase
  • D) misplaced modifier

26
Question 25
  • Ms. Ryan insisted that the two packages arrived
    ______________.Which word is correctly spelled
    and will BEST complete this sentence?
  • A) seperately.
  • B) separetely.
  • C) separatly.
  • D) separately.

27
Question 26
  • While Maria heated the soup, Sharon set the
    table. In the sentence above, the underlined
    portion functions as a
  • A) misplaced modifier
  • B) dependent clause
  • C) dangling modifier
  • D) independent clause

28
Question 27
  • ___________ the cheerleading squad practiced
    their routine, they were still not ready to
    perform for an audience.
  • A) As a result
  • B) Therefore
  • C) Although
  • D) However

29
Question 28
  • Ms. Norris told Janie that she needed to rewrite
    her letter because it was too informal. All of
    the following strategies will help Janie EXCEPT
  • A) Consider your audience and purpose.
  • B) Add cartoon characters to add humor to your
    closing.
  • C) Limit contractions.
  • D) Avoid slang.

30
Question 29
  • In the sentence below, which word is the simple
    subject?
  • My parents come from two different countries in
    Europe.
  • A. My
  • B. Parents
  • C. Come
  • D. Europe

31
Question 30
  • Where does the phrase with the stain belong in
    the sentence below?
  • I dropped off my shirt at the dry cleaner with
    the stain.
  • A. before I
  • B. between my and shirt
  • C. between dry and cleaner
  • D. between shirt and at

32
Question 31
  • What are the descriptive words in the sentence
    below?
  • The Statue of Liberty stands tall and regal in
    New York City.
  • A. Statue, stands
  • B. Tall, regal
  • C. Of, in
  • D. Liberty, York

33
Question 32
  • ___________ the cheerleading squad practiced
    their routine, they were still not ready to
    perform for an audience.
  • A) As a result
  • B) Therefore
  • C) Although
  • D) However

34
Question 33
  • In the sentence below, which word is the simple
    subject?
  • My parents come from two different countries in
    Europe.
  •  
  • A. My
  • B. parents
  • C. come
  • D. Europe

35
Question 34
  • Where does the phrase with the stain belong in
    the sentence below?
  •  
  • I dropped off my shirt at the dry cleaner with
    the stain.
  • A. before I
  • B. between my and shirt
  • C. between dry and cleaner
  • D. between shirt and at

36
Question 35
  • Which is a correctly punctuated COMPOUND
    sentence?
  • A. The girl ran across the street and got the
    mail.
  • B. The girl ran across the street, and she got
    the mail.
  • C. The girl ran across the street because she
    wanted to get the mail.
  • D. The girl ran across the street, got the mail,
    and returned to the house.

37
Question 36
  • Play It Safe Volleyball by www.cdc.govBe sure
    to wear knee pads when you're playing on a hard
    court to protect you when you dive for the ball.
    When you go up for the ball, try landing on the
    balls of your feet with your knees bent. Also,
    warm up before you play, and take off any
    jewelry. Communicate with your teammates while
    you're playing to keep from running into each
    other. Make sure everyone on the team knows to
    "call" the ball by saying "got it" if they plan
    to go for it. If you're playing outside, find a
    soft court made of sand or grass and clean up any
    sharp objects that you see. Wear sunscreen and
    always drink plenty of water.
  • Which sentence BEST describes the organizational
    structure of this passage?
  • a. spatial order
  • b. cause and effect
  • c. Main idea and details
  • d. chronological order

38
Question 37
  • Excerpt from California Boating Laws State of
    California, Boating Laws, 2010
  • 307. Mooring to or destroying buoys. Every person
    who moors any vessel to, or hangs on with a
    vessel to, or who willfully removes, damages or
    destroys, any buoy or beacon (3) placed by
    competent authority in any navigable waters of
    this state, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
  • If you are looking for the entry buoy in the
    dictionary, which words could you find at the top
    of the page?
  • a. bulbar-bullion
  • b. bun-buppie
  • c. buprestid-burgundy
  • d. buzzard-byword

39
Question 38
  • The princess had never encountered a more
    pleasant, good-spirited, and jocund old man in
    all her sixteen years.
  • Since the two words in italics are synonyms, the
    reader can conclude that the meaning of the word
    jocund is
  • a. happy or joyful
  • b. extremely unhappy
  • c. wildly passionate
  • d. chronically depressed

40
Question 39
  • Even though both the boy's parents and his
    teachers were emotional in their pleas for him to
    stop taking drugs and turn his life around, the
    young boy remained stoic and looked at them
    blankly.
  • Since the two words in italics are antonyms, the
    reader can conclude that the meaning of the word
    stoic is
  • a. extremely unhappy
  • b. wildly passionate
  • c. chronically depressed
  • d. unemotional indifferent

41
Question 40
  • The dog followed the __________ of the lost
    child.Choose the word that is spelled correctly
    and BEST fits the context of the sentence.
  • A) cent
  • B) csent
  • C) scent
  • D) sent

42
Question 41
  • Which is a simple sentence?
  • A) Daniel looked at his daughter as if he'd
    never seen her before.
  • B) The organization worked hard to free the
    family from its enforced slavery.
  • C) Greenville's mayor spent all the municipal
    funds, and, as a result, the city went bankrupt.
  • D) Richard refused to allow his family to attend
    the wedding unless they apologized to his bride.

