Language Arts Test Set 3

Last Updated on May 15, 2024.

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1. Which of the words below has the most negative connotation:
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B.
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D.

Question 1 of 17

2. Choose the correct idiom to complete this sentence.

Vicki wouldn't speak to her friend Matt. She gave him the ...
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B.
C.
D.

Question 2 of 17

3. Read the passage. Then draw conclusions to choose the best answer.

Ask them how plants differ from animals. They will say that plants are fixed to one place, while animals can move about; that plants have no will or consciousness, and that animals have.

These answers are true when we compare the higher animals with plants, but the differences become lost as we descend in the scale and approach the borderland where botanists and zoologists meet on common ground.

Sea‐anemones are fixed to the rock on which they grow, while some of the lower plants are able to move from place to place, and it is hardly safe to affirm that a jelly‐fish is more conscious of its actions than is a Sensitive Plant, the leaves of which close when the stem is touched.

Who is the intended audience of this text?
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B.
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Question 3 of 17

4. The rhythm of the pounding waves _____ calming.
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B.

Question 4 of 17

5. Choose the appropriate transition word.

First, John went to basketball practice. ____________________, he went to the ice cream shop with his friends.
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Question 5 of 17

6. Read this paragraph and answer the question.

Avery watched as her new next-door neighbors moved in. She observed a tall man carrying a bicycle and a kayak into the garage. She also saw a young woman carrying a surfboard through the front door.Avery can infer that...
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Question 6 of 17

7. Choose the correct cause-and-effect transition word for this sentence.

Severe thunderstorms passed through the area on Saturday morning. ____________________, the football game was canceled.
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D.

Question 7 of 17

8. Read the passage. Then draw conclusions to choose the best answer.

Ask them how plants differ from animals. They will say that plants are fixed to one place, while animals can move about; that plants have no will or consciousness, and that animals have.

These answers are true when we compare the higher animals with plants, but the differences become lost as we descend in the scale and approach the borderland where botanists and zoologists meet on common ground.

Sea‐anemones are fixed to the rock on which they grow, while some of the lower plants are able to move from place to place, and it is hardly safe to affirm that a jelly‐fish is more conscious of its actions than is a Sensitive Plant, the leaves of which close when the stem is touched.

What is the main idea of this paragraph?
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B.
C.

Question 8 of 17

9. Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

The artist added some earthy green tones to ______________________ the rich reds in his oil painting.
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D.

Question 9 of 17

10. Choose the correct word to correctly complete the sentence.

Thank you for the nice ______________________!
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Question 10 of 17

11. Read each paragraph and choose the main idea.

Maria and her friend, David, went bowling last Thursday. Ivy had never bowled before, but she was excited to try. First, David's ball landed in the gutter. Then, he knocked down one or two pins on most of his turns. David did not get any strikes or spares. Maria said to David, “The score doesn't matter as long as we are having fun.”The main idea of this paragraph is:
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C.
D.

Question 11 of 17

12. Tell whether this sentence was written in the active voice or passive voice.

The sails were hoisted by the pirate.
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B.

Question 12 of 17

13. Tell whether this sentence was written in the active voice or passive voice.

The chef cooked a huge pot of spaghetti.
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B.

Question 13 of 17

14. Read this paragraph and draw a conclusion about what is happening.

The other students look away when they see Matt in the hall. No one wants to attract his attention. And when someone does, the first thing everyone else thinks, thank God it's not me.
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B.
C.

Question 14 of 17

15. Read the following sentences. Change the noun in parenthesis to a possessive noun.

The _______________________ rooms are going to be cleaned today. (girls)
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Question 15 of 17

16. Read this statement. Check the correct box to tell if it is a fact or an opinion.

We had a terrific view of the game from our seats.
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C.

Question 16 of 17

17. Tell whether this group of words is a fragment, a run-on, or a complete sentence.

I love to write papers I would write one every day if I had the time.
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Question 17 of 17


 

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