English I - 2014 Released Version
Read selection and choose the best answer to each question. Then fill in the answer on your answer document.
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1. Damian has not effectively stated the position he is taking in this paper. Which of the following could best replace sentence 7 and provide a stronger position statement for Damian’s paper?
2. What is the most effective way to combine sentences 10 and 11?
3. Damian would like to use a more appropriate transition in sentence 14. Which of the following is the best replacement for Therefore?
4. What is the most effective way to revise sentence 21?
5. The meaning of sentence 23 is unclear. What is the most effective way to clarify the meaning of this sentence?
6. Damian needs a stronger closing for his paper. Which sentences should he add after sentence 28 to bring his paper to a more effective conclusion?
Home Sweet Rosie
7. Katy wants to create a more effective thesis statement for her paper. Which of the following could replace sentence 4 and more accurately convey the thesis of this paper?
8. Katy’s transition from the second paragraph (sentences 5–9) to the third paragraph (sentences 10–14) is weak. Which of the following could best replace sentence 10 and provide a more effective transition between these two paragraphs?
9. Katy realizes that she left the following detail out of the fourth paragraph (sentences 15–22). While the Youngs had fun decorating their new home, they knew they had to be wise about what they brought into such a small space. Where is the most effective place to insert this sentence?
10. Katy wants to use a more appropriate word than questions in sentence 23. Which of these could best replace the word questions?
11. Katy would like to add a quotation to the end of her paper to directly support the idea expressed in sentence 28. Which of the following could best follow and support sentence 28?
Bunkmate Suprise
12. How should sentence 4 be changed?
13. What change is needed in sentence 9?
14. What is the correct way to write sentence 13?
15. What change, if any, needs to be made in sentence 27?
16. What change should be made in sentence 31?
17. How should sentence 4 be changed?
18. What change needs to be made in sentence 7?
19. What change needs to be made in sentence 9?
20. What change needs to be made in sentence 15?
21. What is the correct way to write sentences 18 and 19?
22. What change needs to be made in sentence 21?
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Jim at Bat
Use “Jim at Bat” (pp. 26–27) to answer questions 23–28. Then fill in the answers on your answer document. 23. Which words best help the reader understand the meaning of the word indistinct in paragraph 4?
24. One of baseball’s long-established traditions is best exemplified in the description of —
25. Which sentence provides the strongest evidence that Jim appreciates what his uncles are doing for him?
26. Read the following from paragraph 8. The ball drops to the ground at the boy’s feet. It lies there stunned, quivering, containing flight beneath its smooth skin. Why does the author use personification in this quotation?
27. Which line provides the best evidence that Jim has high expectations for himself?
28. From paragraph 5, the reader can infer that the three uncles —
Use “A Crystal-Clear Love Affair” (pp. 28–30) to answer questions 29–33. Then fill in the answers on your answer document. 29. The author’s purpose for writing this selection is to —
30. The author includes the quotation in paragraph 16 primarily to substantiate the opinion that —
31. From paragraph 9, the reader can infer that Crystal was —
32. Which line provides the strongest evidence that Crystal gained the trust of his childhood hero?
33. What is the purpose of the photo diagram of Mickey Mantle’s two home runs?
Use “Jim at Bat” and “A Crystal-Clear Love Affair” to answer questions 34–37. Then fill in the answers on your answer document. 34. While “A Crystal-Clear Love Affair” focuses on a man who is a celebrity, “Jim at Bat” focuses on a boy who is —
35. Read these quotations.
Which of these best describes the difference in tone between the two quotations?
36. Both selections explore the theme of baseball —
37. Which element is the same for both selections?
DIRECTIONS Answer the following question in the box. What is one similarity between the boy in “Jim at Bat” and Billy Crystal in “A Crystal-Clear Love Affair”? Explain your answer and support it with evidence from both selections.
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Hearing the Sweetest Songs
45. Why does the author use sensory images in paragraph 3?
46. In which line does the author use alliteration to support the primary message of the selection?
47. Read this sentence from paragraph 15. We’re all just temporarily abled, and every one of us, if we live long enough, will become disabled in some way. The author makes this statement to suggest that —
48. In which line from the article does the author reveal how she would like others to respond to her lack of hearing?
49. In paragraph 9, the author suggests that when she started using a hearing aid, she —
50. Why does the author conclude the article by addressing the reader directly?
DIRECTIONS: Answer the following question in the box. After reading “Hearing the Sweetest Songs,” do you think the author considers herself disabled? Explain your answer and support it with evidence from the selection.
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