7th Grade ELA Turkey Test (2017)
Directions: Carefully read the selection, "Drawing Horses." Then answer questions 1 through 5 by selecting the best answer.
1. Which sentence best expresses the central idea of the article?
"Managers of some public lands now understand the importance of fire int he cycles of nature." (lines 1 and 2)
"How do land managers decide where to burn?" (line 32)
"Unfortunately, many of the forests have gone so long without fire that even prescribed burning would be dangerous." (line 47 and 48)
"Not everyone is happy with prescribed burning." (line 59)
2. What is the meaning of "prone" (line 44) as used in the article?
3. How do fires benefit wildlife?
Fires help remove older trees that crowd forests.
The possibility of fire limits where cattle are allowed to graze.
The possibility of fire limits how close people can live to forests.
Fires help create conditions that cause more food to become available.
4. What have managers of public lands learned from Native Americans?
how fire helps maintain grassland areas
the importance of protecting natural habitats
how planned fires can be used to prevent large fires
the role of cattle management in protecting grassland areas
5. Read this sentence from lines 6 and 7: "The best answer to these problems appears to be to fight fire with fire." Which evidence from the article best supports this claim?
"But prescribed burning is more likely to be planned for less extreme conditions so the fires can be better controlled." (lines 10 and 11)
"A prescribed fire should burn away heavy undergrowth of brush to remove potential fuel for wildfire." (lines 17 and 18)
"When the brush and deadwood on the forest floor burn, they release nutrients that can nourish the trees, grasses, and other forest plants." (lines 22 and 23)
"In recent years, more and more people have moved into the countryside, often right on the borders of National Forest lands." (lines 33 and 34)
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