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Review RLA Part 2

In part two of our GED RLA prep, you get familiar with lessons about Reading. Are you ready to test your knowledge? Take a 10-Question Practice Test.

 

Question 1 of 9

1. Read the passage below and answer the question that follows it.

Anastasia sat by the fountain in the park with her head in her palms. She was weeping mournfully and wearing all black. In between gasps and sobs, Anastasia cried out, “Oh... John…” And then her cell phone beeped. Her hand dived into her purse and her heart skipped a beat. It was a text message from John! She opened up the message and read the few stark words, “I need to get my jacket back from you.” Anastasia threw her head onto her arms and resumed sobbing.

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Question 2 of 9

2. Using the context clues, choose the best definition for the underlined word.

The homes on the north side of the tracks were poor and shabby, but those on the south side were obviously affluent.
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Question 3 of 9

3. Using the context clues, choose the best definition for the underlined word.

It is a fact that a large number of small businesses fail because the owner hasn’t enough capital to tide him over slack periods and emergencies that is, it takes a certain amount of working money to keep a business going.
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Question 4 of 9

4. Because men, groping in the Arctic darkness, had found a yellow metal, and because steamship and transportation companies were booming the find, thousands of men were rushing to the Northland. [Jack London]

Use the context clues to determine when this story is happening.
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Question 5 of 9

5. The door opened, and some men-at-arms appeared. The leader said: 'The stake is ready. Come!'

The stake! The strength went out of me, and I almost fell down. It is hard to get one's breath at such a time, such lumps come into one's throat, and such gaspings; but as soon as I could speak, I said:

'But this is a mistake—the execution is to-morrow.'
'Order changed; been set forward a day. Haste thee!' [Mark Twain]

Use the context clues to determine when this story takes place.
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Question 6 of 9

6. Read the passage carefully. Then answer the questions that follow.

[1] In the depths of the Arctic Ocean, buried deep in the sediment, an ancient creature waited for over a million years to be discovered. [2] Paul Valentich-Scott, from the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (California), and three scientists from the United States Geological Survey (USGS, Menlo Park, California), Charles L. Powell, Brian D. Edwards, and Thomas D. Lorenson were up to the challenge. [3] Each with different expertise, they were able to collect, analyze, and identify a new genus and new species of bivalve mollusk.

[4] The path to discovery is seldom simple or easy. [5] This discovery is no exception. [6] Brian Edwards was the chief scientist on a joint US-Canadian icebreaker expedition aboard the US Coast Guard Cutter Healy in the summer of 2010. [7] The primary purpose of the expedition was to map the Arctic seafloor and the sediments beneath. [8] Dr. Edwards took deep sediment core samples to further understand the geology of the region including the unusual seafloor mound where these samples were collected. [9] In several of these cores he uncovered bivalve seashells buried nearly 15 feet (4.5 m) below the seafloor surface.

[10] When examining these ancient shell specimens, Valentich-Scott was fairly certain that they were new to science. [11] The hunt to validate the potential new species was on. [12] Paul contacted a number of thyasirid bivalve specialists around the world and all gave it a ‘thumbs up’ as a new species.

Which sentences provide descriptive support for the text?
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Question 7 of 9

7. To interpret literary text, you need to …
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Question 8 of 9

8. Which of the following are overgeneralizations?
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Question 9 of 9

9. Which of the following does NOT belong in a summary?
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