43
Question 42
  • Which sentence needs commas between coordiante
    adjectives?
  • A) Decomposers clean up numerous dead organisms.
  • B) Scavengers are helpful carnivorous components
    of ecosystems.
  • C) They release vital life-sustaining energy that
    plants and animals need.
  • D) A compost is a beneficial organic environment
    for dead organisms to decay.

44
Question 43
  • Joe and Hannah, the twins next door, prefer to
    swim in a fresh-water lake rather than in a
    chlorinated pool.
  • Which group of words is an appositive phrase
    acting as an adjective?
  • A) Joe and Hannah
  • B) the twins next door
  • C) in a fresh-water lake
  • D) in a chlorinated pool

45
Question 44
  • The ________ polar bear rushed toward the arctic
    explorers with its jaws wide open.
  • Which word would make this sentence more precise
    and vivid?
  • A) huge
  • B) large
  • C) massive
  • D) nine-foot

46
Question 45
  • Excerpt from The Secret GardenFrances Hodgson
    Burnett
  • She had not wanted a little girl at all, and,
    when Mary was born, she handed her over to the
    care of an Ayah 4 who was made to understand that
    if she wished to please the Mem Sahib she must
    keep the child out of sight as much as possible.
  • Read the passage underlined (4). There may be a
    mistake in punctuation, capitalization, or
    spelling. If you find a mistake, choose the
    answer that corrects the mistake. If there is no
    mistake, choose Correct as is.
  • A) Correct as is.
  • B) who was maid to understand
  • C) whom was made to understand
  • D) who, was made to understand

47
Question 46
  • Excerpt from Etiquettehttp//en.wikipedia.org/wi
    ki/Etiquette
  • Modern Western etiquette (3) instructs us to
    greet friends and acquaintances with warmth and
    respect, refrain from insults and prying
    curiosity, offer hospitality equally and
    generously to our guests, (4) ware clothing
    suited to the occasion, contribute to
    conversations without dominating them, offer a
    chair or a helping arm to those who need
    assistance, eat neatly and quietly, avoid
    disturbing others with loud music or unnecessary
    noise, follow the established rules of a club or
    legislature upon becoming a member, arrive
    promptly when expected, comfort the bereaved, and
    respond to invitations promptly.
  • Read the passage underlined (4). There may be a
    mistake in punctuation, capitalization, or
    spelling. If you find a mistake, choose the
    answer that corrects the mistake. If there is no
    mistake, choose Correct as is.
  • A) Correct as is.
  • B) were clothing suited to the occasion
  • C) wear clothing suited to the occasion
  • D) where clothing suited to the occasion

48
Question 47
  • Erica walked quietly from her room to the kitchen
    on her tip-toes so that she would not wake her
    parents. It was well past her bedtime, and she
    really should have been in bed, but she just
    couldn't get the thought of cookies out of her
    head.Ever so cautiously, she reached for the
    jar, and just as she managed to remove the lid,
    she heard someone coming down the hall. In
    addition to being up past her bedtime, she also
    knew it was much too late for a sugary snack, so
    she hid in the shadows of the tall cabinet and
    waited to see if she had been caught.
  • What is the meaning of the phrase in addition to
    as used in this excerpt?
  • A) after
  • B) since
  • C) before
  • D) as well as

49
Question 48
  • Timothy was extremely careful to ____________ his
    sources for his research paper on Sudan.
  • Choose the word with the correct spelling and
    context meaning to BEST complete this sentence
  • A) cite
  • B) cyte
  • C) sight
  • D) site

50
Question 49
  • Excerpt from Jackie Robinson - Playing for the
    Majorshttp//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackie_robinso
    n
  • A group of Dodger players insinuated they would
    rather strike than play (5) alongside a black man
    such as Robinson but the mutiny was ended when
    Dodger management informed the players that they
    were welcome to find employment elsewhere. Read
    the passage underlined (5). There may be a
    mistake in punctuation, capitalization, or
    spelling. If you find a mistake, choose the
    answer that corrects the mistake. If there is no
    mistake, choose Correct as is.
  • A) Correct as is.
  • B) alongside a black man such as Robinson but,
    the mutiny was ended
  • C) alongside a black man such, as Robinson but
    the mutiny was ended
  • D) alongside a black man such as Robinson, but
    the mutiny was ended

51
Question 50
  • Which is expressed with the MOST precise
    language?
  • A) The desk was rectangular in shape.
  • B) In my personal opinion, the test was easy.
  • C) Heidi has piano lessons every Friday at 6
    p.m.
  • D) My uncle believes that in the future to come
    we will all have robots.

