6th Grade ELA Presidents' Test (2018)
Directions: Carefully read the selection, "Drawing Horses." Then answer questions 1 through 5 by selecting the best answer.
He has not looked at the pearl as closely as Ramon has.
He does not think that Ramon is correct about the pearl.
He is testing Ramon's confidence in judging the pearl's value
He is teaching Ramon about the pearl's quality.
2. Which detail from the story best supports the idea that Ramon is becoming an expert at judging pearls?
" 'For this one,' he said, 'what is your notation?' " (lines 11 and 12)
" 'For a poor king,' I said." (line 16)
" 'With a little care the flaw can be peeled away,' he said." (lines 19 and 20)
"I would like to go today." (line 29)
3. In line 55, why does Ramon suggest that he will "stay on deck while the others dive"?
His father needs him to help with other jobs on the boat.
He realizes that his father will never actually let him go.
His father has convinced him that it is too dangerous.
He is trying to gradually change his father's mind.
4. How does the father change during the story?
He becomes concerned about a diver's health.
He begins to acknowledge Ramon's maturity.
He becomes frustrated by Ramon's persistence.
He stops worrying about his family business.
5. The author develops Ramon's point of view in the story mostly by
describing Ramon's fear of pearl diving
including Ramon's analysis of the pearl
describing how Ramon feels about his father
including dialogue between Ramon and his father
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