English II_2014 Released Test_CHS
Read the selection and choose the best answer to each question. Then fill in the answer on your answer document.
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Grady the Famous Cow
1. What is the most effective revision to make in sentence 3?
2. What is the most effective way to combine sentences 7 and 8?
3. Sentence 12 lacks clarity. What is the best way to improve this sentence?
4. Xavier would like to add some sentences to help transition from the third paragraph (sentences 14–17) to the fourth paragraph (sentences 18–26). Which of the following could Xavier add after sentence 17?
5 Xavier realizes that he should have added the following sentence to the fourth paragraph (sentences 18–26).
Where is the most effective place to insert this sentence?
6 Xavier would like to improve the closing paragraph (sentences 27–32) by replacing sentence 32. Which of the following could best replace sentence 32 and help strengthen this paper’s closing?
The Skin Your're In
7. Brianna realizes that she did not include a position statement in this paper. Which sentence could follow sentence 3 and serve as the position statement for her paper?
8. Brianna has not used the most effective transition in sentence 10. Read the second paragraph (sentences 4–13) again. Which transition should replace the word Instead in sentence 10?
9. Which sentence below would best follow and support sentence 15?
10. What is the most effective revision to make in sentence 24?
11 Brianna is not pleased with the way she has closed her paper. Which of the following could replace sentence 28 and more effectively close this paper?
12 What change should be made in sentence 6?
D Sentence 9 does not need to be changed.
14 What change should be made in sentence 15?
15 What change should be made in sentence 17?
16 What is the correct way to write sentences 30 and 31?
17 What change should be made in sentence 3?
18 What change should be made in sentence 7?
19 How should sentence 16 be changed?
20 What change should be made in sentence 18?
21 What change needs to be made in sentence 27?
22 What change needs to be made in sentence 40?
Write an essay stating your position on whether learning always has a positive effect on a person’s life. Be sure to • state your position clearly • use appropriate organization • provide specific support for your argument • choose your words carefully • edit your writing for grammar, mechanics, and spelling
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23 In paragraph 36, the word inured means —
24 Why does Alejandro allow the old woman to stay in the clinic?
25 Which line suggests that Alejandro is sensitive to the feelings of others?
The tone of this paragraph can best be described as
27 In paragraph 26, the description of Jimena’s laugh suggests that she is —
28 In paragraph 32, the author uses a metaphor to convey —
The author’s purpose for including this information in the selection is most likely to —
30 Which sentence supports the idea that the life of the Inughuits now is not very different from how it has always been?
31 What does Leonard predict will cause the Inughuits to move south?
32 Which of these best describes the author’s purpose for writing this article?
33 Which of the following statements best characterizes the objective of the boxed information titled “Did You Know?”
34 Like the Tehuelche in “Tehuelche,” the Inughuit in “Linguist on Mission to Save Inuit ‘Fossil Language’ Disappearing with the Ice” are native people —
35 Unlike Stephen Leonard in “Linguist on Mission to Save Inuit ‘Fossil Language’ Disappearing with the Ice,” Alejandro in “Tehuelche” is at first concerned with a little-known language only because he —
36 Unlike Alejandro in “Tehuelche,” Stephen Leonard in “Linguist on Mission to Save Inuit ‘Fossil Language’ Disappearing with the Ice” travels to a remote region primarily to —
37 In these selections, the Tehuelche people and the Inughuits are portrayed as —
How is the loss of language important in “Tehuelche” and “Linguist on Mission to Save Inuit ‘Fossil Language’ Disappearing with the Ice”? Support your answer with evidence from both selections.
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Which definition best matches the use of the word trust in line 1?
39 Which quotation can best be described as conveying the idea of freedom?
40 In the first 12 lines, the poet uses imagery to describe —
41 In line 14, it is significant to the theme of the poem that the birds are at the feeder because this shows that they are —
42 In lines 1 through 4, the tiger is a symbol for the speaker’s —
The reader can conclude that the speaker is —
44 In the last three lines, the tone of the poem shifts from —
45 What is the primary purpose of the selection?
46 The author mentions the movie E.T. in order to —
The author’s purpose in including this statement is to —
48 What does the boxed information on constructive criticism have in common with the reading selection?
49 The author refers to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in order to —
50 Why does the author directly address the reader in paragraphs 21 through 27?
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