52
Use the following passage to answer Questions
51-55
  • Pet DangersBy Carole JenkinsEveryone knows
    that a home should be "child-proof" to protect
    young babies and toddlers from illness and
    injury. (2) Pets are also in danger from many
    common household sources which many people don't
    realize. (3) Pets can chew and swallow seemingly
    safe things, resulting in disaster.
  • (4) It may seem perfectly harmless to toss a pet
    a grape or a raisin as a treat, but these can be
    very deadly. (5) Although the exact cause is not
    known, gastrointestinal problems result after a
    pet ingests grapes or raisins. (6) Kidney failure
    frequently occurs.(7) Flowering plants, when
    eaten by pets, can also be lethal. (8) Lilies are
    especially toxic to cats by causing kidney
    failure. (9) Azaleas and rhododendrons can lead
    to serious problems for dogs. (10) Vomiting,
    diarrhea, and central nervous system problems can
    result.(11) Small amounts of Xylitol, an
    artificial sweetener used in sugar-free candy,
    chewing gum, cookies, and other baked goods, can
    cause low blood sugar and liver damage in dogs.
    (12) It doesn't take much of this stuff to cause
    serious problems.(13) There are many other
    common household items that are hazardous to
    pets. (14) All pet owners should educate
    themselves about these items and the effects that
    they have on pets. (15)Every effort should be
    made to "pet-proof" homes to provide safe and
    healthy environments for pets.

53
Question 51
  • Which sentence uses language that is too informal
    for this article?
  • A) It doesn't take much of this stuff to cause
    serious problems.
  • B) Azaleas and rhododendrons can lead to serious
    problems for dogs.
  • C) There are many other common household items
    that are hazardous to pets.
  • D) Pets can chew and swallow seemingly safe
    things that can result in disaster.

54
Question 52
  • Choose the BEST revision of sentence (5).
  • A) Although the exact cause is not known,
    gastrointestinal problems result after a pet
    ingests grapes or raisins.
  • B) Although their exact cause is not known,
    gastrointestinal problems result after a pet
    ingests grapes or raisins.
  • C) Although the exact cause is not known,
    gastrointestinal problems can result after a pet
    ingests grapes or raisins.
  • D) Although their exact cause is not known,
    gastrointestinal problems can result after a pet
    ingests grapes or raisins.

55
Question 53
  • What information would be BEST to add to this
    passage?
  • A) names of pet owners who have had problems
  • B) more examples of things that are hazardous to
    pets
  • C) a list of veterinarians who can help of pets
    have problems
  • D) a list of sources where more information on
    the topic may be found

56
Question 54
  • Which sentence conveys a tone that is
    inconsistent with the rest of the passage?
  • A) Sentence 3
  • B) Sentence 6
  • C) Sentence 12
  • D) Sentence 13

57
Question 55
  • Which source would be BEST to use to find further
    information on household items that are hazardous
    to pets?
  • A) almanac
  • B) dictionary
  • C) encyclopedia
  • D) internet search engine

