8th Grade ELA Turkey Test (2017)
Directions: Carefully read the excerpt from the selection, "Humans With Amazing Senses." Then answer questions 1 through 5 by selecting the best answer.
1. Echolocation used by humans is distinct from echolocation used by animals because animals can
create louder clicking noises
distinguish among more sounds
see objects that are farther away
locate objects that are smaller in size
2. In people who are blind, the visual cortex seems to help
activate the optic nerve where images are formed
increase the amount of light reaching the brain
create images in the brain based on sounds
make echoes of sounds from clicks
3. Which statement expresses a central idea of the article?
Very few people use echolocation in their daily lives.
Echolocation is a technique that can be utilized by humans.
Echolocation has been studied by scientist for many years.
Some animals are known for using echolocation to find food.
4. Read this sentence from lines 17 and 18: "Ben says every object in his life talks to him in ways that no one else can hear or understand." Which quotation best supports this claim?
"He can find the pole and the backboard on a basketball goal, and tell which is which by the distinctive echo each makes." (lines 26 and 27)
"Even though he can't see the goal he's aiming for, he can sink a basket." (lines 27 and 28)
"In school, Ben recognizes his classmates by their voices." (line 41)
"With the help of Braille books and a talking laptop computer, Ben attends the same classes as sighted students." (lines 41 through 43)
5. Ho do lines 51 through 53 develop a key concept of the article?
by using a comparison to suggest the echolocation potential of humans
by demonstrating that humans use echolocation more effectively than animals do
by describing why using echolocation benefits bats and dolphins in unique ways
by showing that scientists need more time to study echolocation techniques
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