58
Use the passage to answer Questions 56-59
  • The Peachtree Road Race A Race Like No OtherBy
    David Matherne1 A common golfer cannot play in
    the Masters or British Open with the worlds
    best-known golfers, nor can the average tennis
    player play against the worlds best at
    Wimbledon. No teenager just learning to drive can
    bank the turns with professional drivers at the
    Daytona 500. However, in the sport of road
    racing, common people and novice joggers can lace
    up and be in the same race as the world-class
    runners competing to win it all. The Peachtree
    Road Race in Atlanta, GA is the worlds largest
    10K, boasting 55,000 runners who line up for
    blocks at 730am to run down Atlantas most
    famous street. Only a handful, however, really
    have a legitimate chance to win the prestigious
    crystal peach and the 15,000 first place prize
    that comes with it. The Peachtree Road Race is
    unique as a road race in three distinctive ways
    it is run on the 4th of July, it has a rich
    tradition, and it is the most competitive 10K in
    the world.2 One thing that makes the Peachtree
    Road Race special is that it takes place each
    year on Independence Day. (1) American flags are
    waved down Peachtree Street, and nearly
    everywhere red, white, and blue is seen. Many
    runners choose to wear stars-and-stripes as a
    part of their racing outfit, but no one is
    allowed to wear costumes in this serious race.
    That means no Statues of Liberty are officially
    allowed running down the road, as with other
    large festive races such as the Bay-to-Breakers
    12K in San Francisco. (2) Because the Peachtree
    is run on a holiday, most people have the day
    off. (3) They either run the race or cheer on the
    runners from either side of the street. There are
    tens of thousands of spectators all along the
    course.3 Not only is the race special because
    it takes place on a special day, but it also has
    a rich, over three-decade tradition. While the
    Boston Marathon can declare it is the oldest road
    race in America, few 10Ks can claim theyve been
    around longer than the Peachtree Road Race. (4)
    The race began modestly in 1970. (5) There were
    only 110 people in the race. By 1980, just ten
    years later, the race had grown from 110 runners
    to over 20,000 people and had nearly outgrown the
    four-lane street. One thing the Peachtree Road
    Race is known for is the colorful, artful
    t-shirts. (6) Given only to those who finish the
    challenging course, the t-shirt is a big reason
    why so many of the 55,000 run the race. Another
    long-standing tradition is the Fräbel-designed
    crystal peach to the top ten men instead of a
    trophy. Another fixture each year is the
    competitive wheelchair race that precedes the
    footrace and lures the fastest wheelchair racers
    in the world. The winners complete the race in
    about 18-19 minutes. Of course, the wheelchair
    competitors are not the only ones who compete at
    a world-class level.4 For its entire existence,
    the Peachtree Road Race has boasted Olympic-level
    victors. Olympic marathoner Jeff Galloway won the
    (7) opening race in 1970 when traffic was not
    even blocked off for the race, and runners had to
    run in the far right-hand lane. Other American
    Olympians like Frank Shorter, Don Kardong Craig
    Virgin, and Ed Eyestone each got his crystal
    peach. Despite not offering prize money for the
    first decade, (8) the race somehow got the best
    American runners the country had to offer. Yet,
    with the addition of prize money that rivaled any
    10K prize purse in the world, elite international
    runners began toeing the line. Runners from
    Africa, Europe, and South America all began to
    make Peachtree a tradition of their own. Since
    the mid-80s, Kenyans have dominated the mens
    side, while the womens winners have come from
    all parts of the globe New Zealand, Norway,
    Germany, South Africa, the U.S., and only
    recently Kenya.5 It is easy to see why the
    Peachtree Road Race has become a popular
    tradition for both the competitive world-class
    athlete and the weekend jogger alike. (9) A
    footrace down one of the most well-known streets
    in the South on the 4th of July is alone enough
    to make a runner want to become part of the
    tradition. Add to that mix--the amazing crowd
    cheering loudly for the entire race, the
    prestigious t-shirt, and the ability to run in
    the same race as those on running magazine
    covers--and you have the recipe for the worlds
    best 10K road race.

59
Question 56
  • If a student found this article in a magazine and
    used information from it in a research paper on
    the Peachtree Road Race, which is the correct way
    to document this source on the works cited page
    using the MLA system of documentation?
  • A) Matherne, David. The Peachtree Road RaceA
    Race Like No Other. Road Racer Digest March,
    2007 32-33.
  • B) David Matherne. "The Peachtree Road RaceA
    Race Like No Other." Road Racer Digest March,
    2007 32-33.
  • C) "The Peachtree Road RaceA Race Like No
    Other." Matherne, David. Road Racer Digest March,
    2007 32-33.
  • D) Matherne, David. "The Peachtree Road RaceA
    Race Like No Other." Road Racer Digest March,
    2007 32-33.

60
Question 57
  • What is the BEST way to rewrite sentence (1) to
    make it more coherent?
  • A) American flags--red, white, and blue--are
    waved everywhere down Peachtree.
  • B) Red, white, and blue is seen everywhere and
    American flags are waved everywhere down
    Peachtree.
  • C) Red, white, and blue flags that represent the
    United States of America are waved by race
    spectators everywhere along the route down
    Peachtree Street.
  • D) Spectators wave American flags along
    Peachtree Street, and both runners and spectators
    alike are wearing or displaying red, white, and
    blue everywhere.

61
Question 58
  • Which book would provide the MOST useful
    information specifically for teenagers who are
    considering running a marathon?
  • A) Marathons for Dummies
  • B) Eating Right for the Marathon
  • C) Weight Training for Long Distance Running
  • D) Cross-Country Training Guide for Adolescents

62
Question 59
  • In order to use more precise language, the
    underlined phrase entitled (7) should be changed
    to
  • A) inaugural.
  • B) grand opening.
  • C) opportunistic.
  • D) initial and primary.

63
Question 60
  • Excerpt from Life on the MississippiMark Twain
  • "Now I had often seen pilots gazing at the water
    and pretending to read it as if it were a book
    but it was a book that told me nothing. A time
    came at last, however, when Mr. Bixby seemed to
    think me far enough advanced to bear a lesson on
    water-reading. So he began" What two things are
    being compared in this passage?
  • A) boats and airplanes
  • B) a river and an ocean
  • C) the author and Mr. Bixby
  • D) water reading and book reading

64
Use the passage to answer Questions 61 - 65
  • The River ThamesBy Roberto Barerra1Rivers have
    played an important role in human history. Since
    ancient times, towns, cities, and entire
    civilizations have thrived around rivers, which
    provide people with many of lifes necessities.
    One such river, the River Thames, has been
    instrumental in the founding and development of
    London.2The River Thames stretches 215 miles
    across southern England. More than eighty islands
    are scattered throughout its length. The Thames
    runs right through the center of London. This
    made the river essential to the growth and
    success of both London and the United
    Kingdom.3Having the Thames flow through the
    city allowed trade ships from around the world to
    come and go with ease, making London the major
    transportation hub of England for centuries. The
    amount of money brought in by both national and
    international trade made London one of the major
    commerce centers of Europe.4While the Thames is
    important to many businesses, it also affects the
    daily lives of the citys seven million citizens.
    Over the years, the river has provided Londons
    people with food, drinking water, transportation,
    and a place to relax. For centuries, artists like
    Claude Monet, Charles Dickens, and Edmund Spenser
    have looked to the Thames for inspiration. These
    men used the river as a central figure in several
    of their works. In addition, some of the most
    well-known national symbols of the United Kingdom
    are located on the rivers banks. Historic sites
    like Big Ben, the Palace of Westminster, the
    London Eye, and the Tower Bridge are all located
    near the Thames.5The River Thames has played a
    significant role in military operations
    throughout the countrys history. In ancient
    times, the Romans set their sights on expanding
    their empire by using the navigable waters of the
    Thames to invade the British Isles. From the sea,
    they could easily enter the mouth of the river
    and move inward. After a failed attempt at
    defeating the British tribes the year before,
    Julius Cesar broke through their defenses along
    the River Thames in 54 B.C. Although the British
    fought against the Romans nearly a century later,
    Roman forces remained in England until the fall
    of the empire. 6The Thames was vital to the
    defense of Great Britain during World War II. In
    1940, the German Air Force started bombing
    London. German pilots followed the river up into
    the center of the city, where they dropped their
    bombs. The first attack destroyed almost all of
    the docks in Londons port and killed hundreds
    The British also used the Thames to help defend
    their city. Water was pumped out of the Thames to
    put out fires started by the bombs and volunteers
    patrolled the river to ensure that the German
    ships didnt enter the Port of London. Supplies
    and troops often traveled up and down the Thames
    when bombings obstructed the roads. 7Over the
    years, the river has been the source of a number
    of problems. In the nineteenth century, Londoners
    dumped waste from their homes into the Thames.
    This made the water so smelly that the House of
    Commons had to relocate for a time. The pollution
    of the river also contributed to an outbreak of
    disease that killed many people and to the
    disappearance of most of the rivers fish.
    Luckily, various clean-up efforts during the
    twentieth century have greatly improved the
    rivers water quality and allowed fish to return.
    Flooding is another concern. In 1928, a major
    flood killed fourteen people and left many
    citizens homeless. Events like this led to the
    creation of the Thames Barrier, a moveable flood
    barrier that helps stop floodwaters from reaching
    central London. 8Though people no longer rely
    on the Thames as the only way to get around, the
    river is still important to many Londoners. These
    few examples represent only a small number of
    ways in which the Thames has affected London over
    the years. If not for the Thames, the world as we
    know it would be a very different place.

65
Question 61
  • In paragraph five, the word navigable means
  • A) ships, boats, and other water vessels.
  • B) deep and wide enough for ships to pass
    through.
  • C) easy to read and understand the directions
    given.
  • D) a type of river found only in England and
    Europe.

66
Question 62
  • In paragraph five, the word navigable means
  • A) ships, boats, and other water vessels.
  • B) deep and wide enough for ships to pass
    through.
  • C) easy to read and understand the directions
    given.
  • D) a type of river found only in England and
    Europe.

67
Question 63
  • In paragraph six, the term "vital" means
  • A) of most importance.
  • B) not necessary at all.
  • C) used sometimes by all.
  • D) useless to the people.

68
Question 64
  • Which term is a related word of hub as it is used
    in the passage?
  • A) center
  • B) highlight
  • C) seed
  • D) town

69
Question 65
  • Present-day artists continue to be inspired by
    this river.Suppose Roberto Barrera added this
    sentence to the end of the fourth section. Which
    would correctly identify the author's meaning for
    the word present?
  • Consider the effect of the stressed or unstressed
    syllable in the word present.
  • A) You should stress the first syllable because
    it is a noun that means gift.
  • B) You should stress the second syllable because
    it is a verb that means to offer.
  • C) You should stress the first syllable because
    it is a noun that means a current moment or
    period in time.
  • D) You should stress the first and second
    syllables because it is a noun that means not
    absent or not missing.

70
Question 66
  • "...his taciturnity was respected and it was only
    on rare occasions that one of the older men of
    the place detained him for a word."
  • What does taciturnity mean as used in this
    example?
  • A) flexibility
  • B) handsomeness
  • C) honesty
  • D) quietness

71
Question 67
  • It was the careless powerful look he had, in
    spite of a lameness checking each step like the
    jerk of a chain.
  • What is the meaning of the word checking as it is
    used in this sentence from the second paragraph
    of the passage?
  • A) halting
  • B) investigating
  • C) leaving for safekeeping
  • D) examining for correctness

72
Question 68
  • It was there that, several years ago, I saw him
    for the first time and the sight pulled me up
    sharp. Even then he was the most striking figure
    in Starkfield, though he was but the ruin of a
    man. It was not so much his great height that
    marked him, for the natives were easily singled
    out by their lank longitude from the stockier
    foreign breed it was the careless powerful look
    he had, in spite of a lameness checking each step
    like the jerk of a chain. There was something
    bleak and unapproachable in his face, and he was
    so stiffened and grizzled that I took him for an
    old man and was surprised to hear that he was not
    more than fifty-two. I had this from Harmon Gow,
    who had driven the stage from Bettsbridge to
    Starkfield in pre-trolley days and knew the
    chronicle of all the families on his line.
  • What does the phrase lank longitude mean as used
    in the third paragraph of the passage?
  • A) broadness
  • B) stockiness
  • C) stubbornness
  • D) tallness

73
Question 69
  • "'Hes looked that way ever since he had his
    smash-up and thats twenty-four years ago come
    next February.' Harmon threw out between
    reminiscent pauses."
  • What is the BEST description of "reminiscent
    pauses" in this sentence?
  • A) awkwardly spoken pauses
  • B) pauses to laugh or giggle
  • C) pauses to recall things from the past
  • D) softly spoken pauses from embarrassment

74
Question 70
  • Excerpt from Pieces of the PastErin Sullivan1
    Nate slammed the garage door shut with a loud
    banghopefully loud enough for Granddad to hear
    from inside the house. Nate was angry, angry at
    his parents for abandoning him at this house
    during his vacation, angry for having to spend a
    beautiful sunny day clearing out a dark and damp
    garage. 4 Nate was annoyed because he was stuck
    at Granddads house, and he longed to hang out at
    the beautiful park and play baseball with the
    other kids his age. He surveyed the boxes
    gloomily, considering where to begin. He pried
    open a filthy plastic container, and inside he
    found measuring spoons, duct tape, and crumpled
    file folders. Rubbish, Nate thought to himself,
    as he tossed it into a garbage bag.
  • How is the park different from the garage, to
    Nate?
  • A)The park is wet the garage is dry.
  • B)The park is close the garage is far.
  • C)The park is dangerous the garage is safe.
  • D)The park is beautiful the garage is dirty.

75
Question 71
  • Heathcliff was dangerously sick and while he lay
    at the worst he would have me constantly by his
    pillow I suppose he felt I did a good deal for
    him, and he hadnt the wit to guess that I was
    compelled to do it.
  • In the sentence from the passage, what does
    compelled to do it mean?
  • A) I felt honored just to be with him.
  • B) I felt a love that could not separate us.
  • C) I felt I was obligated to take care of him.
  • D) I felt revolted to care for such a sick man.

76
Question 72
  • Hindley threw it, hitting him on the breast, and
    down he fell, but staggered up immediately,
    breathless and white and, had not I prevented
    it, he would have gone just so to the master, and
    got full revenge by letting his condition plead
    for him, intimating who had caused it.
  • In this sentence from the passage, what does the
    word intimating mean?
  • A) to lie about something
  • B) shouting with bitterness
  • C) intimidating by aggression
  • D) communicating indirectly through suggestion

77
Question 73
  • Heathcliff was "as uncomplaining as a lamb."
  • What is the connotation of lamb in this sentence
    from the first paragraph?
  • A) white and pale
  • B) woolly and soft
  • C) meek and gentle
  • D) trusting and loyal

78
Question 74
  • Cathy and her brother harassed me terribly he
    was as uncomplaining as a lamb.
  • In this sentence from the passage, what does the
    word harassed mean?
  • A) bothered
  • B) judged
  • C) trusted
  • D) whipped

79
Question 75
  • Excerpt from A Woman Who Went to Alaska May
    Kellogg Sullivan Chapter 1 Under Way 1 My
    first trip from California to Alaska was made in
    the summer of 1899. I went alone to Dawson to my
    father and brother, surprising them greatly when
    I quietly walked up to shake hands with them at
    their work. The amazement of my father knew no
    bounds,and yet I could see a lot of quiet
    amusement beneath all when he introduced me to
    his friends, which plainly said 2 "Here is my
    venturesome daughter, who is really a chip off
    the old block, so you must not be surprised at
    her coming to Alaska."
  • Which is the MOST LIKELY reason the authors
    father calls her a chip off the old block in
    section 2?
  • A) She is very small for her age.
  • B) She has made a courageous trip.
  • C) She looks a lot like her mother.
  • D) She wants to get to work right away.

80
Question 76
  • "And for what? For one small bass which could
    have been bought at any trustworthy market for
    sixty-five cents, or, possibly, some poor little
    kitten-fish-offspring of a catfish whose mother's
    milk is not yet dry upon its lips."
  • To what is the author referring when she refers
    to a "kitten-fish-offspring" in paragraph 2?
  • A) a muskie
  • B) a small bass
  • C) a young catfish
  • D) fish bought at a market

81
Question 77
  • Shell-fish are, comparatively, slow of movement,
    without guile, pitifully trusting, and very
    easily caught.
  • Which is the correct meaning for the word guile
    as used in this sentence?
  • A) the quality of being crafty or sly
  • B) the use of tricks to cheat someone
  • C) the ability to trick or deceive people
  • D) shrewdness or skill at protecting oneself

82
Question 78
  • Guide1. A person who leads or directs another
    in his way or course, as in a strange land one
    who exhibits points of interest to strangers a
    conductor also, that which guides a guidebook.
    2. One who, or that which, directs another in
    his conduct or course of life. 3. Any
    contrivance, especially one having a directing
    edge, surface, or channel, for giving direction
    to the motion of anything, as water, an
    instrument, or part of a machine, or for
    directing the hand or eye, as of an operator4. A
    noncommissioned officer or soldier placed on the
    directing flank of each subdivision of a column
    of troops, or at the end of a line, to mark the
    pivots, formations, marches, and alignments in
    tactics.
  • Which is the correct meaning for guide as it is
    used in this sentence?The guide can never
    understand what is wrong. Five days ago, he
    himself caught more bass than he could carry
    home, at that identical rocky point.
  • A) Definition 1
  • B) Definition 2
  • C) Definition 3
  • D) Definition 4

83
Question 79
  • the surgery to remove the cells was painful in
    the days immediately following the procedure, but
    it was the chemotherapy treatments that were the
    most debilitating.
  • Which definition is the BEST meaning for the word
    debilitating as it is used in this sentence?
  • A) depressing and sad
  • B) energizing and exciting
  • C) causing weakness and sapping energy
  • D) helpful and causing improved immunity

84
Question 80
  • Excerpt from W.E.B. DuBois A Biography Ellen
    Yu In Atlanta, DuBois became a pioneer for the
    civil rights of African Americans. He wrote
    several books and organized many events to
    demonstrate against the segregation between
    whites and blacks.
  • In this sentence from paragraph 4, the word
    demonstrate means
  • A) display.
  • B) explain.
  • C) protest.
  • D) reveal.

85
Question 81
  • system1. Regular method or order formal
    arrangement plan as, to have a system in one's
    business.2. An assemblage of objects arranged in
    regular subordination, or after some distinct
    method, usually logical or scientific a complete
    whole of objects related by some common law,
    principle, or end a complete exhibition of
    essential principles or facts, arranged in a
    rational dependence or connection a regular
    union of principles or parts forming one entire
    thing 3. Hence, the whole scheme of created
    things regarded as forming one complete plan of
    whole the universe. 4.The collection of staves
    which form a full score.
  • Which is the BEST meaning for system as it is
    used in this sentence?Heatstroke occurs when
    the bodys internal temperature becomes so
    elevated that its cooling system begins shutting
    down.
  • A) Definition 1
  • B) Definition 2
  • C) Definition 3
  • D) Definition 4

86
Question 82
  • monitor 1. One who admonishes one who warns of
    faults, informs of duty, or gives advice and
    instruction by way of reproof or caution. 2.
    Hence, specifically, a pupil selected to look to
    the school in the absence of the instructor, to
    notice the absence or faults of the scholars, or
    to instruct a division or class. 3. Any large
    Old World lizard of the genus Varanus esp., the
    Egyptian species (V. Niloticus), which is useful
    because it devours the eggs and young of the
    crocodile. It is sometimes five or six feet long.
    4. An ironclad war vessel, very low in the
    water, and having one or more heavily-armored
    revolving turrets, carrying heavy guns.
  • Which is the best meaning for monitor as it is
    used in this sentence?If an athletes body
    temperature reaches a dangerous level, the
    monitor immediately transmits an alert.
  • A) Definition 1
  • B) Definition 2
  • C) Definition 3
  • D) Definition 44)

87
Question 83
  • average1.That service which a tenant owed his
    lord, to be done by the work beasts of the
    tenant, as the carriage of wheat, turf, etc.
    2.Any charge in addition to the regular charge
    for freight of goods shipped. 3. A mean
    proportion, medial sum or quantity, made out of
    unequal sums or quantities an arithmetical mean.
    Thus, if A loses 5 dollars, B 9, and C 16, the
    sum is 30, and the average 10. 4. Any medial
    estimate or general statement derived from a
    comparison of diverse specific cases a medium or
    usual size, quantity, quality, rate, etc. The
    average of sensations.
  • Which is the BEST meaning for average as it is
    used in this sentence?While it doesnt look
    much different than the average vitamin capsule,
    the work it does inside the body, is truly
    amazing.
  • A) Definition 1
  • B) Definition 2
  • C) Definition 3
  • D) Definition 4

88
Question 84
  • 5)
  • capsule1. a dry fruit or pod which is made up
    of several parts or carpels, and opens to
    discharge the seeds, as, the capsule of the
    poppy, the flax, the lily, etc. 2. A small
    saucer of clay for roasting or melting samples of
    ores, etc. a scorifier. (b) a small, shallow,
    evaporating dish, usually of porcelain. 3. A
    small cylindrical or spherical gelatinous
    envelope in which nauseous or acrid doses are
    inclosed to be swallowed. 4. A membranous sac
    containing fluid, or investing an organ or joint
    as, the capsule of the lens of the eye. Also, a
    capsulelike organ.
  • Which is the best meaning for capsule as it is
    used in this sentence?Once ingested these
    capsules send an internal body temperature
    reading to a portable device that is not much
    bigger than a palm pilot.
  • A) Definition 1
  • B) Definition 2
  • C) Definition 3
  • D) Definition 4

89
Question 85
  • Excerpt from Surviving (and Thriving) during
    your First Year of College Dietrich Titleist
  • 1. Taking Your Hardest Classes First It might be
    a good idea for you to schedule the required
    classes that you know are going to give you the
    most trouble first. For example, if you struggle
    with math, then get your math requirement out of
    the way your first semester at college while the
    math you studied in high school is still fresh in
    your mind. You do NOT want to be taking Calculus
    during your senior year, desperate for that one
    measly math credit that will keep you from
    graduating on time. 2. Taking Early Classes Some
    freshmen try to fill up their schedule with late
    classes so they can sleep in. This is a mistake.
    You should try to take early classes for several
    reasons. First, they usually have less students
    in them (always a good thing). Second, it will
    keep you living responsibly, going to bed at a
    decent hour and feeling healthier. Third, having
    early classes frees up the rest of your day for
    fun activities, more studying, or working at a
    job. Early classes are especially valuable in the
    springtime weather.
  • If you really struggled with biology in high
    school, and you know that your college is going
    to require you to get one academic credit in
    biology in order to graduate, whataccording to
    this articles adviceshould you do?
  • A) Transfer to another college that does NOT
    require a biology credit.
  • B) Attempt to major in biology so you can
    constantly work on your weakest subject.
  • C) Put off trying to earn your biology credit
    until the spring semester of your senior year.
  • D) Register to take biology your first semester
    at college while your high school biology is
    still fresh on your mind.

90
Use the passage to answer the following questions
  • Product Review Battery ChargersBy Steve Dawson
  • 1 With the growth of the green movement, more
    people are recycling and reusing products instead
    of purchasing new ones. This has led to a renewed
    interest in rechargeable batteries. The most
    common complaint about rechargeable batteries is
    poor performance. Recharged batteries often fail
    to provide the same amount of power as new
    batteries. Our researchers tested three
    rechargeable battery brands found in most local
    stores to determine which battery and charger
    combination provides the most energy. 2 We
    conducted tests for battery strength and
    recharging capacity. First, we used each brand to
    operate a digital camera and a portable CD
    player. Digital cameras use large amounts of
    power for each picture taken, but portable CD
    players draw smaller amounts of power over a
    longer period. We determined the amount of power
    in each battery two ways. First, we counted the
    number of flashes from the camera. Second, we
    recorded the amount of playing time for the CD
    player. We then recharged the batteries and
    retested.3 The first battery and charger
    combination tested was the Con Art 486. Its the
    most costly brand, but the Con Art batteries
    performance with the camera was excellent.
    However, its performance with the CD player was
    below average. The batteries also require
    twenty-four hours to recharge completely. Once
    recharged, they performed at nearly the same
    level as before.4 The second battery-charger
    combination tested was the Mao Tek 2G (pictured).
    It was the least expensive and its performance
    was rated as average for both devices. The
    recharge time was only about twelve hours. The
    recharged batteries performed as well as they did
    on the first tests.5 The Charge!
    battery-charger combination, which is made by
    Green Company, was the final product tested. This
    charger is less expensive than the Con Art 486,
    but priced higher than the Mao Tek 2G. This unit
    requires at least twenty-four hours to recharge
    the batteries. The performance was below average
    for the camera, but the numbers for the CD player
    were excellent. After charging, we noticed a
    marked decline in battery power. The recharged
    numbers were below average in both devices.6 We
    believe that the best buy is the Mao Tek 2G. Its
    efficient and reasonably priced. Battery
    performance continues to be average after being
    recharged. Specialized users may want to purchase
    the Con Art 486. We would not recommend the Con
    Art 486 for everyday use. The Charge! charger is
    inefficient and overpriced. We would advise that
    consumers avoid this product.

91
Question 86
  • Which is the most common complaint about
    rechargeable batteries?
  • A) Rechargeable batteries are hard to find.
About PowerShow.com